Denver Psychoanalytic Society

The Denver Psychoanalytic Society is a multipurpose organization whose goals include advancing professional education, and sponsoring and disseminating the results of research in psychoanalysis and related disciplines. A great deal of our time, energy and resources are focused on outreach to the community at large in the form of education, consultation and clinical services.

Some of our activities have included:

  • Scientific Programs offered monthly free of charge to the entire community
  • Continuing Education for mental health professionals
  • Special programs for parents, teachers, lawyers and doctors
  • ProBono consultation with public and private school personnel
  • The Denver Psychoanalytic Society Newsletter offered free of charge to the community

Contemporary psychoanalysts and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists study broad fields such as relational theory, attachment theory, systems theory, infant research, and child development – all having to do with how we become who we are and live our everyday lives. In addition, our members have a wide range of professional and personal interests, including research in a variety of psychological areas, as well as in pharmacology and neurobiology. Analytic therapists vary widely in their points of view and the style in which they work with their patients, making for lively discourse within the field, and for continuous improvement in therapeutic technique.

Current Executive Committee 

President: Ben Green, M.D.
President-Elect: Margy Stewart, Psy.D.
Treasurer: Nancy Bell, RN, LCSW
Secretary: Tony Miles, Ph.D.

Current Committee Chairs

Analytic-Humanities Program: Closed group. No Chair
Awards: - to be appointed as needed
Bylaws: Cynthia Rose, MD
Colleague Assistance Committee: TBD
Continuing Education: Susan Horigan, LCSW & Stephanie Peterson, RN, LPC
Diversity in Psychoanalysis: TBD
Ethics: Mark Wolny, LCSW
Film: Tom Avery, LCSW
Fundraising: Margy Stewart, PsyD
Membership: Lynne Gillick, Ph.D.
Newsletter: TBD
Preschool Consult Committee: Shoshana Adler, PhD
Program Committee: Stacie Aden, LCSW & Margy Stewart, PsyD
Psychotherapy Referral Service: Linda Plaut, LCSW
Salon Program: Nancy Bell, RN, LCSW



Society Past Presidents

1962-1963 Rene A. Spitz, M.D.

1963-1964 Brandt F. Steele, M.D.

1964-1965 John D. Benjamin, M.D.

1965-1966 Gaston E. Blom, M.D.

1966-1967 Sydney G. Margolin, M.D.

1967-1968 Laurence B. Hall, M.D.

1968-1970 Eleanor A. Steele, M.D.

1970-1971 Jule Eisenbud, M.D.

1971-1973 Warren S. Kennison, M.D.

1973-1975 Stanley S. Weiss, M.D.

1975-1977 Thomas J. Luparello, M.D.

1977-1979 Jacob G. Jacobson, M.D.

1979-1981 Herbert S. Gaskill, M.D.

1981-1983 Herbert Kritzer, M.D.

1983-1985 William E. Bernstein, M.D.

1985-1987 Richard B. Cattell, M.D.

1987-1989 David M. Hurst, M.D.

1989-1991 Peter Mayerson, M.D.

1991-1993 Gary C. Martin, M.D.

1993-1995 Paula P. Bernstein, Ph.D.

1995-1997 Calvern E. Narcisi, M.D.

1997-1999 Paula P. Bernstein, Ph.D.

1999-2001 Mary Ann Levy, M.D.

2001-2003 Barbara C. Unger, Ph.D.

2003-2005 Cynthia Rose, M.D.

2005-2007 Arthur D. Garfein, M.D.

2007-2009 Randolph W. Pock, M.D.

2009-2011 Ronnie M. Shaw, APRN, BC

2011-2013 Rex H. McGehee, M.D.

2013-2015 Margy Stewart, Psy.D.

2015-2016 Geoff B. Heron, M.D.

2016-2019 Ben Green, M.D.


Society History & Charter Members

The Denver Psychoanalytic Society was organized on April 10, 1962. It was accepted as an Affiliate Society of the American Psychoanalytic Association on May 6, 1962. The charter members were as follows:

John D. Benjamin, M.D.

Gaston F. Blum, M.D.

Henry H. Brewster, M.D.

James F. Dyde, M.D.

Julie Eisenbud, M.D.

Herbert S. Gaskill, M.D.

Laurence B. Hall, M.D.

Margaret Hitchman, M.D.

Edith B. Jackson, M.D.

Sydney G. Margolin, M.D.

William M. Shanahan, M.D.

Rene A. Spitz, M.D.

Brandt F. Steele, M.D.

Eleanor A. Steele, M.D.



Society Programs & Community Involvement

Scientific Programs

Scientific programs include lectures, films, and salons with psychoanalytic perspectives and presented by psychoanalytic speakers. All are free. Information for these events is listed on the Events page.

The Film series begins at 6:30 PM on selected Fridays at Montview Presbyterian Church in the McCullum Room. Attendees view a major motion picture and discuss it afterwards. No RSVP is required for this event....just show up!

The Lecture Series begins at 7:00 PM on selected Fridays at Montview Presbyterian Church in the McCullum Room. Attendees listen to psychoanalytic topics followed by questions and discussions. No RSVP is required for this event...just show up!

The Salon series begins at 7:15 PM and is held in the homes of various Society members. These informal gatherings cover psychoanalytically and psychodynamically oriented topics of general interest. RSVP is required. Once confirmed, you will be given the exact location of the Salon. 

Continuing Education

Continuing Education courses, workshops, and conferences are offered to mental health professionals. Courses vary in topic, hours and fees. Further information, when available, will be posted on the events page.

Preschool Consultation

Services Provided:

  • Education: Courses and Discussion Groups on emotional growth and development for preschool directors, teachers or parents.
  • Topics have included: Toilet mastery; self-esteem; coping with aggression, separation and independence; and kindergarten readiness.
  • Consultation: Meeting with preschool directors, teachers or parents to help children develop their full potential.

Some services are ProBono. Click here to view the brochure.

Newsletter

The Denver Psychoanalytic Society Newsletter was published twice a year. The most recent editions can be downloaded here.

Winter 2016-2017    

Fall Winter 2015-2016

Summer 2015

Spring 2014 

Summer/Fall 2013

The newsletters are now sent out monthly via email.

Reduced Fee Psychotherapy Referral Service

The outreach referral service offers a referral service for people who are interested in receiving psychodynamic psychotherapy but are unable to pay full fee. Click here for more information.

Annual Fundraiser

Each year the Society partners with the Denver Center for Performing Arts where ticket holders watch a play and afterwards have a talk back with the actors. Specific information for this event is listed on the Events page.

Study Groups

Interested members form small groups with specific topics.

 13001 E. 17th Place, Mail Stop F546, Aurora CO 80045
(303) 724-2666 | office@denverpsychoanalytic.org

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