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  • April 25, 2021 2:56 PM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    Clarity Child Guidance Center is seeking applications for a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Applicants should possess a strong foundation in psychological testing and experience providing services to children and adolescents with complex trauma. Applicants with interest in applying psychodynamic conceptualization and family systems theory to their clinical work are encouraged to apply. In line with Clarity’s mission, we are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow who desires to serve an underserved child and adolescent population in their career.

    Click here to download the full announcement by Dr. Joshua Essery (

  • April 13, 2021 3:40 PM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    ADVENTURES IN THE PSY TRADE Sunday April 24th 6pm London time 


    A Zoom talk in English to the Brazilian Jungian Community, with simultaneous translation into Portuguese and English of both talk and discussion 

    Open to people outside Brazil from whom no fee is being asked

    Sunday April 24th 2pm-4pm Brazil tine, 6pm-8pm London time. For other locations use:

    Scroll down for detailed information in English and Portuguese


    Professor Andrew Samuels

    I saw my first client (a better word than ‘patient’) in 1972, so I have been in this field for 49 years. In 2021, I will be 72. I began as a very young man which has led me to question ‘the wisdom of age’, not only in my case! In this talk, I will describe the role of theatre and politics in my work as a Jungian analyst. In this field I am both an insider and an outsider, as I will explain. Both Jungian and, in a way, anti-Jungian. I will show how, in my case as with everyone, formative family experiences deeply influenced my thinking. The way the invitation was framed makes it impossible for me to avoid referring to my book Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985)/Jung e os Pós Junguianos (1989). At the heart of the talk is the creation of a ‘balance sheet’ for Jungian psychology, with columns for profits/strengths and losses/weaknesses. It may make for ugly listening. I will explain the title during the talk. 



    Andrew Samuels is recognized internationally as one of the foremost political commentators working in the fields of analysis, psychotherapy and depth psychology. He is a pluralist and draws on a wide range of approaches to psyche, including post-Jungian, relational psychoanalytic and humanistic ideas. But he roots his work in people’s lived experience in their family and in society. Andrew is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, in private practice in London, and was Professor of Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex. He was Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and founded both Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility and the Analysis and Activism movement in the Jungian world. He works as a consultant with political leaders, parties and activist groups in several countries, including the United States. He also consults to Britain’s National Health Service. 

    Andrew is a frequent visitor to Brasil and several of his books are published in Portuguese: Dicionário Crítico de Análise Junguiana(Editora Imago, 1988), Jung e os Pós Junguianos (1989, Editora Imago), A Psique Plural (1992, Editora Imago), A Psique Política (1995, Editora Imago), and Política no Divâ (2002, Editora Summus).

    His many books in English have been translated into 21 languages, and include: Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985); A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis (1986); The Father (1986); Psychopathology (1989); The Plural Psyche (1989); The Political Psyche(1993); Politics on the Couch (2001); Persons, Passions, Psychotherapy, Politics (2014); Relational Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling: Appraisals and Reappraisals (edited with Del Loewenthal, 2014). His latest books are A New Therapy for Politics? (2015) and Analysis and Activism: Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Analysis (edited with Emilija Kiehl and Mark Saban, 2016). A number of his articles, lectures and videos are available on:

    Thiasos' meeting with the Brazillian Jungian Community, on Saturday April 24th at 2pm Brazilian time

    Zoom Platform (with simultaneous translations, instructions below)

    Here's the link:


    Enter the Zoom meeting room:
    ID da reunião: 823 0085 5788
    Senha de acesso: 007937


    Instructions on how to activate the simultaneous translation:


    *We'll have simultaneous translation from English to Portuguese to English. If you want to activate this feature, click on the Globe icon that appears in the bottom bar of the screen. Choose English, this way, everything spoken in Portuguese will be simultaneously translates for you in English.

    If you don't need any translation, leave it on Off mode.


     *Whoever accesses the meeting room with their mobiles, will see the options Simultaneous Interpretation by clicking on the three dots, extreme right of the bottom bar. Just click and activate the language you want to hear.  


