Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowship Program

                        Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowship Program for 2017-2018

THe PINE Psychoanalytic Center will be offering a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Fellowship Program for 2017-2018.  The Fellowship will be limited to 8 Fellows and centered on early career psychotherapists up to ten years post-graduation.

The core portion of the Fellowship will be a group discussion for Fellows on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. throughout the year, facilitated by different pairs of teachers in segments of 4-5 evenings/pair.  The teaching will center on the Fellows' current clinical experience as a springboard for questions about basic psychodynamic/psychoanalytic concepts, techniques, and related literature.  Listening and responding to each others' clinical material will provide a base for future peer supervision.  Fellows will also be taught clinical writing skills and have the opportunity to write up and present a clinical case to Fellowship faculty, supervisors, and individual mentors in the last month of the Fellowship Program.

Each Fellow will be provided with:
1) an individual mentor for focused personal advising in developing psychotherapy expertise
2) a clinical supervisor, if needed
3) access to psychoanalytic literature through PEP-web
4) participation in PINE's monthly clinical discussion group and Scientific Meetings.

Early career mental health clinicians of all disciplines are encouraged to apply, and we welcome diversity of all kinds in our future Fellows to maximize our learning from each other.

Tuition:  $2,800 ($1,500 is applied to supervision); if an applicant already has an outside supervisor, cost: $1,300.  To ensure a Fellowship place, a $250 deposit is due with the application.  The deposit will be refunded (minus a $50 processing fee) if the applicant is not accepted or withdraws.  The remaining tuition is due by August 1st, although plans can be made to pay in installments.  Up to 60 CE/CME credits are available.  Limited scholarship assistance can be considered on request.

The deadline for applications will be May 15, 2017, with rolling admissions after that time.  We wiill be interviewing applicants to make our final selections, and the 2017-2018 Fellows will be announced by letter on June 1, 2017, and later for rolling admissions. 

If you are interested, please contact the PINE Administrator, Alice Rapkin, for an application.  She can be reached at 781-449-8365 or  If you have questions about the program, please contact Dr. Bliss Rand at 617-417-5399 or

Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (locations to be determined by teachers).

These are the readings for 2016-2017 which may be somewhat altered in 2017-2018. 

Fall Semester 2017

Bliss Rand, M.D. (Faculty, PINE) and Mark Steinberg, Ph.D. (Adjunct Member, PINE; Faculty, MIP)
9/15/16, 9/22/16, 9/29/16, 10/6/16, 10/20/16

Note:  Asterisk (discussed in class)

Diagnose and Formulate the Patient's Readiness for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
*Margison, F. & Brown, P. (2007). Assessment in Psychotherapy. In: Seminars in The Psychotherapies, ed. J. Naismith & S. Grant. Glasgow, UK: Royal College of Psychiatrists.

*Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006). Suitability and Indications for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy., pp.403-417.

*Freud, S. (1913). On Beginning the Treatment (Further Recommendations on the Technique of Psycho-Analysis I). The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, Vol. XII (1911-1913): The Case of Schreber, Papers on Technique and Other Works, 121-144.
*Ogden, T.H. (1992). Comments on Transference and Countertransference in the Initial Analytic Meeting, Psychoanal. Inq.,12:225-247.

Establishing a Therapeutic Frame and Working Alliance that Ensure Safe Boundaries
*Bass, A. (2007). When the Frame Doesn't Fit the Picture. Psychoanal. Dial. 17:1-27.
*Greenson, R.R. (1965). The Working Alliance and the Transference Neurosis. Psychoanal. Quart. 34:155-181.
Greenson, R.R. & Wexler, M. (1969). The Non-Transference Relationship in the Psychoanalytic Situation. Int. J Psycho-Anal., 50:27-39.

Identify Comparative Models of Transference/Countertransference
Bachant, J.L. & Adler, E. (1997). Transference: Co-Constructed Or Brought to the Interaction: J Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 45:1097-1120.
*Bird, B. (1972). Notes on Transference: Universal Phenomenon and Hardest Part of Analysis. J Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 20:267-301.
*Gabbard, G.O. (1995). Countertransference; The Emerging Common Ground. Int. J Psycho-Anal., 76:475-485.
Joseph, B. (1985). Transference; The Total Situation. Int. J Psycho-Anal., 66:447-454.

Definie Intersubjectivity and its Implications for Interpretation and Self-Disclosure
Gerson, S. (1996). Neutrality, Resistance, and Self-Disclosure in an Intersubjective Psychoanalysis. Psychoanal. Dial., 6:623-645.
Greenberg, J. (1995). Self-disclosure: Is It Psychoanalytic? Contemp. Psychoanal., 31:193-205.
*Ogden, T.H. (2004). The Analytic Third: Implications for Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique. Psychoanal. Quart., 73:167-195.
*Renik. O. (1993). Analytic Interaction: Conceptualizing Technique in Light of the Analyst's Irreducible Subjectivity. Psychoanal. Quart., 62:553-571.
Teicholz, J.G. (2001). The Many Meanings of Intersubjectivity and Their Implications for Analyst Self-Expression and Self-Disclosure. Progress in Self Psychology, 17:9-42, Chapt. 2.

