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



Ethan M. Klein, LCSW

ethanm.klein@gmail.com 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

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 77079-6826Phone: 713-400-7400Cell: 832- 423-0543Fax: 713-974-0870

Dilara Hasdemir

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

Martha Maer, LPC

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

Stephanie C Sim, MD

Dr.Sim@StephanieSimMD.com 4111 Monarch Dr Sugar Land , Texas 77479 Phone: 832-541-0609

Karen Winston

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

Denise Zaborowski, PhD

5001 Lodge View Lane Austin, TX 78731 denisezaborowski@gmail.com Phone: 512-418-8144


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



Alumni Group Round Table Discussion Series

October 02, 2020 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - Video Session

Clinical Issues in Working with Couples and Individuals Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence

Facilitator: Karen “Kacie” Campbell-Liput, LCSW

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as actual or threatened harm of a physical, sexual, or psychological nature by a current or former partner or spouse. Based on surveys conducted by the CDC, it is estimated that 3 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men in the U.S. have experienced rape, physical assault, or stalking. Based on the victims who have come forward, we know that the issue cuts across race, sexual orientation, and social class, in addition to gender. Despite the prevalence and seriousness of IPV, however, the psychoanalytic literature on the topic has been scant until the past decade. Our discussion will explore the treatment considerations in working with couples (Goldner, 2004; Humphries & McCann, 2015) and individuals (Bogat et al, 2013; Stein, 2012) who present with IVP. While psychoanalytic psychotherapy can assist the couple in recognizing the underlying dynamics of their behavior, a more integrated, active approach is needed to address power inequities and develop safety plans. Treatment interventions also should empower victims and address their emotional dysregulation, splitting, and dissociation.

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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