The David M. Levy and William Goldfarb Lecture on Psychoanalysis and Child Development

The David M. Levy Lectureship was established in 1978 to honor Dr. Levy, an internationally recognized researcher of child development, and one of the founders of the Association and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Dr. Levy was a pioneer in mother-infant observation, and a leader of the Child Mental Health Movement; terms like “sibling rivalry” and “maternal overpotection” were coined as a result of his early research efforts.

The lectureship is sponsored by the APM, and awarded every three years. In addition to the formal lecture, the program may include a reception, 2-3 other small seminars for members, and a seminar for candidates at the Center.

Louis Sander, M.D. – 1978
Mary Ainsworth, M.D. – 1980
Daniel M. Stern, M.D. – 1983
Jerome Bruner, Ph.D. – 1985
Dr. Bertrand Cramer – 1987
Robert N. Emde, M.D. – 1992
Prof. Peter Fonagy – 1996
Ann-Marie Sandler – 2000
Sylvia Bell, Ph.D. – 2004
Christine Anzieu – 2009
Alan Sugarman, Ph.D. – 2010
Alessandra Lemma – 2013