Monthly Archives: May 2012

IPTAR Certificate Program in CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOTHERAPY Is Accepting Applicants for the Fall 2012 Semester

Certificate Program in


Is Accepting Applicants for the Fall 2012 Semester

The CAP program offers comprehensive training in the theory and practice of child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy. It includes 3 years of courses that present and integrate various perspectives and theoretical models, as well as individual supervision of cases in a variety of settings of the candidate’s choice. These settings include the IPTAR Clinical Center, our on-site school programs or the candidate’s place of work or private practice.

Areas of study include:

· Comparative psychoanalytic theories of infant, child and adolescent development, including contemporary Freudian and Object Relations theory

· Attachment theory and research

· Assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment planning

· Technique of play therapy

· Work with parents and families

· Understanding trauma

While most candidates have at least a master’s degree, and are either licensed or working towards a license in a mental health area, other qualifications or experience in working with children may be considered.

Graduates or candidates in Psychoanalytic Training can be given advanced credit for relevant courses.

Applications and information about an upcoming Open House

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Lynne Rubin, Admissions:


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White Institute: Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Service (EDCAS) 1-Year Comprehensive Educational Program

William A. White Institute

Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Service (EDCAS) One Year Comprehensive Educational Program


Application Deadline: June 28, 2012

This one year course of study is a 33 week (53 class hours) program combining didactic and clinical seminars, guest lectures, case conferences, and the option for individual or group case consultation. Its aim is to provide a concentrated, practice-oriented educational experience to mental health professionals who want to use the interpersonal perspective in working with people who have eating disorders, compulsions, or addictions.

The program will focus on integrating principles of interpersonal psychoanalysis with other treatment modalities. Courses will examine the interplay between culture, affect regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, gender, attachment and compulsive behaviors across problems with body image, disordered eating, substance abuse, exercise, internet, and relationship addiction.

Classes are held on Fridays from 2:00-3:30 and will begin on September 14th, 2012.

Learn More:

EDCAS booklet Body States 2012 -2013


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NYU Postdoc – On and Off the Couch: Explorations in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (2012-2013)

NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Presents:

On and Off the Couch: Explorations in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals

Co-Sponsored by Beth Israel Medical Center

The Unconscious
Andrew Druck
Melinda Gellman
Mark Blechner
Carina Grossmark

What We Really Do

Mary-Joan Gerson
Alan Kintzer
Stephen Solow
Iris Hellner

Crimes & Misdemeanors

Elizabeth Goren
Susan Klebanoff
Sue Grand
Peggy Carr


The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis is pleased to announce a new year-long project examining current issues of interest to clinicians. Each semester, participants will attend three lectures on topics in and about psychoanalysis. Each lecture will feature a senior faculty member and an advanced candidate or graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral program.

Who is eligible? Doctoral level mental health professionals (such as psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers) and students in doctoral level mental health training programs who have not yet entered psychoanalytic training and who are interested in learning about psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. This series is an excellent way to learn more about where psychoanalytic thought is going and about NYU Postdoc’s unique and lively analytic community. All participants will be asked to attend all lectures, in order to make this a more meaningful and deeper experience for everyone.

The series will take place on six Monday evenings during the academic year 2012-2013. There will be no charge. NYU Postdoc is a large and active community of forward–thinking and intellectually open psychoanalysts. We are excited about what is happening at Postdoc, and we are looking forward to sharing some of it with you.

