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an unlived life: finding hope in complex trauma

A free Zoom event
Saturday, March 16th, 2024 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm PDT

ICP Program Information and Case Presentation – 2pm to 4:30pm PDT
Q & A for Prospective students/candidates – 4:30pm to 5pm PDT

There are no CE’s for this event. The event will NOT be recorded.

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Live case presentation and panel discussion

Join us for a live case presentation and discussion that will highlight the diversity of contemporary relational psychoanalytic approaches to clinical work available within the training programs at ICP.

Candidate, Mia Goldman, MA, LMFT will present an evocative case of trying to find hope with a patient struggling with the impact of chronic and complex developmental trauma. ICP members Estelle Shane, Ph.D.; Leena Chaugule, Psy.D., FRANZCP, MBBS; and William J. Coburn, Ph.D., PsyD. will provide commentary on the case and engage in a discussion of Mia’s case material. Audience members will also have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the case.

Following the program, you will have the opportunity to meet our instructors, candidates and members and to hear about ICP’s unique training opportunities in psychoanalysis. You will experience why ICP and its members are leaders in the psychoanalytic community as respected educators, scholars, clinicians, and clinical supervisors. We hope that you will be inspired by our rich and dynamic display of some of the offerings the ICP.

The Zoom link to be shared 48 hours prior to the event and again the day of the event. If you do not receive the link, please contact the ICP office at [email protected].


Portrait of Mia Goldman, MA, LMFT for ICP

Mia Goldman, MA, LMFT

Mia Goldman received a BA from Vassar College in Film/Drama and began her career as a feature film editor, later becoming a writer-director. Psychoanalysis was integral to her development in both these endeavors. In 2012, she went back for an MA at Antioch, got her license as a marriage and family therapist and then pursued psychoanalytic training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Los Angeles. She has a private practice in West Los Angeles, recently published a poem in Psychoanalytic Perspectives and hopes to graduate in May of 2024.


Portrait of Estelle Shane, Ph.D. for ICP

Estelle Shane, Ph.D.

Estelle Shane is training/supervising analyst and on the faculty at the New Center for Psychoanalysis and Founding Member, Board Member, Training/supervising Analyst and faculty member at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Training and Supervising Analyst Committee.

Dr, Shane is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Analyst certified by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association. Her clinical practice is in the city of Los Angeles and she is especially interested in working with patients who have suffered from experiences with trauma. Her orientation is Relational Self Psychology, a version of self psychology expanded both by findings from related disciplines such as neurobiology and attachment theory, and by concepts drawn from relationality.

Dr. Shane is on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Inquiry and Psychoanalysis Self and Context. She writes extensively about varied subjects including, in particular, trauma experienced by adults and children, and has published numerous articles in diverse psychoanalytic journals, Finally she co-authored, with M. Shane and M.Gales, Intimate Attachments Guilford Press, 1997.

William, J. Coburn, Ph.D., Psy.D.

William Coburn is a psychoanalyst and a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in West Los Angeles and in Westlake Village, California. He is Founding Editor Emeritus of Psychoanalysis, Self and Context (formerly the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology), Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Editorial Board Member of Psychoanalytic Inquiry. He is a Faculty Member and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. He is a Founding Council Member Emeritus of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP) and an Advisory Board Member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). He co-edited (with Nancy VanDerHeide) Self and Systems: Explorations in Contemporary Self Psychology (2009, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences), and also co-edited (with Roger Frie) Persons In Context: The Challenge of Individuality in Theory and Practice (2010, Routledge). His more recent book is titled Psychoanalytic Complexity: Clinical Attitudes For Therapeutic Change (2014, Routledge).

Portrait of William, J. Coburn, Ph.D., Psy.D. for ICP

Leena Chaugule, PsyD, FRANZCP, MBBS

Dr Leena Chaugule is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice in Sydney, Australia. She is a member of ICP and is in the process of becoming a training and supervising analyst. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and the current president of the Australian Chapter of IARPP. She has an interest in how individuals embed themselves within groups, beginning with the family up to the level of organisations. She utilises a relational lens to explore how an individual’s agency can impact systems through the work of the relationship in the clinical room. She also has a particular interest in perinatal psychiatry and works with mothers and groups of perinatal women using an attachment-informed approach to effect generational change within the family system.

CE Credit

This event is not eligible for any CE Credits.
No one in the planning or presentation of this activity has any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Special Accommodations

Please submit any requests for Special Accommodations to the ICP Office prior to registering or at your earliest convenience to ensure that we are able to assist.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP) is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.

No one in the planning or presentation of this activity has any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

The Presenter/s will receive an honorarium.