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The New York State Education Department has approved these courses for contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who attend all sessions, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.


2018 SUMMER INSTITUTE

Workshops and mini-courses open to mental health professionals

TRIANGULATION AND THE COUPLE
Instructor: Vivian Eskin, Ph.D.

This seminar will highlight contemporary psychoanalytic concepts relevant to thinking about triangulation, beginning with the Kleinian ideas about the oedipal situation and how this may manifest itself in the couple relationship. Discussion and exploration of concepts such as:  ’the third position,’ ‘shared psychic space’ and the ‘creative couple.’  These ideas will be used to help participants think about how early life impacts triangular space, sexuality and closeness. Participants will discuss the Kleinian ideas related to the oedipal situation, explore the meaning of the concepts the ‘third position’ and the ‘creative couple,’ and identify the theoretical implications for understanding the how a couple may negotiate psychic life.
 

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, & SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon    
4 Contact Hours                   
FEE: $90
Upper West Side location TBA

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PREGNANCY: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY 
Instructor: Alexandra Cattaruzza, MS, LP, FIPA

Pregnancy is a time of transformation. The future mother has to prepare as her world is forever changed. Her body, her psyche, her relationships and her environment are rapidly transformed by this experience. When the baby arrives she has to grapple with adjusting to a new little human whose survival depends on her. During this fragile time, complications may arise giving way to psychopathology that will have a lasting impact on the psychological development of the baby. As a result, it is of the utmost importance to intervene as early as possible and help get the dyad back on track to a healthy and happy experience.

Participants will gain an understanding of pregnancy, its psychological manifestations and symptoms, understand the main types of postnatal psychopathology and learn about treatment considerations during pregnancy and after childbirth.

 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM               
3 Contact Hours                
FEE: $65
1133 Broadway, Suite #1120 (between 25th & 26th Street)

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THE ARRIVAL OF THE FITTEST: AN INVITATION TO DOING CLINICAL WORK WITH IMMIGRANTS AND POLITICAL ASYLUM SEEKERS   
Instructor: William Salton, Ph.D.

Millions of people all over the world are forced to flee their native countries as a result of persecution, usually, due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion or social group. Although many immigrants show signs of resilience, they also have many psychiatric problems and psychosocial needs. Most immigrants are poor, lost, lonely and troubled when they finally find their way to mental health providers. The clinician must learn how to understand and help them.  This workshop will discuss ways to make therapeutic connections with recent immigrants combining our understanding of trauma theory and multicultural psychotherapy to form strategies to create meaningful clinical connections with recent immigrants and also explore the inherent limitations of this process. We will discuss the therapist’s role in the legal world of the immigrant. Clinicians can be invaluable to immigrants by providing services like hardship immigration evaluations and psychological affidavits for political asylum seekers.  Resources will be offered for handling theses evaluations and affidavits. The specific types of countertransferences that arise in evaluating immigrants who have experienced serious hardship in another country, coupled with the very different countertransferences inherent in dealing with the legal system will be addressed. Participants will: learn about the challenges and triumphs of the immigration experience, how to be helpful to immigrants in other than “strictly psychotherapeutic” ways, such as by providing hardship immigration evaluations and affidavits for political asylum, and develop strategies to handle the various countertransferences that arise in working with immigrants.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM                 
3
Contact Hours                     
FEE: $65

1225 Park Avenue, #1A  (between 95th & 96th Street)

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HEARTSPACE: CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE IN RELIGION AND PSYCHOTHERAPY - INTERCONNECTIONS AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RELIGION AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Instructor: Robert Gunn, Ph.D.

In his Future of an Illusion and Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud was deeply critical and skeptical about religion. Jung, on the other hand, saw some positive possibilities as well as destructive ones in religions’ capacity to stimulate and support the process of individuation. Is there such a thing as a healthy religion? What is an unhealthy religion? What do religion and psychotherapy have in common? Are there clear distinctions to be made between the two processes? How do we evaluate the differences as well as similarities between the spiritual and the psychological? A New York licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Manhattan for over forty years, an ordained Protestant Pastor in the United Church of Christ and an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist priest and Hoshi in the White Plum Asangha, Robert Kaku Gunn, Ph.D., will introduce the topic on Friday evening and guide us through the many facets and questions these two profound perspectives raise for us personally and professionally. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify and work with the overlapping as well the conflicting areas between psychotherapy and religion; to identify and work with both the potential health and/or psychopathology of religious practice; and to navigate specific religious resistances to psychological insight. 

 FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM                              
SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8 Contact Hours
FEE: $180        
160 West End Ave, #1N (between West End and Amsterdam Avenues)

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PSYCHOTHERAPY AND "THE BUDDHIST WHEEL OF LIFE & DEATH"   
Instructor: Seiso Paul Cooper, MS, LP

The "Wheel" functions as a graphic visual representation of cyclic existence or “samsara.” It is comprised of a series of concentric circles that detail how the mind is structured and functions. It serves as a template for mapping out and understanding internal mental processes, the range of emotional and psychological states that contribute to our sense of identity and their relational manifestations, which expands our awareness and choices that in turn can contribute to compassionate and constructive responses to self and others and that provides an alternate and effective way to understand individuals and families who seek our help. his four-session experiential and didactic workshop will examine the elements and dimensions of the wheel in relation to psychoanalytic concepts and practices with an eye toward personal growth and the therapeutic process and will include applications to meditation practice. Participants will identify all components of the Wheel of Life and Death, understand core psychological motivations from a Buddhist perspective, and apply basic principles from the Wheel of Life and Death to clinical practice.

 MONDAYS, JUNE 18, 25, JULY 9, 16 (NO CLASS JULY 2), 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM  
6 Contact Hours                                    
FEE: $135
145 East 35th Street, #5FE (between Lexington and 3rd Aves)

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BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A PRIVATE PRACTICE IN 2018
Instructors: Barbara L. Reichenthal, LCSW, BCD, Alison Baker, LCSW, Ruby Benjamin, LP, Ed.D., Alison Hickman, LCSW

This three-hour workshop is designed to help clinicians begin building and maintaining a private practice with adults and/or children and adolescents. The focus will be on the mechanics of starting and maintaining a practice, and will include assessing needs for office space, locating an office, determining whether or not to participate on managed care panels and how to apply to them, issues in fee setting, marketing, developing a referral network, HIPAA (Privacy Law) requirements, electronically conducted sessions, record keeping, and developing collegial and supervisory supports. The clinical dimensions that arise around these issues will also be raised. Special attention will be paid to “frame issues” that arise where aspects of clinical phenomena may get overlooked or “lost” in managed care rules and regulations around the frequency of sessions, payments for missed sessions, and other such matters.  Participants will be able to identify: two clinical considerations in looking for office space and maintaining their office systems, two clinical issues in maintenance of clinical records/notes, and two aspects of frame issues that may get lost incompliance with managed care regulations.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 1:00 PM – 4:OO PM  
3
Contact Hours                      
FEE: $65

120 East 34th Street, #11G (between Park & Lexington Avenues)

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TREATING GENDER NON-CONFORMING CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS 
Instructor: Kim S. Kleinman, LCSW, MS

The knowledge base concerning the development of gender non-conforming people has expanded exponentially in the last ten years.  This course will survey the history of treating gender variant children and help to identify what type of developmental help can be tailored to the particular child in our office.  We will also discuss the path toward the development of a positive gender identity for a child who experiences themselves as different.  What are the issues related to "puberty blockers."   What are the issues around gender transitioning?  What are the social skills necessary for the development of resilience for a child that may experience social negativity about their gender expression? In this course the participants will be able to identify: phases of the development of a gender identity, identify the pros and cons of medical/surgical interventions, and will easily disambiguate gender identity and sexual object choice.

 WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM    
3 Contact Hours                         
FEE: $65

140 West 69TH Street, #29A (between Broadway & Columbus Avenues)

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The New York State Education Department has approved these courses for contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who attend all sessions, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.

ALISON BAKER, LCSW Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program.  Member: Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists.  RUBY R. BENJAMIN, Ed.D., PC Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program.  Doctorate in Health and Sex Education, Columbia University.  Board Member, Secretary: Metropolitan Center for Mental Health. Board Member: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Board Member, Treasurer: Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists.  ALEXANDRA CATTARUZZA, MS, LP, FIPA Certificate in Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Certificate in Parent-Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Contemporary Freudian Society & Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Certificate in Creative Arts Therapies, New School University. Diploma in Child Psychological Assessment, Universidad El Bosque. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult and Child and Adolescent Programs; Harlem Family Institute; Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.  SEISO PAUL COOPER, MS, LP NYS Licensed Psychoanalyst, Certified Psychoanalyst: National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. Ordained Soto Zen Priest & Transmitted Teacher, Co-Founder, Director, Teacher: Two Rivers Zen Community, Narrowsburg, NY. Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training In Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program; Contemplative Studies Project, NY. Director: Realizational Practice Study Group, NY. Former Dean of Training: National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. Faculty, Training Analyst, Supervisor: NPAP, IEA. Award-winning author: The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter. Zen Insight/Psychoanalytic Action: Two Arrows Meeting (in press). VIVIAN ESKIN, Ph.D. Certificate in Psychoanalysis, New York Freudian Society, Graduate of NYFS/IPTAR Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program. Qualifying Diploma in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tavistock Relationships, London, UK. Faculty: The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Training and Supervisory Analyst: NY Freudian Society. Member: NY Freudian Society, American Psychoanalytic Association, International Psychoanalytical Association, CIPS, NASW.  ROBERT W. GUNN, Ph.D. Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Blanton Peale Institute. Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Faculty and Supervisor: Blanton Peale Institute. Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion: Union Theological Seminary. Fellow: American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Clinical Member: American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. Member: American Psychological Association. ALISON HICKMAN, LCSW Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Member: Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, National Association of Social Workers.  KIMBERLY S. KLEINMAN, LCSW, MS Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Training institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society, Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, PTI of CFS, Faculty and supervisor, Adolescent Program, New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training, Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Training Institute of CFSNew York Institute for Psychotherapy TrainingFamily Law and Family Forensics Training Program, Faculty and Training Analyst Contemporary Freudian Society.  BARBARA L. REICHENTHAL, LCSW, BCD Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult and Child and Adolescent Program. President: Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. Member: Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. WILLIAM SALTON, Ph.D. Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents from New York University Medical Center Psychoanalytic Institute. Certificate in Family Forensics, Washington Square Institute. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescent Program. Former Director: Families and Individuals in Recovery (F.A.I.R.) Program, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health. Adjunct Associate Professor: Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Faculty: New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training for Infants, Children, and Adolescents.

 

Summer Institute Registration Form

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Please make checks payable to 'MITPP' Mail checks/money orders to: Joyce A. Lerner, L.C.S.W., Director MITPP 160 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024

                                                                               

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THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
invites you to:

BASIC CONCEPTS IN A PLURALISTIC ANALYTIC LANDSCAPE
OCTOBER 2018

ARNOLD RICHARDS, M.D.

Dr. Arnold Richards will compare essential concepts in psychoanalytic theory from Freudian, Kleinian, Object Relational, Relational and Intersubjective perspectives. Transference, countertransference, interpretation, dreams and dreaming, self-disclosure and self-revelation will be explored in depth in this five-week lunch hour seminar, open to the professional community. This is an extraordinary opportunity to study these concepts in depth with a seminal thinker, gifted teacher and prolific contributor to psychoanalysis.

Learning objectives: This workshop will help attendees describe 1) the differences between psychoanalytic theories, 2) the evolution of pluralism in psychoanalysis, and 3) the common threads among psychoanalytic theories.

Arnold Richards, M.D. Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Training and Supervising Analyst: New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Recipient: Distinguished Contributor Award, American Psychoanalytic Association. Member: New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, American Psychological Association, Division 39, Section 10, New York Freudian Society, Psychoanalytic Association of New York, Western New York Psychoanalytic Society, Lake Oscawana Psychoanalytic Society. Honorary Member: American Institute of Psychoanalysis/Karen Horney Clinic, New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society. Arnold Richards was the Editor of  The Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA, 1994 - 2003) and Editor of The American Psychoanalyst (TAP, newsletter of The American Psychoanalytic Association), for three years prior to that. He is the Editor of internationalpsychoanalysis.net and the Publisher of ipbooks.net.  Dr Richards was a winner of the Mary S. Sigourney Award (2000) and the Hans Loewald Awardee of the IFPE (2013). He is the author of Controversial Conversations: Selected papers of Arnold Richards, Volume 1, published by ipbooks, and a multitude of other books and papers.

DATES & TIME: TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018    12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM

LOCATION: 200 East 89th Street, Apt. 45 B/C, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, New York, NY

FEE: $125

The New York State Education Department has approved this course for 7.5 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15.  There is no administrative fee for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.

REGISTRATION: Please use the online Registration Form at the bottom of this page.


REGISTRATION FORM

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Please make checks payable to 'MITPP' Mail checks/money orders to: Joyce A. Lerner, L.C.S.W., Director MITPP 160 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024