About the Alliance

Alliance Ambassador Program

The Alliance Ambassador Program

Supporting the community through psychoanalytic consultation

 The Alliance Ambassador Program supports up to 10 hours of psychoanalytic consult per year per organization at no cost to the organization. The Program is made possible through an Alliance Special Initiatives Grant, and seeks to uphold the following objectives:  

  • To help our colleagues and others deepen their understanding of psychoanalytic concepts as well as their practical usefulness in a variety of settings.
  • To promote reflective capacity in mental health workers and other health professionals in order to improve resilience, communication, and treatment effectiveness.
  • To influence the overall culture within health care settings in order to support considered, thoughtful treatment.

For more information about the Alliance Ambassador Program, please email Elise Hale-Case at elisehc.counseling@gmail.com


 

 

Current Alliance Ambassadors

Robert Bergman MD

Robert Bergman MD

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • Insecurity and Defensiveness
  • Feelings and Motives
  • Almost All Therapy is Cross-Cultural

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes

Sue N. Carlson LMHC

Sue N. Carlson LMHC

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • The Art of Integrated Listening
  • Therapist as Instrument:
    Working with Counter-transference
  • When Knowing is Un-therapeutic
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress:
    When Care is Needed for the Care-giver

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
Katherine Knowlton PhD

Katherine Knowlton PhD

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • How to Get Unstuck in Therapeutic Relationships:
    The Use of Balint Groups
  • Reinjecting Creativity into Therapy:
    Loosening up the Therapist and the Therapeutic Relationship without Stretching Boundaries
  • Remoralizing a Demoralized Situation:
    How to Do Some Good For Yourself and Others

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
David Parnes LICSW

David Parnes LICSW

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • Case Consultation
  • Play Therapy Technique
  • Working Psychoanalytically with Children
  • Psychoanalytic Listening
  • Working in the Transference
  • Introduction to Object Relations Theory

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
David Rasmussen, PsyD FIPA

David Rasmussen PsyD, FIPA

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • Gathering the Transference
  • Linking Disconnections: Thoughts Without Thinking, Thoughts without Action, Action without Thinking
  • Mourning Versus Melancholy

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
Rikki Ricard MA, FIPA

Rikki Ricard MA, FIPA

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • Unconscious Phantasy:
    The Reality of an Internal World
  • Heart of Relational Conflict:
    Splitting and Projection, Blame and Denial
  • Analytic Listening:
    The Dreams Behind the Words
  • Pain Gets a Bad Rap:
    Understanding the Usefulness of Allowing Pain in One’s Life and Pain as Teacher

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes
Thomas Saunders MSW, LICSW

Thomas Saunders MSW, LICSW

AVAILABLE IN-SERVICE TOPICS:

  • First Encounters: What Happens When You Meet Your Client
  • Coping with Primitive Emotions and Defenses
  • Mother-Infant Attunement and Misattunement

AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION?

Yes