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September 2017 – May 2018, Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, ESSENTIALS OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
A 30-Session Certificate Program

This program is for those desiring to learn the basic principles and applications of psychoanalysis. This program will also help prepare those interested in applying to the four-year Psychoanalytic Training Program at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis who do not have training in psychoanalytic therapy.  Applications are due MAY 31,2017.

The program consists of weekly two-hour seminars covering the following topics:
Introduction to the Psychoanalytic Frame of Reference
Analytic Attitude Analytic Listening Character
Concepts of Development
Contemporary Perspectives on Psychopathology
Motivations and Drives Subjectivity and and The Self Object Relations
The Unconscious I: Primary Process and the Internal The Unconscious II: Dissociation and the Relational Concepts of Change
Empathy and Mentalization Transference Countertransference
Psychoanalytic Interventions

The final eight seminars will be devoted to case presentations and will be led by senior clinicians. Class members working in a psychoanalytically informed way will have the opportunity to present cases and clinical process will be discussed.

Calendar 2017 – 2018: Classes will be held on Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, at the University of Toronto (room TBA) from September 2017 through to May 2018.

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March 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., ORI's 2018 Annual Conference, NYC:  - Is It the Wolf In the Man Or the Man In the Wolf? A Contemporary Object Relations View of Freud’s Wolf Man: Fragile Narcissism and Borderline Dynamics. 6.5 CEUs

Presenter: Harold Blum, M.D.
Discussants: Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA and Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP.
Moderator: Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA.
Registration @ www.orinyc.org or contact admin@orinyc.org

ORI's Psychoanalytic Training Courses:

3/29/18 - 6/7/18 (Thursdays, 8:15 pm-9:30 pm) - Caesura and Thalassa: A Dialectical Playground with FREUD – FERENCZI – BION (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)  12.5 CEUs

3/29/18 - 6/7/18  (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW; NCPsyA12.5 CEUs

Participation in all of the above events offers the CEUs for NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists.

To register for any of the courses, please follow the link to the REGISTRATION PAGE or send the following information to admin@orinyc.org: Your name, contact info, educational/ professional credentials (e.g., LCSW, PhD, MD, etc.) and the title of the event you are interested in. 

March 31, 2018, 1:00–3:00PM, The Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA) Presents a Creative Seminar Meeting Uses of Photography in Psychoanalytic Treatment

Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street 4th Floor
New York, NY 10014  
Accessible Facility

Event Description:  After a brief introduction to the therapeutic uses of photography and photo processing within individual and group treatment formats, participants will be led through experiential exercises to explore their own photographic images. They will learn how to uncover unconscious material in photographs that can lead to therapeutic uses in clinical situations. The use of digital photographic technology will also be demonstrated as it pertains to the processing of photographic images with populations of varied ages and abilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring along copies of original photographs of themselves, family, friends, and places that can be cut up and used in the experiential process. No special skills or experience with photography are required.

Learning Objectives:  After attending the presentation, participants will be able to… 

·   Describe 2 or more types of approaches to working with photographs that can promote uncovering of unconscious material in clinical settings.

·   Identify 2 therapeutic techniques involving photography that can be used in psychoanalytic treatment.

·   Explain 1 or more benefits of using therapeutic photography as compared to strictly verbal communication within clinical treatment.

Dr. Robert Irwin Wolf LP, LCAT, ATR-BC is a licensed psychoanalyst and creative art therapist, President of The Institute for Expressive Analysis and Professor of Graduate Art Therapy at the College of New Rochelle where he has pioneered the field of 'Phototherapy' and developed a sequences of graduate courses on the therapeutic uses of photography. He has widely presented and published material on this work since the mid-1970's when, as the Clinical Director of the Henry Street School, he began to research the use of photography with adolescent clients through grants from the Polaroid Foundation. He is also in private practice in Manhattan.

There will be 2 CE’s offered for LP’s, LMSW’s and LCSW’s, proof of attendance for all others. Advanced registration is required for CE’s.

Cost: This event is free for IEA students & members; $40 for 2 CEs for non-IEA members.

Cancellation Policy: Please be advised that no refunds are offered after registration is complete.

