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Attend our Psychoanalytic Open House

January 30, 2021

Join us for an engaging case presentation. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A where representatives from the Outreach Committee and PANY Faculty will be available for questions.

Important Notice About PANY Events

March 28, 2020

Due to precautions in response to COVID-19 at NYU Langone Health, PANY events will be held via Zoom Videoconference until further notice. More information and updates will be provided when available.

 

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OPEN HOUSE

PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING POGRAM

Open House | Saturday January 30, 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Psychoanalytic Training Open House

Join us for a case presentation and discussion. Representatives from the Outreach Committee and PANY Faculty will be available for questions.

Presenter: Guillermo Valdes, MD

Discussant: Dionne Powell, MD

 

CME/ Social Work CE Credits NOT Available

About the Speaker(s)

Presenter: Guillermo Valdes, MD

Discussant: Dionne Powell, MD

About the Presentation

Join us for a case presentation and discussion. Representatives from the Outreach Committee and PANY Faculty will be available for questions.

January

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday January 30, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Insights from Couple Therapy: What Working with Couples Has Taught Me About Couple Fights, Projective Identification, and Partner Selection

Working for 40-plus years both as a couple therapist and a psychoanalyst has given Dr. Art Nielsen a special window into the problems of intimate relationships. This workshop will focus on three related topics that can facilitate the clinical work of psychoanalytic individual therapists and couple therapists alike.

 

Presenter: Arthur C. Nielsen, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 2.5

About the Speaker(s)
Presenter: Arthur C. Nielsen, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University


Arthur Nielsen, M.D. is a full-time, practicing psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and couple therapist in Chicago, Illinois. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, a faculty member at Northwestern's Family Institute in Evanston, and a faculty member of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis where he has taught courses in severe personality disorders, psychoanalytic research and single case design, and, relevant to this workshop, couple therapy.

For many years and until recently, he was the coordinator of a popular for-credit course he developed for Northwestern undergraduates, “Marriage 101: Building Loving and Lasting Relationships.” In recent years, he has lectured nationally and internationally, and has taught courses on couple therapy to students in Iran and China.

He is the author of more than 40 published professional papers in the fields of psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and couple therapy, together with a textbook, A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches. Much of this present workshop is based on his recent lead article in The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association titled: Projective Identification in Couples.
About the Presentation

Working for 40-plus years both as a couple therapist and a psychoanalyst has given Dr. Art Nielsen a special window into the problems of intimate relationships. This workshop will focus on three related topics that can facilitate the clinical work of psychoanalytic individual therapists and couple therapists alike.

We will first review the most common vicious cycles that couples get caught up in. Understanding these will help therapists be more informed when they hear patients complaining about such fights, but only from their patient’s limited point of view.

We will then take up the often misunderstood, but nonetheless uniquely valuable concept of projective identification as it applies to such cycles, explains their tenacity, and points us to therapeutic options.

Finally, we will discuss how projective identification accounts for some forms of partner selection and polarizations in marriage. Throughout, we will demystify and critically examine the concept of projective identification, highlighting its strengths, limitations, and independence from other Kleinian concepts.

Learning Objectives
  • 1. Recognize the most common vicious cycles that cause deterioration in couple relationships, and then use an understanding of each type to inform interventions that can move couples towards collaboration and intimate connection.
    2. Demystify, unpack, and critically evaluate the concept of projective identification and apply it to explaining and remediating intransigent couple conflicts.
    3. Understand unconscious, maladaptive partner selection, including some common “fatal attractions.”
CME / Social Work CE statement
ACCME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with NYU Langone Health is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0124.

January

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday January 30 10:00AM-11:30AM & February 6, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Group Psychoanalysis: Who Knew?

In this offering, Dr. Attwell will introduce the class to the didactic similarities and differences between individual and group psychoanalysis as well as how they can work in effective tandem. He will then run a 30 minute experiential group to illustrate the key principles in a here-and-now focus on growth of the interpersonal ego and meaningful affective communication. In closing, the class will wrestle to link the didactic and experiential portions of the class to illuminate future directions of learning.

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 3

(must attend both sessions for credit)
About the Speaker(s)

Chap Attwell, MD

About the Presentation

Individual psychoanalysis offers a host of pitfalls and opportunities for psychological growth through the use and analysis of transference, unconscious fantasy, dream analysis, interpretation, and a strong working alliance. Few candidates in training know that group psychoanalysis offers unique windows into the understanding and treatment of the pre-Oedipal character, early life trauma, addiction disorders, and other difficult-to-formulate, unconscious, persistent struggles.

