` Scholarly Work
 
professional honors
  • 2008 Award for Contributions to Psychoanalysis and Human Rights, the Chicago Association fro Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • 2006 Hans S. Strupp Award for Contributions to Psychoanalysis, The Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society
  • 2004 Distinguished Educator Award, International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education
  • 2004 Donald Kaplan Award for Teaching Excellence, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
  • 2000 Joan Fleming Award for Teaching Excellence, Chicago Institute for Psychoanlaysis
  • 1998 Teacher of the Year Award, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Medical School
  • 1982 Tenure Granted, Northwestern University
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Dr. Frank Summers 333 East Ontario, Ste. 4509B Chicago, IL 60611
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other scholarly work


Published Papers and Book Chapters

Scientific Presentations

Invited Talks and Conferences

Published Papers Years: 2017-2013 2013-2000  1999-1990  1989-1980  1979-1975

(2017) The Dialectic of Clinical Decision Making Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 36, 7, 538-547

(2017) The United States of America and the Glorification of Violence Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 36, 6, 488-496.

(2016) Guilt and the Experience of the Other.  In: Z. Knight (Ed.) Psychoanalsis: Perspectives, Techniques, and Socio-Psychological Implications New York: Nova Science Publishing, Chapter 2, p. 17-30.

(2015) What is Psychoanalysis Doing in the World of Social Justice? Commentary on Gobodo-Madikizela," Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 63, 6, 1159-1168.

(2015) Of Pajamas, Tuxedos, and Nighthawks: What Am I Doing in This Dream?  Commentary on a Sample Dream Reported by Dorothy Grunes. In: J. Anderson & J. Stern (Eds.)  The Annual of Psychoanalysis: Psychoanalysis and Dreams, 38, Astoria, NY: IPBooks, pp. 90-95.

(2015) To Live in a Dream.  In: J. Anderson & J. Stern (Eds.) The Annual Of Psychoanalysis: Psychoanalysis and Dreams, 38, Astoria, NY: IPBooks, pp. 232-243.

(2015) Review: Mended By the Muse by Sophia Richmond, American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 75 (1) 110-112.

(2015) Review: Working with Trauma: Lessons from Bion and Lacan by Marilyn Charles, Psychoanalytic Psychology, 32 (2) 366-370.

(2014) Beyond the Selfobject Concept: The Bonds of Empathy.  The International Journal of psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 9 (3), 222-236.

(2014) Reply to Steve Knoblach.  The International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 9 (3) 242-245.

(2014) Psychoanalysis as Ways of Being-in-the-World In: Psychoanalysis: Perspectives, Techiques, Social Implications.  New YorkNova Science Publishing, p. 1-23.

(2014) Ethnic Invisibility, Identity, and the Therapeutic Process.  Psychoanalytic Psychology 31 (1) 410-425.

(2013) The New Psychoanalytic Ethic.  Clio's Psyche 20 (1) 33-37.

(2012) The Transcendental Experience of the Other: Futurity in Empathy.  Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical 32 (4) 236-245.

(2012) Creating Ways of Being.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22 (2), 143-161.

(2012) Replies to Commentaries.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22 (2), 182-189.

(2012) The Tyranny of Objectivism, Psychoanalysis, and the Rebellion of the Subjective, International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 9 (1) 35-47.

(2011) Exceptionalism in American Foreign Policy.  Clio's Psyche 18 (2) 1-9.

(2011) Review of Uprooted Minds: Surviving the Politics of Terror. Clio's Psyche 18 (1) 352-355

(2011) Kohut's Vision and the Nuclear Program of the Self.  International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 6 (3) 289-305.

(2011) Doing it by Art: Reply to Dobson and Reiss.  International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 6 (3) 327-339.

(2011) Psychoanalysis: Romantic, Not Wild.  Psychoanalytic Psychology, 28 (1), 13-32.

