I began working in the field in 1988, offering post-adoption counseling at Children's Home Society of Washington. I was also an active doula, working with families and training others at Seattle Midwifery School, and serving as a founding board member for the Pacific Association for Labor Support and Open Arms Perinatal Services. I believe this emphasis on early life has helped me to cultivate capacities for accompanying others through the often painful process of psychic development. I have been in private practice in Seattle since 1998.
My preparation for professional practice includes a Master's degree in Social Work followed by many years of intensive post gradute study of British Object Relations, the branch of psychoanalysis most concerned with very early relationships and their reverberations across our lives. This study includes certificatons in parent/infant psychotherapy; Listening Mothers leadership; infant observation; training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Center for Object Relations/ COR and qualification as a psychoanalyst from Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. I am a past-president of Washington chapter of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, and have particular clinical interests in infancy, maternal reverie, and early life, as well as personality disorders, narcissism, grief, depression and anxiety across the lifespan.
I am a board certified psychoanalyst (BCD-Psychoanalyst) and clinical social worker licensed in the State of Washington (LICSW); a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association (FIPA); and a training and supervising analyst with Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. This designation denotes that I have been authorized to conduct personal analyses and clinical supervision of candidates in psychoanalytic training in addition to members of the general public, a position of leadership in the field of psychoanalysis, and stewardship for future psychoanalysts. The appointment is based on evaluation of extensive experience in conducting psychoanalyses, and deep involvement in the field, including teaching, supervision, publication, committee work and professional presentations. At NPSI, I currently serve on the Board of Directors, as Faculty in the Infant Observation and Psychoanalytic Training, and as Director of Training for the Institute overall.
I welcome inquiries about treatment, supervision and consultation, or general questions about psychoanalysis or contemporary object relations.
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EDITED BY DANA BLUE AND CARON HARRANG
£ 25.99/$ 42.95 232pp, June 2016 9781782203148
Bion’s identification of reverie as a psychoanalytic concept has drawn attention to a dimension of the analyst’s experience with tremendous potential to enrich our interpretive understanding.The courage of these authors in revealing their own process of reverie as transformed into the action of psychoanalysis will inspire and foster further investigation of this fruitful yet heretofore infrequently explored area of psychoanalytic discovery.