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


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NYU Postdoc – On and Off the Couch: Explorations in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (2012-2013)

NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis Presents:

On and Off the Couch: Explorations in Contemporary Psychoanalysis

for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals

Co-Sponsored by Beth Israel Medical Center

The Unconscious
Andrew Druck
Melinda Gellman
Mark Blechner
Carina Grossmark

What We Really Do

Mary-Joan Gerson
Alan Kintzer
Stephen Solow
Iris Hellner

Crimes & Misdemeanors

Elizabeth Goren
Susan Klebanoff
Sue Grand
Peggy Carr

The NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis is pleased to announce a new year-long project examining current issues of interest to clinicians. Each semester, participants will attend three lectures on topics in and about psychoanalysis. Each lecture will feature a senior faculty member and an advanced candidate or graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral program.

Who is eligible? Doctoral level mental health professionals (such as psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers) and students in doctoral level mental health training programs who have not yet entered psychoanalytic training and who are interested in learning about psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. This series is an excellent way to learn more about where psychoanalytic thought is going and about NYU Postdoc’s unique and lively analytic community. All participants will be asked to attend all lectures, in order to make this a more meaningful and deeper experience for everyone.

The series will take place on six Monday evenings during the academic year 2012-2013. There will be no charge. NYU Postdoc is a large and active community of forward–thinking and intellectually open psychoanalysts. We are excited about what is happening at Postdoc, and we are looking forward to sharing some of it with you.

For more information or to register, please contact a series organizer:

Karen Starr:   kstarr@optonline.net
Margery Kalb:   margerykalb@gmail.com
Jill Bresler:   drjbresler@aol.com

Scheduled Dates:

September 10, October 22, December 3, 2012
January 28, March 4, & April 29, 2013

7:30 – 8pm snacks & chat
8 – 9:30pm lecture

See attached Flier or go to http://postdocpsychoanalytic.as.nyu.edu/page/explorations


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