Speakers Bureau

The Psychoanalytic Speakers Bureau will help you find a mental health professional to give a talk or lead a discussion group at your school or community organization. The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation (NCPF) provides speakers on topics related to human development and emotional health to Triangle area organizations including schools, civic clubs, retirement communities, and professional organizations. Talks are designed to meet the needs of specific groups. Please note that talks held during daytime hours may require an honorarium.

Request a Speaker
Contact the NCPF at (919) 847-2323 or e-mail us.

Topics for General Audiences

  • The System of Bullying
  • Emotional Reactions to Crises and Traumatic Experiences
  • Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Film and Literature
  • Dreaming and Creativity
  • Development of Self-esteem
  • Spirituality and Psychoanalysis
  • Cultivating Joy in Life
  • Psychoanalysis and Political Processes
  • Growing Old Gracefully
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Inquire about Other Topics

Topics for Parents and Teachers

  • The System of Bullying
  • How To Raise Boys To Be Sensitive And Girls To Be Strong
  • Caring for the New Mother
  • The Joys and Struggles of Parenthood: Early Childhood Through the Teen Years
  • Impact of Divorce or Death on Children
  • Does My Child Have ADHD? If Yes, What Then?
  • Emotional Blocks to Learning
  • Promoting Good Study Habits
  • Children’s Reactions to Crises and Traumatic Experiences
  • Inquire about Other Topics

 Topics for Mental Health Professionals and Trainees

  • General Principles of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalytic Theories: Drive, Ego, Object, Self
  • Psychotropic Medication, Friend or Foe?
  • Psychic Trauma
  • Boundary Issues In Psychotherapy
  • Moral Development
  • Psychology of Boys and Men
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders
  • Building the Therapeutic Alliance in Psychotherapy
  • Termination of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
  • Inquire about Other Topics