There are three vehicles for learning through OSPS:  Seminars, a course titled Foundations in Psychoanalytic Thought, and Study Groups.  In the left hand column below you will find a listing of our monthly seminars.  Speakers come from all over the country as well as locally to discuss a myriad of analytic ideas.  We offer CEUs for these events and they vary in length from 2 to 5 hours. 

Our course in Foundations in Psychoanalytic Thought is an intensive survey course covering Freud, Object Relations, and relational theories.  It starts in late August or early September and ends in May and meets on Friday afternoons from 1-4.  This is a very popular course and we encourage you to get more details in the right hand column. 

Study Groups are a fun way to learn about a specific topic.  Typically study groups are short term and cover a topic the faculty is interested in but we also have a few study groups that are longer term and cover a subject in great depth.  Occassionally we will start a study group to correspond with a speaker's presentation at one of our seminars.  If you are interested in a particular subject and would like OSPS to start a study group on that topic, please contact Sharon Neuwald at

We hope you will find a spot in one or more of these areas of OSPS that feels like a professional home. 

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Joyce Slochower Ph.D., ABPP

Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:30am to 9:00am Registration

9:00am to 1:00pm Presentation

This seminar will take up the question of boundary violations from two different perspectives:

1) The question of whether, after termination, therapeutic relationships can "safely/appropriately" develop into non-sexual friendships.
2) Our communal response to learning about sexual boundary violations within the professional community.

Participants will spend about half the time on each issue; Dr. Slochower will present one paper and distribute a second for the group to read ahead of time.

4 Ethics CEUS offered with this course.

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