Past Programs and Papers


2016-2017 Scientific Meetings

June 27, 2017
Forms and Transformations of Loneliness
Presenter: Jeffrey Stern, PhD

May 23, 2017
Shooting to Kill: Alfred Hitchcock and His Heroines
Presenter: Marilyn Fabe, PhD
Discussant: James W. Anderson, PhD

April 25, 2017
Othello and Macbeth: Complementary Borderline Pathologies at the Basic Fault
Presenter: Peter L. Rudnytsky, PhD, LCSW
Discussant: Dorothy Grunes, MD

March 28, 2017
The Politics of Constructed Humiliation: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on War, Terrorism, and Genocide
Presenter: Charles Strozier, PhD

February 28, 2017
Immanence of Transcendence
Presenter: Frank Summers, PhD

January 31, 2017
On Personhood and the Importance of Place
Presenter: Arnold Goldberg, MD
Discussant: Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD

November 29, 2016
The Death Instinct and its Vicissitudes
Presenter: Arlene Kramer Richards, EdD
Discussant: Arnold Richards, MD

October 25, 2016
A Roadmap for Couple Therapy
Presenter: Arthur Nielsen, MD
Discussant: Carla Leone, PhD

September 27, 2016
Micro-traumatic Cutbacks: Navigating between the Tie to Oneself and to the Other
Presenter: Margaret Crastnopol, PhD
Discussant: Dale Gody, PhD

2015-2016 Scientific Meetings

May 24, 2016
Trauma-Centered Therapy in a Troubled World
Presenter: Doris Brothers, PhD
Discussant: James Fisch, MD

April 18, 2016
Implications for Psychoanalysis of Recent Research on the Brain Mechanisms of Dreaming
Presenter: Mark Solms, PhD
Discussant: Virginia Barry, MD, and Joshua Kellman, MD

March 22, 2016
Anticipatory Greed and Compensatory Greed as Developmental Steps During Adolescence
Presenter: Christine Kieffer, PhD, ABPP
Discussant: Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD

February 23, 2016
Mourning and Maturation
Presenter: Lawrence Levenson, MD
Discussant: Leo Weinstein, MD

January 26, 2016
Projective and Introjective Identification in Couples Therapy: Illustrations from the Consulting Room
Presenter: Peter A. Reiner, PhD

November 17, 2015
Psychoanalysis of Pure Subjectivity: Theory and Practice
Presenter: Frank Summers, PhD
Discussant: David Garfield, MD

October 27, 2015
A Voice Lost, A Voice Found: After the Death of the Analyst
Presenter: Robin Deutsch, PhD
Discussant: Brenda Solomon, MD

September 29, 2015
Migration, Transience, and Analytic Identity
Presenter: Gabriel Ruiz, LCPC
Discussant: James Anderson, PhD

2014-2015 Scientific Meetings

June 23, 2015
Who and What Does Analysis Cure?
Presenter: James Fisch, MD

May 26, 2015
Eros and the Self–from Plato to Kohut
Presenter: John Riker, PhD
Discussant: Virginia Barry, MD

April 28, 2015
Anger: From Payback to Reconciliation
Presenter: Martha Nussbaum, PhD
Discussant: Jonathan Lear, PhD

March 24, 2015
Courting the Real and Stumbling in Reality: Exploring the Nature of Created Analytic Space
Presenter: Joye Weisel-Barth, PhD, PsyD
Discussant: Gavin Mullen, PsyD

February 24, 2015
The Power of Intentionality: How Development of Intentionality Influences the Process of Attachment
Presenter: Molly Witten, PhD
Discussant: Christine Kieffer, PhD

January 27, 2015
Title: TBD
Presenter: Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD
Discussant: Joshua Kellman, MD

November 25, 2014
Patterns of Development and Experience: A 46-Year Longitudinal
Study of Harvard Graduates
Presenter: Michael Kaufman
Discussant: Jim Anderson, PhD

October 28, 2014
What We Missed: Revisiting Daniel Stern on Regression and Affect 
Presenter: Steve Knoblauch, PhD
Discussant: Molly Witten, PhD

September 23, 2014
Making Sense of Abstinence
Presenter: Arnold Goldberg MD
Discussant: Candace Vogler, PhD

2013-2014 Scientific Meetings

May 27, 2014
Hidden in Plain Sight on Locked Wards: On Finding and Being Found
Presenter: Alfred Margulies, MD
Discussant: David Garfield, MD

April 22, 2014
Clarity and Chaos (In the Human Mind and in Psychotherapy)
Presenter: Judith Teicholz, EdD
Discussant: Elizabeth Feldman, PhD

March 25, 2014
Why Marriage is So Difficult
Presenter: Arthur C. Nielsen, III, MD
Discussant: Caryle Perlman, MS, LCSW

February 25, 2014
The Analysts Role in Therapeutic Action: Bion’s Theory of Container/Contained
Presenter: Kay Long, PhD
Discussant: Ann Schlacter, PhD

January 28, 2014
Wisdom Won From Illness: The Psychoanalytic Grasp of Human Being
Presenter: Jonathan Lear, PhD
Discussant: Martha Nussbaum, PhD

