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March 28, 2020

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December

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Panel | Saturday December 5, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

No Choice but to Act: Psychoanalytic Thoughts on Bravery and Dissent

Clinical material of a young male patient, a war hero struggling to separate from his refugee parents, illustrates the role of the ego ideal, insofar as it is consonant with innate morality, as the primary factor motivating acts of bravery.

 

Presenter: Coline Covington, BPC, PSA

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)
Coline Covington, Ph.D., B.P.C., P.S.A.
Jungian Training Analyst and Supervising Analyst


Coline received her BA in Political Philosophy from Princeton and then moved to the UK where she received her MPhil in Criminology from Cambridge and her PhD in Sociology from LSE. She worked for nearly ten years as a consultant with criminal justice agencies throughout England and set up the first UK mediation project between victims and juvenile offenders with the Metropolitan Police in London.
Coline is a Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation and former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council. She is a Fellow of International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a think tank formed by Prof. Vamik Volkan, Lord Alderdice and Dr. Robi Friedman to apply psychoanalytic concepts in resolving political conflict.
From 2011 to 2013 Coline was Visiting Research Fellow in International Politics and Development at the Open University and Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C..
Coline’s publications include Terrorism and War: Unconscious Dynamics of Political Violence (Karnac, 2002), Shrinking the News: Headline Stories on the Couch (Karnac, 2014), Sabina Spielrein: Forgotten Pioneer of Psychoanalysis, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2015), and Everyday Evils: A Psychoanalytic View of Evil and Morality (Routledge, 2017). Her new book is For Goodness Sake: Bravery, Patriotism and Identity (Phoenix Publishing House, November 2020}. Her forthcoming book, Who’s to Blame? The Political Morality of Collective Guilt, will be published by Phoenix in 2022.
Coline is in private practice in London.


 
About the Presentation

Within any atrocity or life-threatening situation, there is the silent presence of the brave individuals who act and stand apart from the crowd, who risk their own lives by rescuing others and, in other ways, by voicing their dissent. The actions of these exceptional individuals raise questions as to why they were able to do what they did and why other people don’t. Clinical material of a young male patient, a war hero struggling to separate from his refugee parents, illustrates the role of the ego ideal, insofar as it is consonant with innate morality, as the primary factor motivating acts of bravery. The compulsion to act bravely is primarily attributed to conscience; not to act is experienced as a betrayal of self. As such, bravery is a fundamental assertion not only of the self but of a moral order necessary to sustain the self.

Learning Objectives

1) to understand the role of the ego ideal in forming conscience and moral action
2) to examine what we mean by the expression "being true to oneself"
3) to understand these concepts in the context of clinical work

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.

December

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday December 12, 11:45AM - 1:15PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Money in the Psychoanalytic Situation

Emphasizing transference and countertransference, the presentation will focus on the experience of money within the psychoanalytic collaboration.

Presenter: Arnold Rothstein, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 1.5

About the Speaker(s)

Arnold Rothstein, MD is a member of the Faculty and former Director of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education, a Training and Supervising analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and an honorary member of the William Alanson White Institute. He is the author of The Narcissistic Pursuit of Perfection, The Structural Hypothesis: An Evolutionary Perspective, Psychoanalytic Technique and the Creation of Analytic Patients, and Making Freud More Freudian, as well as the editor of several books and the author of numerous scientific papers.

About the Presentation

Emphasizing transference and countertransference, the presentation will focus on the experience of money within the psychoanalytic collaboration.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how a psychoanalyst manages the seemingly competing roles of helping patients understand and overcome their personal conflicts and of being a provider of services who demands payment for those services.
  • Understand how the financial relationship between clinician and patient may highlight and bring to the fore core issues in the patient's relationships.
  • Recognize the importance of understanding the patient's transference and the analyst's counter-transference as they are played out in the financial relationship.
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.

January

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday January 30

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Insights from Couple Therapy: What Working with Couples Has Taught Me About Couple Fights, Projective Identification, and Partner Selection

TBD

 

Presenter: Arthur C. Nielsen, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)
Presenter: Arthur C. Nielsen, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
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.

January

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday January 9, 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/ Social Work 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 / 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.

OPEN HOUSE

PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING POGRAM

Open House | Saturday January 30, 12:00PM - 2:30PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Psychoanalytic Training Open House

Join us for a case presentation and discussion. Representatives from the Outreach Committee and PANY Faculty will be available for questions.

Presenter: Guillermo Valdes, MD

Discussant: Dionne Powell, MD

 

CME/ Social Work CE Credits NOT Available

About the Speaker(s)

Presenter: Guillermo Valdes, MD

Discussant: Dionne Powell, MD

About the Presentation

Join us for a case presentation and discussion. Representatives from the Outreach Committee and PANY Faculty will be available for questions.

January

PRELUDE TO TRAINING

Seminar | Saturday January 31 & February 6, 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

(must attend both sessions for credit)
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.

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.

March

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday March 20, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: Zoom Videoconference

TBD

 

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.
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

 

MAY

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Monday May 10

“The Ubiquity of Countertransferential and Other Personal Responses in Psychoanalytic Education”

 TBD
About the Speaker(s)

Arden Rothstein, Ph.D.Arden Rothstein, Ph.D.Training and Supervising Analyst, PANYClinical Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of MedicineChair, Progressions Committee, Department of Psychoanalytic Education, American Psychoanalytic Association

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.

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