(scroll down for Bios) Thursday Feb 13th: Lise Motherwell, Ph.D., Psy.D., CGP, FAGPA - Topic: "A Danger of Being At Home At The Zoo." Friday , Feb 14th: Wendy Lippe, Ph.D.. - "Topic: “To Play or Not to Play: The Power of Imagination and Creativity for Celebrating and Coping with the Human Condition” Saturday Feb 15th: Goldie Eder, LICSW - Topic: “Estranged Intimates and Intimate Strangers” Sunday Feb 16th: Deborah Hulihan, Ph.D. - Topic: “Anguish Meets Complacency: The Zoo of Being Human” Thursday Feb 20th: Eliane Boucher, Ph.D. - Topic: TBA Friday Feb 21st: Justin Newmark, Ph.D. - Topic: “Shall we Dance? - Liaisons: Desiccated and Dangerous” Saturday Feb 22nd: Steven Cooper, Ph.D. - Topic: “On Being a Human Animal: The Limits of Intimacy and the Intimacy of Limits” Sunday Feb 23rd: Jennifer Stone, Ph.D. - Topic: “The Domestic Terrorism of Edward Albee”
Eliane Boucher, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and Assistant Professor at Providence College. She earned her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, after which she worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and then at Providence College. Her research focuses on how personality and other variables influence social interactions and close relationships, including work on the impact of uncertainty, depression symptoms, and social anxiety in friendships and romantic relationships.
Steven Cooper, PhD. Dr. Cooper is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute . He is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School. He served as Joint Editor-in-Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues from 2007-2012 and is now Chief Editor Emeritus. Dr. Cooper is the author of three books in psychoanalysis. The first book, "Objects of Hope: Exploring Possibility and Limit in Psychoanalysis" was published by The Analytic Press in 2000. His second book, "A Disturbance in the Field: Essays in Transference-Countertransference" was published by Routledge Press in 2010. His third book, “The Melancholic Errand of Psychoanalysis: Exploring the Analyst’s Relationship to the Depressive Position was published in 2016 by Routledge Press and is now translated into Italian by Routledge. He is an occasional film and arts commentator on WBUR, local NPR in Boston and film discussant at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline.
Goldie Eder, LICSW, BCD. is a clinical social worker practicing in Cambridge, where she sees individuals, couples and families. She is a Teaching Associate at Harvard Medical School and Associate Clinical Professor at Smith College School for Social Work. Goldie programs an educational film series for social workers and others, and also assists at the Boston Jewish Film Festival, the Reel Abilities Film Festival and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on programming in the Museum’s Disability Access Program. Goldie has a background in theatre, film and radio.
Wendy Lippe, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and Producing Artistic Director of The Psych Drama Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit theater company which has performed in Boston, NYC and Rhode Island. Dr. Lippe was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for over a decade, and has been on the faculty and served as a Visiting Researcher at Boston University for over twenty years. She has private practice offices in Brookline and Cambridge MA. Dr. Lippe has an extensive history in the theater. Most notably, Dr. Lippe developed and portrayed a female Hamlet for three different Boston area theater companies. She was most recently seen as Eleanor of Aquitaine in Roundabout Productions’ The Lion in Winter. Other favorite roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Madame Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, Goneril in King Lear, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Inez in No Exit, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. Dr. Lippe’s theater work has been featured in WBUR, WCVB/Channel 5, in the Boston Globe, Edge Media Network, and other local newspapers and radio stations. Lise Motherwell, PhD, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA is a retired licensed psychologist who maintained a clinical psychology practice in the Boston area for 25 years where she specialized in child, adolescent, adult and group psychotherapies. Dr. Motherwell taught and supervised in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital for 19 years, has served on the Executive Committee of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and the Massachusetts Psychological Association. She has a keen interest in the arts and serves as President of the Board of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) and Vice President of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. She curated Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown, which exhibited at PAAM (2018) and the Parrish Museum (2019) in Water Mill, NY. She is the author of numerous articles on group therapy, artists and their work, and co-editor of Complex Dilemmas in Group Therapy: Pathways to Resolution with Joseph Shay, PhD. Justin Newmark, Ph.D. Past President, Supervisor and Faculty, Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England. Author of numerous papers and talks dealing with psychodynamics of and psychotherapy with couples. Formerly Chief Psychologist and Director of Training, Boston Evening Medical Center – Massachusetts General Hospital (1980-2000). Formerly Assistant in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School (1976-2010). Private Practice in Individual, Couple and Family therapy, Newton, MA. Jennifer Stone, PhD. Faculty, Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England; Supervising Psychologist and Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts Mental Health Center; Private Practice, Newton, MA.
Deborah Hulihan, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist practicing in Cambridge, MA. Currently she is a Teaching Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and was the Director of Behavioral Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance. While her expertise is not in theatre, forty years of treating individuals with PTSD or medical problems has focused her on relational aspects of making meaning, dealing (or not) with feelings, and the resultant relations with others. Let’s talk!