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Making it Work: Putting the Play in Play Therapy with Jill Bellinson at MITPP

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY, THE METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, and THE METROPOLITAN SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPISTS invite you to

A CLINICAL WORKSHOP MAKING IT WORK: PUTTING THE PLAY IN PLAY THERAPY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
PRESENTER: JILL BELLINSON, Ph.D.

Child therapists are drawn to the work because children seem innocent and appealing and eager to relate. They become expert at making an alliance with children and joining in the play that children engage in so energetically. Then someone — child, parent, or therapist’s inner voice — worries, “All we do is play!” This workshop will explore whether play is all we do, whether play is enough to do, and how to create play that is truly therapeutic. Clinical examples will be offered by the instructor and welcomed from the participants. (more…)

Depression as an Obstacle to Change with Barbara Spiridon Open House at MITPP

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
160 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 · (212) 496-2858 mitppnyc@aol.com · www.MITPP.org · on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON & CLINICAL PRESENTATION FOR THOSE CONSIDERING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00 PM –2:30 PM
DEPRESSION AS AN OBSTACLE TO CHANGE: TREATING A WOMAN SUFFERING FROM LIFELONG MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

A 62-year-old professional woman was referred by Columbia Presbyterian for treatment for depression after she had spent eight weeks there in a double-blind study. At the time treatment began, she could barely function, overwhelmed by depression, anxiety and despair. She struggled with feelings of recurring debilitating depression, with feelings of worthlessness and crippling envy, and with impulsive rage. Highly sensitive to separation and loss, she had an incapacitating fear of abandonment. Through clinical material we will explore the ways in which her depressive affects affected the treatment and the transference/countertransference matrix. (more…)

Redefining Unconscious Fantasy: Its Role in a Model of the Mind and a Possible Solution to the Problem of Theoretical Pluralism Presenter: Anne Erreich, Ph.D. at NYPSI

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

NYPSI’s 1026th Scientific Program Meeting: Personality Disorders from a Neuroscience Perspective with Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.


Redefining Unconscious Fantasy: Its Role in a Model of the Mind and a Possible Solution to the Problem of Theoretical Pluralism
Presenter: Anne Erreich, Ph.D. Discussant: Elizabeth Auchincloss, M.D.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

In the history of Freud’s thinking, the nature of the patient’s fantasy life became the central interest of psychoanalytic work; thus, psychoanalysis was, (more…)

The Couple World with Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, M.D. and Peter Mezan, Ph.D at NYPSI

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

NYPSI: WORKS IN PROGRESS SEMINAR: The Couple World with Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, M.D. and Peter Mezan, Ph.D.

American Gothic by Grant Wood

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves), $15 – General Admission, $10 – Student Admission (non-NYPSI), No charge for NYPSI members and students
Register HERE, visit nypsi.org or call 212.879.6900 (more…)

New Study Group: In Dark Times, Freud’s and Ours at Après-Coup

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association: New Study Group: In Dark Times, Freud’s and Ours
FIRST MEETING: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1-2:30 pm. We will meet every 3 weeks.

In these dark times, “the light of the public obscures everything” (Heidegger). The refuge that psychoanalysis provided in Freud’s time against the public exposure of everyday life is all the more crucial today given the encroachment of mediatized lives accompanied by the persistent demand to program “a life of one’s own”. Fortunately, the unconscious has no biography and it is unnecessary to sacrifice the truths of desire encountered in an analysis for trumped-up stories. This study group will explore writers, beginning with Freud who, unable to live with what passes for politics, embark upon a journey of psychical emigration and travel through political landscapes, making of writing a political act. We will be particularly interested in the writings of exiles and extra-territorials such as Hannah Arendt, Joseph Roth, Norman Manea, and Czeslaw Milosz as well as post-war French thinkers including Lacan, Derrida, Lyotard and Blanchot.

Location: 201 W. 77th street (corner of Amsterdam Avenue), suite15D.

While attendance is free, registration is required. Please contact Salvatore F. Guido at sfrguido@gmail.com or 212 229 0811 for details and to register.

