Events & Lectures


NYPSI offers a robust calendar of Events & Lectures which reflects our position as a leading psychoanalytic research and training Institute as well as a vibrant member of New York City’s cultural and historical community.

All programs are open to the public and represent a wonderful opportunity for psychoanalytic professionals, and those with an interest in the field, to share in learning and discussion.

NYPSI is recognized by Time Out New York as hosting one of the twenty best lecture series in the city.

“Works in Progress” Seminar Series

Borderline Personality Disorder and Impaired Emotional Interoception

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
8:00 PM

Presenter: Antonia S. New, M.D.

Dr. New will review the evidence that borderline personality disorder is substantially heritable. She will make an argument that emotional interoception is the core in this illness and relate this to the nature of effective psychotherapies for this disorder.

No CME or CE credits offered

FREE. All are welcome.

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New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Thursday, December 8, 2016
8:00 PM

Presenter: Gabrielle Silver, M.D.
Discussant: Karen Gilmore, M.D.

"Watch Me!" Understanding and the loss of understanding in a supervised child analytic case

In this seminar, Gabrielle Silver will present case material from the analysis of a young school age child. During the early stages of treatment the child's need to be watched and understood evolved revealing deficits in her experience of reflective functioning, self object differentiation, and reality fantasy exploration. During treatment a breakdown in the patient-analyst rapport occurred. Through the supervisor-supervisee work, this connection was explored and restored. Further exploration of transference and the watched state will be discussed by Dr. Gilmore.

2 CME/ CE credits offered

FREE. Members and candidates of Columbia, IPE and NYPSI are welcome. Child candidates are expected to attend.

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New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


Scientific Program Meeting

Countertransference to Patients Facing Death, Reflections on Death Anxiety

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
8:00 PM

Presenter: Norman Straker, MD
Discussant: Anna Burton, MD

This presentation will address the longstanding neglect of “death anxiety” by psychoanalysts. As a profession we have denied the importance of helping our patients with the existential crisis of facing death and have had a tendency to discourage our patients from speaking about their fears of death and dying. As a counterpoint, our society has very recently and actively moved to pass legislation for “assisted death” to respond to those who want to exercise control over their anxieties about facing death. Our theory and practice needs to be more connected to the needs of our patients and to our medical colleagues, rather than being stuck in the theoretical past. I have had to evolve my thinking and leave the comfort of Freud’s view that “our unconscious believes in our own immortality.” This view defended me against my own countertransference anxiety about death and permitted me in the past to feel comfortable discouraging my patients from working through their fears of death and dying. I have found that a more direct existential approach backed up by empirical data has given me a sense of competence and comfort in facing the most challenging crisis in each of our lives. This approach lessens the patient’s death anxiety and promotes meaningful, psychological growth at the end of life.

2 CME/CE credits offered

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


"Dialogues on..." Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis

Helping Parents with Children who Experience Behavioral Difficulties

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
8:00 PM

Presenter: Leon Hoffman, M.D.

All behavior has meaning. Children with behavior problems do not have sufficient internal strength to tolerate the pain and anxiety of disturbing emotional states. Disruptive behavior masks unpleasant emotion. In this talk, we will talk about how to try to understand which emotions are being avoided and help caregivers understand why that emotion is being avoided in a maladaptive way.

No CME or CE credits offered

Free. All are welcome.

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New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library

Meet the Author: Arnold D. Richards with Ken Fuchsman

Thursday, December 15, 2016
8:00 PM

Presenter: Arnold Richards, M.D.
Discussants: Ken Fuchsman and Arthur Lynch, M.D.

This presentation will feature a discussion of Psychoanalysis: Critical Conversations: Selected Papers by Arnold Richards, Volume 1 (IP Books, 2015). The book is edited by Arthur Lynch.

