psychoanalysis and psychodynamics

Month: July, 2012

A Tribute to Roy Schafer Conference with the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine

To register online please go to: http://www.ipbooks.net/2007/01/registration-for-roy-schafer-tribute/


Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center: The Resurrection of Agency from the Ashes of War: A Son as Therapist of his Father

Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center

The Resurrection of Agency from the Ashes of War: A Son as Therapist of his Father

Jonathan H Slavin, Ph.D

Jonathan H. Slavin, Ph.D., ABPP

Department  of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr Slavin will present a detailed clinical account of the treatment of a young man suffering massive psychic pain and immobilization. The treatment will be presented through excerpts from recorded sessions. During the course of this treatment the frozen father-son relationship began to transform in the unexpected recognition of the father’s trauma and its effects on his son.

Discussion of this treatment will focus on the developmental disruption and suffocation personal agency in childhood relational experiences and the way these may sometimes be reopened in treatment. The workshop will also focus on undertaking psychotherapy in unusual circumstances and its implications for how we think about the potential reach of psychotherapeutic work.

Date:             Saturday August 4, 2012
Time:             9:00 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.
Location:     Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center
2460  Fairmount Blvd., Suite 312


This event is open to the public, and the  cost for the workshop is $100, students $50.

RSVP by calling (216) 229-5959 or email: dmorsecpc@sbcglobal.net


Learning Objectives:

1. We will examine how the ability to experience oneself as an “agent” is established and how it may be disrupted in the course of relational engagements and conflicts during development.

2. We will examine how these ideas may be usefully applied in the clinical context of the psychotherapeutic encounter and the potential power for transformation in adult parent-child relationships.


Section 1 (Div 39) Program @ APA

Benign and Malignant Individualism In American Culture: A psychoanalytically nuanced discussion featuring film excerpts from “Up in the Air”(Section I, Division 39, APA)

Come participate in our discussion in Orlando!

Film outline Program, Sect I, Orlando, 2012

Benign and Malignant Individualism

In American Culture: A psychoanalytically nuanced discussion featuring film excerpts from

“Up in the Air”

Section I, Division 39, APA

Orlando, Florida

Peabody Hotel


Division 39, Hospitality Suite

Friday, August 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Presenter: Albert J Brok, PhD

Discussant: K. William Fried, PhD

Chair: Albert J. Brok, PhD

The Discussion

Albert J. Brok, PhD

Benign and malignant individualism and the issue of deferred loneliness thru living in the moment,

The principal focus will be on some ideas i have been developing concerning the processes underlying what I have come to term the Internalization of “benign vs. malignant individualism” their derivation from both cultural and psychogenic identifications and their impact on and interest in, and desire for committed as opposed to momentary involvement with a autonomous subjective other.. Screening of the film. Up in the Air will be used to illustrate the issues

K.William Fried, PhD

Critique and Discussion of Dr. Brok’s Thesis.

Film outline Program, Sect I, Orlando, 2012.doc

APA Call for Comments: Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology

APA Call for Comments: Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology

In accordance with Association Rule 30.8, the Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) seeks public and member comments on the Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology.  The Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology have been developed by a joint Task Force composed of members representing the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of State and Provincial Psychological Boards (ASPPB), and members representing the APA Insurance Trust (APAIT). The Task Force is pleased with the interest that many members of the profession have shown in its mission and work. Comments are accepted for a 90-day period which will end on October 26, 2012.

Link to Comment: http://apacustomout.apa.org/commentCentral/default.aspx?site=26

Deadline for Comments (90 Day Comment Period):   October 26, 2012

Link to the draft Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology: http://apacustomout.apa.org/commentcentral/commentcentralPDF/Site26_Telepsychology%20Guidelines%20Draft_July2012_posted.pdf


2012 APA Convention Programming:

Symposium: Psychology for the Future- APA/ASPPB/APAIT Telepsychology Task Force Draft Guidelines and Relevant Policies

Date & Time: Friday, August 3, 2012, 1:00 – 2:50 PM

Location: Convention Center, Level 1, Room W108A

IEA’s September Scientific Meeting

IEA’s  September Scientific Meeting

The Analyst’s Subjectivity:  Exploring the Erotic Countertransference

Friday, September 21st
NPAP 40 West 13th Street
7:00PM – 9:30PM


Steven Kuchuck, LCSW
Galit Atlas, Ph.D.

Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D.

As psychoanalysis has expanded its scope beyond a one person psychology, our conceptions about the nature of countertransference have shifted as well. The two papers in this panel focus on the erotics within the analytic dyad and offer alternative understandings to the older notion.  These new clinical conceptions offer ways for the analyst to use erotic countertransference to facilitate therapeutic action.  The first paper focuses on the analyst’s use of erotic countertransference to promote therapeutic action with patients who have experienced paternal absence or abuse.  The second paper focuses on erotic countertransference as a way to identify nonverbal patterns in the early relationship with the mother.

Steven Kuchuck, LCSW is a faculty member, supervisor and on the Board of Directors at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) and the Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA), where he also serves as Dean of Training.  Steven is co-editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Perspectives, author of articles on the analyst’s subjectivity and contributor to and editor of an upcoming book from Routledge, “Behind the Couch and Outside of the Office: Clinical Implications of the Analyst’s Subjectivity”.

Galit Atlas-Koch Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst, creative arts therapist and clinical supervisor in private practice in Manhattan. She is on the faculty and a board member of IEA, faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and on the faculty of the Four Year Adult and National Training Programs at NIP. Galit serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and her writings focus on sexuality and on the relationship between attachment and sexuality

Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D. is Faculty, Supervisor New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Faculty, supervisor, IPSS, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy andPsychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Faculty, Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Editorial Board, International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychologyand Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Author/coauthor of 2 books and numerous articles.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to IEA

 Have an announcement for the IEA community? Send an email with details toinfo@ieanyc.org


Elisabeth Young-Bruehl demonstrates ‘One Hundred Years of Psychoanalysis a Timeline: 1900-2000 (video)

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl demonstrates ‘One Hundred Years of
Psychoanalysis a Timeline: 1900-2000

Video Link: http://vimeo.com/7298918

The timeline presents the history of psychoanalysis decade by decade, from 1900 to 2000, indicating major figures, events, books, and schools of theory and practice. You can see on one long page, made up of ten panels, everything you need to guide you in seeing this complex history as a whole.

On the reverse of the timeline, you will find a brief introduction to its arrangement and a series of nineteen paragraphs, each containing a brief history of some aspect of psychoanalysis – from its clinical settings to its present intersection with neuroscience.

The timeline is printed on high quality, heavy paper and folds up to fit into a sleeve that makes it like a book you can put on a bookshelf or on the coffee table. But the timeline itself can also be put on a wall, as it is or mounted.
Visit the companion web site at cavershamproductions.com

Through the Lens of Psychoanalysis: The Photographic Portraiture of Robert Giard (Dimen, Harris, Corbett, & Goldner)

Through the Lens of Psychoanalysis: The Photographic Portraiture of Robert Giard

Art with Insight Panel
Generously supported by Peter Allen
Friday 4 May 2012

Panelists: Ken Corbett Ph.D. ; Muriel Dimen Ph.D.; Virginia Goldner Ph.D.; Adrienne Harris Ph.D.
Moderator: Hazel Ipp, Vice-President, Toronto Institute for
Contemporary Psychoanalysis

This event was presented in conjunction with the University of Toronto Art Centre exhibition, Just As You Are: Portraits by Robert Giard. This Featured exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival was co-presented with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, supported by Manulife Financial, the University of Toronto iSchool, the Jackman Humanities Institute and the Valerie Jean Griffiths Student Exhibitions Fund in memory of William, Elva and Elizabeth.

Link to the Video: http://vimeo.com/43484420

Forthcoming Workshop at New School Ferenczi Center (Nov 2011)

Forthcoming Workshop at New School Ferenczi Center


The Sandor Ferenczi Center at

the New School for Social Research

November 10, 2012, 10am – 3pm

6 East 16th Street, Wolff Conference Room D1103


The Analytic Relationship and the Dialogue of Unconsciouses

A workshop with Anthony Bass, PhD


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 an associate professor and supervising analyst at the New York University Postdoctoral Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, where he was formerly the chairperson of the Relational Track. In addition, he is on the faculty of 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, with an emphasis on the contribution of Ferenczi’s clinical discoveries to contemporary relational technique.


