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The Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program at NYPSI

Monday, May 15th, 2017


The Psychoanalytic Fellowship is a one-year program at the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute designed to introduce participants to modern psychoanalytic theory and practice. Fellows attend two monthly seminars. In one seminar, invited analysts from our faculty present analytic case material and join the class discussion of the case. In the other seminar, discussion and readings are used to teach psychoanalytic principles that inform current expertise in psychoanalysis as a form of therapy, psychoanalysis as a model of how the mind works, and psychoanalysis as a method of investigating clinical data. (more…)

40th Annual International Psychohistorical Association Conference Program

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Click Here to Read: 40th Annual International Psychohistorical Association Conference Program on the website.

Attachment and Autonomy: How Parents Can Help Their Adoptive Children Thrive with Anna Balas, M.D. atNYPSI

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Attachment and Autonomy: How Parents Can Help Their Adoptive Children Thrive with Anna Balas, M.D.

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division continues the “Dialogues on…” Series with leading child development experts:

Attachment and Autonomy: How Parents Can Help Their Adoptive Children Thrive with Anna Balas, M.D., June 14, 2017, 8:00 – 9:30 pm, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute 247 East 82nd Street, NYC, Register Today

Sometimes parents feel challenged as they need to shift gears with their children from favoring strong bonds of attachment at a younger age, to allowing them the emergence of a separate identity and sense of autonomy in adolescence. We will explore these themes with parents with adopted children where these themes are often lived out more intensely. We will discuss how to help such families thrive. (more…)

Two Clinical Presentations and A Discussion of Psychoanalysis in Mexico at IPTAR

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Two Clinical Presentations and A Discussion of Psychoanalysis in Mexico
Thursday, May 18, 2017. 8:30PM – 10:00PM. IPTAR Conference Room, 1651 Third Ave.; NY, NY; 10128

Dr. Norma Leon-Roble”: Trauma and Resilience: Vicissitudes of dissociation in the aftermath of rape; Resolution through Psychoanalytic Treatment

A discussion of the 5 year psychoanalytic treatment of an adolescent girl who was kidnapped and raped, suffering PTSD and dissociative disorder. The trauma of the rape and its aftermath was followed during the treatment and eventual evolution of the patient’s sexual development towards a synthesis and normal sexual life.

AND Dr. Manuel Lopez-Gomez Towards a Second Individuation Process in Treatment

The 4 1/2 year psychoanalytic treatment of a 25 year old man whose symptoms were understood in terms of two intersecting sets of dynamics. One related to issues of separation-individuation and a fear of regressive fusion with the engulfing mother. The other dynamic was related to Oedipal anxieties around punitive male figures.. (more…)

Division 39 InSight May 2017

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

President’s Message:  Dennis Debiak

The Times, They Are A-Changin’ How About Us? is the question posed to the Division of Psychoanalysis by the Steering Committee of last week’s 37th Annual Spring Meeting in NYC. My sense of the answer to this question is a resounding, “yes.” People had very different experiences at this year’s meeting, as is always the case, but a large and diverse group of people shared with me that the Division is changing is important ways. Clearly, we are talking more about identities and the ways these dimensions of who we are impact our clinical work, our worldview and our lives.

The co-chairs of the excellent 2017 Spring Meeting were Maria Lechich and Barry Cohen. The committee members were Eugenio Duarte, Jonathan Eger, Tom Johnson, Alan Kintzer, Steven Kuchuck, Emily Kuriloff, Kevin Meehan, Liat Tsuman and Cleonie White. The Keynote Speakers, Allan Schore and Cleonie White presented compelling and moving addresses that focused on neuropsychoanalysis and race, respectively. I was brought to tears by the music, visual art and literature that Dr. White used in her fascinating and comprehensive discussion of skin color and oppression. (more…)

Fostering Children’s Resilience in the Face of Racial Hatred and Prejudice with Marsha Levy-Warren at CFS

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Fostering Children’s Resilience in the Face of Racial Hatred and Prejudice: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspective
One-Session Program (2 Contact Hours), Presenter: Marsha Levy-Warren, PhD, Discussant:Kirkland Vaughans, PhD Date:Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Time:8:00-10:00pm
Location: Mt. Sinai, Hatch Auditorium, Madison Ave @ 100th St, NYC

The topic of this presentation – the impact of growing up feeling hated – has become even more salient and painful in a political and social climate in which there are increased outlets for voices of bigotry and prejudice. What are we to tell children who are observably “of color?” How do we explain to them that there are people who will react to them on the basis of the most superficial of characteristics – e.g., skin tone, hair, body type or shape, manner of dress, and name. How do we do this in a manner that is attuned to their developmental level of understanding? How do we inculcate a sense of pride, security, and trust in children when there is so much in the world around them that conveys reasons to be frightened, wary, and self-doubting?

Dr. Levy-Warren introduces the concept of the “not REALLY me/me”, the aspects of ourselves that others might see and to which they might react but which are superficial aspects of ourselves not fundamental to who we are. She describes how to help children identify a “not REALLY me/me” while deepening and strengthening their core sense of identity as a buffer to experiences of prejudice and hatred. (more…)

Roundtable and then Presentation by Marsha Levy-Warren at WCSPP

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy CHILD & ADOLESCENT THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAM, OPEN HOUSE
Friday, May 12, 2017, 6:15 – 8:00 p.m.

“The Chicken and the Egg: Why Child and Adolescent Training Matters in Working With Both Kids and Adults”
{Immediately preceding the Scientific Meeting 2 CE (see below)}

A roundtable discussion with members of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program faculty and candidates, led by Jane Bloomgarden, Ph.D.
Light dinner will be served.

Community Unitarian Church, 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 RSVP to or call (914) 997-7500.
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Scientific Meeting, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. “Growing Up With Hatred: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspective”

Marsha Levy-Warren, Ph.D. (more…)

Remembering Jaak Panksepp at NYPSI

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Saturday at the Arnold Pfeffer, Center for Neuropsychoanalysis, of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
287 East 82nd Street, New York City, May 6, 2017, 10 a.m. – noon

Remembering Jaak Panksepp
– an Open Discussion on Affective Neuroscience and Neuropsychoanalysis
We have been very sad at the passing of our dear Jaak Panksepp last month. At the next meeting of the Pfeffer Center, we will hold an open discussion to share reflections on how affective neuroscience impacted our thinking and/or clinical work, as well as personal remembrances of Jaak.

Many of us experienced first-hand his tremendous intellectual generosity, always being receptive to queries from all perspectives, and his supportive responses to students and young researchers and clinicians. We also have integrated many of the central concepts of his work into the emerging foundations of neuropsychoanalysis. (more…)

Listening for the Echoes of Children and Parents in Adult Treatment with Jack and Kerry Kelly Novick at AIP

Friday, April 28th, 2017

You can register for this lecture by visiting our website: and clicking on the Events link.
329 East 62nd Street — New York, NY 10065 — (212) 838-8044
Email: Website:
Listening for the Echoes of Children and Parents in Adult Treatment

Jack Novick, Ph.D. and Kerry Kelly Novick, Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017 & Time: 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm
General Admission is FREE!, Cost: $20.00 (applies only to licensed social workers wanting to receive their CE certificates) To register please go to our website: Contact Hours: 2

Location: American Institute of Psychoanalysis, 329 East 62nd Street, Rm: Auditorium

In this presentation, Jack and Kerry Novick will share some ideas about broadening and enriching our analytic repertoire. How many channels do we have open when we are listening to adult patients? What can we bring to bear to encompass the complexity of adult personality, character, history and functioning? They suggest that there are aspects of developmental knowledge, experience, and child/adolescent technique that bring depth to work with adults and may at times illuminate obscure aspects of functioning or offer ways out of impasses. They describe these in the context of the therapeutic relationship in its many dimensions and in terms of the various ways that adults internalize and use parenting functions. (more…)

Open House “From the Chair to the Couch” with the NYPSI candidates

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute invites you to an open house with the NYPSI candidates:”From the Chair to the Couch”

Please join the candidates of NYPSI for an informal gathering at the Institute to learn about candidates’ experiences and ask all the questions you have regarding the intricacies of training: classes, supervision, personal analyses, building/expanding a private practice, Institute culture, and how to juggle training and “life”. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, May 10th, 8:15 pm, The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium, 247 East 82nd Street, NYC

Please RSVP to Amber Nemeth ( (more…)

Sunday Salon at IPTAR: “Through the Looking Glass….” Dreams and dream-states in the Psychoanalytic Encounter

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Sunday Salon at IPTAR: “Through the Looking Glass….” Dreams and dream-states in the Psychoanalytic Encounter
Join the conversation.

Sunday April 30, 2017, Roundtable 3:00-5:00 all are invited Open House reception to follow 5:00-6:00. IPTAR: 1651 Third Ave. #205 (92nd and Third Ave.)

