Academic Development & Committees
Chairpersons: Debra Lilienfeld, LCSW and Andrea Smith, PsyD
Chairperson: Linda Futterman, PhD
Chairperson: Aviva Gitlin, PsyD
Chairperson: Stephen V. Eliot, PhD
Chairperson: Kenneth Barish, PhD
Chairpersons: Irene Studwell, LCSW and Julie Willstatter, LCSW
Chairpersons: Sylvia Steinert, LCSW and Carlotta Berg Hanson, LCSW
Chairpersons: Wade Anderson, PhD and Leslie Phillips, LCSW
Chairpersons: Linda L. Golden, LCSW and Sharon M. Picard, LCSW
Chairpersons: Kate Washton, LCSW and Jane Bloomgarden, PhD
Chairperson: Heidi Knoll, LCSW
Chairperson: Linda Fleischman, LCSW
Chairperson: Janet Shimer, LCSW, MBA
Chairperson: Christopher Nardozzi, LCSW
Chairperson: Diane Malkin, LCSW
Chairperson: Bilha Goldberg, LCSW
Chairperson: Jane Bloomgarden, PhD
Online Study Group
Chairperson: Chaim E. Bromberg, PhD
Chairpersons: Bilha Goldberg, LCSW and Constance Haslett, PhD
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. KBarish280@aol.com
The Psychoanalytic Association of WCSPP sponsors a series of Friday evening speakers on a wide range of topics relevant to the practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Consistent with the pluralistic mission and ethos of our institute, our scientific meetings present diverse opinions and theoretical perspectives. Recent meetings, for example, have addressed working with grief in psychotherapy, multiple listening perspectives in psychodynamic therapy, better understanding of children with autism, a new understanding of perception of aggression in women, and ethical issues in psychoanalytic practice. CE credits are available for those who attend as well as drinks and snacks.
Jane Bloomgarden firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Night at WCSPP occurs twice a year, typically in the fall and in the spring. It’s a time for us, as a community, to share clinical perspectives on remarkable movies that we view, often coming from other cultures and sometimes from our own. The films we watch share a common thread: they all speak to the depths of who we are as people and the ways, influenced by culture, that we live, mourn, love, suffer, and manage challenge. CE credits are available for those who attend as are drinks and snacks.
The Diversity Committee aims to promote greater awareness of issues of diversity within the WCSPP community through helping to organize presentations and provide information to the WCSPP community which will enhance our understanding of and encourage curiosity about individuals who are different than us, our own reactions to these differences and to recognize how this affects our personal and clinical interactions. We are committed to advocating for a focus on issues of diversity in the recruitment, education and training of candidates.
Online Study Group
Chaim Bromberg, PhD email@example.com
Several times a year the WCSPP community all read a paper written by a community member and have a lively ONLINE discussion over the course of a week moderated by a few members of our faculty.
Annual Conference Committee
Kate Washton, LCSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Fall, WCSPP holds an annual conference open to the public at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Westchester with speakers, both internal and external to our community, addressing a theme.
Bilha Goldberg, LCSW email@example.com
The events committee plans events such as our annual graduation, September “welcome to candidates” party and other community celebrations.
Leadership Development Committee
The mission of the LD Committee is to provide support to interested members of the WCSPP community as they pursue opportunities for teaching, writing and further training. There are three components to the Committee: The Mentorship effort matches recent graduates with faculty members for the purpose of individual consultation in writing or teaching. In Master Classes senior or visiting faculty present intensive courses that focus on topics of psychoanalytic significance. And, at the Community Forums, papers on a spectrum of timely subjects are presented by faculty members or by recent graduates.