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Important Notice About PANY Events


For the upcoming 2022-2023 Academic Year

we anticipate allowing for in-person, virtual learning, and hybrid (when combined) for our advanced training programs, (Psychoanalytic and Psychotherapy). We are currently assessing whether the Prelude to Training Seminar Series will be in-person or virtual. We will begin the 2022-23 Graduate Society Scientific Meetings virtually, with the annual C. Philip Wilson Memorial Lecture. Subsequent scientific meetings may be held in-person or hybrid. The format for Fellowship has yet to be determined. Note: Those enrolled in the pilot virtual opportunities in the advanced training programs will continue virtual/hybrid learning.

 

We are guided by our parent institution (NYU Langone Health), which makes determinations regarding safety restrictions in times of public health emergencies, based upon state and federal guidance, and public health best practcies. When NYU Langone Health imposes masking and capacity restrictions, we hold all programming virtually.  If necessary due to worsening pandemic conditions, we may again start the impending new academic year as Virtual Learning only. As the 2022-23 academic year approaches, we will provide an update regarding learning conditions.

September

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday September 17, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

"So, where are you from, Doc, really?": An analytic perspective on identity, race and ethnicity in the dyad

Dr. Shirke conceptualizes racism and prejudice as the consequence of intergenerational transference of experiences and attitudes about the identities of self and of others. Two analytic theories of mind can be applied to grasp this intellectually, prior to integrating emotionally this sensibility.

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Aneil M. Shirke, M.D., Ph.D, is on the faculty of PANY and NYU. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and graduate psychoanalyst. He has worked for the Visiting Nurse Service of NY, and has taught at Columbia University and Mt. Sinai. He has a private practice in the West Village. He enjoys conversing between different psychoanalytic theories of mind to understand better the experiences of patients and trainees alike. 

 
About the Presentation
Dr. Shirke conceptualizes racism and prejudice as the consequence of intergenerational transference of experiences and attitudes about the identities of self and of others. Two analytic theories of mind can be applied to grasp this intellectually, prior to integrating emotionally this sensibility.
 
From an object-relations point of view, our experiences of ourselves in relation to others are initially within our family of origin, and eventually are of ourselves (usually within the family unit) relating to the outside world. The speech and behavior of those around us regarding concrete aspects of identity, such as skin tone, class or perceived ethnicity (religion, race, culture, nation of origin), are internalized most often via non-verbal experiences, but also at times by explicit verbal instruction. These early experiences are transferred on top of current experiences. And analytically, we can understand that the template of our formative experiences were themselves transferred from what was experienced by people in previous generations.
 
From a self-psychological point of view, our subjective self-estimation is transferred from what was 'mirrored' to us by those around us, starting with parents and growing to include others in our community. This mirroring includes what we think is esteemed subjectively as good or bad by those others. Analytically, what is mirrored as valuable by those others is also transferred from what was mirrored as good or bad to them in previous generations.
 
A particular set of objective and subjective experiences of African-Americans is distinguishable from that of other people who have been targets of prejudice, such as voluntary immigrants. The fact of slavery, the relatively recent history of the ownership of a group of people as a form of capital in early industrial farming, has left an impression that can be better understood both from the object-relations point of view and also a self-psychological perspective.
Learning Objectives
1. Students should be able to describe a connection between a particular person's early experiences of identity and how that has become internalized into the way they relate to others.
 
2. Students should be able to describe a connection between a particular person's subjective sense of themselves and how that self-estimation is the result of what they sensed was subjectively valued by those in their developmental years.
 
3. Students should be able to discuss what, if anything, is analytically distinct about the African-American experience.
 
CME / 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 (affiliated with NYU Grossman School of Medicine) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0112.

September

Graduate Society

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Monday, September 19 | 8:15 PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Twentieth C. Philip Wilson, MD, Memorial Lecture: "Deception in Anorexia Nervosa: An Aspect of the No-Entry System of Defense"

Williams (1997) describes a subgroup of patients with anorexia nervosa who have been on the receiving end of intrusive maternal projections and consequently develop a no-entry system of defense. This paper explores how deception may function as an aspect of this system. 

Presenter:
Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, ABPP, FIPA, CEDS-S
 
Program Committee Chair:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available

About the Speaker(s)

Tom Wooldridge, PsyD, ABPP, FIPA, CEDS-S is Chair in the Department of Psychology at Golden Gate University as well as a psychoanalyst and board-certified, licensed psychologist. He has published journal articles and book chapters on topics such as eating disorders, masculinity, technology, and psychoanalytic treatment. His first book, Understanding Anorexia Nervosa in Males, was published by Routledge in 2016 and has been praised as “groundbreaking” and a “milestone publication in our field.” His second book, Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak, an edited volume in the Relational Perspectives Book Series, was published by Routledge in 2018. His third book, Eating Disorders (New Introductions to Contemporary Psychoanalysis), will be released in 2022. In addition, Dr. Wooldridge has been interviewed by numerous media publications including Newsweek, Slate, WebMD, and others for his work. He is on the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, Faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC) and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP), an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF’s Medical School, and has a private practice in Berkeley, CA.

About the Presentation

Williams (1997) describes a subgroup of patients with anorexia nervosa who have been on the receiving end of intrusive maternal projections and consequently develop a no-entry system of defense. This paper explores how deception may function as an aspect of this system. First, deception may serve as a self-preservative effort to evade emotional contact with the maternal object, experienced as inimical, and to attenuate accompanying persecutory anxiety. Second, rumination – painful thoughts, feelings, and sensations – about the deception being discovered by the object functions as an aspect of body-mind dissociation by leveraging the mind’s hypnoid capacities to construct an omnipotently generated container for the self that further protects the patient from emotional contact with a maternal object felt to be overflowing with projections. These ideas are illustrated with a clinical case of a patient who engaged in frequent deception. 

Learning Objectives
1. Discuss the no-entry system of defense and explain how it is a commonly encountered defensive structure in patients with anorexia nervosa.
2. Describe how deception may function as an aspect of the no-entry system of defense insofar as it functions as a means of self-preservation.
3. Explain how rumination about deception being discovered by the object functions as an aspect of body-mind dissociation, a further aspect of the no-entry system of defense.
CME / 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 (affiliated with NYU Grossman School of Medicine) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0112.

October

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

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

Location: Zoom Videoconference

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 / 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 (affiliated with NYU Grossman School of Medicine) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0112.

October

Graduate Society

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday, October 15 | 2:00 PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

"The Exceptional Status of the Dream and the Dream Work in Psychoanalysis. A Thing of the Past?"

This lecture will address this controversy by focusing on two dreams that might be considered exceptional by some analysts and merely part of the totality of dynamic analytic process by others. I have chosen dreams with exceptional manifest content. In one dream there is a pun whose meaning is gradually exposed as the latent content is revealed.  In another dream the uncanny appears in manifest content baffling the dreamer at first but gradually yielding its meanings to the collaborative work of the analytic dyad.  These dreams will then be used as a springboard for discussion of this intriguing topic.     

Presenter:
Dr. Eugene Mahon
 
Program Committee Chair:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available

About the Speaker(s)

Eugene Mahon was born in the West of Ireland where the wind accents the human voice with Atlantic fury and the human voice itself accents the wind in return with the abiding lilt of its own defiance. He is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst on the faculty of Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. He is a member of the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, Princeton N.J. He is a child psychiatrist, an adult psychiatrist and practices adult and child psychoanalysis in New York City. He has published three books on psychoanalysis (A PSYCHOANALYTIC ODYSSEY. Karnac Books, 2014 , RENSAL THE REDBIT, Karnac Books, 2014); and SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry with an introduction by Theodore Jacobs (IPBOOKS 2022) as well as a volume of poetry BONE SHOP OF THE HEART and more than fifty articles on a wide variety of analytic and literary subjects: (Dreams, Mourning, The Discovery of the Oedipus Complex, Insight, Screen Memories, The Invention of Purgatory, The Painted Guineapig, The Golden Section, Play and its Vicissitudes, Working Through, Shakespeare, Dante, Sophocles, Coleridge, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce). He has published plays in Art Criticism (SUNY, Stony Brook Press), and poetry in The Antioch Review, The Irish Times, Room a sketchbook of Analytic Action, as well as nine poems in BETWEEN HOURS, Ed. Salman Akhtar, Karnac Books, 2012. One of his poems Steeds of Darkness was set to music by the American composer Miriam Gideon.

About the Presentation

For years after the publication of the Interpretation of Dreams in 1900 the dream was considered exceptional in psychoanalysis, the royal road to the unconscious. As the twentieth century proceeded the exceptional status of the dream in clinical process may have waned.  By 1970 Greenson, in his AA Brill Memorial Lecture, was decrying this neglect.  In the fifty years since Greenson’s Lecture (published later in the Psychoanalytic Quarterly) it is hard to say whether the dream is considered exceptional or not.  This lecture will address this controversy by focusing on two dreams that might be considered exceptional by some analysts and merely part of the totality of dynamic analytic process by others. I have chosen dreams with exceptional manifest content. In one dream there is a pun whose meaning is gradually exposed as the latent content is revealed.  In another dream the uncanny appears in manifest content baffling the dreamer at first but gradually yielding its meanings to the collaborative work of the analytic dyad.  These dreams will then be used as a springboard for discussion of this intriguing topic.     

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe of the ingenuity of the dream
work as it transforms latent dream thoughts into
manifest distortion.

2. Describe how the dream work can press
unusual features such as puns, pronunciation, the
uncanny, into the service of disguise.

3. Explain whether the dream itself can claim
an exceptional status in psychoanalytic clinical process
or is it only the dream work that can claim such a status

CME / 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 (affiliated with NYU Grossman School of Medicine) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0112.

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