News & Publications


Psychology and the Other
SIPP Faculty presented papers at the conference: Psychology and the Other
October 4-6, 2013, Lesley University, Boston MA

Panel: We create the “other” to live with ourselves: On interpersonal mentalization

  • Elizabeth Allured: Mentalizing the Other through Accessing the Self: Working Through an Impasse in an Elementary School Team
  • Lisa Lempel-Sander: How We Make Meaning: Imagination, Transgression, and the Mind of the Other
  • Amira Simha-Alpern: We Need Others to Create Ourselves and Ourselves to Create Others: On Facilitating Interpersonal Interpretive Functions

Recently Published

Understanding and Coping with Failure: Psychoanalytic Perspective

Elizabeth Allured & Amira Simha-Alpern
Their papers are published in the book:

Willock, B., Coleman Curtis, R., Bohm, L.C. (Eds.) (2014). Understanding and Coping with Failure: Psychoanalytic Perspective. Routledge

  • Allured, E., “Blind Spot in the Analytic Lens: Our Failure to Address Environmental uncertainty.”
  • Simha-Alpern, A. “Dora and the Bathwater: Shame and psychoanalytic failure; a relational perspective.”


A Psychotherapy for the People
Lewis Aron & Karen Starr (2013)

A Psychotherapy for the People: Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis.
New York: Routledge




Psychoanalytic Dialogues
Lewis Aron & Amira Simha-Alpern (2012)
Their discussion of Michael Shoshani’s book was published in the February issue of: Psychoanalytic Dialogues: The International Journal of Relational Perspectives, 22:1.

  • Aron, L.: “Min(d)ing Michael Shoshani (Rosenbaum’s) Dare to be Human: Introduction” (pp. 7-8)
  • Simha-Alpern, A.: “The Facilitating Aspects of Termination and Posttermination: Commentary on Michael Shoshani (Rosenbaum’s) Dare to be Human” (pp. 41-48)


Lewis Aron


The Suffolk Lawyer
Dan Berger

  • Bracken, J.P. & Berger, D. (2011). Interpersonal and Psychological Considerations in Law Firm Partnerships. The Suffolk Lawyer, Vol. 27 (8)


George Goldstein

Two SIPP faculty members commented on Basescu's papers in the following chapters:

  • Lewis Aron commented on: Behind the “Seens”: The Inner Experience of at Least One Psychoanalyst (1987).
  • George Whitson co authored the comments on: “Tools of the Trade: The Use of the Self in Psychotherapy” (1990).


Healing Together
Suzanne Phillips


Amira Simha-Alpern & Elizabeth Allured
Their papers were published in:

  • Healing Together
    Willock, B., Bohm, L. C. & Curtis, R. C. (Eds.) (2012). Loneliness and longing: Conscious and unconscious aspects. New York: Routledge.
  • Simha-Alpern, A.: “I hate to choose…you choose”: On inhibition of longing and desire.” (pp.71-80)
  • Allured, E.: “Lonely for the Other Mother: Nature and the Relational Fourth.” (pp. 253-266)