For more information or to register, please contact a series organizer:

Karen Starr:
Margery Kalb:
Jill Bresler:

Scheduled Dates:

September 10, October 22, December 3, 2012
January 28, March 4, & April 29, 2013

7:30 – 8pm snacks & chat
8 – 9:30pm lecture

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MITPP Open House & Clinical Presentation ‘Thirteen and Broken-Hearted’ 6/20/12

160 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 o (212) 496-2858
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Aly, who came to treatment at 13 years old, was born with a congenital heart disease: a failed heart. At that time, open heart surgery was scheduled immediately, followed by medications, emergency room visits and a pacemaker. Her childhood was completely controlled and dictated by her heart. Yet Aly became a powerful presence in and out of therapy yearning for life and normalcy, just wanting to experience freedom. Her complicated family situation–life with a guilty, resentful, intrusive grandmother and a father battling the grandmother for custody from afar–added to the challenges of this treatment. The therapeutic relationship seemed to gel almost instantly out of the patient’s overwhelming need for help during a period of transition, loss and adjustment. Challenges soon became apparent. In this presentation, a complex treatment of an adolescent with a history of serious medical issues from birth and an embattled family will be discussed.

PRESENTER: Melba Villar, L.M.S.W. is a graduate of The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy’s Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program.

LOCATION: 160 West 86th Street (outside entrance, between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues)

RSVP: Space is limited. There is no fee but you must reserve in advance. For reservations: please contact Ivy Vale, Registrar, at (212) 496-2858 or email

Training opportunities, including flexible scheduling and financial options to fit individual needs,
will be described following the presentation.

Refreshments will be served.

MITPP, chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers three certificate programs: a three year program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults, a two year program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and a program leading to New York State licensure in Psychoanalysis for those with Masters Degrees who don’t qualify for licensure in the established mental health professions. Social Workers may qualify for the LCSW through their training at MITPP. Matriculants see patients at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, which is licensed by the Office of Mental Health. MITPP’s low tuition of $1,000 per semester includes all supervision and
coursework. Courses are also offered on a non-matriculated basis.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2012 semester

If you wish to receive emailed announcements of our events, scientific meetings, open houses, courses and workshops, please email

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Sandor Rado Lecture – Warren Poland, MD/George Daniels Award – Paul Mosher, MD (June 5)

Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the Alumni Association
and the
Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine

Announce the Fifty-Fifth Annual


Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

The New York Academy of Medicine
Two East 103rd Street
New York, New York 10029

Warren S. Poland, M.D.


Outsiderness, the sense of self as outside the world of others (in contrast to being seen as an outsider by others) is a part of human nature, an early factor in developing both a sense of self and a regard for others. After observations of this issue across a life span, an analytic case illustration is offered. The analytic process itself is then closely viewed to demonstrate the essential place of dynamics involved in mastering the sense of outsiderness

Educational Objectives:
Participants will:
1. become familiar with the hidden role of outsiderness throughout a life span, 2. explore the presence of outsiderness in clinical engagements, 3. clarify the constructive significance of an analyst’s own self differentiation in an unfolding clinical

Warren S. Poland, M.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. A former editor of the JAPA Review of Books, he is on the editorial boards of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and American Imago, where for many years he has authored the column “Clinician’s Corner.” In addition to a range of psychoanalytic papers and essays, he is author of Melting the Darkness: The Dyad and Principles of Clinical Practice. In 2009 he was recipient of the Sigourney Award

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine and the American Psychoanalytic Association. 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 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant information to disclose.

The George E. Daniels Merit Award

will be presented to

Paul Mosher, M.D.

Paul Mosher, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Albany Medical College. Dr. Mosher received his AB degree from Harvard College and his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained in both psychiatry and
psychoanalysis at Columbia.

Dr. Mosher had the original idea to digitize the full text of the psychoanalytic literature. In 1991, this project became the PEP database, an invaluable research tool to promote and advance psychoanalytic scholarship all over the world via the internet. Dr. Mosher is a Founding Board Member of PEP-Web and remains actively involved with this growing archive.

Dr. Mosher has written extensively on issues of confidentiality and on the intersection of law and psychiatry. As Chair of the APsaA Confidentiality Committee in 1995, he coordinated the funding and production of an amicus brief presented before the Supreme Court in the case of Jaffee v. Redmond. His efforts contributed to the Supreme Court’s establishment of psychotherapist-patient privilege in the Federal Courts.

