The Society


The Society offers a professional home for our psychoanalyst members, candidates of the Institute, and interested community participants. The Society provides a forum for ongoing discourse, learning, and association between members and with the professional public on a variety of psychoanalytic topics through the organization of conferences, scientific meetings, and psychoanalytic publications.


The Society offers three categories of membership:

  1. Active (psychoanalyst member)
  2. Affiliate (candidate member)
  3. Community

Active members are IPA-certified psychoanalysts who have been elected to the Society by vote of the membership. Analyst members participate in the governance of the Society, serve on committees, teach in the Institute, and facilitate operation of the organization. Members enjoy benefits including fee reductions at special events and are invited to present original papers at NPSI Scientific Meetings. All members are members of the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS) and Fellows of the International Psychoanalytical Association (FIPA). For a roster of analyst members, click here.

Affiliate members are candidates enrolled in psychoanalytic training at the NPSI Institute. Candidates serve on committees and offer valuable feedback to the Society at candidate-faculty meetings. Candidates may also attend special events and receive publications at reduced rates. Candidate members are automatically granted complimentary affiliate membership in CIPS until graduation. Other CIPS membership benefits include complimentary membership in the International Psychoanalytical Studies Organization (IPSO) and reduced rates for access to the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) database.
To read more about these benefits, click here[.pdf Document].

Upon completing training, graduates may apply for active membership in the Society and are accepted by vote of the membership. For a roster of current candidates, click here.

Community members are defined by their interest in psychoanalysis and desire to support the scientific and educational activities of the Society. Community members include psychotherapists and allied health professionals (medical doctors, physician’s assistants, nurses, and so on); journalists, editors and writers; actors and playwrights; and others whose work may be enhanced by a deeper understanding of the psychic reality and human mental life. Community members receive a discount on registration at special events and on publication subscriptions and may volunteer on some committees.

Scientific Meetings

Scientific Meetings feature original paper presentations by our psychoanalyst, candidate and community members and provide a venue for discussion and debate of evolving psychoanalytic theory and its application in clinical practice. At each gathering, held monthly during the academic year, a paper is presented followed by commentary from an analyst colleague followed by group discussion. The meetings are open to members of the Society and other mental health professionals (including graduate students in medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, and other mental health disciplines) interested in learning more about psychoanalysis, generally, and the British object relations approach, in particular. For those who may be considering advanced training in psychoanalysis, these meetings provide an excellent way of getting to know our analyst members, most of whom also teach in the Institute.


Fall 2017 Schedule TBA

Special Events

We welcome all mental health professionals to NPSI sponsored workshops, seminars, and book readings featuring psychoanalyst presenters from our region and throughout the world.

Selected Facts: Newsletter of the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institutepublished its inaugural issue in May of 2012 and continues to be released triannually. Please read below for submission guidelines, policies and procedures and for links to current and archived editions of the newsletter.

Newsletter Policies & Procedures [.pdf Document]
Selected Facts Newsletter Style Sheet [.pdf Document]

Selected Facts Newsletter Archived Editions

Selected Facts Newsletter

Spring 2017
Fall/Winter 2016
Spring 2016
Winter 2016
Fall 2015
Spring 2015
Fall/Winter 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2013-14
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Winter 2012-13
Fall 2012
Inaugural Issue – May 2012

Evolving British Object Relations: Journal of the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is in development and will be coming soon.

Member Roster

Training and Supervising Analysts are indicated by an asterisk after their name

NPSI Members:

Maxine Anderson, MD, FIPA *
Cecile R Bassen, MD, FIPA *
Mirta Berman-Oelsner, PsyA, LMHC, FIPA *
Dana Blue, LICSW, FIPA *
Stan Case, LCSW, PhD, FIPA *
Elie Debbane, MD, FIPA *
Jeffrey L Eaton, MA, FIPA
Judy K Eekhoff, PhD, FIPA *
Caron Harrang, LICSW, FIPA *
Julie Hendrickson, MA, LMHC, FIPA
David Jachim, PhD, FIPA
Esther Karson, PHD, FIPA
Christopher Keats, MD, FIPA (Supervising Analyst at SPSI) *
Kenneth King, MD, FIPA *
Maxine Nelson, LICSW, FIPA
Robert Oelsner, MD, FIPA *
David L Parnes, LICSW, FIPA
Adriana Prengler, LMHC, FIPA *
David Rasmussen, PsyD, FIPA
Rikki Ricard, MA, FIPA
Marianne Robinson, PhD MSW *
Oscar H Romero, MD, FIPA *
Donald J. Ross, MD, FIPA*
Barbara Sewell, MaMFC, MDIV, MRE, MIPA

NPSI Candidates:

Margaret Bergmann-Ness, MA, LICSW
Lynn H. Cunningham, PhD, LICSW
Anna M Delacroix, MA, LMHC
Ambre Lane, MD
Dina Maugeri, MA, LMHC
Becky McGuire, MS, LMHC
Jack M. Ringel, MA, LICSW
Mary Sacco, LMHC
Carolyn Steinberg, MD, FRCPC
Nicole Wiggins, MA, LMHC

NPSI Community Members:

Allemand, John, LICSW
Asmus, Sigrid, MLS
Bennett, Matthew J., PsyD, MA
Bigelow, Donovan, LMHC, JD
Bone, Margie, MD
Bruni, Alessandro, PhD, FIPA
Cardinali, John, PsyD, ABPP
Colyn, Sarah, PhD
Cummings, Claudette, PhD
Cunningham, Ken
Davidson, Astrid, PsyD
De Lancey, Ann, PhD
della Penta, Joanne, ATR-BC, LMHC
Dodson, Caleb A., MA, LMHCA
Fahrer, Robert, PhD
Flores, Nicole, LMHC
Glasser, Ann, PhD
Goodman, Joanna, LICSW
Gowing, David, MD (retired)
Gowing, Gwendolyn, RN (retired)
Groshong, Laura, LICSW
Heppell, Kathleen, MA
Hinton, Ladson, MD
Huffman, Eric G., LICSW
Jorgenson Jang, Kathleen
Kaplan, Barnett, MD
Keats, Christopher J., MD
Lazur, Richard, PsyD
Mangiardi, Patricia
Meola, Michele, EdD
Meriam, Chris, LMHC 
Murray, Scott, MD
Nalbone, Patrick, PhD
Ochsner, Jeffrey Karl, FAIA
Petrov, John
Ragain, Kerry, PhD
Reams, Kelly, LICSW, BCD
Ruckstuhl, Tanya, LICSW
Ruthrauff, Michael, MD
Sais, Connie, MA, LMHC
Setton-Markus, Judith, MEd, FIPA
Shapira, Johanna
Smith, Douglas C., MD
Wassermann, Franz, MD (retired)
Williams, Christy, MSW
Winters, Nancy C., MD
Worley, Darchelle, LMHCA