    *The Q&A will take place at the end of the presentation. Just Raise your Hand and ask to speak. This feature of Raise Hand is in the Chat bar that can be activated by clicking on the Balloon icon that also appears in the bottom bar.

    *Your microphones will be disabled automatically upon entering the room and only the Host and/or Moderator can activate. This is to avoid noise that could impair the comprehension of the speaker's presentation. So, to make your question, if you want, use the Raise Hand Chat feature and the Moderator will tell you when to speak.

    *The Host will also be able to answer technical questions, such as where is the camera, microphone, Globe, etc., and they will always be answered via Chat. So, if you need help, write in the Chat.

    *Important - Everyone must have updated versions of Zoom Meeting for PC and the Zoom app for mobile phones.


    Thiasos' community wishes you a great meeting!

  • February 17, 2021 10:05 AM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    Click here for schedule of upcoming events. Including:

    • Online Conference, Hate and Destructiveness in the Clinical Encounter. Sue Grand, PhD.
    • Self Hatred, Self-Mutilation and Suicide: A Solon facilitated by JoAnn Ponder, PhD
    • March Monthly Meeting- Self-hate, control, and a yearning for relief: Psychoanalysis and th treatment of substance use disorder with Alana Smith, LCSW, LCDC.  
  • February 11, 2021 10:23 AM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    Symposium 2021: The Talking Cure: Past, Present and Especially Future

    All Day, April 17, 2021

    Keynote speakers: Mark Solms, Phd, Christof Koch, PhD. Faculty include Zvi Lothane, MD,  Maggie Zellner, PhD, LP, and Susan Vaughan, MD.  Organizers: Ahron Friedberg, Conference Chair; Anthony L. Bass, Program Chair; Arnold D. Richards, Former Conference Chair; Penny Rosen, Program Consultant. Sponsored by the Consortium of Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapeutic Publications and Organizations (C3PO). 

    Click here for more information

    Click here to register

  • February 11, 2021 10:21 AM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    SICP Lecture Series - Friday March 5 7-9 Eastern Time

    Click here for more information and registration

    This presentation will consider the crucial role of imagination in psychoanalytic work, and its relation to therapeutic creativity. We will explore some differences between imagination and fantasy, and examine the ways in which learning to gain increasingly free access to one’s own imaginary realms in the presence of our patients facilitates points of access to our patients’ and our own internal worlds. We will see how expanding our imagination’s reach deepens psychoanalytic work, and allows freer uses of enactment and enhanced access to other transference/countertransference encounters that lead to change, growth and access to unconscious experience for patient and therapist alike. The structure of the evening will include a brief talk, followed by discussion and the application of these ideas to challenging therapeutic moments.

    About the Presenter: 

    Anthony Bass, PhD is an associate professor and consulting supervising analyst at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, and on the faculty, and training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is a member of the faculty at the Manhattan Institute, ICP, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies National Training Program, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia and the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, where he is a founder and president. He is editor emeritus of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and a founding director of IARPP. He is on the board of the Sandor Ferenczi Center of New York City, and has been a visiting professor at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. He leads clinical study groups and leads workshops throughout the US and Europe.

  • February 08, 2021 12:48 PM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    Reading Philip Brombert

    A 6 session reading group on the work of Philip Bromberg

    Colleagues of Philip Bromberg have joined together to offer a program to discuss and celebrate Bromberg’s work.  There will be a series of six, monthly, online group discussion meetings, each focused on a single article of Bromberg’s, followed in July by a larger memorial to Bromberg’s life and work (the details of the larger memorial will be announced shortly).  All these meetings are accessible to members of all the professional communities across the analytic and trauma worlds who have followed Bromberg’s work over the decades.  

    Each of the monthly online reading group meetings will be a discussion of a paper selected by the group leader(s), who are all people who Bromberg deeply influenced.  These meetings began in February and will continue monthly through July. 

    Attendance is free.  To facilitate discussion, attendance at each group meeting will be limited to 25 people. Due to high demand, please only sign up for one meeting, as available. Each meeting will be announced about one month before it is to take place.

    PROCESS: We are doing registration for one session at a time. Sessions further along in the schedule will be open for registration about one month prior to being held. The registration link is appended just below the description of the seminar (see: REGISTRATION) and is for that seminar only.

