Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute Archives
Boston, MA, USA
Creator: Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Title: Advanced Psychotherapy Training (ATP) Conference Papers, 1984-2014
Dates: 1984 to 2014, some coverage gap between 2007 and 2013
Quantity: 4 archival boxes
Abstract: The Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program educates clinicians so that they become skilled psychoanalytic psychotherapists. The program spans three years of three ten-week semesters. As an extension of the ATP program, a Conference on the Nature of the Transference is held bi-annually, in the fall (generally October or November) and in the spring (generally in May, although sometimes in March or April). Papers that used as the conference case study generally are written by ATP students or alumni. However, occasionally, an author whose literature deals with aspects of psychoanalysis acts as the conference presenter. Or the conference topic applies to issues that psychoanalysts deal with, such as insurance. Discussants are frequently program alumni as well or members of Boston’s medical or therapeutic community. Papers cover a range of topics within transference; discussion papers on the subject are often availabel as well.
Identification: MS-N060
Language: English

Historical Note

The Advanced Psychotherapy Training Program educates clinicians so that they become skilled psychoanalytic psychotherapists. The program spans three years of three ten-week semesters. As an extension of the ATP program, a Conference on the Nature of the Transference is held bi-annually, in the fall (generally October or November) and in the spring (generally in May, although sometimes in March or April). Papers that used as the conference case study generally are written by ATP students or alumni. However, occasionally, an author whose literature deals with aspects of psychoanalysis acts as the conference presenter. Or the conference topic applies to issues that psychoanalysts deal with, such as insurance. Discussants are frequently program alumni as well or members of Boston’s medical or therapeutic community.

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Scope and Content

Materials in this collection consist of papers written by ATP students, alumni, and professors; papers presented at ATP conferences; remarks discussing a conference’s topic; and materials used to advertise and collect registrations for the conferences. The collection consists of copies of student papers and discussion remarks received by the library and archives, as well as photocopies or advertising materials and clippings on outside visitors.

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Series List

Series I, Boxes 1-2: Individual papers written by ATP students; some of these papers also appear in Series II, Conferences, below.

Series II, Boxes 2-3: Conference proceedings, including flyers and agendas, presented case papers, and discussion notes.

Series III, Box 4: Individual papers written by ATP students and added in 2014.

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Restrictions

Restrictions to Access

Restricted to BPSI members and ATP students or graduates. Author’s permission is required for access outside of BPSI membership. Some papers are accompanied by a permission form outlining  specific considerations. If you wish to access any records in the BPSI Archives, please email library@bpsi.org or call 617-266-0953.

Copyright Notice

Please contact The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute for copyright information.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Advanced Psychotherapy Training (ATP) Conference Papers, The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Boston, MA, USA.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Stephanie Bennett, 2011.

Updated by Olga Umansky, 2014.

All materials in the collection are organized according to date. The collection had been previously arranged an unknown number of times as documents from students and for publicity were collected. Two papers are undated and have been placed at the beginning of the collection; their dates can be approximated using bibliographic information. Many of the items in the Individual Papers series are dated with multiple and conflicting dates. They have been arranged according to the earliest date available, whether that is an author’s date, a BPSI stamped date, or a hand-noted date. While all discussants’ papers are housed with their known conference, some are not signed by their authors. When possible, using information provided by the registration flyer and context from the discussion paper, authorship was gleaned; in these cases, the surmised author is preceded by (probable). One discussion paper’s authorship, for the November 1996 conference titled Transitional Space and Sadomasochistic Relating, remains unknown.Materials have been re-housed from their previous folders into acid free folders and archival boxes. Series I folders are labeled by paper author; Series II folders are listed by conference title. Series III folders are labeled by paper author.

