Theory and practice make the best travel companions. I write and teach because I learn how to be my best self with clients. When I am working with clients in a way that teaches me more about life, I know what to write and teach about.

Here is a list of places where I develop(ed) my skills and continue to learn. 




2018 Training in Refugee Medical and Psychological Documentation for asylum applicants from the Psychological Assessment Network for Immigrants and Refugees.

2006    Certificate in Psychoanalysis, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

1996    Postdoctoral Fellow in Medical Psychology and Consultation Liasion, St-Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, AIDS Center

 1995    PhD, clinical psychology, New School for Social Research

1994    Psychology Predoctoral Internship, Yale University School of Medicine

1993    Fellow of Psychology in Psychiatry, Cornell Medical College and Sloan Kettering Medical Center, pre-doctoral AIDS research fellowship

1987    MA, PhD (abd), political theory, Politics Department, Princeton University

 1982    BA Joint Honours, Anthropology and Political Science, McGill University

Professional Activities and Affiliations

 Private Practice in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis  / San Francisco and New York City

 Faculty, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis / New York, New York

 Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)  / San Francisco 

            Co-chair of the Curriculum Committee

            Committee chair member, Board of Directors

            Distance Learning Committee

            Psyche and Society Committee

            Curriculum Review Committee

            Graduation paper advisor

            PsyD program, dissertation advisor

Executive Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues

 Co-editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality

 Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues Blog

 Faculty, Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP)  / San Francisco

 Faculty, South Bay Society for Psychoanalytic Studies / Palo Alto, CA

 Faculty, Access Institute for Psychological Services / San Francisco

 Research Associate, CORD Network / Collaboration for Research on Democracy 

 IARPP Conference co-chair, Expanding the Relational Context: Desire, Sexuality, Politics, Economics Aesthetics, Technologies, February 2010

 Faculty, Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis / New York


 NYU     Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Relational Track, NYU Postdoc

 Gender as/in Psychoanalysis

 PINC    Core seminars and electives 

                     Views on Perversion                                                      

Gender in Relational Perspective                                   

Writing Case Formulations                                                                                 

American Relational Psychoanalysis                                

Intersubjectivities I                                

Intersubjectivities II                                                       

Solo, Dyadic, Triadic / Triadic, Dyadic, Solo: journeys to and from relation 

Clinical Writing in Psychoanalysis 

Psyche and Society I: the psycho-historical subject

Perversions / pére-version(s) 

Reading Ta-Nehesi Coates as a Way to Read Psychoanalysis -- Reading Psycho-analysis as a way to read Ta-Nehesi Coates 

Relational Currents on Gender and Sexuality

NCSPP and South Bay independent study groups

                        Really Real Reality: The Social Container and New Media

                        Social Spheres of the Relational Encounter: gender, race, and class in relational perspective

                        Social and Cultural Aspects of Trauma

                        Relational Subjects / Social Objects: from inspiration to interpretation

                        Desire and Culture