Scientific Programs

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas offers a rich set of presentations by local and out-of-state speakers. These Scientific Programs, which are generally open to PCC members and other mental health professionals and trainees, are designed to broaden and deepen awareness and understanding of the application of psychoanalytic concepts to clinical work.

Free admission and CE/CME credits for PCC members, full-time students with ID, and trainees in the departments of social work, psychology and psychiatry. 

2020 Scientific Programs

The Trials, Tolls, and Triumphs of Motherhood: The Many Faces of
Postpartum Depression
Presented by William S. Meyer, LCSW, BCD
December 5, 2020 via Zoom
Registration link forthcoming

Finding the Pieces: Trauma and Reunification within a Family
Presented by Felecia Powell-Williams, Ed.D.
November 7, 2020 via Zoom

Repairing the Irreparable, Bearing the Unbearable: Clinical work with formerly incarcerated people who have served life sentences
Presented by Beth Kita, PhD
October 24, 2020 via Zoom


"Fragile Containers: Social Upheaval and Its Impact on the Therapeutic Dyad"'
Presented by Lee Rather, PhD and Amy Levy, PsyD
April 18, 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19

Ethical dimensions of the analyst's chosen paradigm: A patient asks, 'Am I not right for Relational Psychoanalysis?'
Presented by Anton Hart, PhD
January 11, 2020

2019 Programs

The Inner World of an Aggressive Kindergarten Boy: A Child and Analyst at Work
Presented by Denia Barrett, MSW
October 26, 2019

Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties of the Interpersonal Field
to be followed by a Candidate Case Conference
Presented by Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D.
January 26, 2019

2018 Programs

The Sudden End of Your Psychotherapy Practice: Ethical and Practical Considerations
Presented by Ernest Braasch, MD and Heather Craige, MSW
Saturday December 15, 2018

Long-Term Psychotherapy in the Rear-View Mirror:
'Evidence' from my 40 year Clinical Career
Presented by William Meyer, MSW
November 17, 2018

Boundaries as Psychic Immune System:
More than just where I end, and you begin
Presented by Peter Buonaccorsi, MD
Saturday April 12, 2018

2017 Programs

Trans*-formations: One analyst’s reflections on transgender
Presented by Mardy S. Ireland, PhD
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Moving Toward Wholeness: Self-States and the Treatment of Trauma
Presented by Heather Craige, LCSW
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Our Patients' Relationships to the Communities in Which They Live:  An Underutilized Psychoanalytic Perspective
Presented by Dorothy Holmes, PhD
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ethical and Intrapsychic Aspects of Closing an Office
Presented by Norman A. Clemens
Saturday April 1, 2017

The Storied Analyst: The Rhetoric of Clinical Narratives
Presented by Dhipthi Mulligan, MD 
Saturday, February 18, 2017