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Course Director and Instructor
Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Clinical Discussion Group with Visiting Analysts – August, 2020 – May, 2021

This course is a discussion group in which each participant will have the opportunity to present their clinical work to a senior visiting psychoanalyst. The group’s purpose is to create opportunities into the psychotherapeutic process. Each presenter is encouraged to share clinical process about which they have questions or uncertainties. Ideally the presenter’s question will be matched with the visiting analyst’s particular clinical expertise. Course readings will be determined according to the interest of the group and relevance to the clinical presentations.The intention of the course is to create a close, trusting environment where the presenter and group participants can speak freely in an atmosphere of understanding in order to deepen the participants’ skill in psychotherapeutic technique.

Pine Psychoanalytic Center, Needham, MA

Case Consultation Group – September, 2020 – January, 2021

The purpose of this course is to explore how the participants think about clinical work and how to expand it to include more flexibility and depth. Each participant will present clinical material outside of a traditional formulation to avoid fitting the nuance of patient material into preconceived constructs. We will focus on the presenter’s experience of the clinical material in order to learn about the patient and the clinical dyad.

Courser Designer and Instructor
The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Newton, MA

The Intelligent Body: The Clinical Application of Somatic Countertransference – February, 2021 – March, 2021

As analysts our bodies receive and react to many patient thoughts and feelings: spoken, unspoken, conscious, and unconscious. By observing how our body feels while we are with our patient and then integrating what we notice with our thoughts and affective reactions, we increase the possibility that we will understand our patient’s experience. Awareness of somatic countertransference helps us cultivate a more intimate knowledge of our patient’s self-state. This enhanced knowledge can guide us in being with and responding to our patient in a more meaningful way, both in the here and now and in the overall arc of the treatment.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Newton, MA

Transference – April, 2021 – June, 2021

 Course description to follow.