Mary Libbey, PhD, (IPTAR Fellow and Faculty) Bruce Reis, PhD, (IPTAR Member and Faculty) Tuba Tokgoz, PhD, (IPTAR Member and Faculty)
Moderator: Michael Moskowitz, PhD. (IPTAR Fellow and Faculty)

IPTAR Psychoanalytic Training Programs Open House (more…)

Revisiting History, Concepts, and the Clinical Situation in Classical Psychoanalysis with Barbara Stimmel at CFS

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Revisiting History, Concepts, and the Clinical Situation in Classical Psychoanalysis
Eight-Session Program (12 Contact Hours), Presenter: Barbara Stimmel, PhD, Dates: 8 Tuesdays, September 5 – October 24, 2017, Time:6:30-8:00pm Location: 1185 Park Avenue (bet. 93 & 94th St) NYC

The curriculum of a psychoanalytic institute, any institute, must focus on multiple aspects of our very complex and challenging profession so that it is impossible to study many important contexts of psychoanalysis in-depth. This series aims to further and deepen the study of the Freudian project.

This program of study will do three things in an interrelated way: First, we will look at Freud as a man of his time and its science, and his culture as his and his colleague’s paradigm-shifting thought and work invaded the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Second, participants will read several key, early papers closely to see how they reflect the challenges psychoanalysis confronted from without, and within. Third, we will apply the technique of micro-processing to current clinical material with an emphasis on some tried and true technical concepts, primarily free association within the transference, as well as patient/analyst (more…)

The Challenge of Containment: A Psychoanalytic-Systemic Perspective Workshop with Avi Nutkevitch at IPTAR

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

IPTAR: The LJGould Center for Systems-Psychoanalytic Studies
The Challenge of Containment: A Psychoanalytic-Systemic perspective., Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Workshop with Avi Nutkevitch, PhD.
10:30AM to 2:30PM, IPTAR Conference Room – 1651 3rd Avenue, Suite 205.NYC 10128). CE Credits Available — LCSW and LP
Workshop Description:

Bion states that containment “is perhaps the most important mechanism employed by the practicing psychoanalyst.” I believe that the challenge of containment is highly important not only for the psychoanalyst, but in any role, such as a manager, a consultant, the chair of a committee, a teacher and obviously for a parent. Moreover, the notion of containment is relevant not only with regard to an individual in his/her role but for organizational entities such as managements and (more…)

From Betty Joseph to Michael Eigen: The Dialectics of Change within Psychoanalysis” Aner Govrin at NPAP

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS Presents “From Betty Joseph to Michael Eigen: The Dialectics of Change within Psychoanalysis” Aner Govrin, PhD, Israeli Philosopher and Psychoanalyst

TUESDAY: MAY 2, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, NPAP, 40 WEST 13 STREET, # 216, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues), Handicap accessible facility

Throughout its history, psychoanalysis has successfully embraced an amalgam of what he has defined and termed fascinated and troubled communities. A fascinated community is a group that embraces a psychoanalytic theory (such as Bion’s, Klein’s, Winnicott’s) as one embraces truth. A troubled community is one that is not satisfied with the state of psychoanalytic knowledge and seeks to generate a fundamental change that does not square with existing traditions (such as new psychoanalytic schools, scientifically troubled communities and the relational approach).
In this lecture Govrin will discuss change by troubled analysts within fascinated communities. Over time, all psychoanalytic communities undergo change. But what (more…)

Upcoming Programs at the Center for Jewish History

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Upcoming Programs  at the CENTER

Monday, May 8, 6:30 pm: “My Unconscious Speaks Yiddish”: Psychoanalysis and Jewish Languages

Join us for a talk by NEH Senior Scholar Naomi Seidman exploring the role played by Yiddish and other Jewish languages in Freud’s writing, from the Yiddish of his parents “behind” his Viennese German to the translations and adaptations of his work in Eastern Europe. In the years since Jacques Lacan first called for “a return to Freud,” a vast literature has arisen around the question of the translation of Freud’s German into English and of the Nazi-era diaspora of psychoanalysts from Central Europe to England and the United States. But Freud’s writing was in some sense already the product of translation and diaspora, from the Yiddish of his parents to his own Viennese German and from Eastern to Central Europe. This is not only a matter of the prehistory of psychoanalysis: Eastern Europe developed its own form of psychoanalysis, and psychoanalysts fled to Jerusalem as well as New York and London. In these contexts, Freud’s work circulated in Hebrew and Yiddish among other languages. In this talk, we will explore the Eastern European dimension of psychoanalysis, discussing the Jewish languages “behind” Freud’s German and in the translational “afterlife” of his writings.

