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The Mind in Conflict with Ian D. Buckingham at NYPSI

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

NYPSI EXTENSION PROGRAM:The Mind in Conflict with Ian D. Buckingham, M.D.

The Mind in Conflict: Ian D. Buckingham, M.D. 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, and 4/19/17
Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10:00 pm, 8 classes / $200 Location: 247 East 82nd Street, NYC
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NYPSI Extension Program: The Mind in Conflict: A contemporary focus on the functioning of the mind from the perspective of Modern Conflict Theory, with emphasis on Brenner’s revisions of traditional structural theory and a new appreciation of the ideas of evolutionary biology for understanding the functioning of the mind. (more…)

An Integrative Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder Presenter: William Singletary at NYPSI

Monday, February 20th, 2017

of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
An Integrative Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder Presenter: William Singletary, M.D. Discussant: Maggie Zellner, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10 am, The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditoriumm 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, or call 212.879.6900
Recent convergences within neurobiology, and between neurobiology and psychoanalysis, allow us to view autism through a new lens, seeing biological risk factors that might operate through final common pathways to produce the ASD syndrome. This talk integrates and elaborate upon this confluence of findings, developing a working model of (more…)

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

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

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

Wed., March 1, 2017 at 8 pm, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC
FREE. All are welcome. Register HERE, visit or call 212.879.6900

Works in Progress Seminar: The Couple World
In the course of sharing observations from the simultaneous treatment of couples and individual partners, Drs. Mezan and Abelin-Sas Rose concluded that two individuals, with their own stories and their own inner worlds, come together to create a third, powerfully meshed unconscious organization. Enriched by the two dissimilar (more…)

“Essential Components of Couple Psychotherapy from an Object Relations Perspective” With Molly Ludlam at CFS

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Co-Sponsored by the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society and Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of New York

Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: “Essential Components of Couple Psychotherapy from an Object Relations Perspective”
One-Session Program (5 Contact Hours), Presenter: Molly Ludlam, MA, Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017, Time: 10:00am-4:00 pm, Location: Mt. Sinai, Goldwurm Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 98th St., NYC

Molly Ludlam, couple psychotherapist and Editor of the Journal Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, offers a day in which to think about the essential components of Object Relations couple therapy. In two presentations, (more…)

The Perinatally Depressed Couple and the Work of Mourning: with Molly Ludlam at CFS

Friday, February 17th, 2017

“The Perinatally Depressed Couple and the Work of Mourning: A Developmental Imperative” One-Session Program (2 Contact Hours), Presenter: Molly Ludlam, MA, Date: Friday, March 31, 2017, Time: 8:00-10:00pm Location: Mt. Sinai, Goldwurm Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 98th St., NYC

This paper explores the impact of depression on adult couple relationships and proposes that a couple’s relationship, itself, might, sometimes, be considered “depressed.” Couple relationships are most vulnerable to break down during pregnancy and their children’s infancy. At this time the couple must manage several demanding developmental tasks, both as individuals and as a couple. The phenomenon of postnatal/ perinatal depression in new parents is well recognized. The concept of couples being “perinatally depressed” offers other ways of understanding the complexity of couples’ developmental tasks. The long-term trans-generational consequences of emotional learning by both parents and children at this time crucially influence the making of future couple (more…)

On the Subject and Transference with Paola Mieli at Après-Coup

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Please note that because of General National Strike Day the seminar has been postponed. It will take place on February 24th instead of February 17th.

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents

On the Subject and Transference
Paola Mieli
Friday, February 24, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The School of Visual Arts
136 West 21st Street, Room 408, New York, NY

Based on selected readings of Freud’s and Lacan’s texts, this seminar addresses the specificity of clinical analysis and its aim, reflecting on savoir-faire in the transference and the ends of the cure. (more…)

The Impact of Divorce on Children (and Parents) at Different Developmental Phases with Stephanie Brandt, M.D. at NYPSI

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

NYPSI: DIALOGUES ON… SERIES The Impact of Divorce on Children (and Parents) at Different Developmental Phases with Stephanie Brandt, M.D.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division continues the “Dialogues on…” Series with leading child development experts: The Impact of Divorce on Children (and Parents) at Different Developmental Phases

Stephanie Brandt, M.D. March 8, 2017, 8:00 – 9:30 pm
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC, Register Today (more…)

