ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Paula L. Ellman, PhD, ABPP, is a training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and the IPA. She is Vice President of the CFS Board, a Member of the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the IPA (COWAP) and a Board Member of the North America Psychoanalytic Confederation (NAPsaC) representing the CFS. She is Visiting Professor at the Sino-American Continuing Training Project for Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy, Wuhan China. She is a co-editor on “Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism: A Clinical Book” published by Karnac Press. And is co-editing with Nancy Goodman "Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide", Routledge, 2017 and "The Courage to Fight Violence Against Women: Psychoanalytic and Multidisciplinary Approaches", Karnac,2017. She has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in North Bethesda, Maryland.
Nancy Goodman, PhD, is a training and supervising analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society, Washington DC, and the IPA. Recent publications extend her work in unconscious fantasy and trauma and violence in the mind: Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide (edited with Paula Ellman, Routledge, 2017) and The Courage to Fight Violence against Women (edited with Paula Ellman, Karnac, 2017). Other recent work includes: The Power of Witnessing: Reflections, Reverberations, and Traces of the Holocaust (edited with Marilyn Meyers, Routledge, 2012), Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism (edited with Harriet Basseches & Paula Ellman, Karnac, 2013). Dr. Goodman has held Chair positions in the Training Institute including Director, the Progressions Committee, and now the Curriculum Committee. She is Director of the online Virtual Psychoanalytic Museum, www.thevirtualpsychoanalyticmuseum.org and maintains a psychoanalytic practice in Bethesda, Maryland.
Harriet Basseches, PhD, ABPP Is a Training and Supervising Analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society and a member of the CFS Permanent Faculty. She has served two terms on the Board of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), functioned as the North American Chair for the IPA 2015 Congress, and served (and continues to serve) on Committees and Task Forces of the IPA. In 2014, she received the Presidential Award for dedicated service to the IPA. Dr. Basseches has served as President of the New York Freudian Society (now CFS), President of the Confederation of Independent (IPA) Societies (CIPS), and President/Chair of the North American Psychoanalytic Consortium (NAPsaC). With Paula Ellman and Nancy Goodman, Editor of Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism, she is in the private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Washington, DC.
Irene Cairo, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a member, Training and Supervising Analyst and Faculty Member of the Contemporary Freudian Society and a graduate and Faculty at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Since 1994 Dr. Cairo has co-chaired, with Dr. Rogelio Sosnik, a discussion group on the work of Wilfred Bion at the biannual meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She has written on Bion’s work, on language and on relations among analysts and institutions.She is currently North American Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Psychoanalytic Association. She is in private practice in New York.
Carolyn Curcio, MSW is an advanced candidate at the Contemporary Freudian Society and a teaching and supervising faculty member at the Washington School of Psychiatry. For several years, she has served as chair of the Washington School of Psychiatry's two-year adult psychotherapy training program, The Clinical Program on Psychotherapy Practice. She has a private practice in Washington, DC where she works with adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Kurt Ela, PsyD, is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He provides individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. Specific areas of focus include Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Challenges, and issues related to Grief and Loss. He also specializes in Group Therapy which he teaches at Georgetown Hospital. Dr. Ela received his BA from Amherst College and his Doctorate in Psychology from George Washington University. He completed his Internship at Pennsylvania Hospital within the University of Pennsylvania Health System where he worked with adult, adolescent, and child patients. He is an Advanced Candidate for adult psychoanalysis at the Contemporary Freudian Society.
Debra Neumann, PhD, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Bethesda, MD. She is a member of CFS and chair of the Professional Development Committee as well as founder and chair of the Multicultural Diversity Committee
Rogelio Sosnik, MD, is a Training and Supervising analyst, Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association; Training and Supervising analyst and Faculty, New York Freudian Society; and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the IPA. He is on the Editorial Board of the IJP. He has published papers in Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, and the US, on the relationship between Ferenczi and Bion, on the British School, on the work of Bleger, and on the Ethical Texture of Psychoanalysis. For over twenty years he has chaired a discussion group on the Clinical Value of Bion’s ideas at the biannual meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association, where he also co-chaired a discussion group on the death penalty. He is in private practice in New York City.
Lisa Schlesinger is a licensed clinical social worker and a Psychoanalyst with a private practice in Bethesda, MD. Lisa began her post graduate training in 1999 at the Washington School for Psychiatry and continued at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, where she completed the three year MPP training, which included a year-long infant observation. Lisa become a Psychoanalyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society. She is a serial blogger and has authored articles for Huff Post, The Washingtonian, and My Tango. Lisa has been quoted in Bethesda Magazine on the subject of having financial abundance, yet being empty. Lisa enjoys opportunities to educate, wrote, or speak in layman’s terms about mental health and psychoanalysis.
For further information regarding this course, please contact Connie Stroboulis at ConnieS3@aol.com or 732-446-4867.