Lecture and Book Discussion


Anne Anlin Cheng, PhD

Thursday, December 9, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Central time

Live Zoom Presentation

Register for Zoom invitation (link will be emailed the day of the event)


$20 CFPS Faculty, HPS Member, Alumni Group Members * $155 CFPS Candidates ,Trainees, Alumni Student Member * $40 Non-members

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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).

Round Table Discussion Meetings are scheduled once or twice per month from August 2021 through May 2022 for a total of 13. The group will meet from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM, through video sessions only. 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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Mourning, Melancholia, and Loss: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives Theoretical Foundations and Controversies

August 6, 2021: Mourning and Melancholia: Foundational Perspectives - Facilitator: Alana Spiwak, MD

September 10, 2021: Defenses Against Mourning: Unresolved Grief and Pathological Mourning - Facilitator: Richard Michael, PhD

September 24, 2021: Ordinary People: Loss and Grief in the Family System - Facilitators: Jamie L. Loveland, PhD, LCSW & Ellen Safier, LCSW (Please note new time)

October 1, 2021: Parent Loss in Childhood: Are Children Able to Mourn? - Facilitator: JoAnn Ponder, PhD & Ann Weiss, LPC

Mourning as Part of the Developmental Process

October 22, 2021: Losses and Mourning on the Developmental Journey to Adulthood - Facilitator: Carol Wolfe, LPC

November 12, 2021: Losses and Mourning Among Older Adults - Facilitator: Nancy Warren, PhD

Multiple Facets of Loss and Mourning

December 3, 2021: Into the Fog: Dementia Patients and Their Family Caregivers - Facilitators: James Lomax, MD & Sheila LoboPrabhu, MD

January 7, 2022: Losses and Mourning in Immigration - Facilitators: Asli Baykal, PhD; Tara Chivukula, LCSW; Leticia Fallick, LPC & Denise Lemos Zaborowski, PhD, LPC-S

January 28, 2022: Mourning a Massive Trauma - Facilitator: Sharon Chada, PhD

March 4, 2022: Mourning a Suicide - Facilitator: Cynthia Mulder, LCSW

Intergenerational Transmission of Unmourned Loss and Trauma

March 25, 2022: Historical Trauma and Racial Melancholia Among Chinese Americans: Clinical Implications - Facilitators: Beverly Du, MD & Christina Treece, MD

April 8, 2022: The Child of Parents with Unresolved Mourning - Facilitator: JoAnn Ponder, PhD

May 6, 2022: Intergenerational Transmission of Loss - Facilitator: Dania Eldandashli, LPC


Check the latest updates and upcoming events in Alumni News.



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


JoAnn I. Ponder, Ph.D.

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

2021-2022 MEMBERS

Ariela Alpert, LCSW 2923 West Dallas St
Houston, TX 77019
Phone : 832-878-6826

Monica Altamirano, LPC
alta_monica@yahoo.com1302 Waugh Dr. #704)Houston TX 77019Phone: 713-298-4645

David J. Ansell, D.O. 707-B Sabine St. Houston, TX 77007 Phone: 281-782-4208
Fax: 832-565-1494

Kriste Babbitt, MD 4295 San Felipe St. Suite 205Houston, TX 77027Phone: 713-337-9009 Cell: 713-364-4694 Fax: 832-827-8507

Alexandra Blekhman, LPC 2211 Norfolk, Suite 615,
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 832- 455-0515

Paul Boone, LPC 15904 Royal Ashdown Drive
Austin, TX 78717
Phone: 512-636-6810
Kalonda Bradshaw, MDStudies in Child Psychoanalysiskbradshawmd@gmail.com6701 Fannin St., Suite 1740Houston, TX 77030Phone: 832-822-2787

Justin Cullers, APRN, PMHNP-BC 11009 Alhambra
Houston, TX 78759
Phone: 512-466-1293

Susan Depew, LCSW

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

Leticia Fallick, MA, LPC 14027 Memorial Drive #132 Houston, Texas 77079-6826Cell: 832- 423-0543
Sharette Gray, MD, FAPAStudies in Child Psychodynamic Psychotherapydrgraypsychiatry@gmail.com1914 Justin LaneAustin Texas 78757Phone: 512-300-0428Fax: 512-300-0846

Barton Jones, LCSW 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 204 Houston, Texas 77098 Phone: 832-263-3275

Dana Levy Boyko, LCSW
900 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006Phone:713-857-8467

J. Nan Lefforge, L.C.S.W.

lefforgenan@gmail.com4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 352Houston, TX 77027Phone: 713-840-0333Fax: 713-840-0188

