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A Tribute to Dr. Jay Greenberg (CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED)

Date: Apr 25, 2020 9:00 am

Please note that this event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule when the Institute reopens.




Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 9:00AM-1:00PM


The William Alanson White Institute is delighted to present a tribute to Training and Supervising Analyst Jay Greenberg, Ph.D., for this year’s Roberta Held Weiss Scholar Lecture. In keeping with his unique sensibility, Drs. Michelle Stephens, Emily Kuriloff, Rosemary Balsam, and Nathan Kravis, have been chosen for their distinct professional, socio-cultural and personal backgrounds, to discuss the influence that Dr. Greenberg’s work has had upon their own, and in fact, all of contemporary psychoanalysis.

Encouraging conversation among psychoanalysts who work within diverse conceptual, institutional, and geographic traditions, Jay Greenberg has a history of initiating and expanding dialogues. As an editor for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (1994-2001), for the North American edition of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (2007-2010), and for The Psychoanalytic Quarterly (2011-present) Jay has often given voice to ideas from differing theoretical, geographical and cultural traditions, while inspiring communication among them. His belief in the vitality of psychoanalysis as both an intellectual and a clinical discipline is informed by a deep appreciation for exactly this kind of give and take, while questioning assumptions and maintaining an open mind.

Following the morning’s presentations, the floor will be open to audience questions and comments.

About Roberta Held Weiss

Dr. Roberta Held Weiss had a short but distinguished career as a psychoanalyst. She was a candidate at the William Alanson White Institute and after graduating became a supervising analyst and supervisor of psychotherapy there, as well as a member of the teaching faculty. During the mid-1980’s she joined the staff of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and her name appeared on its masthead starting with the October, 1985 issue. She once wrote in CP:


(What) we look for in psychoanalysis is not to be found while searching for historical events or causes, nor in recreating, restoring, or repairing the past. … I would search for it in our patients' struggle to give shape and meaning to their experience, in their efforts, however fragmented, unordered, incoherent, desultory, erratic or formless these efforts may be. Psychoanalytic truth ...emerges in the analysis of the immediate analytic experience, in the observation and analysis of the participation. That is, it is in a reflection on its own process, in a self-consciousness of the emerging experience between the analyst and patient, continually being redefined ...


Roberta had many friends, a loving family to whom she was devoted, and the great respect of classmates and teachers. She died prematurely at the age of 51.


Seats for the event are $25; seating is on a first-come, first serve basis.

A light Continental breakfast will be served.


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