Professionals Affiliated with LAISPS (PALS)
Professionals Affiliated with LAISPS is a community outreach program that offers psychotherapists and other interested professionals an opportunity to learn more about psychoanalysis in an informal setting. Typically, members of PALS groups meet monthly with one or two LAISPS analysts who facilitate discussions of theoretical and clinical topics from a psychoanalytic perspective. Members of PALS enjoy intellectual stimulation, experience collegial support, and through their formal affiliation with LAISPS, participate in special events and activities.
During the past 10 years, there have been several groups of PALS. Currently there are two PALS groups. The first is led by Lynn Goren, Ph.D. Its members include DeeDee Gartman, M.F.T., Margaret Fetting, Ph.D., Lola Greenspan, M.F.T., Halina Irving, M.F.T., Richard Newman, Ph.D., Dominique Robertson, Ph.D., and Karen Tobias, M.F.T. The second is led by Sharron Holman, Psy.D. Its members include Matt Casper, M.F.T., Mark Reina, M.F.T., Justin Schubert, Psy.D., Elyse Springer, M.F.T., and Robyn Smith, M.F.T.