Professional Consultation & Teaching

Private Study Groups, Supervision and Consultations

As a supervisor and training analyst at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and at the Center for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of New Jersey, as well as the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City, I have more than 20 years’ experience in consulting with other mental health clinicians on their work both in individual as well as group contexts.

I chair the Specialized Training in Trauma and Disaster Studies at the NYU Postdoctoral Program about which you can read more here.

Group supervision is an especially valuable venue for processing the challenges of our work. Through the feedback of group members and the shared working through of the “knots” and enactments of clinical interactions, group members have the opportunity to develop their skills in a supportive and collegial setting. I currently run a supervision group in my Morristown office which focuses on case discussion and readings. Also, I would be happy to arrange a personal consultation to discuss joining this group or scheduling private supervision.

Among the courses I have taught in psychoanalytic institutes are: The Interpretation of Dreams, Countertransference in Working with Trauma, Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Trauma, Selected Topics in Working with Trauma, and Trauma Within and Outside the Consulting Room.

Presentations, lectures and workshops

A partial list of the presentation and workshops I have given recently includes:

Sino-American Group Training

Sino-American Group Psychotherapy Training,
Shanghai, China, April 2011

Witnessing in Analytic and Extra-Analytic Contexts, invited paper presented at the conference on “Attachments Broken and Repaired: Privilege and Culture in Psychotherapy,” Contemporary Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey, Madison, NJ., May 1, 2011.

Islamophobia in a Post-9/11 World, full day course taught March 3, 2011, Amer. Grp Psychotherapy Assoc., NYC.

Silence and Listening in the Aftermath of Trauma, paper presented at the annual conference of Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, New Brunswick, NJ, October 23, 2010.

We Have Been Survivors, We Hope to Become Living People, invited Plenary address. IARPP International Conference, San Francisco, CA: Feb 27, 2010.

Revenge, paper presented at the Contemporary Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ. April, 2007.

Firefighters Presentation

Presentation to the International Association of Firefighters, Phoenix, AZ., 2006

I Will Find You in Five Countries, paper presented at the conference: “Power and its discontents,” Cape Town, South Africa, August 7, 2005.

Countertransference Issues in the Treatment of Trauma, workshop presentation, AGPA Annual Conference, New Orleans, La., Feb. 21, 2003.

Coping in an Unstable World, invited Institute presentation, Amer. Group Psychotherapy Assn. Annual Conference, New Orleans, La., Feb. 25, 2002.

Terror, Trauma and Transference: 9/11 Through a Psychoanalytic Lens, invited address Contemporary Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, Livingston, NJ, Dec. 1, 2001.