November 19, 2013
The Despair of Emptiness: Narcissism and the Reversal of Giving into Taking
Presenter: Peter Shabad, PhD
Discussant: Virginia Barry, MD

October 15, 2013
The Impact of Psychotic Mother in an Analysis: An example of a confusion of tongues
Presenter: Jonathan Sklar, MBBS, FRCPsych
Discussant: Neal E. Spira, MD

September 24, 2013
The Enlivening Transference
Presenter: Sam Gerson, PhD
Discussant: Kenneth Newman, MD

2012-2013 Scientific Meetings

June, 2013
President’s Address
Presenter: Neal Spira, MD

May 28, 2013
The Subjective Experience of Time: Trauma, Non-responsive Parenting and the Vacuity of the Future
Presenter: Stephen Seligman, PhD
Discussant: Frank Summers, PhD

April 23, 2013
The Connectedness of Self Psychology: Implications for the Approach to Intractable States of Mind
Presenter: Scott Davis, MD
Discussant: Mark Levey, MD

March 19, 2013
Yale or Jail: Class Struggles in Neoliberal Times
Presenter: Lynne Layton, PhD
Discussant: Allan Scholom, PhD

February 26, 2013
“Temporality and Futurity in the Analytic Process” 
Presenter: Frank Summers, PhD
Discussant: Jonathan Lear, PhD

January 22, 2013
“Edith Wharton’s Two Worlds: A Case Study of Sexual Inhibition and Phobia” 
Presenter: Deanna Holtzman, PhD & Nancy Kulish, PhD
Discussant: James Anderson, PhD

November 27, 2012
A Danger in Diversity
Presenter: Arnold Goldberg, M.D.
Discussant: Prudence L. Gourguechon, MD

October 23, 2012
Unlearning and Learning Psychoanalysis
Presenter: Anton Kris, MD

September 4, 2012
Listening to Shahrazad and The Arabian Nights: Can Stories Heal? And If So, How?
Presenter: Malcolm Owen Slavin, PhD


2011-2012 Scientific Meetings

June 26, 2012
Willing to be Willing; Willing to be Good: New Developments and Reflections on a Work in Progress.
Presenter: Irwin Hoffman, PhD

May 29, 2012
A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Cultural Competence
Presenter: Pratyusha Tummala-Narra
Discussant: Frank Summers, PhD

April 24, 2012
The Hidden Wounds of War: Psychoanalytic Understandings
Presenter: Judith Broder, MD
Discussant: Prudence Gourguechon, MD

March 27, 2012
Individual and Collective Trauma in Juarez, Mexico
Ricardo Ainslie, PhD
Discussant: Kate Schechter, PhD

February 28, 2012
Developmental Lines in Child Psychoanalysis
Presenter: Paul Brinich, PhD
Discussant: Erika Schmidt, LCSW

January 24, 2012
The Concept of Psychopathology in Psychoanalysis
Presenter: Arnold Goldberg, MD
Discussant: David Terman, MD

November 22, 2011
A psychoanalytic voice for the Behavioral Economics Revolution
Presenter: Leslie Shaw, PhD
Discussant: Robert Galatzer-Levy, MD

October 25, 2011
Oedipal Circles: A Psychoanalytic Lens on the Assisted-Reproductive-Technology Family
Presenter: Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

September 27, 2011
Irony and Erotic Anxiety
Presenter: Jonathan Lear, PhD
Discussant: Leo Weinstein, MD

2010-2011 Scientific Meetings

June 28, 2011
President’s Address
Presenter: Ronald F. Krasner, MD

May 24, 2011
Trauma, Analytic Enclaves and Analytic Outcome
Presenter: Joyce Slochower, PhD
Discussant: James Anderson, PhD

April 26, 2011
Watch One: An Approach to Teaching and Assessing Psychoanalytically Informed Psychotherapy
Presenter: Charles Jaffe, MD
Discussant: Mark Levey, MD

March 22, 2011
Survival, Vision and Faith: Three Aspects of the Therapeutic Attitude
Presenter: Salman Akhtar, MD

February 22, 2011
Adventures in Wonderland: Being President of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2008-2010
Presenter: Prudence L. Gourguechon, MD
Discussant: Solomon Cytrynbaum, PhD

January 25, 2011
“I want to be all-gone.” – The Analysis of a Three-Year-Old Failure to Thrive Child
Presenter: Adele Kaufman, LCSW
Discussant: Salee Jenkins, PhD

December 14, 2010
Rethinking Empathy
Presenter: Arnold Goldberg, MD
Discussant: David Solomon, MD

November 23, 2010
Childism – Prejudice against Children: A Psychoanalytic Exploration
Presenter: Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, PhD
Discussant: Bertram Cohler, PhD

October 26, 2010
Executive Function Disorders and Self-Deficits
Presenter: Joseph Palombo, MA, LCSW
Discussant: Mark Smaller, PhD

September 28, 2010
Obstacles to Love
Presenter: Judy L. Kantrowitz, PhD
Discussant: Ann Kaplan, PhD