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Description of the Collection

Series I, Individual papers
Box 1, Folder 1
ATP Conference Timelines. Four timelines provide outline of the past ATP conferences. One is dated through November 2005, two are dated through fall 2007, and the last is dated September 2008. 2005, 2007, 2008
Folder 2
Weinstein-Winter, Susan, LICSW. The Effect of Father Absence and Rejection in the Development of the Child and Its Significance in Adulthood for the Male Patient. No noted date; latest bibliographic references are from 1985. N.d.
Folder 3
Reichenthal, Carol, Ph.D. To Speak in Her Own Voice: Toward a Psychotherapeutic Reintegration of Hallucinatory Voices in a Borderline Patient, A Case Study. Comments in pen on cover page appear to say “scholarly, well written, depth” and “editory.” No noted date; latest bibliographic reference is from February 1986. N.d.
Folder 4
Nadol, Pamela M., MSW. Countertransference Sleepiness: Response to Vagueness and The Non-communication of Affects. Stamped “BPSI Received APR 17 1984.” Noted “LIBR 10/30/86” in pen. 1984, April 17.
Folder 5
Wilson, Ellen F., Ph.D. Distortions in Thinking and Learning in Primitive Personalities: Failure in Pleasure Investment. Stamped “BPSI Received MAY 29 1985.” Noted “LIBR 10/30/86” in pen. 1985, May 29.
Folder 6
Beardslee, Barbara O’Brien, LICSW. The Childbearing Capacity: Its Role in the Psychological Development of Women. Stamped “BPSI Received OCT 3 1986.” Noted “LIBR rcvd 10/27/1986.” 1986, October 3.
Folder 7
Robbins, Elaine T., LICSW. Search for Mother: The Psychotherapy of Two Young Women Who Lost Their Mothers During Their Oedipal Years. Stamped “BPSI Received OCT 8 1986.” Noted “LIBR 10/30/86” in pen. 1986, October 8.
Folder 8
Ripman, Jennifer Cole, Ph.D. Cursed by God and Man: Can One Change One’s Sexual Orientation? Author dated. Stamped “BPSI Received SEP 4 1987.” Noted “LIBR 4/11/88” in pen. 1986, December 31.
Folder 9
Garfield, Margot, LICSW. Perfectionism, the Idealized Self Object, and Anorexia Nervosa. Noted “LIBRARY 1/22/87” in pen. 1987, January 22.
Folder 10
Klein, E. Joyce, LICSW. The Child’s (Adult Patient’s) Empathy for the Parent: Its Role in Transforming Pathological Identification. Author dated January 1987. “LIBR 4/11/88” in pen. 1987, January 1987.
Folder 11
Selling, Irma K., LICSW. Impaired Creative Process in a Borderline Patient. Noted “6/1/87” in pen. 1987, June 1.
Folder 12
Ohringer, Robin, LICSW. The Psychological Consequences of Physical Disability in Childhood. Stamped “BPSI Received JUN 26 1987.” Noted “LIBR 7/1/87” in pen. 1987, June 26.
Folder 13
Alexander, Mary Jo, LICSW. Survival of Trauma: A Case Study. Stamped “BPSI Received SEP 1 1987.” Noted “LIBR 4/11/88” in pen. Noted in pen on cover page “4th Graduate ATP Symposium 5/21/88.” 1987, September 1.
Folder 14
Haskell, Susan M., LICSW. How She Got Better: Curative Factors in the Treatment of a Narcissistic Personality. Author date January 1988. Noted “LIBR 3/7/88” in pen. 1988, January.
Folder 15
Bojrab, Darlene. Empathy: A Review and Definition. Noted “3/5/88 LIBR” in pen. 1988, March 5.
Folder 16
Leahy, Kathleen. The Lesbian in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: Counter-transference. Author name written in pen, not typed. Noted “LIBR 3/10/88” in pen. 1988, March 10.
Folder 17
Hunt, James M., MSW, LICSW. Contrasting Theoretical Perspectives: A Comparison of Self-Psychological and Object Relations Approaches in a Case Example. Noted “LIBR 4/11/88” in pen. 1988, April 11.
Folder 18
Greenberg, Maida, Ed.D. Twins: Fusion, Friendship and Individuation; The Process of Separation and Individuation of an Identical Twin from Her Blind Twin Sister. Author dated June 1988. Noted “LIBR 3/30/89” in pen. Accompanied by handwritten notecard: “Please start page 16 paragraphic entitled Mrs N’s [scratched out phrases]” 1988, June.
Folder 19
Gutheil, Louise, LICSW. A Clinical Illustration of the Integration of Self-Psychology and Drive Theory. Stamped “BPSI Received NOV 3 1988.” “LIBR” in pen. 1988, November 3.
Folder 20
Cetrulo, Lynn, T., LICSW. Moral Masochism. Author dated November 1988. Stamped “BPSI Received JUN 21 1989.” Noted “6/21/89” in pen. 1988, November.
