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NYU Postdoc Open House (Dec 6, 2014)

NYU Postdoctoral Program OPEN HOUSE brunch and panel presentation

“Treating Developmental Crises in Young Adults.”
Saturday, December 6th
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by The Recruitment Committee of NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.

Location: 60 Washington Square South, NYU Kimmel Center, Rooms 912 and 914.

Free event and open to the public.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Open House Brunch

Come and learn about Postdoc’s Psychoanalytic Training Program. Meet and talk with faculty, graduates, and current candidates about Postdoc’s psychoanalytic training program, in which major theoretical orientations are represented and a flexible curriculum allows for individualized course of study.

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Panel Presentation: Treating Developmental Crises in Young Adults


Marsha Levy-Warren, Ph.D.
NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

How can that be Me?: Developmental Disruption in a Young Adult.

A college student cannot sleep for days on end. What soon emerges is that he is in the throes of a manic psychotic break; and a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. How does this formerly steady, successful young man integrate this experience into his sense of himself? This presentation addresses this from developmental and clinical standpoints.


Christopher Bonovitz, Psy.D.
NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

All But Dissertation (ABD)/All But Parricide (ADP): The Renegotiation of
the Parent-Child Relationship in Young Adulthood and the Role of the Analyst’s Narcissism. This paper addresses recurring developmental crises during young adulthood, detailing a young adult patient’s struggle to rework attachment in light of parental narcissistic vulnerabilities and dependencies. Using Loewald’s work, the project of symbolically “killing off the parent” and the process of mourning in the service of psychic reorganization will be discussed. The analyst’s emerging subjectivity and
narcissistic vulnerability will be considered in relation to the case material.


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Fred Pine Gala Tribute (Nov 16, 2014)

The Contemporary Freudian Orientation of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis will honor our esteemed colleague, Dr. Fred Pine, in a Gala Tribute on November 16, 2014.

Original papers will be presented by Drs. Morris Eagle, Arietta Slade, Joel Whitebook and by Dr. Fred Pine.

The event will take place at the NYU Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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Early Registration for NYU Postdoc/PPDA Pain Conference, October 6, 2012

Early Registration for NYU Postdoc/PPDA Pain Conference, October 6, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012
~Innovative Treatments for Psychophysiologic Disorders~

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
The New York Academy Of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY (at 103rd St.)


• To understand the link between psychosocial stress and pain and other physical symptoms
• Learn to assess clients with medically unexplained physical illness
• Learn to use psychotherapy to relieve somatic symptoms
• And more…

Keynote Speaker: Raja Selvam, PhD.

• Lewis Aron, PhD, ABPP – Director of NYU Postdoc
• Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD, SEP – NYU Postdoc
• Sharone Bergner, PhD – NYU Postdoc
• David D. Clarke, MD – Oregon Health & Science University
• Mary-Joan Gerson, PhD, ABPP – NYU Postdoc
• Alan Gordon, LCSW – USC

• Spyros Orfanos, PhD, ABPP – NYU Postdoc Clinic Director
• Evelyn Rappaport, PsyD, SEP – NYU Postdoc

• Forest S., MA, MS – Boston U.
• Howard Schubiner, MD – Wayne State University
• Eric Sherman, PsyD – NYU Postdoc
• Peter Zafirides, MD – Ohio State University

Register at:

For more information email Frances Sommer Anderson, Ph.D. at:

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Mark Epstein “Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy and Buddhism”

Mark Epstein “Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy and Buddhism

When: Wednesday, November 2 . 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: NYU Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street, 5th Floor
What: Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy and BuddhismAs the first installment in our “2011-12 Faculty Mindfulness Lecture
Series,” the Spirituality Project at NYU presents a fascinating
discussion by Dr. Mark Epstein, author of the bestselling book “Going
to Pieces Without Falling Apart: Buddhism and Psychotherapy.”

An adjunct clinical assistant professor in NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in
Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Epstein is a psychiatrist in private
practice in New York City and the author of a number of books on the
interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy, including Thoughts without a
Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, and
Open to Desire. His newest work, Psychotherapy without the Self, is
published by Yale University Press.

Epstein received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard

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Desire for the Other: Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory in Conversation

Desire for the Other: Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory in Conversation

a roundtable on the new book With Culture in Mind: Psychoanalytic Stories

November 4, Friday
4 to 6 pm

13-19 University Place (map)
Lecture room 102 (please note room change)

between 8th Street and Waverly Place

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU; Post-Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, NYU; Humanities Initiative: Interdisciplinary Freud Reading Group, NYU; and Studies in Gender and Sexuality

This event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include:

contributing authors Orna Guralnik and Eyal Rozmarin, NYU Postdoc

Ben Kafka, Media & History, NYU

Amber Musser, Draper Program, NYU

moderated by Muriel Dimen, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYU

For more information, please go to:

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NYU Postdoc & CUNY Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology present: Jonathan Shedler speaking on The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

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NYU Postdoc’s 50th Year



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

Steering Committee:

Roanne Barnett, Ph.D.

Martin Devine, Psy.D.

Steven H. Knoblauch, Ph.D.

Barbra Locker, Ph.D., ABPP

Therese Rosenblatt, Ph.D.

Stephen P. Solow, Ph.D.

Karen Starr, Psy.D.

Susan C. Warshaw, Ed.D., ABPP


The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis — ‘Postdoc’ — has organized a series of inspired clinical and academic events in celebration of our 50th anniversary. We are featuring an all-day clinical conference on SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012. Save this date!

Make plans to attend our other events and celebrate Postdoc!

We will address contemporary and future challenges. The events are designed to appeal to both older and younger psychoanalytic generations. This website will provide updates about the celebrations, so visit here often–and get ready  for an extraordinary year.

Click on the following links for more details (links will be live soon):

Clinical Conference: Saturday, January 21, 2012

Special Events

Colloquium Series

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