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  • October 18, 2021 3:30 PM | Jacqueline Herrera (Administrator)

    Bexar County Psychological Association

    Connections Social Hour

    What: A virtual opportunity to meet old friends and colleagues, make new connections, enjoy some unstructured “down time”

    Why: Most of us have been challenged by a lack of in-person gatherings this past year. We imagined that an informal get-together would be one way to support and strengthen connections within the psychological community

    When: Monday, November 15th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Where: From the comfort of your home, office or wherever you may zoom

    How: Simply show up by following the Zoom meeting ID details: Meeting ID: 881 3287 2411

    Passcode: 043793

    Dress: Casual, food and drink are up to you! Hope to see you on November 15th for our third quarterly get-together this year! No need to RSVP!

  • October 12, 2021 8:40 PM | Jacqueline Herrera (Administrator)

    Socratic Dialogue and Collaborative
    Empiricism: Practical Strategies to Overcome
    Common Pitfalls  

    Presented by Scott Waltman, PsyD, ABPP

    About this virtual workshop:

    Socratic questioning is a transtheoretical omnipresent psychotherapeutic process. Effective use of Socratic questioning in session is predictive of symptoms change; this relationship holds even after controlling for the relationship. However, there is some evidence that learning to artfully and competently use Socratic strategies in session is among the hardest skills for a psychotherapist to learn. Of course, Socrates was not a therapist and a pure application of the Socratic Method with a perfect fidelity would not be therapeutic. 

    This virtual workshop presents a more empathic and collaborative approach to using Socratic strategies in a clinical context; Socratic strategies are integrated with good clinical practices in a manner that is consistent with the evidence-base of what constitutes effective therapy. This workshop presents a framework for teaching clients and therapists how to use Socratic cognitive and behavior change strategies. This framework is based on methods that have proven effective training several thousand frontline public mental health therapists in how to deliver high quality cognitive behavior therapy

    Participants will be taught how to use a four-step framework for Socratic questioning. Collaborative empiricism appropriately describes this process of using collaborative strategies to join with the client in applying scientific curiosity to their thought processes. Participants will learn how to use Socratic questioning strategies both within a single session and consistently across a number of sessions to bring about change in patient schema (i.e., core beliefs). Workshop will focus on applied examples and demonstrations.

    Scott H Waltman, PsyD, ABPP, is a clinician, international trainer, and practice-based researcher. His interests include evidence-based psychotherapy practice, training, and implementation in systems that provide care to underserved populations. He is certified as a qualified Cognitive Therapist and Trainer/Consultant by the Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies. Currently, he works as a clinical psychologist in private practice and a managed care system, where he is a frontline clinician and practice-based researcher.



    Based on the content of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Identify key cognitions and behaviors that are optimal targets of Socratic change strategies
    • Use validation and perspective taking strategies to develop a better understanding of the target cognition and behavior
    • Use collaborative empiricism and curiosity to create fuller and more balanced perspective
    • Summarize and synthesize the Socratic dialogue to consolidate learning and create a focus on behavior change

    Cost for this workshop:

    Student Members $20
    Members $30

    Non-Members $40

    Register here

    With questions, please email

  • October 08, 2021 5:55 PM | Jacqueline Herrera (Administrator)

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 18, 2021



  • September 25, 2021 10:03 AM | Jacqueline Herrera (Administrator)

  • September 25, 2021 9:58 AM | Jacqueline Herrera (Administrator)

    Our second annual McCary Fund Donors’ Conference will be held on Sunday, October 24 from 11AM to 1PM via Zoom.  This year's conference will feature our 2020 grant recipient Katie Lewis of Austen Riggs for her project "Longitudinal Adaptation to Loss During COVID-19." We are thrilled to have Nancy McWilliams join us to discuss Katie's work, and we will allow plenty of time for audience participation.    

