• Ph.D. Michigan State University
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
  • B.S. Dominican College


  • 1981-present: Private Practice, Psychoanalytic Psychology, Milwaukee, WI.
  • 1982-present: Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • 1996-2004: Faculty, Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies, Minneapolis, MN.
  • 2000-present: Corresponding Faculty, Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles. CA.
  • Present: China American Psychoanalytic Alliance


  • Licensed as a psychologist in the State of Wisconsin, 1984, License #1100.


  • American Psychological Association, Division 39: Psychoanalysis
  • Section III-Women, Gender and Psychoanalysis
  • Section V-Psychologist-Psychoanalyst Clinicians
  • Section IX-Social Responsibility
  • Wisconsin Psychological Association
  • China American Psychoanalytic Alliance
  • Chicago Area Psychoanalytic Psychologists
  • Association for the Advancement of Psychology
  • International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy


  • The Louis Ormont Lecture.  “Reparative Countertransference:  The therapist’s need to repeat the past.” American Group Psychotherapy Association annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 2, 2019.
  • “Women and Power: Not a contradiction.”  Given at the Alverno College annual women’s conference, March 29, 2019, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Panel presentation at the annual Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) spring meeting of the American Psychological Association. Paper entitled, “Resonating with the patient’s experience: Enactment or Self-disclosure?”. Co-presenters were Roy Barsness, Ph.D. and Tony Bass, Ph.D., April 4, 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

  • More than enactment: Therapeutic Action and the Therapist’s Use of Emotion. Keynote presentation at the 3rd International Conference of the Scientific Society for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, “Emotion Regulation—A Vehicle of Change in Psychotherapy,” April 13-15, 2018, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Conflict and Culture in the Analytic Dyad: Do We Avoid Addressing Differences and Wait for Enactment Instead?  A post-conference workshop held at the 2017 CAPS International Conference, Chicago, IL, April 1, 2017.
  • From Countertransference to Enactment: Re-Examining the Role of Self-Disclosure and Other Affect-Based Techniques in Light of Evolving  Psychoanalytic Theory.  The Dallas Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, March 5, 2016.
  • Working with Emotion in the Therapeutic Relationship:  Self-Disclosure, Enactment, and Affect Regulation.  University of Indianapolis School of Psychological Sciences & the Indiana Society for Psychoanalytic Thought, Saturday, April 9, 2016, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • More Than Enactment: Therapeutic Action and the Analyst’s Use of Emotion.  Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society Meeting, Saturday, February 13, 2016, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • More Than Enactment: Therapeutic Action and the Analyst’s Use of Emotion National Institute for Psychotherapies, 250 W. 57th St., Suite 501, New York, NY., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.
  • Are Psychoanalysts Conflict Avoidant? Presentation at the spring meetings of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY, April, 2013.
  • How Are Gender Roles Changing in Marriage? How does this affect society and the health of marriage? A presentation for The Milwaukee Forum, BMO Harris Bank, 770 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI., December 19, 2012.
  • The Role of Emotion in Therapeutic Action: Implications for Individual and Group Psychotherapy. Plenary address, Mitchell Hochberg Memorial Public Education Event, American Group Psychotherapy Association annual conference, Wednesday, March 2, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, New York, NY. March 2, 2011.
  • Is Neuroscience Necessary for the Future of Psychoanalysis?A panel for Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) annual spring meeting, New York City. Paper given by Dr. Maroda was titled: “A New and Improved Psychoanalysis: Using Applied Neuroscience to Better Understand and Facilitate the Analytic Process.” Co-presenters are Dr. Jon Mills and Dr. Arnold Modell. Go to for details. April 14, 2011.
  • Does What We Know and Do Matter as Much as What We Feel? Implications of neuroscience research for psychotherapeutic theory and technique. A presentation as part of a conference entitled, “Reaching the Brain/Mind/Body Unconscious: Implicit Communications in Humans and Beyond”. Other speakers include Allan Schore, Phillip Bromberg, and Pat Ogden. Mt Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, June 17-18, 2011.
  • Interactive psychodynamic techniques. Workshop for the 4th annual meeting on “How does psychotherapy work?” presented by the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, Seattle, WA, June 6, 2009.
  • Video conference on psychoanalytic techniques with the Sydney Chapter of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Sydney, Australia, May 23, 2009.
  • Less is more: An argument for the judicious use of self-disclosure. Paper given at the Wisconsin Psychological Association convention, Madison, WI., April 3, 2009.
  • Less is more: An argument for the judicious use of self-disclosure. All-day workshop done with therapists on self-disclosure and other issues concerning mutuality in psychotherapy. Mars Hill Graduate School, Seattle, WA., October 11, 2009.
  • Show some emotion: completing the cycle of affective communication. Public lecture given at Mars Hill Graduate School, Seattle, WA., October 10, 2008.
  • Treating borderline personalities: Interactive Psychodynamic techniques. All-day workshop for therapists, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education, September 19, 2008.
  • “Expanding the meaning of knowing oneself: Illuminating the role of action in self-understanding and therapeutic change.”; Discussant for papers by Paul Wachtel, Ph.D., and Kenneth Frank, Ph.D., presented at the Division 39, APA, annual spring conference, April 12, 2008.


  • Publications Committee, Division 39, 2001-2006.
  • Served on Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1994-95.


  • Psychoanalytic Psychology, Official journal of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), of the American Psychological Association.
  • Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Official journal of the William Alanson White Institute
  • PsycCritques, Official online book review journal of the American Psychological Association.


  • Board member, Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), American Psychological Assn., 2004-2007. Currently serving as Ethics Chair.
  • Board member, Section III (Women, Gender and Psychoanalysis), Division 39, American Psychological Association, 1992-95, 2000-2003.
  • President, Section III, 2000.
  • Newsletter Editor, Section III, 2000-2003.


  • Member of the advisory board of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, formed by the late Stephen Mitchell, Ph.D.


  • Elected to Fellow status by the American Psychological Association, 2012.
  • Board certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology, August 18, 2005.