Teaching

Since I began teaching more than twenty years ago, I’ve had the pleasure of working with therapists at all levels of experience, both in formal academic and clinical settings, and in intimate private study groups. Having taught extensively on the work of Freud, Ferenczi, Klein, Winnicott, Bowlby, Bion, Sullivan, Kohut, Matte-Blanco, and others, I have developed a particular interest in weaving together the disparate schools of psychoanalytic theory, and clarifying complex ideas in a way that makes them more ‘user-friendly’ and deepens day-to-day clinical work. The following summary should provide a sense of the range of my teaching and consultation interests.

Teaching

2000-currentFaculty: Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC).
San Francisco, CA
Critical Junctures in Psychoanalysis (2015, 2016)
Bion (2009, 2010, 2011)
Supervisory Issues in Candidate Training (2010-2011)
Freud’s Papers on Technique (2009, 2011, 2014)
Initial Phase of Treatment (2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007)
Classic Papers in Psychoanalysis (2005)
The Later Work of Bion (2004)
Countertransference in Freud, Klein, and Bion (2003)
Case Conference (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2011, 2013)
2011-currentFaculty: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
San Francisco, CA
The Work of Wilfred R. Bion (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Under the Radar: Unusual Modes of Psychic Retreat (2014)
Transformation in Primitive Mental States (2013)
Bion and the Contemporary Analytic Attitude (2012)
Integrating Paternal and Maternal Function (2012)
2016 All the World’s A Stage: Dramatic Transformations in the Intersubjective Field of Dreams. Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Intensive Study Group. San Francisco, CA.
2015 Past, Present, and Future in Psychoanalysis. California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). San Francisco, CA.
2014-15Early Career Case Conference. Open to clinicians in the broader community to support their ongoing development as psychoanalytically-minded therapists. Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. (PINC). San Francisco, CA.
2014Models of the Unconscious and Implications for Effective Psychotherapy. California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). San Francisco, CA.
2013The Unconscious as an Ally. Department of Psychiatry. California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). San Francisco, CA.
2013In Search of the Lost Object: Unconscious Narratives of Attachment, Separation, and Loss. Peninsula-South Bay Year-Long Psychoanalytic Studies Series. Menlo Park, CA.
2012 How to Survive as an Analytic Therapist. Department of Psychiatry, California Pacific Medical Center. San Francisco, CA.
2011 Analytic Authority: What is it? Where is it? Who has it? Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Intensive Study Group. San Francisco, CA.
2011 (Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award). Models of the Unconscious and Implications for Interpretation. California Pacific Medical Center. San Francisco, CA.
2011 Oklahoma Study Group Case Conference (Skype). Oklahoma City, OK.
2010 Fundamentals of the Psychoanalytic Process. Lecture presented to the East China Normal University Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science. Shanghai, China.
2010 Playing With Bion: Dreaming Life into Theory and Practice. Workshop presented to the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Oklahoma City, OK.
2010-2011 Supervisory Issues in Candidate Training. Post-graduation seminar for psychoanalysts seeking qualification as Supervising Analysts. Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. San Francisco, CA.
2010 Case Conference. Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Oklahoma City, OK.
2010 Radical Aspects of the Therapist’s Role in Psychodynamic Therapy. Department of Psychiatry, California Pacific Medical Center. San Francisco, CA.
2009 Interpreting, Holding, Containing, and Dreaming: From Freud to Ferro. Department of Psychiatry, California Pacific Medical Center. San Francisco, CA.
2008 Bringing Psychoanalysis to Life: A User-friendly Guide to the Impossible Profession. Workshop presented to the Oklahoma Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Oklahoma City, OK.
2007-2008 Dreams, Free Association, and Involuntary Phenomena. Intensive Study Group (ISG). Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. San Francisco, CA.
2007 Being and Doing in the Psychoanalytic Encounter. Intensive Study Group (ISG). Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. San Francisco, CA.
2007 Paternal and Maternal Function in the Psychoanalytic Process. Seminar developed for private study group. San Francisco, CA.
2006 Gendered States of Mind in Psychoanalytic Technique Intensive Study Group (ISG). Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. San Francisco, CA.
2003 The Work of Wilfred R. Bion: Later Bion and Beyond. Intensive Study Group (ISG). Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. San Francisco, CA.
2003 Attachment to the Bad Object: The Work of Bowlby and Fairbairn. Seminar developed for Private Study Group. San Francisco, CA.
1992-2004 Adjunct Faculty: California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda. Clinical and Ethical Issues; Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique. Member: Professional Training Committee.
1998-2000 Chair: PsyD Program (Doctor of Psychoanalysis)
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. San Francisco, CA.
1998 Transference and Countertransference: The Kleinian Development. Intensive Study Group (ISG). Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. San Francisco, CA.
1997 The Roots of Melanie Klein in Freud, Abraham, and Ferenczi. Intensive Study Group (ISG). Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. San Francisco, CA.
1996 Psychoanalytic Theories of the Self: A Clinical Perspective. Workshop presented to the Department of Psychology, University of Heidelberg. Heidelberg, Germany.
1996-1997 Relational Issues in Adolescence. Year-long seminar series presented at Juvenile Probation Services: San Rafael, CA
1995 Advanced Concepts in Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique. San Francisco School of Psychology. San Francisco, CA.
1993-1995 Working with Dual-Diagnosis in Residential Treatment. Year-long seminar series presented at Northeast & Westside Lodges (California Pacific Medical Center), San Francisco, CA
1992 Short-term Psychodynamic Treatment. Haight-Ashbury Psychological Services, San Francisco, CA.
1989-1994 Adult Case Conference; Child Case Conference; Dynamic Case Formulation; Anxiety in the Initial Analytic Hour; Clinical Management of Fees; Brief Therapy. Seminars presented at Community Counseling and Education Center, Fremont, CA