Folder 21
Morgan, Donna, LICSW. Sibling Incest: A Self-psychological Perspective. Stamped “BPSI Received JUN 9 1989.” Noted “LIBR 6/12/89” in pen. 1989, June 9.
Folder 22
Mercer, Zorba, M.D. A Working Alliance with a Primitive Personality. Author dated June 1989. Noted “LIBR rcvd 6/30/89” in pen. 1989, June.
Folder 23
Thurer, Shari, Sc.D. The Good Mother: Changing Image in Psychoanalysis and Culture. Stamped “BPSI Received AUG 10 1989.” Handwritten in pen “copy made 6/3/93 fr. the one downstairs.” 1989, August 10.
Box 2, Folder 1
Termination Dreams. Noted on cover page in pencil “Elizabeth Wharff.” No date; latest bibliographic references are from 1987. Outline (see F1) says paper was presented at ATP conference, 17 November 1990. N.d.
Folder 2
Schwartz, Charlotte Green, Ph.D. Analysts’ Efforts to Enhance Patients’ Self-Observing Capacities. Author dated January 25, 1994. Stamped “BPSI Received JAN 31 1994.” Noted “LIBR 3/29/94” in pen. 1994, January 25.
Folder 3
Bluestone, Deborah, LICSW. When the Playground Gets Muddy: The Analysis of Anal Symptoms and Preoccupations. Author dated March 1994. Stamped “BPSI Received MAR 22 1994.” Noted “LIBR 4/25/94” in pen. 1994, March. Accompanied by discussion papers of Jane Thorbeck, EdD and Elliot Schildkrout, MD, both dated by March 25, 1995.
Folder 4
Grabel, Simona. Ph.D. Facing the Transference: Sense of Doom in Life and Treatment of an Obsessional Patient. Stamped “BPSI Received MAR 29 2000.” 2000, March 29.
Series II, Conference Proceedings
Box 2, Folder 5
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: The Nature of the Transference. Includes conference schedule/agenda, case presented by Lynn Cetrulo. 1989, April 29.
Folder 6
The Pregnant Therapist: Willingness to Explore Transference and Countertransference Feelings. Originally housed together in three-ring folder. Includes ATP graduate symposium schedule for November; luncheon invitation and menu from Davio’s Restaurant for celebration of ATP conferences’ 10th anniversary; case presentation by Marcy Bienen, LICSW; and discussion papers by Rosemary H. Balsam, M.D., and George Fishman, M.D. Additional materials from this conference in F7, as found. 1989, November 18.
Folder 7
The Pregnant Therapist: Willingness to Explore Transference and Countertransference Feelings. Since materials were previously arranged separately, these materials are housed separately from materials in F6. Includes registration flyer; discussions by Rosemary H. Balsam, M.D., and George Fishman, M.D. 1989, November 18.
Folder 8
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: The Nature of the Transference. Includes agenda; case presented by Rachel Sipzener, LICSW; discussion papers by George S. Klarens, M.D., and Carol Reichenthal, Ph.D. 1990, May 19.
Folder 9
Treating the Sadomasochistic Male: Transference, Countertransference Dilemmas for the Female Therapist. Includes registration flyer; case presented by Janet Noonan, LICSW. 1991, May 1.
Folder 10
A Case of AIDS Anxiety: Transference and Countertransference Issues. Includes registration flyer; case presented by Maida Greenberg, Ed.D. 1993, May 1.
Folder 11
A Case of Multiple Personality Disorder: Varying Perspectives on Dreamwork. Includes registration flyer; case presented by Rachel Bulbulian, LICSW. 1993, November 13.
Folder 12
Neurosis Re-Examined from the Perspective of Early Development. Includes registration flyer; case description and case paper by Wendy S. Epstein, Ph.D; discussion paper by Guillemette Caron-Simmers, LICSW. 1994, April 30.
Folder 13
Changing Conceptions of the Good Mother in Psychoanalysis. Includes registration flyer; case paper presented by Shari Thurer, Sc.D.; and discussion papers by Howard M. Katz, M.D.; Robin Ohringer, Ph.D.; and Lora Heims Tessman, Ph.D. 1994, October 22.
Folder 14
When the Playground Gets Muddy: Contemporary Exploration of Anal Symptoms and Preoccupations. Includes registration flyer; case paper presented by Deborah Bluestone; discussion papers by Maida Jablon Greenberg, Ed.D., and Elliot Schildkrout, M.D. 1995, March 25.
Folder 15
The Meanings of Money in Psychotherapy. Includes registration flyer; paper presented by John W. Schott, M.D. 1995, October 28.