Naomi Seidman is the Koret Professor of Jewish Culture at the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate (more…)

The New Mirror: The Influence of Technology on the Psychological Theory and Clinical Practice at IPTAR

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

IPTAR PRESENTS: THE NEW MIRROR: The Influence of Technology on the Psychological Theory and Clinical Practice

“Because the essence of technology is nothing technological, essential reflection upon technology and decisive confrontation with it must happen in a realm that is, on the one hand, akin to the essence of technology and, on the other hand, fundamentally different from it.”
— Martin Heidegger, “Question Concerning Technology”
Saturday, June 3, 9:30 am-5pm, Sunday, June 4, 9:30 am-noon

Jama Adams, PhD, Alison Brown, PhD, Alex Kriss, PhD,, Janice Lieberman, PhD, Ellen Luborsky, PhD, Michael Mance, PhD, Jared Russell, PhD, Isaac Tylim, PsyD

Learning Objectives

1. To explore the essence of technology and how it affects human relatedness. (more…)

Treating the “Whole Person” with M. Gerard Fromm at IPTAR

Monday, April 17th, 2017

IPTAR: L.J.Gould Center for Systems-Psychoanalytic Studies: Monthly Case Conference Series
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 11:30AM-1:00PM, LOCATION: IPTAR Conference Room, 1651 Third Ave–Suite 205, bet E92nd & 93rd Streets
(Subways 4/5 to 86th St. or 6 to 96th st) CE Credits Available — LCSW and LP

M. Gerard Fromm, Ph.D.. Senior Consultant, Erikson Institute for Education and Research, Austen Riggs Center
Past President, International Study Psychoanalytic Organizations, Partner, College Health and Counseling Service Consulting

Treating the “Whole Person”:
What Happens when a College Attempts to Integrate its Health and Counseling Services?

Hillary Clinton’s mental health platform included the following: Integrate the nation’s mental and physical health care systems so that health care delivery focuses on the “whole person.” This presentation explores the organizational challenges colleges face in this integrative effort. (more…)

CSPP Psychology Workshop – The Work of Sheldon Bach

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University Hong Kong PsyD program are honored to present the second in our seminar series. These seminars are free of charge and open to the public. We hope you will be able to attend this 2-hour lecture at: 18 April, 2017, Tuesday at 6:30 PM. CP303, UG 3/F, ChinaChem Golden Plaza, 77 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Distinguished guest lecturer Dr. Elizabeth Kandall will share with us: The Work of Sheldon Bach

Dr. Kandall has studied with Sheldon Bach since 2011. She will introduce us to his work, particularly his holistic concept of the Chimeras – (paper attached, please review it before her lecture).

SHELDON BACH, Ph.D., has devoted his career to understanding what patients are trying to accomplish through their symptoms and providing an environment that allow patients to get involved in a process they can trust and own. He is part of Freudian tradition in that he appreciates the formative influence of early life and the unconscious, but he is unconstrained by the conventional concepts of interpretation and resistance. He has a confidence in what can happen when conditions and approaches are right enough to make therapeutic work possible. His work is deeply influenced by Winnicott and Kohut. Over his more than 60 years of practice, Shelly has developed a deep trust of what can happen when a treatment finds a way to reach a patient through being available to their communication and looking for what, if anything feels real. (more…)

Sex, text, ur-text: Freud’s Dora and the erotics of knowing with Adele Tutter at NYPSI

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

NYPSI: WORKS IN PROGRESS SEMINAR: Sex, text, ur-text: Freud’s Dora and the erotics of knowing with Adele Tutter, M.D., Ph.D.

Sex, text, ur-text: Freud’s Dora and the erotics of knowing with Adele Tutter, M.D., Ph.D. , Wed., May 3, 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: Sex, text, ur-text: Freud’s Dora and the erotics of knowing
This presentation draws on the first of a series of three essays on the erotics of knowing. The textual preoccupations of Freud’s case history of Dora encourage the illuminating exploration of its intertexual relationship with a referenced literary source (Arthur Schnitzler’s Paracelsus), as well as with an occult ur-text (Émile Zola’s Une page d’amour). These two texts anticipate, and, I propose, suggest two of Dora’s interrelated subtextual themes: the erotics of knowing and the problematics of reality. These subtexts are condensed within the leitmotif of textual suggestion: a symbolic (more…)

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

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents: On the Subject and Transference Paola Mieli
Friday, April 21st, 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.

Readings for April 21st: J. Lacan, Logical Time and The Assertion of Anticipated Certainty (Ecrits, 1966); J. Lacan, On Symbol and its Religious Function (1954); J. Lacan, Encore, chapter IV (1973). (more…)