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  • Scientific Program Meeting

    Candidate Case Presentation and End of Year Reception

    Members & NYPSI Students Only

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    8:00 PM

    Presenter: Luis H. Ripoll, M.D.

    Discussants: Donnel Stern, Ph.D. and Ed Nersessian, M.D.


    Dr. Ripoll will present a brief history and process material from an ongoing analysis of a young adult. This will be followed by a dialogue with two discussants. Drs. Donnel Stern and Edward Nersessian will each offer contrasting views on the case, based on their differing theoretical and technical perspectives. In particular, they will explore questions related to the mode of therapeutic action in psychoanalysis, how the stance of the analyst affects his ability to analyze the transference-countertransference field, and specific ways in which psychoanalysis can free an analysand to be more curious about his mind and how he relates to others. The format is intended to open up a discussion with the audience to consider how one might speculate about an analytic case, and how speculation may be helpful, dangerous, or both.

    No CME/CE credits offered


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

    Luis Ripoll, M.D. is a fourth year psychoanalytic candidate and Silvan Clinical Research Fellow at New York Psychoanalytic Institute. He was born in Cartagena, Colombia and has lived in the U.S. for most of his life. Clinically, he has developed an interest in narcissism, the development of attachment, the impact of trauma on character, fugue and dissociative states, immigration and acculturation difficulties, and the role of creativity, curiosity, and play in the psychoanalytic situation. Prior to analytic training, he was trained in mentalization-based therapy and transference-focused psychotherapy, in coding attachment classification and reflective functioning from the Adult Attachment Interview, and he has taught and supervised trauma clinic therapists, psychiatric residents, and inpatient psychotherapists on the use of mentalization-based therapy. During the time leading up to analytic training, he worked for two years as attending psychiatrist at the World Trade Center Mental Health Program at Mount Sinai, and prior to that he worked as a clinical research fellow studying the neurobiology of borderline and schizotypal personality disorders, under Larry Siever and Antonia New. During his time as Silvan Fellow, he has published papers on the influence of character, childhood trauma, and dissociation on empathic accuracy and interpersonal functioning.

    Edward Nersessian, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weil-Cornell Medical College, as well as Director of the Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation.

    Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; and starting this last academic year, he is a member of the faculty at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. He is the Founder and Editor of a book series at Routledge, "Psychoanalysis in a New Key,” which has 30 books in print and another 25 in various stages of completion. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He has authored three books: Unformulated Experience: From Dissociation to Imagination in Psychoanalysis (1997); Partners in Thought: Working with Unformulated Experience, Dissociation, and Enactment (2010); and Relational Freedom: Emergent Properties of the Interpersonal Field (2015). He is co-editor of Pioneers of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis (1995), The Handbook of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis (1995), and The Interpersonal Perspective in Psychoanalysis: Selected Papers, Volumes 1 and 2 (in press). He serves as Associate Editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and is a member of the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Psychoanalytic Psychology, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, and The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is in private practice in New York City.

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