Deeper Connection: Accessing Body, Intuition and the Spiritual in the Analytic Hour.


Our upcoming theme invites presenters to explore the multiple (often uncanny and inarticulable) forms of knowing that occur in the therapy hour. Much is simultaneously elucidated and obscured by our theoretical scaffolding, and our understanding is always playing catch-up to the complexities that unfold between therapist and patient. Through the theme of Deeper Connection we hope to shed light on the role of the ineffable and uncanny by spotlighting the role of embodied experience, intuition and the spiritual in the clinical hour.


October 22, 2022 – Clinical Conference with Donnel Stern, PhD –  Emerging from the Embeddedness of the Other

November 12, 2022 – Cultural Competency Conference with Lara Sheehi, PsyD – Psychoanalysis Starts with Fanon

March 4, 2023 –  Ethics Conference with Karen Maroda, Ph.D, ABPP – Ethical Use of Self Disclosure and the Analyst’s Fear of Doing Harm



October 11 and 18 (2.0 CEs) – Carrie Barron, MD – Flight into Fantasy and Loss of Hope in Object Relations


MONTHLY MEETINGS  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) the first Wednesday of each month

September 7, 2022
Gemma Marangoni Ainslie, PhD – When Reality Conspires: The Pandemic and the Transference

October 5, 2022
Noelle Burton, PsyD – The Bad Seed: Mystical Experience and Time Travel in the Treatment of Psychopathy

November 2, 2022
Willow Pearson Trimbach, PsyD, LMFT, MT-BC – Dreaming as an expression of the spiritual psyche

December 1, 2022
Holiday Party

January 4,  2023
Katrina Taylor, LMFT – Deeper Connection: On Dreaming One’s Patient

February 1, 2023
David Levit, PhD – Somatic Experiencing: Enhancing Psychoanalytic Holding for Trauma and Catastrophic Dissociation – Contending with the Flood and the Fog

March 1, 2023
Hemda Arad, Ph.D – EMDR and Relational Psychoanalysis

April 5, 2023
Stacy Nakell, LCSW, CGP – Treatment for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: An Integrative Psychodynamic Approach

May 3, 2023

Ricardo Ainslie – PhD – City and Psyche: Understanding cities and communities as psychological spaces