Events & Lectures


NYPSI offers a robust calendar of Events & Lectures which reflects our position as a leading psychoanalytic research and training Institute as well as a vibrant member of New York City’s cultural and historical community.

All programs are open to the public and represent a wonderful opportunity for psychoanalytic professionals, and those with an interest in the field, to share in learning and discussion.

NYPSI is recognized by Time Out New York as hosting one of the twenty best lecture series in the city.

Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library

Meet the Author: Laurie Wilson

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:30 PM

Participant: Laurie Wilson

The Friends of the Brill Library invite you to an evening with Laurie Wilson, who will be presenting her recently published biography, Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow (Thames & Hudson, 2016).

Praise for Laurie Wilson’s biography of Louise Nevelson:

“Reads like at thriller with the hero, art, as savior . . . . This compelling biography examines Nevelson’s inner life, and portrays her as an artist, woman, and complex human being. It is fascinating to read how she cultivated her image and rose to prominence in what was the macho art world of her time with her evolved and original works. Wilson’s refreshing account also includes Nevelson’s inspirational friends—many of them women—from the movers and shakers of her era. “

--Jane McAdam Freud, Sculptor

No CME or CE credits offered

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


“Works in Progress” Seminar Series

The Couple World

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:00 PM

Participants: Peter Mezan, Ph.D. and Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, M.D.

In the course of sharing observations from the simultaneous treatment of couples and individual partners, Drs. Mezan and Abelin-Sas Rose concluded that two individuals, with their own stories and their own inner worlds, come together to create a third, powerfully meshed unconscious organization. Enriched by the two dissimilar individualities, this new entity, the couple, will in due time acquire its own distinctive features. They came to refer to this third psychic organization as the Couple World.

Their observation that intimacy involves a continuous dynamic relationship between a Couple World and the partners' individual worlds undermines the notion that there is a basic polarity to our lives, with autonomy, individuality and distance on one side and attachment, intimacy and closeness on the other, and that as partners in a relationship we are endlessly searching for a happy medium.

To the presenters' way of thinking, these binary pairs, typically located at the two ends of a linear continuum are not in fact opposites. Rather, autonomy and intimacy are two different types of experience within an intimate relationship, occurring in two different psychological worlds that we inhabit at the same time. In this presentation Drs. Mezan and Abelin-Sas Rose explore which aspect of one partner's personality contributes and may be reinforced by the other partner’s to interfere with the level of intimacy at different phases of their relationship.

No CME or CE credits offered.

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


The Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis

An Integrative Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Saturday, March 4, 2017
10:00 AM

Presenter: William Singletary, M.D.
Discussant: Maggie Zellner, Ph.D.

Recent convergences within neurobiology, and between neurobiology and psychoanalysis, allow us to view autism through a new lens, seeing biological risk factors that might operate through final common pathways to produce the ASD syndrome. This talk integrates and elaborate upon this confluence of findings, developing a working model of ASD that could parsimoniously account for central aspects of ASD, promote greater collaboration in research, and lead to more effective treatment. ASD can be seen as a potentially reversible neurodevelopmental disorder in which neurobiological factors – not poor parenting – interfere with the child–caregiver interaction. The infant then experiences deprivation of growth-promoting parental input, even though it is available. This model adds what seems to have been largely unrecognized in the field of autism: the child’s experience of social deprivation and isolation signals threat to the child, and may result in overwhelming stress ("allostatic overload") that damages the body and predisposes one to the development of disease. Critically, this model proposes that allostatic overload may amplify the neurobiological vulnerabilities thought to be involved with development of autism. The model also supports successful intervention that may promote the reversal of this process via adaptive coping and neuroplasticity, by providing an enriched environment, increasing social and emotional connection, and decreasing anxiety, stress, and allostatic load. Making sense of the child’s experience of isolation and threat helps the ASD child feel understood and less afraid. Clinical material will illustrate how, for some children on the higher end of the autism spectrum, recovery is made more likely by increasing the sense of connection and decreasing the experience of stress.

2 CME/ CE credits offered

Free and open to the public. RSVP is appreciated but not required; first come, first-seated

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


"Dialogues on..." Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis

The Impact of Divorce on Children (and Parents) at Different Developmental Phases

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Stephanie Brandt, M.D.

