The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is pleased to announce our 2016 David Raft Fellow. The 2016 David Raft Fellowship award was made possible through the generosity of our donors. Please join me in congratulating Elissa Baldwin, PhD, LCSW. Dr. Baldwin is currently attending classes through the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas (PECC).
Dr. Baldwin is in private practice in Chapel Hill, where she sees children, adolescents, and adults. She is a candidate in the child and adult psychoanalysis programs with the PECC.
In addition to her clinical work, she has conducted qualitative research on the topic of the parent-therapist alliance in child psychotherapy, and has taught courses on psychoanalytic theories, child treatment, and on diagnostic evaluations. She is on the faculty of the PECC and has been a lecturer and research advisor in the MSW program at the Smith College School for Social Work.
Dr. David Raft, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, was a committed researcher, clinician and teacher. As Associate Professor in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, he taught on the consult/liaison service. He also taught and supervised in the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas (then known as the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program).
Equally comfortable with internal medicine, psychopharmacology and psychoanalysis or a combination of those he could and would respond to emergencies with the same generosity and excellence he showed in providing psychoanalytic supervision. Dr. Raft wrote on diverse topics including depression in medical patients, anorexia nervosa, sexual problems, psychopharmacological prescribing by non-psychiatrists, somatization, and therapeutic abortion.
Dr. Raft’s real love was teaching, supervising and conducting psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Those he supervised and mentored remember him as a dedicated teacher of the craft. Established by Dr. Elizabeth Raft, the Raft Fellowship provides financial support in order to share his professional values with new generations of students and psychoanalysts.