psychoanalysis and psychodynamics

Month: April, 2012

The Analytic Relationship and the Dialogue of Unconsciouses – Tony Bass (NIP – 4.28.2012)

The Analytic Relationship and the Dialogue of Unconsciouses

Presented by Anthony Bass, PhD

April 28, 2012; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

NIP; 250 West 57th Street, Suite 501; NYC

This workshop will explore the nature of the psychoanalytic relationship in depth, using Ferenczi’s concept of a "dialogue of unconsciouses" as a point of departure for the experience. We will deepen our grasp of unconscious dimensions of psychoanalytic relating through our engagement with difficult analytic moments that workshop participants will be invited to offer. Participants will have an opportunity to share their work with patients with whom they have found themselves to be unusually intensely involved: that is, with patients who have evoked especially intense reactions in their therapist. This might include patients who are found to be particularly affectively arousing or disturbing to their therapist: patients about whom one dreams at night, or becomes preoccupied by day, or who evoke anxious or counter-resistive responses, such as fighting sleep, or falling asleep or becoming bored; patients who arouse their analyst to anger or disgust or shame or sexual or other body experiences that may feel ego dystonic within the psychoanalytic situation.

These analytic moments that are often at the heart of enactments in psychoanalytic work provide special opportunities for gaining access to the ways in which the unconscious life of patient and analyst emerge and interact in the work, creating special challenges and special opportunities for deepening the work. Participants are invited to come to the workshop prepared to share some clinical process from their own practices as a way of exploring the unconscious experience at the heart of the therapeutic work.

Anthony Bass, PhD, is on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, where he was formerly the chairperson of the Relational Track, the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the NIP National Training Program, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia, and the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, for which he also serves as President. He is the Joint Editor in Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and a founding and current board director of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He has lectured and leads clinical workshops and study groups widely throughout the United States and Europe.

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Emotional First Aid and the Collective Trauma Healing (NYC – May 4, 6, & 7, 2012)

Announcing a special three day workshop sponsored by

The International Trauma healing Institute and

The Museum of Tolerance(Simon Wiesenthal Center) New York City.

May 4, 6, 7, 2012

Emotional First Aid and Collective Trauma Healing: The Road to Resilience, Tolerance and Conflict Resolution

This interactive three-day workshop will provide valuable strategies for self regulation and for enhancing resiliency in the face of extreme and/or chronic stress and traumatic events.
Intractable and aggressive conflicts seriously alter peoples nervous systems, polarize their emotions and compromise their ability to engage in reflective thinking and problem solving.

Through the application of somatic experiencing and an understanding of collective trauma, we provide a protocol and skills to develop increased tolerance, resilience and conflict resolution.

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/79dr5e7

For more information In :

Los Angles contact:
Gina Ross
(323) 934-0379

New York contact:
Evelyn Rappoport, Psy.D., Psychoanalyst, SEP
Email: evrapp
(212) 888-2011

Division 39 Early Career, Grad Student, and Candidate Outreach Committees

Psychoanalytic Candidates

The Division 39 Early Career Committee, Grad Student Committee, and Candidate Outreach Committee would like to encourage you to support our events during the Spring Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

We are hoping everyone will be able to join us!

We have highlighted our programming below:

President’s Reception for Graduate Students, Early Career
Psychologists, and Candidates
Saturday, April 21, 6:30–8:30 pm
Room: La Terraza, La Fonda
Join us for this free event, including beverages and snacks!


Early Career Invited Panel:
‘Creating a Clinical Identity Formation – Fitting In and Figuring it Out’ Date: Thursday, April 19 1-2:45 pm
Location: Coronado, La Fonda

Early Career Board Meeting
Date: Saturday, April 21 5-6:30 pm
Location: Boardroom, La Fonda


Candidate Outreach Committee Invited Panel
The Creating and Evolving Psychoanalyst
Thursday, April 19, 10–11:45 am
Room: De Vargas, Eldorado

Candidate Reception co-sponsored by Sections I and V

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NYSPA’s Division of Psychoanalysis: God at an Analytic Impasse: Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self (5.11.12)

Psychoanalytic Candidates

New York State Psychological Association
The Suffolk Institute For Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Presents:God at an Analytic Impasse: Poverty, Devotion, and the Elusive Self
May 11th 2012

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, #914/912
New York, NY 10012


This event is Co-sponsored by:
The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and
The Division of Psychoanalysis of The New York State Psychological Association

Guest Speaker:
Sue Grand, Ph.D.,author of The Hero in the Mirror: From Fear to Fortitude and The Reproduction of Evil: A Clinical and Cultural Perspective

Lewis Aron, Ph.D., ABPP & Jeff Wells, M.Div.

Dr. Grand’s fascinating paper presents her work with a migrant worker who struggles out of poverty to become a physician and caretaker. Unknown to himself as a human subject, his life is a devotion to the needy other. His own health is compromised and his sacrificial practices draw him…

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How to Recognize and Address Risks of Adolescent Depression and Suicidal Behavior (NYC – April 25 @ 7pm)

Psychoanalytic Candidates


In Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence


How to Recognize and Address Risks of Adolescent Depression

and Suicidal Behavior

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:00-9:00PM

at Hunter College, Lang Auditorium (East 69 St. bet. Pk& Lex) 4th floor

Ken Schonberg, MD: “Demographics and risk factors for adolescent suicidal behavior”

Bill Salton, Ph.D.: “The unique mind of the depressed adolescent –

Where appearances and thoughts collide.”

Mary Commerford, Ph.D.: “How to recognize students at risk: Warning signs are a call for help.”

Ricardo Rieppi, Ph.D.: “What do you do or say when you suspect your teen is at risk? Treatment options and considerations.”

Questions & Answers and Panel Discussion Moderated by Phyllis Cohen, Ph.D.

Cost: $30.00 in advance; $35.00 at the door

Refreshments will be served

Tickets can be paid by pay pal at http://www.nyipt.org or snail mail to Dr.Kristina Lupi, 5 W.86St, NY,NY 10024.

To reserve a…

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PsychCentral Video: About Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic Candidates

Video: About Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Joseph Burgo, one of our bloggers here at Psych Central, has recently inaugurated a new series of videos about psychodynamicpsychotherapy, aimed at people who may be considering treatment and don’t know quite what to expect from this particular type of therapy.

His first video deals with the intake or initial consultation, focusing on the anxieties felt by both client and therapist as they embark upon a new relationship with a total stranger. His next video will focus on the types of issues that come up during the first few sessions; in future, he plans to cover other issues such as: the emergence of the transference, vacation breaks, the role of humor, therapist errors, etc.

These videos will appear on his YouTube channel and Dr. Burgo will announce each new one via his Therapy Case Notes blog. Even if you’re already familiar with psychodynamic psychotherapy…

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Corbett, Dimen, Goldner, & Harris: Genders Now, Gender Then, and a Thought on Sex (TICP – May 5 )

Psychoanalytic Candidates

Genders Now, Gender Then, and a Thought on Sex

Presented by Drs. Ken Corbett, Muriel Dimen, Virginia Goldner and Adrienne Harris

Online registration now open!


For more information visit http://www.ticp.on.ca/Conferences.php or call 416.288.8060



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