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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: One Clinical Process Viewed through Multiple Clinical Perspectives

June 4 @ 9:50 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: One Clinical Process Considered From Multiple Theoretical Perspectives

A Clinical Program and Virtual Open House Co-sponsored by WMAAPP and PGPF-West

WMAAPP: Westerns MA and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology
PGFP-West: Postgraduate Fellowship-West

This event is free of charge

Date and time

Program will be offered on Zoom
Saturday, June 4, 10:00 a.m. EST – 12:30 p.m. EST (Sign in beginning at 9:50a.m. EST)

Description of the Program

We are offering an exciting program on psychodynamic therapy with a panel of senior psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. One member of the panel will present clinical material based on their work with a client. The other two panelists will then discuss the clinical process, each from a specific theoretical vantage point – Relational, and Winnicottian. There will be time for Q and A from the audience with the panel. Following the program, there will be brief presentations about WMAAPP and PGFP-West for those interested in learning more about these two educational programs centered in Western Massachusetts.


David Levit, Ph.D., ABPP, SEP is a Psychologist, Board Certified in Psychoanalysis and in Clinical Psychology. He is a Fellow at the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis and a Fellow at the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is an SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner). His current faculty positions are: Faculty and Supervising Analyst, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis (MIP); Co-founder, Chair, and Faculty, MIP Postgraduate Fellowship Program-West; Instructor in Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School. His private practice is in Amherst, MA. He provides individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults and consultation for colleagues.

Moshe Wurgaft, Ph.D., LMHC has practiced psychodynamic psychotherapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings for over 25 years. He completed his clinical psychology training at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and relocated to the United States in 2002. He worked for eight years in a bilingual community mental health setting in Springfield, MA, where he practiced individual, group and family therapy, and co-directed their LMHC internship training program. In 2012 he completed the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis-West  (MIP-West) two-year Fellowship Program, and from 2017 to 2019 he served as the president of the Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (WMAAPP). Dr. Wurgaft has been in private practice in Amherst, MA since 2006.

Stacey Novack, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and psychoanalyst.  She completed her doctoral training at Yeshiva University in Bronx, NY in 2006 and subsequently relocated to the pioneer valley, where she worked for many years in community mental health and private practice.  Dr. Novack is a graduate and faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis (MIP). She currently teaches courses on comparative psychoanalysis, object relations theories, and the psychoanalysis of dreams in the MIP four-year psychoanalytic training program and the Post Graduate Fellowship Program-West.  Dr. Novack is currently in private practice in Northampton, MA.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
1. Describe Winnicott’s contribution to psychoanalytic considerations of destructiveness and aggression.
2. Identify and discuss clinical techniques for working through early psychic trauma and its sequelae.
3. Discuss the role of dissociation in the Relational model of the mind built around Self States.
4. Define the capacity for “standing in the spaces” as delineated by Bromberg.


Eshel, O. (2016) The vanished last scream: Winnicott-Bion-Eigen. IJP Open, 3, 20, 1—32.

Ogden, T. (2016). Destruction reconceived: On Winnicott’s ‘The Use of an object and relating through identifications.’ International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 97, 5, 1245—1262.

Winnicott, D.W. (1969) The use of an object. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 50, 711-716.

Davies, J.M. (2018). The “Rituals” of the Relational perspective: Theoretical shifts and clinical implications. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 28(6), 651-669.

Grossmark, R. (2012). The unobtrusive relational analyst. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 22(6), 629-646.

Schwartz Cooney, A., & Sopher, R. (Eds.) (2021). Vitalization in psychoanalysis: Perspectives on being and becoming. London: Routledge.

Continuing Education

Continuing education credits are available through WMAAPP. 2.5 CE credits are available to psychologists, psychoanalysts, and social workers upon complete attendance of this event. 2.5 CEUs are offered to LMHCs.  

If you wish to register via regular mail, please download the brochure here

Online Registration:


June 4
9:50 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
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