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CALL FOR PAPERS

13th International Sándor Ferenczi Conference

FERENCZI IN OUR TIME

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A RENAISSANCE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

Florence, Italy, May 3-6, 2018

http://ferencziconference.com/

The themes of the conference, Introjection and Transmission; Trauma, Fragmentation and Narrative; Innovations in the Clinical Encounter: Elasticity, Relaxation, Mutuality, are indicative of the breath of Ferenczi’s creative psychoanalytic thinking and research. On these broad themes, contributors and audience are invited to add their own creative narratives based on collegial discourse with colleagues in a Ferenczian Psychoanalytic Renaissance. Official languages: English, Italian, and Spanish.

Presentation of the themes, subscription to receive updates mails, and submission form at:

http://ferencziconference.com/call-for-papers/

http://ferencziconference.com/call-for-papers-italian/

http://ferencziconference.com/call-for-papers-spanish/

Submission deadline: Sept. 30, 2017.

Secretary: giorgiaisfn@gmail.com

The International Sándor Ferenczi Network (ISFN) was founded in Toronto on May 7, 2015, as an agreement between societies, study centers, and other institutions, aimed to further the development of psychoanalysis along the lines anticipated by Sándor Ferenczi. Its mission is to be an open forum for providing information, enabling debate, and facilitating research through the ISFN website, and the organization of an International Sándor Ferenczi Conference every three years. ISFN is established as a non profit association with legal headquarters at: via Masaccio 256, 50132 Firenze, Italy. President of ISFN: Carlo Bonomi.

https://www.sandorferenczi.org/

Join us for the launch of the 12 Volume
Collected Works of D. W. Winnicott, a publication of the Winnicott Trust and Oxford University Press. 

The Collected Works presents virtually all Winnicott’s writings chronologically, bringing together letters, clinical case reports, child consultations, psychoanalytic articles, and papers, including many previously unpublished works on topics of continuing interest to contemporary readers.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wollman Hall, B 500
Eugene Lang College, The New School
65 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Registration.Presentations and active discussion with:
Lesley Caldwell and Helen Taylor Robinson, the General Editors of the Collected Works
& other editors of individual volumes

A demonstration of the online edition by the staff of the Oxford University Press & an opportunity to order the entire Collected Works at a discounted price
Light food and beverages will be served
Hosted by Jeremy Safran, Lewis Aron, & Adrienne Harris Donald Woods Winnicott (1896-1971) was one of Britain’s leading psychoanalysts and paediatricians. The author of some of the most radical propositions in psychoanalysis: transitional space, the capacity for concern, the use of an object, and many more, Winnicott’s work remains of great relevance to 21st century psychoanalysis.

The Collected Works begins with an authoritative General Introduction by editors Lesley Caldwell and Helen Taylor Robinson, while each of the volumes features an original introduction examining that volume’s major themes and written by an international Winnicott scholar and psychoanalyst. These are Kenneth Robinson, Christopher Reeves, Vincenzo Bonaminio and Paolo Fabozzi, Dominique Scarfone, Jennifer Johns and Marcus Johns, Angela Joyce, Anna Ferruta, Anne Horne, Arne Jemstedt, Marco Armellini, Steven Groarke. Throughout The Collected Works, editorial annotations provide historical context and background information of scholarly and clinical value. The final volume contains new and illuminating appendices, comprehensive bibliographies of Winnicott’s publications and letters, documentation of his lectures and broadcasts, and a selection of his drawings, introduced by Robert Ades.

LESLEY CALDWELL is a member of the British Psychoanalytic Association in private practice in London. She is an Honorary Professor in the Psychoanalysis Unit and Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Italian Department at University College, London. As Chair of the Squiggle Foundation (2000-2003) and editor of the Winnicott Studies Monograph Series (2000-2008), she published four edited collections on D. W. Winnicott. She has been an editor for the Winnicott Trust since 2002 and was the Chair of Trustees from 2008-2012. With Angela Joyce, she published Reading Winnicott (2011). She has a continuing interest in psychoanalysis and the arts and has also written on film and the city of Rome.

HELEN TAYLOR ROBINSON is Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, British Psychoanalytical Society, London, and was a clinical psychoanalyst with adults and children until her retirement. She was an Editor and Trustee of the Winnicott Trust for 17 years and co-edited Thinking about Children with Jennifer Johns and Ray Shepherd. Her special interest is in the relationship of psychoanalysis to the arts, literature, and cinema. She has been Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Psychoanalysis Unit of University College, London. She has contributed to books and journals in the field of psychoanalysis and to the European Psychoanalysis and Film Festival.

This extraordinary publication will be an essential resource for those interested in Winnicott’s work, and psychoanalysis generally, and those interested in the history and origins of the fields of child development and psychoanalysis.