Advanced reservation is required.  Visit our website to reserve your space online, or email events@iceanyc.org.



April 6, 2018 – 7:30 PM, MITPP Presents: THE AGING PSYCHOANALYST

Reidy Hall of Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th & 80th Streets)
New York, NY

Here’s a paradox: psychoanalytic practice focuses on the impact of early loss, trauma, and conflict as they inform and shape patient and analyst's experience in the present.  Whatever our particular theory, we’re accustomed to making these links and helping people unpack and move beyond their personal ghosts.  But there’s a future ghost that we avoid examining, no matter who we're working with.  It is the ghost of who we will become—of our own aging. Most of us avoid dealing with the inevitability of growing old, much less our death.  We avoid examining, much less theorizing, its impact on us as analysts. How will we manage the impending diminishment of capacity that often comes with aging?  How will we help our patients confront this, and other actualities associated with aging?  
This presentation examines the impact—personal and theoretical—of aging on us as analysts. Dr. Slochower then considers how aging may affect our relationship to the work we do.  Do we shift our theory or alter our adherence to it as we grow older, and if so, how?
Learning objectives:
Participants will: 1) be able to describe the central issues and conflicts raised by the prospect of aging,
2) understand how our avoidance of aging can close down the treatment experience, 3) be able to link changes in theory to changes in the analyst's perspective as he/she ages, 4) have a clearer understanding of the positive and negative ways that aging can affect the analyst's work.
Joyce Slochower Ph.D., ABPP, Professor Emerita of Psychology: Hunter College & the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Faculty and Supervisor: NYU Postdoctoral Program; The Steven Mitchell Center; National Training Program, NIP; Philadelphia Center for Relational Studies, Philadelphia; Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, San Francisco.  Dr. Slochower has published numerous articles on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and technique.  Second Editions of her two books, Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective (1996) and Psychoanalytic Collisions (2006), were released in 2014 (Routledge). She is Co-Editor, with Lew Aron and Sue Grand, of the forthcoming books De-idealizing Relational Theory: A Critique from Within and Decentering Relational Theory: A Comparative Critique.  

No registration or fee required.  Refreshments served following the presentation.

For further information: email mitppnyc@aol.com, visit www.MITPP.org or phone (212) 496-2858


Sunday, April 15, 2018 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, IEA Open House Greenwich House * 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor * New York, NY 10014
Faculty Speaker Bonnie Y. Allie, MPS, LCAT, NCPsyA

Hide and Seek: Therapist at Play A brief vignette from a young boy’s treatment will serve as a springboard for thought and dialogue about creativity and development. The story, “A Journey through Chaos to the Land of the Real” evolved in the playground of the treatment hour. Children use play and art to think, to show and tell how they experience life, and to expand and stretch their capacity for being. The playground existing in the mind of the therapist and the child becomes the soil for growth, a place for practicing, working out conflict, for pretending, and for trying on identities and acting them out. As clinicians we often find ourselves lost in the chaos of our work, the latest and greatest treatment method, and the ups and downs of our personal lives. In order to live in the challenging “Land of the Real” we too need playgrounds to refresh our thinking and unwind. Who we play with and where we play nurtures our capacity for creative thought. IEA and the people it attracts, starting with its founding father, Art Robbins, offers a unique playground for exploration with minds from many creative disciplines, some of whom you will have a chance to meet at the Open House. Bonnie will speak of her personal history and how IEA was instrumental in shaping her experience as a student, clinician, teacher, and therapist.

Bonnie is a Creative Arts Therapist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and child therapist in private practice in New York City and in New Rochelle. She has been working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples for over 30 years. She works collaboratively with parents and caregivers as well as with teachers and other professionals. For most of her personal and professional life she has been involved with children and adults on the autistic spectrum. She is a painter and is writing autobiographical fiction based on childhood memories and play. Faculty and supervisor at IEA and NYIPT.

 Student Speaker Althea Vasilas, BA, MA   Alethea incorporates her background in dance, cultural anthropology, and organic farming into her exploration of new relational possibilities that come about during therapeutic process.  She holds a BA in Africana Studies from Brown University, an MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University, and is the Executive Director of Orkestai Farm, an Art Farm for people of All Abilities, including people with Autism.  She is currently training as a psychoanalyst at the Institute for Expressive Analysis.  Alethea’s talk is titled: Entering Psychoanalysis through the Barn Door:  How I came from the Field (both anthropological and agricultural) to train as a Psychoanalyst at IEA.