The Fundamental Epistemological Situation with Howard B. Levine at CFS

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The Fundamental Epistemological Situation: Psychic Reality and the Limitations of Classical Theory”
Presenter: Howard B. Levine, MD, Friday, March 10, 2017 8:00-10:00pm

While many of Freud’s formulations were restricted by the epistemological assumptions of his times, his creative genius allowed him to anticipate post-modern views that are at the cutting edge of contemporary analytic thinking. This paper will attempt to examine the epistemological basis – what do we think we know and how do we think we come to know it? – for the shift in the aims of analysis from a predominant emphasis on uncovering mental contents to one that also includes the creation of mental contents and the strengthening of the instruments for thinking and the capacity for thought. A brief clinical example will illustrate some of the clinical implications of this shift. (more…)

The Goldwater Rule with Richard A. Friedman at NYPSI

Friday, February 10th, 2017


The Program Committee of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute presents a very special Scientific Program:
Washington DC, US Capitol Building dome

Dr. Richard A. Friedman on THE GOLDWATER RULE: Clinical Diagnosis Outside the Consulting Room

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8 pm
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium (more…)

When the Body Speaks Roundtable and Open House at IPTAR

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Sunday Salon at IPTAR: Institute for Psychoanalytic Training & Research
“When the Body Speaks….” The Body in the Psychoanalytic Encounter
When unconscious fantasies, dynamics, object relations are ‘spoken’ through the body –from movement and gesture, to psychosomatic illness, disordered eating, conversion symptoms, through countertransference and projective identification — how can the ‘talking cure’ relieve psychosomatic suffering and create new experiences of embodiment?

Join the conversation. Sunday March 19, 2017, Roundtable 2:00-4:00, Open House 4:00-5:00
IPTAR: 1651 Third Ave. #205 (92nd and Third Ave.)
Naama Kushner Barash, PhD (IPTAR Fellow and Faculty) Sharone Bergner, PhD (IPTAR Member and Faculty)
Carol Munter, MA, LP (IPTAR Member and Faculty) Moderator: Judith Hanlon, PhD (IPTAR Fellow and Faculty)

IPTAR Psychoanalytic Training Programs Open House


Meet & Greet Reception
Speak with directors, faculty, and candidates from our various programs
Collect clinical hours needed for licensure and begin building your private practice
Respecialization Program for professionals from other fields
NYS license eligible program in psychoanalysis (LP)
SEVIS Program for international candidates
All mental health professionals welcome

Learn more about our contemporary and innovative training programs, as well as our vibrant and diverse scholarly community
Please RSVP – space is limited!

CE Credits: 2
Teaching Method: Clinical presentation and discussion
Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be introduced to some current psychoanalytic discussions about the body in the clinical setting.

2. Participants will learn to identify some of the ways that unconscious material (fantasies, dynamics, object relations) can be ‘spoken’ through the body (psychosomatic illness, disordered eating, conversion symptoms).

3. Participants will learn to understand and begin to work with these aspects of the treatment situation – the way in which the ‘talking cure’ must work to create new experiences of embodiment.

Social Workers: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Inc. (IPTAR) 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 #0226. (2) CE credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program and have completed the on-line evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements. CE Administrative Fee: $25.00

IFPE Statement on the Trump Administration’s Ban on Muslim Immigration

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

The President and the Board of Directors of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE) are deeply troubled by the recent executive order of the President of the United States regarding travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. We see these restrictions as anathema to our mission and educational purposes, both within the field of psychoanalysis and within the global society at large. At IFPE we foster an ethos that values openness, inclusivity and egalitarianism.

IFPE’s annual conferences support dialogue that furthers our understanding of the human condition – in the clinical setting, in the community, in the arts and in our own lives. Our conferences welcome presenters and (more…)

February APA Division 39 Insight

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  February APA Division 39 Insight.

Austen Riggs Center February 2017 News and Events

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

February 2017 News & Events
Upcoming Events

Special Screening
An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story
February 4, 6:00 p.m.