The entire Audio section of the CW is online and freely available at
http://www.oxfordclinicalpsych.com/oxford/page/Audio$0020recordings/audio-recordings
and the dedicated page is to be found:http://www.oxfordclinicalpsych.com/page/599

November 2016. 4600 pp. • 9780199399 Available at an introductory discounted price on oup.com/uk using the code: ASPROMP8
And online at www.oxfordclinicalpsych.com


The La-La Showdown:
A Lacan-Laplanche Debate
at The Ferenczi Center

Saturday, November 12th
6 East 16th Street, Wolff Conference Room D1103
The New School
Registration
Jacques Lacan and Jean Laplanche differed over the formative role of language in unconscious mental representation. These differences, outlined in work over many years, will be revisited in a contemporary debate on their meaning, history, and clinical significance. Does language establish the conditions for the unconscious or does the unconscious establish the conditions for language? Current interest in these two psychoanalytic thinkers suggests that much remains to be uncovered in these questions.9 am – 10:15 am  “Reading Laplanche With and Against Freud” – Todd Dean (Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association), Jens De Vleminck (Ghent), Jasper Faeyerts (Ghent)Chair – Jeremy Safran (The New School)
Respondent – Jonathan House (Columbia Psychoanalytic)10:30 am – 12:30 pm DebateOverview: David Lichtenstein (Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association)
Moderators: Adrienne Harris (NYU Post-Doc)/Jeremy Safran (The New School)Team Lacan:Marcus Coelen (LMU Munich), Steven Miller (Buffalo), Cecilia Sjöholm (Södetörn Univeristy), Jamieson Webster (The New School) + Patricia Gherovici (Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association)Team Laplanche:Ilka Quindeau (Frankfurt University), Jakob Staberg (Södetörn Univeristy), Avgi Saketopoulo (NYU Post-Doc), Tim Dean (University of Illinois) + Adrienne Harris (NYU Post-doc)

This event is part of the conference

Any Body, Anybody: The Matter of the Unconscious
Tout Corps, Corps de Personne : La Matière de l’inconscient 

Ninth Annual Meeting of the Société Internationale de Psychanalyse et Philosophie/International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy
at The New School

Organized by Jamieson Webster and Elissa Marder

Organizing Committee: Chiara Bottici, Patricia Gherovici, AdrienneHarris,
DavidLichtenstein, Beatriz Santos

Sponsored by:


 

Join us for an exciting and innovative evening to launch two new endeavors from Beatrice Beebe’s lab. 

Wednesday, September 28, 7 – 10pm

Arnhold Hall. Theresa Lang Community & Student Center
55 West 13 Street, New York City
The Ferenczi Center at the New School for Social Research

A new book: The Mother-Infant Interaction Picture Book: Origins of Attachment 
by Beatrice Beebe, Phyllis Cohen & Frank Lachmann, Norton Press, 2016

The debut of a documentary film about Beatrice’s infant research, by Karen Dougherty, hosted by PEPweb, who funded the film:
Mother-Infant Communication: The Research of Dr. Beatrice Beebe 

Brief commentaries about the documentary film, and the relevance of

Beatrice’s infant research for clinical work, will be given by:

Jessica Benjamin
Frank Lachmann
Spyros Orfanos
Miriam Steele

The evening will be co-sponsored by The Ferenczi Center, the Center for Attachment Research & the NYU Postdoctoral Program.



 

Please join us to celebrate the publication of

M. Guy Thompson’s

new book

 

The Death of Desire

When: Monday September 19

 
Reception @ 7:30 PM 
 

Discussion @ 8:00

Where:

Wollman Hall
Eugene Lang Buildng
65 W. 11th Street, 5th floor

with

Anthony Bass, Darlene Ehrenberg,

Jill Gentile, Steve Kirschner

Jeremy Safran

**Refreshments will be served**

Registration


The Sandor Ferenczi Center

at the New School for Social Research

presents

FEMININE LAW

FREUD, FREE SPEECH, AND THE VOICE OF DESIRE
A NEW BOOK BY

JILL GENTILE WITH MICHAEL MACRONE

please join us in the celebration and discussion of this new book.

Special guests: Carol GilliganGeorge MakariChiara Bottici, David Lichtenstein

Moderator: Steve Botticelli

Host: Jeremy Safran

Independent Track of NYU Postdoctoral Program

&

Institue for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity 

Friday, May 13

Theresa Lang Community & Student Center

Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street


The Sandor Ferenczi Center

at the New School for Social Research

Save the Date!

​Please join us for a special evening in honor of Philip Bromberg

 Thursday April 14th 7PM

Where: Theresa Lang Community & Student Center

Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St.

Hosts:

Adrienne Harris is Faculty and Supervisor at New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and PsychoanalysisJeremy Safran is Professor of Psychology at The New School for Social Research

Speakers will include:

Speakers include: Anthony Bass (Clinical Professor of Psychology, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis), Jessica Benjamin (Clinical Professor of Psychology, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis), Richard Chefetz (Psychiatrist, Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (2002-3), and is a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology), Hazel Ipp (Psychologist and Vice President of the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis), Elliot Jurist (Professor of Psychology and Philosophy at the Graduate Center and The City College of New York, CUNY. Former Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at CUNY (2004-2013), Editor of Psychoanalytic Psychology, the journal of Division 39 of the APA (2008-present), Gurmeet Kanwal (Psychiatrist, Weill-Cornell Medical College Supervisor Psychoanalyst at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Past President of William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society), Maggie Robbins (Psychotherapist), Donnel Stern (Clinical Professor of Psychology, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis), Paul Wachtel (Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and City College and the CUNY Graduate Center).


