Blos Memorial Lectures


Established 2005
 
The Blos Memorial Lecture is sponsored by The Peter Blos Center for Adolescence, which was founded in 2005 and is affiliated with New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. The Center was created to honor the legacy of distinguished adolescent psychoanalyst and NYPSI member Dr. Peter J. Blos. The Center’s mission is to provide psychoanalytically-oriented mental health resources in the form of consultation supervision and clinical services to schools and other organizations serving socioeconomically under-served young people in New York City. The Center’s institutional partners have included Friends of the Children, George Jackson Academy, and Hunter High School. 

Dr. Peter Blos (1904-1997) was one of the central figures in child and adolescent psychoanalysis. Born in Germany, Dr. Blos, after obtaining a Ph.D. in biology in Vienna, turned to psychoanalytic training alongside Anna Freud in the now legendary Experimental School, of which he ultimately became the director. Dr. Blos fled Vienna to escape the rise of Nazism, emigrating to the United States in 1934. His landmark text On Adolescence was first published in 1962. He was a long-time member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.

Peter Blos Prize
2011
William H. Braun was awarded the Peter Blos Prize in recognition of his contributions to New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's child and adolescent psychoanalytic program, especially in building psychoanalytic outreach partnerships between NYPSI and the New York City community. 

2007
Cathryn Cunningham was awarded the first Peter Blos Prize in recognition for her work with Friends of the Children.

October 10, 2017

Rex McGehee, M.D.

November 8, 2011
2nd Blos Lecture: “The 9/11 Hijackers—Who They Were, Why They Did It. Can Psychoanalysis Help Us Understand What Turns A Teenager Into a Terrorist”
Terry McDermott

April 10, 2007
1st Blos Lecture: “Adolescence and Violet Trauma: Psychoanalytically-Informed Response and Treatment”
Steven Marans, Ph.D.

guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •