Fall Colloquium with Dr. Hannah Zeavin
Date/Time: Friday, October 28th at 12PM ESTLocation: Zoom*GW Students: Room 113 in the Elliott School building (1957 E Street) will also stream the presentationTitle: The Distance Cure: Absence, Presence, Teletherapy
Hannah Zeavin is a scholar, writer, and editor, and works as an Assistant
Professor at Indiana University and a Visiting Fellow at the Columbia University
Center for The Study of Social Difference. Zeavin is the author of The Distance
Cure: A History of Teletherapy (MIT Press, 2021). Essays and criticism have
appeared or are forthcoming from Dissent, The Guardian, Harper’s Magazine,
n+1, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. In 2021,
Zeavin co-founded The Psychosocial Foundation and is the Founding Editor
of Parapraxis, a new popular magazine for psychoanalysis on the left, which will
be releasing its first issue in Fall 2022, an editorial associate at The Journal of the
American Psychoanalytic Association and an associate editor at Psychoanalysis
October Brown Bag with Dr. Richard Ruth
Date/Time: Friday, October 14, 2022 at 2:00PMTitle: Language, Culture, Globalization, and Psychological AssessmentLocation: Zoom and live streaming in Room 101
September Brown Bag with Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
Friday, September 30, 2022, 2:00 PM — 3:50 PM
In-person: 1957 E Street, NW, Room 113 and Virtual (Zoom): https://gwu-edu.zoom.us/j/
For more information, please see: September Brown Bag Flyer (PDF)
Town hall to discuss in person, hybrid and virtual program activities
The Professional Psychology Program welcomes students and faculty to participate in a discussion of the benefits and challenges of in person, hybrid and remote program activities on Friday, June 17th in person in Room 101 and online. We will join together in this town hall to think together about the questions and complexities surrounding the best ways to provide graduate level instruction to you and the best treatment for our patients. We want to invite conversation and hear ideas from as many members of the community as are willing to share, about how it feels to participate in the varied modes we are currently using and to think about where we want to be in the months ahead.
End of the Year Party
Friday, June 3, 2022
4:00PM-5:00PM - Meet and Greet/Refreshments Hour
5:00PM-5:30PM - Official Agenda:
Welcome and Brief Year in Review
Hansell Award Presentation
Honoring Departing Interns
Celebratory Toast and Concluding Remarks
5:30PM-7:00PM - Social Soiree
March Brown Bag: Working with the LGBTQIA+ Community
The George Washington University Professional Psychology Program is pleased to announce our March 2022 Brown Bag presentation with W. Max Hurley-Dorof, Psy.D. presenting Working with the LGBTQIA+ Community: Clinical Context for Sexual Expansive Patients. Dr. Hurley-Dorof is a clinical psychologist and graduate of the GW Professional Psychology Program. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the Psy.D. Program at GWU and he also works as a therapist at The Capital Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness. He provides individual, couples, and group therapy to folks with a vast range of presentations, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, gender/sexuality, identity development, relationship issues, social adversity, and grief & loss. He works with individuals across the lifespan, with a special interest in and experience working with the LGBTQIA+, college-aged, and Veteran populations.
Friday, March 4, 2022
2:00PM — 3:50PM
To be held virtually over Zoom.
Bindeman, J. (2021). Sex, religion, and infertility: the complications of G-d in the bedroom. In K.Bergman & W. Petok (Eds.), Psychological and Medical Perspectives on Fertility Care and Sexual Health (pp. 237-261). Elsevier Inc.
Fall 2021 Colloquium
The George Washington University Professional Psychology Program is pleased to announce our Fall 2021 Colloquium Speaker Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou presenting "From Affirmative Consent to Limit Consent; Infantile Sexuality, Risk, and States of Overwhelm"
Dr. Avgi Saketopoulou is a Greek and Greek-Cypriot psychoanalyst, who lives and works in NYC. She trained, and now teaches, at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is also on faculty at several other analytic institutes including the William Allanson White Institute and the New York Psychoanalytic Institute-and is scientific advisor for Orlando LGBT+, Greece. Avgi serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly and Studies in Gender and Sexuality and her written work has received several prizes including the Ruth Stein Prize, the Ralph Roughton Award, the annual JAPA essay prize, and the Symonds prize. She is the 2022 recipient of the Scholarship Award from the division of psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association (Div. 39). Her just-completed book project is provisionally titled Risking Sexuality Beyond Consent: Traumatophilia, Racialization, and the Draw to Overwhelm. When she is not working, she rides her motorcycle and hopes for good weather.
