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Committees

The internal workings of MIP are structured according to a broad range of committees, each of which is usually led by two co-chairs. Below is a brief description of each of MIP’s committees as well as a listing of their respective co-chairs and members.

Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee at MIP is responsible for receiving and reviewing applications to MIP’s Candidate Training Program and Advanced Candidate Training Program in Psychoanalysis. The Admissions Committee interviews applicants to both programs and is responsible for the selection of candidates accepted to train at MIP. The Committee also hosts an informational Open House each year.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Gloria Barbacoff, LICSW20202023  
Jaine Darwin, Psy.D.2017202020212024
Marina Kovarsky, LICSW20212024
Raquel Limonic, LMHC2018202120212024
Johanna Malone, Ph.D.20212022
Jade McGleughlin, LICSW20202023
David Raniere, Ph.D.20212024
Kate R. Sullivan, Ph.D.20192022  

Academic Outreach Committee

The Academic Outreach Committee seeks to create connections between analysts and academics. The committee offers study groups, courses, and programs designed to bring analysts and academics together to learn from each other and to stimulate interdisciplinary thinking.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Michael Reison, Ph.D., Co-Chair20202023  
Dennis Plant, Ph.D., Co-Chair

Continuing Education Committee

The Continuing Education Committee (CEC) is responsible for overseeing the provision of continuing education credits at MIP. We aim to be able to offer sufficient CE credits for candidates and members of all disciplines within our training programs and selected community programs, respectively.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Susan Schiff Geist, M.D.20192022  
Robert Riethmiller, Ph.D.20162019 20192022 

Continuing Study Committee

The Continuing Studies Committee (CSC) offers continuing education courses and learning opportunities to MIP members and non-MIP members in the greater Boston area and in the Pioneer Valley region in western Massachusetts. These opportunities for professional development advance an immersion into psychoanalytic theory, concepts, and practice with a sense of collegiality and community.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Susan Schiff Geist, M.D., Co-Chair20192022  
Sherri Ettinger, Ph.D., Co-Chair20172020  
Shannon Mackey, LICSW20202023

Curriculum Committee

The mission of the Curriculum Committee is to implement a curriculum that provides MIP candidates with intensive experience in comparative psychoanalysis. To this end, the committee oversees curriculum design across the four years of training; recruits, selects and assigns faculty to teach semester courses and winter intercession courses; coordinates faculty and course evaluations; and holds faculty meetings and development workshops.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End3rd Term Start3rd Term End
Anna Lucia Stothart, Psy.D., LMHC, Co-Chair201420172017202020222025
Mary McDonald, LICSW, Co-Chair2016201920192022 20222025
Gloria Lynne Barbakoff, LICSW20222025  
Claire Blood-Deschamps, LICSW20172020 20202023 
Laurence Chud, M.D.20172020 20202023 
Doug Deville, Psy.D.20222025
Deborah Dowd, LICSW20222025
Susan Hileman, LICSW2018202120212024 
Angela Jones, Psy.D.2019202220222025
Marina Kasdaglis, LMHC, MA, Ed.M.20222025  
Barbara Pizer, Ed.D., ABPP2017202020202023
Stuart Pizer, Ph.D., ABPP20162019 20192022 
Dennis Plant, Ph.D.20222023  

Ethics Committee

The MIP Ethics Committee is dedicated to cultivating the highest level of ethical conduct within the MIP community and in the psychoanalytic community at large. The committee is tasked with developing and revising ethical policies and procedures, educating candidates and members about ethical principles, and facilitating consultation on any policy or events that have an ethical dimension.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Stuart Pizer, Ph.D. ABPP, Chair
Phone: (617) 492-4587
20202023  
Ginger Chappell, Ph.D.2006200920102016
Elizabeth Corpt, LICSW, MSW201820212020  2023
Deborah Dowd, LICSW20202023
Sherri Ettinger, Ph.D., LICSW20202023
Jade McGleughlin, LICSW20202023

Finance Committee

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to oversee all financial matters of MIP. Chaired by the treasurer and an additional co-chair appointed by the President, it reports to the board on budgetary, regulatory and other financial aspects of the Institute with the board retaining ultimate fiduciary responsibility.

