Two Psychology Trainees Discuss Their Dissertations at NYPSI

Two Psychology Trainees Discuss Their Dissertations: Jessica Wolman, PhD and Kate Mannix, MA, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 8 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves), Register HERE, visit or call 212.879.6900

NYPSI Works in Progress Seminar:
Two Psychology Trainees Discuss Their Dissertations

This works in progress seminar will be devoted to presentations by two NYPSI trainees who will discuss their dissertations and research.

Jessica Wolman, PhD will present “Aliveness and Deadness in the Therapeutic Process.” Based on the theories of Winnicott, Ogden and Green among others, Dr. Wolman will present 5 clinical cases and show the application of the ideas of these thinkers to her clinical material.

Kate Mannix, MA will present “Narcissism and the Response to Interpersonal Dependency.” Based in part on some ideas of Melanie Klein, Ms. Mannix hypothesizes that narcissism is often a defense against feelings of dependency. In her work she will show by using a variety of measures that when narcissistic individuals are asked to recall thoughts or emotions resulting from dependency on another person, they will show an increased use of defense mechanisms.

Jessica Wolman, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow and first year candidate at NYPSI. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University, and BA in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago. As part of her doctoral research, she worked with Dr. Joseph Newirth to develop a qualitative language measure based on the psychoanalytic ideas of Melanie Klein and Ignacio Matte Blanco. Her dissertation was a theoretical work, titled “Aliveness and Deadness in the Therapeutic Process: A Developmental Approach.” She is currently involved in research on reflective functioning, working with Dr. Wendy Olesker.

Kate Mannix, MA is a psychology intern at NYPSI and a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at Long Island University, Brooklyn. She completed a BS in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently working with Philip Wong, PhD on her dissertation, an experimental study designed to test a Kleinian theory of narcissism as a defense against experiencing separateness.

No CME or CE credits will be offered.

Francis Baudry, M.D., Chair
Works in Progress Seminar


247 East 82nd Street, NY, NY 10028


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