Panel of Psychological Inquiry: The Therapist’s Perspective


  • Stacy M. Podetz St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT



self-injury, panic attacks, anxiety, eating disorder, depression, psychodynamic therapy, transference, counter-transference, defenses, case study, clinical case study


I agreed to have my master's thesis case study with my client Anna" presented by a case advocate before a Panel of Psychological Inquiry, and to testify and be cross-examined before the Panel about my work. I will contrast my thesis defense on Anna's case study with appearing before the Panel, both in terms of my preparation and the myriad of emotions generated by this experience. My experience of the Psychological Inquiry was guided by my commitment to honor the confidentiality of Anna’s story and our process together, while at the same time participating in a demonstration of a new methodology that might be used generally to examine n depth and to honor the work of clinicians.

Author Biography

Stacy M. Podetz, St. Michael's College, Colchester, VT

San Fishman, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief, Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy Professor of Clinical and Organizational Psychology Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Rutgers University Mailing address: 57 Jaffray Court Irvington, NY 10533 914-693-8549 fax: 603-917-2567 email:




How to Cite

Podetz, S. M. (2011). Panel of Psychological Inquiry: The Therapist’s Perspective. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 7(1), 88–94.



Ronald Miller's "Panels of Psychological Inquiry"