Board appointed comprised of BOD members1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Richard Geist, Ed.D., Co-Chair20222025
Linda Luz-Alterman, Ph.D.2014201720172022
Linda Gelda, LICSW2015201820182022
Sara Emerson, LICSW2015201820182022
Kate Roy Sullivan, Ph.D.20202023  
Jill Engerman, LICSW20202023  

International Connections Committee

The International Connections Committee (ICC) was formed at MIP to provide the membership with opportunities for lively contact and ongoing exchange with members of the international psychoanalytic community. We facilitate and host local presentations by international analysts in an informal format dedicated to open discussion.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Joyce Klein, LICSW, Co-Chair2014201720172020
Raquel Limonic, LMHC, Co-Chair2014201720172020
Pamela Lamto, Psy.D.2013201620162020

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee, typically comprised of a Chair who works closely with MIP’s administrator, is responsible for the collection of annual dues from the membership. The committee is also available to speak to prospective and current members about any questions related to membership at the organization.

This committee does not have members just a chair1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Kate Roy Sullivan, Ph.D, Chair2016201920192022

Nominations Committee

The MIP Nominations Committee is charged with the responsibility for overseeing MIP’s yearly elections for Board members (Faculty, Graduate, Member, Candidate representatives, as well as President, Secretary, Treasurer). The Committee solicits nominations from the membership, places them before a vote, and addresses any election-related questions or difficulties.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
David D. Kemmerer, Ph.D., Co-Chair
Keren Porat, Psy.D., Co-Chair20202023  

Postgraduate Fellowship Committee

The Postgraduate Fellowship (PGFP) Committee is charged with the development and oversight of a year-long psychoanalytic educational fellowship program based in the Metro Boston region of Massachusetts. The PGFP Committee develops the fellowship curriculum, recruits faculty, reviews fellowship applications, and facilitates an advanced introduction to psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice for post-graduate clinicians.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Keren Porat, Psy.D., Co-Chair 20192022
Mal Slavin, Ph.D., Co-Chair2016201920192022
Laura Burnham, LICSW
Luanne Grossman, Psy.D.
Mark Steinberg, Ph.D.20192022  
Amy Sweigenberg, Psy.D.2016201920192022

Postgraduate Fellowship West Committee

The Postgraduate Fellowship West Committee is charged with the development and oversight of a year-long psychoanalytic educational fellowship program based in Western Massachusetts (Pioneer Valley region).

(a subcommittee of the Postgraduate Fellowship Program)1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
David Levit, Ph.D., ABPP, Co-Chair2011201820182022
Stacey Novack, Psy.D., Co-Chair2017202020202023

Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for the provision and coordination of psychoanalytic learning opportunities for MIP and the analytic community that represent MIP’s mission of being a comparative psychoanalytic institute. The committee specifically offers Saturday morning scientific programs, panels, and workshops (held at Cambridge Hospital), as well as courses, pre-Program seminars, and candidate-only presentations that offer opportunities for deeper immersion and study.

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Susan Hileman, LICSW, Co-Chair20202023
Frances Lang, LICSW, Co-Chair20202023
Neil Altman, Ph.D.20212024  
Noha Sadek, MD20212024  
Jessica Somers, LICSW20212024

Stechler Child and Adolescent Fellowship Committee

Name1st Term Start1st Term End2nd Term Start2nd Term End
Sharon Greenfield, Psy.D., Co-Chair 2017202020202023
Elizabeth Slater, Ph.D., Co-Chair2016201920192022
Elizabeth Bernstein, Ph.D.2016201920192022
Michael Reison, Ph.D.2016201920192022
Mary Calabrese, Ph.D.2017202020202023
Joan Frankhouser, Psy.D.2017202020202023
Sydney Schafer, LICSW
Jeanne Strassburger, Ph.D.2017202020202023

Training Committee

The Training Committee oversees and facilitates the educational experience of each candidate and each cohort of candidates through close collaboration with candidates and supervisors. The Training Committee is responsible for pairing candidates with MIP liaisons, who form a central part of their Candidate Advisory Committee (CAC).

Jill Engerman, LICSW, Co-Chair
Nancy Lubin-Levy, Ed.M., LICSW, Co-Chair
Debra Abrams, LICSW
Elisheva Dan, Ph.D.
David Doolittle, Psy.D.
Paul Efthim, Ph.D.
Sara Emerson, MSW
Caleb Englander, LICSW
Susan Schiff Geist, M.D.
Tracey Hurd, Ph.D.
Tamar Vishlitzky, LICSW
Liang Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
Ilyse Zable, Psy.D.