Presentations

Presentations at Professional Meetings

“Challenging the Success-Failure Polarity in Therapeutic Practice. TRISP, New York, May 8, 2015

“Psychoanlyst in a Wounded World: JPSP, Nagoya, Japan, May 2, 2015

“Trauma and Uncertainty” JPSP, Hiroshima, Japan, April 19, 2015

“How Helpful is the Success-Failure Polarity in Therapeutic Practice. Confer, London, November 1, 2014

“Akela’s Homesickness.” Plenary presentation, 37th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Jerusalem, Israel, October 25, 2014.

Bullies Close to Home” 37th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Jerusalem, Israel, October 24, 2014.

“A Relational Systems Approach to Intergenerational Trauma. Confer. London. December 2, 2013.

“A Relational Systems Approach to Traumatic Bullying. 11th Annual International IARPP Conference, Santiago, Chile. November 7, 2013.

“If Freud Were a Woman: Gender, Uncertainty, and the Ethics of Care. Pre-Conference Workshop, “Is the Ethical Gendered?” A Workshop Conversation on Ethics, Sex and Gender, Self Experience, and Psychoanalytic Politics. 36th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Chicago, IL. October 17, 2013

“Screams and Shouts: Trauma Uncertainty and the Ethical Turn. “Psychology and the Other Conference. Cambridge, MA.
October 5, 2013

“Traumatic Attachments: Intergenerational Trauma, Dissociation and the Analytic Relationship. Scientific Session, Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Toronto, CA. September 28, 2013.

“War, Peace and Promise-Making: On Becoming a Late-Life Activist. “Tel-Aviv University. Tel-Aviv, Israel, April 26, 2013.

“Doris Brothers: Psychoanalyst: War, Peace and Promise-Making: On Becoming a Late-Life Activist.” Saint Paul University. Ottawa, Ontario.

“Losing Face (Literally) and Finding Creativity: The Effect of the Analyst’s Bell’s Palsy on the Therapeutic Process.” APA, Division 39, Spring Meeting

“About Face: How an Analyst’s Traumatizing Bout of Bell’s Palsy Sparked a Creative Process.” Paper presented on panel, “Through ‘Harrowing Dread:’ the Analyst’s Trauma as Inspiration for Creative Investigation at 10th annual Conference, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, March 1, 2012.

“A Day with Doris Brothers, Ph.D.” All-day conference at the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society, Tampa Bay, Florida, March 10, 2012.

Promise-Making and the Ethically Committed Analyst. 34th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Los Angeles, CA. October 15, 2011.

Discussion of “Psychoanalysis and Combat Trauma by Russell Carr. Plenary 2, 34th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Los Angeles, CA. October 14, 2011.

“Promising, Bystanding, and Standing Beside: Relational Psychoanalysts as Healers and Activists.” IARPP Conference. Madrid, Spain, June 30, 2011.

With Jane Lewis. “On Homesickness, Exile, and the Self-Psychological Language of Homecoming.” 33rd Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Antalya, Turkey, October 24, 2010.

“Intergenerational Trauma and the Therapist.” Workshop, George Washington University Conference: Trauma: Intersections Among Narrative, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis, Washington, DC, March 5, 2010.

“Trauma as Exile.” Panel, George Washington University Conference: Trauma: Intersections Among Narrative, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis, Washington, DC, March 5, 2010.

“Confrontations with the Unforgivable: Using Hannah Arendt’s Relational Politics to Ponder Evil and the Limits of Analytic Empathy.” IARPP Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA, February 25, 2010.

With Elizabeth Corpt and Michael Reison. “Intergenerationally Transmitted Trauma in Self Psychological Practice.” Pre-Conference Workshop. 32nd Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Chicago, IL, October 22, 2009.

With Jane Lewis. “Being-Toward-Life: A Twice-Told Aotry of Death, Intergenerational Trauma and the Resolution of an Analytic Crisis.” 32nd Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Chicago, IL, October 24, 2009.