(2010) Violence in American Foreign Policy: A Psychoanalytic Approach.  In: Harris, A. and Boticelli, S. (Eds.) First Do No Harm.  Routledge, pp. 153-174.

(2009) Violence in American Foreign Policy: A Psychoanalytic Approach.  International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies.  6(4), 300-320.

(2009) Schwartz, W. and Summers, F. The Role of the Treatment Alliance in the Treatment of Severly Disturbed Individuals. In: Mackler, D. and Garfield, D. (Eds.) Beyond Medication, Routledge, pp. 50-64.

(2009) Sustaining Relationships: Cure, Care, and Recovery. In: Mackler, D. and Garfield, D. (Eds.) Beyond Medication, pp. 67-79.

(2008) Theoretical Insularity and the Crisis of Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 25 (3), 413-424.

(2008) Clinging Object Ties: When Desire and Play are Lost. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 25 (2), 280-294.

(2008) Making Sense of the APA: A History of the Relationship Between Psychology and the Military. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 18 (3) 614-637

(2008) Symbiosis. In: Jenkins, S. (Ed.) A Handbook for Clinical Scoring Systems for the Thematic Apperception Techniques, pp.411-418

(2008) Scoring Manual for Symbiosis. In: Jenkins, S. (Ed.)
A Handbook for Clinical Scoring Systems for the Thematic Apperception Techniques, pp.419-428

(2007) When One and One Make One....Well, Almost.
Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 43 (4), 638-665

(2007) Psychoanalysis, The American Psychological Association, and the Involvement of Psychologists at Guantanamo Bay.
Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society, 12 (1), 83-92

(2006) Freud's Relevance for Contemporary Psychoanalytic Technique.
Psychoanalytic Psychology, 23 (2), 327-339

(2006) Fundamentalism, Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Theories.
Psychoanalytic Review, 93 (2), 329-352

(2005) Therapeutic Action, Epistemology, and the Ethic of Psychoanalysis.
International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 2 (3), 220-235

(2005) The Self and Analytic Technique.
Psychoanalytic Psychology, 22 (3), 341-357

(2003) The Future as Intrinsic to the Psyche and Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Volume 39 (1), 335-353

(2005) Discovery and Creation in the Psychoanalytic Process.  In: Mills, J. (Ed.) Relational and Interpersonal Perspectives in Psychoanalysis. pp. 131-152 New York: Aranson

(2002) Depression: An Object Relations View.  In: M. Reinecke and M. Davison (Eds.) Comparative Treatments of Depression, pp. 112-43, New York: Springer

(2002) Object-Relations Psychotherapy.
Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy, Volume 2, New York: The Academic Press, 235-44.

(2001) What I Do With What You Give Me, - The Creation of Meaning as Therapeutic Action.
Psychoanalytic Psychology, 18 (4), 635-655

(2000) The Analyst's Vision of the Patient and Therapeutic Action.
Psychoanalytic Psychology, 17 (3), 547-565

(1999) Transitional Space and Psychoanalytic Boundaries.
Psychoanalytic Psychology, 16 (1), 3-207

(1997) Transcending the self: an object relations model of the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis.  Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 33 (3), 411-428

(1996) Self psychology and its relationship to contemporary psychoanalytic theories.
The Annual Review of Psychoanalysis, 24 157-171

(1996) Existential Guilt: An Object Relations Concept.
Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 32 (1), 43-63

(1993) Implications of object relations theories for the psychoanalytic process.
The Annual Review of Psychoanalysis, 21, 225-242

(1988) Psychoanalytic therapy of the borderline patient:  Treating the separation-fusion contradiction. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 5(4), 339-355

Summers, F. Harrow, M.,  Westermeyer, J. (1983) Neurotic symptoms in the post-acute phase of schizophrenia.
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 171:216-222

Summers, F and Hersh, S. (1983). Psychiatric chronicity and diagnosis.
Schiz. Bull., 9:122-133

