psychoanalysis and psychodynamics

Month: May, 2012

Weekly Post Doc Digest – Division 39 Early Career Committee

Weekly Post Doc Digest – Division 39 Early Career Committee

DATE: 5/7/12



MITPP is expanding its faculty for the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program and also for its Adult Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: http://internationalpsychoanalysis.net/2012/05/06/mitpp-training-programs/

2. St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital

Licensed Clinical Psychologist position for 32-bed psychiatric inpatient unit at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital (teaching hospital for Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons), New York, New York

Responsibilities include:

Functions as part of the multidisciplinary treatment team to perform a variety of duties including but not limited to:
1. Provides clinical assessment and treatment of psychiatric inpatients in an acute psychiatric unit serving a diverse population

2. Performs specialized assessments (personality, risk, functional, etc) in consultation with and at the request of the attending psychiatrist
3. Designs and implements specific behavioral interventions and other specialized psychological interventions

4. Provides individual, group or family therapy interventions as clinically indicated in consultation with and at the request of the attending psychiatrist

1. Provides individual, group, and family supervision of psychiatry residents, clinical psychology interns (APA approved program), psychology externs and medical students rotating through the inpatient unit

2. Provides inpatient caseload supervision for psychology interns rotating through the inpatient unit
3. Supervises psychological testing performed by interns on the unit

Will serve as “liaison” to Research Division to assist in planning, implementing and monitoring of new research projects (up to 10% of time)

Reports to: Unit Chief Attending Psychiatrist

PhD or PsyD from an APA accredited clinical psychology program and completion of an APA accredited internship. Fellowship training and ABPP highly desirable. Minimum 3-5 years post-graduate experience, including working in acute care settings with psychiatric patients with severe psychopathology. Successful candidate should have research experience, preferably with clinical studies. A history of publications/data based presentations a plus. Must understand basic research procedures and be able to help monitor implementation of research procedures on the unit including overseeing students.

Competitive salary, $72,000 and above, ranging according to qualifications

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume, immediately, to: jjohanso

3. Hamilton-Madison House PROSpect Place


Hamilton-Madison House PROSpect Place currently seeks a master’s level counselor who can speak Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin, preferably both) to join a vibrant day program. http://www.hmhonline.org/CareersFactSheet.htm

4. Beth Israel Medical Center

Bilingual Research Assistant

The Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center is seeking a bilingual research assistant who is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. The candidate would assist with an American Cancer Society-funded project to improve pain and symptom management for ethnic Chinese cancer patients in the community. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CLMBEBYwAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhunter.listserv.cuny.edu%2Fscriptshc%2Fwa-hc.exe%3FA3%3Dind1205%26L%3DCOMHEALUMNI-L%26E%3Dbase64%26P%3D75284%26B%3D–_002_2493418BA4C68A4CB17378C63014F6F360DA05hmem1_%26T%3Dapplication%252Fmsword%3B%2520name%3D%2522researchassistant.doc%2522%26N%3Dresearchassistant.doc%26attachment%3Dq&ei=UZeuT8ruGISI6AGT1o3WAg&usg=AFQjCNFiarEQ8gDq-z5B_p9bd6_gKKt2RQ&sig2=l0Ccr7tyJN7vyUps1iB90w&cad=rja\

5. Le Moyne College

Therapist and Supervisor

Currently have an open search for a staff therapist and a clinical supervisor.

Therapist: http://lemoyne.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=31578

Clinical supervisor: http://lemoyne.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=31878

6. Regis University

Staff Psychologist

Opening for a staff counselor/staff psychologist with a specialty focus on sports psychology (acting as a liaison with the athletics department). It is a full time job during the 9 month academic year with the summers off: https://jobs.regis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1335907470113

7. Developing and Maintaining a Successful Private Practice: A Free Q&A Session for Graduate Students, Interns, and Postdocs

May 16, 2012 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM Eastern time: Presented by The Practice Institute

Steve Walfish, Ph.D. and Jeff Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Many in graduate training would like to pursue a career path which includes having their own private practice. However, while graduate training focuses on the development of assessment and clinical intervention skills, little focus is placed on how to actually develop a successful private practice. This is where the Practice Institute excels. The Practice Institute is offering a forum where students and postdocs can bring any questions or concerns they may have about developing a private practice. No question is too small; no question is too large. Ask us about marketing, factors to consider when joining a group practice, how to look for office space and how to evaluate a lease arrangement, how to determine what to charge, whether or not to take insurance or participate in managed care plans. Come join us in this free conference call where we will have some fun, address your concerns, and increase your hope and optimism for having your own practice. To register go to www.thepracticeinstitute.com, click on the calendar date on the right hand side of the page and it will bring to you the registration page.



The Deputy Director is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the Service. Provides clinical and administrative supervision to all clinical staff. Assists the Director in planning, development and administration of the total program of professional assistance offered by Counseling and Psychological Services. http://careers.insidehighered.com/university-pennsylvania/deputy-director-assoc-director-clinical-svcs/job/412171?utm_source=SimplyHired&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=SimplyHired

9. University of San Diego

Assistant Director Center for Health and Wellness Promotion

The primary focus of this position, within the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion (CHWP), is to develop and expand the university’s wellness peer education programs and activities, and to provide direct supervision to the Student Affairs SOLES Collaborative (SASC) Graduate Assistant working within CHWP. http://www.higheredcenter.org/jobs/assistant-director-center-health-wellness-promotion


The Transformative Impact of the Therapist-Patient Relationship (Adelphi University…5.19.2012)

The Adelphi Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Present A Conference for all Mental Health Professionals

The Transformative Impact of the Therapist-Patient Relationship
Attachment Theory, Mentalization, Self-Reflection and the Intersubjective Field

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Seligman, DMH

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 9:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Adelphi University – Garden City Campus
Ruth S. Harley University Center
What is transformative in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis is the dynamic, reciprocal relationship between the patient and the therapist, the intersubjective field, in which both participants experience and influence each other in ways that are growth enhancing to the patient. This topic will be discussed and demonstrated by Dr. Stephen Seligman with video recordings and live supervision in this cutting edge, day-long conference. The conference will also feature senior therapists elaborating on the influence of the patient-therapist relationship in their work with adults, children, groups and couples.

