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Summer Educational Intensive

Date: June 20, 2016 9:30am to June 24, 2016 12:30pm

Master Clinicians Of The William Alanson White Institute


The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology's Center for Applied Psychoanalysis Presents a 5 Day Summer Educational Intensive.

June 20-24, 2016 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Daily

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Program Description:
Five master clinicians will offer five vantage points on working psychoanalytically from a contemporary Interpersonal/Relational perspective. Topics covered will include integrating different approaches to dreams in clinical work, cross cultural considerations in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, treatment of children, adults, and couples. The clinicians will use live supervision to show the ways they think about clinical process. During this weeklong program, participants will have the opportunity to spend three hours each morning learning from the clinicians and watching him or her work with a supervisee. Afternoons will be free for students to explore the riches of New York City or to return to their work settings.


Monday, June 20, 9:30-12:30: Mark J. Blechner, Ph.D.
Mark J. Blechner, Ph.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute, and faculty and supervisor at the New York University Post-Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. He has published three books: Sex Changes: Transformations in Society and Psychoanalysis (2009), The Dream Frontier (2001), and Hope and Mortality: Psychodynamic Approaches to AIDS and HIV (1997).  The Dream Frontier has become a widely used text for courses on dreams in universities and psychoanalytic institutes. It has been praised for its new ideas on how dreams are formed and how to work with them clinically, for integrating the thinking of all the major thinkers about dreams, and for exploring the links between dream phenomena, symptoms of brain damage, and research in neurobiology. Dr. Blechner has also been an active member of the Neuro-Psychoanalysis study group at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Dr. Blechner is in private practice in New York City as a psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and supervisor, and he also leads several private dream analysis groups.

Tuesday, June 21, 9:30-12:30: Gurmeet S. Kanwal, M.D.
Gurmeet S. Kanwal, M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is Supervising Psychoanalyst and Teaching Faculty at the White Institute, and Past President 
of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Journal of Psychoanalytic Discourse. He has lectured in New Delhi, India on Interpersonal Psychoanalysis. Recent publications include, “Indian culture and the experience of psychoanalytic treatment” in the Psychoanalytic Review, and "Perspectives on decision-making: Implications for understanding psychopathology in psychiatric and psychoanalytic practice" in Neuropsychoanalysis. Dr. Kanwal is in full time Private Practice in NYC.


Wednesday, June 22, 9:30-12:30: Marcelo Rubin, Ph.D.
Marcelo Rubin, Ph.D. is Director, Faculty and Supervisor of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program at the William Alanson White Institute in NY. He is a Fellow, Training, Supervising Analyst and Faculty in the Adult Psychoanalytic Program at the William Alanson White Institute in NY. He maintains a private  practice in New York City and Westchester, NY.

Thursday, June 23, 9:30-12:30: Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D.
Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D. is Teaching and Supervising Faculty, William Alanson White Institute; Director of the Psychodynamic Track and Associate Professor, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University; and a founding member of Section VIII, Division 39, APA (Couple and Family Therapy and Psychoanalysis). Dr. Goldklank has been treating individuals, couples, and families for four decades and teaching, writing, and speaking about psychoanalytic/systemic couple and family therapy for thirty years.


Friday, June 24, 9:30-12:30: Sandra Buechler, Ph.D.
Sandra Buechler, Ph.D. is Training & Supervising Analyst, W. A. White Institute. Author of Clinical Values: Emotions that Guide Psychoanalytic Treatment, (Analytic Press, 2004), Making a Difference in Patients’ Lives: Emotional Experience in the Therapeutic Setting (Routledge, 2008) and Still Practicing: The Heartaches and Joys of a Clinical Career, (Routledge, 2012), Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature (Routledge, 2015).



For interested professionals: U.S.$550 until May 1. $600 after May 1.
For documented students/candidates: U.S. $300 until May 1. $350 after May 1.


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Or phone Afoué Ellison, Registrar at (212) 873-0725, ext. 26


There are no partial or one day registrations



William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology
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New York, NY 10023


Qualified professionals may accrue 15 Continuing Education Credits. Registrants will receive a statement 
of the Intensive’s goals and objectives, and must complete a questionnaire at the course’s end. 

Continuing Education Information:

CE Credits For Psychologists:
The William Alanson White Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education for Psychologists. The William Alanson White Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents.

CE Credits For Social Workers:
William Alanson White Institute SW CPE #0159 has received conditional approval from the New York State Education  Department's State Board for Social Work to offer continuing education to licensed social workers, effective 6/15/2015. The Department may subsequently notify the provider that a particular course or courses is/are not acceptable. This conditional approval is in effect until the Department makes a final determination to approve or deny the provider application.

CME credits For Physicians:
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 sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the William Alanson White 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.


Learning Objectives for 2016 Summer Intensive

1: Describe the historical psychoanalytic ideas about the formation of dreams and the way they have been modified by psychoanalytic and neurobiological studies;
2: Widen your ability to integrate the different  ways of understanding and working with dreams in clinical treatment;
3: Understand principles of group dream interpretation and have first-hand experience with this approach.

1. Identify ways of inspiring hope, curiosity, courage and a sense of purpose in patients and in ourselves.
2. Demonstrate and identify the values that guide clinical work.
3. Demonstrate ways of making a difference in patient’s lives, using psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

1. Describe the importance of and explain a way to assess how both partners in a couple co - construct the problem between them.
2. Create a genogram that links the co-constructed problems to both partners' family histories.
3. Discuss the unconscious contract between the partners as self - and as other - protection.

1. Explain the reasons why cultural factors need to be taken into account in understanding experience and behavior.
2. Assess the impact of cultural factors on transferential and counter-transferential experiences in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
3. Demonstrate how cultural factors affect both psychoanalytic treatment as well as the supervisory process.

1. Describe different stages of development in the Interpersonal Model.
2. Recognize specific interpersonal approaches in the treatment of children and adolescents.
3. Differentiate the interpersonal approach from other treatment modalities in clinical work with children and adolescents.