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Presentations, Published Articles, and Teaching


(2015) “The Analyst as Muse: The Expansive Dimension of the Transference.” International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, Vol 10, #1, January-March 2015.

(2015) “Postcards from the Couch: Dreams as Communication during an Impasse” published in Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Vol 35, #3, April 2015. 

(2015) SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy, edited by Edward S. Neukrug. Author of chapter “Intersubjective-systems Theory.”



Conference of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, IAPSP, Los Angeles, California: Self Psychology in a Multidisciplinary World.  "Meet the Author - Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism", with Robert D Stolorow, Discussant/Moderator. October 17th.


IFPE Conference, San Francisco, CA: Necessary Fictions. “Ecstatic Temporality on the Golden Gate Bridge.”November 6th.

APA Div. 32 Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference, Palo Alto, CA: Human Dignity and Humanistic Values. “The Presence of Absence.” March 13th.


ICP/LA Members Organization Committee: Therapeutic Attitudes Characteristic of Intersubjective-systems Theory: Clinical Illustrations and Philosophical Foundations. “The Presence of Absence: Onlyness.” Panel with Drs Robert D. Stolorow, Estelle Shane, and Peter Maduro. November 17th.

Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge, MA: Moral Absence, Autonomy, and Development: Stolorow, Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Rawls. Panel with philosophers B. Bahler and C. Dege. “The Presence of Absence: The Influence of the Rejecting Other.” October 4th.

ICP/LA, public programs: Tribute to Dr. Bernard Brandchaft and his Emancipatory Psychoanalysis. Papers by Drs. Robert D Stolorow, Penelope Starr-Karlin, Jeffrey Trop, William Coburn, Lesley Halpern. June 15th.


IFPE Conference, Portland, OR: Transience and Permanence. “The Presence of Absence: The Influence of the Rejecting Other.” November 4th.

IAPSP Conference, Washington DC: Is Self an Illusion? “Postcards from the Couch” presented at “Panel II: Intersubjectivity, Complexity, and Specificity: Re-viewing Self Autonomy and Context Embeddedness in Clinical Practice” with discussants Drs. William J Coburn and Howard Bacal. October 19th.

ONGOING TEACHING Institute Contemporary Psychoanalysis/LA:

Intersubjective-systems Theory

Core class: Weekday and Weekend programs for analytic candidates.

Elective: Advanced Issues in Intersubjective-systems Theory.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Programs; years I and II.

Saturday Programs: San Francisco; San Diego; South Bay; Los Angeles.

Psychoanalytic Theories of Dreams Electives:

Part I: Theories from Ancient Greece to Freud to Contemporary Relational Theories.

Part II: Practical Application.

Kohut’s Self Psychology:

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, Los Angeles.

Jung and Spirituality:

Elective Class.


International Journal Psychoanalytic Self Psychology: Associate Editor, Former Student Essay Award Director.

ICP/LA: Member Study Group, Supervision for Supervisors Group, Writing Group, Former member - Board of Directors, Former member - Candidate Progression Committee

Robert D. Stolorow: Philosophy Group, Consultation/Study Group.

It is an honor and very fulfilling for me to accompany you on your journey. I was first a Marriage and Family Therapist (lic. LMFT 37181), then received training through the Jung Institute of LA and a Jungian analyst for several years, before moving to the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis where I am a Training and Supervising Analyst, and faculty member.


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