Upcoming Events & Lectures


Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

The Angry Child

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Ann G. Smolen, Ph.D.

This case presentation and open discussion will follow the analysis of a 4-year-old child who experienced medical trauma, exploring contemporary classical psychoanalytic framework for working with young children. Participating clinicians will gain practical insight into the impact of various types of childhood trauma on lifelong development. They will also learn specific psychoanalytic techniques for working with children who have experienced early trauma.

2 CME/CE credits offered.

FREE.

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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

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 or 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


Candidate Clinical Case Presentation and Discussion with Dr. Rachel Blass

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 AM

Presenter: Nicole Regent, M.D.
Discussant: Rachel Blass, Ph.D.

***For Candidates Only***

Dr. Regent will present analytic sessions of a treatment of a young man in the first 6 months of his analysis. A Kleinian perspective on how to listen, understand and interpret will be offered through close reading of the sessions.

No CME/CE credits offered.

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

NYPSI Boardroom (4th Floor)
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)


The Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis

The Scientific Standing of Psychoanalysis

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 AM

Presenter: Mark Solms, Ph.D.

This presentation will take stock of the current scientific standing of psychoanalysis, both in terms of its theoretical claims about the human mind and in terms of its clinical claims about the efficacy and mode of action of psychoanalytic treatments. The presentation will be aimed at informing and updating the general membership about these basic issues; it is not a specialist ‘research’ presentation.

2 CME/CE credits offered.

Free and open to the public. RSVP 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

Reflections on Klein's Radical Notion of Phantasy and its Implications for Analytic Practice

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Rachel Blass, Ph.D.

Analysts may incorporate many of Melanie Klein’s important contributions (e.g., on preoedipal dynamics, envy, and projective identification) without transforming their basic analytic approach. In this lecture I argue that adopting the Kleinian notion of unconscious phantasy is transformative. This notion of phantasy is grounded in Freud’s thinking and draws out something that is essential to his work. At the same it involves a radical change that defines Kleinian thinking and practice and significantly impacts the analyst’s basic clinical approach. This impact and its technical implications in the analytic situation will be illustrated and discussed.

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


“Works in Progress” Seminar Series

Who was R.D. Laing?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Peter Mezan, Ph.D.

During the countercultural revolution of the 1960s and 70s, R.D. Laing was the most famous psychiatrist in the world -- and arguably the most controversial psychoanalytic thinker since Freud. Regarded as the father of the antipsychiatry movement, Laing challenged the basis of conventional psychiatric treatment, particularly with regard to schizophrenics. His ideas enraged the psychiatric establishment but caught the imagination of the public at large. Laing’s books – The Divided Self, Sanity, Madness, and the Family, and The Politics of Experience – sold millions of copies and cemented his status as a culture hero. But by the time Laing died in 1989, his influence had all but vanished. Dr. Mezan will give a portrait of the man and his ideas, based on his encounters and friendship with Laing and the world surrounding him.

No CME/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


"Dialogues on..." Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis

Impact of Social Media on the Psychology of our Children and Teens

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Sarah Fox, M.D.

Dr. Fox will speak about the impact and influence of social media and smart phones on the development of our children and teens. How do smart phones and social media impact their communication skills and relationships? How do we handle and understand certain issues with psychological impact like cyber-bullying, sexting, multitasking and our inability to turn off our devices?

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


Scientific Program Meeting

Transgender Life: Social and Clinical Considerations

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 PM

Moderator: Wendy Olesker, Ph.D.
Panelists: Ken Corbett, Ph.D., Griffin Hansbury, M.A., L.M.S.W. and Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D.

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


“Works in Progress” Seminar Series

Sex, text, ur-text: Freud’s Dora and the erotics of knowing

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
8:00 PM

This presentation draws on the first of a series of three essays on the erotics of knowing. The textual preoccupations of Freud’s case history of Dora encourage the proposition of its intertexual relationships with a referenced literary source (Arthur Schnitzler’s Paracelsus) as well as an occult ur-text (Émile Zola’s Une page d’amour). These two texts anticipate, and, I propose, suggest two of Dora's interrelated subtextual themes: the erotics of knowing and the problematics of reality. These subtexts are condensed within the leitmotif of textual suggestion: a symbolic elaboration of the tension between the therapeutic potential of knowing at the heart of Freud’s project, and the corruptive suggestion and unleashed erotic desire that can undermine and destroy it.

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

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.

2 CME/CE credits offered.

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


"Dialogues on..." Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis

tba

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Anna Balas, M.D.

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


 

The Peter Blos Memorial Lecture

TBA

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Rex McGehee


NYPSI at 100

Video screened at the NYPSI Centennial Gala, February 26, 2011
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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 •