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The Society

Students in psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and the humanities, as well as academics and those interested in learning about psychoanalysis on a deeper level attend the monthly meetings of the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society. Intellectual leaders in the field present their ideas at a Saturday morning meeting. 

Society Officers

President:     Cynthia Carlson, LCSW
President-elect:     Hope Erwin, Ed.D.
Secretary/Treasurer:      Valerie Laabs-Siemon, MS
Councilor:     Virginia Linabury, M.D.
Councilor-alternate:     Valerie Laabs-Siemon, MS

Executive Director:     Dionne Smith, MS


WPS Regular and Charter Members

Denise Ambré, LCSW
Susan Barbour, EdD
Cynthia Carlson, LCSW
Nancy Debbink, MD
Hope Erwin, EdD
Richard Frank, MD
Linda Garrity, MD
Jon Gudeman, MD
Kenneth Johnson, MD
Valerie Laabs-Siemon, MS
Lisa Lennihan, LCSW
Virginia Linabury, MD
Jon Meyer, MD
Jan Van Schaik, MD
Robert Welker, PhD




SOCIETY EVENTS 2016– 2017 


Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society
2323 N. Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Society Meeting Schedule 2016 – 2017
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital (main hospital)
2301 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Conference Room - G126A
(Garden Level, down the hall from Garden Cafe)
Park in Parking Structure A
*** 11:00am – 1:00pm ***
  •             September 17, 2016                    Denia Barrett, LCSW - Chicago, IL
                                                                “Working with Dreams of Children and Adolescents
  •           October 15, 2016                          Richard Frank, M.D. - Fox Point, WI 
                                                        “Coming Alive: Psychoananlysis and the Restoration of Flow”
  • November 12, 2016                       John Porcerelli, PhD. - Birmingham, MI


  • December 2016                          ***No meeting***       


  • January 2017                             ***No meeting***


  • February 4, 2017                            Video/Discussion

                                                  "Sexual Boundary Violations: How Do They Happen?"


  • March  11, 2017                                Karine Moreno-Taxman, JD - Milwaukee, WI

                                                      "Human Trafficking - Seeing the Unseen" 


  • April 8, 2017                                      Dr. Nancy Kulish, PhD. - Birmingham, MI

                                                                 **(Dr. Black Memorial Lecture)**

"Twos and Threes: Musical Chairs in Female Psychic and Social Life"

  • May 6, 2017                                Anton Kris, MD - Cambridge, Massachusetts​​​​

                                                  "The Dyer's Hand: Some Aspects of the Analyst's Actions"

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.





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