The Erikson Institute is co-sponsoring a special advanced screening of the film An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story. The film portrays Niebuhr as the most celebrated theologian of the twentieth century and features interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Andrew Young, David Brooks, Cornell West, Susannah Heschel, and more. Following the film, there will be a (more…)

The Dream Cycles of the Analytic Couple with Steven Ellman at IPTAR

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

IPTAR and The New School Psychotherapy Program, Present the Norbert Freedman Memorial Lecture, Honoring a Major Contributor to Psychoanalytic Technique

Steven Ellman, PhD, The Dream Cycles of the Analytic Couple, Introduction by Sheldon Bach, PhD
Sunday April 2, 2017 – 10:00am – 12:30pm, CE: Approved for 2 Credits

IPTAR is proud to honor preeminent Freudian scholar and theoretician Dr. Steven Ellman for his contributions to psychoanalytic theory and technique. Dr. Ellman has inspired countless students and supervisees at IPTAR, as Professor and Director of the City University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, and at other institutes for over 30 years. Many of our most respected colleagues were once his students and use him as their model to this day. (more…)

Claustro-Agoraphobic Dilemma and Impasses in Treatment with Susan Finkelstein and Heinz Weiis at CFS

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Claustro-Agoraphobic Dilemma and Impasses in Treatment
A Psychoanalytic “Dialogue” about Claustro Agoraphobia (PART 1)

One-Session Program (2.5 Contact Hours)
Presenters: Susan Finkelstein, LCSW (NYC) and Heinz Weiss, MD (Germany)
Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 7:30-10:00pm
Location: Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Hatch Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 100th St, NYC

This “dialogue” addresses the Kleinian theory of primitive object relations as defined by Henri Rey, Herbert Rosenfeld and John Steiner’s ideas about Melanie Klein’s “holes in the mind.” The concepts of marsupial space, psychotic islands, and psychic retreats are “places” inside the mind and body that narcissistic, schizoid, psychosomatic and borderline patients psychically hide in order to avoid the pain of the separateness and (more…)

Women Artists: Their Bodies, Their Selves with Janice Lieberman and Danielle Knafo at IPTAR

Monday, January 30th, 2017

IPTAR’s Arts and Society Committee invites you to: WOMEN ARTISTS: THEIR BODIES, THEIR SELVES, February 12, 2017, 4:00-7:00, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, 1651 Third Avenue, Suite 205

Dr. Janice Lieberman will present the works of a number of women artists who have worked to fight victimization and to use their own aggression in creative and constructive ways. Among those who have depicted violence against women or themselves are Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Kahlo, Nan Goldin, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker and others. The tendency over the centuries to mask such violence in myth and beauty has evolved into the making of more realistic and raw depictions.

Dr. Danielle Knafo will examine the lives and works of ten pioneering female artists over the last century whose self-representational art challenged the cultural presuppositions and gender stereotypes of their time, while opening up (more…)

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

Friday, January 27th, 2017

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 (more…)

Laurie Wilson on Louise Nevelson at NYPSI

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The Friends of the Brill Library invite you to attend Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow
An Evening with Laurie Wilson February 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, NYC

General Admission: $10
Register Here

The Friends of the Brill Library invite you to an evening with Laurie Wilson, who will be presenting her recently published biography, Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow (Thames & Hudson, 2016).

“Reads like at thriller with the hero, art, as savior . . . . This compelling biography examines Nevelson’s inner life, and portrays her as an artist, woman, and complex (more…)

Creating a Framework for Psychoanalysis with Brian Kloppenberg at MITPP

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and The Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

Invite you to a Scientific Meeting: Friday, February 3, 2017 – 7:30 PM

Developing a capacity to engage a patient analytically requires that the therapist work along with the clients over time to set up a very specific framework that can survive various intense interactions over the long term. This lecture will focus on two crucial elements of the classical analytic framework, the leased hour and daily sessions, to demonstrate how they make possible more dynamic clinical processes. These elements often come across as strange (more…)

Patients’ Secrets, Analysts’ Secrets: Some reflections on their interaction with Theodore J. Jacobs at AIP

Monday, January 23rd, 2017


329 East 62nd Street — New York, NY 10065 — (212) 838-8044 —

Patients’ Secrets, Analysts’ Secrets: Some reflections on their interaction with Theodore J. Jacobs, MD
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm- 10:00 p.m.
General Admission is FREE! 2 CONTACT HOURS
Cost: $20.00 (applies only to participants wanting to receive their CE certificates)
Location: American Institute of Psychoanalysis, 329 East 62nd Street, Rm: Auditorium (more…)