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In The Deep

The analyst at work

The IN THE DEEP clinical study days are follow up events of the CORNERSTONES OF CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOANALYSIS seminars.

For a day we engage in intensive work around theoretical key concepts  and how they translate into clinical work. During each event we will discuss two clinical cases presented by two different colleagues.

But the IN THE DEEP works also well as an independent learning opportunity.  You can think about it as a group inter-vision with highly trained colleagues from all over the word.


15.00 - 16.30 Clinical Discussion

16.30 - 16.45 Break

16.45 - 18.15 Clinical Discussion


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Avner Bergstein

Judy K. Eekoff

Ofra Eshel

Joshua Durban

Dominique Scarfone

Avner Bergstein - April 10. 2021

Avner Bergstein is a training and supervising psychoanalyst and faculty member of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society. He works in private practice with adults, adolescents and children and has worked for several years at a kindergarten for children with autism. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters elaborating on the clinical implications of the writings of Bion and Meltzer and his papers are translated into many languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. He is author of the book Bion and Meltzer's Expeditions into Unmapped Mental Life: Beyond the Spectrum in Psychoanalysis. He conducts reading seminars internationally focusing on the writings of these two authors.

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Judy K. Eekhoff - June 06. 2021

Judy K. Eekhoff, PhD FIPA is an IPA certified training and supervising psychoanalyst and a licensed child psychologist who has a private practice in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is a full faculty member of Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, of Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and of COR Northwest Family Development Center. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and of the book: Trauma & Primitive Mental States, An Object Relations Perspective.  Her second book, Bion and Primitive Mental States is due out from Routledge in 2021.

Ofra Eshel - July 17. 2021

Ofra Eshel is a training and supervising analyst and faculty member of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and member of IPA. Vice-president of the International Winnicott Association. Founder and head of the post-graduate track “Independent Psychoanalysis: Radical Breakthroughs” at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.  She received the Leonard J. Comess Fund grant at NCP (Los Angeles, 2011), the David Hammond grant at MIP (Boston, 2016), was a visiting scholar at PINC (San Francisco, 2013), visiting lecturer and supervisor at the advanced International training program in Winnicott’s psychoanalysis (Beijing, China, 2018), the lecturer of  PCC's 8th Annual Wilfred Bion Conference (Los Angeles, 2018), and is the 2021 Robert J. Stoller Lecture speaker (NCP, Los Angeles, 2021). She was awarded the 2013 Frances Tustin International Memorial Prize, and the 2017 Symonds Prize, and was featured in 2012 in Globes (Israel’s financial newspaper and magazine) as sixteenth of the fifty most influential women in Israel. She presented and published numerous articles and is the co-editor of Was It or Was It Not? When Shadows of Sexual Abuse Emerge in Psychoanalytic Treatment (Carmel, 2017), and author of The Emergence of Analytic Oneness: Into the Heart of Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2019). She is in private practice in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Joshua Durban - April 09. 2022


Joshua Durban, is a Clinical Psychologist and a Training and Supervising Child and Adult Psychoanalyst at the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Jerusalem, where he also teaches.

Dominique Scarfone - June 18. 2022


Dominique Scarfone is a former professor (now retired) at the Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal. He is a training and supervising analyst at the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and Insitute. Dominique does research in Psychoanalysis. He is presently working on the project of formulating a translational theory of the psyche and a model of translational psychoanalysis. His most recent publication is 'Free Association, Surprise, Trauma, and Transference' (Psychoanalytic Inquiry).