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

Panel | Saturday October 26, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, Alumni Hall A

Panel Discussion: "Reverie, Field Theory, and Contemporary Analytic Technique"

This panel will introduce and illustrate through clinical process material basic concepts relative to Ferro’s Field theory, focusing on their implications for analytic listening and  interpretive intervention (e.g., the Field as “emotional gps;” “casting of characters” and “signals from the field;” saturated and unsaturated interpretations; analytic discourse as the adult, verbal “Squiggle Game”). It will also touch on the relationship of Field Theory to certain undeveloped intimations in the work of Freud and some contemporary (non-Lacanian) French psychoanalysts, such as Andre Green.

 

Panelists:

Howard B. Levine, MD
David G. Power, PhD

CME/ Social Work CE Credits Available: 2.5

About the Speaker(s)

Howard B. Levine, MD is a member of APSA, PINE, the Contemporary Freudian Society, on the faculty of the NYU post-doc Contemporary Freudian track, on the editorial Board of the IJP and Psychoanalytic Inquiry, editor-in-chief of the Routledge Wilfred Bion Studies Book Series and in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has authored many articles, book chapters, and reviews on psychoanalytic process and technique and the treatment of primitive personality disorders. His co-edited books include Unrepresented States and the Construction of Meaning (Karnac 2013); On Freud’s Screen Memories (Karnac 2014); The Wilfred Bion Tradition (Karnac 2016); Bion in Brazil. (Karnac 2017) and Andre Green Revisited: Representation and the Work of the Negative (Karnac 2018). He is the author of Transformations de l’Irreprésentable (Ithaque 2019).

 

David G. Power, PhD is a founding member of the The Boston Group for Psychoanalytic Studies. He is Past President, Supervisory and Teaching Analyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis and on the faculty of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is the co-editor with Howard Levine, of Engaging Primitive Anxieties of the Emerging Self (2017). He maintains a private practice in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and supervision in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About the Presentation

Resting on the contributions of Bion, Winnicott and the Barangers, Nino Ferro’s Field Theory marks an important contribution to analytic technique applicable to the treatment of all patients across the diagnostic spectrum. It is part of a broad movement at the frontiers of contemporary psychoanalytic thinking and practice that has helped move us from a predominant focus on uncovering unconscious contents to an additional focus on the creation and strengthening of psychic processes, such as waking dream thought and night time dreams, containment and affect tolerance and the production and containment of thought. 

Ferro’s Field Theory has sharpened analytic listening, allowed analysts a broader and more refined range of interventions, made some of what has been called the intuitive ‘art’ of psychoanalysis more describable and therefore more teachable to students as a matter of technique and helped more clearly define the intersubjective participation of the analyst in the analytic process. While applicable to the analysis of neurotic patients, Field theory has also proved useful in extending the reach of analytic treatment to primitive mind states, such as borderline and narcissistic disorders, addictions, perversions, psychosomatic disorders and the sequelae of early or massive trauma.

This panel will introduce and illustrate through clinical process material basic concepts relative to Ferro’s Field theory, focusing on their implications for analytic listening and  interpretive intervention (e.g., the Field as “emotional gps;” “casting of characters” and “signals from the field;” saturated and unsaturated interpretations; analytic discourse as the adult, verbal “Squiggle Game”). It will also touch on the relationship of Field Theory to certain undeveloped intimations in the work of Freud and some contemporary (non-Lacanian) French psychoanalysts, such as Andre Green.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will identify the oeneric qualities of the session - 'session as dream' - and the many possibilities for transformational co-construction of its evolution and development.
  • Participants will demonstrate shifting their listening stance between levels of manifest content and psychic reality.
  • Participants will identify how to read and apply ‘signals from the field’ to modify their listening stance and guide the level, degree and content focus of their interventions and interpretations.
  • Participants will identify the difference between saturated and non-saturated interpretations and their relevance and use in the treatment of neurotic and non-neurotic patients.
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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