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September

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday Sep 21, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor, New York, NY

Case Presentation: Overcoming Sadomasochism - The Transformative Power of Psychoanalysis

Join us for a case presentation and discussion of a young woman's psychoanalytic journey.  She was initially drawn to painful, humiliating, sadomasochistic relationships. Through psychoanalysis she became capable of making different choices about relationships.

Presenter: Jennifer Schimmel, MD

Discussant: Leslie Cummins, DSW

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Jennifer Schimmel, MD and Leslie Cummins, DSW are psychoanalysts and Faculty at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY) affiliated with NYU School of Medicine.

About the Presentation

Join us for a case presentation and discussion of a young woman's psychoanalytic journey. She was initially drawn to painful, humiliating, sadomasochistic relationships. Both her inner psychic world and her outside life consisted of only victims and perpetrators. Her gender identifications were entrenched and limiting. Through psychoanalysis she became capable of making different choices about relationships, and she avoided self-defeating behaviors. She developed over time the capacity to truly love and be loved.

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.

September

Memorial | Saturday Sep 21, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Location: NYU Langone Health Science Building, Room SB-103

Memories of Shelley

The event will be a memorial celebration of the psychoanalytic life  of Dr. Shelley Orgel, our beloved PANY colleague who died in December of 2018 at the age of ninety.

Free - RSVP required

About the Event

After an introduction and overview by Dr David Frank, three of his close senior colleagues - Dr. Lawrence Friedman, Dr. Robert Glick, and Dr. Judy Kantrowitz - will reflect on Shelley's psychoanalytic legacy. Then brief vignettes of his personal impact will be offered by Drs. Jason Wheeler, Birgit Elias, Marina Mirkin, Jennifer Stuart, and Laurie Wilson. Dr. Orgel's son Jeremy, graduate analyst and an attending psychiatrist in McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute at St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, will share his reflections.  Finally, as a response to our presenters we will welcome discussion from the audience, with David Frank as moderator.

About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Jeremy Orgel is a graduate analyst and member of San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis; Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine. He is an attending psychiatrist at McAuley Neuropsychiatric Institute at St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco.

October

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday October 5 & 19, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

Psychosis and Psychoanalysis

We will review of the history of the seminal contributions of psychoanalytic thinkers to theories of psychosis, as well as their applications. The benefits, limitations and dangers of psychoanalytic treatments of psychosis will be addressed.

Presenter: Joel Gold, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5 (per seminar)

About the Speaker(s)

JOEL GOLD, M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. He evaluates and treats adults in his private practice in Manhattan. Dr. Gold practices both psychotherapy and medication management. Dr. Gold graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University, earning a B.Sc. in Neuroscience, with honors, and an M.D.C.M. from McGill University. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University Medical Center. Dr. Gold is the co-founder of the Tibetan Support Group, which he led for five years, at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. He was Unit Chief of the Inpatient Psychiatric Training Unit at Bellevue, became Bellevue's Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services and finally the hospital's Director of the Psychiatric Outpatient Division. Dr. Gold is a regular contributor to Edge.org and his work has been profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times, on This American Life, and elsewhere. Dr. Gold has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Psychiatry, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, The Journal of Traumatic Stress, The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and The American Journal of Epidemiology. His first book, Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness was published in 2014.

About the Presentation
Before the advent of antipsychotic medications, the only treatment options available to psychiatrists who worked with patients with psychosis in the first half of the 20th century were talk therapies and brutal somatic ones, notably frontal lobotomy. The results of the psychoanalysis of psychosis were decidedly mixed, but over the last 35 years negative, even hostile attitudes toward talk therapies with psychotic individuals have taken root.
 
This talk will endeavor to address appropriate concerns while also revisiting the utility of a psychoanalytic approach toward patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic illness. We will review of the history of the seminal contributions of psychoanalytic thinkers to theories of psychosis, as well as their applications. The benefits, limitations and dangers of psychoanalytic treatments of psychosis will be addressed.
Learning Objectives
1. To develop an understanding of important analytic theories of psychosis.
 
2. To recognize the risks and benefits of utilizing psychoanalytic techniques when treating psychosis.
 
3. To appreciate the ways in which one can and should tailor talk therapy depending on the symptomatology being addressed (ie neurosis, psychosis, borderline pathology).
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.

October

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Panel | Saturday October 26, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, Alumni Hall A

Panel Discussion: "Reverie, Field Theory, and Contemporary Analytic Technique"

This panel will introduce and illustrate through clinical process material basic concepts relative to Ferro’s Field theory, focusing on their implications for analytic listening and  interpretive intervention (e.g., the Field as “emotional gps;” “casting of characters” and “signals from the field;” saturated and unsaturated interpretations; analytic discourse as the adult, verbal “Squiggle Game”). It will also touch on the relationship of Field Theory to certain undeveloped intimations in the work of Freud and some contemporary (non-Lacanian) French psychoanalysts, such as Andre Green.

Panelists:

Howard Levine, MD
David Power, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 2.5

About the Speaker(s)

Howard B. Levine, is a member of APSA, PINE, the Contemporary Freudian Society, on the faculty of the NYU post-doc Contemporary Freudian track, on the editorial Board of the IJP and Psychoanalytic Inquiry, editor-in-chief of the Routledge Wilfred Bion Studies Book Series and in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has authored many articles, book chapters, and reviews on psychoanalytic process and technique and the treatment of primitive personality disorders. His co-edited books include Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning (Karnac 2013); On Freud’s Screen Memories (Karnac 2014); The Wilfred Bion Tradition (Karnac 2016); Bion in Brazil. (Karnac 2017) and Andre Green Revisited: Representation and the Work of the Negative (Karnac 2018). He is the author of Transformations de l’Irreprésentable (Ithaque 2019).

 

David G. Power is a founding member of the The Boston Group for Psychoanalytic Studies. He is Past President, Supervisory and Teaching Analyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is the co-editor with Howard Levine, of Engaging Primitive Anxieties of the Emerging Self (2017). He maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and supervision in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About the Presentation

Resting on the contributions of Bion, Winnicott and the Barangers, Nino Ferro’s Field Theory marks an important contribution to analytic technique applicable to the treatment of all patients across the diagnostic spectrum. It is part of a broad movement at the frontiers of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking and practice that has helped move us from a predominant focus on uncovering unconscious contents to an additional focus on the creation and strengthening of psychic processes, such as waking dream thought and night time dreams, containment and affect tolerance and the production and containment of thought. 

Ferro’s Field Theory has sharpened analytic listening, allowed analysts a broader and more refined range of interventions, made some of what has been called the intuitive ‘art’ of psychoanalysis more describable and therefore more teachable to students as a matter of technique and helped more clearly define the intersubjective participation of the analyst in the analytic process. While applicable to the analysis of neurotic patients, Field theory has also proved useful in extending the reach of analytic treatment to primitive mind states, such as borderline and narcissistic disorders, addictions, perversions, psychosomatic disorders and the sequelae of early or massive trauma.

This panel will introduce and illustrate through clinical process material basic concepts relative to Ferro’s Field theory, focusing on their implications for analytic listening and  interpretive intervention (e.g., the Field as “emotional gps;” “casting of characters” and “signals from the field;” saturated and unsaturated interpretations; analytic discourse as the adult, verbal “Squiggle Game”). It will also touch on the relationship of Field Theory to certain undeveloped intimations in the work of Freud and some contemporary (non-Lacanian) French psychoanalysts, such as Andre Green.

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 11, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

A Seminar on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Technique Making Gabriel Byrne a Better Therapist

"in Treatment" is a thought provoking HBO televisions series about a psychologist, portrayed by Gabriel Byrne, and his weekly sessions with patients, as well as those with his own therapist, and offers a tantalizing peek at the psychopathology of everyday life. Ms. Abrams will show clips which highlight psychodynamic psychotherapy principles and use them as a springboard for discussion about technique. 

Presenter: Ellen Abrams, LCSW

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Ellen Abrams, LCSW is a psychotherapist and Faculty member at PANY.

About the Presentation

"in Treatment" is a thought provoking HBO televisions series about a psychologist, portrayed by Gabriel Byrne, and his weekly sessions with patients, as well as those with his own therapist, and offers a tantalizing peek at the psychopathology of everyday life. Ms. Abrams will show clips which highlight psychodynamic psychotherapy principles and use them as a springboard for discussion about technique. 

Learning Objectives
1. The meaning and importance of holding the frame in psychodynamic psychotherapy
2.  To avoid countertransference enactments in favor of analytic exploration
3.  Learn how the therapist's self-disclosure can be a deterrent to the development of transference  
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 25, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

Dreams in Theory and Practice

Since Freud's opus of 1900 the dream and the process of dreaming remain the royal road to the heart of our work. To know how to work with dreams is tantamount to knowing how to do psychoanalysis. This lecture will review the core discoveries of mind, starting with Freud, which explains 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.

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Douglas Van der Heide, MD is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst practicing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. His work is grounded in the seminal discoveries of Sigmund Freud as well as later contributors including Klein, Lewin, Winnicott, and Meltzer. Dr. Van der Heide trains psychiatric residents, fellows and psychoanalytic candidates. He has numerous publications in the field

 
About the Presentation

Since Freud's opus of 1900 the dream and the process of dreaming remain the royal road to the heart of our work. To know how to work with dreams is tantamount to knowing how to do psychoanalysis. This lecture will review the core discoveries of mind, starting with Freud, which explains 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.

Learning Objectives
1. Review Freud's basic postulates of mind
2. Highlight the shifts in thinking from Freud to Bion
3. Demonstrate how dream "data" can be utilized to promote a deeper understanding of the patient's mind and conflicts
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.

Psychoanalytic Association of New York
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