(1981) The post-acute functioning of the schizophrenic.
J. Clinical Psychology, 37:705-714

(1981) Symbiosis and confirmation between the parents of the schizophrenic.
Family Process, 20:319-330

(1981) The effects of aftercare after one year.
 J. Psychiatric Treatment and Evaluation, 3:405-409

Summers, F. and Walsh, F. (1980) Schizophrenic and sibling: A comparison of parental relationships.
Am.J. Family Therapy, 8:45-52

(1980) Focusing on defensiveness: An empirical study.
Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice, 17:74-79

Grossman, L. and Summers, F. (1980) The capacity of the schizophrenic patient to give informed consent.
Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 31:205-206

(1980) The adaptive point of view in psychoanalytic metapsychology.
Int. J. of Law and Psychiatry, 3:257-26

(1979) Social dysfunction and chronic mental patients: Toward a dual theory of chronic psychopathology. The Psychiatric Forum, 8:55-67

(1979) Characteristics of new patient admissions to aftercare.
Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 30:199-202
    
Summers, F.and Walsh, F. (1979) Symbiosis and confirmation between father and schizophrenic.
Am.J. Orthopsychiatry, 49:136-149

(1978) A manual for the measurement of symbiosis in human relationships.
Psych. Reps., 43:663-670

Summers, F.and Walsh, F. (1977) The nature of the symbiotic bond between mother and schizophrenic, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 44:484-495

(1976) Severe hypertension treated successfully by marital psychotherapy.
Am.J. of Psych., 135:989-990

 

Scientific Presentations  Years: 2013-2000  1999-1990  1989-1980  1979-1975

"Fear and its Vicissitudes," Confernence on "Terror, Fear, and Terrorism," International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies, Forum XIX, May 13, 2016

"Psychoanalysis as Pure Subjectivity," Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, Chicago, Illinois, November 17, 2015

"Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Its Therapeutic Action,"  Illinois Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 7, 2015

"The Transcendent Experience of the Other," Grand Rounds, Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 10, 2015

"Exisetential Philosophy and Psychoanalysis," Round table Discussion, Annual Spring Conference, Division of Psychoanalysis, San Francisco, CA, April 26, 2015

"The Conflict of Power in the Analytic Dyad," Panel, "Power and Conflict in the Analytic Dyad an Beyond," Division of Psychoanalysis, Annual Spring Conference, New York, NY, April 23, 2014

"Desire: Theoretical Persepctives," Roundtable Discussion Division of Psychoanalysis, Annual Spring Conference, New York, NY, April 22, 2014

"Resistance: What is it Today?"  Panel, "If it is not Resistance, What is it?"  Division of Psychoanalysis, Annual Spring Conference, New York, NY, April 20, 2014 

"Psychonalysis as a Radical Subjectivity," Grand Rounds, Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society, Milwaukee, WI, March 8, 2014

"The State of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in the Age of Nikeism,"  Panel, "Psychoanalysis in the Twenty First Century,"  Psychoanlaytic Fair, Columbia Teachers College, New York, NY, February 8, 2014

“Beyond Inside and Outside: Psychoanalysis as Ways of Being in the World,” International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Annual Conference, Santiago, Chile, November 9, 2013

“The Bond of Empathy: Beyond the Selfobject Concept,” International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 19, 2013

“The Expressivist Turn in Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy,” Bernard Kalinkowitz Memorial Lecture, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, September 28, 2013

"Between Oblivion and Sterotype: Ethnicity in the Analytic Dyad," Invited Panel, Multicultural Committee, Division of Psychoanalysis, Annual Spring Meeting, April 27, 2013

Meet the Author, "The Psychoanalytic Vision," Division of Psychoanalysis, Annual Spring Meeting, April 26, 2013

Preidential Address, "Psychoanalysis in the Age of Nikeism," Divisionof Psychoanalysis, Annual Spring Meeting, April 25, 2013

