In addition to working full time as a psychoanalyst, I have also spent another part of my professional life as a teaching and educator. I started my teaching carrier as an adjunct professor, teaching graduate psychology classes part time for 15 years. As my interests changed, I began to spend more of my time teaching analytic candidates, clinicians in my own study groups and licensed therapist through various classes offered to the professional community. My teaching life now only involves these last two groups, although I still teach seminars to graduate students in their clinical internships. Part of what I enjoy about teaching is that it gives me a chance to help clinicians understand the theoretical and clinical complexities of the work they are doing with patients. I enjoy helping clinicians grow in their clinical skill and appreciation for the challenges they face in doing psychoanalytic oriented clinical work.
I am adding some information about the classes I teach here in my website. Clinicians interested in information about future classes and study groups are welcome to contact me.
Current Classes for 2016-17:
Perversion taught to candidates at;
The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.
The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.
Private Study group;
Countertransference and projective identification.
Six-week class for the
Northern California Society Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Working with Life and Death Instincts:
Understanding the nature and consequence of destructive Narcissism.
The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, Extension division East Bay
Working with the Frame and Perversion.
The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California
Early Clinicians Case Conference.