 Light refreshments will be served.  This event is free, but a RSVP is required.  Visit our website to reserve your space online, or email events@ieanyc.org.


April 29, 2018 * 12:30-3:00 PM,  The Institute for Expressive Analysis Presents
More Than Words:  Collaborating with Adjunctive Treatment Modalities

Greenwich House
 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor
 New York, NY 10014

Light refreshments will be served.  This event is free, but advanced reservation is required.  
Visit our website to reserve your space online, or email events@ieanyc.org.   WWW.IEANYC.ORG

In some cases, the requirement for verbal expression may limit accessing and/or processing important preverbal or traumatic material.  This can lead to impasse and even potentially failed treatment. IEA encourages candidates to draw from their creative arts training in clinical work. However, sometimes what may be helpful is the addition of a modality that is practiced by another clinician.  Finding the right adjunctive treatment and clinician can be critical to success. 

This panel of two pairs will discuss their experience of collaborating in adjunctive treatments that successfully moved the work forward.  In addition to discussing how the cases evolved, they will share their experiences of working in collaboration with another clinician.

Panel Presenters are:
Patricia Tidwell, PhD, LCSW
Faculty and supervisor IEA, PPSC; Faculty ICP, EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist

Scott Palyo, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, New York Medical College

Heather Ferguson,  LCSW
Faculty and supervisor IEA, IPSS, and Trauma Consultant, MIP

Kristin Long, LCAT, LP
Faculty and supervisor, IEA


May 3 - 6, 2018, 13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference, Ferenczi in Our Time and A Renaissance of Psychoanalysis, Florence, Italy

MAY 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Breakfast at 9:30 AM, MITPP presents A CLINICAL WORKSHOP: HELPING CHILDREN COPE  

LOCATION: The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
1090 St. Nicholas Avenue (located on West 165th Street between St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenues, downstairs level next to Church Santa Rosa de Lima)
FEE:         $50 includes refreshments (no fee to MCMH staff)
                   $30 Student Fee (includes refreshments), with proof of student status
                   On site registration: $60 or $40 (students with proof of student status)
                   No fee to MCMH Staff members.

As mental health practitioners who work with vulnerable children and adolescents how do we decide the best ways to intervene?  How do we choose the best modality and technique? When is it most effective to work primarily with the child with occasional parent guidance, and when is it best to focus more on parent work? In this workshop, Dr. Dubinsky will discuss these issues in the context of key developmental topics that are relevant for children and adolescents. Some of the topics include:

1. Social and Emotional Development: Frustration tolerance; problem-solving; play and social communication; friendships and conflict; development of empathy.
2. Transitions: Separation; transition difficulty between places, activities, bedtime and sleeping; family changes including new sibling, moving, new caretakers; parents’ separation and divorce; illness and death.
3. Self-Regulation: Modulation of affect; balanced schedule and electronic devices regulation (parent); developing an inner voice/observing ego
4. Self-Esteem/Self-Concept: Body image; balance of self/other regard; externalization and internalization.

Learning objectives:
This workshop will help attendees gain understanding of developmentally appropriate stages of development and how to help children progress, gain understanding of how to work with parents around these issues, and gain a sense of how to intervene in helping children of various ages to cope.

Lisa Dubinsky, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist, with a special interest in early childhood and children on the autism spectrum. She is a consultant with mainstream preschools and works with children of all ages, parents, and adults in psychotherapy. Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescent Program; William Alanson White Institute.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 10, 2018. On-site registration fee applies after that date.
Contact:  Joyce A. Lerner, L.C.S.W., Director, MITPP     mitppnyc@aol.com
(212) 496-2858           www.MITPP.org

May 30 - June 1st, 2018, Annual conference of the international psychohistorical association (sponsored by ori)


October 25 - 27, 2018 -IFPE's 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: UNSILENCING, Mayflower Park Hotel, Seattle, Washington www.ifpe.org/2018-conference/