On Consciousness

June 2, 2020

On Consciousness

Presenter: Andrew Lotterman, MD

Discussant: Paolo Mieli, MD

 

Dr. Lotterman will present a short version of his paper “What is the active ingredient in interpretation: consciousness or concept?”

This presentation will describe the roles played by consciousness and conceptual thought in the therapeutic action of psychoanalysis.  It will examine the structure of the system Unconscious and system Conscious and the evolution of thinking from the subsymbolic to the verbal-concept system.  The most important effect of interpretation comes from the translation of affects and meanings buried in private and subsymbolic forms of thought into the concept categories of public language. The therapeutic effect of translation from the subsymbolic to the verbal code brought about by conceptual thought is what is decisive, but this cannot occur without the presence of consciousness.  Paola Mieli will discuss this topic from a Freudian/Lacanian perspective

 

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Sandor Rado Lecture

May 5, 2020

Sandor Rado Lecture

Presenter: Dominique Scarfone, MD

 

Summary TBA

 

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Skin Ego and Identity Confusion in Work with Children and with Couples

April 7, 2020 

Skin Ego and Identity Confusion in Work with Children and with Couples

Presenter:  Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, PhD

Discussant: Graciela Abelin-Sas Rose, MD

 

Dr. Ansieu-Premmereur will present on Didier Anzieu’s notion of the skin ego to explore identity confusion in our days in working with children and families.  Dr. Abelin-Sas Rose will discuss identity confusion and skin ego in her clinical experience of working with couples.

 

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Levy Goldfarb lecture

March 3, 2020

Levy Goldfarb lecture 

Presenter: TBA

Summary to be announced

 

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Sexuality on the Edge of Psychic Life

February 11, 2020 

Sexuality on the Edge of Psychic Life

Patrick Miller, MD Research and Training and Training Society, Paris, France  

Visiting scholar Dr. Miller will discuss the role of apres coup in the construction of genital sexual life.  His presentation will revolve around deepening of his notion of penetrability (early shapes of sexuality), connecting it with adult sexuality with two substantial clinical vignettes to discuss the possibility of thinking about a drive-related container.

 

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

APM and Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research: Past, Present and Future

January 14, 2020
APM and Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research: Past, Present and Future
Presenters: to be announced

This event aims at bringing together 2-3 analysts from different training eras to participate in a free floating conversation, sharing unique stories and perspectives of their training. This exchange will ideally aim to put the
evolution of the center and the community into a framework of past-present-future.

 

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Creativity in the Science of Psychoanalysis: an APM, NYPSI and PANY Joint Event

For years psychoanalysts have been so invested in proving that psychoanalysis is a science that they have all but forgotten that it is an art of a kind.  There have been many attempts to tease apart creative and scientific aspects of psychoanalysis.  Bowlby famously made a distinction between “the art of psychoanalytic therapy and the science of psychoanalytic psychology.” Is such separation possible?  Is it useful?  This panel will discuss different aspects of creativity in everyday psychoanalytic work.  Dr. Shapiro will consider various definitions of creativity and explore their applicability to art and psychoanalysis.  He will investigate the use of the psychoanalytic setting as a creative integrative opportunity to facilitate the treatment.  Dr. Marcus will take up the issue of creativity in science and apply these thoughts to creativity and science in psychoanalytic work and research. The claim will be made that psychoanalytic work is inherently creative and can be scientific. Examples from dream interpretation with patients and use of dreams in social science research will be used to illustrate his ideas. Dr. Mirkin will discuss the transformative role of creativity in therapeutic action of psychoanalysis.  She will outline the analyst’s contribution – the analyst’s own creativity – to the treatment and suggest that the development of the patient’s creative capacity is a measure of the progress of the treatment.  The panelists will engage in discussion amongst themselves and with the audience to further our understanding of these complex issues.

Eric Marcus MD, Training and Supervision Analyst at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and author of Psychosis and Near-Psychosis (3rd ed. 2017).

Theodore Shapiro, MD a psychoanalyst and researcher in the areas of language disorders, developmental disorders such as Autism and PDD, anxiety disorders, panic psychopharmacology in children, psychoanalysis, and linguistics at Weill Cornell Medical College.

PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION • 247 East 82nd Street
New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Reception with wine and cheese will open the event

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Psychotherapy Affiliates Event: Relevance and applications of psychoanalysis to the psychotherapeutic frame

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Presenters: Eve Caligor, MD and Seth Aronson, PsyD

Summary:  Dr. Caligor will discuss empirical developments in the understanding of psychopathology and psychotherapy outcome that inform the development of contemporary models of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. This presentation will suggest various ways that psychodynamic clinicians can make use of evidence-based principles and recent developments in psychotherapy research in their psychotherapeutic practice. Central elements to consider include completing a comprehensive assessment and sharing a diagnostic impression with the patient, explicit discussion of treatment goals and frame before treatment formally begins, tailoring the treatment to severity of patient pathology, and focusing the exploratory process on the here-and-now with the objective of promoting reflective capacities within the patient. Dr. Aronson makes the case that psychoanalysis is “The App Every Smart Clinician Should Have.”  He will describe the application of psychoanalytic principles to work in the public sector. Clinical examples will illustrate the importance of teaching psychoanalysis for its utilization in the psychotherapies. In demonstrating application of psychoanalytic concepts to work with a child and an adolescent, Dr. Aronson will show how critical it is that we analysts teach what we hold to be true to mental health professionals, showing how alive and meaningful such concepts are to so many fields.

Eve Caligor M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is Director of the Psychotherapy Division, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She serves as vice-president of the International Society for Transference-Focused Psychotherapy.

Seth Aronson, Psy.D. is Director of Training, Training and Supervising Analyst and Fellow at the William Alanson White Institute. At Long Island University, he teaches childhood psychopathology and child/adolescent psychotherapy. Selected papers include “Balancing the fiddlers on my roof: on wearing a yarmulke and working as a psychoanalyst”; “Only connect; the mutuality of attachment “; “Through a glass clearly”; “Analytic supervision; all work and no play?” and with Craig Haen, is co-editor of the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy.

This event was designed by the APM and the Columbia University Center for Training and Research to welcome the graduates of the Psychotherapy Division to the monthly Scientific Meeting program.

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe technical strategies that can effectively be employed in psychodynamic therapy based on psychotherapy outcome research.
  2. Explain why the teaching of psychoanalytic principles is necessary to non-analyst mental health professionals

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Lessons in Masochism

October 1, 2019

Lessons in Masochism

Presenter: Robert Glick, MD

Senior analyst Dr Glick will conduct live supervision with two advanced candidates. Using this case material, he will demonstrate his theory and technique in working with challenging masochistic dynamics that unfold in the transference-counter transference matrix.

 

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.