Past Events & Lectures


Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library

Meet the Author: Laurie Wilson

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:30 PM

Participant: Laurie Wilson

The Friends of the Brill Library invite you to an evening with Laurie Wilson, who will be presenting her recently published biography, Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow (Thames & Hudson, 2016).

Praise for Laurie Wilson’s biography of Louise Nevelson:

“Reads like at thriller with the hero, art, as savior . . . . This compelling biography examines Nevelson’s inner life, and portrays her as an artist, woman, and complex human being. It is fascinating to read how she cultivated her image and rose to prominence in what was the macho art world of her time with her evolved and original works. Wilson’s refreshing account also includes Nevelson’s inspirational friends—many of them women—from the movers and shakers of her era. “

--Jane McAdam Freud, Sculptor

No CME or CE credits offered

$10 - General Admission

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


Special Event

THE GOLDWATER RULE: Clinical Diagnosis Outside the Consulting Room

Thursday, February 16, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Richard A. Friedman

Please join us for what promises to be a truly exceptional evening when Dr. Richard A. Friedman, who has written extensively on the Goldwater Rule, will informally discuss with the audience the potential consequences of hypothetical diagnoses of political figures.

No CME or CE credits offered

$25 - General Admission
$20 - NYPSI members
$15 - All Students with valid ID

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 - It's Not All Fantasy

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

$15 - General Admission
$10 - Student Admission (non NYPSI)

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


“Works in Progress” Seminar Series

The Usage of Psychoanalytic Concepts to Inform Direct Intervention with an Avoidant Infant and her Parents

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Christine Anzieu, M.D., Ph.D.

How can some classical Freudian concepts such as defense, transference, infantile sexuality, the role of body ego and super ego in the first year of life be applied to help the analyst working with parent-infant dyads?

The case of a newborn that could not look at her mother, who didn’t feel empathy towards this child conceived from an egg donor, was understood using Winnicott’s notion of early superego and the lack of libidinal pleasure. The notion of defenses towards primitive anxiety and the role of the unconscious maternal functioning were helpful in helping the baby as well as the parents to regulate their interactions.

No CME or CE credits offered

FREE. All are welcome.

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

Clinical case discussion with distinguished visiting analyst David Bell

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
8:15 PM

Presenter: David Bell, M.D.
Discussants: Francis Baudry, M.D. and Nasir Ilahi

Dr. David Bell will discuss session material from his particular perspective as a leading Contemporary Kleinian analyst. Dr. Francis Baudry will moderate the event and Mr. Nasir Ilahi will provide some overall comments on the clinical discussion. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

No CME or CE credits offered

$15 - General Admission
$10 - Student Admission (non NYPSI)

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 •