Psychoanalysis for the Modern World.

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

PANY Updates.

A Message from PANY

We feel it our sad duty to share this message with the community following tragic events nationwide. As an institute, as a community, as colleagues, we stand with our Asian and Asian-American members and strongly condemn any and all acts of violence and aggression against anyone based on racial, ethnic, gender, or sexual identity. These events are a horrific reminder of our need for continued responsibility and sensitivity toward one another, both professionally and personally, as practitioners and as teachers, and in our community at large. We hope for better justice and understanding in the days ahead; in the meanwhile we grieve for all affected by this recent tragedy. As we struggle with the profound sadness and outrage following these tragedies that have befallen the Black and Asian communities, we stand in solidarity with the victims and with those who are expressing protest. We also wish for the safety of all as they do so. During this precarious time in our country, we strive to find ways to heal and come together. Most of all, we hope that we will find better ways to take care of each other. Although psychoanalysis is typically seen as a treatment focused on the individual - the inner psychic workings of the person - it is also inherently a discipline focused on life. Ultimately, psychoanalysis is a therapy about the potential of living and about change. Our task is to help our patients encounter and activate the best within themselves, so that they may move towards creating a better future. As psychoanalysts we must stand with life.

Visit our INSIGHTS Section to listen to the podcast "Off the Couch," hosted by PANY Faculty

The IPA podcast "Off the Couch" takes a look at Institute life and analytic work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by PANY Faculty Member Harvey Schwartz, MD with guest, PANY Director David Frank, MD.


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 will continue its classes when the new academic year starts in September, 2020. We have not yet decided if classes then will be via video or 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.

Please scroll down for more information about the admissions process for our psychoanalytic and psychotherapy training programs as well as for information about our consultation and treatment service for new patients.

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.

2021-22 PANY Events

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

Oct 16 - Nov 20

6-session seminar, Saturdays
Introduction to Theory and Technique in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis 
A 6-week seminar for graduate psychology and social work students, psychiatry residents, and mental health professionals. 
Presenters: Anne Erreich, PhD & Malini Singh, PhD

Dec 4

Money in the Psychoanalytic Situation
Emphasizing transference and countertransference, the presentation will focus on the experience of money within the psychoanalytic collaboration.

Presenter: Arnold Rothstein, MD

Dec 11

The Meaning of the Adjustments in the Psychoanalytic Frame in Response to COVID
This paper considers the problem of desubjecification -- the loss of a sense of personal uniqueness and individual narrative -- for both patient and analyst --as a result of COVID and its disruptions. 

Steven H. Cooper, PhD
Lucy B. La Farge, MD
Mitchell Wilson, MD

Jan 8

Meditation, Psychotherapy, and Spiritual Bypassing
 “Spiritual bypassing”, as it has been termed, can be challenging to recognize and work with in therapy.
Kathleen Lyon, MD

Jan 24

Healing from Extramarital Affairs: Insights from a Psychoanalyst Couple Therapist


Presenter: Arthur C. Nielsen, MD


Feb 5

A Seminar on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Technique Making Gabriel Byrne a Better Therapist
Ms. Abrams will show clips from the show "in Treatment" which highlight psychodynamic psychotherapy principles and use them as a springboard for discussion about technique. 
Presenter: Ellen Abrams, LCSW


​The Importance of Film for Psychoanalysis

By Herb Stein MD

Episode 52: A Report from New York and on Institute Life During the Pandemic with David Frank, MD. Source:


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.

Psychoanalytic Association of New York
NYU Department of Psychiatry
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New York, NY 10016

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