Folder 16
In the Face of a Stalemate: Shifts in the Transference. Includes registration flyer; case presented by Carol Reichenthal, Ph.D.; discussion papers by Wendy Epstein, Ph.D., Jonathan Kolb, M.D., and Susan Rosbrow-Reich, Ph.D. 1996, March 23.
Folder 17
Transitional Space and Sadomasochistic Relating. Includes registration flyer; discussion paper by Arnold Modell, M.D., and another by an unknown author. 1996, November 2.
Box 3, Folder 1
On Working with the Exceptional Patient. Includes registration flyer; case paper by Nina Avedon, LICSW; discussion papers by Martha Stark, M.D., and (probable) Mark O’Connell, Ph.D. 1997, May 10.
Folder 2
Couple Psychotherapy. Includes registration flyer; case paper by Lynda Seletsky, LICSW; discussion papers by David A. Berkowitz, M.D., and Joseph J. Shay, Ph.D. 1997, November 8.
Folder 3
Other Realities and Inner Expectations: The Patient, the Therapist, the Insurance Company. 1998, October 31.
Folder 4
Bored to Death: A Case of Intolerable Countertransference.Includes registration flyer; case paper by Allison Feeley, LICSW. 1998, May 16.
Folder 5
Crimes and Punishment: A Case of Sadomasochism in the Tranference. Includes registration flyer; case paper by Susan Shapiro, LICSW, BCD; discussion papers by Jeffrey Nason, M.D., and Patricia Potter, M.D. 1999, May 22.
Folder 6
On Passion: In Literature and Life. Includes registration flyer; two short stories by Amy Bloom, CSW: “Night Vision,” from The New Yorker and “Light into Dark,” typed copy. 1999, November 19.
Folder 7
When Is a Dog Ever Just a Dog? Relationships with Pets as Metaphors and Transitional Phenomena. Includes partial registration flyer; case paper presented by Ann Dart, LICSW; discussion paper by Tim Kochems, Ph.D. 2000, May 6.
Folder 8
What Matters in Supervision. Includes partial registration flyer; discussion papers by Paul David, M.D., Frances Givelber, LICSW, BCD, and Donna Morgan, LICSW. 2000, October 18.
Folder 9
Whose Face in the Mirror? Problem of Narcissism in the Transference. Includes registration flyer; case paper presented by Deborah Shilkoff, LICSW. 2001, May 12.
Folder 10
Ambiguous Attachments: In Literature and Life. Includes registration flyer; articles about presenter Sue Miller and her book The World Below; discussion paper by Julia Reade, M.D. 2001, October 27.
Folder 11
Without Words: Silence in Psychotherapy. Includes registration flyer; case paper presented by Jane Hanenberg, Ed.D. 2002, April 27.
Folder 12
The Christmas Gift: A Reflection on the Function of Gifts in the Therapeutic Relationship. Includes registration flyer (2 copies); case paper presented by Sara S. Booth, MSW; discussion paper by Dan H. Buie, M.D. 2002, October 26.
Folder 13
Attacks Against the Self: Transference Enactment and the Development of Psychic Imagination. Includes registration flyer; case paper presented by Mimi Pantunova, Psy.D.; discussion papers by Lawrence J. Brown, Ph.D., and Ann Lehman Katz, Ed.D. 2003, May 10.
Folder 14
In a Black Hole: Negative Space Between Longing and Dread. Includes ad printout; two versions of case paper by Judith Arons, LICSW; discussion papers by Alexander Morgan, M.D., and Sarah Birss, M.D. 2003, November 1.
Folder 15
Through the Glass Darkly: Reflections of Early Physical Impairment on Images of Self. Includes registration flyer; case or discussion paper by (probable) Carol Reichenthal, Ph.D., but which also has Deborah Bluestone written on it. 2004, May 15.
Folder 16
Facing the Transference: Sense of Doom in the Life and Treatment of an Obsessional Patient. Includes registration flyer; ad clipping; case paper presented by Simona Grabel, Ph.D. (2 copies); discussion papers by Ellen Pinsky, Psy.D., and (probable) Martin Miller, M.D. 2006, April 1.
Folder 17
Who Am I and Who Will I Be? Unconscious Fantasy and Identity Development in the Psychotherapies of Two Adopted Female Patients. Includes registration flyer (2 copies); conference invitation addressed to past ATP “participants, discussants, and moderators” (6 copies); and case paper presented by Jane Hanenberg, Ed.D. 2007, October 27.
Folder 18
Conference registration flyers.

