Monthly Archives: August 2012

22nd Annual Peter Lincoln Internship Fair (NYC)

 Join us for a day packed with MUST HAVE information!  First, a question-and-answer period where a distinguished panel of internship directors and other experts will address any questions you may have about the internship application process, what they’re really looking for, how to interview and more! Later, meet internship directors and current interns from internship sites across the North East region of NY, others invited: ( NJ, CT, PA, MA, ME, VT, NH, RI) who will be available to provide detailed information and answer any questions you have about their internship.  This is an invaluable opportunity for current students applying to internship (and for those looking to get a jump start on the process) to get the information they can’t get anywhere else…from the experts!internship

Sunday, September 9th
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Columbia University,

Teachers College
525 West 120th Street
New York, New York


Co-Sponsored by:

NYSPA’s Clinical DivisionNYSPA’s Organization of Future Psychologists (NOFP), and Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program of Teachers College, Columbia University


For more information and to register, go to:




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“Psychoanalysis and Society in Times of Global Crisis” – Andrew Samuels

OCTOBER 6, 2012 

“Psychoanalysis and Society

in Times of Global Crisis”

A One Day Lecture/Workshop with

Andrew Samuels


*Internationally renowned Professor of Analytical Psychology at Essex, London

*Co-founder of the UK’s Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility


*Author of several books, including Politics on the Couch: Citizenship and the Internal Life


Dr. Samuels will facilitate an exploration of the following urgent topics:


*What is the role of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in relation to political problems and processes?

*How might Western societies move from financial sadism to relational economics?

*Is there a spiritual and political dimension to psychological experience? What happens to people deprived of these

aspects of experience?

*Is there a role for politics in the clinical space?


Event is Co-sponsored by:








2014 Sawtelle Blvd.

    Los Angeles, CA 90025

 Time:        9 AM – 3 PM



Registration:   $110.00 if paid by September 21, 2012

$125 late registration or day of event

Program is designed for interested psychoanalysts and other Mental Health Professionals


6 CEU’s pending – details available on request


Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the program participants should be able to:

  • ·        Assess the role of social factors in psychological  distress and symptoms;
  • ·        Evaluate the role of defenses in therapist and patient that exclude social factors from clinical work;
  • ·        Apply theory of the political psyche to the parameters of clinical work with patients.






Psychoanalysis and Society in Time of Global Crisis


NAME: ________________________________________________


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Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies

12011 San Vicente Blvd., suite 310

Los Angeles, CA 90049


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Post-doc Position Openings – Center for Optimal Living (New York, NY)

Please forward to anyone who might be interested.

Direct responses to: Andrew Tatarsky, Ph.D.


I have positions available for two post docs at my new facility, the Center for Optimal Living, in Manhattan. The Center offers comprehensive psychotherapy and training based on Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy for individuals with addictive and other disorders, as described in my book, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, as well as in a series of journal articles and book chapters.

I have developed a new paradigm for treating previously stigmatized populations that empowers patients by applying principles of good clinical practice to issues that have heretofore largely been approached in a formulaic and, unfortunately, generally unsuccessful manner. The approach that I have helped create and espouse is now accepted and employed by treatment centers in Ohio (Integrated Services of Appalachian Ohio), New York City (Housing Works), Chicago (Behavioral Services Center), Chile (Fundacion Parentasis), China, Poland, Austria, Russia, Ukraine and other nations as the best approach to treating individuals with addictive disorders.

The Center works with adults, adolescents and families and has a specialization in addictive disorders but works with a general psychology practice population as well. It is located in mid-town Manhattan at 5th Avenue and 31st Street.

Post doctoral candidates will be involved in all aspects of the Center for Optimal Living. Candidates will provide assessment, psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family therapy and other treatment modalities. There will likely be opportunities for research for those interested but it is not a requirement. As the Center is a new facility, candidates will have opportunities to learn about and participate in all aspects of program development, community outreach, practice management and other components involved in building a successful psychotherapy practice.

All of the clinicians at the Center for Optimal Living are licensed clinical psychologists. Candidates will receive a minimum of one hour individual supervision per week from a staff member. Additionally, candidates will participate in a weekly 90 minute group supervision that I run.

