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Attend our Virtual Psychotherapy Open House

RESCHEDULED: MAY 2, 2020

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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VIRTUAL
OPEN HOUSE

PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING OPEN HOUSE

RESCHEDULED: Saturday MAY 2, 11:45AM - 2:30PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Sixty Years of Solitude: Trauma Embedded in the Deep Layers of Unconscious

Join us for a discussion of the importance of a dynamic perspective in the therapy of a woman who first opened the doors to her unconscious at the age of Sixty. Ms. K was initially ambivalent about psychotherapy, in therapy she gradually, for the first time in her life, explored trusting “the other”. 

There will be a Q&A with representatives from the Outreach Committee and PANY Faculty will be available for questions.

Presenter: Razieh Adabimohazab, MD

Discussant: Robert Chalfin, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits NOT AVAILABLE

About the Speaker(s)

Razieh Adabimohazab, MD is a PGY-4 psychiatry resident at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Currently she is a 2nd year candidate of psychotherapy program at PANY. Her main interest is trauma-oriented psychodynamic approach along the three dynamic organizations (Neurotic, Borderline, and psychotic).

 

Robert Chalfin, MD is Faculty at PANY, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine; and Senior Psychiatrist at Zucker Hillside Hospital.
Dr. Chalfin, the recipient of teaching awards at local and national levels, will focus on therapist development issues as they manifest in this case and inform the treatment and supervision.

About the Presentation

Ms. K was initially ambivalent about psychotherapy which was mandated by her job after she had a dramatic reaction to a minimal disagreement. Asked by her supervisor to leave work for the day she did not return for 3 months. In therapy she gradually, for the first time in her life, explored trusting “the other”.

Ms. K described herself as an isolated girl who “would not speak” due to her big bucked teeth and a bigger lonely inner world. She slowly unsealed the long lasting silence of her multiple traumas. Traumas that ranged from negligence to sexual abuse. Traumas that built a wall of deep defenses around her “self” to protect a little Ms. K who was still sitting alone in her big scary world. Defenses that slowly transformed from a borderline organization towards a more neurotic level as over time she found safety in the sanctuary of psychotherapy. And ultimately let her see the world surrounding her as rather more gray, and brighter than black and white.

April

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday April 4, 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

Lecture | Monday April 20

Location: via Zoom videoconference

“Is Free Association a Psychoanalytic Fairy Tale?"

Henry Lothane, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available

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 25, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Group Psychoanalysis: Who Knew?

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.

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

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.

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.

May

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday May 2, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Midlife Matters

Midlife, the period that spans the "old age of youth" and the "youth of old age," brings new challenges as well as amplifying old conflicts and deficits. This presentation integrates relevant theoretical ideas with cultural and clinical examples of midlife issues. Success or failure at coping with the tasks of this period can mean the difference between negotiating a transition and suffering a crisis.

Presenter: Jason Wheeler, PhD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Jason Wheeler, PhD is on the faculty of PANY and teaches on Freud and sexuality and gender in the Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic programs. He is also active in writing and editing and is a member of the editorial board of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly.

About the Presentation

Midlife, the period that spans the "old age of youth" and the "youth of old age," brings new challenges as well as amplifying old conflicts and deficits. This presentation integrates relevant theoretical ideas with cultural and clinical examples of midlife issues. Success or failure at coping with the tasks of this period can mean the difference between negotiating a transition and suffering a crisis.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Anticipate and recognize typical midlife problems.
  2. Conceptualize relevant conflicts and deficits.
  3. Focus treatment for successful negotiation of midlife tasks.
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.

May

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday May 9, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Couples Therapy Skills for the Dynamically Trained Clinician

It can be daunting for clinicians who work primarily with individuals to conduct therapy sessions with couples. Part of the challenge is shifting the focus of the clinical work from the dynamic mind of the individual to the dynamic created by the couple. 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

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Susan Resek, LCSW 

graduated from PANY's Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and Adult Psychotherapy Program. She is also a graduate of the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Ms. Resek obtained her professional degree from the Smith College School for Social Work. She is currently a member of PANY's faculty and maintains a full-time private practice in New York City where she sees patients in individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and in couples and family therapy.
About the Presentation

It can be daunting for clinicians who work primarily with individuals to conduct therapy sessions with couples. Part of the challenge is shifting the focus of the clinical work from the dynamic mind of the individual to the dynamic created by the couple. 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.

Learning Objectives
1. To learn some fundamental skills for working with couples in treatment.
2. To review some essential differences between psychoanalytic work with individuals and systemic work with couples to help develop a conceptual framework for working with couples.
3. To appreciate the value of keeping a psychodynamic perspective of the individual in mind to inform and enrich your clinical work with couples.
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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