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.

Special Event

Making us Great Again? A Psychoanalytic Discussion of Populism

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenters: Leon Hoffman, M.D. and Coline Covington, Ph.D., B.P.C.

The presenters will discuss the political dynamics of populism from a psychoanalytic perspective. They will stress the group’s sense of vulnerability and fear and the powerful role the populist leader plays for the group within this psychological state. A charismatic leader is chosen who promises to make the group powerful, perverting the truth by promoting “alt-facts” which fit into the fantasy life of the leader and group. Two approaches are discussed: (1) understanding how vulnerable groups attempt to deal with traumatic experiences by utilizing maladaptive defense mechanisms, such as denial and projection, in order to protect themselves from unbearable negative emotions and (2) understanding that when a large group’s survival and identity are under threat, individual mindfulness is dissolved in the service of defending against the experience of loss and trying to restore a sense of potency within the group.

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

Attachment, Trauma and Adoption: Clinical techniques to enhance reflective functioning

Thursday, October 26, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Miriam Steele, Ph.D.

This seminar will present a dialogue between developmental research and clinical intervention which in recent years has been elucidated in adult treatment but has received less attention in child clinical work. The focus of this talk will be to present a psychodynamically-oriented treatment case of an 9 year old girl who suffered trauma as young child, with multiple moves in foster care until she was adopted at age 7. Paying close attention to specific aspects of a psychotherapeutic intervention can point to the way that developmental research can complement clinical understanding and alert us to some possible sources for promoting therapeutic action.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

No charge. Child candidates are expected to attend.

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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

The Human Association Cortex in the Context of Evolution: A discussion of Buckner & Krienen (2013)

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 AM

This will be an open discussion, facilitated by Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P.

In this meeting, we will discuss a paper by Buckner and Krienen (2013) on the development of the association cortex through evolution. As the association cortex has expanded, a number of mental capacities have evolved in tandem, including the capacity to inhibit instinctual responses; working memory; affect and behavior regulation; symbolization; fantasy and imagination; theory of mind; and more. These capacities have become more complex, interacting with the primary sensory and motor cortex, and the emotional and instinctual subcortical circuits, that all mammals share. Participants should read the paper before the meeting (see reference below and website link to paper further below.)

Dr. Zellner will give an overview of the main points of the paper. Discussion will follow, linking the concepts from the article to clinical phenomena and to important questions in metapsychology.

Buckner, R. L., & Krienen, F. M. (2013). The evolution of distributed association networks in the human brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(12), 648–665.

No charge. All are welcome. Registration 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


Scientific Program Meeting

Personality Disorders from a Neuroscience Perspective

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

The study of personality disorders conceived as categorical entities has traditionally been in the province of psychoanalytic or behavioral models. However, there is an emerging area of study, spearheaded by the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoCs) program, that aims to uncover the neurobiological underpinnings of the dimensions that make up mental disorders. These new directions in psychiatry neurobiological research converge with new dimensional conceptions of personality disorders, and with efforts to identify the neural basis for the traits underlying personality disorders.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by emotional dysregulation, which is linked to a neurobiological model of emotional undermodulation and deficient habituation; and by interpersonal impairments, which are linked to deficits in social cognition. Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) is comprised of interpersonal and social cognitive abnormalities and cognitive/ perceptual impairments, and shares clinical, cognitive and neurobiological overlap with schizophrenia, as this presentation aims to show.

2 CME/ CE credits offered.

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


 

Graduation Party

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
7:00 PM

A celebration to honor recent graduates and to
socialize with friends and colleagues.

7:00 pm: Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres
7:45 pm: Presentation
8:10 pm: Buffet Dinner

Honorees:
Pasquale De Blasi, Joseph Lovecchio, Andrei Moroz, Tucker Ranson, Adriana Rego, Larry Sprung, Naemi Stilman, Kimberly Ahearn Young, Le-Ben Wan, Jonathan Zimmerman

No charge. Open to NYPSI members and NYPSI students only.

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


 

Scientific Program Meeting

Redefining Unconscious Fantasy: Its Role in a Model of the Mind and a Possible Solution to the Problem of Theoretical Pluralism

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Anne Erreich, Ph.D.
Discussant: Elizabeth Auchincloss, M.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


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