    SCHEDULE: Sundays from 1-2:30 p.m. (New York City time) (to accommodate an international audience)

    March 7, 2021.  Leader: Hazel Ipp.  

    Bromberg, P.M. (2000) Potholes on the Royal Road: Or is it an Abyss. Contemporary Psychoanalysis.  36 (1): 5-28

    REGISTRATION: March only, click on this link to generate an email to Dr. Chefetz to reserve a spot. 

    If the above link does not work, please write and put “Register for Bromberg-Ipp March Seminar,” in the subject line. Thank you.


    April 18, 2021.  Leaders: Tony Bass and Cleonie White.

    Bromberg, P.M. (1991) On Knowing One’s Patient Inside Out: The Aesthetics of Unconscious Communication. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1 (4) 399-422. 

    May 16, 2021.  Leaders: Rich Chefetz and Emily Kuriloff.  

    Bromberg, P.M. (2003). One need not be a house to be haunted: On enactment, dissociation, and the dread of “not-me”—A case study. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 13(5): 689-709

    June 13, 2021.  Leader: Donnel Stern

    Bromberg, P.M. (2008) Shrinking the Tsunami: Affect Regulation, Dissociation and the Shadow of the Flood. Contemporary Psychoanalysis 44 (3): 329-350

    July 11, 2021.  Leader: Velleda Ceccoli.  

    Bromberg, P.M. (2014.) Sullivan as Pragmatic Visionary: Operationalist and OperRelationalist, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 50:4, 509-530.

    Articles from Psychoanalytic Dialogues and Contemporary Psychoanalysis are used in this program by permission of Taylor & Francis Ltd,, and William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology and the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society,, respectively.

  • February 07, 2021 2:38 PM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    Kay Schanzer, PhD, LPC , CCP will be leading our conversation this month. The article will be Lombardi, R. (2020). Corona Virus, Social distancing, and the body in psychoanalyst. Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association 68(3), pp 455-462.  Emails with the zoom link and link to more information on this website will be going out to all members. 

  • January 12, 2021 7:46 AM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    Austin Psychoanalytic Society is offering a rich series of offerings, including extended Salon conversations leg by JoAnn Ponder, PhD and an online conference with Otto Kernberg, MD. Click here to see all of the offerings in Jan, Feb, and March. 

  • January 09, 2021 10:32 AM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    AGPA Connect, is the six day conference of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. AGPA Connect will be virtual this year. The theme is "The Power of Groups in A Challenging World” and how fitting this theme at this time in our lives.There are three different categories of events: Specials Institutes (February 19th), the Institutes (February 13 & 14th), and the Three Day Conference (February 25-27th).

    Dr. Aaron Black is one of the Special Institute speakers and the other is Dr. Zindel Segal. Aaron’s  area of expertise is attachment theory and its application in individual and group psychotherapy. He is an excellent thinker and clinician. Zindel comes out of Canada and is one of the primary international developers of mindfulness and psychotherapy. He combines a very practical cognitive therapy approach with the practice of mindfulness for anxiety and depression. The approach is very well researched and has outstanding outcome results. 

    The Institutes are usually a mix of process group experiences and also specific institutes that are theme based. All of the presenters are considered to be the top group leaders in the organization. The two day experience is intense and always a deep learning experience. This experience is also a great way to get to know people in AGPA and friendships have come out of these groups that last a lifetime.

    Finally there is the Three-Day Conference with a wide array of workshops, courses, and open sessions. Our own San Antonio colleagues: Susan Mengden, Sharon Bolin, Ashley Powell and Tom Stone will be presenting two different events. The conference events cover just about every topic imaginable. 

    There are some outstanding plenary speakers. Alexis Abernethy will open the institute to help people feel at home with the virtual format. Elizabeth Ford will discuss her work with incarcerated populations. Bruce Perry, a colleague from Texas, will speak about his work with traumatized children. Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis will help us more deeply understand the effects of racial trauma.

    Click here to register. The cost is reasonable and you can pick and choose across the three different categories of events. 

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