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This program is for aspiring and experienced clinicians, organizational leaders, consultants, coaches and other helping professionals who wish to deepen their work through the application of psychoanalytic principles and techniques to organizational and leadership development and consulting. These principles and practices include attention to relational and unconscious dimensions as well as the importance of transference, countertransference and resistance in working through maturational challenges and difficulties in organizational life.


All classes will be held via videoconference.

  • Introduction to Modern Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique -Part 1

This course provides an overview of modern psychoanalytic theory and practice.  Emphasis is placed on helping therapists recognize, verbalize and tolerate the patient’s anxieties, fears and characterological defenses in order to create and maintain a therapeutic relationship.  Particular attention is paid to resolving treatment destructive resistances, establishing a treatment contract, developing the transference and utilizing joining techniques in specific patient-therapist interactions

  • Basic Writings of Freud

Freud summarized his thinking about the human mind and the new discipline of psychoanalysis in two sets of “Introductory Lectures” written 15 years apart. In this course, we will make use of these lectures and other seminal papers to explore Freud’s basic theories and how they evolved with time and clinical experience

  • Ego Psychology and Object Relations

As Freud’s thought matured, he placed increasing emphasis on the roles of the ego and its relations with internal and external objects in the emotional life of human beings. It was up to the next generation of analysts, however, to develop these themes in ways that profoundly altered and expanded the psychoanalytic landscape. Thus, this course will focus on the pioneering contributions of Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, Ronald Fairbairn, Donald Winnicott and Harry Guntrip to modern psychoanalytic theory and technique

  • The Evolution of Psychoanalytic Technique from Freud and Ferenczi to Spotnitz

Although Freud was a prolific writer his specific writings on technique were limited to a few “technical papers” that opened the way for creative elaboration, debate and expansion. This course will focus on the evolution of psychoanalytic technique from early days to the beginnings of Modern Analysis



  • Psychoanalytic Approaches to Organizations, Leadership and Organizational Consultancy

Beginning with Freud and Bion, psychoanalysis has made rich contributions to the study and treatment of organizational and leadership dynamics and dilemmas. Building on an overview of the psychodynamics of organizations and leadership, this course will focus on helping organizations, leaders, and consultants face some of the big challenges of our times like: dealing with momentous change, agile strategic planning, conflict management and creating adaptive collaborative leadership culture. This foundational course will also provide opportunity for interested participants to explore future courses, supervision and other resources for advancing their work with organizations and leadership.

  • Leadership and Crisis-Modern Psychoanalytic Perspectives and Approaches

One of the critical tasks of leadership is helping people and organizations deal with the emotional demands of meeting significant adaptive challenges especially in times of crisis. This course will focus on the psychodynamics of crisis and adaptive stress as well as effective leadership and modern psychoanalytic strategies for dealing with them.

The course is for people who are or aspiring to be in varied leadership roles. It is also for clinicians who are or considering working with leaders and organizations as therapists, coaches and/or consultants.

The course will draw upon relevant literature but largely on discussion of case examples presented by class participants. The ongoing COVID-19 and racial justice crises and their special leadership challenges within participants’ particular work/organizational contexts will also be material for case exploration.

  • Consulting and Facilitation Skills for Modern Psychoanalytic Consulting, Training, and Leadership with Groups and Organizations-Part 1 

This course will focus on fundamental Modern Psychoanalytic consulting and facilitation skills for organizational consultants, trainers, leaders and aspirants in a wide range of settings.  During this course in addition to assigned readings, and instructor in-put, participants will develop a proposal and design for a consulting, training, workshop and/or facilitative intervention or event related to the needs of an organization with which they are or aspire to work.

This is a course in the application of modern psychoanalytic theory and technique in a variety of organizational roles and settings. Two fundamental psychoanalytic principles undergird this approach:  the roles of the unconscious and of maturational processes in the emotional lives and challenges of organizations, leadership, and consultants. Corollary to these are the roles of transference and resistance in working through maturational challenges and difficulties.

  • Consulting and Facilitation Skills for Modern Psychoanalytic Consulting, Training, and Leadership with Groups and Organizations-Part 2-Advanced

This course will focus on advanced level applications of psychoanalytic consulting and facilitation skills for organizational leaders, consultants and trainers in diverse settings.  During this course in addition to assigned readings and instructor in-put, participants will present cases and dilemmas from their own organizational and leadership development work for group study and discussion.

Many of the most challenging dilemmas leaders, consultants and other helping professionals face involve unconscious culture issues that manifest themselves in strong resistances to change. Organizational culture is to the selfhood of an organization what personality or character is to the selfhood of an individual person. This course will provide opportunities and tools for understanding and resolving resistances to adaptive work and cultural maturation.