Interested candidates should send their CV and a letter of interest to:

Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
Center for Optimal Living
303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1403
New York, NY 10016

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Contemporary Freudian Society – NY Division – Scientific Programs 2012-13

Contemporary Freudian Society – NY Division

Scientific Programs

2012 – 2013


What Heals? Keeping Resilience in Mind

CFS-NY Annual Conference

Sunday, October 21, 2012

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Hatch Auditorium, Madison Avenue & 100th Street
Early Registration: $65 CFS Members; $75 non-Members; $20 Candidates and full-time students

The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy:

The Talking Cure in the Era of Prozac, Managed Care,

and Evidence-Based Practice

Jonathan Shedler, PhD, presenter and case discussant

Christian J. Churchill, PhD, LP, case presenter



Friday, December 7, 2012

8:00 – 9:30 pm

Free admission


410 Columbus Avenue (between 79th & 80th), The Culture Center

Vicarious Traumatization, Resilience and Transformation

Laurie Anne Pearlman, PhD, presenter



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

8:30 – 10:00 pm

Free admission

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Hatch Auditorium, Madison Avenue & 100th Street

On Being a Zen Psychoanalyst

Jeffrey Rubin, PhD, presenter

Edward Kenny, MD, discussant



For more information on these programs, and the Annual Conference Registration Form,


CFS-NY Scientific Program Committee

Vivian Eskin, Chair; Ani Buk, Richard DeBenedetto, Kristina MacGaffin, Batya Monder


The Psychoanalytic Training Institute of CFS offers a variety of programs in both New York City and Washington, DC for students interested in adult psychoanalysis, child/adolescent psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and parent-infant treatment. Our NY Adult Psychoanalysis Program is registered as licensure qualifying by the NYSED. All Masters-level and Doctoral-level professionals are welcome to apply. Please for further information.



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NYU Postdoc – Celebrating Edgar Levenson Colloquium (Sat, Sept 22, 10am-12pm)

The Colloquium Committee of the Interpersonal-Humanistic Track of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Presents:

Celebrating Edgar Levenson, M.D.

We will celebrate the extraordinary contribution that Ed Levenson has made to contemporary psychoanalysis. In his writing, teaching, speaking, and supervising, he has been a profound influence on so many. Irwin Hirsch, Ph.D. will moderate;  Donnel Stern, Ph.D.will discuss Ed’s theoretical and clinical contributions to psychoanalysis; then Dr. Levenson will supervise Karen Singleton, Ph.D., who will present an ongoing treatment case. Finally, Ed will be interviewed by Don Stern.

Edgar A. Levenson, M.D. is Adjunct Clinical Professor and Consultant at the NYU Postdoctoral Program. He is Fellow Emeritus, Training, Supervising Analyst and Faculty at the William Alanson White Institute, Honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Life Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis; Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association.  He is the author of Fallacy of Understanding:  The Ambiguity of Change and The Purloined Self.
Donnel Stern, Ph.D. is Adjunct Clinical Professor and Consultant at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Training and Supervising Analyst, Fellow, and member of the Faculty, at the William Alanson White Institute,  Editor of a book series at Routledge, “Psychoanalysis in a New Key.”  He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and the author of Unformulated Experience: From Dissociation to Imagination in Psychoanalysis (1997), andPartners in Thought: Working with Unformulated Experience, Dissociation, and Enactment (2010).
Irwin Hirsch, Ph.D. is Adjunct Clinical Professor and Consultant at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Faculty and Supervisor, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Derner Institute,  Adelphi University,  National Institute for the Psychotherapies  and Visiting Faculty, William Alanson White Institute.  He is the author of many psychoanalytic articles, chapters and reviews, and “Coasting in the Countertransference: Conflicts of Self-Interest between Analyst and Patient”, Routeledge, 2008.
Karen Singleton, Ph..D.  is a Candidate at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Director of the Columbia University Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Program, Adjunct faculty at Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, consulting psychologist and research advisor for the Hip Hop Mental Health Project, and member of the Board of Advisors for the Take Back the Night Foundation and received a Department of State Scholars and Speakers Grant in December, 2009.

 Saturday, September 22, 2012
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Smart Classroom 206
NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South

Coffee and Danish will be served

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