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NYU Postdoc Colloquium – “The Oblique Angle: Psychoanalysis and the View from the Side” Marilyn Charles (Sept 20, 2014)

The Bernard N. Kalinkowitz Memorial Lecture
Honoring the deceased members of the Postdoctoral community

The Oblique Angle: Psychoanalysis and the View from the Side

Marilyn Charles, Ph.D., ABPP

Marilyn Charles is a staff psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center and a psychoanalyst in private practice in Stockbridge, MA. She is affiliated with Harvard University and several psychoanalytic institutes, and serves as Contributing Editor of Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Society and on the editorial boards of a number of psychoanalytic journals. As the Co-Chair of the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS) and President-Elect of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, she is actively engaged in mentoring and promoting community involvement for those in the helping professions, and supports psychoanalytic training, outreach, and research initiatives. Her own research focuses on creativity, psychosis, and resilience. Charles has presented her work nationally and internationally, publishing over 80 articles and book chapters and four books: Patterns: Building Blocks of Experience (Analytic Press, 2002), Constructing Realities: Transformations through Myth and Metaphor (Rodopi, 2004), Learning from Experience: a Guidebook for Clinicians (Analytic Press, 2004), and Working with Trauma: Lessons from Bion and Lacan (Jason Aronson, 2012). ). Currently in progress: The Stories We Live: Life, Literature, and Psychoanalysis (Rowman & Littlefield).

About the Presentation from Marilyn Charles:
I am intrigued by Lacan’s notion of the oblique angle, the view from the side, in part because of the inherent mystery of seeing beyond our limits and also because of ways in which women have been placed as the object of a gaze that is not their own. From that perspective, the woman is in the ‘sinister position,’ coming from the side. As a left-handed person in a right-handed world, caught up in emotions opposed by the constraining conventionality esteemed in my family, I have often felt that I stand ‘outside the gates,’ speaking towards an authority that is not my own, hoping to be authorized by someone who fails to understand me. Therefore, this issue of what stands between the subject and her object remains a compelling question, a clinical dilemma captured by Lacan’s diagram in which the analyst looks from the side to view what stands between the person and the projection of self imposed precisely because of beliefs that keep her from more truly being. We try to capture ourselves from various angles, looking for keys to a mystery we are terrified to reveal. The gaze from the oblique angle catches us in our games, busy pretending that if we close our eyes tightly enough we cannot be seen. The appeal of the oblique angle is also an aesthetic one, capturing a movement in the dance, a moment in the mystery. A case will be offered to explore what this oblique angle may both hide and reveal.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: D”Agostino Hall-Lipton Hall, NYU Law School, 110 West Third Street, NYC.

Complimentary coffee and cake will be provided.

Coordinators: Maureen O’Reilly Landry, Ph.D. and Spyros D. Orfanos, Ph.D., ABPP



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Special Announcement

Congratulations to NYU Postdoc Director, Lewis Aron, and Advanced Candidate, Karen Starr on their 2014 Gradiva® Award Nominations for their book!!!

Aron, Lewis & Starr, Karen. (2013). A Psychotherapy for the People: Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis. New York, NY:


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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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NYU Postdoc Colloquium The Too Muchness of Excitement and The Birth of Desire Jessica Benjamin & Galit Atlas (Oct 17, 2014)


The Independent Track Fall Colloquium

The Too Muchness of Excitement and The Birth of Desire

Jessica Benjamin
Galit Atlas

Friday, October 17th


NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
Room 802

This presentation brings together contemporary thinking about early attachment and affect regulation with our clinical and theoretical understanding of the problems of adult sexuality. Linked to recent theoretical developments, the clinical material and discussion will helps to grasp the relationship between sexual excitement and early affect. Clinical cases will be presented to illustrate this connection between attachment trauma, anxiety about sexuality, as well as shameful experiences of gender identity as an area of trauma. The discussion will emphasize the importance of working through of enactments and ruptures related to overstimulation, as well as the delicate balance of attention to fantasy and intersubjective work in the transference.

Galit Atlas Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst, creative arts therapist and clinical supervisor in private practice in New York City. She is on the faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, faculty at the Four Year Adult and the National Training Programs at NIP, and faculty at the Institute for Expressive Analysis. She serves on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, is on the board of directors of the Division (39) of psychoanalysis, APA, and is the author of articles and book chapters that focus primarily on gender and sexuality. Galit teaches ongoing private study and supervision groups. Her book “Enigmatic Knowing- Sexuality, Intimacy and the Ways we Listen,” will be published by Routledge’s Relational Perspectives Book Series next year.

Jessica Benjamin Ph.D. is a supervisor and faculty member of the Relational Track at NYU Postdoc as well as the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. She is known as a contributor to the development of relational psychoanalysis and its interrelation with feminism as well as the theory of intersubjectivity. She is the author of three books: The Bonds of Love; Like Subjects, Love Objects; and Shadow of the Other. Her most frequently cited article is “Beyond Doer and Done to: an Intersubjective view of Thirdness (Psa. Quarterly 2004). She is currently compiling her essays into a new book on Recognition Theory. She has been part of the relational psychoanalytic movement from its inception, helping to found the relational track at NYU Postdoc, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality and the Mitchell Center for Relational Studies where she currently serves on the board.


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Specialization in Trauma and Disaster Studies – NYU Postdoc

Dear Colleagues:

The Specialization in Trauma and Disaster Studies, part of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, is pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for applications for the 2012-2013 academic year until June 30.

You may access information about the curriculum and the application at the following utl: htttp://postdocpsychoanalytic.as.nyu.edu/object/pd.advspecial.trauma

If there are any questions you would like to ask, don’t hesitate to contact me at my New York number: 212 877 7282, my Morristown, NJ number: 973 540 9894 or via email to doctornina@aol.com


Nina Thomas, Ph.D., ABPP
Chair, Specialization in Trauma and Disaster Studies
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Nina K. Thomas, Ph.D., ABPP
2373 Broadway

Suite 1421
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212 877 7282
Fax: 973 540 0555

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