The book covers a broad range of topics ranging from early history of our field, the contributions of Kohut, the hermeneutic science of Gill and Hoffman, interpersonal and relational theory, and finally a section on modern conflict theory. Some well known analysts have contributed or co-authored some chapters. We are fortunate to have the participation of Dr. Ken Fuchsman to lead off our discussion. Arthur Lynch will also participate.

No CME or CE credits offered

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


 

A SPECIAL "WORKS IN PROGRESS" SEMINAR

TBA

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
8:00 PM

with David Bell

No CME or CE credits offered

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


Scientific Program Meeting

Reality is Real

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Martin Silverman, MD
Discussant: Anna Balas, MD

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 in generating emotional problems. In this communication, extensive clinical material is provided to support the thesis that what patients report about past and present impingement upon them from the outside world is equally important and needs to be taken very seriously.

2 CME/CE credits offered

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


 

Scientific Program Meeting

Psychoanalytic Conversations on Diversity and Race: A Panel Discussion

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
8:00 PM

Moderator: Beverly Stoute, MD
Panelists: Anton Hart, PhD, Milton Hollar, MD and Kathy Pogue White, PhD

This will be an interactive presentation devoted to how we discuss our experiences of and resistances to thinking and talking about difference. How do we experience difference in the analytic dyad? How do we frame it? How ready are we to look inward? What are our resistances as individuals and as a field? How do we deal with a lack of openness to curiosity? What are the resistances to curiosity regarding difference? What is the reluctance to allowing curiosity to develop in analysis? Although the conversation about diversity and race has evolved in some quarters toward issues of "cultural competence" and knowledge, it is our position that a productive psychoanalytic frame would involve a persistent exploration of how we experience curiosity – or its inhibition – in approaching matters of race, difference, and otherness.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


 

Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Ann Stolen

2 CME/CE credits offered

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


A SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM MEETING

Oxford-Style Debate with Drs. Rachel Blass and Mark Solms

Friday, March 31, 2017
7:30 PM

Oxford-Style Debate with Rachel Blass, PhD and Mark Solms, PhD

The Motion:
"This house believes that neuroscience has nothing to contribute to the clinical practice of psychoanalysis."

In this Oxford-Style Debate, the audience will vote for or against the above motion before the presentations begin and then, again, afterward. Each speaker will present his/her case (about 20 mins each), respond to the other's case (about 10 mins each), and take questions from the floor (about 20 mins). The aim is to see who swayed the audience more in what will surely be an exciting and unpredictable debate.

Mark Solms will present first, Rachel Blass second, and Lois Oppenheim will moderate.

No CME/ CE credits offered.

This event is supported by a grant from the IPA CAPSA Fund.

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


Scientific Program Meeting

TBA

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Rachel Blass, PhD

Details to follow.

This event is supported by a grant from the IPA CAPSA Fund.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


 

Scientific Program Meeting

TBA

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 PM

Moderator: Wendy Olesker, PhD
Panelists: Avgi Saketopoulou, PsyD, Tey Meadow, JD, PhD, and Ken Corbett, PhD

Details to follow.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


Scientific Program Meeting

Is there an unconscious organization of the couple?

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenters: Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, MD and Peter Mezan, PhD
Discussants: Eric Weitzner, MD and Virginia Goldner, PhD

In this paper presentation, Drs. Abelin-Sas Rose and Mezan will discuss results of a collaborative study by two analysts working in two different modalities, individual and couple, with the same patients. Differences in the analysts’ perceptions of the patients, in the narratives presented by the patients, and in the transferences to the analysts and to the partner are considered. And the dynamics in the two settings, with the unconscious organization of the couple distinct from the unconscious organizations of the individuals, are discussed. The question of how, in the process of constituting the couple, the individual is transformed and acquires a new identity will constitute the primary focus of the presentation.

2 CME/CE credits offered

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


 

Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Sabina Preter, M.D., Ph.D.

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


 

Robert J. Kabcenell Memorial Lecture in Child Analysis

TBA

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Jill Miller, PhD

Details to follow.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


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