T h e  F e r e n c z i  C e n t e r

 at the New School for Social Research

Presents:

 KEN CORBETT’S

A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High

Please join us in the celebration of this new book

Wednesday March 23rd, 7:30 PM

Starr Foundation Hall
New School University Center
63 Fifth Avenue

~Books will be available for purchase~

 

 

 

 

 

 

With great compassion, insight, and care, Ken Corbett takes us to the scene in which one transgendered child’s daring and vibrant bid to become a girl met with the murderous rage of a boy well taught in using a gun. A murdered girl is gone, a nearly undocumented life, yet her spectre lives on in this remarkable book, a narration that enters us into the minds of those who make hatred into a form of pernicious reasoning. A Murder Over a Girl is about youth culture, gender, school, and the failures of the legal system, about cunning reversals in argument whereby murderers are cast as victims, and the traces of the dead are nearly effaced. Corbett does justice to this death and to this life with a book both intelligent and loving, exposing a world tragically lacking in those very qualities, calling upon us all to intervene to halt gender violence before it begins.”
―Judith Butler, author of Gender Trouble

“A Murder Over a Girl narrates a searing tragedy, meticulously laying out the aftermath of the crime, exposing the pathos not only of the victim, but also of the classmates, parents, jurors, lawyers, and others who had to grapple with the troubling nuance of the case. And in doing so Corbett unforgettably reveals the flaws of the American judicial system, the destructive influence of sensationalizing mass media, and the blindness of good intentions at the intersection of masculinity, grief, prejudice, and empathy.”
―Andrew Solomon, New York Times bestselling author of Far from the Tree

“I’ve never read a book like A Murder Over a Girl. It’s an account of a murder trial, the outcome of which is known; yet, the book is a hard-to-put-down page-turner. It achieves its extraordinary narrative intensity not through any sensationalizing of the facts, but rather through its author’s quiet authority, piercing insights, and his refusal to deliver hasty or easy judgments. Through patience, respect and empathy, Corbett allows us to see how dehumanization conceals a consequential and potentially fatal refusal to confront loss. And in confronting loss, this book renders justice, restoring to the memory of the victim her dignity, her vital subjectivity and her agency. A Murder Over A Girl imagnificently written,shattering, original and immensely valuable.
―Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America

 

Co-sponsored by:

The Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, New York University

The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University

The Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, New York University

 


T h e  F e r e n c z i  C e n t e r

 at the New School for Social Research

Presents:

The Business of Being Made:
The temporalities of reproductive technologies in psychoanalysis and culture

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~Come join us for a short discussion of the book and book series and a celebration of the launch of this first of many books bringing material and theoretical bodies together~

 Join us Thursday February 25 at 7:30 to celebrate the launch of The Business of Being Made: The temporalities of reproductive technologies in psychoanalysis and culture, edited by Katie Gentile. This is the first book in a new series from Routledge called “Genders & Sexualities in Minds & Cultures”, edited by Katie Gentile, Muriel Dimen, Lisa Baraitser and Stephen Hartman.

The Business of Being Made is the first book to critically analyze assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) from a transdisciplinary perspective integrating psychoanalytic and cultural theories. Gathering clinicians and researchers who specialize in this area, this book engages current research in psychoanalysis and debates in feminist, queer and cultural theory about affect, temporality, and bodies.

When: Thursday February 25 at 7:30 PM
Where: Wollman Hall located at 65 West 11th Street

 

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The Sandor Ferenczi Center presents:

– BOOK LUNCH –

Enigma of Desire

 The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing, and Belonging in Psychoanalysis

by Galit Atlas

Dec. 3rd, 2015

7:30 pm

 

 

 


The Ferenczi Center & Das Ubenhagen

present

George Makari

Soul Machine: Invention of the modern mind

Dec. 16th, 2015

7:30pm – Cheese and wine 
8:00pm – event begins

Following a brief introduction, Dr. Makari will engage Das Unbehagen interlocutors: Drs. Victoria Malkin, Orna Ophir, and Will Braun in a lively conversation moderated by Jeremy Safran, PhD and Jill Gentile, PhD

Soul Machine takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept, the mind, emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither. The author shows how writers, philosophers, physicians, and anatomists worked to construct notions of the mind as not an ethereal thing, but a natural one. From the ascent of Oliver Cromwell to the fall of Napoleon, seminal philosophers worked alongside often-forgotten brain specialists, physiologists, and alienists in the hopes of mapping the inner world. Conducted in a cauldron of political turmoil, their efforts would give rise to mind sciences such as psychiatry and phrenology, and radically new visions of the modern self.

Lecture Hall 104, the University Center

 63 Fifth Ave, NY

*free event open to all interested members of the public*


 

 

The Center for Attachment Research

and

The Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School

Present:

-Special film screening

 

PAPER TIGERS

 

A documentary about one school’s tremendous success in improving graduation rates and behavioral outcomes by targeting Adverse Childhood Experiences within their community.

WHEN: Monday, November 16 at 7pm
WHERE: Tishman Auditorium, New School University Center (63 Fifth Ave)
WHAT: Film screening & panel discussion with the filmmaker James Redford, New York Times journalist David Bornstein, and New School professor of psychology Howard Steele.

