Joseph Scalia III, Psya.D.
Bozeman, Montana USA
Joseph Scalia III holds a Psya.D. (Doctor of Psychoanalysis) degree in Psychoanalysis, Society, & Culture from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is a psychoanalyst in private practice, Clinical Director of the Eating Disorder Center of Montana (EDCMT), and Director of Northern Rockies Psychoanalytic Institute and its Center for Cultural Critique and Intervention. His dissertation was When Child Protection Goes Wrong: Crucial Pitfalls in a Noble Venture. Dr. Scalia is also author of Intimate Violence: Attacks Upon Psychic Interiority and editor of The Vitality of Objects: Exploring the Work of Christopher Bollas. He has published articles in Modern Psychoanalysis and The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and, with Lynne Scalia, Ed.D., in Philosophical Studies in Education. He has studied extensively with Christopher Bollas, and with the École Freudienne du Québec.
Dr. Scalia’s work is driven by the ethical imperative that we all struggle to embrace, that of listening beyond our known securities, of listening for the unconscious and its repressed and its as-yet unthought knowledges, the ignoring of which fates us to compulsively repeat the very things which ultimately undo us – both individually and collectively, but whose discovery and welcoming frees us to elaborate ourselves as meaningful, contributing human beings.
Cindy Linse, D.E.A.
Billings, Montana, USA
Cindy Linse is an analyst in private practice in Billings Montana. She studied Lacanian psychoanalysis in Paris under Jacques-Alain Miller, and holds the Diplôme d’Études Approfundis (D.E.A.) in psychoanalysis from the Université de Paris VIII-St. Denis, which is a doctoral level professional diploma. Her work with early onset psychosis at Courtil, the diagnostic center of the Institut Medico-Pédégogique Notre Dame de la Sagesse (a Lacanian institution in Belgium) is central to her training and understanding of Lacan. To get a better sense of who Cindy Linse is go to the Courtil Papers website and click on Cindie Linse at the bottom of the page, where you will find her introduction to the Courtil Papers outlining some of her experiences there: http://ch-freudien-be.org/Papers/index.html
Charles Turk, MD
Chicago, Illinois USA
Charles Turk is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in Chicago. He graduated from Western Reserve University School of Medicine, took his residency at the Neuropsychiatric Institute – University of Illinois – Chicago and obtained psychoanalytic training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Study in Chicago. For three decades Dr. Turk has pursued an interest in combining psychoanalytic psychotherapy and medication in the treatment of psychotic and other severely ill people. For twelve years he was medical director of a partial hospitalization program in a community mental health center, in suburban Chicago, for which he received an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in 1992. In 2004 he received a Local Educator award from the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education – where he makes frequent presentations on various aspects of his work with psychotic patients. For the past ten years he has continued his psychoanalytic studies at the Ecole Freudienne du Quebec, the school founded by GIFRIC (Interdiscipinary Freudian Group for Research and Clinical Intervention). He has collaborated in translating “Traiter la psychose” a work that describes the theory, function and results of “388”- a psychoanalytic treatment program for psychotic young adults developed by GIRFIC.He is a founding member of the Chicago Circle of the Ecole Freudienne du Quebec. This group is currently working to develop a treatment program for psychotic young adults in Chicago. Last year he was invited to become a member of GIFRIC.
Laurie Thatcher, LCSW, NCPsyA
Bozeman, Montana USA
Laurie Thatcher received her Masters in Social Work in 1994 from University of Utah, with an Emphasis in Clinical Direct Practice and completed her Psychoanalytic certification from the Northern Rockies Psychoanalytic Institute in Bozeman, Montana in 2010. She has worked with youth and adults in the clinical, residential, school, outdoor and private practice settings since 1990. Thatcher earned a B.S. in Social Welfare in 1990 from Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado; in 1992, she also completed her Alcohol and Drug Certification, 1992 in the Training Program, Graduate Level, University of Utah.