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Summer Educational Intensive

Date: June 24, 2019 9:30am to June 28, 2019 12:30pm



The William Alanson White Institute’s

Five Day Summer Educational Intensive


June 24-June 28 2019 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Daily

Five Master Clinicians offer their unique perspectives on working psychoanalytically in a contemporary Interpersonal/Relational stance. Using live supervision and group discussion, expert clinicians illustrate their techniques and how they think about clinical process. In this weeklong program, participants spend three hours each morning observing the methods used by masters in the field and participating in discussion. Afternoons are free to explore New York City or to return to work.



Program Schedule and Faculty

Monday June 24 Pascal Sauvayre, PhD
Tuesday June 25 Jack Drescher, MD
Wednesday June 26 Ruth Imber, PhD
Thursday June 27 Sarah Schoen, PhD
Friday June 28 Anton Hart, PhD

Location: Stevenson School

24 West 74th Street

New York, N.Y. 10023





Professionals: $600

Candidates & students: $300

Refunds available up to June 1, 2019


15 CE/CME Credits are available for this program


Please note: Due to the renovation of our building, registration is limited and early registration is encouraged.


Target Audience: Psychologists, Physicians, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Psychoanalysts and other mental health professionals and students. This program is appropriated for all levels of experience.


Faculty Bios

Pascal Sauvayre, PhD is a Supervising Analyst and faculty at the William Alanson White Institute.  He is an executive editor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and he studies and writes at the disciplinary boundaries of psychoanalysis.  He has a private practice in NYC.


Jack Drescher, MD is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in private practice; Training and Supervising Analyst, White Institute; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University; Faculty Member, Columbia's Division of Gender, Sexuality and Health; Author, Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man (Routledge); Editor, more than twenty books concerning health and mental health of LGBT populations. Contributor, sexual and gender diagnoses in DSM-5, ICD-11 and PDM-2; Gender Dysphoria Section Editor in DSM-5 Text Revision (DSM-5-TR) process. Frequently interviewed mental health expert on television, radio, print and internet publications.


Ruth Imber, PhD is a Training and Supervising Analyst, Fellow Emeritus, and Chair of the Appointments and Promotions Committee at the William Alanson White Institute. She is on the editorial board of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.


Sarah Schoen, PhD., is a Faculty and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute, Faculty and Supervisor in its Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Program; she is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Schoen teaches and writes about contemporary perspectives on gender, narcissism and theclinical implications of the relational turn. She is Co-editor of Unknowable, Unspeakable and Unsprung: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Truth, Scandal, Secrets & Lies (Routledge, 2016).



Anton H. Hart, PhD, FABP, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and faculty at the William Alanson White Institute. He supervises at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. He teaches courses on race at several institutes. He is on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is a Co-Founder of the White Institute’s Study Group on Race and Psychoanalysis and serves as Chair of the Diversities Section of the Department of Education of the American Psychoanalytic Association.



Learning Objectives:


Monday June 24th

Pascal Sauvayre, PhD
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the ubiquitous presence of absence in all aspects of clinical work.

2. -Discuss how the guiding principle in all clinical work is first the undoing, 'analyzing', of a given order.

3. -Discuss how, in all aspects of the clinical setting, goals can be deceiving; how the unaimed arrow always reaches its mark.


Tuesday June 25th

Jack Drescher, M.D.

After attending this presentation, the participants will be able to:


1. Learn to tell the difference between a sexual orientation and a sexual identity.

2. Identify etiological theories of homosexuality as normalizing, pathologizing or  juvenilizing.

3. Identify patients' etiological theories of homosexuality as moralizing value judgments about human sexuality.


Wednesday June 26th

Ruth Imber, Ph.D.
After attending this presentation, the participants will be able to:


1. To listen for direct and indirect references to transference.

2. Explain the essential role of the therapeutic alliance in successful therapy.


Thursday June 27th

Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.

After attending this presentation, the participants will be able to:


1. Identify the narcissistic vulnerabilities in patient (and sometimes therapist) that can create technical stalemates in clinical process.

2. Discuss what promotes therapeutic traction with "difficult" patients and in "difficult dyads."

3. Recognize key features of the frame that can promote or collude with patients longstanding problems and empower therapists to make the case for more intensive treatments when appropriate.

Friday June 28th


Anton Hart
After attending this presentation, the participants will be able to:


1. Differentiate the necessary aspects of symmetry and asymmetry in the psychoanalytic situation.

2. Describe negative psychoanalytic impact and identify the obstacles to its being detected and addressed during the course of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

3. Define the concept of the analyst's "radical openness" and identify its rationale in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.