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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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Come learn about Postdoc’s Psychoanalytic Training Program

Friday, November 9, 2012
7:00 – 7:45 pm Wine & Reception

7:45 – 9:00 pm Program:

The Shoah in the Consulting Room: Challenges in the Analytic Relationship
and the Transformative Power of Supervision

Deborah Liner, Ph. D.
Discussant: Jody Davies, Ph.D.

The case presented will illustrate complicated dynamics in an analysis when both analyst and patient appear to share complementary intergenerational Holocaust histories. A pivotal point in the treatment will be highlighted in which supervision facilitated successful resolution of a treatment impasse.

Location: NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, Room804-805

Meet with our Faculty, Graduates, and Candidates in an informal setting
Discover what makes NYU Postdoc unique

*Comprehensive training in all major theoretical orientations

*Move at your own pace, design your own program
*Enjoy a multi-disciplinary intellectual community
*Generous financial aid available

RSVP appreciated, but not necessary, to:
Tamar Martin  Tmart@hunter.cuny.edu

For more information, please visit: http://postdocpsychoanalytic.as.nyu.edu/page/home

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APA Division 39 Candidate Outreach Committee – CALL FOR PAPERS

APA Division 39 — 2013 Spring Meeting

Boundaries, Borders and New Frontiers: Global Psychoanalysis in a Social World

April 24-28, 2013

Boston, MA



 APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Candidate Outreach Committee

The Candidate Outreach Committee of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) invites all interested candidates to submit a paper proposal for inclusion in the Committee’s invited panel for the 2013 Division 39 Spring Meeting in Boston, MA (April 24-28, 2013).  The panel’s theme is, “Where We Come From,” and we welcome creativity in addressing our theme.  Some broad suggestions include: How are we influenced by the ideas and work by psychoanalysts from the international community?  How does one’s (cultural, ethnic, historical, etc) background influence the clinical/psychoanalytic work?


The deadline for submitting your proposal is Friday, September 7, 2012.  You may send your submission as an email attachment ONLY to: ricardo.rieppi@nyu.edu and  jonathanegerpsyd@gmail.com. Please contact us with any questions.

When submitting, please submit the following materials:

1. Call for Papers Cover Sheet (see below)

2. One Paragraph Abstract AND 2-3 Educational Objectives for your presentation (“At the conclusion of my presentation, the participant will be able to: (verbs to use: list, describe, recite, write, compute, discuss, explain, predict, apply, demonstrate, prepare, use, analyze, design, select, utilize, compile, create, plan, revise, assess, compare, rate, critique). Items should be on the same page and must be typed.

3. Curriculum Vitae AND a one-paragraph Biography of your current professional work.

Please submit by Friday, September 7, 2012 to:

Ricardo Rieppi, Ph.D. & Jonathan Eger, Psy.D.

Co-Chairs, APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Candidate Outreach

Email: ricardo.rieppi@nyu.edu &  jonathanegerpsyd@gmail.com



(Please print or type)

Name of Author:






Daytime Phone: (      )

E-mail Address:

Title of Paper:

Deadline for receipt of papers: Friday, September 7, 2012

Checklist: Enclose the following items via email (DO NOT MAIL YOUR CALL FOR PAPERS MATERIAL):

· ___ One paragraph abstract of presentation and 2-3 educational objectives (typed on one page)

·  ___ Curriculum Vitae AND one-paragraph Biography

Submit to:

Ricardo Rieppi, Ph.D. & Jonathan Eger, Psy.D.

Co-Chairs, APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Candidate Outreach

Email: ricardo.rieppi@nyu.edu and jonathanegerpsyd@gmail.com

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Save the Date! The Wounds of History (NYU Postdoc – March 2013)


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