Grace Nostbakken MA, RP, CYW, Member CAPT

Professional Development Record

Conferences, Workshops and Seminars


Ghosts and Demons in the 21st Century Consulting Room, Adrienne Harris, TICP, Jan. 28, 2017


The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Times by Barbara Taylor, TPS&I, March 30, 2016

Becoming an Adult Attachment Focused Adult Therapist by Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW, a two day training, April 11, 12, 2016

Kindred Spirits: the Power of Making Story by Miriam Toews, TICP, May 28, 2016

The Stairs: Harm reduction in Toronto's Regent's Park by Hugh Gibson, Sept. 16, 2016

The Toronto School: Then/Now/Next: International Conference discussing innovative and trans-disciplinary approaches to the evolving societal challenges, The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, Oct. 14-16, 2016

Safe and Effective Use of Self: Psychodynamic Approaches to Building Strong and effective Therapeutic Relationships with Diverse Populations, Monthly 2 1/2hour seminars by TPS&I


Sibling Rivalry in Jane Austen's Fiction by Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly, TPS&I, March 19, 2015

Moments of Meeting and the Problem of Shame by Dr. Pat De Young, !ASP, May 2, 2015

Treating Trauma: Clarity and Chaos in the Therapist by J.G. Teicholz, IASP, May 2, 2015


Intersubjectivity from Birth to Termination: Mothers, Babies and Analysts in Light of the Third, by Jessica Benjamin, TICP, Jan. 25, 2014

Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Videotaping Mother-Infant interaction and Videotaping the Analyst's Face by Dr. Beatrice Beebe, May 3, 2014

Continuations of the Infant Study Group by Elizabeth Tuters, TPS&I


Conceptions of Interpersonal Field by Donnel Stern, TICP, Jan. 26, 2013

Freud's Impossible Café, by Adam Philips, Feb. 22, 2013

An Evening of Musical Reverie: Improvisation in the Bandstand and in the Consulting Room by Marilyn Lerner and Matt Brubeck, TSCP, March 23, 2013

Sculpture and Creativity, two day workshop, Alistair Dickson, March 23, 24, 2013

The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy by Dr. Allan Schore, IASP, April 13, 2013

Voice, Performance and Creative Expression by Shannon Gunn, April 27, 2013

Traumatic Attachments Intergenerational Trauma, Dissociation and the Analytic Relationship, by Doris Brothers, ATPPP, Sept. 28, 2013

Infant Study Group by Elizabeth Tuters, TPS& I, Sept. 2013-May 2014


CAPT Annual Conference, Nov. 10, 2012

Me, Not me, Mine, Not-Mine: When Adoption is a Factor, Michael Blugerman and Dagnija Tenne, TPS&I, five 2 1/2hour seminars.

Affective Relatedness: Paul Russel's Psychoanalytic Theory of Human Development and Clinical Process by Barbara Pizer and Stuart A. Pizer, The Annual Stephen Mitchell Memorial Lecture, Jan. 21, 2012


D.W. Winnicott Revises Psychoanalysis, 1945-1971 by Elizabeth Young-Bruehl, U of T., Nov. 28, 2011

Mutual Vulnerability. How "The Repudiation of Femininity Remains Bedrock", by Lewis Aron, TICP, Sept. 24, 2011

Father Hunger by James Herzog, Annual Day in Applied Psychoanalysis, TPS & I Sept. 17, 2011

Understanding and Working with Extraordinarily Challenging, Aggressive, Impulsive, Defiant Children by Dr. Brent Willock, CAPCT, June 11, 2011

Sadomasochism in the Session: "Masochism and the Wish to be Deceived" by Lucy Lafarge and "The Dance of Masochism and its Secret Partner, Sadism" by Nancy Kulish, TPS & I, April 30, 2011

The Brain that Changes Itself: The Neuroplasticity Revolution for the Helping Professions" all-day seminar with Dr. Norman Doidge, November 19 in Toronto


Naked on the Royal Road: Dissociation and the Paradox of Privacy, with Dr. Philip Bromberg, The Annual Stephen Mitchell Memorial Lecture, October 2010, Toronto Ontario

Trauma: The Journey Forward. Moments of Change with Children and Adolescents, with Dr. Lenore Terr, June 2010

Attachment Theory and Practice: A Move to Representation presented by Elizabeth Tuters and Sally Doulis of TPSI, six two and one half hour sessions in May/June, 2010


The Evolution and Clinical Application of Intersubjective System’s Theory by Robert D. Stolerow, 2007

Kohut’s Last Words on Therapeutic Action by Dr. Howard Bacal, 2008

Traumatic Attachments and the Transformation of Uncertainty by Doris Brothers, 2008

Sibling Jealousy in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the Use of Negation by Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick-Hanly, 2008

Dissociation or Repression, a ten week seminar led by James T Healy

Peer Supervision/Consultation

Biweekly peer supervision seminars with two psychotherapists who work with adults: ongoing from 2003.

Periodic peer supervision seminars with three psychotherapists who combine psychotherapy and body work: ongoing since 1980.

Twice monthly peer supervision seminars with two psychotherapists who work with children and adolescents: 2006-2008.


Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters by Susan Forward with Donna Frazier Glynn, 2013

Understanding the Borderline Mother by Christine Ann Lawson, 2000

Mended by the Muse: Creative Transformation of Trauma by Sophia Richman, 2014

Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician by Kenny Werner, 1998

Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysis, ed. Adrienne Harris, Margery Kalb and Susan Kelebanoff, 2016

Downstream: Bestemor and Me (Intergenerational trauma in a family) by Vangie Bergum, 2014

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Times by Barbara Taylor, 2015

Cracking Up: the Work of Unconscious Experience by Christopher Bollas

Destructiveness, Intersubjectivity and Trauma: The Identity Crisis of Modern Psychoanalysis by Werer Bohleber

Talking to Babies: Healing with Words on a Maternity Ward by Myriam Szejer, M.D.

Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray

Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity edited by Valerie Swanson

Motherless Daughters: the Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman

Psychotherapy of Abused and Neglected Children by John W. Pearce and Terry D. Pezzot-Pearce

Standing in the Spaces: Essays on Clinical Process, Trauma and Dissociation by Phillip M. Bromberg

The Stranger in the Mirror: Dissociation the Hidden Epidemic by Marlene Steinberg and Maxine Schnail

The Middle Passage: from Misery to Meaning in Mid-life by James Hollis

Treating Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Judy Messler Davies and Mary Gail Frawley

Why Good People do Bad Things by James Hollis

Next Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts: Tykes and Teens by Caroline Archer

Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents by Margaret E. Blaustein and Kristine M. Kinniburgh

Boyhoods by Ken Corbett

My Father before Me by Michael J. Diamond

Nurturing Adoptions: Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma by Deborah Ann Gray

Father Hunger by James M. Herzog

John Bowlby and Attachment Theory by Jeremy Holmes

Rebuilding Attachment with Traumatized Children by Richard Kagan

Treatment Strategies for Abused Children: from Victim to Survivor by Cheryl L. Karp and Traci L. Butler

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow by Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky

Victims no Longer: the Classic Guide for Men recovering from Sexual Child Abuse by Mike Lew

Journey of the Adopted Self: A Quest for Wholeness by Jean Lifton

Using Self Psychology in Child Psychotherapy: The Restoration of the Child by Jule P. Miller

The Mindful way through Depression by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Replenishing Pursuits

Chorister in the Hillcrest Village Choir, Toronto


Teaching Ancient Greek

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