From Affirmative Consent to Limit Consent; Infantile Sexuality, Risk, and States of Overwhelm
As far as sexual rights are concerned, “no” means “no”, and “yes” has to be “ongoing and enthusiastic”. These are the stipulations of affirmative consent, which have so magnetized us-and which have commandeered how (we are told we) should be thinking about good sexual politics. Affirmative consent, the reasoning goes, can insulate us against trauma, and it stands to draft mutually satisfying sexual experiences. But from a psychoanalytic perspective, affirmative consent is conceptually problematic; not only does it assume that one can have full access to her desires, it also treats desire as if it were coherent and unconflicted. But neither sexuality nor the unconscious follow this kind of linear arc-and this is especially true in the aftermath of trauma.
In this presentation we will discuss limit consent as a different way of thinking about the ethics of consent negotiations-negotiations that pertain to sexual relations, and, also, to the undertaking of psychotherapeutic treatments. Limit consent involves a more nuanced negotiation of limits, introducing a different set of questions, questions that have to do with what permits one to surrender to an other, and what may proceed from such a surrender. In contrast to its affirmative counterpart, limit consent does not reproduce a known experience of satisfaction but aims, instead, towards a new experience. Limit consent, however, is intimately connected to the rousing of the sexual life and death drives, which also introduces risk-but also enables us to come into contact with the opacity in ourselves.
Friday, November 19, 2021, 12-2 PM EST
We are pleased and excited to announce that Division 49 has awarded Ms. Pavani Khera for the Student Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. This award seeks to recognize excellence in Group Psychology practice, research, service and/or advocacy with themes central to the promotion of cultural diversity, social justice and equity. Pavani has been training in analytic group work, is leading a diverse process group in the Center Clinic, and is bringing her training and knowledge to India. We look forward to honoring her work on Friday, the 13th at the Division 49 Award Ceremony, 6:00pm eastern time.
Our Alum Dr. Julie Binderman (2004) has been chosen to receive the Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for her advocacy work on behalf of the Maryland Psychological Association and psychologists. The selection committee for APA President Dr. Kelly has chosen her, along with seven other colleagues, to receive this award.
The award is normally presented personally by the President of APA at the Convention. However, this year they will be presenting these awards during the Division 31 meeting at the virtual convention. She will receive the certificate and pin by mail.
The Award was suggested by then APA President Jack Wiggins and designed by his late wife Alice and given at every convention since 1992. It honors those psychologists who have given voluntarily of their time to define the discipline of psychology statutorily by state and federal laws and regulations through advocacy. Julie’s contributions have set a new standard for advocacy to change the statutes and regulations in Maryland.
Congratulations Dr. Julie Binderman!!
Encountering the (Im)Possible in Psychoanalysis: A Conference Honoring Richard Ruth
Friday, April 16 and Friday April 23, 2021 via Zoom (schedule below)
ADMISSION FREE - CEs AVAILABLE
- Dorothy E. Holmes, PhD, ABPP
- Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP
- Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD
- Richard Ruth, PhD
April 16 (all times in EDT)
- 12-1:30 PM KEYNOTE: Dorothy E. Holmes: "I Do Not have a Racist Bone in my Body": Psychoanalytic Perspectives on What is Lost and Not Mourned in our Culture's Persistent Racism
- 1:45 - 2:45 What If?: Freud and the Jewish Unconscious, Rabbi Hyim Shafner, MA, MSW, LICSW
- 3:00 - 4:00 The Baltic Diaspora and its Relationship to Language, Ginta V. Remeikis, MD
- 4:30 - 6:00 KEYNOTE: NANCY MCWILLIAMS, PhD, ABPP: Loss, Grief, Compassion, and Activism: Some Thoughts in Honor of Richard Ruth
April 23 (all times in EDT)
- 11:30-12:30 Cultural Difference in the Comprehensive System for the Rorschach Inkblot Test: Lambda, M and X percentage in the Indian population, Rupa Kalahasthi, PsyD, Sarah Hedlund, PhD, Jim Sexton, PhD, PhD
- 12:45 - 2:15 KEYNOTE: USHA TUMMALA-NARRA, PhD: Dilemmas in Exploring Identity and Immigration in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- 2:45 - 3:45 Don't Throw the Baby(Boomer) out with the Bathwater: Generational Transitional Spaces in Psychoanalytic Community, Liz Clark, PsyD, Ben Morsa, PsyD, Kori Bennett, PsyD
- 4:00 - 5:00 External Realities & Internal Objects: How the Sociopolitical Lives Inside Us, Jany Keat, DPhi, PsyD
- 5:30 - 7:00 KEYNOTE: RICHARD RUTH, PhD: Psychoanalysis Where Black Lives Matter
Marmarosh, C. L. (2021). Ruptures and repairs in group psychotherapy: Introduction to the special issue. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 25(1), 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/gdn0000150