Dr. Mosher has chaired or served on innumerable committees and task forces of the American Psychoanalytic Association. For his
contributions he was the first recipient of its annual award for Distinguished Service to Psychoanalysis.

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ORI’s Open House – Sunday, June 10th 1pm-3:30pm

Next ORI’s Open House – is on June 10th , 2012, Sunday, 1pm-3:30pm. No fee.

Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Location: 115 E 9th Street (at 3rd Ave); 12P; NYC, 10003.

This open house will feature a lecture on object relations thinking, a discussion about our multiple traditional and virtual/ integrated training programs, and an “in vivo” therapeutic role-play. Dr. Kavaler-Adler, the founder and executive director of the institute, will respond as a psychoanalytic object relations therapist, while a volunteer from the group will “get inside the skin” of any patient he/she chooses to portray. In the course of the role play, each person in the room experiences intimate feeling of connection with the patient, with the therapist, as well as with the clinical process. A rich clinical discussion always follows, where object relations theory in the acute clinical moment will be explained.

To register, please email, call 646-522-0387. For more information, visit .

Programs which will be discussed:

Our Traditional Programs Include Certificate Programs in Object Relations Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

• One Year Evening Program: An Introduction to Object Relations Theory & Clinical Application • Two-Year Evening Program: Advanced Object Relations Clinical Theory & Technique • One Year Clinical Mentorship Program for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists • Four Year Full Certificate Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis

NEW – Virtual and Integrated Certificate Programs Planned for 2012-2013

• One Year Program: An Introduction to Object Relations Theory & Clinical Application • Two-Year Program: Advanced Object Relations Clinical Theory & Technique • One Year Clinical Mentorship Program for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists • Four Year Full Certificate Training Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis • One Year Neuropsychoanalysis and Object Relations Theory • One- and Two- Year Program: Parent-Child Development and Object Relations Clinical Theory and Technique.

Virtual programs will be offered via audio and video/audio meeting platform (with minimal requirements for a telephone and/or Internet connection). Integrated (Virtual & Traditional) programs will be offered as a combination of virtual and two full weekends a year of traditional in-person meetings.

Individual Courses & Seminars (new since 2011)

• Child Development & Application of Object Relations Theory to Working with Children (Seminar) • Infant Research & Object Relations Approach (Seminar) • Interpretation of Dreams & Object Relations Clinical Technique (Advanced Course) • Neurobiology for
Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts (Seminar) • Group and Individual Clinical Mentorship

ORI Community also enjoys the benefits of:

• Sliding fee scale therapy referral service for individuals, couples, adolescents, and children • Professional networking and practice development • Professional publishing and preparation for publishing • Building the Cause (#361700) on Facebook: Support Mental Health Education • Free educational mini video series “Object Relations View” – at our YouTube Channel, “ObjectRelations2009” (also available at

ORI Administrator,
Community Relations Coordinator, and Web Editor

For more information on the Object Relations Institute training programs and educational courses and workshops, please visit

Visit our YouTube Channel, ObjectRelations2009 (at for
– short professional videos with highlights of our 2009, 2010, 2011 annual conferences, and
– 15-min educational videos on Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Technique: Intro to OR concepts; Self-Sabotage, Time as an Object, and Projective Identification.

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Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis Informational Open House (June 24)

For anyone interested in more information about Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis and it’s training programs…

You are cordially invited to an informal open house / brunch on:

Date: Sunday, June 24th
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Place: 340 Riverside Drive, apartment 15 C

You will have an opportunity to speak with recent graduates, current candidates, and the directors of our programs
which include the One-Year Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis, and the Trauma Treatment Program.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by phone to 212 422-1221, or by e-mail to

For more information about Manhattan Institute, please visit our website at

Please feel free to call with questions:

Nessa Obten, LCSW
85 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
New York, NY 10003
212 414-0857

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