Reviews and Awards

Gradiva Award finalist for Best Clinical Book of 2010 for Loving Psychoanalysis: Technique and Theory in the Therapeutic Relationship.

Loving Psychoanalysis: Technique and Theory in the Therapeutic Relationship. Reviewed in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (2010) and the Clinical Social Work Journal (2009).

Useful Servants: Psychodynamic Approaches to Clinical Practice. (Jason Aronson, Inc., 1996). Reviewed in the Journal of Analytic Social Work (1998).

Dignity Matters: Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Perspectives (Routledge, 2016). Reviewed in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (2017).

Herbert Herskovitz Memorial Prize awarded by the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute for “Frère Jacques: Learning to Play with Lacan.” May 1996.

Other Writings and Presentations

“Means and Ends in Hitchcock’s Vertigo, or Kant You See?” Chapter in Dignity Matters: Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Perspectives (Routledge). Presented at the Bryn Mawr College Center for Visual Culture, September 24, 2014 and at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, November 23, 2014. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 96, 1 2015.

“Dignity.”  Chair and Co-Proposer (with Kimberlyn Leary, Ph.D) of panel. Panelists: Donna Hicks, Ph.D, Salman Akhtar, M.D., and M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D.  Meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. January 18, 2014.

“Write Away!”  Presentation sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, April 7, 2013

“Ethics in Practice.” Two session workshop co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, March 27 and April 10, 2013

“Psychoanalysis.” Web “Career Chat.” IE University, Madrid, Spain. February 27, 2013.

Presenter, “Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice.” Faculty Meeting, the Institute of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, February 4, 2013.

Faculty discussant, “Trauma and the Burden of Invisibility: Recovery and the Reclamation of a Visible Self,” by Matthew Steinfeld, Ph.D. Meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association, January 14, 2012.

“Drawing the Line: Boundaries and Boundary Violations in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship.” Presentation at Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, April 16, 2010.

“(Word)Playing and Reality: The Psychoanalytic Glossary from Sterba to Akhtar.” The American Psychoanalyst, newsletter of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Fall/Winter 2009 Issue.

Presentation on teaching the writing of clinical cases. Workshop on Writing Case Reports, the American Psychoanalytic Association Meetings, January 14, 2010.

“Impossible Situations.”  Presented at Advanced Ethics for Psychotherapists Workshop, the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, May 2, 2009.

“Spellbound by Vertigo, or The Fallen Woman.” Discussion of Hitchcock’s Vertigo presented at the Cultural Film Series, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, March 26, 2008.

“The P-word: Ethics in Psychoanalytic Writing.”  Presented at Advanced Ethics for Psychotherapists Workshop, the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, May 12, 2007.

Case Presentation to Jay Greenberg, Ph.D.   Invited presenter at a Two Day Clinical Workshop at the American Psychoanalytic Association Annual Meetings, June 14-15, 2006, Washington, D.C.

“In the Mind’s Eye, or You Can’t Spell Psychoanalysis Without C-H-A-O-S.”  Invited paper, Elective Affinities Conference panel on Medical Case Studies, sponsored by the International Association of Word and Image Studies, University of Pennsylvania, September 26, 2005. Invited presentation, The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, Feb., 28, 2009.

“Nothing But the Truth: Self-disclosure, Self-revelation, and the Persona of the Analyst.”  Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 55, 1, 2007.   Presented at the American Psychoanalytic Association Meetings, January 24, 2003, as the invited keynote address at the Fall Dinner of the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology,  September 23, 2005, and at the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, February 4, 2007.

“Catching the Wrong Leopard: Courage and Masochism in the Psychoanalytic Situation.”  Psychoanalytic Quarterly. 75, 2, 2006.  Presented to the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, January 24, 1999, at the American Psychoanalytic Association Annual Meetings, May 14, 1999, and at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East, September 27, 1999. Also published as “Courage” in Akhtar, S., Ed. Good Feelings; Psychoanalytic Reflections on Positive Emotions and Attitudes (Karnac, 2009), part of the International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas and Applications Series.

Guest lecturer, Seminar on “Beauty: A Conversation Between Chemistry and Culture,” Bryn Mawr College, March 24, 2005.

“To Have and to Hold: On the Experience of Having an Other.”  Psychoanalytic Quarterly.  73, 4, 2003. Presented at the fall meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association Dec.17, 2000; to the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, March 18, 2001; and at the Lucy Daniels Foundation, Cary, NC, Feb. 14, 2009.