Co-Chairs: Lewis Aron, Ph.D., Adrienne Harris, Ph.D., & Jeremy Safran, Ph.D


Registration: $50   Graduate Student Rate: $25

To register, please email boutwellshaker@gmail.com


Donations to the Sandor Ferenczi Center are encouraged and greatly appreciated.

To make a credit card donation please visitwww.newschool.edy/nssr/sandor-ferenczi-center


All questions can be directed to FerencziCenter@newschool.edu

Stephen Mitchell Award (for Graduate Students and Early Career Clinicians)

Stephen Mitchell Award (for Graduate Students and Early Career Clinicians)

PLEASE CIRCULATE TO current graduate students and graduates who have received their degree within the last FIVE years:

Submit Your Paper for the Mitchell Award

Papers are invited for the 2013 Stephen A. Mitchell Award. Established by Psychoanalytic Psychology and the Board of the Division of Psychoanalysis, the award honors our esteemed colleague as well as a graduate student whose paper is deemed exemplary by a panel of Judges.

The award includes a $500 cash prize, airfare and registration for the Division Spring Meeting, at which the paper will be read, and publication in Psychoanalytic Psychology.
The deadline for submissions for the 2013 Mitchell Prize is August 1, 2012.

All current graduate students and graduates who have received their degree within the last FIVE years are eligible to apply for the Mitchell Award.

An electronic version of the paper, along with a cover letter, should be submitted to the editor, Elliot Jurist, to: psychoanalyticpsychology@gmail.com   (please include “Mitchell Award” in subject line).

Elliot L. Jurist, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Director, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Graduate Center, CUNY
Professor, Department of Psychology, CCNY
Official Journal of Division 39
Published by the Educational Publishing Foundation of the American Psychological Association)

** PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO  psychoanalyticpsychology@gmail.com **

APA Division 39 Candidate Outreach Committee – CALL FOR PAPERS

APA Division 39 — 2013 Spring Meeting

Boundaries, Borders and New Frontiers: Global Psychoanalysis in a Social World

April 24-28, 2013

Boston, MA



 APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Candidate Outreach Committee

The Candidate Outreach Committee of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) invites all interested candidates to submit a paper proposal for inclusion in the Committee’s invited panel for the 2013 Division 39 Spring Meeting in Boston, MA (April 24-28, 2013).  The panel’s theme is, “Where We Come From,” and we welcome creativity in addressing our theme.  Some broad suggestions include: How are we influenced by the ideas and work by psychoanalysts from the international community?  How does one’s (cultural, ethnic, historical, etc) background influence the clinical/psychoanalytic work?


The deadline for submitting your proposal is Friday, September 7, 2012.  You may Email your submission as an attachment ONLY to:

ricardo.rieppi@nyu.edu &  jonathanegerpsyd@gmail.com

Please contact us with any questions.

When submitting, please submit the following materials:

1. Call for Papers Cover Sheet (see below)

2. One Paragraph Abstract AND 2-3 Educational Objectives for your presentation (“At the conclusion of my presentation, the participant will be able to: (verbs to use: list, describe, recite, write, compute, discuss, explain, predict, apply, demonstrate, prepare, use, analyze, design, select, utilize, compile, create, plan, revise, assess, compare, rate, critique). Items should be on the same page and must be typed.

3. Curriculum Vitae AND a one-paragraph Biography of your current professional work.

Please submit by Friday, September 7, 2012 to:

Ricardo Rieppi, Ph.D. & Jonathan Eger, Psy.D.

Co-Chairs, APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Candidate Outreach

Email: ricardo.rieppi@nyu.edu &  jonathanegerpsyd@gmail.com



 (Please print or type)

Name of Author:






Daytime Phone: (      )

E-mail Address:

Title of Paper:

Deadline for receipt of papers: Friday, September 7, 2012

Checklist: Enclose the following items via Email (DO NOT MAIL YOUR CALL FOR PAPERS MATERIAL):

· ___ One paragraph abstract of presentation and 2-3 educational objectives (typed on one page)

·  ___ Curriculum Vitae AND one-paragraph Biography

Submit to:

Ricardo Rieppi, Ph.D. & Jonathan Eger, Psy.D.

Co-Chairs, APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Candidate Outreach

Email: ricardo.rieppi@nyu.edu &  jonathanegerpsyd@gmail.com