Paula L. Ellman

Paula L. Ellman

Paula L. Ellman, PhD, ABPP, FIPA, is a training and supervising analyst in the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and the IPA. She is the institute director of the Washington Program of the Contemporary Freudian Society, in addition to being on the permanent faculty. She is a diplomate in psychoanalysis certified by the American Board of Psychoanalysis in Psychology (ABPsaP) and assistant clinical professor of psychology at The George Washington University Center for Professional Psychology. She has held the following positions: Chair, Central Concepts Psychotherapy Training Program, Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC; Member-at-large, Board of Directors of the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies of the IPA (CIPS). She has written and presented in the areas of femininity and female psychology, listening, enactment, terror, and sadomasochism. She has a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in North Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, DC.

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Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism: Clinical Perspectives

Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism: Clinical Perspectives

Edited by Harriet I. Basseches, Paula L. Ellman

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This book examines the forces of sadomasochism in the clinical domain where transference and countertransference reside. Psychoanalysts write in depth about cases where sadomasochism is present for... (more)

The Courage to Fight Violence Against Women: Psychoanalytic and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

The Courage to Fight Violence Against Women: Psychoanalytic and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Paula L. Ellman, Nancy R. Goodman

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In recent years there has been a surge in awareness of the many arenas in which violence against women occurs. There is a growing attention to human and sex trafficking and femicide throughout the... (more)

Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide

Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma, and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide

Edited by Paula L. Ellman, Nancy R. Goodman

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Finding Unconscious Fantasy in Narrative, Trauma and Body Pain: A Clinical Guide demonstrates that the concept of the unconscious is profoundly relevant for understanding the mind, psychic pain and... (more)

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