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Important Notice About PANY Events

For academic year September 2021-May 2022:

The determination has been made to complete the 2022 academic year (through June 2022) as Virtual Learning. Prelude to Training, Graduate Society Events, and Fellowship will be held virtually through the end of the calendar year.

Our ultimate goal is to return to in-person learning after this period. Except for the pilot virtual opportunities in the advanced training programs, we don’t anticipate offering having hybrid learning (mix of in person and virtual participant/instruction). We will continue to provide input regarding our programs, and all scenarios can be dealt with individually, to determine feasibility.

January

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

January 24 | 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Location: via Zoom Videoconference

Healing from Extramarital Affairs: Insights from a Psychoanalyst Couple Therapist

This talk will discuss the psychology of the offended and offending partners and make concrete suggestions about paths to recovery. 

Presenter:
Arthur C. Nielsen, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
 

CME/CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Arthur Nielsen, MD is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Associate Director of the Integrative Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Program co-sponsored by the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and the Institute for Clinical Social Work, and on the faculty of The Family Institute at Northwestern University. He is the author of A Roadmap for Couple Therapy: Integrating Systemic, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Approaches and the upcoming sequel: Integrative Couple Therapy in Action: A Practical Guide for Handling Common Relationship Problems. 

About the Presentation

Extramarital affairs are common and generally shake the foundations of a marriage. This talk will discuss the psychology of the offended and offending partners and make concrete suggestions about paths to recovery. The talk is based in large part on the author’s extensive experience with couples reeling in the wake of affairs and is the subject of a chapter in his upcoming book on common problems in relationships.

Learning Objectives
This workshop aims to help you:
1. Better understand the trauma and psychodynamics of betrayed partners alongside the motivations and psychology of partners involved in extramarital affairs.
2. Map the most frequent stages that partners go through after the discovery of an affair, along paths the may or may not lead to healing and reconciliation.
3. Learn how to facilitate the restoration of trust, work towards forgiveness, and, in optimal cases, improve intimacy and connection in couples following such betrayals.
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 29, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Remote Treatment in the Time of COVID

Dr. Mirkin will introduce the class to the challenges and opportunities provided by working remotely with a special emphasis on the effect of COVID pandemic on the frame of the psychotherapeutic/ psychoanalytic treatment.

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Marina Mirkin, MD is a graduate of the Adult and Child programs in psychoanalysis at PANY where she is also on Faculty. She is a chair of PANY Program committee and is responsible for organization of the PANY scientific meetings and faculty seminars. Dr. Mirkin maintains full time private practice treating adults and children in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. 

About the Presentation

Dr. Mirkin will introduce the class to the challenges and opportunities provided by working remotely with a special emphasis on the effect of COVID pandemic on the frame of the psychotherapeutic/psychoanalytic treatment. The impact on the transference and countertransference related to “visiting” our patients at home and “inviting” them to the therapist’s home via Zoom will be examined. Dr. Mirkin will present clinical vignettes to illustrate her way of working with these issues. The class is arranged as a seminar, and participants are encouraged to share brief examples of the clinical dilemmas they have been facing during these unusual times.

Learning Objectives
1. To fully utilize the advantages and avoid pitfalls of the remote treatment
2. To understand the transference/countertransference implications of the remote treatment
3. To modify their technique to maximize the effectiveness of the remote 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.

February

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday February 5, 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/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.
Citations

The Analytic Attitude
by Roy Schafer
Chapter 1: The Analytic Attitude:
An Introduction pp3-13
Basic Books, 1982

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
A Clinical Manual
Deborah L. Cabaniss
and
Sabrina Cherry, Carolyn J. Douglas, Anna R. Schwartz
Part One: What Is Psychodynamic
Psychotherapy?
pp 1-8
Part Five: Conducting a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
pp 187-271
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
A Practitioner’s Guide
by Nancy McWilliams
Chapter 5: Boundaries 1: The Frame
pp 99-128
Chapter 7: Boundaries 2: Quandaries
pp 163-194
The Guilford Press, 2004

March

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday March 5, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Navigating the Pornscape: Contemporary Pornography and Clinical Practice

Clinicians can struggle with countertransference reactions to pornography and lack a clear framework for working with this material. The role of fantasies, conscious and unconscious, realistic and impossible, is particularly emphasized in this discussion and in how to work effectively with issues related to pornography.

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

Pornography affects many people in therapy and analysis, directly or indirectly. For some it can be a shameful addiction and a main focus of treatment, for others a welcome part of a satisfying sexual life, and anywhere in between. Clinicians can struggle with countertransference reactions to pornography and lack a clear framework for working with this material. The role of fantasies, conscious and unconscious, realistic and impossible, is particularly emphasized in this discussion and in how to work effectively with issues related to pornography. The presentation includes some excerpts from the adult cartoon TV series, Big Mouth (Netflix), which illustrate some of these issues. Some typical clinical examples are also discussed.
Note: this presentation includes explicit sexual language, and the representation of pornography in adult cartoon form that is rated M for Mature.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

1 Differentiate various uses of pornography that patients may discuss in therapy including problematic patterns.
2 Help patients identify conscious and unconscious fantasies involved in pornography use.
3 Learn a framework for helping patients develop more integrated sexual lives.

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.
Citations

Wheeler Vega, J. A. (2019). Fantasy, Sadism, and the Fetish in Pornography. In S. Akhtar & R. Gulati (Eds.), Eroticism: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms. New York: Routledge.
Freud, S. (1905). Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905). S.E. VII, 123-246.
Laufer, M. (1976). The Central Masturbation Fantasy, the Final Sexual Organization, and Adolescence. Psychoanal. St. Child, 31: 297-316.

