Featuring Julie Jaffee Nagel, PhD

Saturday, December 3, 2022
9:00 am-12:30 pm (US Eastern/New York Time)
Virtual Zoom Event

3 CEs will be offered


Celebrities have charisma, charm, and talent. Dr. Nagel will explore how the allure of celebrity in music may provide fertile ground for sexual, erotic, and romantic boundary crossings in the teacher and student dyad. The same dynamic may occur in other dyads in which there is a power differential, such as therapist and patient or supervisor and supervisee. The psychological and institutional fallout from such boundary crossings is powerful, shameful, and harmful to everyone involved.

This conference addresses the “elephant in the room,” that enactments typically are met with silence and not addressed. Dr. Nagel will illustrate lessons learned from an interaction among a celebrity, a colleague, and herself. How to give voice to these moments, how to process the multiple layers of experience will be examined in her presentation.

In the second half of the conference, smaller breakout groups and a larger group discussion will connect Dr. Nagel’s reflections to participants’ own clinical experiences with patients. This may include issues of transference/countertransference and power dynamics related to differences in culture, race, sexual orientation, etc.

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the dynamic created when the attraction of powerful individuals leads to people being silenced.
  2. Analyze the underlying determinants and temptations that may lead to boundary crossings of all kinds.
  3. Describe instances of institutional and/or personal repercussions of crossing boundaries in psychoanalytic/psychodynamic training and/or treatment.


  • Cooper, S. H. (2016). Blurring boundaries, or Why do we refer to sexual misconduct with patients as “boundary violation”. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 26, 206-214.
  • Schoen, S. (2015). Afraid to commit: Proposing psychoanalysis and the paradox of the analyst’s desire. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 51, 649-679.
  • Tylim, I. (2017). On transference, passion, and analysts’ sexual boundary violations. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 34,182-185.

This conference is appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience and offers 3 CEs.

CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance for the entire duration of the event and a completed evaluation form.Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to allow time to check in.

PLEASE NOTE: Recording in any form of this live streaming event is NOT permitted.

About our presenter:

Julie Jaffee Nagel, PhD is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and musician, who combines her experience and education in music, psychology, and psychoanalysis with a nuanced understanding of performance anxiety, the value of music in mental life, The #Me Too Movement, and career choice. Her books include Melodies of the Mind, Managing Stage Fright, and Career Choice in Music Beyond the Pandemic (in press). Her musical-drama, a “Conversation Between Freud and Mozart” was performed in Steinway Hall, NYC. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School (piano), the University of Michigan (psychology and social work), and The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Nagel is on the faculty at MPI and has a private practice in Dexter, Michigan.



Conference Fees:

$75   ICP+P Members
$35   ICP+P MITs, Emerging Professionals, Graduate Student Members, Fellows, 1st and 2nd Year Members
$35   Unaffiliated Students
$90   Non-members
$60   International Attendees (Outside US)

For more information, email administrator@icpeast.org. A refund for cancellation is available up to 10 days before the conference.

To register by mail, send this page and payment to:

3298 Governor Drive, Suite 22270
San Diego, CA 92192

Continuing education credit: 3 CE credits available for full attendance. The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. As our CE program receives oversight from a licensed social worker, the CE credits we award are highly likely to be recognized by licensing boards in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia may submit these CE credits to their licensing boards. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the CE activity. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* Julie Jaffee Nagel, PhD, Monica L. Meerbaum, PhD, and the planners have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity. Additionally, the presenters have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during this presentation. This presentation will not contain any references to off-­label (non-­FDA approved) use of products or devices.

CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to allow time to check in.