2016 - 2017

Psychoanalytic Evenings

We are pleased to announce that beginning this fall, Austin faculty members of CFPS will host a series of gatherings to explore psychoanalytic topics. These evenings are meant to provide clinical psychoanalytic perspectives to clinicians at all levels and to show what CFPS seminars are like to those who might be interested in further in-depth training. All evenings will be held in the homes or offices of the hosting psychoanalysts and will be free of charge, although preregistration is required. In order to promote better discussion, the size of each gathering will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


All gatherings will begin at 7:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
“On Love”
Alan Davis, M.D., and Cynthia Lee, Ph.D.
Venue: Home of Alan Davis 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
“What Can Psychoanalysis Teach Us about Hate?”
Gemma Marangoni Ainslie, Ph.D., and Richard Michael, Ph.D.
Venue: Home of Gemma Marongioni Ainslie

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
“When Words Fail: Working with the Psychosomatic Patient”
Marianna Adler, Ph.D., and Sherry Dickey, Ph.D.
Venue: Office of Sherry Dickey 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
“Enactments: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
Cyndy Playfair, M.D., and JoAnn Ponder, Ph.D.
Venue: Home of Cyndy Playfair

Thursday, March 2, 2017

“What Makes One Choose to Work Psychoanalytically?”
Letha B. Cole, M.D.

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Training Opportunities

We offer training in Austin beginning in September 2017, in three different programs, open to all mental health practitioners who hold a license to practice in Texas. All programs offer a comprehensive curriculum consisting of three seminars weekly, May through September, covering psychoanalytic theory and technique and integrating contemporary, historical, and developmental perspectives. 

Studies in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

This program is designed for mental health professionals who wish to hone their skills in psychodynamic psychotherapy. In addition to attending seminars for two years, trainees will conduct supervised clinical work in psychodynamic psychotherapy. For more information, click here.

Studies in Adult Psychoanalysis

This program is designed for mental health professionals who wish to become clinical psychoanalysts. In addition to attending four years of seminars, clinical candidates will conduct supervised clinical work in psychoanalysis, participate in personal psychoanalyses, and continue prescribed didactic training following completion of the seminars. For more information, click here.

Studies in Adult Psychoanalytic Thinking

This program is designed for mental health professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of the theoretical foundation of psychoanalysis but who do not wish to undertake clinical training. It requires four years of attending seminars. For more information, click here.
CFPS Information,
Sep 19, 2016, 4:52 PM