“Beauty Treatment: the Aesthetics of the Psychoanalytic Process.” Psychoanalytic Quarterly 72, 4, 2003.  Presented at the Fall meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Dec. 16, 2000; at the Lucy Daniels Foundation, Cary, NC, Feb. 9, 2002; and at the Bryn Mawr College Symposium on Beauty, February-March, 2004.

Chair, Meet-the-Author Panel, fall meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Author, Daniel Menaker (The Treatment), Discussants: Theodore Jacobs, M.D., and Stanley Coen, M.D. Dec.17, 2000.

“On the Mirror Stage with Henry and Eliza, or Play-ing with Pygmalion in Five Acts.” The Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 3, 2, April 2001Presented at the Haverford College Literature Colloquium, March 24, 1999, at the American Psychoanalytic Association Fall Meetings, Dec. 18, 1999; at the Bryn Mawr College Center for Visual Culture, Nov. 1, 2000 and at the North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society, Nov. 10, 2000.

Guest Lecturer, Graduate Seminar on Freud, English Department, Rutgers University/Camden, April 17,2001.

Organizer and Co-Chair of Symposium, “Freud and Dora – 100 Years Later.” September 23, 2000 at the University of Pennsylvania. Keynote address by Patrick J. Mahony, Ph.D.

Writing Workshop for Psychoanalytic Candidates, University of North Carolina – Duke University Psychoanalytic Education Program, Nov. 12, 2000

Discussion of performance of the play, Look Homeward Angel, Paul Green Theater, University of North Carolina, Nov. 12, 2000.

Co-editor,The Philadelphia Interpreter, Newsletter of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.  (2001-2003)

Editor,The Observing Ego, Newsletter of the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Society. (1998-2001)

“The Write Stuff.”  Writing workshop for clinical social workers, sponsored by the National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work, June 26, 1999.

“D’Accord.”  Discussion of “Paradise Regained: The Restoration of Lost Passion,” by Gittelle Sones, Ed.D, Ph.D.  Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, December 19, 1998.

Session Chair, “Lacan’s Versions of Homosexual Desire.”  At conference: “Turn of the Century — End of Analysis?  Jacques Lacan’s Legacy and the Twenty-First Century,” University of Pennsylvania, Institut Français de Culture et Technologie. Philadelphia, PA, April 3, 1998.

“Is Psychoanalysis Dead?”  Presentation at Barnes and Noble, Bryn Mawr, PA , August 14, 1997, and Ludington Library, Bryn Mawr, PA,  January 13, 1998.

Guest Lecturer and discussant of a student case presentation, Immaculata College Psy.D. Program, Immaculata, PA, Dec. 15, 1997.

“Paying and Reality.” The Austen Riggs Center Review, 11, 1, Spring 1998. Presented as a discussion of “The Boundaries are Shifting: Renegotiating the Therapeutic Frame,” by Edward Shapiro, M.D., Scientific Session of the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Society, October 15, 1997.

“Frère Jacques: Learning to Play with Lacan.” Presented at the fall meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association, December 21, 1996

Discussant, “Experiences in Supervision.” Seminar sponsored by the National Study Group on Social Work and Psychoanalysis (National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work), October 26, 1995.

Guest Lecturer, Haverford College, April 26, 1994 and April 25, 1995.

“Dora and Dora(not).”  Lecture at the Saint Joseph’s University Counseling Center, January 13, 1993.

Moderator for John E. Gedo, M.D., “Analytic Interventions: The Question of Form.” and Helen Rosen, Ph.D., Case Presentation, November 21, 1992.

Moderator for Joyce Kraus Aronson, Ph.D., “Telephone, Countertransference, and Time: Treating the ‘Untreatable’ Anorexic.” and Carol Tosone, M.S., Discussant, May 29, 1992.

“Choosing a Therapist.”  Article in the Jewish Exponent, December 4, 1992.

“Psychotherapy.” Lecture at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science,  November 18, 1992.

“Psychological Contributions to Social Struggle: Clinical Significance of Oppression.” (with P. Lichtenberg and C. Reimert). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, April 6, 1983.

“Social-Emotional Keys to the Division of Power.” (with P. Lichtenberg and C. Reimert). Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, September, 1982.

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