Destination Opera speakers


Ralph Beaumont, MDRalph Beaumont, MD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute and a faculty member at the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis in Portland. He is a graduate of the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East. Among his special interests are psychoanalytic listening, the epistemology of the psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic setting, topics in the relation of theory and practice, and psychoanalytic institutes and medical schools.  He is in the private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Portland.


Barbara DrinkaBarbara Drinka is an APsaA board certified adult psychoanalyst, a graduate of the Oregon and San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institutes.  Her clinical background includes graduate fellowships at Boston Children's Hospital and Judge Baker Guidance Center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Smith College School of Social Work.  She is a member of the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute faculty, an instructor in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, and a founder of the OPC Art's Community Outreach Program.  In her practice, she brings a life-long involvement in the arts and a creative process to combine with the wisdom of psychoanalytic theory and technique.


Constance Jackson photoConstance Jackson MD is an internist and a psychiatrist, with a private psychiatric practice in SW Portland.  She's a clinical faculty member of OHSU’s psychiatry department, a third-year candidate at the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute, a member of OPC's Community Outreach Committee, and a pianist who performs with local chamber music ensembles.  She writes, “Like Philip Glass, I’m attracted to the intersections between science, art, belief and meaning, and the essence of transformation and resistance to change on both the macrocosmic as well as deeply personal levels. What better place to explore these ideas than Glass’s Galileo Galilei.”


Nancy WintersNancy Winters MD is a graduate psychoanalyst at the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute (OPI), and is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She practices psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Portland, with a special emphasis on integrating contemporary perspectives.  With a background in the arts and lifelong interest in opera, she has relished the opportunity to bring psychoanalytic insights to Portland Opera performances since 2007.