Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Tribute to Roy Schafer Conference with the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine

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Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center: The Resurrection of Agency from the Ashes of War: A Son as Therapist of his Father

Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center

The Resurrection of Agency from the Ashes of War: A Son as Therapist of his Father

Jonathan H Slavin, Ph.D

Jonathan H. Slavin, Ph.D., ABPP

Department  of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr Slavin will present a detailed clinical account of the treatment of a young man suffering massive psychic pain and immobilization. The treatment will be presented through excerpts from recorded sessions. During the course of this treatment the frozen father-son relationship began to transform in the unexpected recognition of the father’s trauma and its effects on his son.

Discussion of this treatment will focus on the developmental disruption and suffocation personal agency in childhood relational experiences and the way these may sometimes be reopened in treatment. The workshop will also focus on undertaking psychotherapy in unusual circumstances and its implications for how we think about the potential reach of psychotherapeutic work.

Date:             Saturday August 4, 2012
Time:             9:00 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.
Location:     Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center
2460  Fairmount Blvd., Suite 312


This event is open to the public, and the  cost for the workshop is $100, students $50.

RSVP by calling (216) 229-5959 or email:

Learning Objectives:

1. We will examine how the ability to experience oneself as an “agent” is established and how it may be disrupted in the course of relational engagements and conflicts during development.

2. We will examine how these ideas may be usefully applied in the clinical context of the psychotherapeutic encounter and the potential power for transformation in adult parent-child relationships.


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Benign and Malignant Individualism In American Culture: A psychoanalytically nuanced discussion featuring film excerpts from “Up in the Air”(Section I, Division 39, APA)

Come participate in our discussion in Orlando!

Film outline Program, Sect I, Orlando, 2012


Benign and Malignant Individualism

In American Culture: A psychoanalytically nuanced discussion featuring film excerpts from

“Up in the Air” 


Section I, Division 39, APA

Orlando, Florida

Peabody Hotel


Division 39, Hospitality Suite

Friday, August 8:00 10:00 PM


Presenter: Albert J Brok, PhD

Discussant: K. William Fried, PhD

Chair:  Albert J. Brok, PhD

The Discussion


Albert J. Brok, PhD

Benign and malignant individualism and the issue of deferred loneliness thru living in the moment,

The principal focus will be on some ideas i have been developing concerning the processes underlying what I have come to term the Internalization of “benign vs. malignant individualism” their derivation from both cultural and psychogenic identifications and their impact on and interest in, and desire for committed as opposed to momentary involvement with a autonomous subjective other.. Screening of the film. Up in the Air will be used to illustrate the issues


K.William Fried, PhD

Critique and Discussion of Dr. Brok’s Thesis.

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APA Call for Comments: Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology

APA Call for Comments: Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology

In accordance with Association Rule 30.8, the Board of Professional Affairs (BPA) seeks public and member comments on the Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology.  The Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology have been developed by a joint Task Force composed of members representing the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of State and Provincial Psychological Boards (ASPPB), and members representing the APA Insurance Trust (APAIT). The Task Force is pleased with the interest that many members of the profession have shown in its mission and work. Comments are accepted for a 90-day period which will end on October 26, 2012.

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Deadline for Comments (90 Day Comment Period):   October 26, 2012

Link to the draft Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology:


2012 APA Convention Programming:

Symposium: Psychology for the Future- APA/ASPPB/APAIT Telepsychology Task Force Draft Guidelines and Relevant Policies

Date & Time: Friday, August 3, 2012, 1:00 – 2:50 PM

Location: Convention Center, Level 1, Room W108A

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IEA’s September Scientific Meeting

IEA’s  September Scientific Meeting

The Analyst’s Subjectivity:  Exploring the Erotic Countertransference


Friday, September 21st
NPAP 40 West 13th Street
7:00PM – 9:30PM



Steven Kuchuck, LCSW
Galit Atlas, Ph.D.

Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D.


As psychoanalysis has expanded its scope beyond a one person psychology, our conceptions about the nature of countertransference have shifted as well. The two papers in this panel focus on the erotics within the analytic dyad and offer alternative understandings to the older notion.  These new clinical conceptions offer ways for the analyst to use erotic countertransference to facilitate therapeutic action.  The first paper focuses on the analyst’s use of erotic countertransference to promote therapeutic action with patients who have experienced paternal absence or abuse.  The second paper focuses on erotic countertransference as a way to identify nonverbal patterns in the early relationship with the mother.


Steven Kuchuck, LCSW is a faculty member, supervisor and on the Board of Directors at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) and the Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA), where he also serves as Dean of Training.  Steven is co-editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Perspectives, author of articles on the analyst’s subjectivity and contributor to and editor of an upcoming book from Routledge, “Behind the Couch and Outside of the Office: Clinical Implications of the Analyst’s Subjectivity”.


Galit Atlas-Koch Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst, creative arts therapist and clinical supervisor in private practice in Manhattan. She is on the faculty and a board member of IEA, faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and on the faculty of the Four Year Adult and National Training Programs at NIP. Galit serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, and her writings focus on sexuality and on the relationship between attachment and sexuality


Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D. is Faculty, Supervisor New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Faculty, supervisor, IPSS, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy andPsychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Faculty, Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Editorial Board, International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychologyand Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Author/coauthor of 2 books and numerous articles.


Light refreshments will be served.

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Elisabeth Young-Bruehl demonstrates ‘One Hundred Years of Psychoanalysis a Timeline: 1900-2000 (video)

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl demonstrates ‘One Hundred Years of
Psychoanalysis a Timeline: 1900-2000

Video Link:

The timeline presents the history of psychoanalysis decade by decade, from 1900 to 2000, indicating major figures, events, books, and schools of theory and practice. You can see on one long page, made up of ten panels, everything you need to guide you in seeing this complex history as a whole.

On the reverse of the timeline, you will find a brief introduction to its arrangement and a series of nineteen paragraphs, each containing a brief history of some aspect of psychoanalysis – from its clinical settings to its present intersection with neuroscience.

The timeline is printed on high quality, heavy paper and folds up to fit into a sleeve that makes it like a book you can put on a bookshelf or on the coffee table. But the timeline itself can also be put on a wall, as it is or mounted.
Visit the companion web site at

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Through the Lens of Psychoanalysis: The Photographic Portraiture of Robert Giard (Dimen, Harris, Corbett, & Goldner)

Through the Lens of Psychoanalysis: The Photographic Portraiture of Robert Giard

Art with Insight Panel
Generously supported by Peter Allen
Friday 4 May 2012

Panelists: Ken Corbett Ph.D. ; Muriel Dimen Ph.D.; Virginia Goldner Ph.D.; Adrienne Harris Ph.D.
Moderator: Hazel Ipp, Vice-President, Toronto Institute for
Contemporary Psychoanalysis

This event was presented in conjunction with the University of Toronto Art Centre exhibition, Just As You Are: Portraits by Robert Giard. This Featured exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival was co-presented with the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, supported by Manulife Financial, the University of Toronto iSchool, the Jackman Humanities Institute and the Valerie Jean Griffiths Student Exhibitions Fund in memory of William, Elva and Elizabeth.

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