POSTPONED: Scientific Meeting: The Analyst: Disabled and Enabled by What’s Personal on 3/10 at NYPSI

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NYPSI’s 1042nd Scientific Meeting: The Analyst: Disabled and Enabled by What’s Personal with presenter Judy L. Kantrowitz, Ph.D. and discussant Theodore Jacobs, M.D.

The NYPSI administration has decided to limit in person contact at the Institute to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, this meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled later this spring. Registration fees will be refunded shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience.
“Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, NYC (btwn 2nd and 3rd Aves)
$30 – General Admission
$20 – Student Admission
No charge for NYPSI members and students

Register HERE,  visit or call 212.879.6900

How do we become analysts? This presentation will focus on how the analyst can be both enabled and disabled by his/her own character and personal life events. The presenter will discuss how she uses her own character and her understanding of the mutual influences she shares with her patients in the clinical process. In addition, she will consider how this engagement reflects a process of “working through” both her own conflicts and those of her patients. Events in the analyst’s life affect who they become as people – sometimes in subtle ways and sometimes more significantly – and these changes in the analyst may have diverse reverberations in work with patients. Personal loss in the analyst’s life is one such life event that affects work with patients. For instance, the analyst may believe patients are recognizing or responding to the analyst’s preoccupations and/or distress or the analyst may fail to recognize such responses in the patient. This presentation will demonstrate the importance of not only recognizing but using these influences in the clinical work.

2 CME/CE credits offered.

References of Interest
1. Kantrowitz, J.L. (2015). Reflections on Becoming an Older and More Experienced Psychotherapist J. Clinical Psychology, 11:1093-1103.
2. Kantrowitz, J.L. (2016). Appreciation of the Importance of the Patient-Analyst “Match”. Psychiatry, 79(1):
3. Kantrowitz, J.L. Balsam, R. Greenberg, J. Jacobs, T. Kulish, N. Nunberg, H. Orgel, S. (2017). What It Means to an Analyst When Analyses End. Psychoanal. St. Child, 70:257-272.
4. Kantrowitz, J.L. (2017). Reflections on Mortality: A Patient Faces Death. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 65(4):673-686.

Judy L. Kantrowitz, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and a former Clinical Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, where she is now a corresponding member.  She is the author of three books, The Patient’s Impact on the Analyst (1996), Writing about Patients: Responsibilities, risks, and ramifications (2006), and Myths of Termination: What Patients Can Teach Psychoanalysts about Endings (2014) and The Role of Patient-Analyst Match in the Process and  Outcome of Psychoanalysis that will be published by Routledge in 2020.  She has served three times on the editorial boards of JAPA and is currently on the board of The Psychoanalytic Quarterly.  She is in private practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Brookline, MA.

Theodore Jacobs, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Adult, Child and Adolescent Analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.  He is currently on the editorial boards of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly and Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Among his many publications are The Use of the Self: Countertransference and Communication in the Analytic Situation, The Possible Profession and a novel, The Year of Durocher. He was the Brill Lecturer in 1993.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
describe how an analyst’s character and personal conflicts may interface with the patient’s character and conflicts
describe how a personal loss in the analyst’s life can affect work with patients.

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0317.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Important disclosure information for all learners

None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Persons with disabilities

The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.
Lois Oppenheim, PhD,
Chair of Scientific Program Committee


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