Upcoming Events

    • March 28, 2019
    • March 31, 2019
    • Durham, NC

    NOT a Society or Institute program.

    AAPCSW 2019 Conference


    MARCH 28-31, 2019

    In these multilayered and challenging professional times, how can we sustain excellence in clinical theory and practice? Our challenge is in safeguarding core values — individual dignity, respect for diversity, social justice advocacy — as we embrace innovations in psychoanalytic knowledge. Holding this complexity in mind, the conference aims to provide a space to explore the human condition in health and illness. We will view these ideas in relation to clinical experience, based on understanding the intersection of the inner and outer world. We will also continue to build our legacy for the next generation. Join us in our efforts at facing our challenges, and promoting depth and breadth in our insights about contemporary clinical practice.

    ~ Penny Rosen, Conference Chair

    Location: Durham Marriott City Center/Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC.

    Continuing Education: CME/CE/NBCC — 17 maximum hours offered. No CE Hours offered for Writing Workshop.

    2019 Conference co-sponsored by National Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and Research in Clinical Social Work, Inc. (NIPER), educational arm of AAPCSW, and the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas (PCC)

    • April 05, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
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    Featuring Jane Kite, PhD


    In this presentation, I will address the largely unrepresented state of ethics in psychoanalysis.  We tend to do an end run around the subject of ethics in our field and take for granted that we all agree on what constitutes ethical behavior without inquiring further.  I will argue that because psychoanalysis as a discipline is based on what is not known, we must first take into account the unknown in each analyst's inevitably personal (unconscious) participation, including his/her motivation to become an analyst in the first place.  I will mention the concept of (typically sexual) ethical "boundary violations", and our tendency to conflate psychoanalytic discourse with forensic discourse at these times, resulting in a kind of confusion of tongues within the field itself.  


    1. Describe the inevitable ethical unknowns in analytic work.
    2. Discuss the role of personal history in becoming an analyst.
    3. Explain the relevance of Ferenczi's concept of confusion of tongues in the aftermath of major ethical breaches.

    Jane Kite trained as an analyst in San Francisco and is currently a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. Dr. Kite has been on the editorial boards of the IJP, JAPA, and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and is currently an associate editor of JAPA. Her abiding interests in psychoanalysis are centered in Character and Ethics, with special attention to the inevitable disjunction between theory and practice.

    This event is free of charge but we gladly welcome donations at the event or on our website.  There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

    • April 06, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Margy's House

    A Case Conference with Dr. Jane Kite for the Candidates of the  Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis will be held from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

    • April 09, 2019
    • 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Given upon registration
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    The purpose of the salon is to gather in an informal setting to share basic and applied psychoanalytic principles that help you explore your interest in psychoanalysis and/or psychodynamic psychotherapy. 

    This program is designed for:  a) Prospective Analytic Candidates and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Students; or b) Mental Health Professionals who have a curiosity about or a special interest in Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

    This informal format provides an opportunity for you to explore your interest in psychoanalysis and/or psychodynamic psychotherapy, meet members of the analytic community, and enjoy the thinking and  the company of others who share your clinical interest. For those of you who continue on in one of our formal training programs, this is only the beginning of your learning experience.

    We look forward to becoming acquainted with you as well as having fun together with thought-provoking discussions.

    The address will be given upon registration.

    Click here for a printable flyer.
    • April 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    Milos Forman's film adaptation of the popular, controversial Broadway musical Hair has dated somewhat, yet it remains an effective evocation of the hippie movement of the late '60s. The story centers on a reserved Midwesterner (John Savage) who joins a pack of hippies in Central Park on his way to joining the Army. Primarily, the film stands on the success of its musical numbers, which were choreographed by Twyla Tharp and sung by vocalists like Ellen Foley, Ronnie Dyson, Nell Carter and Melba Moore.                   

    — Written by Anonymous of Rotten Tomatoes

    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.

    Parking:  Plenty of free parking in the church lot and on the street.

    Click here for a printable flyer.

    • April 27, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Anshutz Medical Campus - Hensel Phelps Auditorium, in Research 1 North Building
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    Featuring Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.


    This workshop will consider ways in which narcissistic concerns may infuse personality. It will touch on both the more arrogant presentations of narcissistic personality disorder (e.g., as described in the DSM) and the extensive literature on converse versions of narcissistic preoccupation (“covert,” “depressed-depleted,” “hypervigilant,” or “closet” narcissism, as depicted in the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual). Dr. McWilliams will discuss the range of narcissism from healthy to seriously disturbed presentations (Kernberg’s “malignant narcissism”), putting emphasis on the dangers that malignant narcissism poses to personal relationships, family connections, workplace and institutional functioning, and political processes. Clinical implications of pathological narcissistic presentations will be explored. 

