Elaine Bridge, Psy.D, LCSW

ELAINE BRIDGE, PSY.D., M.S.W. License # LCS 16214

16500 Ventura Blvd. #500
Encino, Ca. 91436

Elane Bridge, Psy.D , L.C.S.W. is a training and supervising analyst a the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Dr. Bridge attended the first PPT program at ICP and became a member in 1998. Dr. Bridge has developed an interest in Relational psychology after attending a five year relational study group and teaches Philip Bromberg in the Relational Psychology course. She has developed a Infant/Caregiver bonding program called Baby Cues with Dr. Susan Thau. She continues to study attachment and neuroscience and is a member of a study/consultation group. She was also a long term member of a Ferenczi study group and has taught Ferenczi seminars in the PPT.

Prior to analytic training, she was trained at Cedars Sinai infant/toddler program at Thalians and had specialized training in adoptions.

Relational Psychology
Neuroscience and Attachment

Psy.D., Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, 1998
Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis -Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, Los Angeles, 1992
Masters in Social Work, USC School of Social Work, Los Angeles, 1989
B.S. Sociology, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, 1966


Bridge, E., “The Perfect Storm”’, Other/Wise The Interactive and Complimentary Effects of Group Psychotherapy and Individual Psychoanalysis: A treatment configuration which lends further understanding and current application of Sandor Ferenczi’s “The Unwelcome Child and his Death Instinct.”Presented at:Israel Psychotherapy Conference, May, 1999,

Social Work Treatment Services, September, 1999; American Academy of Psychoanalysis, New York,

January, 2000; Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, UCLA,

February, 2000 “Living on Borrowed Time.” A childhood survival response marked by inhibition of desire and struggle the two “take in” as a result of childhood trauma: Presented at the International Lost Childhood Conference, Budapest, Hungary, February 2001

“Pictures That I Paint in my Head”, International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education Conference, Toronto, Canada 2007

“The Perfect Storm”, International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education Conference, Seattle, Washington 2009

Bridge, Elaine (2010) “The Perfect Storm”. Other/Wise Vol. 2, Fall 2010.

Online Journal of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic /Education BABY CUES: Infant/Caregiver communication program-Preparing infants to communicate play “Baby Cues.” San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic, 1999

“Baby Cues – Zero to Three,” Santa Monica High School, 1999

“Baby Cues,” Neurons to Neighborhood Conference, March, 2002



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