"Between Oblivion and Sterotype: Ethnicity in the Analytic Dyad," Invited Panel, Multicultural Committee, Division of Psychoanalysis, Annual Spring Meeting, April 27, 2013

Meet the Author, "The Psychoanalytic Vision," Division of Psychoanalysis, Annual Spring Meeting, April 26, 2013

Preidential Address, "Psychoanalysis in the Age of Nikeism," Divisionof Psychoanalysis, Annual Spring Meeting, April 25, 2013 

"Meet, Greet, and Discussion with Frank Summers," Carla Leone Study Group, February 17, 2013

"Transcendence: A Contemporary View of Therapeutic Change" Contemporary Institue of Psychaoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Washington DC, February 9, 2013

Visiting Scholar, Psychoanalytic Insitute of Northern California,  "The Trascendental Experience of the Other and Threrapeutic Action"  Course "The Expressivist Turn in Psychoanalytic Therapy," February 2-3, 2013

"Creating a Life Between Two Cultures,"  Panel on Gender, Culture, and Self Realization, Annual Division 39 Spring Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 21, 2011

"Therapeutic Action as the Art of Creativity,"  Panel, Building a New Foundation, Annual Division 39 Spring Conference, April 20, 2012

Discuassant "Why It is Good to Be Good" by John Riker, ph.D.  Annual Spring Conference, Division 39, April 20, 2012

"The Cultural Origins of Relational Analysis," Steyphen Seligman and Adrienne Harris, International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, New York, NY, March 4, 2012

Psychologists, the American Psychoogical Association, and Illegal Detention Centers" Chicago School of Discussant, paneProfessional Psychlogy, February 5, 2012

"The Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalytic Therapy," Relational Forum, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 11, 2011

"The Psychology of Dreams Revisited" Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 3, 2011

"Workshop on Object Relationships and Psychoanlytic Therapy,"  Rosemead School of Professional Psychology, Biola University, Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 2011

"Using Object Relations Theory to Treat the Fragile Self,"  French American Conversations on Psychoanalysis and Madness,  Conference sponsored by the Department of Clinical Human Sciences and of the University of Paris-Diderot and the Counsel General of France, Chicago, IL, October 15, 2011

"The Transcendent Experience of the Other"  Conference on Psychology and the Other, Boston, MA, October 1, 2011

"Searching for the Self in a World of Technology," International Asspciation of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Annual Conference, Madrid, Spain, July 1, 2011

"Psychoanalysis, The Tyranny of Objectivism, and the Rebellion of the Subjective,"  Annual Spring Conference, Division 39, American Psychological Association, New York, NY, April 16, 2011

"When Returning Is Not Coming Home: The Psychic Wounds of War and Homelessness," Discussion of Film "Leave No Soldier," Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Chicago, IL, May 15, 2010

"Psychoanalysis: Romantic, Not Wild,"  Keynote Address, Annual Spring Conference, Division 39, Chicago, IL, April 23, 2010

"Exceptionalism in American Foreign Policy: A Psychoanalytic Approach," Paper presented at panel, "American Exceptionalism," Division 39, Annual Spring Conference, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2010

 "Analyzing the Unanalyzable Patient in Analysis," Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, January 22, 2010

 "An Object Relations Model of Analytic Therapy,"  Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society, Milwaukee, WI, December 5, 2009

"The Romantic Sensibility in Psychoanalysis,"  Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, Chicago, IL, November 24, 2009"

The Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalytic Therapy: A contemporary View,"  Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work, Northbrook, IL, November 15, 2009

"The Nuclear Program of the Self and Kohut's Vision of Psychoanalysis," International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology," Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, October 24, 2009

"The Ethical Erosion of a Profession: Psychologists and Illegal Detention Centers," Confernence of the Academy of International Law and Mental Health," New York, NY, July 1, 2009

"Psychoanalysis and Academic Psychology: Bridging the Epistemological Gulf," Spring Conference, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX, April 25, 2009

