2020-2021 ALUMNI ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION SERIES


Participants will discuss approximately three journal articles per monthly 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, alumni (or guest facilitator), two of whom authored articles on the reading list this year.

Meetings are scheduled on the 1st Friday of the month from July 2020 through May 2021. The group will meet from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM, through video sessions only (until further notice). Log-in information will only be sent to those who register at least two hours before each session

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

Non Alumni Members - $30 each or bundle packages - see annual fee section on this page

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Topics in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice with Special Emphasis on Developmental Issues in Treatment

July 17, 2020: The Infant-Parent Relationship as a Paradigm for Adult Treatment: The Contributions of Ed Tronick - Guest Facilitator: Penelope Hooks, MD

August 14, 2020: Haunted: The Lifelong Legacy of the Replacement Child. - Guest Facilitator: Cecilia Samish, LCSW

September 11, 2020: Shared Trauma: 9/11, Hurricanes, and COVID-19 -Guest Facilitator: Jean Goodwin, MD

October 2, 2020: Clinical Issues in Working with Couples and Individuals Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence - Guest Facilitator: Karen "Kacie" Liput Campbell, LCSW

November 6, 2020: The Dark Shadow of Slavery in the Psyche and Consulting Room -Guest Facilitator: Ryan Parker, LCSW

December 4, 2020: Uncanny Experience in the Clinical Process - Guest Facilitator: Anne Strain, LCSW

January 8, 2021: Wrestling with Thanatos: Hatred in the Consulting Room - Guest Facilitator: Margaret Jordan, PhD

February 19, 2021: Working Through Erotic Transference and Countertransference - Guest Facilitator: David Ansell, DO

March 5, 2021: Die in the Saddle or Dismount that Horse? Issues in the Analyst’s/Therapist’s Retirement from Clinical Practice - Guest Facilitator: Martha Maer, LPC

April 9, 2021: Enactments in the Clinical Process: Acting Out or Generative Opportunities? - Guest Facilitator: Tyson Davis, PsyD

May 7, 2021: Developmental and Treatment Issues in Emerging Adulthood - Guest Facilitator: B. James Bennett, IV, MD


LEADERSHIP

ALUMNI GROUP CHAIR


Ethan M. Klein, LCSW

ethanm.klein@gmail.com 730 N. Post Oak Rd., Suite 350Houston, TX 77025Phone: 832-282-4456

CFPS FACULTY LIAISON

JoAnn I. Ponder, Ph.D.

joannponder@aim.com3660 Stone Ridge Road, Suite D102Austin, TX 78746Phone: 512-496-8244

2020-2021 MEMBERS


Ariela Alpert, LCSW

a@arielaalpert.com 2923 West Dallas St Houston, TX 77019Phone : 832-878-6826

Kriste Babbitt, MD

kristebabbittmd@gmail.com4550 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 320Houston, TX 77027Phone: 713-622-5480Cell: 713-269-1388Fax: 713-622-7381

David Burrows

d.ray.burrows@gmail.com 1114 Camino La Costa Apt 3072, Austin, TX 78752 Phone: 512-375-9970

Susan Depew, LCSW

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

Leticia Fallick, MA, LPC

leticiafallick@gmail.com 14027 Memorial Drive #132 Houston, Texas 77079-6826Cell: 832- 423-0543

Dilara Hasdemir

dilarahasdemir@utexas.edu Phone: 737-202-5816

Dana Levy, LCSW

dana@thelovettcenter.com 5317 Grand Lake St Bellaire, TX 77401 Phone:7138578467

Martha Maer, LPC

mbmaer@comcast.net 3000 Richmond Avenue Houston, TX 77098 Phone: 713-980-9890

Stephanie C Sim, MD

Dr.Sim@StephanieSimMD.com 10701 Corporate Dr. Suite 243 Stafford, Texas 77477 Phone: 832-541-0609

Ann Strain, LCSW

astrain1@juno.com 3000 Weslayan Street, Suite 320 Houston, TX 77027 Phone: 713-338-9175

