Professional conferences and settings at which I have given presentations and led workshops include:

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • American Burn Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment
  • Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine
  • Cleveland Psychiatric Society
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical School
  • Lenox Hill Hospital Consultation-Liaison Service
  • New York Academy of Medicine
  • Payne Whitney Marital and Family Therapy Clinic
  • Rado Advanced Psychoanalytic Study Groups
  • Churches, synagogues, and community and retreat centers


Topics include:


  • “The Psychological Dynamics of Being a Couple”
  • “A Special Approach to the Treatment of a Couple with a History of Multiple Affairs”
  • “How to Improve Your Relationship”
  • “The Psychodynamic Approach to Couples Therapy,”
  • “The Developmental Transition to Marriage: The Results of a Three-Year Nationwide Study”
  • “Medical Marriages: The Risks and Joys of Relationships While in Health Care Training”
  • “Belief vs. Neurosis: Sexual Therapy with Newly Married Religious Couples Who Have Difficulties with Sex”
  • “Family Dynamics as Viewed Through the Lens of the Book of Genesis: The Curious Case of Sarah and Abraham.”
  • “The Emergence of a Sadomasochistic Sexual Perversion During a Course of Couples Therapy: Technical, and Therapeutic Considerations”
  • “Narcissism and Love Relations”(discussant)
  • “The Implications of Family Studies of Primates to the Theory of Human Personality Organization.”


  • “Caring for the Caretakers: Stress and Coping Among General Hospital Staff”
  • “Stress and Coping on the Burn Unit”
  • “A Use of Videotape in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry”
  • “The Burn Center Interviews: Patient and Staff Stress in the Burn Unit”
  • “Overcoming Resistance to Psychological Awareness in High Stress Liaison Psychiatry Settings”
  • “Theoretical Considerations Regarding the Use of Visual Playback Systems in General Hospital Psychiatry”


  • “Where is Spirituality – and How Do You Get There?
  • “Psychoanalytic Readings of the Bible and Related Texts.”
  • “Freud, Dreams and the Bible”
  • Spirituality and Psychoanalysis”

To schedule a speaking engagement, please call  (212) 737-6330 or write to: