Psychoanalysis for the Modern World.

Educating psychoanalysts to help people become the best versions of themselves.

PANY Updates.

Inaugural Marianne Goldberger, MD Memorial Lecture

"Fifty Shades of Upgrade: The Existential Escapades of Sex-Tech"
Marianne Goldberger, MD was a prominent New York psychoanalyst who had a wide- ranging career that spanned 60 years. Dr. Goldberger was a training and supervising adult and child analyst for decades, contributed numerous academic publications in her field, and was a cherished teacher, mentor and a superb clinician. Dr. Goldberger was devoted to her patients, her supervisees and to her work. She was a very beloved wife, mother, aunt and grandmother.
In honor of her memory, a group of PANY Faculty formed the Marianne Goldberger Memorial Lecture Fund (MGMLF), whose purpose is to enable a significant psychoanalytic thinker to share their original work with us in an annual lecture. 
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Sex and technology have always partnered for pleasure, novelty, transcendence, and perversion. The tech enterprise is rooted in original anxiety about limitation and how it might be transcended. Tools and machines help us with our battle against threat while making possible new modes of pleasure. The internet and associated technologies (AI) have enabled the creation of an alternative adult world of sex dolls and sex robots, cybersex, teledildonics, sexting, catfishing, internet porn, and more in the widespread deployment of omnipotent fantasy. This paper explores the intimate connection between sex and technology, discusses the massive sea change in the new sexual landscape, and offers several clinical vignettes, including one of a man who loved a synthetic doll, to illustrate this connection.


During these difficult times, faculty and students at PANY have worked hard to keep going. PANY has continued its educational and admissions activities during the Coronavirus pandemic - including classes and case supervision for our students as well as video interviews for applicants to our training programs - via Zoom and other video and audio platforms. PANY continue its classes for the current academic year ending June 2023. We have not yet decided if classes then will be in-person only or hybrid (video and in-person).

As psychoanalysts, we believe in the importance of our work, in some ways especially so during these stressful times; and as hardy New Yorkers, we are committed to maintaining our presence as educators, psychoanalysts, and psychotherapists for the New York City community.

What We Do.

For those who seek an understanding of emotional life, PANY is an education and treatment center, affiliated with NYU Grossman School of Medicine, that provides training and therapy based on psychoanalytic understanding of the core human dilemmas from childhood through adulthood.

Our training programs offer educational opportunities for clinicians at varying levels of background and experience. Click here for a timeline of all education programs. 

The New PANY.

IPE, the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, is now called PANY, the Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with NYU School of Medicine.

2022-23 PANY Events

PANY offers educational events for its members and for the general public. These include lectures, seminars, panel discussions, and clinical presentations.

April 29

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program Open House:

Join us for the Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program Open House featuring PANY Faculty and Psychotherapy candidates. Participants will have the opportunity to join a Q&A with faculty from the PANY Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program.


Mar 18

Psychic Bisexuality 
This talk will attempt to throw some light on the contemporary use of the concept of bisexuality in one analyst’s clinical work.

Presenter: Rajiv Gulati, MD

Mar 25

Hidden in Plain Sight - Sex and Psychoanalysis
This talk will explore how the sensory-emotion experiences of sensual physicality in human sexual experience are forms of symbolic representations reflecting core personality object relations fantasy. 

Presenter: Eric Marcus, MD

Apr 1

Dreams in Theory and Practice

Dr. Van der Heide will review the core discoveries of mind, starting with Freud, which explain the why and wherefore of dreaming with the goal of underscoring how to work with them in the office to enrich and deepen the therapeutic exchange.  

Presenter: Douglas Van der Heide, MD

Apr 15

Couples Therapy Skills for Clinicians with Psychodynamic Training

 In this presentation, we will review concepts from both psychoanalytic and systemic perspectives to better understand that shift, and to help clinicians gain confidence in their work with couples.

Presenter: Susan Resek, LCSW-R

Apr 22

Hans Loewald: A Theoretician for All Seasons of Our Lives

Loewald’s re-interpretations of Freud, with his own focus on the developmentally archaic to mature oscillations in language, communication and the psychic impact of relationships, develop a modern, flexible open-system theory of mind.

Rosemary H. Balsam, F.R.C.Psych., M.R.C.P.

Apr 29

Topic: Children

Presenter: Monica Michell, MD


​The Importance of Film for Psychoanalysis

By Herb Stein MD


Psychoanalysis changes lives.


At a time when training in most mental health fields is focused on time limited biological and behavioral interventions, we believe in the importance of training clinicians to do in-depth work with patients, providing effective and durable results.   


We believe in making affordable treatment available to the New York City community through our consultation and treatment service.


We are dedicated to providing the highest quality in psychoanalytic treatment and education.

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