Extension Program

Calendar & Classes

The registration fee is due at the time of online registration.

Unless otherwise noted, courses will take place at:
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Continuing Education Credits and Contact Hours
Please check individual course listings for credit offerings.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of the CME programs has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of the CE programs has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Social Workers: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0317. (As of 1/1/2016)

Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.

Download & Print
You may download a printable copy of NYPSI's informational brochure “NYPSI Extension Program Courses (2015 - 2016).pdf” by clicking on the link below.

Introduction to Psychosomatics: Theory and Practice for Today’s Therapists

Muriel Morris, M.D.
Location: 49 East 96th St., Apt #19B (corner of Madison Ave.)

This four session seminar will cover basic information about the theory and psychotherapeutic work with patients who suffer from psychogenic complaints. Historic contributions from Freud onward, current knowledge of early development, family pathology in these cases, and essential treatment methods will be described. Case vignettes will be presented by instructor and encouraged from participants. Instructor will distribute relevant readings.

6 CME/CE credits offered.

Registration for this course has closed.
October 6 - October 27, 2016
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
4 classes

Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children With Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach

Leon Hoffman, MD
Timothy Rice, MD
In this course we will describe the essence of our treatment manual (Manual of Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) with Externalizing Behaviors(https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138823747).

This includes how the clinician works to understand the meaning of the child's maladaptive disruptive behavior. The treatment does not focus on teaching the child proper behavior or on teaching the parents management techniques. Instead, the therapist communicates to the child that there is meaning to the behavior and that it may feel safer to act up than feel painful emotions, such as sadness, shame, guilt, or loss. The child's defensive maneuvers to avoid painful affects and the transference and countertransference issues are addressed. Moreover, any child treatment necessarily includes an active parenting component. In our manual we help parents to understand the meaning of their children's behavior and how to approach their children in more effective ways. We help parents achieve greater understanding of their child as an individual with needs, worries, and responses to stress in their lives.

4.5 CME/ CE credits offered.

Registration for this course has closed.
October 17 - October 31, 2016
Mondays, 8:00 - 9:30 PM
3 classes

Psychoanalytic Principles of Child Development

David Sawyer, M.D.
This course presents an overview of current psychoanalytic perspectives on child development. The interaction of constitutional factors and environmental influences on the formation of unconscious fantasy and intrapsychic conflict during the sequential stages of development will be emphasized. Clinical examples will be offered to illustrate the concepts being presented.

A syllabus will be distributed to all registrants.

5 CME/ CE credits offered.

Registration for this course has closed.
October 24 - November 21, 2016
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
5 classes

Applying Recent Research in Working Psychoanalytically with Couples

Robin Bryant, Ph.D.
This course will review some of the research conducted by John Gottman, Ph.D. which predicts future relationship stability with 94% accuracy. We will compare the features of a stable relationship with those of relationships of couples who seek couples therapy, through the use of relevant clinical case material provided by the instructor and members of the class. Finally, we will explore a variety of effective interventions which are based on our understanding of psychoanalytic theory.

A syllabus will be distributed to all registrants.
October 31 - November 14, 2016
Mondays, 8:50 - 10:00 PM
3 classes

Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychotherapy: Similarities and Differences

Francis Baudry, M.D.
This course will explore the topic of psychoanalysis and dynamic psychotherapy and their similarities and differences along both theoretical and clinical venues. Clinical material will be provided and participants will be encouraged to bring their own cases for discussion. Location to be determined.
January 19 - May 18, 2017
Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:30 PM
5 classes

The Mind in Conflict

Ian Buckingham, M.D.
A contemporary focus on the functioning of the mind from the perspective of Modern Conflict Theory, with emphasis on Brenner’s revisions of traditional structural theory and a new appreciation of the ideas of evolutionary biology for understanding the functioning of the mind.

A syllabus will be distributed to all registrants.
March 1 - April 19, 2017
Wednesdays, 8:30 - 10:00 PM
8 classes

Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy

Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, M.D.
Peter Mezan, Ph.D.
This course will present results of an ongoing collaborative research by two analysts working in two different modalities – individual and couple. The comparison of the dynamics in the two settings reveals many new issues and questions. For instance: Is there an unconscious organization of the couple distinct from the unconscious organizations of the individuals in it? What are the differences between the individual’s transferences to the analyst and to the patient’s partner? How much can the analyst know about the patient’s partner? At every meeting the instructors will present clinical material illustrating these and other issues.
April 13 - April 27, 2017
Thursdays, 8:30 - 10:00 PM
3 classes
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •