Stefanie Speanburg, PhD, LCSW
Stefanie Speanburg is a graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work. She completed clinical internships in individual, couples, and family therapies at St. Anne Institute in Albany, NY and The Community Service Office of the Menninger Clinic formerly located in Topeka, KS.
After graduating, Stefanie worked at the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. While there, Stefanie collaborated on papers published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease and The Journal of Personality Assessment. Stefanie has presented papers on psychotherapy outcome research, French feminist theory, and the cultural history of Borderline Personality Disorder in the United States at academic and clinical conferences.
Since landing in Atlanta, Stefanie has graduated a three-year residency in the psychotherapeutic treatment of trauma and attachment related mental illnesses at Metropolitan Counseling Services. At MCS, she received supervision and consultation on the treatment of dissociative disorders, complex and cumulative trauma, addictions, and transgender concerns. In July 2012, Stefanie completed a three-year postgraduate psychoanalytic psychotherapy fellowship at the Emory Psychoanalytic Institue. There, she continues her education as an Advanced Candidate in Psychoanalysis.
In 2012, Stefanie earned her doctorate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and certificate in Psychoanalytic Studies at Emory University.
Over the years, Stefanie has enjoyed leadership and service roles in academic teaching and professional contexts. She teaches psychoanalytic theory to first-year and second year candidates in the China-America Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) training program and continues to co-teach courses in Theories of Object Relating at the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute. Stefanie remains committed to professional social work and serves as a research advisor to Smith College School for Social Work Masters Students. Her professional memberships include: APsaA, APA Division of Psychoanalysis (Div 39), GSCSW, and AAPCSW.