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.

 

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Abby McNally, Ph.D.. • Co-Chair 2020 2022
David Kemmerer, Ph.D. • Co-Chair 2015 2017 2018 2021
Raquel Limonic, LMHC 2018 2021
Johanna Malone, Ph.D. 2018 2021
Gloria Barbacoff, LICSW 2020 2023
Jaine Darwin, Ph.D., ABPP 2017 2020 2021
Jade McGleughlin, LICSW 2020 2023
Kate R. Sullivan, Ph.D. 2019 2022

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.

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Michael Reison, Ph.D.  • Co-Chair 2020 2023
Lynne Layton, Ph.D. 2013 2016  2017  2020

Child and Adolescent Committee

The Stechler Child and Adolescent Committee is responsible for administration and development of the Stechler Child and Adolescent Therapy Fellowship.

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Lisa Slater, Ph.D. • Co-Chair 2016 2019  2019 2022
Elizabeth Bernstein, Ph.D. 2016 2019  2019 2022
Sharon Greenfield, Psy.D. 2017 2020  2020 2023
Michael Reison, Ph.D. 2016 2019  2019 2022
Mary Calabrese, Ph.D. 2017 2020  2020 2023
Joan Frankhouser, Psy.D. 2017 2020  2020 2023
Jeanne Strassburger, Ph.D. 2017 2020  2020 2023

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.

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Susan Schiff Geist, M.D. 2019 2022
Susan Bokor Nadas 2019 2022
Robert Riethmiller, Ph.D. 2016 2019

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.

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Susan Schiff Geist, M.D. Co-Chair 2019 2022
Sherri Ettinger, Ph.D., • Co-Chair 2017 2020
Daniel Fishman, Ph.D. 2017 2020
Susan Hileman, LICSW 2016 2019  2020 2022
Stephen Robinson, Ph.D. 2018 2021

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.

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Susan Bokor Nadas, LICSW • Co-Chair 2014 2017 2017 2020
Dennis Plant, Ph.D. • Co-Chair 2016 2019
Ruth Bell, LICSW 2019 2022
Claire Blood-Deschamps, LICSW 2017 2020
Kara Brown, Ed. D 2018 2021
Larry Chud, MD 2017 2020
Abigail McNally, Ph.D.
Susan Hileman, LICSW 2018 2021
Joyce Klein 2019 2022
Stuart Pizer, Ph.D., ABPP 2016 2019
Barbara Pizer, Ed.D., ABPP 2017 2020
Keren Porat, Psy.D. 2017 2020
Elizabeth Simpson, LICSW 2018 2021
Alicia Southwell, LICSW 2017 2020

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.

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Suart Pizer, Ph.D. ABPP• Chair 2020 2023
David Doolittle, Psy.D. 2017 2020  2020 2023
Ginger Chappell, Ph.D. 2006 2009 2010 2016
Elizabeth Corpt, LICSW, MSW. 2018 2021
Linda Gelda, Psy.D. 2015 2018  2018  2021

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.

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Laurence Chud, M.D. • Co-Chair 2009 2017 2017 2022
Linda Luz-Alterman, Ph.D. 2014 2017  2017 2022
Linda Gelda, LICSW 2015 2018  2018 2022
Sara Emerson, LICSW 2015 2018  2018 2022
Kate Roy Sullivan, Ph.D. 2020 2023
Jill Engerman, LICSW 2020 2023

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.

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Joyce Klein, LICSW • Co-Chair 2014 2017  2017 2020
Raquel Limonic, LMHC • Co-Chair 2014 2017  2017 2020
Pamela Lamto, Psy.D. 2013 2016  2016  2020

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.

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Kate Roy Sullivan, Ph.D • Chair 2016 2019  2019 2022

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.

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Keren Porat, Psy.D. • Co-Chair 2020 2023
Jill Engerman, LICSW • Co-Chair 2018 2021

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.

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Robert Riethmiller, Ph.D. • Co-Chair 2015 2018  2018 2021
Lucinda Ballantyne, LICSW • Co-Chair 2015 2018  2018 2021
Susan Hileman, LICSW 2020 2023
Frances Lang, LICSW 2020 2023
Johanna Malone, Ph.D. 2017 2020
Anna Stothart, Psy.D., LMHC. 2017 2020

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.

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Pamela Lamto, Psy.D. • Co-Chair 2020 2023
Jill Engerman, LICSW. • Co-Chair 2019 2022
Joan Goldberg, Ph.D. 2014 2017  2017 2020
Keren Porat, Psy.D. 2019 2022
Mal Slavin, Ph.D. 2016 2019 2019 2022
Mark Steinberg, Ph.D. 2019 2022
Amy Sweigenberg, Psy.D. 2016 2019 2019 2022

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).

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David Levit, Ph.D., ABPP 2011 2018 2018 2022
Stacey Novack, Psy.D. 2017 2020 2020 2023

 

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).

 

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Anne Waters, Psy.D. • Co-Chair 2017 2020  2021 2024
Sarah E. Dunbar, LICSW, BCD • Co-Chair 2017 2020  2021 2024
Paul Efthim, Ph.D. 2017 2020
Ginger Chappell, Ph.D. 2009 2012 2013 2016
Sara Emerson, MSW 2011 2019 2020 2023
Caleb Englander, LICSW 2017 2020
Jill Engerman, LICSW 2016 2019  2020 2023
Susan Schiff Geist, M.D. 2014 2017  2018 2021
Elizabeth Gaskill, LICSW 2017 2020
Patricia Harney, Ph.D. 2013 2016 2017 2020
Susan Hileman, LICSW 2016 2019 2020 2023
Jennifer Irvin, LICSW 2018 2021
 Jody Leader, Ph.D  2014  2017  2018 2021
Beth Reuman, Ph.D. 2014 2017  2018 2021
John Rosario-Perez, Psy.D. 2015 2018  2019 2022
Elizabeth Simpson, LICSW 2016 2019  2020 2023
Elizabeth Slater, Ph.D. 2012 2015  2016 2019
Anna Stothart, Psy.D., LMHC 2013 2016  2017 2020

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