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Anatomy of Betrayal: Some Thoughts on Trust and Betrayal

  • First Presbyterian Church of New York 12 West 12th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

PPSC is proud to announce our upcoming


Honoring Sheldon Bach, Ph.D.


Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Time: 6:30 to 9:30 PM

(including wine and cheese reception)

Location: First Presbyterian Church of New York

(12 W. 12th St., New York, NY at 5th Avenue)

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.


Sheldon Bach has developed a phenomenal body of work that reflects his innovative thinking and gifts as a master clinician. He integrates a vast array of theories into a unique conception of psychoanalysis bringing the theories vividly to life with clinical cases. Dr. Bach’s beautiful prose is so readable, and so close to human experience, that it belies the complexity of its theoretical underpinnings.

In writing about the most difficult patients—those with severe narcissistic, sadomasochistic, and borderline disorders—Dr. Bach describes universal clinical dilemmas about the self. He brilliantly exemplifies a way of working where there is a “mutual living through” of the patient’s and the analyst’s experience, developing a bond of love between them. As someone who embodies so much of PPSC’s mission to expose students of analysis to all major theoretical orientations and help them grow as individual practitioners, we are proud to honor him for his lifetime of teaching and authorship.



Sheldon Bach, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society and a Fellow of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is also the recipient of the Heinz Hartmann Award from the New York Psychoanalytic Institute for “outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of Psychoanalysis.” He is the author of countless articles and books including: Chimeras and Other Writings: Selected Papers of Sheldon Bach, 2016; The How-To Book for Students of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 2011; Getting From Here to There: Analytic Love, Analytic Process, 2006; The Language of Perversion and the Language of Love, 1994; and Narcissistic States and the Therapeutic Process, 1985.


For more information, please contact PPSC at or 212-633-9162.

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