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Conference: Ghislaine Boulanger: Introducing Psychodynamic Consultations to the Public Sector

  • 04 May 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • New Haven Lawn Club


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The Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology


Ghislaine Boulanger

Introducing Psychodynamic Consultations to the Public Sector:  An Update.

Saturday May 4, 2019

10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Ave, New Haven

Lunch will follow for all attendees


Ghislaine Boulanger, Ph.D. is a psychologist psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and a member of  the Relational Faculty at New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  As the President of the Section for Applied Clinical Psychoanalysis (Section V of The Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology), (and along with Larry Rosenberg), Dr. Boulanger designed and implemented an initiative that aimed to bring psychodynamic consultations to the public sector, that will be the subject of this talk.

She has taught and published extensively on the psychodynamic dilemmas facing adults who have survived violent and life threatening events, and the clinicians who work with them; on working psychoanalytically with immigrants; and on psychoanalytic politics. 

Larry Rosenberg, Ph.D. is immediate Past President of Section II of Division 39 of the APA and is a Member at Large on the Section V board of Directors. Dr. Rosenberg served for 27 years as the Clinical Director of the Child Guidance Center of Southern CT.  He served for 10 years as co-chair of the Education and Training Committee of the Connecticut Association of Mental Health Clinics for Children. Dr. Rosenberg is co-editor of the Child Section of the PDM2 and co-editor of Progress in Psychoanalysis; Envisioning the Future of the Profession. He has most recently co-authored, with Barry Dauphin and Ghislaine Boulanger, a paper entitled The Impact of Psychoanalytic Consultation for Therapists Working in the Public Sector: A Pilot Study, soon to be released in JASPER, a paper which concerns the pilot project we're about to discuss. Larry is in private practice in Stamford where he sees children, adolescents and adult patients and continues to supervise and consult with clinicians and executives working in the public sector.


In this talk, Drs. Boulanger and Rosenberg will describe a program that offered weekly psychodynamic consultations to staff therapists in a community mental health center.  The purpose of the program was to convey to the therapists, most of whom were not familiar with psychodynamic treatment, that working psychodynamically, even in the limited circumstances that the delivery of mental health services in the public sector affords, holds important benefits for them as clinicians, reducing burnout and increasing their engagement with clients.

They will discuss the program in considerable detail and present, in their own words, the multi-dimensional conclusions both consultants and therapists reached about being part of this pilot study.


The New Haven Lawn Club

193 Whitney Ave, New Haven

Conference Schedule

10:00 – 10:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:30 – 12:30 Presentation

12:30  –  1:30  Lunch for All Attendees

To Register and Pay

Register and pay online with your credit card or paypal.  

To pay by check, print and fill out the registration form and mail with your check to Conference Registrar, Matt Brennan, LCSW, 738 Townsend Ave, New Haven, CT 06512 Mailed registrations must be postmarked by APRIL 22 to qualify for early registration discount.

Refunds will be given in full if the Conference Registrar, Matt Brennan, LCSW, is contacted at Matt Brennan no later than the Monday before the conference.

Click HERE for MS Word version of the mail in registration form. 

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Recommended Readings

Rosenberg, L. (2018) Remaining Relevant: The Application of Psychoanalytic Principles to the Mental Health Workforce. In Axelrod, S., Naso, R., Rosenberg, L., (Eds).  Progress in Psychoanalysis: Envisioning the Future of the Profession. 252-272. London: Routledge. Click HERE

Sacco, F.C., Campbell, E. & Ledoux, M.  (2014) Soul of an Agency: Psychodynamic Principles in Action in the World of Community Mental Health. Int. J. Appl. Psychoanal. Studies 11(2): 101–113 Click HERE

Shern, D. L., Jones, H., Jordan, N., Ramoni-Perazzi, J., & Boothroyd, R. A. (2008). Medicaid managed care and the distribution of societal costs for persons with severe mental illness. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 165(2), 254-260.


The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the reasons why burnout is so frequently a factor in community mental health.
  • Describe the benefits that psychodynamic consultation can offer to therapists working in community mental health.
  • Implement a program that introduces psychodynamic consultation to community mental health centers.  

Continuing Education

This conference has been approved for for 2 continuing education hours (NASW & Div. 39)

Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of needs for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Ellen Nasper, PhD, at Ellen Nasper.

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