Past Events & Lectures


Scientific Program Meeting

Psychoanalytic Conversations on Diversity and Race: A Panel Discussion

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Thursday, March 23, 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.

$20 - General Admission
$15 - Student Admission (non NYPSI)

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


Friends of the Abraham A. Brill Library

Meet the Authors: Vivian Pender, MD, Alexander Kalogerakis, MD and Sargam Mona Jain, MD

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
8:00 PM

Participants: Vivian Pender, M.D., Alexander Kalogerakis, M.D. and Sargam Mona Jain, M.D.

The Friends of the Brill Library invite you to an evening with the editor and several contributors to the recent publication The Status of Women: Violence, Identity and Activism (Karnac, 2016). Together they will discuss the book’s overall project and review their own individual contributions, to be followed by a discussion with the audience.

No CME or CE credits offered.

$10 - General Admission

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 or CE credits offered.

FREE. All are welcome.

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

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--CANCELLED

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
8:00 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR LATER DATE.

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


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

$10 - General Admission

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


Special Event

THE GOLDWATER RULE: Clinical Diagnosis Outside the Consulting Room

Thursday, February 16, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Richard A. Friedman

Please join us for what promises to be a truly exceptional evening when Dr. Richard A. Friedman, who has written extensively on the Goldwater Rule, will informally discuss with the audience the potential consequences of hypothetical diagnoses of political figures.

No CME or CE credits offered

$25 - General Admission
$20 - NYPSI members
$15 - All Students with valid ID

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


Scientific Program Meeting

Reality is Real - It's Not All Fantasy

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Martin Silverman, MD
Discussant: Anna Balas, MD

Sigmund Freud could not believe what patients told him about sexual and other forms of abuse by family members. This, together with his observations about psychosexual development, led him to over-emphasize the role of fantasy in generating emotional problems. In this communication, extensive clinical material is provided to support the thesis that what patients report about past and present impingement upon them from the outside world is equally important and needs to be taken very seriously.

2 CME/CE credits offered

$15 - General Admission
$10 - Student Admission (non NYPSI)

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 Usage of Psychoanalytic Concepts to Inform Direct Intervention with an Avoidant Infant and her Parents

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
8:00 PM

Presenter: Christine Anzieu, M.D., Ph.D.

How can some classical Freudian concepts such as defense, transference, infantile sexuality, the role of body ego and super ego in the first year of life be applied to help the analyst working with parent-infant dyads?

The case of a newborn that could not look at her mother, who didn’t feel empathy towards this child conceived from an egg donor, was understood using Winnicott’s notion of early superego and the lack of libidinal pleasure. The notion of defenses towards primitive anxiety and the role of the unconscious maternal functioning were helpful in helping the baby as well as the parents to regulate their interactions.

No CME or CE credits offered

FREE. All are welcome.

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


A SPECIAL "WORKS IN PROGRESS" SEMINAR

Clinical case discussion with distinguished visiting analyst David Bell

Free For Members & NYPSI Students

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
8:15 PM

Presenter: David Bell, M.D.
Discussants: Francis Baudry, M.D. and Nasir Ilahi

Dr. David Bell will discuss session material from his particular perspective as a leading Contemporary Kleinian analyst. Dr. Francis Baudry will moderate the event and Mr. Nasir Ilahi will provide some overall comments on the clinical discussion. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

No CME or CE credits offered

$15 - General Admission
$10 - Student Admission (non NYPSI)

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


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 •