Seema Thekdi, MD

smthekdi@gmail.com 5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 530 Houston, TX 77005 Phone: 713-476-1642

Karen Winston

kwinstonlmsw@aol.com 3106 Midlane Houston, TX 77027 Phone: 713-666-1419

Denise Zaborowski, PhD, LPC-S

4131 Spicewood Springs Rd Ste C-8 Austin, TX 78759 Office Cell (512)573-2669

ALUMNI ANNUAL FEES

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

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ALUMNI NEWS


Alumni Group Round Table Discussion Series

March 5, 2021 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Video Session

Die in the Saddle or Dismount that Horse?

Issues in the Analyst’s/Therapist’s Retirement from Clinical Practice


Facilitator: Martha Maer, LPC


This roundtable discussion will focus on the issues that propel analysts and therapists toward retirement from clinical practice—or prevent them from thinking much about it. There are few psychoanalytic articles on the topic, most published within the past decade. Nass (2015) attributed this scarcity to omnipotence within the psychoanalytic profession, which leads clinicians to avoid thoughts about ageing, retirement, and mortality. Allphin (2015) emphasized the significance of our professional identities, what happens as we become less in demand in comparison to younger colleagues, and the need to find continued sources of meaning in our lives. When Ingram and Stine (2016) conducted semi-structured interviews with senior psychodynamic psychiatrists, however, they found that the retirees’ sense of self-regard and personal satisfaction actually exceeded expectations of those psychiatrists still in active practice. McKamy (2015) suggested that when burnout is differentiated from longings and age-related challenges, older yet healthy therapists can approach retirement as a normal rite of passage. This reportedly allows for positive termination experiences, despite the inevitable ambivalence and countertransference conundrums and enactments that occur as the termination date approaches.


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FEBRUARY 19, SESSION IS RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 26, 2021

Alumni Group Round Table Discussion Series

February 19, 2021 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - Video Session

Working Through Erotic Transference and Countertransference

Facilitator: David Ansell, DO

Erotic transferences can present generative opportunities for patient growth, yet clinicians may avoid dealing with these experiences due to fears of actual or alleged boundary violations. It definitely behooves the therapist to consider the developmental level of the transference. Sexually-tinged transferences have been viewed on a continuum from erotized, meaning preoedipal or even delusional, to erotic, meaning oedipal or dream-like (de Masi, 2012). The associated countertransferences vary accordingly, with erotized transferences typically provoking feelings of alarm, emotional penetration, rejection, or even repugnance that may impede the treatment. In contrast, erotic countertransference may feel positive, playful, “as if,” and generative. Davies (1998) challenged assumptions that the therapist always represents the oedipal parent in an erotic transference, however, instead suggesting a role for postoedipal sexuality.

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All CFPS graduates of the studies of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy are eligible to join the Alumni Group.

Monthly Meetings are only available by video conference (until further notice).

Alumni - $150

Alumni who want PEP-WEB

  • Attendance at monthly meetings

  • 1.5 CE/CMEs per meeting

  • Lunch is included with RSVP

  • Discounted rate for Conference (if offered)

  • Year-long subscription to the PEP-WEB online psychoanalytic library

Alumni Associate - $100

Alumni who do not want PEP-WEB

  • Attendance at monthly meetings

  • 1.5 CE/CMEs per meeting

  • Lunch is included with RSVP

  • Discounted rate for Conference

Student Membership - $50

Students enrolled in a full-time program

  • Attendance at monthly meetings

  • 1.5 CE/CMEs per meeting

  • Lunch is included with RSVP

  • Discounted rate for Conference

  • Year-long subscription to the PEP-WEB online psychoanalytic library

Non-Alumni Clinicians Program CME Fees

1.5 CE/CMEs and lunch include with RSVP

Monthly Meetings - $30

Five (5) Monthly Meetings - $125

Ten (10) Monthly meetings - $225

Discounted rates for bundle pricing must be paid in advance