    Katie's important study uses attachment theory as a framework for understanding different responses (impairment vs. resilience) to the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please RSVP  to Steve Axelrod at

    This exciting event is open to all McCary Fund donors.  So if you have not yet donated to the Fund but want to attend this event (and those in the future) please become a donor and help shape the future of our profession.  You can donate online at the American Psychological Foundation Website and specifying the McCary Fund for Psychoanalysis -
    Or by printing out the pledge form and mailing in your donation-

    You can find out more about the McCary Fund for Psychoanalysis here -

    Katie Lewis, Austen Riggs
    Nancy McWilliams

  • August 28, 2021 10:00 AM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    LONE TWIN: Mourning the Loss of a Twin

    An Online Film Screening and Panel Discussion with

    Ricardo Ainslie, PhD, Mary Burke, LCSW & Joan E. Friedman, LCSW, PhD


    (click on the readings to view document)

    Engel, G.L. (1975). The death of a twin: Mourning and anniversary reactions. Fragments of 10 years of self-analysis. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 56: 23-40.

    Hayton, A. (2009). Attachment issues associated with the loss of a co-twin before birth. Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, 3: 144-156.

    Additional References/Resources (partial list)

    Ainslie, R. (1997). The psychology of twinship. Northvale: Jason Aronson.Burlingham, D. T. (1949). The relationship of twins to each other. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 3: 57-72.

    Burlingham, D. T. (1963). A study of identical twins—their analytic material compared with existing observation data of their early childhood. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 18: 367-423.

    Friedman, J. A. (2008). Emotionally healthy twins. Philadelphia: Perseus Books.

    Friedman, J. A. (2014). The same but different. Los Angeles: Rocky Pines.

    Friedman, J. A. (2018). Twins in session: Case histories in treating twinship issues. Los Angeles: Rocky Pines.

    Piontelli, A., Piontelli, A., Bocconi, L., Kusterman, A., Butt, K., Osborne, J., & O'Brien, G. (1997). Patterns of evoked behaviour in twin pregnancies during the first 22 weeks of gestation. Early Human Development50: 39-45. 

    Segal, N. L. (2000). Entwined lives: Twins and what they tell us about human behavior. New York: Plume.

    Segal, N, L. & Ream, S. L. (1998). Decrease in grief intensity for deceased twin and non-twin relatives: An evolutionary perspective. Personality and Individual Differences, 25: 317-325.

    Woodward, J. (1998, 2nd edition in 2010). Lone twin: Understanding twin bereavement and loss. London: Free Association.

    Lone Twin (D: Anna van der Wee, 2011). Brussels, Belgium: Wild Heart Productions.

  • April 25, 2021 2:56 PM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    Clarity Child Guidance Center is seeking applications for a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Applicants should possess a strong foundation in psychological testing and experience providing services to children and adolescents with complex trauma. Applicants with interest in applying psychodynamic conceptualization and family systems theory to their clinical work are encouraged to apply. In line with Clarity’s mission, we are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow who desires to serve an underserved child and adolescent population in their career.

    Click here to download the full announcement by Dr. Joshua Essery (

  • April 13, 2021 3:40 PM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    ADVENTURES IN THE PSY TRADE Sunday April 24th 6pm London time 


    A Zoom talk in English to the Brazilian Jungian Community, with simultaneous translation into Portuguese and English of both talk and discussion 

    Open to people outside Brazil from whom no fee is being asked

    Sunday April 24th 2pm-4pm Brazil tine, 6pm-8pm London time. For other locations use:

    Scroll down for detailed information in English and Portuguese


    Professor Andrew Samuels

    I saw my first client (a better word than ‘patient’) in 1972, so I have been in this field for 49 years. In 2021, I will be 72. I began as a very young man which has led me to question ‘the wisdom of age’, not only in my case! In this talk, I will describe the role of theatre and politics in my work as a Jungian analyst. In this field I am both an insider and an outsider, as I will explain. Both Jungian and, in a way, anti-Jungian. I will show how, in my case as with everyone, formative family experiences deeply influenced my thinking. The way the invitation was framed makes it impossible for me to avoid referring to my book Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985)/Jung e os Pós Junguianos (1989). At the heart of the talk is the creation of a ‘balance sheet’ for Jungian psychology, with columns for profits/strengths and losses/weaknesses. It may make for ugly listening. I will explain the title during the talk. 



