The PANY Graduate Society


The Graduate Society at PANY, founded in 1955, is comprised of PANY members who hold degrees in medicine, psychology, social work and other mental health professions. The Graduate Society has several functions. First, it represents our organization, PANY, as a component society of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA). In addition, the Graduate Society sponsors monthly scientific meetings, providing a venue where scholars present recent findings in psychoanalysis as well as topics dealing with the relationship between psychoanalysis and other fields – such as child development, the neurosciences, and the arts. These meetings are open to the public, including psychoanalytic and psychotherapy candidates, and are designed to enhance the education of psychoanalytic clinicians. The Society also sponsors postgraduate seminars that are open to PANY faculty members. In addition to postgraduate education, the Society helps to promote practice development and the profession of psychoanalysis, including increasing public awareness of the wide usefulness of psychoanalytic ideas as well as the utility and efficacy of psychoanalytic therapies. The Society Student Aid Fund assists psychoanalytic candidates in financing their training. Finally, the Society sponsors social functions – fun get-togethers that are so important for strengthening the cohesiveness of our psychoanalytic association. 

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Events


December

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Joint Meeting of NYPSI, PANY, and Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute

1040th Scientific Meeting of NYPSI

Panel | Saturday December 10, 8:00pm-10:00pm (7:15pm Reception)

Location: NYPSI, 247 E 82nd Street, New York, NY

"Creativity in the Science of Psychoanalysis"

For years psychoanalysts have been so invested in proving that psychoanalysis is a science that they have all but forgotten that it is an art of a kind.  There have been many attempts to tease apart creative and scientific aspects of psychoanalysis.  Bowlby famously made a distinction between “the art of psychoanalytic therapy and the science of psychoanalytic psychology.” Is such separation possible?  Is it useful?  This panel will discuss different aspects of creativity in everyday psychoanalytic work.  Dr. Shapiro will consider various definitions of creativity and explore their applicability to art and psychoanalysis.  He will investigate the use of the psychoanalytic setting as a creative integrative opportunity to facilitate the treatment.  Dr. Marcus will take up the issue of creativity in science and apply these thoughts to creativity and science in psychoanalytic work and research. The claim will be made that psychoanalytic work is inherently creative and can be scientific. Examples from dream interpretation with patients and use of dreams in social science research will be used to illustrate his ideas. Dr. Mirkin will discuss the transformative role of creativity in therapeutic action of psychoanalysis.  She will outline the analyst’s contribution – the anslyst’s own creativity – to the treatment and suggest that the development of the patient’s creative capacity is a measure of the progress of the treatment.  The panelists will engage in discussion amongst themselves and with the audience to further our understanding of these complex issues.

Moderator: Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, MD
 
Panelists:
Ted Shapiro, MD (NYPSI)
Marina Mirkin, MD (PANY)
Eric Marcus, MD (Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine)

CME/ CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)
Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in NYC who works in private practice with adults and children, parents and their babies. A member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris, she is on the faculty of the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research, where she directs the Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Training Program, and she is Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University. Dr. Anzieu-Premmereur is a member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society and she chairs the discussion group Parent-Infant Programs at Psychoanalytic Institutes at the American Psychoanalytic Association meetings.
In French she has co-authored books on play in child psychotherapy and on psychoanalytic interventions with parents and babies.  She co-edited with Vaia Tsolas the recently published A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Today’s World (Routledge, 2018). In 2017, Dr. Anzieu-Premmereur published the chapter “Attacks on Linking in Parents of Young Disturbed Children” in Attacks on Linking Revisited: A New Look at Bion’s Classic Work.
 
Eric R. Marcus, M.D. is a training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where he was the director for ten years. He is a professor of clinical psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Marcus is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, The American College of Psychoanalysts, The New York Psychiatric Society, The American Board of Psychoanalysis and the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies. In additiuon, Dr. Marcus is a past president of the New York County district branch of the American Psychiatric Association and currently on their executive committee; a past president of the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine; and a counselor-at-large to the Executive Committee and chair of the University and Medical Education Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He now chairs discussion groups there on modern ego psychology and also on the psychodynamic treatment of the very ill psychiatric patient. For twenty-seven years Dr. Marcus was Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University. His teaching awards include the Columbia University President’s Teaching Award, the first Roeske Teaching Award of the American Psychiatric Association, the first Shabshin teaching award of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the regional teaching award of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, and numerous College of Physician’s and Surgeons teaching awards, including Commencement Speaker. Dr. Marcus’ latest book is Psychosis and Near Psychosis: Ego Function, Symbol Structure, Treatment, revised third edition (2017, Routledge). The first edition won The Hartmann Prize of The New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
 
Marina Mirkin, M.D. is a faculty member and Program Committee Chair at PANY.  She is in full-time private practice in NYC.  Additionally, Dr. Mirkin holds a teacher’s diploma in Japanese flower arrangement (Ikenobo ikebana).
 
Theodore Shapiro, M.D. is a training and supervising analyst. A graduate of NYPSI, he was Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine from 1972 to 1976 and has been Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell Medical College from 1976 to the present. He has served on NYPSI’s Board of Trustees, as Chair of the Research Program, and on the Education Committee. He also served as Chair of the Subspecialty Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Shapiro’s many awards and recognitions include the Sandor Rado Lecturer (1991), the A.A. Brill Lecturer (1999), the Heinz Hartman Memorial Lecturer (2004), the Salmon Akhtar-Brenner Lecturer (Jefferson Medical School, 2007), and the Philip Wilson Memorial Lecturer (2013). He has been the editor of JAPA (1984-1993) and book review editor of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis (1993-2001). Dr. Shapiro has published over 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the author or co-author of nine books.



About the Presentation
For years psychoanalysts have been so invested in proving that psychoanalysis is a science that they have all but forgotten that it is an art of a kind.  There have been many attempts to tease apart creative and scientific aspects of psychoanalysis.  Bowlby famously made a distinction between “the art of psychoanalytic therapy and the science of psychoanalytic psychology.” Is such separation possible?  Is it useful?  This panel will discuss different aspects of creativity in everyday psychoanalytic work.  Dr. Shapiro will consider various definitions of creativity and explore their applicability to art and psychoanalysis.  He will investigate the use of the psychoanalytic setting as a creative integrative opportunity to facilitate the treatment.  Dr. Marcus will take up the issue of creativity in science and apply these thoughts to creativity and science in psychoanalytic work and research. The claim will be made that psychoanalytic work is inherently creative and can be scientific. Examples from dream interpretation with patients and use of dreams in social science research will be used to illustrate his ideas. Dr. Mirkin will discuss the transformative role of creativity in therapeutic action of psychoanalysis.  She will outline the analyst’s contribution – the anslyst’s own creativity – to the treatment and suggest that the development of the patient’s creative capacity is a measure of the progress of the treatment.  The panelists will engage in discussion amongst themselves and with the audience to further our understanding of these complex issues.
Often the greatest fears that first year psychoanalytic candidates encounter are the notions “Will I have enough patients to graduate?“ and “Do people still want psychoanalysis?”. This meeting will take us through a journey of four candidate’s experience in the consulting room, from first to fourth year of candidacy, exploring how developing an analytic mind and an eventual identity as a Psychoanalyst, holds the greatest value in both obtaining and maintaining a psychoanalytic practice.
 
Following the presentations, Fred Busch, PhD, who has written and lectured much on the idea of creating an analytic mind, will facilitate a rich and thought provoking discussion with attendees. 
Learning Objectives
  1. describe the transformative role of creativity in a therapeutic action of psychoanalysis.
  2. apply the transformative role of the analyst’s own creativity in the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis.

January

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday January 27, 8:15PM -10:00PM

Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, Smilow Seminar Room

“The Sense of Self and its Modifications in Analytic Treatment: The evolution of technique”

Ted Jacobs, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 2

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

Panel | Saturday March 7

Location: TBD

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

Presenter: Dr.Monisha Nayar – Akhtar, Ph.D

Discussant: Dr. Barry Rand, MD

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

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Monday April 20

Location: TBD

“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.

Psychoanalytic Association of New York
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