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Ellen helman, lcsw, FABP



Professional Positions

    • Secretary, American Board of
      Psychoanalysis 2014-present
    • Private Practice: Individual
      Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
      1993-present (Miami Beach)
    • Director, Florida Psychoanalytic
      Institute 2009-2013
    • Private Practice: Individual
      Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
      1980-1993 (Boston area)
    • Staff Clinical Social Worker, Boston Juvenile Court Clinic 1975-1980

Academic Appointments

  • Voluntary Faculty, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry 2003-present
  • Florida Psychoanalytic Institute
    • Teaching Analyst 2006-present
    • Training & Supervising Analyst 2009-present


Professional Memberships

  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Florida Psychoanalytic Society & Institute


Presentations

  • Presenter, Two-Day Clinical Workshop:  
    Workshop Series in Process and Technique
    Michael Parsons, M.D., Discussant
    Spring Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association
    Seattle, Washington June 2005

  • Panelist, “Teacher as Analyst/Analyst as Teacher: A Confusion of Tongues in the Analytic Classroom?”
    Spring Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association
    Washington, D.C. June 2006

  • Discussant, “Sex and Shame: The Inhibition of Female Sexual Desire” by Dianne Elise, Ph.D.
    Spring Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association
    Denver, Colorado June 2007

  • Chair of Panel “Sex and Shame: Clinical Dilemmas”
    Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association
    New York, New York January 2009

  • Presenter, Child Analytic Process Discussion Group
    “Analysis of a Five-Year-Old Child - Part I”
    Winter Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association
    New York, New York January 2011

  • Presenter, Child Analytic Process Discussion Group
    “Analysis of a Five-Year-Old Child – Part II”
    Spring Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association
    San Francisco, California June 2011

  • Presenter, 28 th Annual Southeastern Child Analytic Consortium
    “Analytic Work with a Silently Suffering Pre-Adolescent Masochistic Boy”
    Birmingham, Alabama September 2013

Organizational Appointments

American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Delegate to the Affiliate Council 2000 – 2002

  • Chair of Affiliate Council Program Committee 2002 – 2005
  • Candidate Representative to the Program Committee 2002 – 2009
  • Fellow, Board on Professional Standards 2009 – 2015
  • Committee on Child and Adolescent Analysis 2011 – 2015
  • Committee on Institutes 2015 – 2017
  • Task Force for Externalizing Certification 2012 - 2014
Florida Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
  • Chair, Program Committee 2004 – 2008 

  • Treasurer 2004 – 2006

  • Co-chair Extension Division 2006 – 2009

  • Co-chair Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program 2006 – 2009

  • Education Committee 2006 – present

  • Admissions Committee 2006 – present​

  • Institute Director 2009 – 2013

  • Chair, Progression Committee 2013 – present

  • Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies 2011 – present

American Board of Psychoanalysis
  • American Board of Psychoanalysis, Secretary 2014 - present

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