About the Alliance

Alliance Ambassador Program

Alliance Ambassador Program

The Psychoanalytic Perspectives: Roots & Branches Alliance Ambassador Program initiative is made possible through an Alliance Special Initiatives Grant.

The Alliance Ambassador Program has the following objectives:

  • To help our colleagues and others deepen their understanding of psychoanalytic concepts as well as their practical usefulness in a variety of settings.
  • To promote reflective capacity in mental health workers and other health professionals in order to improve resilience, communication, and treatment effectiveness.
  • To influence the overall culture within health care settings in order to support considered, thoughtful treatment.
Information for Community Organizations:
  • Would you like an experienced member of the Alliance to meet with your team for no-cost in-services or consultation? (Each Community Organization is eligible to schedule up to 10 hours of no-cost appointments a year, July - June.)
  • Check out the various Alliance Ambassador profiles below.
  • Contact josh@joshsandoz.com to schedule an in-service or consultation.
Information for Prospective Ambassadors:

Current Alliance Ambassadors

Robert Bergman MD

Robert Bergman MD

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • Insecurity and Defensiveness
  • Feelings and Motives
  • Almost All Therapy is Cross-Cultural

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
Dana Blue, LICSW FIPA

Dana Blue LICSW FIPA

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • The Hole at the Bottom of Everything
  • The Secret World of Babies
  • Psychoanalysis: Not for everyone (but maybe for you?)
  • Promoting Mental Diversity in the Workplace
  • Room to Grow: Cultivating Reverie in Clinical Practice

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
Shirley Bonney MSW

Shirley Bonney MSW

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • Who Knew Helping People Would Be So Complicated?
  • Basic Psychodynamic Theory
  • The Dynamics of the Team in the Helping Profession

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
Sue N. Carlson LMHC

Sue N. Carlson LMHC

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • The Art of Integrated Listening
  • Therapist as Instrument:
    Working with Counter-transference
  • When Knowing is Un-therapeutic
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress:
    When Care is Needed for the Care-giver

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
Katherine Knowlton PhD

Katherine Knowlton PhD

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • How to Get Unstuck in Therapeutic Relationships:
    The Use of Balint Groups
  • Reinjecting Creativity into Therapy:
    Loosening up the Therapist and the Therapeutic Relationship without Stretching Boundaries
  • Remoralizing a Demoralized Situation:
    How to Do Some Good For Yourself and Others

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
David Parnes LICSW

David Parnes LICSW

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • Case Consultation
  • Play Therapy Technique
  • Working Psychoanalytically with Children
  • Psychoanalytic Listening
  • Working in the Transference
  • Introduction to Object Relations Theory

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
David Rasmussen, PsyD FIPA

David Rasmussen PsyD, FIPA

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • Gathering the Transference
  • Linking Disconnections: Thoughts Without Thinking, Thoughts without Action, Action without Thinking
  • Mourning Versus Melancholy

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
Rikki Ricard MA, FIPA

Rikki Ricard MA, FIPA

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • Unconscious Phantasy:
    The Reality of an Internal World
  • Heart of Relational Conflict:
    Splitting and Projection, Blame and Denial
  • Analytic Listening:
    The Dreams Behind the Words
  • Pain Gets a Bad Rap:
    Understanding the Usefulness of Allowing Pain in One’s Life and Pain as Teacher

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
Thomas Saunders MSW, LICSW

Thomas Saunders MSW, LICSW

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • First Encounters: What Happens When You Meet Your Client
  • Coping with Primitive Emotions and Defenses
  • Mother-Infant Attunement and Misattunement

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes