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Spring 2017 open house and information sessions:

Tuesday, September 26, 2:15 PM
Thursday, October 12, 6:30 PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2:15 PM
Thursday, November 9, 6:00 PM

2017 fall schedule of events on the NYGSP and CMPS campus

Introduction to Modern Psychoanalysis (course)


This popular course offers the fundamentals of modern psychoanalytic theory and technique to those considering psychoanalytic training. Topics include transference, resistance, countertransference, and emotional communication. Open to clinicians and the public.

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Contemporary Psychoanalytic Field Theory: Analytic Listening and the Use of the Analyst's Mind

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 • 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Montana Katz will describe the motivation for the development of psychoanalytic field theory as well as the various psychoanalytic field theory models that have been developed in different contexts and parts of the world. She will explore whether and how psychoanalytic field theory models offer something new and useful to the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and other clinical modalities. She will also compare various modes of analytic listening described in psychoanalytic field theory. Clinical examples will be used throughout to vividly distinguish different approaches to therapeutic situations.

Montana Katz is a psychoanalyst in practice in New York City. She is the author of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Field Theory: Stories, Dreams and Metaphor and is a coeditor of Advances in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Field Theory. She is a founding codirector of the International Field Theory Association and is a coeditor of the Routledge psychoanalytic field theory book series. She is on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Inquiry and Psychoanalytic Review.

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To Have and to Hold: Understanding and Treating the Compulsive Hoarder

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017 • 9:30 - 11:30 AM

This workshop will give an overview of hoarding and the diagnostic categories in which it may be a factor. We will examine the beliefs commonly held by hoarders and will explore the syndrome’s underpinnings, including neurological factors and psychodynamics. We will view the video “My Mother’s Garden,” which provides an in-depth look into the psychic world of a hoarder and her family, and her reactions to their attempts to help her. We will consider the psychic solutions sought in hoarding behavior, and will conclude with brief case presentations of patients in treatment for hoarding. The modern psychoanalytic techniques of joining the resistance, utilizing emotional communication, and analyzing the narcissistic transference will be discussed.

Patrice La Mariana, MA, LPis on the faculty of CMPS and NYGSP. She is a consultant to the Hunter Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity, where she teaches in the Geriatric Care Management Certificate program. She has also designed curricula used in training Protective Services staff in their work with people who hoard. She is in private practice in New York City.

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Love is Giving What You Don't Have: A Commentary on Lacan's Reading of Plato's Symposium

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

What is love and what part does it play in psychoanalysis? Where are the analyst and the analysand situated in relation to the roles defined as “lover” and “beloved”? Jacques Lacan explores these and other questions in Seminar VIII: Transference (Cambridge, UK, and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2015), providing an extensive commentary on Plato’s most famous dialogue on love, the Symposium. This talk will outline some of the major points about love that grow out of Lacan’s reading of the dialogue and examine their relevance to the analytic setting. Can the analyst be characterized as a sort of modern-day Socrates?

Bruce Fink is a practicing Lacanian psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor who trained in France at the psychoanalytic institute Jacques Lacan created shortly before his death, the École de la Cause freudienne in Paris. He has translated several of Lacan’s works into English, including Écrits: The First Complete Edition in English; Seminar XX: Encore; and Seminar VIII: Transference. He is the author of numerous books on Lacan, including The Lacanian Subject: A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian PsychoanalysisLacan to the Letter; Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic TechniqueAgainst Understanding (2 volumes); and, most recently, Lacan on Love. A board member of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, he has also penned several mysteries involving a character loosely based on Jacques Lacan: The Psychoanalytic Adventures of Inspector CanalDeath by AnalysisOdor di Murderer, Scent of a Killer; and The Purloined Love.

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Facing Race and Racism in Psychoanalysis

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 • 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Michael Moskowitz will discuss the problem of institutional racism in psychoanalysis. He will address the need for greater openness to and understanding of the roles of history and culture in psychoanalytic training, transference, and countertransference, and their implications for making psychoanalytic education more accessible and relevant to people of color.

Michael Moskowitz, PhD, is president-elect of IPTAR, where he is an instructor and training analyst. He is also on the faculties of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and the NYU School of Social Work. He has written about psychoanalytic theory, organizational dynamics, race, ethnicity, and neuroscience. He is co-editor of Reaching Across Boundaries of Culture and Class: Widening the Scope of Psychotherapy (Aronson, 1996) and author of Reading Minds: A Guide to the Cognitive Neuroscience Revolution (Karnac, 2010). Dr. Moskowitz was a team leader at the first VA Vietnam Veterans Center in the Northeast, a recipient of the Gradiva award for his work in psychoanalytic publishing, and co-producer of Black Psychoanalysts Speak and associate producer of Psychoanalysis in El Barrio.

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