We look forward to seeing you there and kicking off American Education Week with this important and inspiring film

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THE SANDOR FERENCZI CENTER presents:

 

 

Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy Integration:

Past, Present, and Future

 

– B O O K – L A U N C H –

 

Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration:
An Evolving Synergy
Edited by Jill Bresler and Karen Starr

 

 

Thursday, October 15,  7:30 PM
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center Rm I202, 

Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th Street

 

~Books will be available for purchase~

Presenters: Karen Starr, Jill Bresler
Discussant: Paul Wachtel Moderator: Kenneth Frank

 While Ferenczi’s ideas are widely recognized as important precursors of relational psychoanalysis, less well known are Ferenczi’s experimentations with technique, which place him as one of the first integrative psychoanalysts. Calling himself an “empiricist,” Ferenczi experimented with integrating hypnosis, relaxation techniques, and behavioral directives into his psychoanalytic treatments, all with the goal of helping his patients, and all in the service of psychoanalysis. Karen Starr and Jill Bresler trace the origins of relational psychoanalysis and psychotherapy integration, illustrating how relational psychoanalysis returns psychoanalysis to its radically inventive beginnings, epitomized by Ferenczi’s innovations. They take up the question of how relational psychoanalysis can take its place in the wider world of psychotherapy as a theory that embraces the radical innovation and experimentation with technique that is Ferenczi’s legacy.

Starr and Bresler are co-editors of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Integration: An Evolving SynergyContributions exploring a variety of directions in relational psychoanalysis and psychotherapy integration honor the tradition of creativity and open-minded technical explorations initiated by Ferenczi and other early analysts.

Jill Bresler, Ph.D. is faculty, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and faculty and advisory board member of NIP’s Psychotherapy Integration Program.

Karen E. Starr, Psy.D. is faculty, Suffolk Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and clinical supervisor at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Paul Wachtel, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and City College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

Kenneth A. Frank, Ph.D. is co-founder and Director, NIP, and its new Psychotherapy Integration program. Former Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.


 

A New Understanding:  the Science of Psilocybin

Robert Barnhart, producer    

Roz Dauber and Brady Dial, filmmakers

October 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Wolman Hall B500, The New School

65 West 11th Street, 

New York, NY

 

A One-Hour Documentary Film Screening 

followed by discussion with Jeffrey Guss, MD, and Anthony Bossis, PhD of the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Research Project

 

In the early ’70s, psilocybin and many other drugs known as “psychedelics” were declared off-limits not just to the public, but to medical research. When regulations relaxed in the ’90s, a dedicated group of doctors and scientists at the NYU School of Medicine, Johns-Hopkins University and UCLA-Harbor  picked up where earlier studies left off, using psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy as a treatment for individuals who are suffering from existential distress in reaction to cancer. In this film (Robert Barnhart, executive producer), two patients with terminal cancer share their compelling stories of going through psilocybin-assisted therapy. Their accounts intertwine with the science of the research community working to bring this once vilified substance back into the medical mainstream.  Two of the researchers from NYU will be present to introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.

 


 

The Sandor Ferenczi Center

Saturday September 19, 2015

9:00-3:00

Elizabeth Severn, Sandor Ferenczi and the Origins of Mutual Analysis

Presentations:  Peter Rudnytsky & Arnold Rachman
Discussant:  B. William Brennan

Opening Remarks:  Jeremy Safran
Introduction: Lewis Aron
Moderator:  Darlene Ehrenberg
Closing Remarks: Adrienne Harris

Sandor Ferenczi’s pioneering experiments with mutual analysis are widely acknowledged as the historical inspiration for a number of the more important developments in contemporary psychoanalytic thinking and practice. Ferenczi’s first mutual analysis was conducted with Elizabeth Severn (referred to as “RN” in Ferenczi’s Clinical Diary), a successful, but deeply troubled, self-taught therapist from the United States. In this half-day conference, Peter Rudnytsky and Arnold Rachman will present papers drawing on previously overlooked material from Severn’s own published work, as well as previously unavailable archival material, to shed new light on the unique contributions that Severn herself actually made to the development of mutual analysis to reevaluate her place and significance in psychoanalytic history.

William Brennan will discuss both presentations, and elaborate on the contemporary clinical implications and challenges of Ferenczi and Severn’s experiments with mutual analysis.

Presentation 1: Peter Rudnytsky

The Other Side of the Story: Severn on Ferenczi and Mutual Analysis

Peter L. Rudnytsky, Ph.D., LCSW, is Professor of English at the University of Florida and an analyst in training at the Florida Psychoanalytic Institute.  Editor of American Imago from 2001-2011, his books include Reading Psychoanalysis: Freud, Rank, Ferenczi, Groddeck (2002), for which he received the Gradiva Award, and Rescuing Psychoanalysis from Freud and Other Essays in Re-Vision (2011).  His edition of Severn’s The Discovery of the Self is forthcoming from Routledge in the Relational Perspectives series.

Presentation 2:  Arnold Rachman

Elizabeth Severn: From self-taught therapist to Ferenczi’s Analytic Partner

Arnold Wm. Rachman, Ph.D., F.A.G.P.A., is on the advisory board of The Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School; Donor, The Elizabeth Severn Papers, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; and Honorary member, The Sandor Ferenczi Society, Budapest Hungary. He is the author of a Ferenczi trilogy, which includes –  Sandor Ferenczi: The Psychotherapist of Tenderness and Passion (1997); Psychotherapy of Difficult Cases(2003); Analysis of the Incest Trauma (2015). His forthcoming book from Routledge Press is Elizabeth Severn, The Evil Genius of Psychoanalysis.

