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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.

December

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday December 3, 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 / 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.

December

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

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

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Sadomasochism; Understanding and Working with the Self-Defeating Patient

Self-defeating behaviors are present to some degree in every psychodynamic treatment. We will explore ways in which sadomasochism manifests, particularly in the transference/countertransference arena. The developmental roots and psychodynamic underpinnings will be illuminated through clinical examples. The goal will be to fortify practitioners for what are often long and difficult treatments.
Presenter:
Robert Calcaterra, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)
Robert Calcaterra, MD
PANY Faculty
Psychoanalytic Research and Development Fund - Board of Directors
Zucker Hillside Psychiatric Residency - Lead Psychotherapy Instructor and Supervisor
Private Practice, Long Island
About the Presentation

Self-defeating behaviors are present to some degree in every psychodynamic treatment. We will explore ways in which sadomasochism manifests, particularly in the transference/countertransference arena. The developmental roots and psychodynamic underpinnings will be illuminated through clinical examples. The goal will be to fortify practitioners for what are often long and difficult treatments.

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize characteristic sadomasochistic patterns as seen in patient relationships, and especially in the transference
2. Describe the psychodynamic underpinnings of sadomasochism as a form of adaptation, defense, and gratification.
3. Appreciate the role of the patient's underlying omnipotent fantasies, and how to incorporate this into the treatment.
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.

December

Graduate Society

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday, December 10 | 2:00 PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

“ …Where the three roads meet”– Did Oedipus Dissociate There?

The author will present his views on dissociation and dissociative identity disorder. He will describe an approach to transference based treatment based on an integration of classical and more contemporary models of the mind. 

Presenter:
Ira Brenner, MD
 
Program Committee Chair:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)

Ira Brenner, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College Training and Supervising Analyst at Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

About the Presentation

The phenomenon of dissociation has been in the shadows of our psychoanalytic understanding of the mind since Freud’s early days. Dr. Brenner will discuss his views on the ubiquitous but elusive nature of dissociation and dissociative identity disorder, illustrated by clinical material which includes a profound case that became evident during the course of analysis. Dr Brenner will also describe an approach to transference-based treatment that's informed by an integration of classical andcontemporary models of the mind.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

 

TBD

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.

January

Graduate Society

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday, January 21 | 2:00 PM

Location: Location TBD

The Elusive Construct of Therapeutic Action

There are many factors contributing to improvement, including dissociation, projective identification, analyst self-disclosure, and patient-therapist match.

Presenter:
Dr. Glen Gabbard
 
Program Committee Chair:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ CE Credits Available: 2

About the Presentation

For many years, the construct of therapeutic action has been somewhat elusive. Much of the controversy has arisen from the debate around whether or not the therapist's interpretation is the key to improvement in the treatment, or, simply the therapist's way of relating to the patient. This debate has now become far more complicated as we have learned that there are many factors contributing to improvement, including dissociation, projective identification, analyst self-disclosure, and patient-therapist match.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

 1. To understand the current controversy regarding therapeutic action
2. To be able to identify various forms of therapeutic action in the process of treatment
3. To be able to articulate a definition of the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis

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.

January

Graduate Society

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday, January 28 | 2:00 PM

Location: Location TBD

Fifty Shades of Upgrade: The Existential Escapades of Sex-Tech

Inaugural Marianne Goldberger, MD, Memorial Lecture

This paper explores the intimate connection between sex and technology, discusses the massive sea change in the new sexual landscape, and offers several clinical vignettes, including one of a man who loved a synthetic doll, to illustrate this connection.

 

Presenter:

Danielle Knafo, PhD

 
Program Committee Chair:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)

Danielle Knafo, PhD, is a professor at LIU, NYU, and Adelphi Universities. She is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who has written and lectured extensively on the topics of gender, sexuality, and technology. Her recent books include: The Age of Perversion: Desire and Technology in Psychoanalysis and Culture and The New Sexual Landscape in Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Recent papers include: Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in a Technological Era and Digital Desire and the Cyber Imposter.

About the Presentation

Sex and technology have always partnered for pleasure, novelty, transcendence, and perversion. The tech enterprise is rooted in original anxiety about limitation and how it might be transcended. Tools and machines help us with our battle against threat while making possible new modes of pleasure. The internet and associated technologies (AI) have enabled the creation of an alternative adult world of sex dolls and sex robots, cybersex, teledildonics, sexting, catfishing, internet porn, and more in the widespread deployment of omnipotent fantasy. This paper explores the intimate connection between sex and technology, discusses the massive sea change in the new sexual landscape, and offers several clinical vignettes, including one of a man who loved a synthetic doll, to illustrate this connection.

Learning Objectives

1. Attendees will learn about the intimate relationship that exists between technology and sexuality
2. Attendees will understand the existential and psychoanalytic explanations for some of the technological advances
3. Attendees will become conversant with novel technological advancements that are driven by sexual desire

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.

January

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday January 21 & 28, 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

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 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 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.

February

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday February 11, 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. Success or failure at coping with the tasks of this period can mean the difference between negotiating a transition and suffering a crisis. This talk will present core ideas about midlife as a developmental period drawing on the work of Erikson, with some brief clinical examples. Then we will watch and discuss several clips from a recent film, Logan, that illustrates some of these issues in dramatic form. 

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.

March

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Saturday March 11 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: TBD

Seven Types of Truth and their Clinical Relevance

TBD 

Speaker:
Salman Akhtar

CME/Social Work & Psychology CE Credits Available (1.5 credits)

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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