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Visiting Teachers: Jack Novick, PH.D and Kelly Novick - March 1 and 2, 2019

posted Jan 15, 2019, 4:06 PM by Cristy Jennings   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 4:09 PM ]

Jack Novick and Kerry Kelly Novick are child, adolescent and adult psychoanalysts on the faculties of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council, and several others throughout the country. They are both training and supervising analysts of the International Psycho-analytical Association. They trained with Anna Freud in London, England and are active in teaching, research, and the community. They joined with other colleagues to found an award-winning non-profit psychoanalytic school, Allen Creek Preschool, in Ann Arbor.

Both Jack and Kerry Novick have written extensively, with many articles published in major professional journals, on topics of defense, termination, development, verbalization, sadomasochism, therapeutic alliance, and omnipotence. Their book “Fearful Symmetry: The Development and Treatment of Sadomasochism” was reprinted in paperback in 2007. “Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work” was published in 2005, and “Good Goodbyes” in 2006. “Emotional Muscle: Strong Parents, Strong Children” appeared in 2010 and their latest book, “Freedom to Choose: Two Systems of Self-Regulation” was published in late 2016. All have been translated into several other languages.

Friday, March 1st – 2:00-5:00 pm - Candidates & Trainees - The Therapeutic Alliance and Two Systems of Self-Regulation

Saturday, March 2nd – 9am to 12noon – Faculty Retreat - The Ethics of Ending

CFPS Open House - February 12, 2018 - 7pm - Panel Discussion by Gregory D. Graham, MD, Catherine D. Stevenson, MD & Sharon W. Chada, PhD

posted Jan 15, 2019, 3:58 PM by Cristy Jennings


Interested in how psychoanalytic training can help your clinical work?

Want internationally renowned analysts’ supervision?

Want to be a part of a global network of clinicians?

If so, please join us at our Psychoanalytic Open House for a special panel discussion by distinguished guest speakers, Gregory D. Graham, MD, Catherine D. Stevenson, MD and Sharon W. Chada, PhD 

Practicing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Today

Three practicing psychoanalysts, each at a different career stage, will discuss their backgrounds and some experiences that influenced their personal decision to become a psychoanalyst.  They will discuss important developments in their careers since they started, describe aspects of their practices today and mention how their professional work has a role in their personal lives.  The diversity of practices will illustrate the wide range of career paths open to therapists who may be interested in finding their future place in the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic field.

Invite your friends who may be interested in our Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapy Programs.

tUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 / 7 PM - 9 PM

7:00 PM – Reception (Light dinner)

7:30 PM – Lecture

 The Lovett Center - library, 900 Lovett Blvd, Houston, TX 77006





CFPS Open House - December 5, 2018 - 7pm - Glen O. Gabbard, MD

posted Nov 15, 2018, 6:54 PM by Cristy Jennings

Interested in how psychoanalytic training can help your clinical work?

▪ Want internationally renowned analysts’ supervision?

▪ Want to be a part of a global network of clinicians?

If so, please join us at our Psychoanalytic Open House for a special presentation.GLEN O. GABBARD, MD 

“Psychoanalysis -- the impossible profession in an impossible era” -  Psychoanalysis has always been considered the impossible profession. Today in an era of quick fixes and cyber communication, it may seem even more impossible. However, it has never been more needed. The emphasis on rapid resolution of problems, the preference for the surface over depth, and the pervasive sense of apocalyptic doom all cry out for an answer that involves the interiority of the individual and the collective search for understanding of the unconscious.  These issues and others will be addressed as part of an introduction to psychoanalysis.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 / 7 PM-9 PM
7:00 PM – Reception (Light dinner)
7:30 PM – Lecture
THE LOVETT CENTER - 1ST FLOOR
900 Lovett Blvd, Houston, TX 77006


Invite your friends who may be interested in our Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapy Programs.