 

Suggested Reading:

Wheeler Vega, J. A. (2019). Fantasy, Sadism, and the Fetish in Pornography. In S. Akhtar & R. Gulati (Eds.), Eroticism: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realms. New York:
Routledge.

March

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Monday March 7

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Gratitude and Meaning

Speakers:
Jonathan Lear

CME/CE Credits Available

About the Speaker(s)

Jonathan Lear is the John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor at the Committee on Social Thought and in Philosophy at the University of Chicago. He currently serves as Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University. Professor Lear is a trained psychoanalyst and is on the Faculty at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and the Western New England Institute. He serves on the Confidentiality Committee of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Advisory Board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. His latest book, Imagining the End: Mourning and the Enigmatic Good will be published by Harvard University Press will later this year. Other books include: Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation, Wisdom Won from Illness, Freud, Aristotle: The Desire to Understand, A Case for Irony, and Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis. Lear is a recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award in the Humanities, as well as Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the American Philosophical Society. 

About the Presentation
Drawing on a life-time of psychoanalytic experience and delving into traditions of western European thinking, Melanie Klein laid down envy and gratitude as two fundamental polarities in human life. An enormous amount of psychoanalytic thinking has since been devoted to figuring out how envy works, though the phenomenon remains puzzling. Gratitude has been almost ignored -- though it too has its puzzles. For example, how is it that when things go well for a person, she feels gratitude rather than merely satisfied? And what is so good about that? What makes gratitude part of our flourishing?
Of course, there are answers offered from evolutionary biology and the social sciences. But psychoanalysis seeks insight into the first-personal logic, the psychodynamics, of what it is like to be beings capable of gratitude. It also seeks normatively to endorse gratitude as a mode of our flourishing. This talk will draw on Aristotle's conception of happiness, Bion's conception of container and contained, work on gratitude by Klein and Edna O'Shaughnessy as well as current work on exemplars by Linda Zagzebski. The aim is to place psychoanalytic practice and its therapeutic action within this context.
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  • Discuss what the concept of gratitude is and why it should be a therapeutic ideal of psychoanalysis.
  • Discuss the differences between gratitude as an emotion, gratitude as a character trait or disposition of the psyche, and gratitude as a fundamental attitude toward being.
  • Discuss the history of the concept of gratitude going back to Aristotle. 
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.

May

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Saturday May 14 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: TBD

The Triadic Nature of Trauma: Revisiting Dissociation and the Psychoanalysis of the Traumatized Mind

To fully restore the role of dissociation in primitive mental states and provide a more integrated approach to technique, it is necessary to comprehend the triadic nature of trauma, which entails economic/drive, structural conflict and deficit, and object-relational factors.

 

Speaker:
Michael J. Diamond, PhD
 

CME/CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)

Michael J. Diamond,, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and the author of the book My Father Before Me: How Fathers & Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives. Dr. Diamond received his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University and completed his psychoanalytic training at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, where he is currently a training and supervising analyst. Dr. Diamond is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA and is on the faculty at the Wright Institute Los Angeles. As an expert on parenting and fathering, Dr. Diamond has written numerous articles and publications on fathering and father-son relationships. He lives in Los Angeles.

About the Presentation

To fully restore the role of dissociation in primitive mental states and provide a more integrated approach to technique, it is necessary to comprehend the triadic nature of trauma, which entails economic/drive, structural conflict and deficit, and object-relational factors. For a treatment model that addresses defensive dissociation in the here and now, primary and secondary dissociation must be distinguished, with each differentiated from splitting and repression. Technique requires addressing unconscious, repressed fantasies associated with the “trauma,” object- relational patterns that interfere with linking, and psycho-economic issues that have disrupted ego functioning. A clinical example illustrates both the analyst’s persistence in suffering the dead, eerie space of dissociated trauma and efforts to find language that helps structure the patient’s somatic and enacted expressions (and accompanying dissociative and repressive processes) by which traumatic experiences are registered and conveyed.

Learning Objectives

(1) participants will learn to describe the triadic nature of trauma; (2) participants will learn to distinguish primary from secondary dissociation; (3) participants will become more skilled in recognizing the role played by conflictual repressed material occurring when dissociative processes are operative in the transference (and countertransference); (4) participants will learn how to more effectively utilize the analyst's countertransference and unbidden reveries as a pathway to uncover the patient's unconscious, dissociative experience; and (5) participants will develop their skill in structuring and perhaps transforming the patient's somatic and enacted expressions in the analytic dyad.

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.
Citations

Diamond, M.J. (2020). Return of the repressed: Dissociation and the psychoanalysis of the
traumatized mind. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 68: 839-874.
Diamond, M.J. (2020). The elusiveness of ‘the feminine” in the male analyst: Living in
yet not being of the binary. Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 89: 503-526.
Diamond, M.J. (2020). Treating the traumatized mind: Dissociation and psychoanalytic
technique. In McBride, T., & Murphy, M., eds., Trauma and the Destructive-Transformative
Struggle. London: Routledge, pp. 200-212.
Diamond, M.J. (2020). Encompassing the multitude, animating the contradictions, and
building bridges: Reply to commentaries. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic
Association, 68: 921-947.
Diamond, M.J. (2018). When fathering fails: Violence, narcissism, and the father function
in ancient tales and clinical analysis. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic
Association, 66: 7-40.

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