    Andrew Samuels is recognized internationally as one of the foremost political commentators working in the fields of analysis, psychotherapy and depth psychology. He is a pluralist and draws on a wide range of approaches to psyche, including post-Jungian, relational psychoanalytic and humanistic ideas. But he roots his work in people’s lived experience in their family and in society. Andrew is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology, in private practice in London, and was Professor of Analytical Psychology at the University of Essex. He was Chair of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and founded both Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility and the Analysis and Activism movement in the Jungian world. He works as a consultant with political leaders, parties and activist groups in several countries, including the United States. He also consults to Britain’s National Health Service. 

    Andrew is a frequent visitor to Brasil and several of his books are published in Portuguese: Dicionário Crítico de Análise Junguiana(Editora Imago, 1988), Jung e os Pós Junguianos (1989, Editora Imago), A Psique Plural (1992, Editora Imago), A Psique Política (1995, Editora Imago), and Política no Divâ (2002, Editora Summus).

    His many books in English have been translated into 21 languages, and include: Jung and the Post-Jungians (1985); A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis (1986); The Father (1986); Psychopathology (1989); The Plural Psyche (1989); The Political Psyche(1993); Politics on the Couch (2001); Persons, Passions, Psychotherapy, Politics (2014); Relational Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling: Appraisals and Reappraisals (edited with Del Loewenthal, 2014). His latest books are A New Therapy for Politics? (2015) and Analysis and Activism: Social and Political Contributions of Jungian Analysis (edited with Emilija Kiehl and Mark Saban, 2016). A number of his articles, lectures and videos are available on:

    Thiasos' meeting with the Brazillian Jungian Community, on Saturday April 24th at 2pm Brazilian time

    Zoom Platform (with simultaneous translations, instructions below)

    Here's the link:


    Enter the Zoom meeting room:
    ID da reunião: 823 0085 5788
    Senha de acesso: 007937


    Instructions on how to activate the simultaneous translation:


    *We'll have simultaneous translation from English to Portuguese to English. If you want to activate this feature, click on the Globe icon that appears in the bottom bar of the screen. Choose English, this way, everything spoken in Portuguese will be simultaneously translates for you in English.

    If you don't need any translation, leave it on Off mode.


     *Whoever accesses the meeting room with their mobiles, will see the options Simultaneous Interpretation by clicking on the three dots, extreme right of the bottom bar. Just click and activate the language you want to hear.  


    *The Q&A will take place at the end of the presentation. Just Raise your Hand and ask to speak. This feature of Raise Hand is in the Chat bar that can be activated by clicking on the Balloon icon that also appears in the bottom bar.

    *Your microphones will be disabled automatically upon entering the room and only the Host and/or Moderator can activate. This is to avoid noise that could impair the comprehension of the speaker's presentation. So, to make your question, if you want, use the Raise Hand Chat feature and the Moderator will tell you when to speak.

    *The Host will also be able to answer technical questions, such as where is the camera, microphone, Globe, etc., and they will always be answered via Chat. So, if you need help, write in the Chat.

    *Important - Everyone must have updated versions of Zoom Meeting for PC and the Zoom app for mobile phones.


    Thiasos' community wishes you a great meeting!

  • February 17, 2021 10:05 AM | Russel (Trey) Thompson (Administrator)

    Click here for schedule of upcoming events. Including:

    • Online Conference, Hate and Destructiveness in the Clinical Encounter. Sue Grand, PhD.
    • Self Hatred, Self-Mutilation and Suicide: A Solon facilitated by JoAnn Ponder, PhD
    • March Monthly Meeting- Self-hate, control, and a yearning for relief: Psychoanalysis and th treatment of substance use disorder with Alana Smith, LCSW, LCDC.  
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