The Psychoanalytic Educational Forum of Boston (PEFB) grew out of a common goal to bring psychoanalytic ideas and thinking to the training of mental health professionals. PEFB was founded in 1997 and is sponsored by the three major Boston psychoanalytic institutes: Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, and PINE Psychoanalytic Center. Although PEFB presents educational programs designed specifically for students and recent graduates of psychology, social work, psychiatry, and nursing programs, all mental health professionals are welcome.
PEFB programs are presented by analysts who discuss a wide range of topics related to psychoanalytic theory and practice. Topics in the past have included deepening the treatment relationship, countertransference, and termination. Program contents address the application of psychoanalytic principles to everyday clinical challenges. The series provides an exploration of psychoanalytic ideas and approaches to understanding mental life and emotional difficulties.
PEFB is directed by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from its sponsoring institutes as well as interested students and trainees from educational institutions in the Boston, Worcester, and Providence areas. New committee members are welcome.
For more information or to join PEFB's mailing list, please contact Sarah Lusk 617-999-8078.
Presentation Location and Time
All presentations will be held at The Learning Center, The Cambridge Hospital, 1493 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02139.
All programs are scheduled from 8:00-9:30 p.m. and are free of charge.
Self-Medication and Attachment Theory as a Basis for Understanding and Treating Addictive Disorders
Presenter: E.J.Khantzian, M.D.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Presenter: Jim Herzog, M.D.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Introduction of Jungian Psychology in Theory and Practice
Presenter: Manisha Roy, Ph.D., IAAP
Monday, November 14, 2016
Freud and the Buddha
Presenter: Axel Hoffer, M.D.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Hello From the Other Side: Dissociative Identity Disorder and the Analyst's Felt/Real Experience
Presenter: M. Carole Drago, LICSW
Monday, April 24, 2017
Masochism, Envy, Compulsion to Repeat and Other Adventures in Couple Therapy
Presenters: Paul Efthim, Ph.D. and Marina Kovarsky, LICSW
Monday, May 15, 2017
Structure and Spontaneity in Clinical Prose
Presenter: Suzi Naiburg, Ph.D., LICSW
Monday, September 21, 2015
Racism and Psychotherapy
Presenter: Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D.|
Monday, October 5, 2015
A Beginner's Mind in a Field of Knowledge: Stories of keeping an open mind in psychotherapy blended with contemplative practices
Presenter: Randall Paulsen, Ph.D.
Monday, November 16, 2015
The Psychoanalyst's Tears: From Abstinence to Authenticity
Presenter: Patricia Harney, Ph.D.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Bringing the Parents In: Making parent work central to child therapy
Presenter: Sam Roth, Ph.D.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Troubling Gender or Engendering Trouble? The Problem with Gender Identity Disorder in Psychoanalysis
Presenter: Ayelet Barkai, M.D.
Monday, June 13, 2016