Herbert M. Woodcock Lectureship

Herbert M. Woodcock, M.D.

Herbert Woodcock Headshot
Herbert M. Woodcock, M.D. 1921-1999

Dr. Woodcock joined the OHSU Department of Psychiatry in 1969 and served on the faculty until his retirement in 1990. During his 21 years as a member of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Woodcock served as Chief, Consultation-Liaison Service (1969–1990), Director, Outpatient Clinic (1983–1990) and Consultant, Children's Psychiatric Day Treatment Center (1982–1999). The Woodcock Lectureship was established in 1999 to honor Herbert M. Woodcock, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry. The Lectureship recognizes Dr. Woodcock's devotion to teaching the principles of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy to the broad range of health professionals who are involved in the care and guidance of children, adolescents and young adults.

Future Woodcock Lectures

guests at the woodcock dinner

The next Woodcock Lecture is being planned, please check back periodically for updates. Please see the captured video and pictures from the 2024 Woodcock Lecture below, in addition to past lectures as well.

Program Coordinator: Geraldine Simons


March 5th, 2024

Salman Akhtar Woodcock Lecture

Speaker: Salman Akhtar, M.D.

Salman Akhtar, MD is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a Training & Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has over 450 publications to his credit which include 110 authored or edited books. Dr. Akhtar has served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and Psychoanalytic Quarterly. He has received numerous honors, including the highly prestigious Sigourney Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychoanalysis. Recently a 10 volume set of his Selected Papers was released at the Freud House and Museum in London. He has also published 18 collections of poetry in three languages and serves as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Inter-Act Theater Company in Philadelphia.

03/05/2024: Woodcock Lecture: Oedipus Complex: Development, Psychopathology, and Therapeutic Relevance

November 8-9, 2019

An Interview with Adam Phillips and Craigan Usher, M.D.

Event Highlights

guests at the woodcock dinner
Woodcock dinner guests at Olympia Provisions NW
speaker, donor, daughter
From left to right: Adam Phillips, Dr. Jeff Hays, Janice Marvin (daughter of Dr. Woodcock)
Adam Phillips and Drs. Usher, Zaman, and Keepers
From left to right: Dr. Craigan Usher, Adam Phillips, Dr. Atif Zaman, Dr. George Keepers
Ajit and Adam
Dr. Ajit Jetmalani and Adam Phillips at Olympia Provisions NW
Adam Phillips sitting with Dr. Jeff Hays
Adam Phillips and Dr. Jeff Hays at Olympia Provisions NW
Kim McKenna Question and Answer
A Conversation with Adam Phillips featuring Dr. Kim McKenna
Adam Phillips and Duane Dale
A Conversation with Adam Phillips featuring Dr. Duane Dale
Wide view of Woodcock lecture
2019 Woodcock Lectureship, The Truth of Psychoanalysis: Conversations with Adam Phillips
Adam Phillips presenting at the 2019 Woodcock lecture
Adam Phillips, presenting at the 2019 Woodcock Lectureship

September 30 - October 1, 2016

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Speaker: Dr. Trudie Rossouw, MRCPsych., M.D. (Res)

Dr. Rossouw is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and the lead clinician for an adolescent unit in the north east of London. She is the associate medical director for children's services and a qualified psychoanalyst. Dr. Rossouw's expertise lies in the area of adolescent self harm and personality disorder and she has conducted an RCT(Randomized Control Trial) testing mentalisation based treatment against treatment as usual. Dr. Trudie Rossouw published several papers and book chapters on the subject.

Lecture schedule

Friday, September 30 - grand rounds: "Making Sense of the Storms in Adolescence"

Woodcock Brochure

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the location and time of the Special Grand Rounds on September 30 has changed. Grand Rounds will now be held in Richard Jones Hall Room 4320 at 8:00 am. The location of the October 1 lecture will still be in the OHSU auditorium (Old Library).

7:30 - 8:00 Check In and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Richard Jones Hall Room 4320

Parking is not provided for this event, visit OHSU Tranportation and Parking for info on how to purchase permits

Saturday, October 1 - "Making Sense of the Self Harm Behavior in Adolescence and Evidence to Support MBT-A Intervention"

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Check In and Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Lecture Part I OHSU Auditorium (Old Library)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lecture Part II OHSU Auditorium (Old Library)

Parking is provided at no cost and there will be signs indicating the designated parking area for this event.