    The morning will be devoted to Dr. McWilliams' foundation for understanding narcissism.  The afternoon will feature relevant case presentations by Dana Charatan, Psy.D. and Kelly Crim, LPC which will be discussed by Dr. McWilliams.


    Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D. teaches at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Lambertville, NJ.  She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press.  She has edited, coauthored, or contributed to several other books, and is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006; 2nd ed. 2017).  A former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, she is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology.  Dr. McWilliams is a graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and is also affiliated with the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey.  Awards Dr. McWilliams has received include Gradiva prize (1999), the Goethe Scholarship Award (2012), the Rosalee Weiss award for contributions to practice (2004), the Laughlin distinguished teacher award (2007), the Hans Strupp Award for teaching, practice and writing (2014), and the Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (APA) awards for both Leadership (2005) and Scholarship (2012).

    Dana Charatan, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Boulder, CO. Dr. Charatan received her Master of Clinical Psychology degree from Ferkauf School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, and her Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is on the Board and was previously the Secretary of Psychoanalysis Division 39 of The American Psychological Association.

    Kelly Crim, LPC is a psychotherapist in private practice in Lakewood, CO and a third year candidate in Adult Psychoanalytic Training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis.  Ms. Crim has a Bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Washington and a Master's degree in counseling from Idaho State University.  While her practice is a general one, Ms. Crim has combined her expertise in nutrition and psychotherapy for a subspecialty with patients with eating disorders. 

    Click here for a printable 2-sided brochure

    CME Information:

    We are pleased to announce that CME credit will be available.  Anyone wishing to receive CME credit must attend the FULL session (be on time and not leave early) AND complete an evaluation prior to leaving.  The certificates will be handed out at the conclusion of the conference after you've handed in your evaluation.

    This program is approved for 5.5 hours of continuing education.  The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.




     8:30-9:00 am  Registration
     9:00-9:15 am  Welcome
     9:15-10:4 5 am  Lecture
     10:45-11:00 am  Break
     11:00-12:30 pm  Lecture
     12:30-1:30 pm  Lunch
     1:30-2:45 pm  Case Presentation
     2:45-3:00 pm  Break
     3:00-4:15 pm  Case Presentation
     4:15-4:30 pm  Wrap-up
     4:30-5:00 pm  Evaluation/CME Certificates/Book Signing


    • DPS Member - 
      • Early Bird (through March 27th) - $140
      • Regular Rate (March 28th - April 20th) - $160
      • Late Registration (April 21st - April 27th) - $170
    • Non-Member - 
      • Early Bird (through March 27th) - $150
      • Regular Registration  (March 28th - April 20th) - $170
      • Late Registration (April 21st - April 27th) - $180
    • Student Rate - $60

    Registration is not complete until registration fee is paid in full.

    There will be NO refunds after April 20, 2019; any refunds prior to April 20th will be less a $30.00 administration fee.


    Click here for a map of the Anschutz campus.  We recommend parking in the Henderson Parking Structure.   Parking is $1 for the full day.  We will have signs the day of the event to direct you to the door that we will be manning.  

    • May 03, 2019
    • May 05, 2019
    • Miami, FL


    ACP 2019 Annual Meeting

    May 3-5, 2019
    Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay Hotel
    Miami, Florida

    For more information, visit their website:  http://www.childanalysis.org/

    Registration is now open for the 2019 ACP Annual Meeting May 3-5, 2019 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel. This year’s topic is The Lens of the Child Psychoanalyst: Perspectives on Psychosexual Development and we are presenting compelling speakers and workshops concerning topics in child analysis including:

    • Writer’s Workshop with Leon Hoffman and Tim Rice aimed at helping clinicians write about analytic process for purposes of publication and presentation.

    • Barbara Streeter will moderate a panel of distinguished child analysts illustrating collaborations between psychoanalysts and educators, sponsored by The Alliance for Psychoanalytic Schools. Presenters include Don Rosenblitt, Nat Donson, Janet Rotter and Rosaleen Rusty Horn.

    • Rebecca Mair and Van Dyke DeGolia will present clinical material as part of a panel entitled “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for Child Analysts: A Continuing Discussion.” Jim Bennett will be the discussant.

