COR is a community, with various committees that are overseen by the Board of Directors, working together to provide a range of exceptional learning opportunities. What follows is a brief description of each of our committees. Interested in getting involved? Our committee chairs would love to hear from you.
Our Education Committee is focused on coordinating our annual range of Foundational Classes, Electives, Infant Observation, and Consult Groups. Our Foundational Classes typically meet 18 times over a nine-month period and include British Object Relations I & II as well as Clinical Conference. Electives are offered throughout the year, taught by various well-respected people in our community, covering a wide range of Object Relations oriented subject matter. Infant Observation provides a bedrock of experience, meeting in a group seminar format for 12 to 14 months. Our Consult Groups, thanks to a generous donor, are offered at minimal cost to those who are beginning to develop themselves as psychoanalytic psychotherapists.
Committee Co-Chairs: Katherine Weisbourd, PhD and Janey Ganta, MA
The Events Committee at COR provides oversight to special events and conferences offered throughout the year. Past special events have included a Speaking About Race event with Dr. Zachary Green, co-sponsored with the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, and the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, conferences with Avedis Panajian, PhD, from Pacifica Graduate Institute, often co-sponsored with The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, an in-person seminar series with Franco Scabbiolo, based out of Oxford, England, as well as various ethics trainings that have been offered over the years. This committee is looking to add members who are interested in planning and hosting special events at COR. If interested, please contact Josh Sandoz.
Committee Chair: Josh Sandoz, MA, LMHC
Saturday Dialogues Committee
The Saturday Dialogues series provides a monthly gathering for the COR community, featuring a presenter and discussant. A consultation style event, this series offers the presentation of a case to an experienced clinician, with a communal discussion of the case.
Committee Chair: Enika Cocoli Bowen, PhD
COR began offering a webinar series in 2014 with Franco Scabiollo, based out of Oxford, England. His psychoanalytic education came from the Oxford psychoanalyst Donald Meltzer from 1989 to 2004. This committee continues to sponsor this webinar series and is actively considering other web-based learning opportunities for the global community.
Committee Chair: Matt Stickman, MA, LMHC
Responsible for the bi-annual publication, CORRelations, this committee works to organize our printed newsletter featuring COR news, member highlights, and educational opportunities, along with a host of articles, responses, and reviews. Further, this committee is pioneering a COR Podcast and other online content.
Committee Chair: Seth Aichele, MA, LMHCA
Our technology committee is responsible for the creation and upkeep of our website and online presence with a goal to make it more inviting and user friendly in all capacities.
Committee Chair: Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC
Community and Outreach Committee
Involved with helping to facilitate our Annual Meeting in June, interacting with new and renewing members, inviting participants to our annual BOR I course, and providing support to various COR events, this group is interested in connecting with you.
Committee Chair: Janelle Chandler, MA, LMHC