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. 



Professional Activities and Affiliations

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

Co-editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality

Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues

Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues Blog

Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)  / San Francisco and Oklahoma City

     Chair of the Faculty

     Chair of Continuing Education

     Director and voting member, Board of Directors

     Past co-chair and member, Curriculum Committee

     Visiting Scholars Committee

     Curriculum Review Committee

     Graduation paper advisor

     PsyD program, dissertation advisor

Advisory Council member, PhD Program in Sexuality and Gender, Public Policy, and Clinical Psychology, California Institute for Integral Studies / San Francisco

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

International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (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


PINC Core seminars and electives / San Francisco and Oklahoma City° (team taught)

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)

NCSPP 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

Relational Subjects / Social Objects: from inspiration to interpretation

Desire and Culture


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 Experience in Psychology and Education

Private Practice in Psychology and Psychoanalysis 1996 – present / individual and couples psychotherapy, supervision and consultation

Supervising Psychologist, California Board of Psychology / post-doctoral supervision and training of pre-licensure Psychology Assistants

Supervising Psychologist, Access Institute for Psychological Services, San Francisco, CA

Supervising Psychologist, Psychological Center PhD Program, City College, CUNY

clinical supervision of fourth year PhD candidates, 2002-2007

National Director of Clinical Affairs, Pride Insititute, 1998 - 2000

Program Director, Pride Institute at the Carrier Foundation, 1996 - 1998

Psychology Consultant, MTV Films / Paramount Pictures, 1997 - 1998

Scarsdale Family Counseling Service, Coordinator of Youth Services, 1995 - 1996

Princeton University, Preceptor and Lecturer in Political Theory, 1985 -1988