CV

Education

  • Master of Science in Clinical Practice, Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY (1988)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (with Honors), Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1986)

Professional Training

  • Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (2008)
  • Certificate in Analytic Group Therapy, Postgraduate Center for Mental Health (2000)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Level 1 (2020)
  • Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (2021)
  • EMDR Level 1 and 2 (2022-2023)

Work History

Private Practice and Consultation

New York, NY (1991 – Present)

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy with individuals, couples and groups; special focus on body image/eating disorders, trauma, substance misuse, identity issues and work with creative and performing artists.
  • Developed workshops for New York University, Barnard College, Parson’s School of Design, Cooper Union, Pace University, Hunter College, Drummer’s Collective, Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard, and PGCMH Group Therapy Department and American Ballet Theatre, Pre-professional division.

Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity

Faculty and Training Supervisor

New York, NY (2010 – Present)

Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis

One-Year Intensive Psychotherapy Program

  • Working With Trauma and Affect
  • Exploring Emotional Dysregulation: Trauma, Eating Disorders, and Substance Misuse
  • Writing Seminar

National Institute for the Psychotherapies

Faculty and Training Supervisor

New York, NY (2010 – Present)

Adult Training Program in Psychoanalysis and Comprehensive Psychotherapy

  • Self Psychology I and II
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Intersubjectivity Theory

Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Faculty

New York, NY (2018 – 2020)

Four-Year Analytic Training Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapy

  • Self Psychology II: The Relational Turn

Institute for Expressive Analysis

Faculty, Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis

New York, NY (2010 – 2016)

  • Narcissism, Self Psychology and Intersubjectivity Theory
  • Work With Trauma

Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis

Faculty, Certificate Program in Trauma Studies

New York, NY (2022 – 2024)

Faculty, Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis

New York, NY (2012 – 2018)

  • Eating Disorder Treatment
  • Developmental Theory and Contemporary Clinical Issues

Case Consultant, Certificate Program in Trauma Studies

New York, NY (2012 – 2017)

New York University School of Education

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Nutrition

New York, NY (1997 – 2002)

  • Graduate seminar on the treatment of Eating Disorders

Renfrew Center

Clinical Coordinator, Day Treatment Program

New York, NY (1996 -1997)

  • Developed and implemented intensive Day Treatment Program for women suffering from eating disorders as well as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress.

New York University Counseling Service

Coordinator of Group Services and Senior Social Worker

New York, NY (1990 -1996)

  • Provided short-term dynamic therapy to individuals and couples
  • Facilitated groups for students with HIV-positive status and eating disorders

Social Worker/Counselor, Saint Mary’s University

Halifax, Nova Scotia (1988 -1989)

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)
  • International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
  • American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychoanalysis (APA, section 39)
  • International Sandor Ferenczi Network (ISF)
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)

Service

  • Director of Training, Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (2023-Present)
  • Consultant, Drummers Collective (2004-2021)
  • Consultant, ABT Pre-Professional Program (2019-2022)
  • Associate Editor, Psychoanalysis, Self and Context (2016-2019)
  • Book Review Co-Editor, Psychoanalysis, Self and Context (Jan. 2020-Jun. 2024)
  • Education Committee, IAPSP (2018-2023)
  • Coordinating Committee, Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (2004-2010)

Publications

Presentations and Workshops