Reality is Real – It’s Not All Fantasy with Martin Silverman a NYPSI

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
invites you to attend our 1018th Scientific Program Meeting:
image of a young woman pushes the curtain looks on a sunny day and field of grass

Reality is Real – It’s Not All Fantasy, Presenter: Martin Silverman, MD, Discussant: Anna Balas, MD

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 8 pm, The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

Sigmund Freud could not believe what patients told him about sexual and other forms of abuse by family members. This, together with his observations about psychosexual development, led him to over-emphasize the role of fantasy in generating emotional problems. In this communication, extensive clinical material is provided to support the thesis that what patients report about past and present impingement upon them from the outside world is equally important and needs to be taken very seriously.

NYPSI Members and NYPSI Students: FREE
General Admission: $15
Student Admission (non NYPSI): $10
To register, click HERE, visit or call 212.879.6900

Lois Oppenheim, PhD, Scientific Program Chair

Martin Silverman, M.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst and Supervising Child Analyst at The Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU College of Medicine and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey. He is Associate Editor and Book Review Editor of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly as well as the author of more than 70 psychoanalytic papers and over 80 psychoanalytic book reviews.

Anna Balas, M.D. is a child, adolescent and adult board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She is on the faculty at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Associate Professor on the Voluntary Faculty at The Payne Whitney Division of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Weill Cornell School of Medicine.


Educational Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
1. describe the way in which reality experience contributes to the development of emotional disorders.
2. acquire knowledge about how fantasy became over-emphasized and the role of reality under-appreciated.
3. appreciate the way in which reality experience influences fantasy formation and content.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists.
DISCLOSURE: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Social Workers: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0317.

Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.
NYPSI | 247 East 82nd Street, NYC 10028 | 212.879.6900 |

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