Visiting Teacher: Judy Kantrowitz. PhD - November 16 and 17, 2018

posted Aug 25, 2018, 7:37 AM by Cristy Jennings   [ updated Sep 3, 2018, 2:31 PM by Crissy Nolen ]

Judy L. Kantrowitz,, PhD is a training and supervising analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and a Clinical Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.. She is the author of three books, 
The Patient's Impact on the Analyst (1996) ; Writing about Patients: responsibilities, risks, and ramifications,(2006) and  Myths of Termination: what patients can teach analyst about endings (2014) and papers on the patient -analyst match and outcome of psychoanalysis and others on Impasses in analysis. She has served three times on the Editorial Board s of JAPA and is currently on the board of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly She is in private practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Brookline, MA.  On Saturday, November 17, 2018 Dr. Kantrowitz will present "The Analyst: disabled and enabled by what’s personal" to CFPS Faculty.  On November 16, 2018, she will present to CFPS Adult and Child Candidates and Trainees.

Visiting Teachers: Rosemary H. Balsam, FRCPsych & Paul Schwaber, PhD - March 2 & 3, 2017

posted Jan 25, 2018, 10:17 AM by CFPS Information   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 10:42 AM by Cristy Jennings ]


Rosemary H. Balsam FRCPsych (Lond), MRCP (Edin), (from Belfast, N. Ireland), is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Yale Medical School; staff psychiatrist in the Yale Department of Student Mental Health and Counseling, and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, New Haven, Conn. Her special interests are gender developments, young adulthood, the place of the body in psychic life, the work of Hans Loewald and teaching. She has written award winning papers and books, and was a National Woman Traveling Psychoanalytic Scholar for APsaA. She is on the editorial boards of PQ, and Imago, and with her husband, Paul Schwaber, she is co-editor of the Book Review Section of JAPA. Her most recent book is: Women’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis (2012, Routledge); and most recent paper is R. H. Balsam (2017) Freud, The Birthing Body and Modern Life JAPA 65.1 p.61-90.


Paul Schwaber Ph.D. is a practicing psychoanalyst and a Professor of Letters Emeritus at Wesleyan University. An ex- Director of their College of Letters, his main interests are the relations of imaginative literature to psychoanalysis, and teaching.  He co-edited Of Poetry and Power: Poems Occasioned by the Presidency and by the Death of John F. Kennedy (Basic Books) and is the author of the award-winning The Cast of Characters: A Reading of Ulysses (Yale University Press. 1999).  In 2014, he received the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award by the American Psychoanalytic Association.  A graduate of the Western New England Institute, he was Chair of its faculty and has served as its President.  He has served on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and at present is on the Board of the James Joyce Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  He and his wife, Rosemary Balsam edit the Book Review section of JAPA.

Both speakers will present, talk with each other and the audiences about the implications of the sexed and gendered body, its meanings and actions situated within historical developments in psychoanalysis and cultural perspectives.

Illustrations will be drawn from clinical material, the Case of Dora and Molly Bloom in Joyce’s Ulysses.

Friday, March 2nd – 2:00-5:00pm - Candidates & Trainees are invited to bring case vignettes or clinical dilemmas regarding gender. 

Saturday, March 3rd – 9am to 12noon – Faculty Retreat - Gender Flexibility:  Changing Language, Changing Bodies

Open House - Peter Fonagy, PhD - MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 / 7 PM-9 PM

posted Jan 24, 2018, 10:10 AM by CFPS Information   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 10:05 AM by Cristy Jennings ]

Are you interested in:
· Knowing about recent findings on comparative psychotherapy outcome?

·  Identifying general factors associated with psychic change?

·  Linking developmental social cognitive models to models of change in therapy?


If so, please join us at our  Psychoanalytic Open House for a special presentation by the distinguished guest speaker:
Peter Fonagy, PhD :
“Recent ideas about mechanisms of change in psychotherapy.Have all psychotherapies been created equal?”

Monday, january 29, 2018 / 7 PM-9 PM
7:00PM – Reception (Light dinner)
7:30PM – Lecture
The Lovett Center - 1st FLOOR - 900 Lovett Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
                                                                 Please RSVP By email to info@cfps-tx.org

Open House November 29th - Felecia Powell-Williams EdD, LPC-S, RPT/S

posted Oct 30, 2017, 9:58 AM by Cristy Jennings   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 9:55 AM by CFPS Information ]

Interested in how psychoanalytic training can help your clinical work? Want internationally renowned analysts’ supervision? Want to be a part of a global network of clinicians?

