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 for PCC members, full-time students with ID, and trainees in the departments of social work, psychology, psychiatry, and mental health counseling.

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Register now for these Scientific Programs!

Photographing What You Know: How a Psychoanalyst Became a Photographer

Presented by Jon K. Meyer, MD

Saturday, September 14, 2024
10 am to 12 pm ET
via Zoom

Fee: $60*

Professional Ethics in Clinical Context: From Hippocrates to Goldwater and Beyond

Presented by Allen R. Dyer, MD

Saturday, October 26, 2024
10 am to 12 pm ET
via Zoom

Fee: $60*

Registration details coming soon!

The Interpretive Process

Presented by Neal Vorus, PhD

Saturday, April 26, 2025
10 am to 12 pm ET
Hybrid In-Person or via Zoom

Fee: $60*

Registration details coming soon!

Past Presentations

Discovering Ideals and Identity: Culture as Character in the Consulting Room
Presented by Dwarakanath G. Rao, MD
June 1, 2024

The Rosenblitt Lecture Series Presents: Therapeutic Action and Progress in Analysis: A Child Struggles With Life, Death, and Change
Presented by Charles E. Parks, PhD
May 4, 2024

Knowing What Psychoanalysts Do and Doing What Psychoanalysts Know
Presented by David Tuckett, PhD
February 17, 2024

A Heart Shattered, the Impenetrable Self, and a Life Unlived: An Existential-Humanistic Approach to Relentless Despair
Presented by Martha Stark, MD
January 20, 2024

The Phone as a Subject: Understanding the effects smartphones and AI have on the mind
Presented by Amy Levy, PsyD
October 7, 2023

What’s Love Got to Do With It? Somatic Treatment Under a Psychodynamic Umbrella
Presented by Boris Thomas, JD, PhD
September 23, 2023

Trauma and Trance: From Shamanism to Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy
Presented by Harold Kudler, MD, DLFAPA
August 12, 2023

The Rosenblitt Lecture Series: “This Boy is Autistic”: Misinterpretation of defensive avoidance in a six-year-old boy
Presented by Leon Hoffman, MD
June 10, 2023

Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives on Analyst Boredom: Deadness, Aliveness, and the Spaces in Between
Presented by Steven Kuchuck, DSW
April 22, 2023

Social Psychoanalysis, Normative Unconscious Processes, and an Ethic of Repair
Presented by Lynne Layton, PhD
October 8, 2022

Emotional Inheritance: Love, Loss, and the Legacy of Trauma
Presented by Galit Atlas, PhD
April 23, 2022

A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Intersecting Traumas Facing Racial Minorities
Presented by Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD
February 19, 2022

The Rosenblitt Lecture Series: Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n Roll: A Two-Systems Engagement with the Centrality of Adolescence
Presented by Jack Novick, PhD, and Kerry Kelly Novick
November 13, 2021

Psychoanalysis, Race, and Class in an Urban ER: Writing as Remembering, Repeating and Working Through
Presented by Michael Slevin, MSW
October 16, 2021

Use of the Racial Self in Clinical Encounters
Panel Discussion with Harold Kudler, MD; Phuongloan Vo, MSW, LISW-S; and Dorothy Holmes, PhD, Discussant
May 22, 2021

The Limo Ride: Reflections on Self Disclosure
Presented by Kerry L. Malawista, PhD
April 24, 2021

The Trials, Tolls, and Triumphs of Motherhood: The Many Faces of Postpartum Depression
Presented by William S. Meyer, LCSW, BCD
January 30, 2021

Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans
Presented by David L. Eng, PhD
January 16, 2021

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

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

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

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

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, PhD
January 26, 2019

The Sudden End of Your Psychotherapy Practice: Ethical and Practical Considerations
Presented by Ernest Braasch, MD, and Heather Craige, MSW
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
April 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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