psychoanalysis and psychodynamics

Month: June, 2012

Psychoanalytic Candidates

Summer Seminar in Westchester

Section 1, Division 39 (psychoanalysis), APA

And The Advanced Study group

On the clinical relevance of relationship styles

Present A Brunch Film Program on:

Identification, the Unique Self and the issue

 of Authenticity in Art and Life:.

A challenge to relationships?,

 Discussion and film Screening of 

                                            “Certified Copy”

Starring Juliet Binoche

Award for Best Actress: Cannes Film Festival, 2010

A film by Abbas Kiarostami

Sunday, July 15, 2012

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.

  Albert J. Brok, PhD             Overview.

    K. William Fried, PhD        Discussant

                                  Jane Kupersmidt,  PhD      Discussant

                                  Franco Masciandaro, PhD Discussant

Location: home of Albert Brok: 73 Hickory Pass, Bedford, N.Y. 10506

 50 minutes from NYC, Access from Long Island, Upper Westchester, NJ and Ct.   Directions sent upon receipt of registration.

For information: Call 212 580 3086 or email DrAJBrok@gmail.com

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1st Global Conference: Connectivity in the 21st Century

1st Global Conference
Connectivity in the 21st Century

Sunday 4th November âАУ Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Presentations:

Across many research disciplines and practitioner based institutions
such as aeronautics, space travel design, religious studies, cognitive
science, digital gaming, architecture, philosophy, business, business
leadership and management, educational leadership and management,
outdoor education, adventure therapy, school based education and
childhood growth and development, the concept of ‘connectivity’ has
begun to surface as a critical issue. Connectivity is defined as “a
sense of being a part of something larger than oneself. It is a sense of
belonging, or a sense of accompaniment. It is that feeling in your bones
that you are not alone” (Hallowell 1992). Enlarging on this notion,
Lerner (2010) believed it is the means by which people ‘fit’ into the
world around them. In other words they gain…

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NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Presents:

On and Off the Couch: Explorations in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals

Co-Sponsored by Beth Israel Medical Center

The Unconscious
Andrew Druck
Melinda Gellman
Mark Blechner
Carina Grossmark

What We Really Do

Mary-Joan Gerson
Alan Kintzer
Stephen Solow
Iris Hellner

Crimes & Misdemeanors

Elizabeth Goren
Susan Klebanoff
Sue Grand
Peggy Carr


The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis is pleased to announce a new year-long project examining current issues of interest to clinicians. Each semester, participants will attend three lectures on topics in and about psychoanalysis. Each lecture will feature a senior faculty member and an advanced candidate or graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral program.

Who is eligible? Doctoral level mental health professionals (such as psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers) and students in doctoral level mental health training programs who have not yet entered psychoanalytic training…

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Early Registration for NYU Postdoc/PPDA Pain Conference, October 6, 2012

~Innovative Treatments for Psychophysiologic Disorders~

Saturday, October 6, 2012

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
The New York Academy Of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY (at 103rd St.)


• To understand the link between psychosocial stress and pain and other physical symptoms
• Learn to assess clients with medically unexplained physical illness
• Learn to use psychotherapy to relieve somatic symptoms
• And more…

KeynoteSpeaker: Raja Selvam, PhD.

• Lewis Aron, PhD, ABPP – Director of NYU Postdoc
• Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD, SEP – NYU Postdoc
• Sharone Bergner, PhD – NYU Postdoc
• David D. Clarke, MD – Oregon Health & Science University
• Mary-Joan Gerson, PhD, ABPP – NYU Postdoc
• Alan Gordon, LCSW – USC

• Spyros Orfanos, PhD, ABPP – NYU Postdoc Clinic Director
• Evelyn…

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Body – States
One Year Comprehensive Program*
Application Deadline: June 28, 2012
Classes Start: September 14, 2012

Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Service (EDCAS)
William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology

This one-year course of study is a 33 week (53 class hours) program combining didactic and clinical seminars, guest lectures, case conferences, and the option for individual or group case consultation. Its aim is to provide a concentrated, practice-oriented educational experience to mental health professionals who want to use interpersonal/relational perspectives in working with people who have eating disorders, compulsions, or addictions.