If so, please join us at our Psychoanalytic Open House for a special presentation by distinguished guest speaker, Felecia R. Powell-Williams, EdD LPC-S RPT/S on “Delayed Reactions: Stories of Childhood Trauma".

Invite your friends who may be interested in our Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapy Programs.

Wednesday, November 29, from 7-9 p.m.
The Lovett Center, 900 Lovett Blvd. Houston, TX 77006.
Please RSVP to info@cfps-tx.org or call 713-524-0791.

CFPS Welcomes Jack Foehl, Ph.D. as Visiting Teacher - November 17 & 18

posted Oct 8, 2017, 5:57 AM by Cristy Jennings   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 9:58 AM ]

Dr. Foehl is Training and Supervising Analyst at Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Supervisor and Faculty Member at Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and at Harvard Medical School. He is Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct) at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Assistant Editor for Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and is an Editorial Board Member of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. He writes in the areas of phenomenology and psychoanalysis addressing the nature of clinical experience in psychoanalytic process describing subjectivity, intersubjectivity, and properties of the phenomenal field. He practices in Brookline, MA.

Jack Foehl, Ph.D. will  conduct a workshop for Candidates and Trainees on Friday, November 17 2:00- 5:30, and present at a Faculty Retreat on November 18 at 8:30 AM: “Learning Through Experience: Phenomenology in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice”

CFPS Announces Two new Psychoanalyst

posted May 31, 2017, 12:06 PM by CFPS Information

CFPS hosted the Annual David A Freeman Dinner to celebrate Sharon W. Chada, Ph.D. and Holly D. Crisp-Han, MD for graduating from the Studies in Psychoanalysis. Both Psychoanalysts have joined the CFPS Faculty.

CFPS Visiting Professor - Donald B. Moss, MD

posted Feb 7, 2017, 4:14 PM by CFPS Information   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 9:16 AM ]

CFPS Welcomes Donald B. Moss, M.D., as Visiting Professor 
presenting at a Faculty Retreat on March 4th at 8:30 AM, and at a workshop for Candidates and all Trainees, "Finding Your Own Clinical Voice"on March 3rd 2:00 PM-5:00 PM  


"After the Offense--Thoughts on Forgiveness"

We have no doubt whatsoever about the meanings and manifest intentions of retaliation, revenge and punishment. Each aims to restore and buttress the status quo ante so as to prevent the recurrence of another violation. As for forgiveness, though, we are filled with questions. We do not know exactly what the word means, do not even know whether it is possible. We do not know whether forgiveness must involve both figures or can occur privately. We do not know its motives, nor even whether it is motivated. We do not know what is required for it, what demands it makes on both the forgiver and the forgiven. Most fundamentally, we do not know whether forgiveness expresses a capacity or a failure.

Filled as we are with “not knowing”, we occupy the uncomfortable position of having to answer all questions about forgiveness by resorting to definitions, none of which is likely to be persuasive. This 

presentation will focus on the fundamental plasticity and volatility of the meanings of “forgiveness" and how this plasticity and volatility contribute to the term's irreducibly charged moral, social and psychological standing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To conceptualize forgiveness as a particular psychological entity, distinct from reparation. 

  2. To expose our non-neutral bias toward "forgiveness" and against "revenge." 

  3. To locate forgiveness as an integral feature of mutative interpretation.


Donald Moss, MD is on the Faculty of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, NYU Medical Center, and is a founding member of “Second Story”, a Psychoanalytic Salon. He is a prolific psychoanalytic writer, editor, and a presenter who focuses on the elemental problem sites of masculinity (mind/body, inside/outside, heterosexual/homosexual, love/hate, singular/plural) while arguing against any settled notion of what men – and women – want. Last January he received a standing ovation after wowing the audience with his plenary address at the annual meeting of American Psychoanalytic Association’s Winter Meetings. Dr. Moss has a private practice in New York City.

Suggested preparatory readings:


1. Dostoevsky, F. “The Grand Inquisitor"

2. Strachey, J.  "The Nature of Therapeutic Action in Psychoanalysis"


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