When We Cry: Loss and Grief from a Clinical, Neurobiological and Cultural Perspective at WCSPP

Friday, November 10th, 2017

The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy invites you to join us for our annual Conference entitled When We Cry: Loss and Grief from a Clinical, Neurobiological and Cultural Perspective on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8:30 – 3:00 PM at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Lane, West Harrison, NY.
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Continental Breakfast and Check-In (8:30 – 9:00 am)
Morning Program (9:00 am – 12:00 pm): Derived from his personal experiences with loss and historical psychoanalytic understandings of grief and mourning, George Hagman, LCSW, will present a framework for New Mourning theory which emphasizes the relational context of bereavement, the diversity of mourning processes and the complex attachment the survivor may maintain with the deceased. Treatment implications will be discussed. Following his paper, Maggie Zellner, Ph.D, LP will present the neurobiological underpinnings of the experience of loss and grief and how a therapist’s familiarity with these substrates can inform and enhance therapeutic interventions.
Lunch (12:00 – 1:00 pm) Provided.
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Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellowship and Introduction into Psychoanalytic Training at NYPSI

Friday, November 10th, 2017

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute: Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellowship and Introduction into Psychoanalytic Training

NYPSI now offers a combined clinical psychology post-doctoral fellowship and introduction into psychoanalytic training program for new psychologists who are interested in psychoanalysis, but are unsure whether they want to pursue analytic training. The fellowship involves two components:

1) A one year full-time or two year half-time program for psychologists who have their Ph.D. but are not yet licensed. It provides further training in psychoanalytically-oriented adult and child psychotherapy and psychological testing with excellent supervision, seminars, and choices of research, teaching, parent-child work, and school consultation experience. Post-doctoral fellows are paid a fee for services when conducting psychotherapy and psychological assessments. (more…)

Film Night Nise: The Heart of Madness at WCSPP

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

WCSPP FILM NIGHT NISE: THE HEART OF MADNESS Friday, November 3, 2017 7:30 P.M. Admission: $10

Directed by Roberto Berliner, this beautiful movie explores the power of human connection, art and the ideals at the heart of psychoanalysis. Set in 1940’s Brazil, the movie tells the true story of Dr. Nise da Silviera (played by award-winning actress Gloria Pires). The only female psychiatrist in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Dr. da Silviera refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock therapy in her treatment of schizophrenics. After challenging her colleagues she is ridiculed and left to run the long-defunct occupational therapy program. As she seeks to find alternative ways to care for her patients who have long been mistreated, isolated and abandoned to institutional care, Nise first creates a space of safety and connection. She then begins to understand the meaning of her patients’ behaviors and actions. Sustained by her deep belief in the human capacity for communication, the potential for healing through the symbolic expression of inner experience and its recognition by others, and inspired by the work of Carl Jung, Nise helps transform the lives and experiences of the patients in her care.

A discussion following the screening will be facilitated by Connie M. de Pinho, Ph.D.

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Revolutions in Technique: Lacan’s R/evolution in Psychoanalysis at IPTAR

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

IPTAR Program Committee: Jeanne Even (Chair), Eva Atsalis, Susan Berger, Carolyn Ellman, Steven Ellman, Susan Finkelstein, Anna Fishzon, Judy Ann Kaplan, Masha Mimran, Bruce Reis, Jamieson Webster

PROGRAM

9am

BREAKFAST
9:30am – 10:30am

BRUCE FINK, LACAN’S REVOLUTION IN TECHNIQUE

This presentation will highlight similarities and differences between Lacan’s approach to psychoanalytic technique and both Freud’s approach and that of numerous contemporary analysts from non-Lacanian traditions. Whereas in Lacan’s approach the unconscious remains fundamental, the royal road to it is neither 1) the analyst’s countertransference, projective identification, self-disclosure, or intuition, nor 2) the analysand’s affective states. With his reformulation of the unconscious as the “subject supposed to know” and his reconceptualization of the psychoanalytic setting, we will explore Lacan’s innovations in technique with neurotics, including punctuation, oracular/poetic interpretation, scansion, the variable-length session, delayed use of the couch, and then focus on nonmeaning as opposed to understanding. The role of analysts as “giving what they do not have” as opposed to what they do have will be explored at length. (more…)

Reflections from a 15 Year Psychoanalytic Treatment of a Patient with Substantial Chronic Childhood Psychic Trauma with Marvin Hurvich at AIP

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Prognostic Reflections from a 15 Year Psychoanalytic Treatment by Marvin Hurvich, PhD
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS
Continuing Education Program: 2 CONTACT HOURS for licensed social workers
329 East 62nd Street — New York, NY 10065 — (212) 838-8044 — aipnyc.org — info@aipnyc.org

PROGNOSTIC REFLECTIONS FROM A 15 YEAR PSYCHOANALYTIC TREATMENT OF A PATIENT WITH SUBSTANTIAL CHRONIC CHILDHOOD PSYCHIC TRAUMA
Marvin Hurvich, PhD
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm
General Admission is FREE! – Please RSVP