Emerging Scholars Symposium: Calling All Underrepresented Racial & Ethnic Minority Scholars Conducting Clinical Psychology Research
Sponsored by Boston University
Part 1: Friday 5/21/21 (virtual)
Part 2: Thursday 9/30/21 – Friday 10/1/21 (in Boston*)
The understanding of mental health and the application of interventions to a wide range of populations is essential to elucidate psychological mechanisms underlying physical and mental health, ensure the relevance of psychosocial interventions across diverse populations, and reduce health disparities. The Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University is committed to addressing this crucial task. We are inviting junior scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to participate in an invited conference on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This two-part conference is designed to showcase the work of advanced doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, or very early career professors (those in the first 2 years of an appointment) from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the Academy, which include people who identify as Black/African-American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latinx and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Applicants conducting clinical psychology research (e.g., development, evaluation, cultural adaptation, or dissemination of evidence-based interventions; culturally-grounded and sensitive assessment; evaluation of psychosocial risk processes; care delivery approaches; etc.) are invited to apply. Invited participants will receive an honorarium and will have all travel expenses paid by Boston University.
Part 1 of the conference (held remotely on 5/21/21) will involve participation in an interactive workshop entitled “Cross-Cultural Competency in the Context of Evidence-Based Treatment” led by Dr. Anu Asnaani, a nationally acclaimed trainer for culturally-competent clinical research and service provision. Part 2 of the conference (held in Boston*) will include a working dinner (9/30/21) and a research event (10/1/21) entitled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Related to Clinical Science Research” in which invited scholars will present their own research and engage in discussion about incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into clinical psychological science research.
What to Submit:
- A 300-word abstract describing your symposium presentation
- A cover letter summarizing your professional interests and goals, indicating progress toward dissertation completion (for current graduate students), and specifying your professional contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion within your research, service, and/or clinical work
- Current curriculum vitae
Where and When to Submit:
- Please submit application materials to Ms. Nicole Clement ([email protected]) by March 25, 2021. Questions may be addressed to Kristin Long, PhD ([email protected]) or Martha C. Tompson, PhD ([email protected]).
*Although we are planning for Part 2 of the program to be in person, the format will depend on COVID-related gathering restrictions. If necessary, Part 2 may be converted to a remote format.
Kevin B. Meehan, Caleb Siefert, James Sexton & Steven K. Huprich (2019) Expanding the Role of Levels of Personality Functioning in Personality Disorder Taxonomy: Commentary on “Criterion A of the AMPD in HiTOP”, Journal of Personality Assessment, 101:4, 367-373, DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2018.1551228/ (PDF)
Sharon M. Nelson, Steven K. Huprich, Kevin B. Meehan, Caleb Siefert, Gregory Haggerty, James Sexton, V. Barry Dauphin, Matthew Macaluso, Rosalee Zackula, Lyle Baade & Jennifer Jackson (2018) Convergent and Discriminant Validity and Utility of the DSM–5 Levels of Personality Functioning Questionnaire (DLOPFQ): Associations with Medical Health Care Provider Ratings and Measures of Physical Health, Journal of Personality Assessment, 100:6, 671-679, DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2018.1492415
Dr. Marshall Woods welcomes you to watch/listen Best Psychology in Film (BPF). BPF showcases award winning filmmakers and discusses the psychological dynamics found within their work and creative process. Episode clips can be found on https://bit.ly/3kLemCx or full interviews can be heard at https://bit.ly/3e9gUrN or on Spotify, Amazon Music and where podcasts are hosted.
2020 Fall Colloquium
Title: Toward a Social Psychoanalysis: Culture, Character, and Normative Unconscious Processes
Speakers: Lynne Layton, Ph.D. and Marianna Leavy-Sperounis, Psy.D.
Moderator: Lara Sheehi, Psy.D
Date/Time: Friday, November 20, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom (a link will follow)
Lynne Layton and Marianna Leavy-Sperounis will talk about their new book, drawing out implications for psychoanalytic theory, practice, training, and institutional life. Lara Sheehi will facilitate, join the conversation, and moderate the question and answer segment.
