BPSI North is a satellite committee of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in Newton Centre, Mass. Founded in 2011, we are a consortium of BPSI-trained clinicians practicing in far flung areas all over New Hampshire and Vermont and headquartered in the Upper Valley region in Hanover, NH. Our group includes clinicians trained at BPSI as well as other APSAA approved psychoanalytic institutes. Connections are maintained to BPSI and the Boston psychoanalytic community through the generous outreach of BPSI faculty who travel to Hanover to give weekend presentations and workshops to our membership. Our invited speakers are treated to an overnight stay at the Norwich Inn in Norwich, Vermont, where a welcoming dinner the evening before the workshop kicks off the weekend. Informal Saturday morning workshops are hosted in members’ homes and include a meet-and-greet over coffee and pastries, a three-hour presentation, and time for discussion and networking. We aim to host four workshops a year, two in the fall and two in the spring, and make CEUs available whenever possible. If you would like to get on the mailing list for BPSI North and be informed of upcoming workshops, or if you have an idea for a workshop presentation, please email BPSI North at Amy Fleischer’s email, included below.

Amy Fleischer, LICSW, Chair, BPSI North Committee

BPSI North Steering Committee:
Jeanne Baer, LICSW
Ann Kraybill, LICSW
William Swinburne, PhD


  • On April 27, 2019, Stephanie Schechter, PsyD & Susan Kattlove, MD presented “Ethical Dilemmas in Psychoanalytic Communities”.
  • On September 29, 2018, Lucinda Di Domenico, MD presented “The Psycho-Somatically Ill: A Winnicottian Perspective.”
  • On May 12, 2018, Ayelet Barkai, MD presented Oedipus Has Two Mommies.
  • On September 23, 2017, Jane Hanenberg, EdD returned to present, “Coming of Age in the Millennial Era: The Adolescent Girl Today”.
  • On April 29, 2017, Mark Goldblatt, MD presented “Theoretical, practical and ethical dilemmas in treating suicidal young adults”.
  • On October 15, 2016, Jonathan Kolb, MD presented “Confessions of a Recovering Ego Psychologist”.
  • On June 27, 2016, Alistair McKnight, PsyaD, LMHC presented “Can I Email You If Something Comes Up? Wishes, Needs, and The Pressure to Act“.
  • On May 7, 2016, Jenny Stuart & Ann Kraybill, LICSW presented The Process of Case Writing and Maternal Transference.
  • On April 18, 2016, William Ackerly, MD presented “The Role of the Therapist in Helping Patients Travel the Universal Journey of Adventure and Transformation: A Strategy for Treating Borderlines”.
  • On December 5, 2015, Axel Hoffer, MD presented “Paying Attention to Attention“.
  • On November 7, 2015, Alison Phillips, MD presented her paper, “Revisiting Freud’s “Observations on Transference Love” 100 years later: What current day therapists can learn from this classic paper about maintaining the clinical frame and managing transference and countertransference love.” 
  • On November 8, 2014, M. Carole Drago, LICSW presented The Intelligent Body: The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use of Somatic Countertransference.
  • On September 13, 2014, Judy Kantrowitz, PhD presented her paper Obstacles to Love.
  • On May 4, 2014, Alan Pollack, MD ran a dream workshop.
  • In November 2013, Ann Katz, EdD returned to discuss “The Development of the Therapist in Mid and Later Life and its Influence on the Therapeutic Experience.”
  • On September 28, 2013, Holly Housman, LICSW returned to run a workshop on psychoanalytic couples therapy.
  • In 2012, Jose Saporta, MD discussed “The Perils of Psychoanalytic Evangelism in China”.
  • In 2012, Ann Katz, EdD ran an Ethics workshop.
  • In 2012, Howard Katz, MD discussed dreams.
  • In 2011, Holly Housman, LICSW gave a preview of the paper she presented at the Annual Nature of the Transference Conference.
  • In 2011, Jane Hanenberg, EdD conducted a writing workshop.
  • In 2011, Randall Paulsen, MD discussed the supervisory relationship as depicted in the HBO TV series “In Treatment”.