"The Idea of th Subject in Psychoanalysis," Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, Chicago, Il, February 28, 2009

"The History of the Relationship Between Psychology and the Military,"  Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, New York, NY, April 15, 2008

"On Doing Psychotherapy in Detention Centers," Annual Meeting, American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 20, 2007

"Therapeutic Action as the Creation of New Ways of Being," Annual Meeting, International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Athens, Greece, July 6, 2007

"Theoretical Insularity and the Crisis of Psychoanalysis," Spring Meeting, Division 39, American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, April 21, 2007

"Loss and Restoration of the Self," Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, April 19, 2007

"Discussion of 'Therapeutic Pilgrimage'" Panel, Pre-Conference Course, 29th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Chicago, IL, October 26, 2006

"Immanent and Transcendent Empathy," 29th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Chicago, IL, October 28, 2006

"Temporality and the Psychoanalytic Narrative," Summer Meeting,
American Psychoanalytic Association, Washington, DC, June 16, 2006

"Adhesiveness of the Libido Revisited: When Desire and Play are Lost,"
Spring Meeting, Division 39, American Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 20, 2006

Meet The Author.  "Self Creation: Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Art of the Possible,"
Spring Meeting, Division 39, American Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 21, 2006

"Temporality and the Psychoanalytic Narrative," 
Chicago Open Chapter of Psychoanalysis and the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education, Chicago, IL, December 10, 2005

"Fear of Freedom: An Unconscious Societal Self-Representation,"
Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Annual Conference,
New Brunswick, NJ, November 4, 2005

"Potentiating Desire: The Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalysis,"
Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, Chicago, IL, March 22, 2005

"Therapeutic Action, Epistemology, and the Ethic of Psychoanalysis,"
International Federation of Psychoanalytic Eduction, Chicago, IL, November 6, 2004

"The Self and Analytic Technique,"
Spring Meeting, Division 39, American Psychological Association, Miami, FL, March 20, 2004

"When One and One Makes One: The Search for Fusion,"
Spring Meeting, Division 39, American Psychological Association, Miami, FL, March 18, 2004

"Healing Narcissistic Wounds: A Winnicottian Contribution to Self Psychology,"
International Conference on Self Psychology, Chicago, IL, November 9, 2003

Invited Panel with Dr. Christopher Bollas, "Psychoanlysis as the Creation of Possibilities,"
Paper, "Psychoanalysis as the Art of Possibilities,"
Spring Meeting, Division 39, American Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN, April 5, 2003

Invited Panel  "Time to Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Psychoanalysis,"
American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, August 25, 2002

Invited Keynote Panel, Discovery and Creation in the Psychoanalytic Process, Panel,"Did I Find This or Did I Create It?"
American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, August 24, 2002

The Future as Intrinsic to the Psyche and the Psychoanalytic Process.
Spring meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, Santa Fe, NM, April 26, 2001

Ownership of the Body: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic View.
Spring meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA, April 7, 2000

The Role of the Analyst's Vision of the Patient in the Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalysis.
Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, Chicago, IL, May 25, 1999

"What I Do With What You Give Me," Therapeutic Action as the Creation of Meaning.
Spring meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, New York, NY, April 16, 1999

The Analyst's Vision of the Patient.
Spring Meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, New York, NY, April 15, 1999

The Narcissistic Defect: An Object Relations Model.
Spring meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, Denver, Colo. February 28, 1997

Transcending the Self: An Object Relations Concept of Therapeutic Action.
Spring meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, Santa Monica, Calif. April 30, 1995

Guilt as a Compromise of the Self in Object Relations Theory.
Spring meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, April 16, 1994

Object relations theories and neurotic pathology: Toward a New Paradigm.
Spring meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, New York, NY, April 15, 1993

Implications of object relations theory for the psychoanalytic process.
Spring meeting, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, April 12, 1991

Psychoanalytic therapy of the schizoid patient.
American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. August 25, 1986

