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.

Academic Research/Referential Process Seminar

Continuation of the Referential Process Seminar: Introduction of the New Treatment Data Base Including Multi-level Process and Outcome Measures

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenters: Wilma Bucci, You Zhou, Sean Murphy

This seminar will continue the examination of the therapy process from multiple perspectives including the participating clinician, other clinicians looking at videos and reading transcripts, and researchers applying computerized measures. Wilma Bucci will briefly outline the theory of the referential process as a common factor in psychotherapy, and review the computerized measures of the phases of the process. You Zhou will describe the data base including these measures applied to 605 sessions from 20 therapies, and representing several different therapeutic approaches. Sean Murphy will discuss the value of the data base as providing a set of norms for the measures, and its potential use in research design, and will demonstrate its application to a specific clinical question. Following this introductory meeting, subsequent meetings of the seminar will use the approach outlined here to focus on a single case; procedures for subsequent meetings will be discussed. The overall goal of the seminar is to develop interactive procedures through which clinicians and researchers can each benefit from the insights of the other.

No CME/CE credits offered.

No charge. 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


Special Event

Making us Great Again? A Psychoanalytic Discussion of Populism

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenters: Leon Hoffman, M.D. and Coline Covington, Ph.D., B.P.C.

The presenters will discuss the political dynamics of populism from a psychoanalytic perspective. They will stress the group’s sense of vulnerability and fear and the powerful role the populist leader plays for the group within this psychological state. A charismatic leader is chosen who promises to make the group powerful, perverting the truth by promoting “alt-facts” which fit into the fantasy life of the leader and group. Two approaches are discussed: (1) understanding how vulnerable groups attempt to deal with traumatic experiences by utilizing maladaptive defense mechanisms, such as denial and projection, in order to protect themselves from unbearable negative emotions and (2) understanding that when a large group’s survival and identity are under threat, individual mindfulness is dissolved in the service of defending against the experience of loss and trying to restore a sense of potency within the group.

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

Attachment, Trauma and Adoption: Clinical techniques to enhance reflective functioning

Thursday, October 26, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Miriam Steele, Ph.D.

This seminar will present a dialogue between developmental research and clinical intervention which in recent years has been elucidated in adult treatment but has received less attention in child clinical work. The focus of this talk will be to present a psychodynamically-oriented treatment case of an 9 year old girl who suffered trauma as young child, with multiple moves in foster care until she was adopted at age 7. Paying close attention to specific aspects of a psychotherapeutic intervention can point to the way that developmental research can complement clinical understanding and alert us to some possible sources for promoting therapeutic action.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

No charge. 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


The Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis

The Human Association Cortex in the Context of Evolution: A discussion of Buckner & Krienen (2013)

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 AM

This will be an open discussion, facilitated by Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P.

In this meeting, we will discuss a paper by Buckner and Krienen (2013) on the development of the association cortex through evolution. As the association cortex has expanded, a number of mental capacities have evolved in tandem, including the capacity to inhibit instinctual responses; working memory; affect and behavior regulation; symbolization; fantasy and imagination; theory of mind; and more. These capacities have become more complex, interacting with the primary sensory and motor cortex, and the emotional and instinctual subcortical circuits, that all mammals share. Participants should read the paper before the meeting (see reference below and website link to paper further below.)

Dr. Zellner will give an overview of the main points of the paper. Discussion will follow, linking the concepts from the article to clinical phenomena and to important questions in metapsychology.

Buckner, R. L., & Krienen, F. M. (2013). The evolution of distributed association networks in the human brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(12), 648–665.

No charge. All are welcome. Registration is appreciated but not required; first come, first seated.

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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

Personality Disorders from a Neuroscience Perspective

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Redefining Unconscious Fantasy: Its Role in a Model of the Mind and a Possible Solution to the Problem of Theoretical Pluralism

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Anne Erreich, Ph.D.
Discussant: Elizabeth Auchincloss, M.D.

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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