Kabcenell Memorial Lectures

Robert J. Kabcenell Memorial Lecture in Child Analysis

Established 1991
Dr. Robert Kabcenell (1931-1991) was a graduate of New York Psychoanalytic Institute and a long-standing member of NYPSI. As a training and supervising analyst, he was an extremely active member of NYPSI. He served as a Course Instructor, Society Secretary, member of the Board of Directors, and as a member or chair of several committees, including the Educational Committee, Admissions Committee, and the Child Analysis Committee.

Dr. Kabcenell received his undergraduate degree in German Literature, a master's degree in neuroanatomy, and an M.D., all from the University of Michigan. After a tour of duty in the Air Force he spent a year studying with Anna Freud at the Hampstead Clinic and then continued his psychiatric training as a resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  

Following his unfortunate and untimely death in 1991, his widow established the fund for a Memorial Lecture. Dr. Kabcenell is remembered as a wonderful teacher and both an inspiration and role model in the art of working therapeutically with young children. 

The current Chair of the Kabcenell Lecture Committee is Christian Maetzener, M.D.

June 13, 2017
18th Kabcenell Memorial Lecture: Developmental Psychoanalysis and the Promotion of Progressive Development: A Retrospective Discussion
Jill Miller, Ph.D.

December 9, 2014
17th Kabcenell Memorial Lecture. Therapeutic action and progress in analysis: A child struggles with death, life, and change
Charles E. Parks, Ph.D.

December 11, 2012
16th Kabcenell Memorial Lecture. A Bitter Harvest: The Centrality of the Oedipal Narrative in the Mind
E. Kirsten Dahl, Ph.D.

July 14, 2012
15th Kabcenell Memorial Lecture. Mum's The Word: Are we Becoming Silent on Masturbation?
Denia Barrett, M.S.W.

March 10, 2009
14th Kabcenell Memorial Lecture. Defenses Against Loneliness in Adolescence
Thomas F. Barrett, M.D.

March 13, 2007
13th Kabcenell Memorial Lecture. Where Do You Want the Killing Done? An Exploration of Hatred to Children
Donald Rosenblitt, .M.D.

February 8, 2005
12th Kabcenell Memorial Lecture. Helen Keller: A Psychoanalytic Enigma
Robert L. Tyson, M.D.

March 9, 2004
11th Kabcenell Memorial Lecture. Play in the Psychoanalytic Setting: Ego Capacity, Ego State and Vehicle for Inter-subjective Exchange
Karen Gilmore, M.D.

February 11, 2003
10th Annual Kabcenell Lecture. The Analysis of an Eleven Year Old Boy with the Sudden Onset of Severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Steven L. Ablon, M.D.

February 26, 2002
9th Annual Kabcenell Lecture. Little Orphan Anastasia, Part Four: Psychoanalysis and the Unexpected
Wayne Downey, M.D.

October 10, 2000
8th Annual Kabcenell Lecture. Psychic and Somatic Expressions of Pre-verbal Loss: Analysis of a Child Adopted at Thirteen Months Old
Peter Blos, Jr., M.D.

March 23, 1999
7th Annual Kabcenell Lecture. Obsessional Manifestations in Children
Judith Chused, M.D.

October 14, 1997
6th Annual Kabcenell Lecture. Narcissistic Defenses in the Analysis of a Young Girl
Judith A. Yanof, M.D.

June 11, 1996
5th Annual Kabcenell Lecture. Curious George: The Search for Identity
Samuel E. Rubin, M.D.

May 9, 1995
4th Annual Kabcenell Lecture. Observations on the Long Term Effects of Child Analysis: Implications for Technique
Samuel Ritvo, M.D.

March 22, 1994
3rd Annual Kabcenell Lecture. Natural History of a Traumatic Neurosis in a Seven Year Old Boy Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations
Jocelyn S. Malkin, M.D.

May 11, 1993
2nd Annual Kabcenell Lecture. Manifestations of Castration Anxiety in a Latency Boy
Jules Glenn, M.D.

June 9, 1992
1st Annual Kabcenell Lecture. A Childhood Gender Identity Disorder
John B. McDevitt, M.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 •