Discussant: William Brennan 

William Brennan ThM, MA, LMHC, is a psychoanalyst in independent practice in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of the National Training Program of the National Institute of the Psychotherapies and is the Co-chair of the History of Psychoanalysis Committee of the International Forum of Psychoanalytic Education. As a psychoanalytic historian he has written on the identities of the patients in Ferenczi’s Clinical Diary, including Izette de Forest and Clara Thompson.

Admission:  General $60.00            Candidates & Students:  $40.00

 Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center,

Room 1202, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street. 


 

SANDOR FERENCZI CENTER presents


– B O O K – L A U N CH – 

The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor

Edited by Adrienne Harris and Steven Kuchuck

 

Thursday, June 4    7:30 PM
65 W 11th Street
Wollman Hall

~Light dinner will be served ~ 

Books will be available for purchase 

Discussants:
Lew Aron, Adrienne Harris, Steven Kuchuck, Annelisa Pederson, Sharyn Leff & Giselle Galdi
Sándor Ferenczi was considered to be Freud’s most gifted patient and protégé. Irreconcilable differences between Freud, his followers and Ferenczi lead to professional exile; many of his writings were withheld from translation or otherwise stifled. In this book, Harris and Kuchuck bring together a hugely distinguished range of international contributors to explore how newly obtained historical documents and theoretical advances have returned Ferenczi to a place of legitimacy and prominence. Addressing or predicting major contemporary psychoanalytic topics and schools of thought, his work continues to influence both theory and practice, making this a perfect time to discover or revisit his legacy.

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Power Genealogy of men and women

 

Discussion with Gerard Pommier

 

Argument : Michel Foucault and a large current of feminism have shown the consequences of power that was always “patriarchal, male and phallocentric”. This power was considered as a historical fact that would be established by force.
I will rather show that this takeover of the men has a psychic origin, related to the choice of a gender. The “patriarchal” power solution is currently in the process of transformation, and it raises the question of female power.

Bio : Gérard Pommier is Psychoanalyst, Psychiatrist, Professor in University Paris VII, Editor of La Clinique Lacanienne, co-foundator of European Foundation for Psychoanalysis, and member of Espace Analytique. Last book : Le nom propre(Editions Flammarion)

Discussants:

Muriel Dimen
Muriel Dimen PhD is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York University and Editor-in-Chief, Studies in Gender and Sexuality.

David Lichtenstein
David Lichtenstein is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York. He is the Editor of DIVISION/Review, a Control Analyst and Faculty member of Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association, and a faculty member at The New School for Social Research and the CUNY Graduate School.

FREE EVENT

7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

6 East 16th Street
Wolff Conference Room 1103
New York, NY

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Candidates in psychoanalytic programs in NYC and students interested in psychoanalysis

Psychoanalytic storytelling Hour

This is a storytelling night. Stories should be true, no longer than five minutes, and have as their theme, “My first time.” The event is inspired by ‘the Moth’ (Here’s the moth website if the concept is unfamiliar: themoth.org/radio). You might tell us about the first time you slept away from home for a night, the first time you touched a patient, your first interpretation, your first funeral, your first slow dance at a bar mitzvah, the first time you ever shoplifted, the first time you realized you were good at something (shoplifting), the first time you made a mess that you didn’t know how to clean up, the first time you had surgery, your first… Or simply join us in the audience for a good enough time.

Candidates attended the last event in January from the following psychoanalytic and psychotherapy institutes:
Karen Horney Institute (American Institute for Psychoanalysis)
New York Psychoanalytic Institute (NYPSI)
National Institute for Psychoanalysis (NIP)
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS)
Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS)
Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR)
The Village Institute for Psychotherapy
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS)

The address for the Psychoanalytic storytelling hour on April 24 is:

6 East 16th Street
Wolff Conference Room
11th floor, Room 1103

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THURSDAY APRIL 9, 2015
A joint presentation of The Brill Library at New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School University:

MEET THE AUTHOR: JOHN LAUNER

John Launer will discuss his new biography : 
Sex versus Survival: The Life and Ideas of Sabina Spielrein. (Overlook press, 2015)

Sabina Spielrein is most famous for her affair with Carl Jung and for her role in his friendship and rift with Freud. For ‘Sex Versus Survival’, his new biography of Spielrein, Dr. Launer has applied a close reading of Spielrein’s letters, diaries and professional papers to demonstrate that much of the familiar version of her life is a myth. In place of the hysterical patient, mistress and marginalized historical figure, he presents a picture of a brilliant polymath who made many pioneering contributions to psychoanalysis as well as original work in child development, linguistics and evolution. Dr Launer’s talk will be followed by a discussion and then a review by Dr Francis Baudry and Dr Adrienne Harris of Spielrein’s stature as a psychoanalytic thinker. All three participants will address the complex relation of Spielrein’s life and her intellectual and clinical work.

John Launer is an Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of London, a family therapist and consultant at the Tavistock Clinic in London.

Chairs:  Frank Baudry, M.D. and Adrienne Harris. Ph.D.

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March 28th, 2015: Mourning and Ghostliness in Psychoanalysis and in Culture

TO REGISTER, PLEASE EMAIL newschoolferenczicenter@gmail.com.
6 East 16th Street
Wolff Conference Room 1103
New York, NY
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The Analytic Relationship, The Dialogues of Unconsciouses, and the Use of the Self in Contemporary Relational Technique:

A Workshop with Anthony Bass, PhD

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2013, 10am-3pm

The New School University’s Wolff Conference Room, 6 East 16th Street, D1103

 

This is the second in a series of workshops that will explore the nature of the psychoanalytic relationship in depth, using Ferenczi’s concept of a “dialogue of unconsciouses” as a point of departure for the experience.  We will deepen our grasp of unconscious dimensions of psychoanalytic relating through our engagement with difficult analytic moments that workshop participants will be invited to offer. Participants will have an opportunity to share their work with patients with whom they have found themselves to be unusually intensely involved: that is, with patients who have evoked especially intense reactions in their therapist. This might include patients who are found to be particularly affectively arousing or disturbing to their therapist: patients about whom one dreams at night, or becomes preoccupied by day, or who evoke anxious or counter-resistive responses, such as fighting sleep, or falling asleep or becoming bored; patients who arouse their analyst to anger or disgust or shame or sexual or other body experiences that may feel ego dystonic within the psychoanalytic situation.

These analytic moments that are often at the heart of enactments in psychoanalytic work provide special opportunities for gaining access to the ways in which the unconscious life of patient and analyst emerge and interact in the work, creating special challenges and special opportunities for deepening the work.  Participants are invited to come to the workshop prepared to share some clinical process from their own practices as a way of exploring the unconscious experience at the heart of the therapeutic work.   Implications for how we make use of the way we respond to our patients, and how this shapes our sense of ‘technique’  will be explored.

Anthony Bass, PhD, is an associate professor and supervising analyst at the New York University Postdoctoral Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. In addition, he is on the faculty of a wide range of training programs and institutes, including  the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the NIP National Training Program, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia, the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, for which he also serves as President, and others.  He has been an associate and executive editor of Psychoanalytic Dialogues: The International Journal of Relational Perspectives since it was founded it 1991, and has been its the Joint Editor in Chief since 2006.   He  lectures and leads clinical workshops and study groups throughout the United States and Europe, with an emphasis on the contribution of Ferenczi’s clinical discoveries to contemporary relational technique.

Co-Chairs: Lewis Aron, Ph.D., Adrienne Harris, Ph.D., & Jeremy Safran, Ph.D

Registration: $50   Graduate Student Rate: $25

To register, please email Erica.G.Schuster@gmail.com and specify the workshop for which you would like to register.

 

 2013

Book Launch Celebration: “Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience:

When the Personal Becomes Professional”

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 2013, 7pm – 9pm

The New School University’s Wollman Hall, 66 West 11th Street

 

Routledge Relational Perspectives Book Series, 2013. Edited by Steven Kuchuck.

Speakers:  Steven Kuchuck, Spyros Orfanos, Sandra Buechler, Roger Salerno and Annelisa Pedersen

In this edited collection, established psychoanalytic writers and newer contributors come together to address the phenomena of the analyst’s personal life and psychology.  Each of these authors explores childhood and adult life events and crises that contribute to personality formation, personal and professional functioning, choices of theoretical positions and clinical technique.

Steven Kuchuck, LCSW is a faculty member, supervisor, and on the Board of Directors at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), co-editor of the journal Psychoanalytic Perspectives, associate editor of the Relational Perspectives Book Series from Routledge, and author of numerous articles on the analyst’s subjectivity. He practices psychoanalysis and supervises in Manhattan.

Co-Chairs: Lewis Aron, Ph.D., Adrienne Harris, Ph.D., & Jeremy Safran, Ph.D

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Ghosts in the Twenty-First Century: A Clinical Workshop on the Presence of the Uncanny

in the Unconscious Intermingling Worlds of Patient and Analyst

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2013, 10am-3pm

The New School University’s Wolff Conference Room, 6 East 16th Street, D1103

Presentations by Adrienne Harris, Galit Atlas, Michael Feldman, Heather Ferguson, Arthur Fox, Margery Kalb and Susan Klebanoff

We are interested in exploring the presence in treatments of uncanny and spectral features, sometimes from the analyst, sometimes from the patient, often intermingled. History imprints itself on psyches and often passes down generations unmetabolized. We are looking at how it finds its way into the nooks and crannies of life in the consulting room. We invite participants to share their clinical experience both in the general discussion and in break out groups through the course of the day.

Co-Chairs: Lewis Aron, Ph.D., Adrienne Harris, Ph.D., & Jeremy Safran, Ph.D

Registration: $50   Graduate Student Rate: $25

To register, please email Erica.G.Schuster@gmail.com and specify the workshop for which you would like to register.

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Please join us to celebrate the release of

Lewis Aron & Karen Starr’s

A Psychotherapy for the People:

Toward a Progressive Psychoanalysis

Thursday, March 7th, 2013, 7 p.m.

