A Taste of CAPS-Aspen 2021
2 Free Virtual Webinars
7/10/2021 & 7/31/2021
registration is Now closed
for both events

CAPS-Aspen is a unique clinical study program for graduate analysts.  Since 1970, the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies (CAPS) has hosted a 9-14 day conference in Aspen, Colorado almost every other year. This conference enables clinicians to discuss and explore challenging analytic cases each morning. Those interested are invited to attend afternoon presentations of  “works in progress” by colleagues. There are also cocktail parties as well as a cookout for participants to get to know one another.   
Analysts from all over the world gather to work, play, and learn together.  In addition to participating in small, daily, clinically oriented study groups, the best of Aspen is at your doorstep.  This includes mountains, music, hiking, biking, white water rafting, tennis, golf, top notch dining, breathtaking scenery, and lots more.  CAPS-Aspen is an unbeatable, wonderfully enriching opportunity to grow professionally, enjoy family time, meet new colleagues, and make new friends.  It is an absolutely unique analytic experience.  We hope to reconvene in the summer of 2022. Certification is not a requirement to attend.  If you are interested in applying, please contact our Administrative Director, Michelle Ladew, at caps_michelle@yahoo.com.
A Taste of CAPS Aspen - A Virtual Webinar Rosemary Balsam, M.D.

Date: July 31, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM EDT (approximately 2 hours) 

Presenter: Richard Gomberg, M.D.

Discussant: Rosemary Balsam, M.D.

Moderator: Dan Jacobs, M.D.


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Rosemary Balsam, MD is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Yale Medicine School; staff psychiatrist in the Yale Department of Student Mental Health and Counseling, and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. Originally from Belfast, Ireland her interests include female gender developments, young adulthoods, the body in psychic life, and the work of Hans Loewald. Rosemary is an award winning writer, traveling lecturer, 2005 honor of the National WomanTravelling Scholar for APsaA, and the 2018 first time female winner of the Sigourney Award for excellence in the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

Richard Gomberg, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. For the past ten years he has also been BPSI’s Director of Psychotherapy Training. “Attending CAPS-Aspen multiple times has invaluably enriched my analytic identity. No other place provides the same opportunity to be immersed in analytic process with experienced analysts from across the country."

A Taste of CAPS Aspen - A Virtual Webinar
An Analytic Conversation: Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, PhD facilitating discussion of clinical material presented by Nancy Winters, MD 

Date: July 10, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00AM EDT

Moderator: Maxine Anderson, M.D.


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Giuseppe Civitarese, MD, PhD is a training and supervising analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI) and a member of the APsaA and the IPA.  He has written many articles and several books including The Intimate Room: Theory and Technique of the Analytic Field. He is the past-editor of Rivista di Psicoanalisi, the official journal of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.

Nancy Winters, MD is a training and supervising analyst of the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. She is co-author of the upcoming book, Body as psychoanalytic object: clinical applications from Winnicott to Bion and beyond. 


Aspen Fellowship Opportunities

Through the generosity of Maxine K. Anderson M.D., we are pleased to be able to offer five $2,000 fellowships to younger, first-time CAPS-Aspen participants. These will be awarded by lottery. If you are interested in applying for one these fellowships for our 2022 conference, please contact our Administrative Director, Michelle Ladew, caps_michelle@yahoo.com  

These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.