Relational Perspectives in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: The Meeting of Two Embodied Unconscious with Denise Lemos Zaborowski, PhD, LPC-S and Maryrose Galluzzo, LCSW

  • 04 Feb 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • 25 Feb 2019
  • 8:30 PM
  • 4131 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite C8, Austin 78759



Relational Perspectives in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

The Meeting of Two Embodied Unconscious

A Salon facilitated by

Denise Lemos Zaborowski, PhD, LPC-S and Maryrose Galluzzo, LCSW

February 4th, February 11th and February 25th

This is an introductory/intermediate level salon for therapists who want to familiarize or strengthen their knowledge of Relational Psychoanalytic concepts and its two-person psychotherapy model.   The readings are intended to facilitate discussions of the meeting of two embodied unconscious, emphasizing both the intrapsychic and the inter-relational psychoanalytic framework.  Participants will have the opportunity to identify unconscious material described in psychotherapy that convey the mutual regulation of interaction between client and therapist, where both are affecting and are affected by each other. This psychotherapy relationship is explored as mutual but asymmetrical.  The therapist’s observant-participation encompasses theoretical groundedness and spontaneity.  The clinical discussions will be centered on the transference-countertransference matrix of experiences, inevitable enactments, and the concept of dissociation/self-states. 

Learning Objectives:

1)      Define and contrast the one-person model and two-person model in psychoanalysis.

2)      Describe the concepts of the Transference-Countertransference matrix, Enactment and Multiple Self-states within a Relational Psychoanalytic perspective.

3)      Identify examples of clinical situations that emphasize both intra-psychic and inter-relational psychoanalytic perspectives.

4)      Identify the therapist’s theoretical groundedness/spontaneity and the conceal/reveal dilemma.

Total CEUs:  4.5 Participants must attend all dates for CEUs.

Dates and time:   February 4th, February 11th and February 25th from 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost:  $100 for members, $110 for non-members

Location: Denise’s Office - 4131 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite C-8, Austin, TX 78759

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Readings by date:

February 4:

Aron, L. (1991). The Patient's Experience of the Analyst's Subjectivity. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 1(1):29-51.

February 11:

Davies, J.M. (2004).  Whose Bad Objects Are We Anyway?  Repetition and Our Elusive Love Affair with Evil.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 14(6):711–732.

February 25:

Bromberg, P.M. (2003). One Need Not Be a House to Be Haunted:  On Enactment, Dissociation, and the Dread of “Not-Me”- A Case Study.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 20(3):689-709


Denise Lemos Zaborowski, PhD, LPC-S is a psychotherapist in private practice who provides psychoanalytic-oriented supervision and “conversation therapy” for adults in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Denise has 33 years of experience as a clinician and researcher in public mental health in Brazil and  in the US.   She completed an Advanced Master in Clinical Psychology at PUC/RJ.  In the US, Denise completed a Psychoanalytic-oriented PhD at the Wright Institute Berkeley, CA.  More recently she completed a two-year fellowship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Austin.  Denise’s practice is strongly influenced by Object-Relations, Relational Psychoanalysis and her life experiences. She served on the board of Austin Psychoanalytic as Education-Chair and is currently on the Mentorship Committee. 

Maryrose Galluzzo, MSSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice since 2005.   Her work is informed by object relations, attachment and relational psychoanalysis with a focus on individuation, intimacy, life meaning and purpose.   Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, she worked for many years in the investment banking world as a systems analyst in Manhattan.    In 2003, she decided to follow her inclinations and earned a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She then established a private practice in Austin and Burlingame, CA. She has served on the board of the Austin Psychoanalytic and completed a two-year fellowship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Austin.   

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