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Save the Date! Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Open House

April 10, 2021 - 1:30 PM

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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February

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday February 27, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Remote Treatment at 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.

March

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday March 13, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Psychic Bisexuality

This talk will attempt to throw some light on the contemporary use of the concept of bisexuality in one analyst’s clinical work.

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Rajiv Gulati, MD is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York. A native of New Delhi, he has a strong interest in the ways in which culture inflects the experience of selfhood, cropping up as well in the normative discourses that seek to police gender identity and sexual orientation. He co-edited the book, “EROTICISM: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Realm,” with Dr. Salman Akhtar. Dr. Gulati maintains a private analytic practice in Brooklyn. 

About the Presentation

Freud came up with the idea of “psychic bisexuality” in the context of his intensely erotic relationship with Wilhelm Fliess. Despite its central place in Freud’s theory and its usefulness, bisexuality occupies a controversial place in psychoanalysis. It has been a beacon for sexual and gender minorities and yet within psychoanalysis it has been put to heteronormative and transphobic use. This talk will attempt to throw some light on the contemporary use of the concept of bisexuality in one analyst’s clinical work.

Learning Objectives
1. Participants will understand Freud’s biological view of bisexuality as contrasted with his intrapsychic perspective.
2. Participants will understand Corbett’s use of “the anxiety of regulation” in response to erotic desires and gender expressions that fall outside of the hetero-cisgender binary.
3. Participants will understand the implicit heteronormativity/cisgenderism in many binary psychoanalytic constructions of gender – i.e., “orthodox” Freudian, Kleinian, Lacanian
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 20, 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 / 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 20, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

A Contemporary Approach to Psychosomatic Theory and Clinical Practice

 This lecture discusses the historical roots and the theoretical corpus of the Paris School of Psychosomatics and relates one clinical case.

Presenter: Marilia Aisenstein

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)

Presenter: Marilia Aisenstein

Training and Supervising Analyst, Paris Psychoanalytical Society and of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Society; Past President, Paris Psychosomatic Institute.
 
Marilia Aisenstein is a training analyst at the Paris Psychoanalytical Society and of the Hellenic Psychoanalytical Society. She is a past president of the Paris Psychoanalytical Society, past President of l’Institut de Psychosomatique de Paris, former European representative to the Board, and former Chair of International Psychoanalytical Association International New Groups. Marilia is the author of many papers and publications about psychosomatics and received the Bouvet Award in 1992.

She is currently in private practice in Paris and she gives seminars to both the Hellenic and the Paris Society. Marilia’s recent book in English is titled An Analytic Journey: From the Art of Archery to the Art of Psychoanalysis and her last book is now being translated in English under the title: Desire, Pain and Thought.
About the Presentation

The psychoanalytic treatment of patients suffering from a somatic disease  covers an important field. When confronted with those patients the psychoanalyst needs a theoretical background and technical adjustments. This paper exposes the historical roots and the theoretical corpus of the Paris School of Psychosomatics and relates one clinical case.

Learning Objectives
  • To recognize the contributions of the Paris School of Psychosomatics to the treatment of the patients suffering from somatic symptoms.

  • To understand FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN PSYCHOSOMATIC THEORY AND PRACTICE

  • To modify their technique to maximize the effectiveness of the psychoanalytic treatment of the patients with somatic illnesses.

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 10, 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

Memorial | Saturday April 21

Dr. Leonard Shengold Memorial Event

 

TBD

 

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