About The PPSC Annex™

Workshops and Events Sponsored by the PPSC Annex™

The PPSC Annex™ provides opportunities for mental health practitioners to augment their core clinical training. The Annex offers seminars, workshops and programs on complementary modalities, theories and techniques, practice building and management, and other areas of mental health education. PPSC annex™ classes are both practical and affordable, and offer quality exposure to new areas of practice without requiring the commitment of a full training program.

In the coming year and beyond, look for training in a wide variety of areas including parenting, creative arts therapies, body-centered therapies, sex therapy and more.

For information about our upcoming workshops, please visit our ticketing page at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/ppsc-303429240

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Center (PPSC) SW CPE is recognized by the NYS Education Dept.’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0054.

Past PPSC Workshops and Accomplishments


Our core accomplishments since our doors opened in 1986 include the provision of therapy services to over 4500 clients, the advanced training of over 75 psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, and over 250 publications by community members in the field of mental health, social work and psychoanalysis. Today, PPSC has 75 faculty members and supervisors, who work with 60 full and part-time candidates.


CONFERENCES & LECTURES1989 • Alcoholism Treatment & Psychoanalysis: A Meeting of the Minds • 1994 • Whose Therapy Is It? • 1996 • The Many Faces of Infidelity • 2000 • Storm Warning: Treating Mild to Moderate Forms of Manic Depression in Analytic Patients • 2002 • Psychoanalytic Frame Issues • 2003 • Religion - Sexuality - Prejudice • 2004 • The Cushion & the Couch: Explorations in Buddhism & Psychoanalysis • 2005 • Balint: His Influence on Contemporary Psychoanalysis • 2005 • Poetry & Psychoanalysis • 2006 • Hide & Seek: When Secrets Haunt the Treatment • 2007 False Self, Alcoholism & Anti-Semitism • PPSC Honors Lawrence Epstein: “The Talking Cure” • 2008 • PPSC Honors Martin Bergmann: "Psychoanalysis Past, Present, and Future 2009 • PPSC Honors Paul and Anna Ornstein ▪ 2012 ▪ PPSC Honors Frank Lachman ▪ 2013▪  PPSC Honors Edward Khantzian: “Understanding Addiction as Self-Medication” ▪ 2014 ▪ PPSC Honors Fred Pine ▪ 2017 ▪ PPSC Honors Sheldon Bach: “Anatomy of Betrayal: Some Thoughts on Trust and Betrayal”


1997-1998 • Bodies, Acts & Sex: Thinking Through the Relational • Dare to Keep Your Kids Off Gender •  Thoughts on (Post ) Modernism & Pleasure • Erotic Transference -Countertransference • Dynamic Issues in Gay Male Development • 1998-1999 • Shame: A Hidden Dimension in Women's Ambition • The Politics of Passion • Reproductive Technologies & the “Post-Modern” Family • Exploration of Male Gender Identity • Racism & its Repression in Freud's Theory of Sexuality • 1999-2000 • Gender & Intersubjectivity • Enhancing the Erotic in Lesbian Couple Relationships • Psychoanalysis & the Gay Man • Gender as a Luxury or Symptom • Thirty Years of Gender • Sex, Race & Gender • 2000-2001 • Cultural Hierarchies, Splitting & the Heterosexual Unconscious • How “Gay Friendly” Psychoanalysis? • Thinking Relationally about Desire • Lesbian Mothers: New Identities • Gender Performance and Transference & Countertransference • Ungendered Bodies & the Violated Self • 2001-2002 • Idealization, Mourning & Masochism • Infecting the Treatment: HIV Disclosure & Dissociation • Configuring the Family • Body Language • 2008 • “Exploring the Role of Fatherhood in the 21st Century • “Let’s Talk About Sex” • 2009 • Pornography & Anxiety: An Interdisciplinary Series


2003 • Relational Psychoanalysis & Chronic Substance Use • Multiple Meanings of Substance Abuse: A Psychodynamic Harm Reduction Approach • 2004 • Engaging the Whole Person in the Treatment of Substance Abuse • Sexual Compulsions through a Psychoanalytic  Lens • 2005 A Behavioral & Psychodynamic Approach to Treat Money • Risky Business: Patients Who Engage in Life-Threatening Behavior • 2006 Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Crystal Meth • Cutting: The Deliberate Dissociation • 2007  Disorganized Attachment, Trauma, & the Addictive Solution • Hidden Eating Disorders & Attachment Theory • 2008 Internet Pornography: Eroticized Addictions • Spirituality in Recovery • 2010 Addiction, Psychoanalysis and the Brain  • 2011 Winner of the Caron Foundation Award for Educational Excellence • 2012 • Countertransferential Dilemmas with Our Addicted Patients • 2017 • Working with Shame States in Addictions Treatment • 2018 • Beyond Tough Love & Enabling: Helping Parents & Partners Respond to Substance & Other Addictive Disorders

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2009 • Four Approaches to Working with Couples: EFT,  Imago, Systems and Psychoanalytic Theory • 2010  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy • Speaking from the Body – Somatic Experiencing  • Using DBT to Treat the Multi-Problematic and Suicidal Individual • CBT: Bridging Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies •    Sexual Issues in Couple's Therapy  • Restore the Trust: How to Treat Infidelity in Couples • 2011 • How to Succeed in Business...By Trying!  • Using Attachment Theory and Neurobiology with “AEDP”  • Working with Challenging Couples  • The Growing Mind: Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults • Helping Parents and Children with the Child's Angry Feelings: A Modern Analytic Perspective • Sexless Marriage: It Takes Two...or Maybe Not • An Exploration into the Lives of Adoptive Parents and Adoptees • 2012 There Are Two Bodies in the Room: Expanding Clinical Capacity Through Body Awareness ▪ The Newest Wave in CBT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the Psychodynamically Trained Professional ▪ Understanding the Stages of Change: Motivational Work in Mental Health Treatment ▪ The Pleasures and Perils of Porn: A Clinical Perspective ▪ Money, Money, Money, I Have a Plan! The Fundamentals of Money and Financial Planning for Psychotherapists Building a Private Practice ▪ 2013 ▪ Psychotherapy with Style (in Mind) ▪ Conducting a Relapse Analysis ▪ Making Sense of Clients' Stories: A Narrative Approach to Therapy ▪ 2014 ▪ Clinical Encounters with Polyamory ▪ Psychoanalysis Through the Lens of Transgender Experience ▪ Calming Couples ▪  Mixing Metaphors ▪ 2015 ▪ Normality, Perversion and Countertransference ▪ Why EMDR? ▪ Projective Identification: Blind Foresight ▪ The Embodied Analyst: An Experiential Demonstration ▪ Couples and Money ▪ Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling When Pornography is an Issue ▪ Nostalgia for the Light ▪ Sexual Desire in Committed Relationships ▪ Intimate Partner Violence as Transgenerational Trauma and the Creative Role of Activism in Healing ▪ Relationships: What is the Glue that Holds People Together, For Better and for Worse? ▪  Therapeutic Writing: Memoir As a Tool for Reflection, Processing, and Discovery ▪ 2016 ▪ Medical Transition Without Social Transition: Flexible Treatment with Transgender, Transsexual and Gender Nonconforming Individuals ▪ Couples in Transition: Couples Therapy with Transgender Couples ▪ Versing the Analyst and Patient in Sound and Silence: Deadness, Aliveness and Transformative Truth ▪ Mind to Mind: Clinical Encounters with the Uncanny ▪ Finding The Sex You Lost: Transforming Limiting Beliefs ▪  Beyond Sex Addiction: Expanding our Understanding and Treatment of Problematic Sexual Behavior ▪ Engaging the Extremely Dissociated Mind: Working With Anger, Aggression and Self-Harm ▪ Sexual Intelligence: A New View of Sexual Function & Satisfaction  ▪  Promoting Optimal Erotic Intimacy  ▪  Developmental Moments: The Look, Sound and Feel of Connection  ▪  Modern Psychoanalysis: Its Past, Present, and Future ▪ Cyber Infidelity: Understanding And Management  ▪  Embodied Intimacy, Emotional Closeness, and Erotic Pleasures A Neurobiological-Relational Integration of Couples & Sex Therapy ▪ FREUD INC: The Psychoanalytic Origins of Modern Advertising  ▪  S/He’s Just Not into You: Understanding Lost Sexual Attraction in Couples ▪ Don’t Tell Anyone: How We (Don’t) Deal with Sexual Boundary Violations  ▪ Sex and the Millennial Man: Why Are So Many Males Sexually Avoidant in Relationships? ▪  Integrating Psychoanalytic Ideas into Harm Reduction Therapy for Substance Misuse ▪  2017 ▪ Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Couple Therapy But Were Afraid to Ask  ▪ Cherishment: A Psychology of the Heart  ▪ Emmy Grant: Immigration as Repetition of Trauma and as Potential Space ▪ Mostly Straights:  Who They Are and What They Tell Us About Sexual Orientation ▪ Mutual Recognition in Illness: Finding a Relational Pulse ▪ East  Meets West: Integrating Eastern Healing Methods in Modern Psychotherapy ▪ Understanding Bestiality and Zoophilia ▪ A Field Study on Vulnerability in the Creative Process ▪ Sexual Fluidity in Women and Men ▪ Modern Psychoanalysis…Relational Psychoanalysis: A Lot Closer than You Think ▪  EMDR: Why and When ▪ Six Tools to Improve Outcomes in Couples Counseling & Sex Therapy ▪ Don’t Touch Me!: Understanding Sexual Aversions ▪ EFT for Analysts: Translating Relational Work into Emotionally Focus Therapy for Couples ▪ He/She…Me?: Understanding Gender & Shame in the Therapeutic Dyad ▪ Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy ▪ 2018 ▪ Attachment Trauma and Split Off Sexual Lives in Systemic Sex Therapy