  • 18 Hours of approved supervised peer group case consultation
  • 18  Hours individual case supervision by an approved supervisor
  • Capstone case report and professional development plan


  • Credits accrued in the ODLC­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ program can be applied to the Certification in Psychoanalysis program if the student decides to apply to matriculate in the Psychoanalytic Certification Program only if they hold a Masters degree when beginning the program.
  • Although participant’s personal analysis is strongly encouraged, there are no specific requirements for training analysis in this Program.
  • Applicants for this­­­­­­­­­­­­ program may use the same application and indicate their desired course of study. Along with the application, applicants should submit any post-secondary transcripts, as well as a letter of intent and a $75 non-refundable application fee.
  •  *The PSP ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ODLC program is a non-accredited program. Those seeking an accredited certification must enroll in the PSP Psychoanalytic Certification program, which is accredited by the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis (ABAP).

The ODLC Strategy and Faculty Team

Wallace Fletcher, D Min, NCPsyAWally Fletcher, D.Min., NCPsyA, Program Coordinator and Supervising Analyst

Dr. Fletcher has extensive training and experience as a therapist, consultant, educator and non-profit executive. He is a certified psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. He is also a member of The International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPO) and The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education-ACPE Psychotherapist category. He teaches courses in the Masters in Business and Organizational Leadership at Neuman University and courses in the history and technique of psychoanalysis at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis and at the Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. He also is an ordained Presbyterian clergyman and serves on the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health’s Faith and Spiritual Affairs Advisory Board.

Priscilla Bright, PhD, NCPsyA
Dr. Bright received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1983 and her certification in Psychoanalysis in 1984.  She is a senior Supervising and Training Analyst at the Institute.  At PSP, Dr. Bright taught Maturation and Development for 10 years. She also served on the PSP Board of Directors for several years.  Dr. Bright has been a psychologist and psychoanalyst in Private Practice for 35 years.  She is also an Executive Development Consultant, where she uses the principals of psychoanalysis in her work.

Michelle Engle, MS, LPCTeaching Assistant:
Michelle Engle is a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Chester, PA. She works with adults, teens, and couples on issues surrounding coping with life challenges, relationship struggles, mental health disorders, and personality disorders. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, she worked at Vanguard as a business intelligence analyst and then at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church as the Director of Family and Youth Ministries. She holds a MS in Pastoral Counseling from Neumann University, a BA in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University, and AA in Behavioral Science. She continues professional development as a psychoanalyst candidate at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. Her education also includes spiritual direction training from Neumann University, and a certificate in Ecotherapy from the Earthbody Institute in Berkeley, CA.

Ellen (Judd) Faulkner, PhD, NCPsyA
Dr. Faulkner is Founder and Owner of The Bucks County Psychotherapy Group. She is also a senior Supervising and Training Analyst at PSP.  She is an Executive Leadership Coach and Sr. Consultant with the Global Consulting Partnership with 27 years of experience. She has practiced as a Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist for 40 years.


Osman Rathore, PhD, MBA-ODLC Candidate Representative
Dr. Rathore is an Innovation and R&D Leader experienced in delivering Consumer, Med Tech, and Digital Solutions. He is passionate about problem-solving and delivering results through enabling innovations, enhancing organizational capabilities, and developing people. Recognized for effectively using situational and technical leadership acumen to facilitate teams that deliver on-time results.
He has 19 years of experience as a Chief Product Manager and Associate Director of R&D at Johnson and Johnson. He is now Director of Innovation/R&D at Swedish Match North America. He has taken courses at PSP for many years to enhance his understanding and skills for leading and managing people and organizations. He is a candidate for the ODLC Certificate and serves on this team as a representative for ODLC candidates.

David Rothauser, MA, MS, NCPsyA, PCC
David Rothauser is a psychoanalyst, educator, executive coach and coach supervisor who has worked in leadership and human development for over 20 years. He maintains a psychoanalytic practice, facilitates ongoing supervision groups for coaches and consultants, and engages senior leaders and their teams in reflective practice. David has coached in a range of industries, including entertainment,
PE- and VC-backed tech startups, data analytics, the space industry, cyber security, real estate, healthcare, and education. David trained in psychoanalysis at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, coaching supervision at Oxford Brookes University, executive coaching at Columbia University, and psychodynamic group leadership at the Center for Group Studies. He is currently the Chair of Coaching Supervision for the Association for Coaching, US Region.