Participants will discuss one or two journal articles per meeting. The readings include a few classic papers, but most are contemporary. While they include theoretical, developmental, and applied topics, most have a clinical emphasis. Each meeting will be facilitated by a CFPS faculty member who has an interest in the topic.

Meetings are scheduled on the 1st Friday of the month from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM (except February, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM).

Alumni Members, CFPS Faculty, Candidate and Trainees - No Charge

Non Alumni Members - $30 - Submit payment below

September 14, 2018 - JoAnn Ponder, PhD
The Evolution of Psychoanalytic Theory - From the Oedipus complex to the infant-parent relationship  

October 5, 2018 - Jay Alan Davis, MD
Lost and Found - The dynamics of losing things, getting lost, being forgotten, and forgetting one’s self 

November 2, 2018 - Alana Spiwak, MD
New Topics in Psychological Development - (1) The influence of siblings and (2) young adulthood as a unique stage of development 

January 4, 2019 -  Jean Goodwin, MD
Sequelae of Massive Trauma - (1) The influence of Bion’s war experiences on his theories and (2) the collapse of the analytic third following massive trauma.

February 1, 2019 - Felicia Powell-Williams, EdD, LPC
Cultural Biases Underlying Psychoanalytic Theory - How a client’s cultural and religious values may collide with tenets underlying psychoanalytic theory. 

March 1, 2019 - Efrain Bleiberg, MD
The Use of Humor - The use of jokes and humor from clinical and theoretical perspectives.

April 5, 2019 - Glen Gabbard, MD
The End of the Hour: Exit Lines - Making sense of the client’s issues in their parting comments at the end of the session.

May 3, 2019 - Karen Strupp, MD
The Therapist’s Musical Reverie - The use of the therapist’s musical thought and reverie in the clinical process.


Leticia Fallick, MA, LPC
9575 Katy Freeway, Suite 355
Houston, TX 77024 
Phone: 713-400-7400
Cell: 832- 423-0543
Fax: 713-974-0870

JoAnn I. Ponder, Ph.D.
3660 Stone Ridge Road, Suite D102
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 512-496-8244
Fax: 512-328-3531

2018-2019 MEMBERS

Zoraya Ahumada, MD
2437 South Blvd, Unit 12
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 346-704-0077

Kriste Babbitt, MD
4550 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 320
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-622-5480
Cell: 713-269-1388
Fax: 713-622-7381

B. James Bennett, MD
8340 Meadow Rd, Suite 236
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 214-207-7756

Paul Boone, LPC,LMFT, LCDC
4131 Spicewood Springs Rd. P-2
Austin, Texas 78759

Kalonda Bradshaw, MD
3000 Bissonnet Street, Unite 2307
Houston, TX 7700
Phone: 240-645-7679

Joan K. Bruchas, PhD
3000 Weslayan, Suite 255
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-623-0816

Ruth Buzi, LCSW, PhD
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-440-7454

Linda Chase, LCSW, CGP
4119 Montrose Blvd, Suite 220
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-933-9335

Susan Depew, LCSW
5909 West Loop South, Suite 265
Bellaire, TX 77401
Phone: 713-306-8393

Ye Du, MD, MPH
2434 S. Mystic Meadow
Houston, TX 77021
Phone: 617-905-0302

Aaron Fink, MD
4550 Post Oak Place #320
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 622-5480

Eileen Gallahorn, PhD
3642 University Blvd. Suite 200
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-668-6681

Maryrose Galluzo, LCSW
4131 Spicewood Springs Rd., Ste. C-8
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-981-8281

Connie Ittner, LCSW
407 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-417-6209

M. Cristina Ivan, MD
3355 West Alabama, Suite 1180
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 832-628-9510

Ethan M. Klein, LCSW
730 N. Post Oak Rd., Suite 350
Houston, TX  77025
Phone: 832-282-4456

Nan Lefforge, LMSW
4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 352
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 281-787-714

