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2024 Scientific Meetings

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
A Plea for Linking or How are Yoga, K-Pop and Psychoanalysis Connected?
Presenter: Indrany Datta-Barua, MD

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
The G-Spot Between Reality and Utopia
Presenter: Yvonne Maratos, MD

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Finding Inspiration in the Clinical Hour
Presenter: Gavin Mullen, PsyD

Saturday, March 2, 2024
The Whole Ocean in a Drop of Water: What Face-to-Face Groups Can Tell Us About the Wider Societal Context
Presenter: Regine, Scholz, PhD

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Afraid of Things That Are in Flight: Birds, and Sometimes Families
Presenter: Robert Tyminski, DMH

2022-2023 Scientific Meetings

Saturday, December 2, 2023
The Allergic Object Relationship
Presenter: Marilia Aisenstein

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Greeting and Understanding the Imprisoned Self
Presenter: Jeanne Magagna, PhD

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
What Goes Through a Psychoanalyst's Mind During a Treatment? A Case Study
Presenter: Bhaskar Sripada, MD

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Countertransference During a Pandemic
Presenter: Lucy Freund, PhD

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Does Psychoanalysis. Have Something to Contribute to Our Reflections on Our Present Cultural, Societal, and Political Crises?
Presenter: Dominique Scarfone, MD

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Problems with the Psychoanalytic Concept of Regression
Presenter: Gregory S. Rizzolo, PhD

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Maternal Eroticism: Its Defensive Uses and Transformations
Presenter: Andrea Celenza, PhD

Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Metaphors We Live By: The Psychoanalyst’s Biography and its Influence on Pre-conscious Processes 
Presenter: Kathleen Kelley-Laine

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Our countertransference with our patients, and biographers’ countertransference with those they write about
Presenter: James W. Anderson, PhD

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Diversity, morality, and politics in analytic group life: Carving out some time to think
Presenter: David M. Brooks, PhD, PsyD

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
A Discussion with the Author on His Two Recent Books: Masculinity and Its Discontents and Ruptures in the American Psyche
Presenter: Michael J. Diamond, PhD

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Gratitude and Meaning
Presenter: Jonathan Lear, PhD

2021-2022 Scientific Meetings

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Writing and Righting and Selling the Cow for Beans: The Case of Tad
Presenter: Jeffrey Stern, PhD

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Sequel: Can a post-therapy friendship transcend the transference?
Presenter: Joyce Slochower, PhD

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
The First Year of Life: From a Body to a Mind, From Co-regulation to Attachment
Presenter: Molly Witten, PhD

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Healing from Extramarital Affairs: Insights from a Psychoanalyst Couple Therapist
Presenter: Arthur Nielsen, MD
Discussant: Carla Leone, PhD

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Surviving the Holocaust:   A Psychoanalyst Remembers
Presenters: Benjamin Garber, MD and Eva Lichtenberg, PhD

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Historical Memory to Clinical Praxis
Presenter: Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD

Discussant: Celia Brickman, PhD, LCPC

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
The Pleasures of Censorship
Presenter: Adam Phillips

2020-2021 Scientific Meetings

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Do We Need Censorship?
Presenter: Bonnie Litowitz, PhD

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
The Patient Who Wanted Analysis, but Did Not Want Regular Hours
Presenter: Aisha Abbasi, MD

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The Transgenerational Transmission of the Colonized Mind:
Puerto Rico
Presenter: Ida Roldán, PhD, LCSW

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The Purveyor of Truth: A Discussion of K’s Case of Mia
Presenter: Jeffrey Stern, PhD

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The Analytic Attitude
Presenter: Gavin Mullen, PsyD
Discussant: Barbara Rocah, MD

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
King Kong and Goldilocks: Imagining Transmasculinities Through the Trans-Trans Dyad
Presenter: Griffin Hansbury, LCSW-R

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

From the “Child Woman” to “Wonder Woman” — Psychoanalytic Misogyny, Progress and some Effects on Clinical Work.

Presenter: Rosemary Balsam, MD

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Beyond Neurosis: Unrepresented States and The Construction of Meaning

Presenter: Howard Levine, MD

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Reconsidering Leonardo Davinci and a Memory of his Childhood

Presenters: David Pauley, LCSW, and Rajiv Gulati, MD

2019-2020 Scientific Meetings

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – Location: ZOOM

Celebrating not Pathologizing Sexuality: An Exploration of Marian Tolpin’s View and Beyond
Presenters: Lucy Freund, PhD (moderator), Thetis Cromie, PhD, & David Garfield, MD

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Defending Psychotherapy: The Psychotherapy Action Network vs. Scientism
Presenters: Nancy Burke, PhD, Linda Michaels, PsyD, MBA, Janice Muhr, PhD

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Why We Became Psychotherapists: How Early Experiences Mold Our Theory and Practice 
Presenter: Karen Maroda, PhD
Discussant: Neal Spira, MD

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9am – 1pm
Treating Trans Patients: Containing Complexity and Embracing Embodiment
Presenter: Susan C. Vaughan, MD

This event is co-sponsored with the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Forward Edge of Resistance: Toward Human Agency and Dignity
Presenter: Peter Shabad, PhD

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Was Evliya Celebi Really Gay?
Presenter: R. Dennis Shelby, PhD

2018-2019 Scientific Meetings

June 11, 2019
“Laughter Is the Best Medicine”: The Use of Humor in Psychotherapy
Presenter: James William Anderson, PhD

May 28, 2019
Trump Cards and Klein Bottles: On the Collective of the Individual
Presenter: Francisco J. Gonzalez, MD
Discussant: Christine Kieffer, PhD

April 23, 2019
In A Different Voice: Act II
Location: University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th Street, Chicago
Presenter: Carol Gilligan, PhD
Discussant: Dale Gody, PhD

March 26, 2019
Words and Music: Broadening Channels of Connectedness through Implicit and Explicit Dialogue
Presenter: Scott Davis, MD
Discussant: Charles Jaffe, MD

February 26, 2019
Medical Treatment or Mistreatment of Children in the 1960s State Mental Hospital System: A Memoir
Presenter: Douglas “Cliff” Wilkerson, MD
Discussant: Diana Kon, EdD

January 22, 2019
‘Vaccies Go Home’:  Evacuation, Psychoanalysis, and Fiction in World War II Britain
Presenter: Maud Ellmann, D.Phil.
Discussant: Gavin Mullen, PsyD

December 8, 2018
A Relational Winnicottian Casts a Critical Eye on Her Own Theory
Presenter: Joyce Slochower, PhD

October 23, 2018
The Consultation Room as Hospital: Approaches to Treating Patients with Psychosis
Presenters: David Garfield, MD, and Katherine Williams, MA, MSW, LCSW

September 20, 2018
The Analyst’s State of Mind and Growth in the Psychoanalytic Process
Presenter: Alberto Hahn, MD
Discussant: Ann Kaplan, PhD

2017-2018 Scientific Meetings

June 22, 2018
Why Devote Your Life to Psychoanalysis, the “Impossible Profession?”
Presenter: Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, PhD
Discussant: David Terman, MD

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Psychotherapy with Couples: A Case Highlighting Race and Class
Presenter: Deborah Luepnitz, PhD
Discussant: Gabriel Ruiz, MA, LCPC

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Odyssey of Desire and the Eros of Free Speech
Presenter: Jill Gentile, PhD
Discussant: Jonathan Lear, PhD

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Maternal and Daughterly Narcissism and its Transformations: The Use of Fairy Tales in Interpretation
Presenter: Christine Kieffer, PhD
Discussant: Molly Witten, PhD

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
On Learning to Think Queerly: Forging a Gender-Inclusive Model of Identity
Presenter: Christine Sterkel, MD
Discussant: Kate Schechter, PhD

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Why is Trump So Enjoyable?
Presenter: William Mazzarella, PhD
Discussant: Frank Summers, PhD

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
The Wolf’s Dictionary: Predatory Profit and the Unconscious Assumption that “Only One Can Live.”
Presenter: Jessica Benjamin, PhD
Discussant: Celia Brickman, PhD, LCPC

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Psychoanalysis – A Rehabilitation Treatment to Help One to Become Oneself: Transformations and Invariants 
Presenter: Paulo Sandler, MD
Discussant: Colin Pereira-Webber, MA

Friday, September 15, 2017
Enactments and the Forward Edge of the Analytic Relationship: Extending Marian Tolpin’s Legacy
Presenter: Steven Stern, PsyD
Discussant: James W. Anderson, PhD

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

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