PPTP Graduation Speeches:
Cooking and the Art of Psychotherapy
by Elizabeth M. Simpson, LCSW
As I began to think about your graduation and what I might say to you, I found myself thinking about the gratitude I feel for my education in literature, then social work and later psychoanalysis. Pursuing education throughout my life has facilitated a freedom to be creative and to apply all of myself and my psychoanalytic thinking to my clinical work, teaching, program development and leadership.
Today, we celebrate what you have accomplished and all the ways in which you will continue to apply what you have learned and experienced as you move on to the next chapter in your career.