Summer Intensive Curriculum


register todayJune 16 - 20, 2014

New York City


Five master clinicians will offer five vantage points on working psychoanalytically from a contemporary Interpersonal/Relational perspective. Topics covered will include working with dreams, with children and adults, and with couples. The clinicians will use live supervision to show the ways they think about clinical process. During this week-long program, participants will have the opportunity to spend three hours each morning learning from each of the clinicians and watching him or her work with a supervisee. Lunch will be provided to all participants on the first and last days of the program. Afternoons will be free for students to explore the riches of New York City or to return to their work settings.


Monday, June 16, 9:30-12:30
Mark J. Blechner, Ph.D.
Mark J. Blechner, Ph.D. Training and Supervising Analyst, William Alanson White Institute; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology, NYU Postdoctoral Program; Former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Author of Sex Changes: Transformations in Society and Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2009); The Dream Frontier (Routledge, 2001); and Hope and Mortality (Routledge, 1997).


Tuesday, June 17, 9:30-12:30
Philip Bromberg, Ph.D.
Philip Bromberg, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology at the New York University Postdoctoral Program. He is most widely recognized as author of Standing in the Spaces: Essays on Clinical Process, Trauma and Dissociation (1998); Awakening the Dreamer: Clinical Journeys (2006); The Shadow of the Tsunami: and the Growth of the Relational Mind (2011).


Wednesday, June 18, 9:30-12:30
Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H.
Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H. is a Fellow, Teaching and Supervising Faculty, William Alanson White Institute; member of Executive Committee of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program; member of Steering Committee of the Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions Service; and Associate Director of the Parent Center. She has been teaching and speaking about development and treating children, adolescents and adults for over thirty years.


Thursday, June 19, 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; Associate Editor, Contemporary Psychoanalysis; 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 20, 12:00-3:00
Donnel Stern, Ph.D.
Donnel B. Stern, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst, Teaching Faculty, William Alanson White Institute; Professor and Supervisor, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; author, Unformulated Experience: From Dissociation to Imagination in Psychoanalysis and Partners in Thought: Working with Unformulated Experience, Dissociation, and Enactment; Editor, "Psychoanalysis in a New Key" book series (Routledge); Former Editor-in-Chief, Contemporary Psychoanalysis.


register todayRegistration:

For interested professionals: U.S. $550 by May 1st; U.S. $600 subsequently
For documented students/candidates: U.S. $300 by May 1st; U.S. $350 subsequently

There are no partial or one day registrations


Contact Diane Amato at:
212-873-0725, ext. 20


Learning Objectives for 2014 Summer Intensive
Participants will be able:



  1. Describe contemporary psychoanalytic ideas about the formation of dreams and the way they have been modified by psychoanalytic and neurobiological studies.
  2. Widen your ability to use novel 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. Explain what is meant by dissociation and distinguish between the concepts of dissociation and repression.
  2. Observe and discuss the relationship between Self and awareness.
  3. Observe and explore the interpersonal basis of dissociation as demonstrated in clinical practice.
  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 -protection and protection of the other.
  1. Identify developmental elements involved in clinical work with children and adolescents.
  2. Demonstrate making meaning in the play of children and the role of metaphor in play therapy
  3. Discuss psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic work with adolescents from an interpersonal perspective.
  1. Discuss the inevitability of the analyst's participation in the process.
  2. Describe how what is talked about is enacted between the analyst and patient.
  3. Discuss the importance of the detailed inquiry in deconstructing the patient's narrative for therapeutic use.