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


October

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday October 23 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: via Zoom Videoconference

Playfulness in Adult Psychoanalysis

Starting with Freud who brought it up on several occasions, psychoanalysts have been intrigued by the concept of play and playfulness.  Many analysts from Phyllis Greenacre to Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott contributed to our understanding of the difference between the therapeutic play and playing games, clarified the mechanism of the therapeutic action of play, and explored a connection between playing and creativity.  

Panelists:
Christine Premmereur, MD, PhD
James Herzog, MD
Dr. Stefano Bolognini
 
Moderator:
Marina Mirkin, MD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available

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; she is Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University. She is member at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and she chairs the discussion group on Parent-Infant Programs at Psychoanalytic Institutes at the American Psychoanalytic Association meetings.


Dr. Anzieu-Premmereur recently published "The Process of Representation in Early Childhood," and "Attacks on Linking in Parents of Young Disturbed Children." In French she has co-authored books on play in child psychotherapy and on psychoanalytic interventions with parents and babies. Dr. Anzieu-Premmereur co-edited with Vaia Tsolas in October 2017 "A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Today's Psychoanalysis."
 
Jim Herzog, MD is an adult and child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.   He is a training and supervisory analyst at BPSI and a child analytic supervisor there as well.  He is also a supervisory analyst at the Sigmund Freud Institute In Zurich Switzerland.   His interests center around the role of play;  the nature and impact of trauma both directly inflicted and trans generationally   transmitted and the role of the father in multiple aspects of development and intrapsychic organization and functioning.   He teaches at Harvard and a number of other academic and psychoanalytic centers.
 
Dr. Stefano Bolognini is one of the most active, competent and well - known Italian psychoanalysts.  He lives and works in Bologna, where he trained as a psychoanalyst at the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.  An Associate member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society since 1985, he became a Training Analyst in 1998.  He has been a member of the European Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis since 2002 and a President of the Bologna Psychoanalytic Center.  Dr. Bolognini is a current President of the IPA.   He published numerous articles and several books, one of them As Wind, as Wave received the prestigious Gradiva Award.  

 

About the Presentation

Starting with Freud who brought it up on several occasions, psychoanalysts have been intrigued by the concept of play and playfulness.  Many analysts from Phyllis Greenacre to Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott contributed to our understanding of the difference between the therapeutic play and playing games, clarified the mechanism of the therapeutic action of play, and explored a connection between playing and creativity.  Significant bulk of the psychoanalytic thinking about play has been made in the context of working with children. With the broadening of the scope of psychoanalysis, the importance of adjusting the technique to the needs of the patients unprepared to use classic interpretation generated interest in using play in adult analysis. This panel will address how the panelists, all of them child and adult analysts, have been able to enrich and enliven their psychoanalytic work with adults by utilizing their experience of working with children.  Dr. Anzieu–Premmereur will discuss how being a child analyst freed her to play with associations, use metaphors, and include humor in her work with adults.  Dr. Herzog will explore the lasting impact of being in analysis as a child on the capacity for playfulness in the adults.  Dr. Bolognini will speak about the development of playfulness as an important goal of psychoanalysis and one of the criteria for termination.  Ample time will be left for discussion with the audience.

Learning Objectives

To clarify how the experience of the psychoanalytic work with children enriches the psychoanalytic work with adults.

To demonstrate the lasting effect of being treated in psychoanalysis as a child on the capacity for creativity in the adults.

To illustrate the importance of the capacity for playfulness in adults for the psychoanalytic process.

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 13 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: via Zoom Videoconference

Candidate Organized Meeting

"Training in the Time of COVID"

TBD

Presenters: 
Brittan Dunn, LCSW
Stefany Fortin, LMSW
Julia Morrison, MD
Discussant: Lena Ehrlich, PhD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available

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 11 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: via Zoom Videoconference

The Meaning of the Adjustments in the Psychoanalytic Frame in Response to COVID

TBD

Chair:
Steven H. Cooper, PhD
Discussants:
Lucy B. La Farge, MD
Mitchell Wilson, MD
 

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available

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.

May

GRADUATE SOCIETY

Scientific Meeting

Lecture | Saturday May 14 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location: In-Person Event - TBD
Speaker:
Michael J. Diamond, PhD

The Triadic Nature of Trauma: Revisiting Dissociation and the Psychoanalysis of the Traumatized Mind

TBD

Chair:
Steven H. Cooper, PhD
Discussants:
Lucy B. La Farge, MD
Mitchell Wilson, MD
 

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available

About the Speaker(s)

Michael J. Diamond is a practicing clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and the author of the book My Father Before Me: How Fathers & Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives. Dr. Diamond received his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University and completed his psychoanalytic training at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, where he is currently a training and supervising analyst. Dr. Diamond is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA and is on the faculty at the Wright Institute Los Angeles. As an expert on parenting and fathering, Dr. Diamond has written numerous articles and publications on fathering and father-son relationships. He lives in Los Angeles.

About the Presentation

To fully restore the role of dissociation in primitive mental states and provide a more integrated approach to technique, it is necessary to comprehend the triadic nature of trauma, which entails economic/drive, structural conflict and deficit, and object-relational factors. For a treatment model that addresses defensive dissociation in the here and now, primary and secondary dissociation must be distinguished, with each differentiated from splitting and repression. Technique requires addressing unconscious, repressed fantasies associated with the “trauma,” object- relational patterns that interfere with linking, and psycho-economic issues that have disrupted ego functioning. A clinical example illustrates both the analyst’s persistence in suffering the dead, eerie space of dissociated trauma and efforts to find language that helps structure the patient’s somatic and enacted expressions (and accompanying dissociative and repressive processes) by which traumatic experiences are registered and conveyed.

Learning Objectives

(1) participants will learn to describe the triadic nature of trauma; (2) participants will learn to distinguish primary from secondary dissociation; (3) participants will become more skilled in recognizing the role played by conflictual repressed material occurring when dissociative processes are operative in the transference (and countertransference); (4) participants will learn how to more effectively utilize the analyst's countertransference and unbidden reveries as a pathway to uncover the patient's unconscious, dissociative experience; and (5) participants will develop their skill in structuring and perhaps transforming the patient's somatic and enacted expressions in the analytic dyad.

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.

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