Laurie Raymond, M.D. (Faculty, PINE) and Lilia Feinberg, M.D. (Reciprocal Member, PINE; Faculty, BPSI)
10/27/16, 11/3/16, 11/10/16, 11/17/16, 12/1/16

Akhtar, S. (2009). Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis.  London: Karnac.
Auchincloss, E. (2015). The Psychoanalytic Model of the Mind.  Washington, DC:  American Psychiatric Publishing.
Bernardi, R. (2013). Three-Level Model for Observing Patient Transformations. IPA, Clinical Obersvations Working Group.

Reconsider the patient's initial diagnosis and formulation during treatment
McWilliams, N. (1999). The Relationship between Case Formulation and Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Case Formulation.  New York: The Guilford Press, Chap. 1.
Bromberg, P. (1998). Staying the Same While Changing: Reflections on Clinical Judgment. Standing in the Spaces: Essays on Clinical Process, Trauma, and Dissociation.  New York: Analytic Press, Chap. 18.

Identify trauma, dissociation, repetition-compulsion, and negative therapeutic reaction
Freud, S.  Remembering, Repeating, and Working-Through (Further Recommendations on the Technique of Psycho-Analysis, II). SE, VII:146-156.
Gabbard, G. (2010). Working with Resistance. Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, A Basic Text, 2nd Edition.  Washington, DC:  American Psychiatric Publishing, Chap. 6.
Bromberg, P. (1998).  Resistance, Object Usage, and Human Relatedness (1995). Standing in the Spaces: Essays on Clinical Process, Trauma, and Dissociation.  New York: Analytic Press, Chap. 14.

Identify trauma, dissociation, repetition-compulsion, and negative therapeutic reaction (cont'd)
Akhtar, S. (2013). Listening to silence. Psychoanalytic Listening, Methods, Limits, Innovations.  London:  Karnac, Chap. 2.
Akhtar, S. (2013). Listening to actions.  Ibid, Chap. 3.
Gabbard, G. (2010). Identifying and Working with Countertransference. Op cit, Chap. 8.

Describe the role of reverie, images, and deams in differnt theoretical models|
Gabbard, G. (2010). Use of Dreams and Fantasies in Dynamic Psychotherapy. Ibid, Chap. 7.
Gardner, M.R. (1983). On Seeing Things.  Self-Inquiry.  Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., Chap. V.
Ogden, T. (1997). Reverie and Interpretation. Reverie and Interpretation: Sensing Something Human. New York: Jason Aronson, Chap. 6.

Utilize self-inquiry, supervision, and intersubjectivity to maintain attunement
Akhtar, S. (2013). Listening to Oneself.  Psychoanalytic Listening, Methods, Limits, Innovations.  London: Karnac, Chap. 4.
Gardner, M.R. (1983). The Moment.  Self-Inquiry. Boston:  Little, Brown, and Co., Chap. VIII.
Gabbard, G. (2010). Use of Supervision.  Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, A Basic Text, 2nd Edition.  Washington, DC:  American Psychiatric Publishing, Chap. 10.

Suzi Naiburg, Ph.D., LICSW (Faculty, MIP)--Sessions on Clinical Writing
12/8/16, 12/15/16

Naiburg, S. Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose: A Writer's Guide for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists
Preface, pp. xi-xiii; Chapter 2, pp. 9-11; In Chapter 5, pp. 45-55; In Chapter 6, pp. 57-73

Re immediate scenes, pp. 15-21; Re narrative summaries, pp. 20-128; Chapter 7, pp. 75-93

Winter/Spring Semester 2017

Frances Lang, LICSW (Reciprocal Member, PINE; Faculty, BPSI), Donna Mathias, M.D. (Faculty, PINE; Member, BPSI), and Laurie Raymond, M.D. ( Faculty, PINE).

Describe the therapeutic relationship using classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives
Chekhov, A., Short Story:  "Heartache"
Brown, L. (2011). "Introduction" in Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious: An Integration of Freudian, Kleinian, and Bionian Perspectives.  Routledge, NY: New Library of Psychoanalysis.|
Eagle, M. (2011). "Divergences and Convergences" in From Classical to Contemporary Psychoanalysis: A Critique and Integration. New York: Routledge, Final chapter.

1/12/17 and 1/26/17
Demonstrate treatment progress in shifting transference/countertransference phases
Loewald, H.W. (1960). On the Therapeutic Action of Psycho-Analysis. IJP, 41:16-33.
Mitchell, S. (1986). Roots and Status. Contemp. Psychoanal. 22:458-366.|
Kite, J. (2008). Ideas of influence and the Impact of the Analyst's Character on Analysis. Psychoanal. Quart., 77:1075-1104.

