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  • Two-Day Conference Sponsored by Scientific Program Committee

    Violence in Schools, Homes, and on the Streets: Psychoanalytic Collaboration with Educators, Law Enforcers, and Community Leaders

    Friday, February 7, 2014
    7:30 PM

    A distinguished group of mental health professionals and community leaders addresses the prevalence of violence in schools, homes, and on the streets of our communities in a two-day conference held February 7- 8, 2014.

    Join the discussion, informed by analytic principles, and explore innovative approaches to bullying and childhood trauma resulting from violence.

    $55 early-bird registration before January 15th for the two-day conference
    $60 after January 15th for the two-day conference
    $30 for NYPSI Members for the two-day conference
    $30 for Graduate Students (with valid ID) for the two-day conference
    $10 for NYPSI Trainees, undergraduates and high school students (with valid ID) for the two-day conference

    $60 General Admission
    $30 NYPSI Members
    $30 Graduate Students (with valid ID)
    $10 NYPSI Trainees, Undergraduates and High School Students (with valid ID)

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Friday evening 7:30 - 9:00 PM

    Off the Couch and into the Streets: Being a Socially Active Psychoanalyst in the 21st Century
    Round-table discussion with Steven Marans, Mark Smaller, Stuart Twemlow
    Moderator: Lois Oppenheim

    Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Panel I: Psychoanalysis as Community Work
    Presentations by Mark Smaller, Stuart Twemlow, Josephine Wright
    Moderator: Wendy Olesker

    12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Lunch break

    1:30 - 2:15 PM
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lloyd Sederer
    Medical Director, New York State Office of Mental Health
    "Opening Closed Doors: Helping families help their loved ones with a mental illness"

    2:15 - 2:30 PM
    Coffee break

    2:30 - 4:30 PM

    Panel II: Psychoanalysts, Educators, and Law Enforcement in Dialogue
    Presentations by Jonathan Cohen, Chief Dean Esserman, Steven Marans
    Moderator: Will Braun

    4:30 - 5:00 PM
    Q & A with all participants
    WILLIAM H. BRAUN, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice and on the faculty at NYPSI where he is also Director of Training for the Clinical Psychology Internship and Externship Programs. He is also the psychological consultant for George Jackson Academy and Hunter College Elementary and High School. Dr. William H. Braun was awarded the Peter Blos Prize in 2011 in recognition of his contributions to New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's child and adolescent psychoanalytic program, especially in building psychoanalytic outreach partnerships between NYPSI and the New York City community.

    JONATHAN COHEN, Ph.D. is co-founder and president of the National School Climate Center: Educating Minds and Hearts Because the Three R's Are Not Enough; Adjunct Professor in Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; and practicing clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst.

    DEAN M. ESSERMAN, J.D. is Chief of Police, New Haven Department of Police Service and lecturer, Yale University Child Study Center.

    STEVEN MARANS, Ph.D., a child and adult psychoanalyst, is the Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at the Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. He is the director of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence and founder of the Child Development-Community Policing Program. Dr. Marans has worked closely with the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on trauma due to violence and related issues.

    WENDY OLESKER, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and a Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

    LOIS OPPENHEIM, Ph.D. is Distinguished Scholar, Professor of French, and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Montclair State University where she teaches courses in both literature and applied psychoanalysis. She is Scholar Associate Member and Program Chair of NYPSI and Honorary Member, the William Alanson White Society. Professor Oppenheim has authored or edited eleven books and co-created two documentary films on mental health stigma: How to Touch a Hot Stove: Thought and Behavioral Differences in a Society of Norms and Crazy?.

    LLOYD SEDERER, M.D. is Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health. Dr. Sederer is also Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health; the Medical Editor for Mental Health, The Huffington Post /AOL Media Group; and the Mental Health Advisor for Turner Broadcasting’s upwave.

    MARK D. SMALLER, Ph.D. is President-elect of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is an adult and child psychoanalyst practicing in Chicago and Southwest Michigan and serves on the faculties of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Institute for Clinical Social Work. Dr. Smaller is Founding Executive Director of Project Realize, an in-school treatment and research project at Morton Alternative High School in Cicero, Illinois.

    STUART W. TWEMLOW, M.D., who is in private practice in psychoanalysis and psychiatry, is a past President of the Topeka Psychoanalytic Society; has served as Medical Director of the HOPE unit for Treatment of Refractory Adults at the Menninger Clinic; and as Senior Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry at the Baylor School of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Twemlow is also Visiting Professor, University College, London; faculty member of the Houston Center for Psychoanalytic Studies; and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His more than 200 publications cover a wide variety of fields, including school violence, prevention of community violence, the impact of trauma on children and communities, and terrorism and cult dynamics.

    JOSEPHINE WRIGHT, M.D. is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist and psychoanalyst on the faculty of NYPSI and of the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. Her many publications focus on the struggles of school age children, including children with ADHD and learning disabilities, as well as issues pertaining to adoption. Dr. Wright works closely with both boarding and day schools in NYC and in New England, assisting individual students and consulting with faculty and administrator about problems affecting the larger school community.

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