In this 90 minute offering, Dr. Attwell will introduce the class to the didactic similarities and differences between individual and group psychoanalysis as well as how they can work in effective tandem. He will then run a 30 minute experiential group to illustrate the key principles in a here-and-now focus on growth of the interpersonal ego and meaningful affective communication. In closing, the class will wrestle to link the didactic and experiential portions of the class to illuminate future directions of learning.

Learning Objectives
1. To differentiate the parameters of individual v. Group psychoanalysis 
2. To introduce the concept of the interpersonal ego
3. To Demonstrate the core principles and techniques of effective affective communication in group 
CME / Social Work CE statement
ACCME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with NYU Langone Health is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0124.

March

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday March 20, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Meditation, Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Bypassing

In recent years, mindfulness has become a popular and useful therapeutic tool. Distinctions between secular mindfulness and meditation as a part of a spiritual practice have become blurred, leading to inappropriate use of meditation as a substitute for necessary psychological growth. This “spiritual bypassing”, as it has been termed, can be challenging to recognize and work with in therapy.

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Kathleen Lyon, MD is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in NYC since 1991, and a student and practitioner of Buddhism for more than 20 years. A training analyst at PANY, she has taught courses on theory and technique in the psychoanalytic program there, and has taught and supervised at the NYU Medical Center Psychiatry residency program. She has also taught mindfulness meditation and compassion cultivation meditation programs in NYC and elsewhere. She is a member of the Contemplative Studies Project in NYC.

About the Presentation

Meditation, Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Bypassing:
In recent years, mindfulness has become a popular and useful therapeutic tool. Distinctions between secular mindfulness and meditation as a part of a spiritual practice have become blurred, leading to inappropriate use of meditation as a substitute for necessary psychological growth. This “spiritual bypassing”, as it has been termed, can be challenging recognize and work with in therapy.
A young adult with a history of early deprivation presented for therapy after disappointing personal and academic setbacks. Through treatment, it was discovered this patient used spiritual bypassing to defend against social contact and achievement of appropriate young adult life goals. Join us for a discussion of how spiritual bypassing, a defensive use of spiritual pursuit/identity to avoid psychological difficulties or growth, manifests in this case, various other ways it can present, and how it can be approached and worked with in treatment.

Learning Objectives
Distinguich clinical mindfulness practices from spiritual meditation practices

Define spiritual bypassing

Identify and address defensive uses of spiritual practices in psychotherapy

CME / Social Work CE statement
ACCME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with NYU Langone Health is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0124.

March

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday March 20, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

TBD

 

Presenter: Marilia Aisenstein

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)

Presenter: Marilia Aisenstein

Training and Supervising Analyst, Paris Psychoanalytical Society and of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society; Past President, Paris Psychosomatic Institute.
CME / Social Work CE statement
ACCME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with NYU Langone Health is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0124.

APRIL

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday April 10, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Use of the Therapist’s Subjectivity in Treating Survivors of Relational Trauma

Working with patients with a history of relational trauma, including sexual, physical, and emotional, presents the dynamic therapist with a host of challenges.  These treatments may call upon the therapist’s subjectivity and experience in difficult, often confusing ways.

Presenter: Leslie Cummins, DSW

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Leslie Cummins, DSW is a Faculty Member and Chair of the Fellowship Program at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York.

About the Presentation

Working with patients with a history of relational trauma, including sexual, physical, and emotional, presents the dynamic therapist with a host of challenges.  These treatments may call upon the therapist’s subjectivity and experience in difficult, often confusing ways.  Understanding the various and specific transference, countertransference, and enactments that may arise in this work, however, offers opportunity not easily found in other modalities for working through early malignant relationships.  In this seminar, we will discuss the forms therapeutic interaction may take and how the therapist may make best use of his or herself in these interactions.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
 
Discuss particular transference and countertransference enactments that may emerge in treatment of trauma survivors.
 
Discuss identification, projective identification, and enactment.

Discuss the use of these and of the self in trauma treatment.
CME / Social Work CE statement
ACCME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with NYU Langone Health is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0124.

April

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Memorial | Saturday April 21

Dr. Leonard Shengold Memorial Event

 

TBD

 

MAY

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Monday May 10

“The Ubiquity of Countertransferential and Other Personal Responses in Psychoanalytic Education”

 TBD
About the Speaker(s)

Arden Rothstein, Ph.D.Arden Rothstein, Ph.D.Training and Supervising Analyst, PANYClinical Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of MedicineChair, Progressions Committee, Department of Psychoanalytic Education, American Psychoanalytic Association

CME / Social Work CE statement
ACCME Accreditation Statement for Joint Providership 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY). The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Psychoanalytic Association of New York, affiliated with NYU Langone Health is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0124.

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