Lynne Layton is a graduate and supervising psychoanalyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and part-time faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She teaches Social Psychoanalysis in the Community, Liberation, Indigenous, and Eco-psychologies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of Who's That Girl? Who's That Boy? Clinical Practice Meets Postmodern Gender Theory, and co-editor of Bringing the Plague: Toward a Postmodern Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalysis, Class and Politics: Encounters in the Clinical Setting. From 2004-2018, she was co-editor of the journal Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. She is a past-President of Section IX (Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility) of Division 39, APA, and founder of Reflective Spaces/Material Places-Boston, a group of psychodynamic therapists committed to community mental health and social justice. She is on the steering committee of the Grassroots Reparations campaign, and she is the author of the recently published book, Toward a Social Psychoanalysis: Culture, Character, and Normative Unconscious Processes.
Marianna Leavy-Sperounis, PsyD, MCP (she/her) completed her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at The George Washington University and Master of City Planning at MIT. Prior to clinical training, she worked as a community organizer and served as an Obama Administration appointee in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She currently specializes in child/adolescent/family mental health within a social psychoanalytic framework that centers racial and economic justice. She is a member of the teaching faculty in the Division of Psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, a former fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and has served on the Board of Section IX (Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility) of Division 39 of the APA since 2017.
Podcast episode of Rendering Unconscious.
November Brown Bag
Title: Career Paths: A Panel of Faculty and Graduates Will Discuss Their Career Trajectories
Panelists: Dr. Sheehi, Dr. Marshall Woods, Dr. Chaudry, Dr. Ingraham, Dr. Gedo, Dr. Crystal Taylor-Dietz
Date/Time: Friday, November 13, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Location: Zoom (a link will follow)
Marmarosh, C. L., Forsyth, D. R., Strauss, B., & Burlingame, G. M. (2020). The psychology of the COVID-19 pandemic: A group-level perspective. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 24(3), 122-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/gdn0000142 (PDF)
- Borelli, J., Ensink, K., Gillespie, M., Falasiri, E., Bernazzani, O., Fonagy, P., Berthelot, N. (2020). Mothers’ Self-focused Reflective Functioning Interacts with Childhood Experiences of Rejection to Predict Current Romantic Relationship Quality and Parenting Behavior. Family Process. DOI: 10.1111/famp.12603
- Churchill, H., Ridenour, J. (2019). Coming Together Through Falling Apart: Using Psychological Assessment Within a Developmental Framework to Assess Change. Rorschachiana, 40(2) 151–168. Hogrefe Publishing. DOI: 10.1027/1192-5604/a000115
- Gilligan, C. (2020). Disrupting the Story: Enter Eve. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 68(4) 675-693. Sage Publishing. DOI: 10.1177/0003065120950434
- Lewis, K., Ridenour, J., Pitman, S., Roche, M. (2020). Evaluating Stable and Situational Expressions of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: A Multimethod Experience Sampling Case Study. Journal of Personality Assessment. DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2020.1818572
- Lewis, K., Ridenour, J. (2019). The Integration of EMA and Single-Occasion Multimethod Assessment Data for a Complex Psychiatric Patient. Assessment, 27(7) 1532-1546. Sage Publishing. DOI: 10.1177/1073191118825313
- Ridenour, J., Lewis, K., Poston, J., Ciecalone, D. (2019). Performance-Based Assessment of Social Cognition in Borderline Versus Psychotic Psychopathology. Rorschachiana, 40(2) 95-111 Hogrefe Publishing. DOI: 10.1027/1192-5604/a000114
- Marmarosh, C., Matsen, J., Perrone-McGovern, K. (2020). Using Event-Related Potentials to Explore Processes of Change in Counseling Psychology. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 67 (4) 500-508. DOI: 10.1037/cou0000410 /(PDF)
- Marmarosh, C., Salamon, S. (2020). Repeated Terminations: Transferring Therapists in Psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy. American Psychological Association. DOI: 10.1037/pst0000340 /(PDF)
- Marmarosh, C., Sproul, A. (2020). Empirical Evidence From Group Psychotherapy for Those Studying Other Areas of Group Work. In C. D. Parks and G. A. Tasca (Eds.), The Psychology of Groups: The Intersection of Social Psychology and Psychotherapy Research (pp. 169-189). American Psychological Association. (PDF)
- Melmed, M. (2020). Bound by Infinities: Technology, Immediacy and Our Environmental Crisis. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 80, 342-353. DOI: 10.1057/s11231-020-09258-8