“At the Outer Limits of Empathy: Interrogating Evil in Self-Psychological Practice.” 32nd Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Chicago, IL, October 25, 2009.

“Engaging Our Dead: Intergenerational Trauma in the Therapeutic Relationship.” Confer Intergenerational Trauma Conference. Dublin, September 5, 2009; London, September 11, 2009.

“Dissociation as the Reduction of Complexity in Traumatic Attachments.” 25th Annual Conference, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Chicago, IL, November 16, 2008.

Discussion of “Revisiting the House of Mirrors” by Ellen Shumsky. 31st Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Baltimore, MD, October 25, 2008.

“Intergenerational Relational Paradigms in Working with Childhood Trauma.” Psychological Trauma and the Child. London, England, September 19, 2008.

“Trust, Uncertainty, and Therapeutic Alliance in Trauma-Centred Treatment.” Therapeutic Alliance Seminars. London, England, June 4, 2008.

“Traumatic Attachments, Dissociation, and the Analytic Relationship.” IARPP Annual Conference, Relational Perspectives on Attachment Theory and Psychoanalytic Process. Baltimore, MD, May 31, 2008.

“When Death Is the Co-Star: Ghosts, Ghouls and the Dissociative Transformation of Uncertainty.” American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), 28th Annual Spring Meeting. April 10, 2008.

“Meet the Author.” American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), 28th Annual Spring Meeting. April 10, 2008.

“The Shrug: Trauma, Uncertainty, and an Analyst’s Dark Moment.” American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis (39), 28th Annual Spring Meeting. April 11, 2008.

Discussion of “Radical Hope and Systems of Adequate Trust” by Donna M. Orange. 30th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 2007.

“Speaking of Gender: Jane Campion’s ‘Piano’ and Other Sad and Sex-y Tales.” 29th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Baltimore, MD, October 29, 2005.

“Trauma, Dissociation and the Intersubjective Regulation of Uncertainty.” Montreal Study Group. April 10, 2005.

“Trembling on the Edge.” Keynote Address, The Mindfield of Terror and the Treatment of Trauma, 7th Annual Conference of the Western Canada Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association. October 17-18, 2003.

“Healing the Wounds of Healing: A Self Psychological Workshop on ‘Burnout'” 25th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Washington, DC, October 26, 2002.

“Faith, Psychoanalysis, and the Intersubjective Regulation of Uncertainty.” 22nd Annual Spring Meeting, American Psychological Association, Division of Psychoanalysis (39). April 12, 2002.

“Intersubjectivity Theory: How It Changes Treatment.” NPAP 10th Annual Annette Overby Conference. New York, NY, December 8, 2001.

“The Dissociative Regulation of Uncertainty in the Face of Death. International Society for the Study of Dissociation. 18th International Fall Conference. New Orleans, LA, December 2, 2001.

“Ghosts of the Silver Screen and Other Self-Psychological Reflections on the Acceptance of Death.” 24th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. San Francisco, CA, November 10, 2001.

With Ellen Lewinberg. “Beyond Self Cohesion: Toward a Synthesis of Psychoanalysis and Spirituality.” APA, Division (39), 21st Annual Spring Meeting. Santa Fe, NM, April 27, 2001.

“Faith and Passion in Self Psychology, or, Swimming Against the ‘Postmodern Tide of Uncertainty.’ ” 23rd Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Chicago, IL, November 11, 2000.

“Journey on the Road to Self-Trust.” What’s Trust Got to Do With it? Dialogues in Spirituality for Clinicians and Clergy. Limina Conference. Evanston, IL, April 8, 2000.

“Trust and Betrayal:” Fresh Thoughts on Trauma and Healing. 5th Annual Self Psychology Conference. Capetown, South Africa, February 5, 2000.

“Beyond the Black Holes: Trauma, Trust Betrayal, and Dissociation. Understanding the Self.” Sydney, Australia, August 28, 1999.

