Analysis Interminable at NYPSI

NYPSI – IPE Analysis Interminable:  A Special Scientific Program jointly sponsored with the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education
with Theodore Jacobs, M.D. (moderator), Harold Blum, M.D., Philip Herschenfeld, M.D., Claudia Lament, Ph.D., Edith McNutt, M.D.

Analysis Interminable

Panelists: Theodore Jacobs, M.D. (moderator), Harold Blum, M.D., Philip Herschenfeld, M.D., Claudia Lament, Ph.D., Edith McNutt, M.D.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 8 pm,  New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

This panel will take up an issue in psychoanalytic treatment that is little discussed – the interminable analysis. This refers to analysis without end: treatment that continues for many years, often 20 or more years with no termination date set and, not infrequently, no termination contemplated by patient or analyst.

The panel of four analysts, Drs. Philip Herschenfeld and Edith McNutt from the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and Drs. Harold Blum and Claudia Lament from IPE, will present their views on this complex, clinically and theoretically important issue in response to questions posed by the moderator, Dr. Theodore Jacobs.

General Admission: $20
Student Admission: $10
No charge for NYPSI and IPE Members/Students
To register, click HERE, visit or call 212.879.6900

Lois Oppenheim, PhD, Scientific Program Chair, NYPSI
Marina Mirkin, MD, Scientific Program Chair, IPE

Harold P. Blum, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, affiliated with New York University School of Medicine, and an Honorary Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. He is the Former Executive Director of The Sigmund Freud Archives and the author of several books and more than 165 papers. Dr. Blum was the recipient of the inaugural Sigourney Award given by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Philip Herschenfeld, M.D. is graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and of their Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship in Administrative Psychiatry. He has been a faculty member of Albert Einstein and Mt. Sinai Schools of Medicine, having directed inpatient teaching wards at each. He completed Adult and Child-Adolescent Psychoanalytic training at NYPSI, is a Certified Child and Adult Analyst and a Training and Supervising Analyst. Dr. Herschenfeld has taught numerous courses at NYPSI, most notably the Adolescent Continuous Case Seminar, along with Dr. Sal Lomonaco, for 17 years. He served as Dean of NYPSI for two terms. Dr. Herschenfeld is in private practice of child and adult psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He is on the editorial review board of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child.

Theodore Jacobs, M.D. is a Training and Supervising analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine. He is a Child Supervising Analyst at the IPE and at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research as well as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Geographic Supervising Analyst, Florida Psychoanalytic Institute and Minnesota Psychoanalytic Training Program; and Fellow, American College of Psychoanalysts. Dr. Jacobs is currently on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Quarterly (where he is also on the Board of Directors); Psychoanalytic Inquiry; International Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy; and Journal of Clinical Psychoanalysis. And he is Past Secretary and President of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis. Dr. Jacobs maintains a private practice in New York City.

Claudia Lament, Ph.D. is Assistant Clinical Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The New York University Langone School of Medicine. She is also a Training and Supervising Analyst at The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training at NYUMC. Dr. Lament is a child analyst and graduate of The Hampstead Clinic, London. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, and Chair of The Anna Freud Foundation.

Edith McNutt, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at NYPSI. For many years she taught the course on Early Theories of Symptom Formation. Dr. McNutt has served as Chair of the Faculty and on many committees, including most recently the Program Committee.


Educational Objectives: After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
1) Discuss the factors that predispose some individuals to become engaged in interminable analyses.
2) Discuss the factors in analysts and in the current analytic climate that favor the development of interminable analyses.
3) Discuss the phenomena of unconscious collusions between patients and analysts and the role that such collusions play in the development of interminable analyses.

Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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.

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.

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