Location: The New Sc hool University’s Wollman Hall 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor

A Psychotherapy for the People is unique, unusually daring, intellectually adventurous and highly illuminating. Aron and Starr are guided by a humane and complex vision that encompasses the vulnerability and social trauma, the human failings and strengths that underlay a great intellectual achievement. They offer a sorely needed perspective on the binary oppositions and patriarchal biases that snagged so many psychoanalytic thinkers. This is a book that could well frame the central issues for everyone who hopes to preserve the talking cure, the dynamic therapy that can serve us all.” – Jessica Benjamin, author of  BONDS OF LOVE

Speakers:
Federico Finchelstein, New School,  Historical Studies
Adrienne Harris, NYU Postdoctoral Program
Spyros Orfanos, NYU Postdoctoral Program
Jeremy Safran, New School, Clinical  Psychology
Miriam Steele, New School, Clinical Psychology

co-sponsored by:

     The Sandor Ferenczi Center

   &

          The New School Clinical Psychology Program

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Ghosts in the Twenty-First Century: A Clinical Workshop on the Presence of the Uncanny

in the Unconscious Intermingling Worlds of Patient and Analyst

(RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER TO 11/23/13)

Presentations by Adrienne Harris, Galit Atlas, Michael Feldman, Heather Ferguson, Arthur Fox, Margery Kalb and Susan Klebanoff

Saturday, February 9th, 10 am-3 pm, 2013

Location: The New School University’s Wollman Hall, 65 west 11th street, 5th floor

We are interested in exploring the presence in treatments of uncanny and spectral features, sometimes from the analyst, sometimes from the patient, often intermingled. History imprints itself on psyches and often passes down generations unmetabolized. We are looking at how it finds its way into the nooks and crannies of life in the consulting room. We invite participants to share their clinical experience both in the general discussion and in break out groups through the course of the day.

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The Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity  in collaboration with

The Sandor Ferenczi Center at The New School

presents

Truth and Consequences in Psychoanalytic Treatment: 

The Analyst’s Intimate Experience and the Patient’s Mind  

Paper presentations by: Jill Gentile, Ph.D., and Jonathan H. Slavin, Ph.D., ABPP

Panel Discussions by: Jody Davies, Ph.D., and Shelley Doctors, Ph.D. 

Moderated by:  Peter Kaufmann, Ph.D. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013  at 9:30am-1:00pm

Location: The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th St., 5th floor, New York City

In this panel Jill Gentile and Jonathan Slavin will assess some of the fundamental theoretical and clinical issues raised in Davies’ now classic paper, “Love in the Afternoon,” as reflected in the evolution of psychoanalytic issues in the subsequent nearly two decades since its publication.

Davies’ original paper broke new ground about the nature of the developmental process as seen through the lens of relational psychoanalysis. Her clinical example raised profound and controversial questions that continue to be debated. Gentile and Slavin, in their own clinical and theoretical papers, build upon this work by exploring psychoanalysis as a dialogue of embodied desire, as a potential space for the reinjury or repair of the patient’s psychic integrity, and as an arena for negotiating fantasy and reality – and truthfulness – especially in situations of conflict and impasse. Gentile and Slavin will be joined by a distinguished panel in exploring the boundary-setting, wounding, healing, and liberating function of truthfulness.

We invite participants to join our dialogue as we reflect and speak about that which is often silenced in our work.

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Marco Conci, the author of Sullivan Revisited – Life and Work
 
will discuss his book with Darlene Ehrenberg 
Presented by Marco Conci
Discussant: Darlene Ehrenberg
January 17, 2013, 7:30- 9:30 pm
Location: The New School University, 66 West 12th St. 4th Floor, room A407
 
Marco Conci MD (Trento, Italy and Munich, Germany) is the coeditor-in-chief of the
International Forum of Psychoanalysis  and is a member of the German and the
Italian Societies and of the IPA. After meeting  S.A. Mitchell in Florence in 1988, he
organized his two further Italian trips (1991 and 1996) and contributed  much
to the publication of all his books  and the promotion of relational psychoanalysis in Italy.
He is also  a member of the Editorial Board of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and
Psychoanalysis and History  (London).
Darlene Bregman Ehrenberg, PhD, ABPP, is author of “THE INTIMATE EDGE: Extending The Reach Of Psychoanalytic Interaction” (W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1992).  She is in private practice in New York City, and is a Training and Supervising Analyst, and on the teaching Faculty, at the William Alanson White Institute, Supervising analyst and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, at The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis, Faculty, Mitchell Center for Psychoanalysis, as well as other institutes; on the Editorial Board of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Associate Editor,Psychoanalytic Dialogues, consulting editor, Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She is currently working on two new books, one on intergenerational transmission of trauma, and the other focusing on issues of desire and therapeutic action.

2012

 

 The Analytic Relationship and the Dialogue of Unconsciouses:

A workshop with Anthony Bass, PhD

Presented by Anthony Bass

November 10, 2012, 10am – 3pm

Location: The New School University, 6 East 16th Street, Wolff Conference Room D1103

    This workshop will explore the nature of the psychoanalytic relationship in depth, using Ferenczi’s concept of a “dialogue of unconsciouses” as a point of departure for the experience.  We will deepen our grasp of unconscious dimensions of psychoanalytic relating through our engagement with difficult analytic moments that workshop participants will be invited to offer. Participants will have an opportunity to share their work with patients with whom they have found themselves to be unusually intensely involved: that is, with patients who have evoked especially intense reactions in their therapist. This might include patients who are found to be particularly affectively arousing or disturbing to their therapist: patients about whom one dreams at night, or becomes preoccupied by day, or who evoke anxious or counter-resistive responses, such as fighting sleep, or falling asleep or becoming bored; patients who arouse their analyst to anger or disgust or shame or sexual or other body experiences that may feel ego dystonic within the psychoanalytic situation.
    These analytic moments that are often at the heart of enactments in psychoanalytic work provide special opportunities for gaining access to the ways in which the unconscious life of patient and analyst emerge and interact in the work, creating special challenges and special opportunities for deepening the work.  Participants are invited to come to the workshop prepared to share some clinical process from their own practices as a way of exploring the unconscious experience at the heart of the therapeutic work.
    Anthony Bass, PhD, is an associate professor and supervising analyst at the New York University Postdoctoral Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, where he was formerly the chairperson of the Relational Track. In addition, he is on the faculty of the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the NIP National Training Program, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia, and the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, for which he also serves as President.  He is the Joint Editor in Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and a founding and current board director of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.  He has lectured and leads clinical workshops and study groups widely throughout the United States and Europe, with an emphasis on the contribution of Ferenczi’s clinical discoveries to contemporary relational technique.