October 2-3, 2015

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Speaker: Dr. Deborah Cabaniss, M.D.

Associate Director of Residency Training, Director of Psychotherapy Training, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry; Director, Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Cabaniss' research interests primarily involve psychoanalytic and psychiatric education and she has authored many articles on this topic. She is the recipient of the 2014 Presidential Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching from Columbia University. Dr. Cabaniss is also a two-time Teichner Scholar of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry and lead author of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual and Psychodynamic Formulation which have become core reading in psychiatry residencies throughout North America and are being translated into Mandarin, Korean, and Farsi.

Woodcock Lectureship Brochure

2015 lecture highlights

Dinner at Andina restaurant - Oct. 2, 2015

Ajit Jetmalani with Woodcock speaker and family
Left to Right: Max Marvin (Dr. Woodcock's Grandson), Dr. Ajit Jetmalani, Dr. Deborah Cabaniss, Janice Marvin (Dr. Woodcock's Daughter)
Residents and fellows at dinner
Residents and Fellows, OHSU Department of Psychiatry
family members of donor at dinner
Dr. Woodcock's Daughter and Grandchildren: Janice Marcing, Tracy and Max Marvin
Event Coordinators Left to Right: Susan Halada, Lori Rice, Natalia Mosailova, Candi Martinez, Liz Stevenson
Event Coordinators Left to Right: Susan Halada, Lori Rice, Natalia Mosailova, Candi Martinez, Liz Stevenson
Asha Jetmalani, Ajit Jetmalani, and Deborah Cabannis pose for a picture
Dr. Asha Jetmalani, Dr. Ajit Jetmalani, and Dr. Deborah Cabaniss

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May 22-24, 2014

Speaker:  Dr. Peter Fonagy, PhD FBA

Medical Research Council Fellowship, University College, London; Diploma in Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society; CEO, Anna Freud Centre, London; Head of Department, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology and the Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College, London; currently serving as Senior Investigator, British National Institute for Health Research; Visiting Clinical Professor, Harvard University; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University, School of Medicine; holder of numerous prizes, awards and other honors in the United Kingdom, USA and Israel; recipient of in excess of 50 research grants; authored or co-authored 16 books, nearly 400 original papers, including papers in press, over 200 book chapters. Professor Fonagy lives in London.

2014 event highlights and pictures

Benefactor's Dinner at Andina Restaurant - Friday, May 23, 2014

Dr. Peter Fonagy

Dr. Peter Fonagy speaking with microphone

Left to Right: Dr. Usher, Dr. Fonagy, Dr. Jetmalani, Dr. Keepers, Ms. Marvin, daughter of Dr. Woodcock, Dr. Jeffrey Hays

Left to Right: Dr. Usher, Dr. Fonagy, Dr. Jetmalani, Dr. Keepers, Ms. Marvin, daughter of Dr. Woodcock, Dr. Jeffrey Hays

Left to Right Woodcock Paper Award Winners: Dr. Creedon, Dr. Marsee, and Dr. Marshall

Woodcock Paper Winners holding awards

2015- Teaching Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in the 21st Century

By: Deborah Cabaniss, M.D.

Dr. Cabaniss also presented the following as part of this series:

Rethinking the BioPsychosocial Model

2012 - Freedom to Choose: Open and Closed Systems of Self-Regulation

By: Kerry Kelly Novick, and Jack Novick, Ph.D.

The Novicks also presented the following as a part of this series:

Creating a Caring Circle: Building Emotional Muscle in Grownups and Children

2011 - You Can Have Your Opinion": The Sandwich Model of Therapeutic Action

By: Alexandra Harrison, M.D.

2010 - From the Cradle to the Grave: Psychoanalytic Implications of Attachment Theory for Personality through Life

By: Mary Target, Ph.D.

2009 - Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma and Anxiety

By: David E. Scharff, M.D.

2008 - Mentalization and Narcissistic Vulnerability: A Framework for Treatment

By: Efrain Bleiberg, M.D.

2005 - Psychoanalytic Temporality and Development

By: Jeanne Chasseguet, M.D.

2002 - Love & Power: Intimacy Across the Life Cycle

By: Ethel S. Pearson, M.D.