Psychoanalytic therapy of the borderline patient:  Treating the separation-fusion contradiction.
American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA, August 23, 1985

Pathological Narcissism, psychodynamic nosology, and object relationships.
American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., August, 1982

Mental health policy, the federal role and the Reagan era.
Law and Society Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 3, 1982

The adaptive point of view in psychoanalytic theory.
Conference on dialectic in the discourse of law and psychiatry, Madison, WI, May 23, 1980

The effects of aftercare after one year.
American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA, May 9, 1980

The short-term effects of aftercare on rehospitalization.
American Psychological Association, New York, NY.September 1, 1979

Summers, F Atkinson,C. Kaplan, J. Tansey, M.  The changing face of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Division of Psychotherapy, American Psychological Association, Annual Mid-winter Convention, March 1, 1979

Gordon, R. and Summers, F Setting realistic goals for aftercare.
American Psychiatric Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 13, 1978

The outpatient milieu as a treatment modality in aftercare.
American Psychiatric Association, Toronto, Canada, May 5,1977

Some aspects of the relationship between essential hypertension and depression.
Illinois Psychiatry Society. Chicago, Illinois, September 26, 1975

 

Invited Talks and Conferences Years: 2012-2000  1999-1990  1989-1980

"Aggression and Its Vicissitudes," workshop, Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology," Boca Raton, Florida, March 19, 2016

"Psychoanalytic Therapy and Its Therapeutic Action," workshop, Southwest Psychoanalytic Association, Tucson, Arizona, March 12, 2016

The Psychoanalytic 

Workshop, Object Relations Theories and Therapeutic Action,"  New Orleans--Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center, March 7, 2015.

"The Expressivist and Relational Truns in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Therapy," Keynote Address, World Congress of Psychotherapy, Durban, South Africa, August 6, 2014.

"The Expressivist Turn in Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy," University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 22, 2013.

"Transcendence: A Contemporary View of Therapeutic Action," Washington Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Chevy Chase, MD, February 9, 2013.

"The Transcendent Experience of the Other and Therapeutic Action," The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco, CA, February 2, 2013.

"Transference and Countertransference," Nefesh, Chicago, IL, November 18, 2012

Live Supervision/Case Discussion, International Society for the Psychological and Social Treatment of Psychosis, Annual Conference, October 28, 2012.

"Therapeutic Impasse and Therapeutic Action: The Mutative Impact of Object Relations Theories," Brookhaven Institute for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, CA: September 28, 2012

"Is There a Psychoanalytic Contribution to Torture?" American Psychoanalytic Association, Chicago, IL, June 14, 2012

"On Writing a First Psychoanalytic Book," Pre-Conference Workshop, Annual Division 39 Spring Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 18, 2012

"Therapeutic Impasses and their Resolution: A Contemporary Approach,"  Champaign-Urbana Psychoanalytic Society, Urbana, IL, March 31, 2012

A Contemporary Approach to Therapeutic Impasse," Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work, January 29, 2012

Object Relations Course, Tel Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Tel Aviv, Israel, December 9-10, 2011

Object Relations Workshop, Rosemead School of Professional Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, California, October 29, 2011

Object Relations Workshop, Christian Association of Psychological Studies, Indianapolis, IN< April 2, 2011

The Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalytic Therapy, Indiana Psychoanalytic Society, Indianapolis, IN, April 3, 2008

Self Creation: The Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalytic Therapy, The Chicago Open Chapter for the Study of Psychoanalysis and the Center for Psychoanalytic Study, Chicago, IL, May 20, 2006

The Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalytic Therapy: A Contemporary Model,
Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society, Milwaukee, WI, May 6, 2006

From Insight to Change: Self Creation in the Psychotherapeutic Process, half day conference, Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Chicago, IL October 8, 2005

Discussion of Amber's Psychotherapy.  ISPS-US,
Sixth Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL, September 18, 2004