Dr. Brandt will discuss the varied responses and expected conflicts of children at different ages and how parents, therapists, and attorneys for children can help them navigate this transition.

No CME/ CE credits offered

FREE. All are welcome.

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


Scientific Program Meeting

Psychoanalytic Conversations on Diversity and Race: A Panel Discussion

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
8:00 PM

Moderator: Beverly Stoute, MD
Panelists: Anton Hart, PhD, Milton Hollar, MD and Kathy Pogue White, PhD

This will be an interactive presentation devoted to how we discuss our experiences of and resistances to thinking and talking about difference. How do we experience difference in the analytic dyad? How do we frame it? How ready are we to look inward? What are our resistances as individuals and as a field? How do we deal with a lack of openness to curiosity? What are the resistances to curiosity regarding difference? What is the reluctance to allowing curiosity to develop in analysis? Although the conversation about diversity and race has evolved in some quarters toward issues of "cultural competence" and knowledge, it is our position that a productive psychoanalytic frame would involve a persistent exploration of how we experience curiosity – or its inhibition – in approaching matters of race, difference, and otherness.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

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


 

Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Ann Stolen

2 CME/CE credits offered

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


Special Event

Oxford-Style Debate with Drs. Rachel Blass and Mark Solms

Friday, March 31, 2017
7:30 PM

Oxford-Style Debate with Rachel Blass, PhD and Mark Solms, PhD

The Motion:
"This house believes that neuroscience has nothing to contribute to the clinical practice of psychoanalysis."

In this Oxford-Style Debate, the audience will vote for or against the above motion before the presentations begin and then, again, afterward. Each speaker will present his/her case (about 20 mins each), respond to the other's case (about 10 mins each), and take questions from the floor (about 20 mins). The aim is to see who swayed the audience more in what will surely be an exciting and unpredictable debate.

Mark Solms will present first, Rachel Blass second, and Lois Oppenheim will moderate.

No CME/ CE credits offered.

This event is supported by a grant from the IPA CAPSA Fund.

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


Candidate Clinical Case Presentation and Discussion with Dr. Rachel Blass

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 AM

Presenter: Nicole Regent, M.D.
Discussant: Rachel Blass, Ph.D.

NYPSI Candidates Only

No CME/ CE credits offered.

This event is supported by a grant from the IPA CAPSA Fund.

NYPSI Boardroom (4th Floor)
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)


The Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis

TBA

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 AM

Presenter: Mark Solms, Ph.D.

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


Scientific Program Meeting

Reflections on Klein's Radical Notion of Phantasy and its Implications for Analytic Practice

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Rachel Blass, Ph.D.

Details to follow.

This event is supported by a grant from the IPA CAPSA Fund.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

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


"Dialogues on..." Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis

TBA

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Sarah Fox, M.D.

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


 

Scientific Program Meeting

Transgender Life: Social and Clinical Considerations

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 PM

Moderator: Wendy Olesker, Ph.D.
Panelists: Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D., Griffin Hansbury, M.A., L.M.S.W. and Ken Corbett, Ph.D.

Details to follow.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

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


Scientific Program Meeting

Is there an unconscious organization of the couple?

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenters: Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, MD and Peter Mezan, PhD
Discussants: Eric Weitzner, MD and Virginia Goldner, PhD

In this paper presentation, Drs. Abelin-Sas Rose and Mezan will discuss results of a collaborative study by two analysts working in two different modalities, individual and couple, with the same patients. Differences in the analysts’ perceptions of the patients, in the narratives presented by the patients, and in the transferences to the analysts and to the partner are considered. And the dynamics in the two settings, with the unconscious organization of the couple distinct from the unconscious organizations of the individuals, are discussed. The question of how, in the process of constituting the couple, the individual is transformed and acquires a new identity will constitute the primary focus of the presentation.

2 CME/CE credits offered

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


 

Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Sabina Preter, M.D., Ph.D.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

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


 

Robert J. Kabcenell Memorial Lecture in Child Analysis

TBA

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Jill Miller, PhD

Details to follow.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

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


 

The Peter Blos Memorial Lecture

TBA

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Rex McGehee


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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •