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“Modern Psychoanalysis: Its Past, Present, and Future”

  • PPSC 80 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs & LCSWs, and will be led by Paul Geltner, DSW.

The panel includes Stanley Hayden, Ph.D., Robert Marshall, Ph.D., Lucie Grosvenor, LCSW, Judy Levitz, Ph.D., and Valerie Frankfeldt, Ph.D.

This panel takes a Janus-like view of Modern Psychoanalysis. Like the two-faced Roman deity who stood as the guardian of doorways, passages and transitions, this group, chaired by Stanley Hayden, one of the founders of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, will examine the prior achievements and future promise of Modern Psychoanalysis. Dr. Stanley Hayden will introduce the panelists and moderate the discussion. Paul Geltner will discuss the historical context in which Spotnitz moved beyond the traditional reliance on interpretation and the importance of insight in psychoanalysis and developed the techniques of emotional communication that remain the distinctive contribution of Modern Psychoanalysis to psychoanalytic practice.

Robert J. Marshall will discuss his experiences in training with Hyman Spotnitz in analysis, supervision, and groups, and how Spotnitz was different from his other analysts. Judy Levitz will discuss the importance of integrating Modern Psychoanalysis with other contemporary schools of thought through embracing both similarities and differences, and developing a common language among various psychoanalytic schools.

Valerie Frankfeldt will discuss some of her personal experiences with Hyman Spotnitz that illustrate his unique ability to effect change and deconstruct with the group how and why his emotional communications were so powerful. Lucie Grosvenor will discuss how modern psychoanalysis influences her work as the Executive Director of a psychoanalytic training institute known for teaching multiple theoretical models, including Modern Psychoanalysis.

Stanley Hayden, Ph.D. Founder: New Jersey Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies and the Hyman Spotnitz Study Group. He is the last surviving member of the first CMPS Faculty Council, where he was also faculty, training analyst, and supervisor. Faculty: PSP, BGSP, and CCMPS.

Paul Geltner, DSW. Author: Emotional Communication: Countertransference Analysis and the Role of Feeling in Psychoanalytic Technique and articles on child analysis, dreams, and supervision. Formerly: Director of Psychoanalytic Education, PPSC. Private practice, specializing in individual and group supervision in Manhattan.

Robert J. Marshall, Ph.D. A.B.P.P. is a training and supervising analyst on the faculty of The Center for Modern Psychoanalysis, a graduate of The Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, where he was on its faculty. He also taught at the Adelphi Post-Doctoral program and is the author of Resistant Interactions: Child, Family, and Therapist. With Simone Marshall, he co-authored The Transference-Countertransference Matrix in Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and Supervision, as well as over thirty-five professional articles and chapters. His private practice in Manhattan focuses on supervision.

Judy Levitz, Ph.D., NCPsyA, is the Founding Director of PPSC where she also teaches and supervises. She is the author of "Contact Function Revisited", "Is This Normal: Uncovering the Role of Homophobia in the Treatment of a Lesbian Couple" and "How to Dig for the Deeper Meaning in Substance Abuse”. She is currently the coordinator of the PPSC Advanced Psychodynamic Addictions Treatment Training Program, and maintains an individual, couple, group and supervisory private practice in Manhattan.

Valerie Frankfeldt, LCSW, Ph.D., is the Director of Training, training analyst, supervisor, and instructor at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in NYC. She is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. Dr. Frankfeldt is a graduate of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, and specializes in addiction, couple treatment and clinical supervision. She maintains a private practice in Greenwich Village, NYC.

Lucie D. Grosvenor, LCSW: Executive Director of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Centersince 2010 has been on the PPSC faculty since 2004. She is in private practice and has Graduated from Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. In private practice with individuals, couples and families, and provides supervision to analytic candidates and professionals.

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