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The Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytical Association present:

Images of Women, an international conference in Seattle, Wash. on Friday evening October 5 and Saturday October 6, 2012, with an optional art salon the preceding evening at the Frye Museum.

Throughout history, women have been experienced as objects of adoration, attraction and horror. This conference brings together an internationally distinguished group of female psychoanalysts to examine iconic images of women in art and literature, as well as intrapsychic images of women in clinical material. We will explore what these images tell us about unconscious perceptions of women, and the powerful impact they have on how women experience themselves throughout the life cycle.

View additional information on the conference, pre-conference events, discounted conference hotel and registration. There is a substantial discount for early registration; register by August 5, 2012 for best rates.

The New Directions Program of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis

Are you interested in writing?

If you are interested in writing, either personal or professional, non-fiction, fiction or poetry, please take a look at New Directions, a three-year program that combines writing and psychoanalytic thinking. Sponsored by the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, New Directions consists of three weekend conferences a year, each focused on a different psychoanalytic theme, with a variety of writing groups, workshops and retreats. We are beginning our 16th year and have a wonderful community, made up of people from around the U.S., Canada and Europe, who are committed to writing and psychoanalytic thought. For more information and a link to our 2012-2013 brochure. Or get in touch with us directly - Sharon Alperovitz , Catherine Anderson, Don Chiapinelli, Bob Winer, Kerry Malawista, and Mary Carpenter, all program co-chairs.

And here's a bit more detail:

In seasonal weekend conferences and optional six-day summer and four-day winter retreats, our community of students, alumni, teachers, and guest faculty come together to explore selected aspects of the psychoanalytic domain. Upcoming conference topics are: queering the couch, the mind of the child in the adult, home, surface to depth, the writing alliance, love and hate in the kitchen, mid-life and beyond, the writer's voice, and betrayal. Recent guest faculty have included Patrick Casement, Ethel Person, Jay Greenberg, Daniel Schacter, Warren Poland, Christine Courtois, Jessica Benjamin, Philip Ringstrom, Darlene Ehrenberg, Theodore Jacobs, Salman Akhtar, and Regina Pally, among others.

A special focus of the program is writing. While some of our students are extensively published and others are inexperienced, they are all invested in developing their authorial skills. Although the majority of them are pursuing professional writing, several are interested in the crafting of essay, memoir, fiction, and poetry. A variety of program components support this effort. We use groups that review brief assignments written for each conference, craftoriented writing workshops, forums for critical review of published writing, and collaborations that facilitate ongoing writing projects. We have recruited a cadre of English teachers from area universities who are paired with our psychoanalyst faculty as writing group leaders.

Many of our graduates continue to participate in the program because they find New Directions a supportive professional community in which they can continue to develop. Our students range in age from their thirties to their eighties, they come with a variety of perspectives, and, given the program's design, they are able to come from all over the continent and even from overseas. Weekends run from 9 a.m. Friday morning to 12:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon, including one evening session. The format includes both large group lectures and discussions and small group meetings, the latter primarily focusing on the participants' writing. Each weekend offers approximately eighteen hours of continuing education credit.

New York University Postdoctoral Program & Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (PPDA) presents:

When Stress Causes Pain
Innovative Treatments for Psychophysiologic Disorders
Saturday, October 6, 2012
New York Academy of Medicine
(Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.)
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

  • Raja Selvam, PhD


  • Lewis Aron, PhD, ABPP - Director of NYU Postdoc
  • Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD, SEP - NYU Postdoc
  • Sharone Bergner, PhD - NYU Postdoc
  • David D. Clarke, MD - Oregon Health & Science University
  • Mary-Joan Gerson, PhD, ABPP - NYU Postdoc
  • Alan Gordon, LCSW - USC
  • Spyros Orfanos, PhD, ABPP - NYU Postdoc Clinic Director
  • Evelyn Rappaport, PsyD, SEP - NYU Postdoc
  • Forest S., MA, MS - Boston U.
  • Howard Schubiner, MD - Wayne State University
  • Eric Sherman, PsyD - NYU Postdoc
  • Peter Zafirides, MD - Ohio State University

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