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The Forum: An Annual Conference on Theory and Practice
Sponsored by the Alliance

Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Mercer Island Community & Events Center (new location)8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040

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Morning presentations explore the theme of Me/NotMe/#MeToo from a variety of perspectives. In the afternoon, we are pleased to present a plenary with special guests Tim Dean PhD and Karol Marshall PhD focused on sexual boundary violations in psychoanalytic and academic communities.


Robert Bergman, MD
Love and Exclusion

Joan Fiset, MA, LMHC Erica Rubin, PsyD 
Tuning In: Trauma’s Overtones and Elusive Frequencies

Shierry Nicholsen, PhD, LMHC, FIPA
After Wrongdoing: On Moral Injury, the Complexities of Apology, and the Case for Reparations

Melissa Meade, PhD & Michael Allison, MA, LMHC
The Horror of Self and the Horror of Others: Psychoanalytic Connectivity in the Films of David Cronenberg

Margaret Crastnopol, Ph.D
The Psychoanalytic Therapist’s Achilles’ Heels: Owning and Offsetting the Clinical Impact of our Intrinsic Flaws

B. Mason Judy, MA
Fantasy of the Flesh

Carol Poole, MA, LMHC
How do you fight in the depressive position?

Kris Wheeler, MA, LMHC and Frank Dauer, PhD
The art of becoming and being “me”

Plenary session: Untouchable: A Dialogue between the University & Psychoanalysis

The plenary will center on two talks and a public dialogue between Karol Marshall, PhD, and Tim Dean, PhD, focusing on sexual boundary violations in psychoanalytic and academic communities.

Please join us at the 30th annual Forum!

Attendance Fees: Members: $110; Student Members: $75; General Public: $130; Non-member Students: $90.00 (All prices increase $10 after April 6th.) C.E. 4.5

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