Alliance Events

Working with Narcissistically Vulnerable Clients through the Lens of Contemporary Self Psychology with Don Schimmel, PhD

Join me for a four-part course where we delve into the challenges of working with narcissistically vulnerable clients. We will explore both traditional Kohutian and contemporary perspectives on Self Psychology, beginning with an overview of Freud's original theory of narcissism and moving on to Kohut's radical redefinition. I will address critical questions such as how to empathically meet the psychological needs of clients who experienced deficits in mirroring, mutual idealization, or twinship in childhood.

Members Eastside Final Fridays

A community social hour at various locations around Seattle.

July 26th 5pm-7pm

Formula Brewing

1875 NW Poplar Way,

Issaquah, WA 98027

This is a casual gathering, everyone is responsible for their own bill. No RSVPs are required, but feel free to email Brett ( if you're planning on showing up. Come chat, chill, and chow with your fellow psychoanalytically minded folks!

The Difficult Superego - the Work of Harold Searles

One of the most challenging aspects of our work is a pervasive perfectionism that can so dominate our own minds as therapists and greatly inhibit the emotional growth of our patients.  The pressure to get it right and have the answers can undermine therapeutic work with both participants.  One of the psychoanalytic writers who has most directly addressed these problems is Harold Searles, an American psychoanalyst greatly influenced both by the British object relations tradition, especially Bion, and the American interpersonal tradition.

Hike in Discovery Park

Hike in Discovery Park with your colleagues.

Let’s welcome the first signs of spring and continue our time outside taking in the natural PACNW beauty with colleagues on a monthly Sunday hike in Discovery Park. The series schedule is as follows:

March 17th at 1:00 PM

April 14th at 9:30 AM

May 19th at 9:30 AM

Membership First Fridays

A community social hour on the first Friday of every month at various locations around Seattle.  Let's connect, decompress, and enjoy some food and drink together! 

This is a casual gathering, no RSVP required.  Everyone is responsible for their own bill.

To be updated on the next First Friday location, become a member here to recieve email updates or check this page. 

Upcoming Membership First Fridays Locations: