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Women in Psychoanalysis Webinar - a 9 part series by the Center for Object Relations

  • September 14, 2020 7:15 AM
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    Women in Psychoanalysis

    A COR Webinar


    Begins in One Week

    Start Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

    Register Today

    What has been the experience of women who have contributed to the field of psychoanalysis? What institutional pressures and prejudice did they face? Who supported their ideas and ambitions, and what were their struggles both with men and with other women? How helpful were their analyses, with male or female analysts? How were their relationships with their husbands, companions and children affected by their deepening relationship with psychoanalysis?

    We hope to create and foster a dedicated space to reflect on their experiences, from the interbellum until today, in many ways a changed landscape. In this year 2020 we have been hit by a host of problems and have witnessed our daily certainties evaporate. Yet, we did not fail to notice in the news and public discourse that this strange year is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. For many years women fought and won an equitable seat in the public decision-making. For many years, women psychoanalysts have expressed their female sensitivities in the development of analytic theories. We honor these women in this webinar series, aiming to explore the history, context, contributions and lives of Melanie Klein, Paula Heimann, Marion Milner, Esther Bick, Karen Horney, Frieda Fromm-Reichman, Julia Kristeva, and Carla De Toffoli.

    We, the presenters, are all women working in the psychoanalytic tradition, interested in what we can learn from the experience of these prominent teachers and groundbreakers.

    We wish that these conversations will generate enthusiasm, curiosity, and as much pleasure as it has been for us.

    The webinar will be presented over nine sessions:

    • September: Introductions of Each Speaker (All); Melanie Klein (Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhD)
    • October: Paula Heimann (Ann Glasser, PhD)
    • November: Marion Milner (Katherine Weissbourd, PhD)
    • January: Karen Horney (Pamela Van Dalfsen, PhD)
    • February: Frieda Fromm-Reichmann (Ann Glasser, PhD)
    • March: Esther Bick (Janelle Chandler, MA, LMHC)
    • April: Julia Kristeva (Katherine Weissbourd, PhD)
    • May: Carla De Toffoli (Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhD)
    • June: Summary Meeting, Discussion, Preview of Future Events (All)


    • Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhD
    • Ann Glasser, PhD
    • Katherine Weissbourd, PhD
    • Pamela Van Dalfsen, PhD
    • Janelle Chandler, MA, LMHC

    Dates and Times:

    3rd Saturday of Each Month, 9:30am - 11:00am (Pacific Time)

    9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 01/16, 02/20, 03/20, 04/17, 05/15, 06/19

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Fees: $400 for COR Members; $500 for Non-COR Members

    (scholarships available for COR members)

    CEUs: 1.5 for each attended class, 13.5 total.

    To Register: CLICK HERE

    Scholarships are available for COR members, please inquire by contacting

    For questions, please contact

    Matt Stichman at

    ________________________________________________________________________________Meet the Instructors


    Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Everett, working analytically with adults. She works with students of The Seattle School by providing supplemental clinical supervision regarding their clinical internships and provides clinical supervision to more established clinicians. She is a past president of COR and is currently a member of COR Board of Directors.

    Ann Glasser, PhD received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and her certificate in psychoanalysis from the Psychoanalytic Center of California. She has been involved with COR in a variety of ways for almost 20 years, past chair and currently member of the education committee as well as teaching a course in British object relations theory. She has a private practice with adults.

    Katherine Weissbourd, PhD was awarded her doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University in 1978. She received her certificate in psychoanalysis from the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis in Seattle, and she is a training and supervising analyst on the faculty of the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. Kathy has given talks on the unconscious, feminism, and art in the late 19th century. She is a psychologist in private practice with adults in Seattle.

    Pamela Van Dalfsen, PhD received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Washington State University in 1986 and has been in private practice for over 25 years. She has been affiliated with COR both as a student and an instructor, and is currently on the Board of Directors.

    Janelle Chandler, MA, LMHC received her MACP in 2014 from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She serves on the board at COR, and works in private practice in upper Queen Anne. Her work is fueled by the minds and creative processes of Donald Winnicott, Melanie Klein, Harold Searles, Franco Scabbiolo, Lewis Carroll, J.K. Rowling, and C.S. Lewis.

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