Postdoc at 50: Imagining The Future ** All Day Conference (Jan 21, 2012)

Postdoc at 50: Imagining The Future

All Day Conference



Saturday, January 21, 2012   830 am – 500 pm

NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion

60 Washington Square South

In psychoanalysis, as in life, milestones are often times for critical reflection. In this light, we are delighted to offer this special all-day clinical conference at New York University in celebration of Postdoc’s 50th anniversary year.

As you know, New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis has from its beginnings been at the cutting edge, anticipating trends in psychoanalytic education that were decades ahead of the mainstream. We have long been known for a commitment to academic freedom within the context of a major university, dialogue among multiple points of view, the interweaving of theory and practice, a comparative approach in which students never have to make narrow ideological commitments, and for respecting the candidate as a mature colleague who we can trust will develop his or her own unique psychoanalytic approach.

As we celebrate our 50th year providing postdoctoral education in psychotherapy & psychoanalysis we gather to consider the future of clinical practice. Throughout our 50th year our numerous events, colloquia, workshops and conferences all focus on the spontaneous and lively discussion of clinical material, real therapeutic moments and transactions. In this one day conference, we invite you to gather with our faculty, graduates, and candidates for a day of concentrated learning in which we will examine clinical process in detail and from multiple perspectives.

Come join us for what will be a special day!

 Lewis Aron, Ph.D., ABPP & Spyros D. Orfanos, Ph.D., ABPP

Conference Co-Chairs


830 – 930                  Registration & refreshments

930 – 940                   Welcoming Remarks  Lewis Aron, Ph.D., ABPP

940 – 1020                Case presentation: “Poison cookies—A dangerous treatment”  Katherine Oram, Ph.D.

1020 – 1030              Break

1030 – 1130               Case Discussants  Sheldon Bach, Ph.D., Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D. Sue Grand, Ph.D., & Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D.

1130 – 1230               Audience Q & A

1230 – 200                Lunch @ NYU*  Harriette Kaley, Ph.D., ABPP & Martin Nass, Ph.D.

200 – 345                   Discussion Groups (See below for listing of specific groups)

 345 – 400                   Break

400 – 500                   Wine & Hors d’oeuvres Reception  Lewis Aron, Ph.D., ABPP & Spyros D. Orfanos, Ph.D., ABPP

*Note: Lunch is included in the registration fee and will be served from 12:30-2pm 


An opportunity to interact with our distinguished faculty, graduates and candidates as we explore major psychoanalytic constructs, and emerging ideas. The aim of these groups is a lively and deep exchange of ideas in the spirit of comparative psychoanalysis that is particularly cultivated at NYU Postdoc.


1.  Evolving Conceptions of Development: On Structure, Gender, & Culture

Kenneth Corbett, Ph.D., Virginia Goldner, Ph.D., Adrienne Harris, Ph.D., Marsha Levy-Warren, Ph.D., & Avgi Saketopoulou, Psy.D.

Moderator: Margery Kalb, Psy.D.


2.  Infancy Research & Adult Treatment

Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D., Frank Lachmann, Ph.D., Bruce Reis, Ph.D., Susan Warshaw, Ph.D., & Skye Wilson, Ph.D.

Moderator: Therese Rosenblatt, Ph.D.


3.  Working Clinically with LGBT Persons

Steve Botticelli, Ph.D., Ann D’Ercole, Ph.D., ABPP, Martin Divine, Psy.D., & Jack Drescher, M.D.

Moderator: Melanie Suchet, Ph.D.


4.  Psychoanalysis in Social & Political Context

Neil Altman, Ph.D., Muriel Dimen, Ph.D., Eyal Rozmarin, Ph.D., & Kirkland Vaughans, Ph.D.

Moderator: Katie Gentile, Ph.D.


5.  Creativity & Resiliency

Stefanie S. Glennon, Ph.D., Danielle Knafo, Ph.D., Elizabeth Peyton, Ph.D., Sophia Richman, Ph.D., ABPP, & Barbara Waxenberg, Ph.D.

Moderator: William Allured, Ph.D.


6.  Working with Survivors of Trauma & Disaster

Judie Alpert, Ph.D, ABPP, Ghislaine Boulanger, Ph.D., Elizabeth Goren, Ph.D., Leanh Nguyen, Ph.D., Robert Prince, Ph.D., ABPP, & Nina Thomas, Ph.D., ABPP

Moderator: Laura Barbanel, Ph.D., ABPP


7.  On Dissociation

Jody Davies, Ph.D., Orna Guralnick, Ph.D., Sheldon Itzkowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, & Isaac Tylim, Ph.D.

Moderator: Maria Lechich, Ph.D.


8.  Evolving Psychoanalytic Theory & Technique

Jessica Benjamin, Ph.D., Andrew Druck, Ph.D., Jonathan Eger, Ph.D., & Warren Wilner, Ph.D.

Moderator: Amy Schwartz Cooney, Ph.D.

9.  On Enactment

Anthony Bass, Ph.D., Francine Godet, Ph.D., Gil Katz, Ph.D., Joyce Slochower, Ph.D., & Paul

Wachtel, Ph.D.

Moderator: Martin Rock, Ph.D.


10.  “Poison Cookies” Part II

Kate Oram, Ph.D., Sheldon Bach, Ph.D., Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D., Sue Grand, Ph.D., Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D.

Moderators: Jill Bresler, Ph.D. & Karen Starr, Psy.D.


For a Registration form, please visit


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