Just because it is hard to do, does not mean it is impossible to achieve

Just because it is hard to do, does not mean it is impossible to achieve

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About Fran Weiss — Education and Postgraduate Training

Education

1967 — Bachelor of Arts, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

1971 — Master of Social Work, City University, Hunter College School of Social Work, New York City

Postgraduate Training

Certificate Programs

Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy: Trauma Training
Level I: Sensorimotor Trauma Training — Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory, 2009-2011
Level II: Sensorimotor Training for Attachment Trauma — Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair, 2012-2014
Led by Pat Ogden, PhD; Kekunui Minton, PhD; Janina Fischer, PhD, and Lana Epstein, LICSW - Faculty, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Training Assistant to Level I: 2014
Training Assistant to Level II: 2015 - 2016

Behavior Modification, Institute for Behavioral Education — Advanced Certificate
Comprehensive training in theory and application of behavior modification in compulsive and binge eating disorders
Led by Henry Jordan, M.D.
1981

Behavior Modification, Institute for Behavioral Education — Certificate
Comprehensive training in theory and application of behavior modification in compulsive and binge eating disorders
Led by Henry Jordan, M.D.
1980

Other Training

Group Psychotherapy
Extensive training in Group Psychotherapy
Monthly 1.75 hour seminar for Senior Clinicians, in Wellesley, MA
Led by Jerome S. Gans, M.D. — Distinguished Life Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA); Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
2014 - present

Theory and Clinical Application of Interpersonal Neurobiology
Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) seminar: Ongoing, monthly.
Led by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. — Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine; Co-investigator, Center for Culture, Brain and Development; Co-director, Awareness Research Center; Executive Director, Mindsight Institute
2009 to 2013

Group Psychotherapy
Extensive training in Group Psychotherapy from a psychoanalytic, group-as-a-whole perspective
Monthly half-day seminar for Senior Clinicians, in Boston, MA
Led by Anne Alonso, Ph.D., CGP, DFAGPA — Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Psychological Studies, Massachusetts General Hospital
2002

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Extensive training in the psychodiagnosis and psychodynamics of the psychotherapy process of long-term patients with character disorders. Interpretation of dreams.
Individual Supervision weekly — by John Schwab, Ph.D., ABPP
1986 - 1998

Individual and Group Psychotherapy: Multi-modal Approach
Extensive training in the use of traditional and innovative approaches in individual and group psychotherapy
Individual Supervision weekly — by Bertram Pollens, Ph.D., ABPP — Faculty and Training Analyst, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP); Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychologists; past President, New York Society of Clinical Psychology
1985 - 1995

Advanced Psychoanalytic
Multimodal, multidisciplinary approaches to psychodiagnosis and psychotherapy utilizing didactic and in vivo presentations
Weekly symposium for 7 years
Led by Bertram Pollens, Ph.D., ABPP — Faculty and Training Analyst, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP); Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychologists; past President, New York Society of Clinical Psychology
1985 - 1992

Couples and Group Psychotherapy
Extensive training in the psychodynamics of couples work and group process
Individual Supervision weekly — by Henry Spitz, M.D. CGP, DLFAPA — Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Group Psychotherapy Program, New York State Psychiatric Institute
1979 - 1990

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Intensive training in psychoanalytic dynamics of the psychotherapy process of individual patients in ongoing treatment
Individual Supervision weekly — by Franklin Springfield, Ph.D. — former Supervisor, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, NYC; Section I Member, Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychiatric Association (APA)
1979 - 1985

Group Psychotherapy
Extensive training in short term group psychotherapy techniques in a hospital setting. Extensive training in the psychodynamics of oncology patients and their families, terminal illness. Sensitivity groups with Tumor Team involved with oncology patients.
Group Supervision with three third-year psychiatry residents, Department of Psychiatry, St. Luke's Hospital, NYC — led by Sam Kiagsbrun, M.D.
1976 - 1978

Selected Seminars

Theories of Affect Regulation: A Clinician's Synthesis
15-week class
Led by Dan Hill, Ph.D.
2010

Modern Regulation Theory
Half-day seminar
Led by Allan Schore, Ph.D.
2010

Neurobiology and Attachment Theory: Psychotherapy for the 21st Century
2-day workshop at Mount Sinai Medical Center sponsored by PsyBC
Led by Allan Schore, Ph.D.
2006

Phase-oriented Treatment of Psychological Trauma: Attachment, Abuse, Dissociation and Affect-Dysregulation
2-day workshop sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education, Boston, MA
Led by Dan Brown, M.D.
2004

Hakomi Training Group: Mindfulness and the Body in Experiental Psychotherapy
2-day workshop
2004

Chronic PTSD: Effective Treatment
2-day workshop sponsored by The Behavioral Technology Transfer Group
Led by Edna Foa, Ph.D.
2002

Simonton Method Phase I
Stress, psychological factors, and cancer
Led by Stephanie Simonton, Ph.D.
1980

Hospice
Intensive training on Death and Dying and the Hospice Program
Led by Kubler-Ross, St. Luke's Women's Hospital
1976


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