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About Me

             JANE B. BURKA, Ph.D.
I am a licensed California psychologist (PSY6410) specializing in individual psychotherapy with young adults, adults, and seniors. My private practice is located in North Oakland, California.

Education: I graduated from Wellesley College (B.A. 1968), Columbia University (Ph.D. 1978) and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (certificate in psychoanalysis, 1999).   

Teaching: Teaching has kept me current. I have taught many courses in the Bay Area: at my home institute, the Psychoanalytic Institute of Norhern California in San Francisco (PINC: www.pincsf.org); at The Wright Institute (wi.edu) and The Psychotherapy Institute (www.tpi-berkeley.org) in Berkeley; for the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (www.ncspp.org) in Berkeley and Palo Alto; and to private consultation groups in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Supervision and Consultation:
I have been a Personal and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California since 2004 and was twice elected to represent Personal and Supervising Analysts on the PINC board. I have supervised interns at Access Institute in San Francisco and at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley. In private practice, I offer consultation to licensed clinicians. I have given many presentations and workshops on clinical supervision through the Extension Division of U. C. Berkeley and at national conferences.

Professional Presentations:  
Along with my co-author Lenora Yuen, I have given lots of talks and workshops on Overcoming Procrastination in business settings (e.g. Levi Straus, Alta Bates Hospital) and in educational settings (e.g. Stanford University, Reed College). As a psychoanalyst, I have presented at national and international conferences on subjects such as the therapist's body as an intersubjective co-creation, group dynamics in teaching, ethical violations, moral pluralism and moral complexity, and writing to metabolize trauma.

Professional Memberships:
International Psychoanalytic Association
International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education
California Psychological Association
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
The Psychotherapy Institute
Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology