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. 

Chair, Graduate Society Committee, Aneil Shirke, PhD, MD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chair, Programs, Graduate Society Committee, Marina Mirkin, MD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Events


October

Graduate Society

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday, October 15 | 2:00 PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

"The Exceptional Status of the Dream and the Dream Work in Psychoanalysis. A Thing of the Past?"

This lecture will address this controversy by focusing on two dreams that might be considered exceptional by some analysts and merely part of the totality of dynamic analytic process by others. I have chosen dreams with exceptional manifest content. In one dream there is a pun whose meaning is gradually exposed as the latent content is revealed.  In another dream the uncanny appears in manifest content baffling the dreamer at first but gradually yielding its meanings to the collaborative work of the analytic dyad.  These dreams will then be used as a springboard for discussion of this intriguing topic.     

Presenter:
Dr. Eugene Mahon
 
Program Committee Chair:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)

Eugene Mahon was born in the West of Ireland where the wind accents the human voice with Atlantic fury and the human voice itself accents the wind in return with the abiding lilt of its own defiance. He is a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst on the faculty of Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research. He is a member of the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, Princeton N.J. He is a child psychiatrist, an adult psychiatrist and practices adult and child psychoanalysis in New York City. He has published three books on psychoanalysis (A PSYCHOANALYTIC ODYSSEY. Karnac Books, 2014 , RENSAL THE REDBIT, Karnac Books, 2014); and SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry with an introduction by Theodore Jacobs (IPBOOKS 2022) as well as a volume of poetry BONE SHOP OF THE HEART and more than fifty articles on a wide variety of analytic and literary subjects: (Dreams, Mourning, The Discovery of the Oedipus Complex, Insight, Screen Memories, The Invention of Purgatory, The Painted Guineapig, The Golden Section, Play and its Vicissitudes, Working Through, Shakespeare, Dante, Sophocles, Coleridge, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce). He has published plays in Art Criticism (SUNY, Stony Brook Press), and poetry in The Antioch Review, The Irish Times, Room a sketchbook of Analytic Action, as well as nine poems in BETWEEN HOURS, Ed. Salman Akhtar, Karnac Books, 2012. One of his poems Steeds of Darkness was set to music by the American composer Miriam Gideon.

About the Presentation

For years after the publication of the Interpretation of Dreams in 1900 the dream was considered exceptional in psychoanalysis, the royal road to the unconscious. As the twentieth century proceeded the exceptional status of the dream in clinical process may have waned.  By 1970 Greenson, in his AA Brill Memorial Lecture, was decrying this neglect.  In the fifty years since Greenson’s Lecture (published later in the Psychoanalytic Quarterly) it is hard to say whether the dream is considered exceptional or not.  This lecture will address this controversy by focusing on two dreams that might be considered exceptional by some analysts and merely part of the totality of dynamic analytic process by others. I have chosen dreams with exceptional manifest content. In one dream there is a pun whose meaning is gradually exposed as the latent content is revealed.  In another dream the uncanny appears in manifest content baffling the dreamer at first but gradually yielding its meanings to the collaborative work of the analytic dyad.  These dreams will then be used as a springboard for discussion of this intriguing topic.     

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe how the dream work transforms latent dream thoughts into manifest distortions. 

2. Describe how the dream work can press
unusual features such as puns, pronunciation, the
uncanny, into the service of disguise.

3. Explain whether the dream itself can claim
an exceptional status in psychoanalytic clinical process
or is it only the dream work that can claim such a status

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.

November

Graduate Society

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday, November 19 | 2:00 PM

Location: via Zoom videoconference

Candidate Organized Event: "The Walking Dead"

TBD

 

Presenters:
TBD  
 
Program Committee Chair:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ CE Credits Available: 2

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

 

TBD

 

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.

December

Graduate Society

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday, December 10 | 2:00 PM

Location: In-Person Event - Location TBD

“ …Where the three roads meet”– Did Oedipus Dissociate There?

The author will present his views on dissociation and dissociative identity disorder. He will describe an approach to transference based treatment based on an integration of classical and more contemporary models of the mind. 

Presenter:
Ira Brenner, MD
 
Program Committee Chair:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ CE Credits Available: 2

About the Speaker(s)

Ira Brenner, MD

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College Training and Supervising Analyst at Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

About the Presentation

This paper will focus upon the ubiquitous but elusive nature of dissociation. This phenomenon has been in the shadows of our psychoanalytic understanding of the mind since Freud’s early days. Illustrated by clinical material in which a profound dissociative disorder became evident during the course of analysis, the author will present his views on dissociation and dissociative identity disorder. He will describe an approach to transference based treatment based on an integration of classical and more contemporary models of the mind.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

 

TBD

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

Graduate Society

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday, January 21 | 2:00 PM

Location: Location TBD

The Elusive Construct of Therapeutic Action

There are many factors contributing to improvement, including dissociation, projective identification, analyst self-disclosure, and patient-therapist match.

Presenter:
Dr. Glen Gabbard
 
Program Committee Chair:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ CE Credits Available: 2

About the Presentation

For many years, the construct of therapeutic action has been somewhat elusive. Much of the controversy has arisen from the debate around whether or not the therapist's interpretation is the key to improvement in the treatment, or, simply the therapist's way of relating to the patient. This debate has now become far more complicated as we have learned that there are many factors contributing to improvement, including dissociation, projective identification, analyst self-disclosure, and patient-therapist match.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

 1. To understand the current controversy regarding therapeutic action
2. To be able to identify various forms of therapeutic action in the process of treatment
3. To be able to articulate a definition of the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis

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.

Psychoanalytic Association of New York
NYU Department of Psychiatry
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New York, NY 10016

Telephone: 646-754-4870
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