5 CE Credits


Conference Brochure: <http://derner.adelphi.edu/seligman-conference/pdfs/conference_05192012.pdf>

Contact For additional information about this conference, please contact: Marge Burgard Hy Weinberg Center, Room 326

p – burgard <mailto:burgard

Marvin Hurvich at ISPS-NY (5.19.2012)

The New York Branch of ISPS-US

will meet on Saturday May 19, 2012

at New York University, Silver Center for Arts and Sciences
31 Washington Place (on the east side of Washington Square Park), Room 408

3:00 – 5:00 pm.

Marvin Hurvich, PhD will be presenting his paper


Our group is very pleased and honored to have Dr. Hurvich present his scholarly and clinically helpful research and experience to our members.

Dr. Hurvich’s bio and description of his talk follow.

It is open to clinicians, service participants, family members, etc. No reservations are required and there is no fee. All are welcome.

For further information, contact Brian Koehler at bk64 or 212.533.5687.


The focus of this presentation is on relationships between annihilation anxieties (AA) and panic. In a panic attack the sudden onset of intense foreboding and terror reflects a massive catastrophic anxiety alarm reaction, a psychic trauma indicating an extreme adaptive breakdown, an organismic danger crisis, with disregulation of physiological homeostasis, of ego/adaptive functions, affects and of the self. It can shatter the person’s sense of safety in his/her world, and mobilize dissociation and other primitive defenses and symptoms, such as fight/flight/freeze, somatization, phobias, psychotic episodes and suicide attempts.

While panic involves a system breakdown, no particular psychological conflicts or triggers invariably are associated with panic onset. Panic occurs in conjunction with the threat, stress or conflict being psychologically processed as an overwhelming psychic danger associated with catastrophic cognitions in a framework of extreme hyper-arousal and psychic disorganization, in vulnerable patients. Environmental, constitutional and psychogenic factors have been implicated and debated.

Annihilation anxieties constitute the vocabulary of panic. The AA Dimensions (Overwhelmed, Merged, Fragmented, Invaded, Abandoned, Trapped, and Destroyed) are perceptions/experiences/ anticipations of disorganized inner states. Variations of the interplay between conflict and deficit in panic will be discussed, as well as therapeutic implications related to this interplay.

Marvin Hurvich PhD
Professor and past chair, Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn Center. He is on the Faculty, and a Training & Supervisory Psychoanalyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the NYU P-D Program and The New York Freudian Society.

Dr. Hurvich is a Diplomate in Psychoanalysis, American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association, where he is a Member of the IPA Clinical Observation Project Group.. He is a member of the Adult Symptom Patterns Group, contributor to the PDM Task Force. and over 40 other publications., including Ego Functions in Schizophrenics, Neurotics and Normals (Wiley, 1973), with Bellak and Gediman. His most recent is a chapter entitled New Developments in the theory and clinical application of the annihilation anxiety concept, published by Karnac , in A new Freudian Synthesis edited by Druck, Ellman, Freedman and Thaler. And the recently published volume, Another Kind of Evidence: by Freedman, Hurvich & Ward, with Hoffenberg and Geller (Karnac, 2011).

“WHAT DO I DO NOW?” Management of the Frame in Psychodynamic Therapy with Children (May.12.2012)

The Adelphi University Postgraduate Program in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapy

Join us on Saturday, May 12 for…


Every child therapist is faced with a myriad of dilemmas in managing the treatment: children who won’t go to the playroom; children who won’t leave; children who bring a friend; children who ask for food, candy, gifts and toys to take home; children who ask personal questions; children who want to end therapy prematurely-the list is endless. This workshop is for clinicians who want to explore appropriate, therapeutic ways to resolve these management dilemmas within the context of play in psychodynamic therapy. Leader: JILL BELLINSON, Ph.D.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Adelphi University Alumni House
154 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, New York 11530

There is no charge for this workshop
A certificate of attendance will be provided

This workshop is open to licensed and license-eligible mental health professionals, as well as students in training programs for mental health professionals.


To reserve a place, email burgard and indicate that you will attend the May 12 workshop.

Please include the following information: name, professional degree or graduate program, email, telephone number and address.

NIP | Enriching Psychoanalysis: Integrating Psychoanalysis & New Therapeutic Approaches (5.12.2012)

Enriching Psychoanalysis: Integrating Psychoanalysis & New Therapeutic Approaches

Join us on May 12 for NIP’s 23rd annual conference.

Register online now.

Saturday, May 12, 2012; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kimmel Center, NYU

Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD
Bruce Ecker, MA, LMFT
Richard Schwartz, PhD

Paul Wachtel, PhD


Kenneth Frank, PhD

Conference Chair
David Brand, PhD

In recent years psychoanalytic ideas have found their way into many neighboring disciplines, and similarly our field has been enriched by concepts and methods imported from approaches tangential to the main body of psychoanalysis. In this conference we will introduce three remarkable innovators who have each introduced psychotherapeutic modalities and methods which have great potential to enhance how psychoanalysts perform and think about their work. Assisting us in considering how these innovations can be integrated with psychoanalytic work is the dean of the movement known as Psychotherapy Integration, Dr. Paul Wachtel.

Learn more and register online now!