Biography

  • Recent Publication:
  • Shrink Rap on the Air, Mentalizing in the Last Frontier, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, December 2012

Education and Clinical Training:

  • 2009- Mentalization Based Therapy – Anna Freud Centre, London England
  • 2008- Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) Adult Attachment Interview Training Institute – June Sroufe PhD and Sonia Gojman de Milan, PhD
  • 1987- Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy -  Greenwich Institute for Psychotherapy and Counseling, New York City
  • 1984- Master of Social Work – New York University, New York City

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Association of Social Work
  • International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)
  • International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

Professional Activities:

  • Psychotherapist since 1984
  • Producer of Shrink Rap radio show at khns.org.  Through live dramatic acts, communication styles and relational patterns are explored through the lens of relational psychoanalysis, attachment and mentalization perspectives
  • Supervisor for psychotherapists, social workers, counselors

Ongoing Studies 

  • Phenomenology, context and intersubjectivity in therapy relationships
  • Psycho-education for the community
  • Rural Psychotherapy

Presentations

  • The impact of Non - Natives upon Alaskan Native culture of at. oow as sacred objects vs. art objects : Loss and Reslience, Klukwan Aaska, August, 2015
  • Creative Transformation of Trauma: Alaskan Native Art's Impact Upon Healing Trauma, Haines Alaska, July 2014  
  • Extending Mentalization to a Native American Population, Lane County Psychological Association, Eugene Or., January 2014
  • Building Relationships: Exploring the complexities of Alaskan Native - non-Native Relationships, Haines Alaska, August 2013
  • Integrating Attachment and Mentalization in Community Psycho Education, Lane County Psychological Association, Eugene Oregon,  February 2013
  • Enactment and Accommodation in psychotherapy relationships, Center for Community Counseling, Eugene Oregon, December 2012
  • Parallels in the role of Hospice Volunteer and the Caller in the Jewish practice of the Shiva ritual, Peace Health Hospice, Eugene Oregon, September 2012
  • Developing security in family relationships: Haines Alaska, 2012
  • Verbal and Non Verbal Communication: A relational perspective in hospice work, Peace Health Hospice, Eugene Oregon, May 2012
  • Jewish Influences in Psychoanalytic Thinking, Temple Beth Israel, Eugene Oregon, March 2012
  • New Frontiers in Relational Psychoanalysis: Shrink Rap on the air, Mentalizing in the last frontier,   IARPP Conference NYC, March 2012
  • Integration of Mentalizing, Attachment and Relational Approaches in Psychotherapy in Rural Alaska - NASW, Anchorage Alaska, 2011
  • Interpersonal Communication - Volunteer training for Hospice of Haines Alaska 2006-2010
  • Attachment in the Classroom – Continuing education class for teachers and clinicians, Haines Alaska,  2008
  • Consultations and In-Service Training for the Haines Borough School District 2006-2010
  • Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview -Center for Community Counseling -  Eugene, Oregon, 2011,  NASW -  Juneau Alaska, 2006