Religious Faith and Psychoanalytic Therapy: A Case Report

Saturday February 17th, 2018

10 AM – 12 PM

I will describe my work with a long-term patient whose religious faith underwent a number of significant changes across the years of our work together. I will try to show how her faith functioned in her internal world at the beginning of our work, how it developed across time and especially how she viewed her faith when we stopped.

The larger goal of the dialogue will be to open up a discussion around these issues. What have you experienced with your religious patients or your atheist patients? What role has your own religious faith or absence of faith played in your work? What do you do if someone asks you about your beliefs? If you are religious, how do you understand your work as a therapist in the context of your faith?

Ann Glasser, PhD


Ann Glasser, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst with a private practice in Seattle. She is currently an instructor a COR and chair of the Education Committee.

Pam VanDalfsen, PhD


Pamela Van Dalfsen Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has had a private practice in the Seattle area for 25 years. She loves British Object Relations for its theory and application to clinical practice. Pamela is also a member of the COR Board.

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All Meetings with be held at our COR Meeting Room 

2800 First Avenue

Suite 117

Seattle, WA 98121


Free to COR Members, $20 to Non-COR Members
2 CEU Credits Available for extra $10

Reduced fee memberships for new members will be available at the door for $35

Free parking is available – contact Christopher Owen at  for information  

For questions, contact: 
Collin McFadden at (206) 697-2539
Christopher Owen at (206) 953-1073
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