Cost: $20.00 (applies only to licensed social workers wanting to receive their CE certificates) – Please REGISTER
Contact Hours: 2 Location: American Institute of Psychoanalysis, 329 East 62nd Street, Rm: Auditorium
Overview
The case to be presented is from a 15 year mostly three times a week analysis of a substantially traumatized patient beginning at age 4 and including both parents. The focus of the presentation following some background will be on the degree and kind of change and the possible basis for the patient’s marked improvement. Factors associated with the progress in comparison with other mostly less improved patients will be considered. (more…)

In Dark Times, Freud’s and Ours, New Study Group, Salvatore Guido at Après-Coup

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1 pm – 2:30 pm, FIRST MEETING
In Dark Times, Freud’s and Ours, New Study Group, SALVATORE GUIDO

In these dark times, “the light of the public obscures everything” (Heidegger). The refuge that psychoanalysis provided in Freud’s time against the public exposure of everyday life is all the more crucial today given the encroachment of mediatized lives accompanied by the persistent demand to program “a life of one’s own”. Fortunately, the unconscious has no biography and it is unnecessary to sacrifice the truths of desire encountered in an analysis for trumped-up stories. This study group will explore writers, beginning with Freud who, unable to live with what passes for politics, embark upon a journey of psychical emigration and travel through political landscapes, (more…)

Trauma, Unconsious, Phantasy and Reparation International Conference with IPTAR and CFS

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Trauma, Unconscious Phantasy and Reparation: A Clinical Reflection from FREUD to KLEIN

FEBRUARY 3 & 4, 2018
(5 CE CREDITS FOR SATUDAY AND 4 FOR SUNDAY)

Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:00-9:30am Registration and Coffee
SUSAN N. FINKELSTEIN, MODERATOR
9:30-10:45am “The History of Trauma in Freud: Unconscious Phantasy, Reparation and Klein”
HEINZ WEISS, GERMANY
10:45-11:15am Coffee Break
11:15-12:30pm “The Effects of Emotional Trauma: Working with Difficult Patients”
FRANCO DE MASI, ITALY
12:30-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-3:00pm “Finding Unconscious Phantasy in Trauma and Psychosomatics: a Termination”
PAULA ELLMAN, WASHINGTON, DC
3:00-4:30pm Plenary chaired by Marion M. Oliner – Speakers discuss controversies and similarities of working
with trauma

Sunday, February 4, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm Clinical Workshops in Small Groups
12:00-2:00pm Plenary chaired by Paula Ellman, Carolyn Ellman, and Judith Felton (more…)

The Peter Blos Clinical Fellowship in Psychoanalysis at NYPSI

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

THE PETER BLOS CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP IN PSYCHOANALYSIS
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
The Blos Fellowship Includes the Following Benefits:
· $10,000 Stipend for each of two years
· Psychoanalytic training tuition for two years is covered separately
· The Blos fellow (must have MD, MSW, PhD, or PsyD) can be a current psychoanalytic candidate or can newly apply to the NYPSI Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Training Program
· Participation in individual clinical case supervision
· Development and mentorship of a research or clinical project, related to adolescent mental health / psychoanalysis
· Opportunity to present clinical or research work to a psychoanalytic audience (more…)

When we cry: loss and Grief from a clinical, neurological and cultural perspective at WCSPP

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

2017 Annual Conference of The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
When we cry: loss and Grief from a clinical, neurological and cultural perspective
5 CE hours

Keynote speakers
George Hagman, LCSW: “New Models of Bereavement Theory and Treatment”
Maggie Zellner, Ph.D, LP: “A Neurobiological Perspective on Loss and Grief”
Lama Zuhair Khouri, LMSW: “Can You See Me? The Interpellation of an Arab Immigrant” (more…)

The Anatomy of Betrayal: Some Thoughts on Trust and Betrayal. with Sheldon Bach at PPCS

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

PPSC is honoring Dr. Sheldon Bach with their Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, November 3, 2017.
Dr. Bach will present  The Anatomy of Betrayal: Some Thoughts on Trust and Betrayal.

The presentation will be at The First Presbyterian Church of New York
(12 W. 12 St. at 5 Ave., NYC) from 6:30 to 9:30
(including wine and cheese reception),
2.5 CEU’s for LCSWs and LMSWs.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anatomy-of-betrayal-some-thoughts-on-trust-and-betrayal-tickets-36484735827

For more information contact PPSC@att.net.