Nadia Leibovitz LMSWnadia.n.leibovitz@gmail.com730 N Post Oak Rd #301Houston, TX 77024Phone: 713-303-1328

Martha Maer, LPC 2726 Bissonnet StSte 240 PMB 623 Houston, TX 77005 Phone: 713-252-1671
Adriana Martinez Crane, LCSW
Studies in Adult Psychoanalysis 3100 Richmond Ave. suite 403 Houston, TX 77098 Phone: 281-468-1281
William A Myerson PhD MBA 4203 Montrose Boulevard Suite 370Houston, TX 77027Phone: 713-527-9854 Cecilia Samish, LCSW
10303 Willowgrove Dr
Houston, TX 77035 Phone: 713-661-4332
Seema Thekdi, MD
5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 530
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 832-919-6223

Karen Winston 6300 West Loop S #330 Bellaire, TX 77401 Phone: 713-826-5984

Denise Zaborowski, PhD, LPC-S

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


Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

August 28, 2021, 10am- 1:15pm: LONE TWIN: Mourning the Loss of a Twin an online film screening and panel discussion with - Discussants: Ricardo Ainslie, PhD; Mary Burke, LCSW & Joan A. Friedman, PhD
3 CE/CMES - $50 CFPS Faculty, HPS Member and Alumni Group Members; $25 CFPS Candidates and Trainees; Alumni Student Member; $60 Non-members. Register Today

Lecture and Book Discussion

December 9, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm: The Melancholy of Race Revisited - Presenter: Anne Anlin Cheng, PhD
1.5 3 CE/CMES - $20 CFPS Faculty, HPS Member and Alumni Group Members; $15 CFPS Candidates and Trainees; Alumni Student Member $40 Non-members. Register Today

Clinical Panel Discussion

February 26, 2022, 9:00am-12:15pm: Losses, Mourning, and Adaptation in the Adoption Triad: A Birthmother, Adoptee, and Adoptive Mother Speak - Presenters: Joellen Peters, PhD; JoAnn Ponder, PhD & Sharon Horowitz, PhD
3 CE/CMES - $50 CFPS Faculty, HPS Member and Alumni Group Members; $25 CFPS Candidates and Trainees; Alumni Student Member; $60 Non-members

Community Event

April 22, 2022, 5:00pm-7:00pm: Memorial Tattoos - Presenter: Maureen Murphy, PhD (possibly with tattoo artists as well)
2 CE/CMES - $20 CFPS Faculty, HPS and Alumni Group Members; $15 CFPS Candidates and Trainees; Alumni Student Member; $40 Non-members

Clinical Conference

May 21, 2022, 9:00am-12:15pm: Hope, Disillusionment, and Recovery: Psychic Loss and Mourning - Presenter: Peter Shabad, PhD
3 CE/CMES - $50 CFPS Faculty, HPS Member and Alumni Group Members; $25 CFPS Candidates and Trainees; Alumni Student Member; $60 Non-members


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

Monthly Round Table Discussions are only available by video.

Alumni - $150

Alumni who want PEP-WEB

  • Attendance at monthly meetings

  • 1.5 CE/CMEs per meeting

  • Discounted rate for Conference/Special Event

  • 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

  • Discounted rate for Conference/Special Event

Student Membership - $50

Students enrolled in a full-time program

  • Attendance at monthly meetings

  • 1.5 CE/CMEs per meeting

  • Discounted rate for Conference/Special Event

Non-Alumni Clinicians Program CME Fees

1.5 CE/CMEs and lunch include with RSVP

Monthly Round Table Meetings - $30

(6) Six Monthly Round Table Meetings - $150

(13) Thirteen Monthly Table Meetings - $250

Discounted rates for bundle pricing must be paid in advance.

Alumni Group Round Table Evaluation Submission Forms for the 2021-2022 Alumni Group program year, to include all round tables and special events must be submitted within 30 days of the event to receive credit for a CME certificate. No exceptions.

Only graduates/alumni from CFPS are eligible to join the Alumni Group. All others may pay the fee to attend the round table discussions, conferences and special events.

Continuing Education Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [number of credits] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (sponsor number CS1391) is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Social Worker Examiners to offer continuing education units to the social workers.

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (CE Provider Number 379) is approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to offer continuing education credit to licensed professional counselors.

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (Continuing Education Provider Number 340) is approved by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide continuing education activities for marriage and family therapists.

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies maintains responsibility for the program.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

Updated July 2021