DSPP Program



Hi everyone,

As we begin another program year, I would like to introduce myself as the new president of DSPP. I am a licensed psychologist and practice in uptown. I recently completed the PostgraduateProgram in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and hope to pursue analytic training in the near future. As my personal study of psychoanalysis has deepened, so has my passion for the material and work with my patients. I am eager to share this enthusiasm and hope to continue to strengthen our already rich psychoanalytic community in Dallas.

Our theme for this year is "Neurobiological and Psychoanalytic Approaches to Regulation." This theme will be explored in the context of regulating one's presence in the therapeutic dyad, conscious and unconscious communication, affect, and self-esteem. We are fortunate to have Dr. Allan Schore present at our fall workshop. As I mentioned, we will be co-hosting this event with the Dallas Psychological Association. This collaboration has been helpful in securing such a prominent speaker and will also be a good opportunity for us to connect with the broader psychology community in Dallas.I am also excited to share that Drs. Glen Gabbard and Holly Crisp will be presenting at our spring workshop.

I am grateful to my mentors, colleagues, and supervisor for their guidance and help in facilitating this year's programming. I would also like to thank our executive committee members - Scott Hickman, Berit Johnson, Jason Berman, Christy Tucker, Scott Nelson, Zane Dodd, Amanda Moates, Anna Brandon, Alicia Coleman, Denise Humphrey, Noelle McDonald, Stephanie Swales, Angelica Tratter, Ken Trevino,Estee Marchesani, and Natalie Nichols-Jones. Please feel free to approach any of us with suggestions, questions, and potential interest in participating on the EC in the future.

I would like to thank the Dallas Psychological Association, particularly Alex Foxwell and Kim Roaten, for collaborating with us on our upcoming fall workshop. I am also pleased to share that the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center will continue to sponsor this year's events.

Monthly meetings will begin at 7pm. Drinks and snacks will be served from 7-7:30pm, and the presentation will be held from 7:30-9pm. These meetings will take place at 12700 Preston Road, Room 270, Dallas, 75230. The fall workshop will be held in the theater at Bishop Lynch High School, which is located at 9750 Ferguson Road, Dallas, 75228.

Carissa Scott, Ph.D.




WORKSHOP AND MONTHLY MEETING LOCATIONS

Monthly meetings will begin at 7pm. Drinks and snacks will be served from 7-7:30pm, and the presentation will be held from 7:30-9pm. These meetings will take place at 12700 Preston Road, Room 270, Dallas, 75230. The mini-workshops are free to members and students. Non-member professionals may attend for $10 per mini-workshop, payable on site. The fee includes CEUs, drinks & snacks. The fall workshop will be held in the theater at Bishop Lynch High School, which is located at 9750 Ferguson Road, Dallas, 75228.


March 7, 2009
Spring Mini-Workshop: Adoption: The Known, Uncertain and Fantasized Ties that Bind
Joellen Peters, Ph.D., JoAnn Ponder, Ph.D., Sharon Horowitz, Ph.D.

November 8, 2008
Fall Workshop: Pamela B. Sorensen, Ph.D., MACP (Brit)
“What to do? Thoughts about Linking Dynamic Formulation and Treatment Intervention.”


November 3, 2007
We Are Driven: Modern Drive Theory and Practice
Fall Workshop with Cordelia Schmidt-Hellerau, Ph.D.

March 8, 2008
The Lacanian Unconscious in America
Spring Workshop with Judith Feher Gurewich, Ph.D.

April 12, 2008
Therapeutic Constructions and Our Multiple Selves
Closing workshop with Kenneth Gergen, Ph.D.


April 22, 2006

Chronic Sorrow: Dream and Reality

Susan Roos, Ph.D., LCSW, BCD, FT

November 13, 2004
Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Race, Class, and Culture
Neil Altman, Ph.D

April 24, 2004
Frontiers of Dialectical Constructivism:
The Myths of Free Association
and the Potentials of the Analytic Relationship
Irwin Hoffman, PhD

October 11, 2003
A Lacanian Approach to Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Francis Hofstein, MD

May 3, 2003
A Relational/Intersubjective
Approach to Conjoint Therapy
Philip Ringstrom, PhD, PsyD

October 12, 2002
"Reflective Space"
Robert D. Hinshelwood, MD

April 6, 2002
Originator of Interpersonal Relational Theory 
aka, Control Mastery Theory
Joseph Weiss, MD

November 3, 2001
The Person under the Problem: How Understanding 
Personality Structure Empowers Psychotherapy

Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.

March 24, 2001
The Psychoanalytic Perspective vs.
"Empirically Validated Therapies"
Drew Westen, Ph.D.

March 15, 2001
Preventing Mass Murder in Schools:
Understanding Violent Children from "Peaceful" Families

November 4, 2000
Objects of Hope: Exploring Possibility
and Limit in Psychoanalysis

Steven Cooper, Ph.D.

April 1, 2000
Beyond Either/Or: Gender, Intersubjectivity and the Post-Oedipal
Jessica Benjamin, Ph.D.
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November 13, 1999
You've Got to Suffer if You Want to Sing the Blues:
Psychoanalytic Reflections on Self-Pity, Guilt and Romance

Stephen Mitchell, Ph.D.