Dacia Harrold speakingTeachers of the year embrace

Graduate Dacia Harrold was among those who spoke, and Teachers of the Year Barbara Rocah and Cliff Wilkerson were recognized. Photos by Toya Werner Martin.

 

 

Gratitude and appreciation for those who helped and supported them were some of the emotions graduates expressed as the Institute recognized its 2018 class and teachers of the year on June 22.

Graduates from the intensive Psychoanalytic Education Program spoke briefly in recognition of their achievement.

“It was at times fascinating, also at times trying or overwhelming,” Dacia J. Harrold told the group. “[M]oments of joy and also moments of disappointment. It was all the things that comprise a full life experience, one that pushes you to grow.”

Dean Neal Spira recognized finishing students. He noted the Psychoanalytic Education Program, our core offering, has four major components:

  • a personal analysis
  • supervision of clinical cases, which provides an apprenticeship approach in how to care for patients
  • a course component, which begins with the Fundamentals year taken by students across all Education Programs
  • a strong focus on development and looking at psychoanalysis across the lifespan

Also honored at the event were two Teachers of the Year. Kathleen O’Connor, president of the candidates’ association at the Institute, presented faculty members Barbara Rocah and Cliff Wilkerson with the recognition. Rocah taught for 48 years, and Wilkerson for 42.

“Thank you to all the candidates,” Rocah said. “[Teaching them] sometime confirmed what we learned in theory, and sometimes led us into uncharted knowledge… I think this is the best job in the world.”

Congratulations to this year’s graduates:

Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought

Alan Davis, PhD

Mollye Levy, PsyD

Natalia Maltsev, MD, PhD

Russell Newstadt, PhD

Jessica Ngiam, BA

Tod A. Olson, MS

Michael Topel, PsyD

William J.  Winger, LPC

 

Adult Psychotherapy Program

Brian Sheehan Brown, PsyD

Benjamin Fogel, LCSW

Matthew Frantz, LCPC

Stella Kiser, JD. LCSW

Benjamin Schwartz, PsyD

Hannah Weiss, LPC

Offer Zur, MA

 

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Program

Charlene M. Slezak, PsyD

 

Psychoanalytic Education Program

Stephanie Fariss, JD, LCSW

Dacia J. Harrold, MD, MA

Brooke K. Magers, PsyD

Noemi Molina, PhD