Self Creation: Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Art of the Possible, full day conference, Midwest Psychoanalytic Society, Minneapolis, MN, September 10, 2005

Self Creation and Psychoanalytic Therapy. Featured speaker, One day Conference, Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, February 26, 2005

An Object Relations Model of Psychoanalytic Therapy.  Featured speaker, One Day Conference, Indiana Society for Psychoanalytic Thought. Indianapolis, IN, April 17, 2004

An Object Relations Model of Psychoanalytic Therapy.  Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Austin, Texas, November 6, 2002

Discussion of Dr. Carlo Strenger's, "Individuality and Psychoanalytic Mentoring,"
Chicago Psychoanalytic Society, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2002

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of a Paranoid Psychotic Woman.  ISPS-US,
Chicago Chapter, February 23, 2002

The Relevance of Freud for the Contemporary Age.  Second Annual Erik Erikson Lecture,
Elmhurst College, November 13, 2001

The Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalysis: An Object Relations Concept.  Featured speaker, Fall Conference. Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society, Knoxville,TN, November 3, 2001

The Psychotherapy of Borderline Disorders.
Association for Child Psychotherapy.  October 14, 2001

Discussion Leader. The Therapeutic Emotional Connection.  Chicago Institute for psychoanalysis.
Seventeenth Biennial Conference on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, February 24, 2001

The Application of Object Relations Theories to Psychoanalytic Therapy: A Contemporary View. Featured speaker, Half Day Conference. Champaign-Urbana Psychoanalytic Society, Urbana, IL, February 26, 2000

Grand Rounds. Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute.  Transcending the Self as the Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalysis, February, 2000

A Psychoanalytic Approach to the Psychotherapeutic Process:A Contemporary View.
Illinois Psychological Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 13, 1999

The Application of Object Relations Theory to Psychoanalytic Therapy: A Contemporary View. Featured speaker, Fall Conference. The Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Minneapolis, MN, November 6, 1999

Invited Symposium.  Contemporary approaches to the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis: The object relations model. American Psychological Association Convention,
Chicago, IL, August 16, 1997

Transcending the self: An object relations model of the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis.
Chicago Society for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, Illinois, March 26, 1997

Transitional space and therapeutic boundaries. Between Patient andTherapist. Fifteenth Biennial Conference on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, Illinois, February 15, 1997

Object relations versus the relational viewpoints: Psychoanalysis as a theory of self and object.  Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Chicago, IL, October 26, 1996

Winnicott and the clinical implications of object relations theory.  Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work, Chicago IL, October 6, 1996

Transcending the self: An objectrelations concept of the therapeutic action of psychoanalytic therapy. Ilinois Psychological Association, Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, November 10, 1995

Object Relationships and the process of psychoanalytic therapy, Psychology Department, Michael Reese Medical Center, October 31, 1995

Panel (with Irwin Hoffman, Ph.D., Paula Fuqua, M.D., Jerome Winer, M.D.),  Multiple Listening Perspectives, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, IL, June 24, 1995

Self Psychology and its relationship to contemporary psychoanalytic theories. Discussion of Dr. Marian Tolpin's paper, Chicago Psychoanalytic Society,
Chicago, IL, February 24, 1995

Guilt as a compromise of the self: An object relations view.  Conference on Psychopathology and Psychosomatics, Center for Psychoanalytic Study, Chicago, Il, April 30, 1994

The epistemological foundations of psychoanalysis: Discussion of Lawrence Freedman's What is at stake in the objective truth controversy?  Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology,
Chicago, Il. October 9, 1993

An object relations approach to the psychoanalytic therapy of the borderline patient. Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Chicago, IL, December 3, 1990  

Psychoanalytic therapy of the borderline patient.  Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology, Chicago, IL, May 4, 1983

Social dysfunction and diagnosis in the post-hospitalized patient. Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Medical School, April 23, 1980

The separation-individuation process in normal and abnormal development. University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI,  Fall, 1978, 1979, 1980.