Nadia Leibovitz, LCSW

730 N Post Oak Road, Suite 301
Houston, Texas 77024
Phone: 713-909-7368

Linzi Leighton, APRN
8428 Lofland Drive
Houston,TX 77055

Elaine Loiselle, PhD TSBEP


4550 Post Oak Place, Ste. 252

Houston, Texas 77027

Phone: 832-567-2860

Martha Maer, LPC
3000 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713-980-9890

Audrey Ryman-Watson, LCSW, CGP
4119 Montrose Boulevard, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77006
Direct: 832.844.7002

Cecilia Samish, LCSW
10303 Willowgrove Dr
Houston, TX 77035

Lisa Smith, LCSW
2400 Augusta Dr,Suite 240
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713 526-8383

Anne Strain, LCSW
3000 Weslayan, Suite 320
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-338-9175

Karen Strupp, PhD
2430 Sunset Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-522-9022

Seema Thekdi, MD
5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 530
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-476-1642

Alberta Totz, JD, MA
6410 Vanderbilt
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 832-618-3986

Christina Treece, MD
2211 Norfolk St. Suite 628
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 646-942-7277

Lauren Walther, LCSW
1904 Monroe Drive, Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30324

Daniela White, MD
Midtown Psychiatry and TMS center
5225 Katy Freeway, # 650
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-426-3100
Cell: 713-252-5689

Josef Witt-Doerring, MD
1312 Live Oak Street,  #101
Houston, TX 77003

Peter Wu, MD


3000 Richmond Avenue Suite 425
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 281-746-6545

Denis Lemos Zabrowski, LPC-S
4131 Spicewood Springs Rd, Suite C8
Austin, TX 78759
Phone: 512-573-2669


  • May 3, 2019 11:30 am to 1:00 pm CFPS Library - 900 Lovett, Houston, TX 77006                                                                                     Karen R. Strupp, PhD.                                                               The Therapist's Musical Reverie Lombardi discussed the functions of time and musical reverie in the clinical process. Given that music is associated with the concrete world of bodily sensations and with symbolic expressions of culture, it may serve as an important transitional phenomenon in analytic communication at both conscious and unconscious levels. Nebbiosi compared musical patterns to the patient’s emotional patterns, asserting that musical thinking could help in understanding clinical processes and impasses. He presented an evocative case study which illustrated the use of musical reverie and embodied experience in the clinical encounter.CFPS Alumni Group invites you to join us from 11:30 Noon to 1:00 pm to discuss a selected paper ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2019, 3:55 PM by CFPS Information
  • April 5, 2019 11:30 am to 1:00 pm CFPS Library - 900 Lovett, Houston, TX 77006Untitled Post Glen Gabbard, MD, The End of the Hour: Exit Lines Gabbard defined exit lines as the patient’s last words dropped at the end of the session in order to keep them out of the therapeutic process and render the therapist impotent and unable to respond. He provided clinical vignettes to illustrate the heightened transference-countertransference that occur in these sorts of enactments. Learning objectives: 1. Define what is meant by “exit lines” in clinical work, including their defensive functions. 2. Explain why exit lines are considered enactments. CFPS Alumni Group invites you to join us from 11:30 Noon to 1:00 pm to discuss a selected paper.                                                                                     Click here to RSVP
    Posted Mar 4, 2019, 2:50 PM by CFPS Information
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All CFPS graduates of the studies of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy are eligible to join the Alumni Group.

An annual fee of $75 entitles you to the following benefits:
  • Attendance at monthly meetings (locally in Houston, by video conference from outside Houston)
  • 1.5 CE/CMEs per meeting
  • Lunch is included for those in Houston who RSVP
  • Year-long subscription to the PEP Web online psychoanalytic library


$75 -  ALUMNI - Only graduates/alumni from CFPS are eligible to join the Alumni Group.  All others may pay the fee to attend the sessions.