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A Workshop on the Art and Craft of Psychoanalytic Writing

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A Workshop on the Art and Craft of Psychoanalytic Writing

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Instructor's Office
515 28th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
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The Forum Committee is pleased to recommend this advanced, writing class to support the psychoanalytic community in developing and refining their writing for presentation and/or publication.   

This multi-part class is focused on writing for presentation and/or publication, led by Margaret Crastnopol, Ph.D.  We will work on in-progress drafts of psychoanalytically oriented writing.  Each week we will discuss one or two drafts (or good-sized portions of them - but no more than 10 double-spaced pages) written by fellow participants.  These drafts will be submitted and shared with the group in advance.  Participants should have a readable draft of a piece of writing to workshop by the first meeting date, and be prepared to commit to reading 20 pages of their classmates' writing per week. 

Instructor: Dr. Margaret Crastnopol (Peggy) is a faculty member of SPSI and a supervisor of psychotherapy and faculty member at the William Alanson White Institute in NYC. She is on the editorial boards of  Psychoanalytic Dialogues and  Contemporary Psychoanalysis, where she has shaped numerous papers in the direction of publication.  Dr. Crastnopol is on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) and is the author of  Micro-trauma: A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Cumulative Psychic Injury, Routledge, 2015, along with many other published articles. She teaches and presents on psychoanalytic subjects both nationally and internationally.


  • Participants will get support and feedback to enhance their in-progress psychoanalytic writing.
  • Participants will better understand how to craft a substantive psychoanalytically-oriented paper and make it enjoyable for their  audience or readership.
  • Participants will become better able to identify stylistic and conceptual aspects that need more attention in their writing, and will gain practice in providing feedback to colleagues about their own work.

Please contact the instructor for times, dates and costs. 

Contact Person: 
Margaret Crastnopol
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