Scientific Meetings

2016

Art, Loss and Mourning: An art therapist/psychooncologist’s perspective 1st UCLA Conference on Integrative Medicine and Mental Health

Applied Psychoanalysis in the Visual Arts: Flawed or Felicitous. Paul Klee American Psychoanalytic Meeting New York

Eva Hesse: A Transition from the Edge of Loss to the Containment of Emptiness   New Center for Psychoanalysis Los Angeles

Eva Hesse: A Transition from the Edge of Loss to the Containment of Emptiness Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Germany

Mourning and Creativity   The Freud Museum London: Symposium on Art

Eva Hesse: A Transition from the Edge of Loss to the Containment of Emptiness The Tel-Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis

2013

Time and Timelessness in Art and Mourning American Psychoanalytic Meeting New York

2012

Sigmund Freud and Lucian Freud – The Consultation Room and the Art Studio: Potential Spaces of Transformation. New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles

2011

Sigmund Freud, Lucian Feud and Jane McAdam Freud: The Consultation Room and Art Studios- Spaces of Transformation. American Psychoanalytic Association meetings NYC: Presidential Symposium

2010

Transference and Counter-transference in the Psychoanalytic Work With Cancer Patients: Demonstrated with Art, Theory and Case Vignettes  Freud and Asia, IPA Conference in Beijing

2009

Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Time and Timelessness in Art and Mourning New Center of Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles

Time and Timelessness in Art and Mourning  Freud Institute, Zurich, Switzerland

2008

Paul Klee: Improvisations in the Shadow of Death. Lucy Daniels Foundation and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Rene Magritte: Tracing the Lost Object. Trauma and Art. University of Virginia. Sorensen Trust for the Study of British Object Relations.

Eva Hesse’s “Hang Up” (1966): A Transition: From the Edge of Loss to the Containment of Emptiness. A Psychoanalytic Exploration American Psychoanalytic Association Meetings, NY

2007

Rene Magritte: Attempting the Impossible – Tracing the Lost Object. New Center for Psychoanalysis, Southern California Psychiatric Society.

Eva Hesse’s “Hang Up” (1960) A Transition From the Edge of Loss to the Containment of Emptiness Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, MOCA Geffen: “Wack!” The Feminist Revolution

Beyond Words and Time, Theoretical Considerations New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology

2006

Rene Magritte: “Attempting the Impossible” – Tracing the Lost Mother New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles

2005

Albert Einstein and Sons: Psychobiography, Emotional Intimacy and Creativity The New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles

Ferdinand Hodler: From the Vertical of Life to the Horizontal of Death  Third International Symposium Florence, Italy: The Body Image in Psychoanalysis and Art

2004

Art as Window to the Mind  The Healing Art Lectures Series UCLA, NPI

Lucian Freud: The Permeable Membrane Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Skin and Flesh in his Later Works American Psychoanalytic Assoc. Meeting, NYC

Der Doppelganger: Alberto Giacometti — In The Shadow Of Death Discussion Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute

2003

A Room Of Ones Own Revisited: Discussant  Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute

The Permeable Membrane: A Psychoanalytic Look at Lucien Freud’s Later Paintings MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

2001

Painting for Her Life Art and Holocaust, Gypsy Portrait in Auschwitz Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute

Art, Loss and Mourning, Portraits of Three Artists School Of The Art Institute of Chicago Dept. of Art Therapy Chicago, IL

And more.