Includes:
(a) Cover sheet for The Idealized Therapist: A Form of Enduring Transference, by Rae Silberger, LICSW. Noted “Received 9/3/87” in pencil; no paper attached.
(b) A Male Incest Survivor: Abuse, Seduction and Reenactment in the Transference. 16 May 1992. Registration flyer. Presented by Donna Morgan, LICSW.
(c) Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis 1992: Which is best for which patient … at what point? 21 November 1992. Registration flyer.
(d) Abraham Lincoln’s Other War: Adaptation and Creativity in the Face of Depression. 30 October 2004. Registration flyer. Presented by Doris Kearns Goodwin, author.
(e) Abraham Lincoln’s Other War: Adaptation and Creativity in the Face of Depression. 11 December 2004. Registration flyer. Presented by Doris Kearns Goodwin, author.
(f) On the Development of Character: in Literature and in Life. 19 November 2005. Registration flyer. Presented by Jennifer Haigh, author.
(g) Memoirs: From Mind to Heart on the Written Page and in Psychotherapy. 18 November 2006. Advertisement clipping. Presented by Gail Caldwell, book critic and author.

Series III, Individual papers, 2013-2014
Box 4, Folder 1
Kasdaglis, Marina, MA, EdM, LMHC. Voices and Mirrors: A Treatment in Progress. May 2014 [accompanied by author’s permission form].
Box 4, Folder 2
McKnight, Alistair, LMHC. Deal Me a New Hand! The Transitional Use of the Therapist’s Words as a Fetish Object. May 2014 [accompanied by author’s permission form].
Box 4, Folder 3
Mikalac, Cecilia, MD. Good Mothers, Bad Daughters & Biting Dogs: Aggression and Projective Identification with Some Theoretical Mechanisms and Implications for Technique. May 2014 [accompanied by author’s permission form].
Box 4, Folder 4
Jones, Jason, MD. Reflections on a First Session. 2014 [accompanied by author’s permission form].