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Attend our Psychotherapy Open House

March 28, 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.

OPEN HOUSE

PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING OPEN HOUSE

Open House | Saturday March 28, 11:45AM - 2:30PM

Location: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

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.

March

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday March 7, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

Bullying: Emotional Development, Symptom Formation, and the Impact on the Treatment Process

What is the relationship of bullying to the emotional development and conflicts of the bully and the bullied, as they surface within childhood and in adult life? 

Presenter: Charles Goodstein, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Charles Goodstein, MD  is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York, former head of the section on child and adolescent psychoanalysis, and is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. He is the former president of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York, the New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society, and the New Jersey Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Goodstein is in private practice in Tenafly, NJ.

About the Presentation
Dr. Goodstein will discuss the particular importance of the role that bullying, past and on-going, plays in the treatment situation.
Learning Objectives
Attendees will learn:
1. How to better recognize the ways in which bullying victimization can alter the developmental process.
2. How to help their patients better understand the dynamics of struggles that represent an unconscious effort to master the trauma of victimization.
3. Increased awareness of the impact, often delayed, of  bullying behavior.
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

Lecture | Saturday March 7 | 2:00PM-4:00PM

Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, Skirball Seminar Room (3rd Floor)

“Race, Class, Culture and Politics in the Psychoanalytic Field: Addressing Social Issues to Promote the Analytic Process"

In this paper, an in-depth examination of these factors as they appear in the analysis will be examined and commented upon. The shaping of the socio-political and cultural factors on both the transference, countertransference as well as the analytic process will be explored. 

Presenter : Monisha Nayar–Akhtar, PhD

Discussant: Barry Rand, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available

About the Speaker(s)
With over 30 years of experience, Monisha Nayar-Akhtar, Ph.D. is a licensed child, adolescent, and adult psychologist/psychoanalyst located in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
 
She is the founder of the Indian Institute of Psychotherapy in India and has been a pioneer in research related to orphaned and vulnerable children in the South Asian region. She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of ICEB “Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond”, a journal composed of papers by policy makers, mental health workers, researchers, social workers, and any other individuals who are involved in the field of care and management of institutionalised children, or other alternative care.
 
Dr. Nayar-Akhtar is a distinguished member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, holding several positions related to multicultural and child issues, as well as a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, which recently recognized her work and research with the Ticho Foundation Award in 2016. She has published extensively, holding authorship of several books and articles appearing in journals such as Psychoanalytic Inquiry and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 
About the Presentation

The impact of socio-political and cultural factors on the analytic process is a topic that commands increasing attention and is an area of study for many psychoanalysts. In this paper, an in-depth examination of these factors as they appear in the analysis will be examined and commented upon. The shaping of these factors on both the transference, countertransference as well as the analytic process will be explored. The author will explore how contemporary political and social processes affected her mind as well as the unfolding of an analytic process in the consulting room.

Learning Objectives
    1. Identify sociopolitical and cultural factors that operate in the therapeutic setting.
    2. Identify one transference reaction that accompanies these factors.
    3. Identify one countertransference reaction that could appear in working within this context.
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

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday March 21, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

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 / 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 4, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

Topic - Trauma

TBA

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Leslie Cummins, DSW

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: NYU Langone Medical Center, Smilow Seminar Room

“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: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

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: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

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: PANY, 1 Park Ave, 8th Floor

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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