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Second Confusion of Tongues:

Ferenczi, Laplanche and Social Life

Presented by Eyal Rozamarin

Discussant: Adrienne Harris

March 28, 2012, 8:00 PM

Location: The New School University’s Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th St., 5th floor

Eyal Rozmarin is a co editor of the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and a candidate at the New York University Postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He writes about psychoanalysis, history and social theory.

Eyal has published papers and book chapters, most recently in “First Do No Harm”, edited by Adrienne Harris and Steve Botticelli, and “With Culture in Mind” edited by Muriel Dimen. He is in private practice in New York.

Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is Faculty and Supervisor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a journal editor for Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality, , and co-editor with Lewis Aron of the Relational Book Series., Dr. Harris is the author of Gender as Soft Assembly, and editor of a number of books including (most recently) First Do No Harm, (co-edited in 2010 with Steve Botticelli).

 

2011

 

The Dialogue of Unconsciouses,

Mutual Analysis and Contemporary Relational Technique

Presented by Anthony Bass

December 14, 2011, 8:00 PM

Location: The New School University’s Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th St., 5th floor

Dr. Bass will speak on the topic of the ‘Dialogue of Unconsciouses, Mutual Analysis and Contemporary Relational Technique’ and the evening will include experiential work illustrating the phenomena using clinical vignettes provided by audience members.

Anthony Bass, Ph.D, is on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where he was formerly the chairperson of the Relational Track, the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the NIP National Training Program, the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia, and the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, for which he also serves as President of the Board. He is the Joint Editor in Chief of Psychoanalytic Dialogues

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Decoding Ferenczi’s Clinical Diary

Presented by B. William Brennan

December 2, 2011, 8:00 PM

Location: The New School University’s Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th St., 5th floor

In the Clinical Diary of S√°ndor Ferenczi (1988) certain codes are used to refer to particular patients. The identities of some of these patients are known to us, notably, Dm (Clara Thompson) and RN (Elizabeth Severn), but the others have remained a mystery. This paper will reveal the identities of the other patients in the Clinical Diary and provide important biographical data on Ferenczi’s other cases. The author will also discuss the ethics of revealing the identities of historically important patients.

B. William Brennan ThM, MA, LHMC is a psychoanalyst in independent practice in Providence, RI. He is a graduate of the National Training Program, National Institute for the Psychotherapies. He is past president of the Rhode Island Association for Psychoanalytic Psychologies (APA-Div 39). He is a Board Member of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education and a co-chair of the History of Psychoanalysis Committee.

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A Psychotherapy for the People:

Freud, Ferenczi, and Psychoanalytic Work with the Underprivileged

Presented by Daniel Gaztambide

Co-Presented by Paul Wachtel, PhD and Neil Altman, PhD

April, 29th, 2011

The presentation presented the development of psychoanalytic technique to the dialogues that took place between Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi in the context of pronounced poverty and destitution in the wake of World War I.

 

2010

The Sandor Ferenczi Center presents

Sandor Ferenczi: A Film

Film followed by Panel Discussion with Zvi Lothane and Jay Frankel

February 12, 2010, 7-10 p.m.

The film was followed by a panel discussion with Zvi Lothane, M.D., Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Jay Frankel, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the Psychoanalytic Investigative Group, Faculty, IPTAR, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor, NYU Postdoctoral Program.

Following the panel discussion, there was a presentation in honor of Dr. Martin Bergmann.

Ferenczi Film - Dr. Martin Bergmann Ferenczi Film - Zvi Lothane

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Jeremy Safran 4/23/1952 – 5/7/2018

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our founder and dear friend, Dr. Jeremy Safran. His dedicated commitment to psychoanalytic inquiry and his unflagging support for psychoanalytic scholarship is embodied by his co-founding of the Sándor Ferenczi Center. It was through his motivation and energy that we have offered, over the course of years, a steady stream of events, talks, book launches, screenings, and more. His passion for interdisciplinary community lives in this project and stands as a testimony to his hard work and unparalleled regard for the history, present, and future of relational psychoanalysis. For so many, Jeremy was a mentor and friend, a challenger, a supporter, and a provider of so many rich opportunities. May we as a community continue to provide for one another in his honor and memory an enduring dedication to the things he loved and taught.

Interview with Lewis Aron by Jeremy Safran

Please enjoy the following interview with Lewis Aron by Jeremy Safran, two of the founders of the Sándor Ferenczi Center: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2009-04869-010

LINK TO BOOK: THE LEGACY OF SÁNDOR FERENCZI (1993). EDITORS: LEWIS ARON & ADRIENNE HARRIS.

We are pleased to inform you that “The Legacy of Sándor Ferenczi: From ghost to ancestor” edited by Lewis Aron and Adrienne Harris (1993) is available for download on this website here.

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