    • Workshops focused on analytic material with children ranging in age from early childhood through adolescence. The workshop presenters are John Tisdale (North Carolina), Matthew Shaw (Western New England), Felecia Powell-Williams (Texas) and Marie Woods (London). The workshop discussants are Don Rosenblitt, Adam Libow, Christie Huddleston, and Jill Miller.

    • The Saturday plenary will present clinical material illustrating the ways in which psychosexuality – as understood psychoanalytically – informs all analytic and therapeutic work with children and adolescents. Denia Barrett will be the plenary presenter. The plenary discussants are Kirsten Dahl and Rex McGehee. Wendy Olesker will be the plenary moderator.

    • The Sunday morning Marianne Kris lecture will be delivered by Jim Herzog, who will present a paper entitled, “Child Psychoanalysis and Social Justice." The Extension Program, also on Sunday, will be on suicide risk, seen through a developmental psychopathology lens. The speaker will be Katie C. Lewis and discussants will include Roderick (Rick) Hall and Juan Calderon.

    Registration, hotel block information, program descriptions, schedule, and more are available at www.childanalysis.org


    Call for Proposals – 2019

    Association for Child Psychoanalysis Annual Meeting

    May 3-5, 2019

    Miami, Florida

    The Association for Child Psychoanalysis (ACP) Program Committee invites papers that describe in-depth analytic work with children and adolescents.  Proposals should be between three and five double-spaced pages in length and should include one or two detailed examples of the analytic process, in addition to a brief dynamic case formulation.

    At this time, a theme has not been selected for the conference.  We have found that areas of focus suggest themselves from common threads evident in the proposals received by the Committee.  

    The review by the Committee is a blind, i.e., anonymous, process.  For this reason, please be sure that your proposal does not include any information that would identify you, including your city or state.  Please attach a signed cover letter that lets us know whether or not the paper has been or will be presented in any other venues, i.e., presentations or publications, and specifies those venues.  In this cover letter, please indicate the frequency, i.e., number of sessions per week, and any changes in frequency that occurred during the course of the treatment.  The cover letter will be seen by only the two of us and Ms. Janet Blomquist, the ACP Administrator.  Proposals should be sent to Ms. Janet Blomquist at childanalysis65@gmail.com

    If you have questions, please contact Andrea Weiss, PhD at aweisswhit@gmail.com  or (310) 247-9677, or Karen Weise, PhD at klweisephd@yahoo.com or (202) 237-6161 

    We hope you will consider sharing your clinical experiences with child psychoanalytic colleagues, as every contribution benefits us all.  We are available to think with you or to serve as sounding boards as you develop your proposals.

    Karen Weise, PhD

    Andrea Weiss, PhD

    ACP Program Committee Co-Chairs

    • May 10, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
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    The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

    There are two men named Jeffrey Lebowski. One is a lazy, pot smoking, White Russian drinking, hippie who goes by "The Dude". The other is a self-made, multimillionaire war veteran who lives in a huge mansion with a full time assistant. Their paths cross when the millionaire's trophy wife owes money to a known pornographer. The thugs hired by this man confront The Dude because he has the same name. The Dude, wanting payback for his now destroyed rug, seeks out the millionaire Lebowski. What follows takes the Dude and his bowling buddies, Walter and Donnie, on a weird tale of intrigue, kidnapping, pornography, nihilists, White Russians, and more White Russians.                          

    — Written by halo1k on IMDB

    Cost:  Free of charge, donations are welcomed.

    Parking: There is plenty of free parking in the church lot or on the streets nearby.

    Click here for a printable flyer.

    • May 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    CSCSW Salon: “Retiring From Clinical Social Work” with Jana Edwards, LCSW, BCD and Ron Langer, LCSW, BCD


    Both Jana and Ron retired from clinical practices recently. Both were faced with how this would affect our patients and ourselves. More specifically, each dealt with such issues as:

    • Understanding what functions we served with each patient.
    • Are those functions necessary or merely desirable?
    • Related to the last question, does the patient require a referral?
    • What does our work mean to us, and what functions does it serve for us?
    • What counter-transference issues arise?
    • Facing a new stage of life and thinking about our own mortality and possibly declining physical/cognitive powers.

    Ron and Jana will share their reflections with members of the society.


    1. Participants will examine what functions they provide to (some of) their patients.
    2. Participants will examine what functions their clinical work provide to them.
    3. Participants will consider what criteria are relevant to deciding if/when to retire from clinical work.

    See CSCSW website for more information or to register: https://www.coclinicalsocialwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=25243&item_id=852778

    • June 03, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Wellshire Event Center, 3333 South Colorado Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80222
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    The Society Annual Meeting is ONLY open to Society members and their guests.  It will be held at the Wellshire Event Center.

