1973: BA: Rutgers College, Rutgers University
2000: MA in Psychology: California Graduate Institute
2003: Psy.D.: California Graduate Institute
2000-2004: Supervised professional experience: CGI Counseling Center
2005: Licensure, State of California (PSY20038)
2006: Psychoanalytic Certificate: California Graduate Institute
2011 Psy.D. and Psychoanalytic Certificate: Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
2006 to Present: Intensive study/supervision with:

Robert Stolorow
George Atwood
Estelle Shane
Dan Siegel
William Coburn
Lynne Jacobs
Philip Ringstrom
William Rickles


2005 to present: Private practice in Los Angeles, CA.
2008 to present: Clinical supervisor (of psychology assistants
2007 to present: Clinical consultant
2010 to present: Leader of a private clinical study group
2005 to 2009: Instructor at the California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles, CA.
2005 to 2009: Clinical Supervisor, the California Graduate Institute Counseling Center,
2009 to 2010: Clinical Supervisor, The Counseling Center of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
2007 to present: Facilitator and Instructor, Extension and Psychoanalytic
Psychotherapy Programs, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis


Psychoanalytic Practicum (Case conference)
Beginning Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theories
Intersubjective Systems Theory
Passion – The Experience of Emotions in Life and Psychotherapy
Erotic Transference and Countertransference
Building and Managing a Successful Private Practice


2004: Building Your Practice. CGI Counseling Center
2005: Working with Erotic Transference. CGI Counseling Center
2005: Empathy and Affect. CGI Counseling Center
2007: Money issues in internship and private practice. Airport Marina Counseling Center
2008: Treating Dissociative Disorders. Cedars Sinai Residents Program
2008: Intersubjectivity Theory: CGI Counseling Center
2009: Erotic Transference and Countertransference: Family Services of Santa Monica
2010: Working with Emotions: CSOPP Counseling Center
2010: Erotic Transference and Countertransference: CSOPP Counseling Center
2010: Transference and Countertransference from an Intersubjective Perspective: Airport Marina Counseling Center
2011: Working with Sex Addiction: ICP Pasadena
2011: Working with Emotions (5 parts): CSOPP Counseling Center


2004: Splitting and Reductive Identification, a response to Orange’s Antidotes and Alternatives (2004) [Published in Psychoanalytic Psychology January 2005]
2004: On Not Learning from Experience [Delivered at the 2004 Self Psychology Conference, November 2004, San Diego]
2007: Simplicity and Complexity: a Discussion of Elena Bonn’s Turbulent Contextualism a paper delivered at the 2007 Self Psychology Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
2009: We, the Analyst (in press). Online Journal of the International Journal of the Psychology of the Self
2010: Phantom Life Pain: Discussion of Hazel Ipp’s Nell: A Bridge to the Amputated Self International Journal of the Psychology of the Self
2010: Standing in the Feelings: The Centrality of Affect in the Psychoanalytic Process�, 2010 conference of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychologists, San Francisco, CA
2011: Heaven and Hell: Worlds of Darkness and the Structuralization of Experience paper presented at the 34th Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Los Angeles, CA
2012: Postcards from Hell: The Act of Creation as Creative Enactment, paper presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychologists, NYC, NY


American Psychological Association
APA Division 39 (Division of Psychoanalysis)
The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
California Psychological Association
International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
International Association of Relational Psychoanalysts and Psychologists


1973-1975: Owner: Michael’s Moving Company
1975-1977: Co-Owner: Transplantation (a retail plant store)
1975-1998: Motion Picture Producer/Production Manager/Assistant
Director (Credits on over 50 films and television shows.)

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