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Are We Living in the Same World? Psychoanalysis and Community Mental Health

  • March 09, 2018
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Clarity Child Guidance Center (main campus) 8535 Tom Slick Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229.

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Are We Living in the Same World? Psychoanalysis and Community Mental Health 


Clarity CGC and the San Antonio Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (SASPS) are proud to partner to present a panel featuring Larry Rosenberg, PhD, and Steven Spitz, PhD, Joshua Essery, PsyD, ABPP, Ashley Powell, PhD and Eboney Jackson, PhD. The panel will discuss the challenges of working as a therapist in community mental health settings.

Objectives for this  2-hour CEU presentation include:

  • Participants will learn about challenges associated with applying psychoanalytic concepts to community mental health setings.
  • Participants will be able to identify how psychoanalytic consultation can be helpful for community mental health practitioners and agencies.
  • Participants will be able to understand the implications for graduate education, training, supervision and post-graduate education.
  • Particpants will be able to identify potential benefits to patients when clinicians are provided with psychoanalytically informed training and consultation.

This program qualifies for two hours of CEU credit (LPC, LMSW, LCSW, LSSP, LPA, PhD & PsyD).

Space is limited so please RSVP HERE.

Location: Dining Hall, Clarity Child Guidance Center (main campus) 8535 Tom Slick Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229. (Parking is available in the Parking Garage behind the Dining Hall).

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Larry M. Rosenberg, PhD - A psychoanalytically oriented psychologist in independent practice in Stamford, CT. He is the current President of the Board of the Section for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis of the Psychoanalytic Division of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Rosenberg is a co-editor of the Child Section of the 2nd Edition of Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual. He was a participant in a 2015 retrospective roundtable on effective elements of psychoanalysis published in the American Journal of Psychoanalysis and is co-editor of Progress in Psychoanalysis: Envisioning the Future of the Profession, to be release in May 2018.

Steven Spitz, PhD - Dr. Spitz has a long affiliation with the Westchester Center for the study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and has recently completed his tenure as its director. Dr. Spitz is currently teaching in both the psychoanalytic and adult psychotherapy programs at the Westchester Center. Over the years he has written on a variety of topics including the creative use of the therapeutic relationship (JICAP, 2006), the use of the Rorschach in diagnosing children, and patients' use of the internet. Dr. Sptiz maintains a private practice with children, adolescents and adults in Mt. Kisco, NY and Stamford, CT.

Joshua Essery, PsyD, ABPP - Director of Psychological Services for Clarity Child Guidance Center. Dr. Essery provides outpatient family, group and individual psychotherapy as well as psychological assessment services. He is involved in the supervision and training of psychology residents at Clarity CGC and is a Clinical Professor in the Psychiatry Department at UT Health SA.

Ashley Powell, PhD - Program Manager of the Cyndi Taylor Krier Juvenile Correctional Treatment Center - Girls Program and the Mission Road Center - Weekend Program, Bexar County Juvenile Probation.

Eboney Jackson, PhD - Adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Health SA and provides clinical supervision for pre-doctoral clinical psychology interns. Dr. Jackson has been in private practice for the past two years providing consulation and psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults.


Clarity Child Guidance Center is a not-for-profit mental health treatment center providing programs designed specifically for kids ages 3-17. Our goal is to provide families throughout South Texas greater access to children's mental health care regardless of their ability to pay. Visit for more information.


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