Personality Disorders from a Neuroscience Perspective Presenter: Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. at NYPSI

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Personality Disorders from a Neuroscience Perspective Presenter: Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 8 pm
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)

The study of personality disorders conceived as categorical entities has traditionally been in the province of psychoanalytic or behavioral models. However, there is an emerging area of study, spearheaded by the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoCs) program, that aims to uncover the neurobiological underpinnings of the dimensions that make up mental disorders. These new directions in psychiatry neurobiological research converge with new dimensional conceptions of personality disorders, and with efforts to identify the neural basis for the traits underlying personality disorders. (more…)

The Human Association Cortex in the Context of Evolution: A discussion of Buckner & Krienen (2013) Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P. at the Helix Center

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

The Human Association Cortex in the Context of Evolution: A discussion of Buckner & Krienen (2013) Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10 am, The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 E. 82nd Street, NYC
Free and open to the public , RSVP is appreciated but not required; first come, first-seated, To register, click HERE, visit nypsi.org, or call 212.879.6900

This will be an open discussion, facilitated by Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P.

In this meeting, we will discuss a paper by Buckner and Krienen (2013) on the development of the association cortex through evolution. As the association cortex has expanded, a number of mental capacities have evolved in tandem, including the capacity to inhibit instinctual responses; working memory; affect and behavior regulation; symbolization; fantasy and imagination; theory of mind; and more. These capacities have become more complex, interacting with the primary sensory and motor cortex, and the emotional and instinctual subcortical circuits, that all mammals share. Participants should read the paper before the meeting. (See reference and link to paper below.)

Dr. Zellner will give an overview of the main points of the paper. Discussion will follow, linking the concepts from the article to clinical phenomena and to important questions in metapsychology. (more…)

Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy of Children With Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach with Leon Hoffman, M.D. and Timothy Rice, M.D. at NYPSI

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

NYPSI EXTENSION COURSE: Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy of Children With Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach
with Leon Hoffman, M.D. and Timothy Rice, M.D.

November 20 – December 4, 2017, Mondays, 8:15 – 9:45 pm, 3 classes / $90
Location: NYPSI (247 East 82nd Street, NYC)
To register, click here, visit nypsi.org or call 212-879-6900

NYPSI Extension Course: Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children with Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach
In this course we will describe the essence of our treatment manual (Manual of Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) with Externalizing Behaviors) (https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138823747). (more…)

The Interpersonal Approach to Working with Veterans with Andrew S. Berry, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP Capt. Nate Emery, USMC (Ret’d) at NYPSU

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

The Interpersonal Approach to Working with Veterans Andrew S. Berry, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP Capt. Nate Emery, USMC (Ret’d)
November 11, 2017 Saturday, 1:00 – 4:30 pm 1 class / $100
Location: NYPSI (247 East 82nd Street, NYC) To register, click here, visit nypsi.org or call 212-879-6900

NYPSI Extension Program: The Interpersonal Approach to Working with Veterans
Typically, when a veteran comes for psychotherapy for PTSD and related trauma, the PTSD is in the foreground of treatment, with everything else in the background. In the interpersonal approach, relationships and how PTSD affects them are in the foreground, with everything else in the background. In interpersonal treatment, attachment issues and relationships, along with the (more…)

Attachment, Trauma and Adoption: Clinical techniques to enhance reflective functioning” with Miriam Steele at NYPSI

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

DATE: October 26, 2017 at 8 pm, NYPSI Auditorium, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC (2nd floor)
RE: ADVANCED SEMINAR IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ANALYSIS Presenter: Miriam Steele, Ph.D.
“Attachment, Trauma and Adoption: Clinical techniques to enhance reflective functioning”

This seminar will present a dialogue between developmental research and clinical intervention which in recent years has been elucidated in adult treatment but has received less attention in child clinical work. The focus of this talk will be to present a psychodynamically-oriented treatment case of an 9 year old girl who suffered trauma as young child, with multiple moves in foster care until she was adopted at age 7. Paying close attention to specific aspects of a psychotherapeutic intervention can point to the way that developmental research can complement clinical understanding and alert us to some possible sources for promoting therapeutic action.

REGISTER HERE: http://nypsi.org/#Event/49168

Miriam Steele, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research. She bridges the world of psychoanalytic thinking and clinical practice with contemporary research in child development. She trained as a child analyst at the Anna Freud Centre London and received her Ph.D. from University College (more…)