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November 2021

NYGSP Virtual Open House

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is for people whose highest degree at the time of admission is a bachelor’s degree and are interested in obtaining an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies. NYGSP offers: A solid foundation in psychoanalytic theory Comprehensive preparation for psychoanalytic training for those who desire it Advanced placement for graduates in the licensure-qualifying psychoanalytic training program of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies Full- and part-time options Evening classes to accommodate students’ work schedules Please signup

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Internal Racism: The Vicissitudes of Out-Group Hostility (Online Presentation)

November 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this presentation, M. Fakhry Davids will describe the model of internal racism, which is a clinically based account of the othering mechanisms employed in relation to the out-group.  These mechanisms are structurally different from the processes that set us apart from others in general (the self-other distinction) and those involved in the Oedipal configuration (the gender distinction).  Davids argues that our relationship with the out-group is embedded in a paranoid, us-them, defensive structure that produces fantasies about the out-group,

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December 2021

Some Observations on the Psychodynamics of Race, Caste, Class, and Ethnic Differences in the Analytic Dyad (In-person Presentation)

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campus of NYGSP and CMPS, 16 W 10th St
New York, New York 10011 United States
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Annie Lee Jones explores the shifting meanings of racialized experiences in the psychoanalytic dyad as differences along the lines of caste, class, race, and ethnicity emerge in the treatment.  These differences are not just between people of different races–there are caste, class, and ethnic variations within the blackness or whiteness of analyst and analysand–and they are often projected or denied, providing rich material for exploration.  Their complexity affects the transference-countertransference matrix in multiple ways.   Annie Lee Jones, PhD, is a clinical

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“Truth shall spring out of the earth”: The Analyst as Gatherer of Sense Impressions (Online Presentation)

December 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

In this presentation, Avner Bergstein will reflect on our attempt to approach the unknowable, ultimate reality of the psychoanalytic experience and the unrepressed unconscious.  He will trace Bion's evolving thinking about the analyst's intuition as a primary tool in this endeavor.  In exploring the clinical implications of psychoanalytic intuition, he will highlight the perpetual to-and-fro between cohesion and dispersion, conception and intuition, and the finite and the infinite in pursuit of the ineffable, suggesting that intuition entails the capacity to

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