Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Reflections on Money Matters in the Transference/Countertransference Matrix

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT


Presenters: Irwin Hirsch, PhD and George Whitson, PhD

Clinical Material presented by Nicholas Singman, LCSW


George Goldstein, PhD

Janet Shimer, LCSW, MBA

Sylvia Steinert, LCSW

2 CE Hours available for

NY Practitioners – LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs, PHDs, PSYDs

Pending for CT LCSWs

This webinar is live, real-time and interactive

The impact of the exchange of money between patient and therapist and its characterological implications has not received the attention it warrants in literature focused on this complex therapeutic interaction. Issues surrounding money can foreshadow ways patients and therapists project private meaning systems and display character within the dyad. Irwin Hirsch, PhD will discuss the integration of money matters and financial transactions with his recent writing on the analyst’s avoidance of countertransferential discomfort.

George Whitson, PhD will elaborate on his thinking regarding character development and how character manifests in patients and therapists when playing out money matters.

Panel moderators George Goldstein, PhD, Janet Shimer, LCSW and Sylvia Steinert, LCSW will facilitate a conversation around these presentations and incorporate clinical material prepared by Nicholas Singman, LCSW. The material will be discussed to highlight these themes and demonstrate how the handling of money reveals some of the ways that patients and therapists organize their worlds. The issues related to fee setting, billing and collecting have been an under-examined area of important clinical information in our work. The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion.

Irwin Hirsch, PhD is Faculty, supervisor and former director, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is Distinguished visiting faculty, William Alanson White Institute. He is Adjunct clinical professor of psychology and supervisor, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York University. He is Faculty and supervisor, The National Training Program, The National Institute of the Psychotherapies. He has authored over 90 psychoanalytic articles and book chapters and 6 books including the 2008 Goethe Award winning, “Coasting in the Countertransference: Conflicts of Self-Interest between Analyst and Patient”. He is on the following Editorial Boards: Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Psychoanalytic Perspectives.

George Goldstein, PhD is a faculty member, supervisor and former Director of the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is a supervisor at the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York University and is faculty and supervisor at Suffolk Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is also former faculty and supervisor at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and former associate faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Goldstein is the author of book chapters and articles on psychoanalysis, character and countertransference. He is the co-editor of “Sabert Basescu:` Selected Papers on Human Nature and Psychoanalysis”.

Dr. George Whitson is a co-founder and former executive director of the Suffolk Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Whitson is also teaching and supervising faculty at the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis where he teaches the Advanced Dream course. In addition, he has been a teaching and supervising analyst at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. Dr. Whitson is in private practice in Rockville Centre, New York.

Janet Shimer, LCSW, MBA is current Co-Executive Director of the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She is Faculty and Supervisor, WCSPP; She earned her Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Supervision at WCSPP. She is a Former Director of WCSPP Annual Conference; a Former Director of WCSPP Marketing, and Past President, WCSPP Psychoanalytic Association.

Nicholas Singman, LCSW received his analytic training at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He has taught there and at the Suffolk Institute. He maintains a private practice in Tarrytown, NY.

Sylvia Steinert, LCSW is current Co-Executive Director, WCSPP; Faculty, WCSPP; Certificates in Psychoanalysis and Supervision, WCSPP. She is in private practice in Ridgefield, CT.