Denver Psychoanalytic Society
The Denver Psychoanalytic Society is a multipurpose organization whose goals include advancing professional education, and sponsoring and disseminating the results of research in psychoanalysis and related disciplines. A great deal of our time, energy and resources are focused on outreach to the community at large in the form of education, consultation and clinical services.
Some of our activities have included:
Contemporary psychoanalysts and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists study broad fields such as relational theory, attachment theory, systems theory, infant research, and child development – all having to do with how we become who we are and live our everyday lives. In addition, our members have a wide range of professional and personal interests, including research in a variety of psychological areas, as well as in pharmacology and neurobiology. Analytic therapists vary widely in their points of view and the style in which they work with their patients, making for lively discourse within the field, and for continuous improvement in therapeutic technique.
Current Executive Committee
President: Ben Green, M.D.
Current Committee Chairs
Bylaws: Richard Simons, MD
Colleague Assistance Committee: Rachel Norwood, MD
Continuing Education: Stephanie Peterson, RN, LPC
Diversity in Psychoanalysis: Jennifer Perlman, PsyD
Ethics: Eric Braden, PhD
Film: Tom Avery, LCSW
Fundraising: Margy Stewart, PsyD
Membership: Lynne Gillick, Ph.D.
Preschool Consult Committee: Shoshana Adler, PhD
Program Committee: Dana Charatan, PsyD
Psychotherapy Referral Service: Linda Plaut, LCSW
Salon Program: Nancy Bell, RN, LCSW
Society Past Presidents
Society History & Charter Members
The Denver Psychoanalytic Society was organized on April 10, 1962. It was accepted as an Affiliate Society of the American Psychoanalytic Association on May 6, 1962. The charter members were as follows:
Scientific programs include lectures, films, and salons with psychoanalytic perspectives and presented by psychoanalytic speakers. All are free to the public, unless you are requesting CME credits in which case there is a fee. Information for these events is listed on the Events page.
The Lecture Series begins at 7:00 PM on selected Fridays at Montview Presbyterian Church in the McCullum Room. Attendees listen to psychoanalytic topics followed by questions and discussions. Registration is only required if requesting CME credit.2019-20 Lecture Series Flyer
The Film series begins at 6:30 PM on selected Fridays at Montview Presbyterian Church in the McCullum Room. Attendees view a major motion picture and discuss it afterwards. Registration is only required if requesting CME credit.2019-2020 Film Series Flyer
The Salon series begins at 7:15 PM and is held in the homes of various Society members. These informal gatherings cover psychoanalytically and psychodynamically oriented topics of general interest. RSVP is required. Once confirmed, you will be given the exact location of the Salon.
Continuing Education courses, workshops, and conferences are offered to mental health professionals. Courses vary in topic, hours and fees. Further information, when available, will be posted on the events page.
We provide a pro bono, volunteer community service as part of our nonprofit mission. Click here to view the brochure.
The Denver Psychoanalytic Society Newsletter was published twice a year. The newsletters are now sent out monthly via email. If you are interested in a newsletter from 2016 or earlier, please email the Society office.
The outreach referral service offers a referral service for people who are interested in receiving psychodynamic psychotherapy but are unable to pay full fee. Click here for more information.
Each year the Society partners with the Denver Center for Performing Arts where ticket holders watch a play and afterwards have a talk back with the actors. Specific information for this event is listed on the Events page.
Interested members form small groups with specific topics.
Consider lending a one-time consultation (in your office, in a time that fits your schedule). This will allow for more networking between society members (and those interested in the society), provide invaluable clinical input for challenging cases, allow members to share knowledge regarding their areas of experience and expertise, and raise funds for the Society. If interested, your name will be added to a roster for those looking for some clinical assistance. Consultations will cost $80 with funds donated to the DPS. If interested, please contact Society Secretary Tony Miles, Ph.D. @ TMilesPhD@aol.com. Or call 720-205-9752. He’ll walk you through it.