The program will focus on integrating principles of interpersonal psychoanalysis with other treatment modalities. Courses will examine the interplay between culture, affect regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, gender, attachment and compulsive behaviors across problems with body image, disordered eating, substance abuse, exercise, internet, and relationship addiction.

Classes are held on Fridays from 2:00-3:30 PM and will…

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Dear Colleagues:

The Specialization in Trauma and Disaster Studies, part of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, is pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for applications for the 2012-2013 academic year until June 30.

You may access information about the curriculum and the application at the following utl:  htttp://postdocpsychoanalytic.as.nyu.edu/object/pd.advspecial.trauma

If there are any questions you would like to ask, don’t hesitate to contact me at my New York number: 212 877 7282, my Morristown, NJ number: 973 540 9894 or via email to doctornina@aol.com

Nina Thomas, Ph.D., ABPP
Chair, Specialization in Trauma and Disaster Studies
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Nina K. Thomas, Ph.D., ABPP
2373 Broadway
Suite 1421
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212 877 7282
Fax: 973 540 0555

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13th EABP Congress in Body Psychotherapy

14 – 17 September 2012, Cambridge, England

Body psychotherapy has traditionally been concerned with what happens in one person and in one body. In this congress, we want to go beyond the individual and explore what happens if we have two bodies together, or a room full of bodies, or a whole world full of bodies. We also want to explore the perennial image of the world – human and natural – as one body. Our central premise is that to truly inhabit our bodies is an invaluable resource with implications for us as individuals, for psychotherapeutic practice, and for the future of the planet. The programme is conceived as a journey from infancy through to the processes that affect bonding between individuals in adulthood, and beyond that to the bonds that can hold…

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The Stephen Mitchell Center for
Relational Studies
September 2012

Over the past 30 years we have seen an evolutionary shift in the basic
assumptions underlying the practice of dynamic psychotherapy and
psychoanalysis. Where once the patient’s unconscious process was the
exclusive focus of psychoanalytic work, contemporary practitioners
have shifted their attention to include an appreciation of the complex
relational context within which personal subjectivity develops. This
expansion dramatically shifts our understanding of psychic structure
and unconscious dynamic processes. We now regard the mutative
dimension of the clinical process to rest upon the multiplicity of
personal meanings which grow out of the intersubjective engagement
between patient and analyst.

Relational analysis emerged within a matrix of object relations, self
psychology, interpersonal analysis, attachment and intersubjectivity
theory. As the only exclusively Relational Training Program in the New
York City Metropolitan area, this…

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Siri Hustvedt at NPAP

The Continuing Education Committee invites you to our end of the year Celebration. In our wish to honor 10 years of collaboration with the Neuropsychoanalytic Clinical Study Center, we have invited SIRI HUSTVEDT who will speak on:
Inside The Room
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
6:00 to 8:00 PM
At NPAP, 40 West 13 Street, New York, NY
Siri Hustvedt is the acclaimed author of a book of poetry, 5 novels and a non-fiction book: The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves, an interdisciplinary exploration of her own seizure disorder. A recent essay appeared in the 2011 journal, NeuropsychoanalysisShe is fascinated by psychoanalysis, neuroscience, philosophy, literature, and, in fact, this month her essays Living, Thinking, Looking will be published.
Siri Hustvedt has spoken eloquently at neuropsychoanalytic conferences. In May 2011, she gave the 39th…

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Action Alert — Inclusion of Psychologists in definition of Physician in Medicare

Action Alert — Inclusion of Psychologists in definition of Physician in Medicare

Outside interests are seeking to prevent psychologists from operating independent of inappropriate physician supervision and have been pushing back against legislation to include psychologists in the Medicare physician definition (HR 831 and S 483). This is despite bipartisan support and the fact that psychologists are the only Medicare providers required to have doctoral training who are still excluded from the definition.

Your help is needed to turn expressions of support by our legislators into solid cosponsors. Please ask your legislators to cosponsor psychology’s Medicare “physician” definition inclusion bills and end inappropriate physician supervision requirements that hinder the delivery of psychological services.

To do this ASAP, please visit http://capwiz.com/apapractice/issues/alert/?alertid=17359501