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 Center 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. The programs are free of charge to students who are currently enrolled in social work or psychology programs as well as to psychology interns and psychiatry residents. 

2019-2020 Scientific Program Series

January 11, 2020
Presented by Denia G. Barrett, MSW
October 26, 2019


Past Programs

2018-2019 Scientific Program Series

to be followed by a Candidate Case Conference
Presented by Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D.
January 26, 2019
Ethical and Practical Considerations with
Ernest Braasch, MD and Heather Craige, MSW
Saturday December 15, 2018

2017-2018 Scientific Program Series

 Boundaries as Psychic Immune System:
More than just where I end, and you begin   

Presented by Peter Buonaccorsi, MD
Saturday, April 21, 2018

 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

2016-2017 Scientific Program Series

Varieties of Adoptive Experience
Presented by Paul Brinich, PhD
Saturday, November 19, 2016

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

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

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


2015-2016 Program Series

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Paradigm Shift:
 Psychoanalysts Change Their Minds, Too

Presented by Christine Erskine, LCSW

Transforming Resistance:  An Introduction to 
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
Presented by Steven Shapiro, PhD

OCD and Sadomasochism
Presented by Jack Novick, PhD and Kerry Kelly Novick

2013-2014 Program Series