2/2/17 and 2/9/17
Assess the impact of both patient's and therapist's personal factors and external stressors.
Identify projective identificaiton, enactment, acting out, negative theapeutic reaction
Auchincloss, E. & Samberg, E. (2012). Negative Therapeutic Reaction in Psychoanalytic Terms and Concepts. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 166-167.
Akhtar, S. (2009). Negative Therapeutic Reaction in Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis. London: Karnac, p. 186.
Balint, M. (1968). The Basic Fault: Therapeutic Aspects of Regression. Chicago:  Northwestern University Press, pp. 22, 23, 57-60, 184.
Ornstein, P. & Ornstein, A. (1981). Self Psychology and the Process of Regression. Psychoanal. Inquiry, 1(1):81-105.
Kulish, N. (2010). Clinical Implications of Contemporary Gender Theory. JAPA, 58(2):231-258.
King, A. (2012). The Dawn of a New Identity: Aspects of a Relational Approach to Psychotherapy with a Transsexual Client. British J Psychotherapy, 28(1):35-49.
Lombardi, R. (2009). Body, Affect, Thought: Reflections on the Work of Matte Blanco and Ferrari. Psychoanal. Quart., 78(1):123-160.

Carol Rubin, Ph.D. (Faculty, PINE; Faculty, PINE/BPSI Child Program) and Cathy Loula, M.D. (Faculty, PINE)
Bollas, C. (1979). The Transformational Object.

McWilliams, N. (2011). Clinical Implications of Developmental Levels of Organization.  In: Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, N.McWilliams.
Stern, D. (1985). The "Observed Infant" as seen with a Clinical Eye. In: The Interpersonal World of the Infant, D. Stern..


Lachmann, F. & Beebee, B. (1996). Three Principles of Salience in the Organization of the Patient-Analyst Interaction.
Lyons-Ruth, K. (2006). Longitudinal Study of Disorganized Attachment.

Fonagy, P. Attachment and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Loewald, H. (1979). The Waning of the Oedipus Complex.
Shabad, P. (1993). Repetition and Incomplete Mourning, the Intergenerational Transmission of Traumatic Themes.




Neal Kass, M.D. (Faculty, PINE; Faculty, PINE/BPSI Child Program) and Ava Bry Penman (Reciprocal Member, PINE; Faculty, PINE/BPSI Child Program)
3/30/17, 4/6/17, 4/13/17, 4/20/17, 4/27/17

Presentations by Fellows with Program Faculty, Supervisors, Individual Mentors
5/4/17, 5/11/17, 5/18/17

Supervisors (S) and Individual Mentors (IM)
Nina Avedon, LICSW (S)
Malcolm Beaudett, M.D. (S,M)--NH
David Diamond, M.D. (S,M)
Lilia Feinberg, M.D. (S, M)
Ned Graham, Ph.D. (S)--ME
Maida Greenberg, Ed.D. (S, M)
Neal Kass, M.D. (S, M)
Delia Kostner, Ph.D. (S)--Northern MA, NH
Peter Lawner, Ph.D. (S)
Cathy Loula, M.D. (S)
Donna Mathias, M.D. (M)
Martin Miller, M.D. (S, M)
Anna Ornstein, M.D. (S)
Diane Pearlman, LICSW (S)
Ava Bry Penman (S,M)
Kenneth Reich, Ed.D. (M)
Alexandra Rolde, M.D. (S,M)
Carol Rubin, Ph.D. (S,M)
Stephanie Dee Smith, LICSW (S,M)
Graham Spruiell, M.D. (M) 
Mark Steinberg, Ph.D. (S,M)
Paula Wolk, M.D. (S,M)
Susan Workum, M.D. (S)

Faculty and Dates for 2017-2018

Bliss Rand, M.D. and Mark Steinberg, Ph.D.
9/21/17, 10/5/17, 10/12/17, 10/19/17, 10/26/17

Diavid Diamond, M.D. and Susan Workum, M.D.
11/2/17, 11/9/17, 11/16/17, 11/30/17

John Rosario, Psy.D
Sessions on Clinical Writing
12/7/17, 12/14/17


Cathy Loula, M.D. and Donna Mathias, M.D.
1/4/18, 1/11/18, 1/25/18, 2/1/18, 2/8/18

Carol Rubin, Ph.D. and Cathy Loula, M.D.
2/22/18, 3/1/18, 3/8/18, 3/15/18, 3/22/18

Neal Kass, M.D.
3/29/18, 4/5/18, 4/12/18, 4/19/18

Preesntations by Fellows
4/26/18, 5/3/18, 5/10/18 (if needed)





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