    The evening will start at 6:00 PM with a cash bar followed by dinner at 7:00 PM.  You may choose from the following:  Lemon Grilled Chicken, Honey Glazed Salmon, Maryland Jumbo Crab Cakes, or Pasta di Verdure (Vegetarian).  The cost of each entree is $55.00. 

    Registration deadline Friday, May 20, 2019.

    Please click here for a printable flyer.

    • June 21, 2019
    • June 23, 2019
    • Intercontinental Hotel, San Diego, CA

    Please see the APsaA website

    APsaA's 108th Annual Meeting will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Diego from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23, 2019.  Administrative meetings will begin on Monday, June 17th.

    • July 24, 2019
    • July 27, 2019
    • Westminster, London, England


    The IPA's 51st International Congress and IPSO's 25th Conference are coming to London!

    The IPA Congress will take up the challenge of updating and rethinking classical psychoanalytical views on 'The Feminine' and their repercussions in psychoanalysis.

    With more than 600 acclaimed speakers from around the world, the IPA Congress provides a huge range of rich learning opportunities through the many lectures, seminars and panel discussions on offer. The Congress will open with a lecture from guest speaker, Julia Kristeva, the renowned author, psychoanalyst and specialist on the feminine. 

    In an effort to make this year's Congress as accessible as possible, we have reduced registration fees to the lowest price since 2011, and negotiated exclusive discounts on accommodation for Congress delegates.

    When: 24th - 27th July 2019
    Where: QEII Centre, Westminster, London

    Registration is now open with an early bird discount applicable until the 15th March 2019. Register before the early bird deadline to receive a discount of up to 33%. 

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    We look forward to welcoming you to London in July!

    Karina Gutierrez
    International Psychoanalytical Association
    • October 18, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

    More Information coming soon

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

    • November 15, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
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    More Information coming soon

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

    • February 12, 2020
    • February 16, 2020
    • Grand Hyatt New York, NY, NY


    Check out APsaA's website for more details.

    • March 06, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Institute Retreat - Faculty Meeting.

    This event is only open to Institute Faculty

    A registration form will be available summer 2019

    • March 06, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Institute Retreat - curriculum meeting.

    This event is only open to Institute Faculty

    A registration form will be available summer 2019

    • March 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Registration is closed

    This program is open to all Institute Faculty, Candidates, Students and graduates.

    There is a $15 fee.  

    More information will be posted when available.

     A registration form will be available Summer 2018

    • March 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Institute Retreat - Faculty Meeting.

    This event is only open to Institute Faculty

    A registration form will be available summer 2019

    • May 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220
    • 100

    More Information coming soon

    Certificates of attendance only.  No CME credits are provided.

    • May 21, 2020
    • May 23, 2020
    • Florence, Italy


    Save the Date:
    8th Triennial Symposium on Psychoanalysis and the Arts
    Co-sponsored by APsaA and the IPA
    Florence, Italy, May 21_23, 2020.

    Theme of Symposium:
    Partners in Creation 
    “In the arts and psychoanalysis, partners in creation experience 

    the perils of rivalry and fusion 

    as well as  

    the pleasures of intimacy and mutual discovery.”

    As we have done for the last quarter century, the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytical Association once again invite you to a Symposium that aims to explore and to celebrate the vitalizing kinship of psychoanalysis and the arts.
    Well-received presenters from the 2017 Symposium will return, such as brilliant musician, David Rosenmeyer, creative psychoanalyst, Michael Parsons, and art historians, David Freedberg and Diane O’Donoghue. We will also welcome speakers who are new to this event, notably psychoanalyst and neuroscientist, Mark Solms.
    Our venue will be the Convitto Della Calza, a 16th century architectural masterpiece. Social events will offer Tuscan food and drink, while we share ideas informally and forge new partnerships.
    Special head-set aided tours will include the highlights of Florence, a city that is, itself, a living museum, the grandest realization of the Renaissance, updated but intact, within a setting of inspiring beauty.
    To see the website, with many more details, and to register
    please click the link OR copy and paste it into your browser: http://www.florencepsych-art2020.com/
    Since space is limited, we suggest you register soon and take advantage of the early-bird fee.
    Hoping to see you in Florence,
    The Planning Committee, Chair, Laurie Wilson, Ph.D.


    • February 10, 2021
    • February 14, 2021
    • Grand Hyatt New York, NY, NY


    Check out APsaA's website for more details.

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