With Ellen Lewinberg, “Beyond Self-Cohesion: Taking Spirituality Out of the Self Psychology Closet.” 22nd Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Toronto, Ontario, October 1999.

“Cinderella Stories: Trust, Subjectivity, and a New Slant on Masochism in Women.” Multiple Perspectives on Subjectivity: A European and American Dialogue. Rome, Italy, March 27, 1999.

With Ellen Lewinberg. “Contemplating the Death of Oediopus: Survival Tips for Self Psychologists.” 21st Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. San Diego, CA, October 25, 1998.

“Exploding the Myth of Unilateral Healing: Self-Psychological Treatment and the Analyst’s Development.” 20th Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Chicago, IL, November 17, 1997.

“Dissociation, Trauma, and the Multiplicity of Self-Experience.” TRISP Continuing Education Series: Self Psychology in the Late 90’s: Bold and Creative Applications. New York, NY, April 26, 1997.

“Exploring the ‘Bi’ Ways of Self-Experience: Dissociation, Alter Ego Self-Object Experience and Gender.” 19th Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Washington, DC, October 20, 1996.

“The Leather Princess: Sadomasochism as the Rescripting of Trauma Scenarios.” 18th Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. San Francisico, CA, October 22, 1995.

“Beyond the Black Holes: A Self-Trust Approach to Understanding and Treating Dissociative Disorders. The Inaugural Conferences of the Institute for the Advancement of Self Psychology. Toronto, Canada, October, 7, 1995.

“Beyond the Black Holes: A Self-Psychological Approach to Understanding and Treating Dissociative Disorders.” 5th Annual Spring Conference of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 12, 1995.

“Sadomasochism and the Rescripting of Trauma Scenarios: Effects on Treatment.” 4th European Conference on Traumatic Stress. Neuilly S/Seine, France, May 8, 1995.

“The Betrayed and the Betrayer: Understanding and Working Through Sadomasochistic Enactments in the Therapeutic Relationship.” SASP/TRISP Continuing Education Series: Clinical Advances in Self Psychology–The Cutting Edge. New York, NY, February 4, 1995.

Commentator on Mini-panel: “Multiple Personality Disorders.” 16th Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Toronto, Ontario, October 30, 1993.

“Trust and Betrayal: Working Within the Heart of Trauma.” 15th Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists Symposium. Toronto, Ontario, May 1, 1993.

“Dr. Kohut and Mr. Z: A Case of Alterego Countertransference?” 15th Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Beverly Hills, CA, October 10, 1992.

“The Search for the Hidden Self: A Fresh Look at Alterego Transferences in Individual and Group Therapy.” 14th Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Chicago, IL, October 12, 1991.

“The Recollection of Incest as a Consequence of Working Through Trust Disturbance in the Transference.” 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. New Orleans, LA, October 31, 1990.

“The Trustworthy Self-Object: Psychological Giving and the Therapeutic Relationship.” TRISP/SASP Annual Conference. New York, NY, May 5, 1990.

“Trust Disturbance and the Revictimization of Trauma Survivors.” 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. San Francisco, CA, October 30, 1989.

“Treating Trust Pathology in Trauma Survivors: A Self-Psychological Approach.” Twelfth Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. San Francisco. October 14, 1989.

“Trust Disturbances and the Treatment of Trauma.” SASP/TRISP Continuing Educational Series. Focus on Contemporary Clinical Issues. New York, NY,  November 19, 1988.

“Trust Disturbance and the Sexual Revictimization of Incest Survivors: A Self-Psychological Perspective.” 11th Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. Washington, DC, October 16, 1988.

“Discussion of a Freudian Psychoanalytic Therapy Case Presented by Lisa Goldsmith PhD.” SASP/TRISP Treatment Case Presentation Series. New York, NY, September 19, 1987.

With Richard B. Ulman. “The Shattered Fantasies: A Self-Psychological Theory of Trauma.” 8th Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self. New York, NY, October 6, 1985.