AAPCSW “transitions and anxieties…” March 31 – early bird by March 5


Transitions and Anxieties in Today’s World

Saturday March 31, 2012
8:45 am – 9:30 am Registration and Breakfast
9:30 am – 1:30 pm Panel Presentation and Discussion

@ The Allen-Stevenson School
132 East 78 Street, New York, NY


Diana Siskind

The Kids are Not All Right: The impact of extreme parental
permissiveness on child and adult development and on family life.

For several generations a trend of extreme parental permissiveness has had a deep reach into the essence of the parent child relationship. Fueled by anxiety and uncertainty a curious role reversal has taken place wherein parents look to their children for direction. This trend has profoundly affected child development, parenthood as a
developmental stage, marriage and family life. Understanding the dynamics of these families will help us widen our therapeutic focus.

Deborah F. Glazer

From Dyad to Triad: Navigating the transition from LGBT couple to parenthood.

The transition to parenthood can be complicated for LGBT individuals who have grown up in a heterocentric environment. This talk will focus on the experience of LGBT couples and individuals as they navigate the processes of coming out, making the decision to parent, coping with the intra psychic and relational implications of alternative reproductive technologies, and organizing the experience of gender and parenting roles.

Renee Goldman

Psychoanalysis Later in Life: A clinician’s perspective as analyst and patient The author addresses how her transition into “growing old” has been psychologically and philosophically affected by her own new analysis begun at age 80. The paper also explores the profundity of losses experienced by this older population, and the special role of transference in the analytic relationship, including clinical examples.

Todd Essig

Technologically-Mediated Intimacies: From Telephone Sessions to Internet Peep-Shows

Clinicians routinely encounter technology-mediated intimacies. But standard theories do not provide insight into necessary questions: How do these relationships work? What are the limits to the experiences they afford when they work well? What causes them to break-down and stop working? Using clinical examples, this presentation presents a model for understanding technology-mediated intimacies.

Moderator: Judith Rosenberger

Each presentation will be followed by a dialogue among the panelists and audience.


Todd Essig PhD

William Alanson White Institute, and New York Medical College; Past Editorial Boards, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association; Author, Managing Mental Wealth, Forbes.com; Private practice, NYC.

Deborah F. Glazer PhD

Parent Center, William Alanson White Institute; Co-editor, Gay and Lesbian Parenting; Private practice, NYC.

Renee Goldman LCSW
Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy, and New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Private Practice, NYC.

Diana Siskind MSW, LCSW

Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy; Author, The Child Patient and the Therapeutic Process: A Psychoanalytic Developmental Object Relations Approach, Working with Parents: Establishing the Essential Alliance in Child Psychotherapy and Consultation, A Primer for Child Psychotherapies; Co-editor, Understanding Adoption: Clinical Work with Adults, Children and Parents; Private practice, NYC.

Judith B. Rosenberger PhD, LCSW

Prof, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College; Editor, Clinical Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations: A Relational Approach; Private practice, NYC.

Conference Chair: Penny Rosen MSW, LCSW, BCD-P

Committee: Janet Burak LCSW, Michael De Simone, PhD LCSW, Ellyn Freedman PsyD LCSW, Roslyn Goldner MSS LCSW, Dianne Heller Kaminsky MSW LCSW BCD, Sanda Bragman Lewis LCSW, Barbara O’Connor MSW LCSW, Louis Pansulla LCSW, Myrna Ram MSW LCSW, Roberta Shechter DSW, Diana Siskind MSW LCSW, Carol Thea MSW LCSW, Judith Weiss, MSW LCSW






before 3/5/12 after 3/5/12

$80 $95

Graduate students,

psychoanalytic candidates* $55 $65

*with documentation

Please make check payable to NIPER** and mail with this form to:

Penny Rosen, 165 West 91 Street, Suite 5H, New York, NY 10024

For more information contact: Louis Pansulla, loupansulla@aol.com / 212.633.8070

CEUs offered


**National Institute for Psychoanalytic Education & Research, educational arm of AAPCSW.


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