Summer Intensive Curriculum

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

Master Clinicians Of The William Alanson White Institute

register todayJune 22-26, 2015 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Daily


Program Description:

Five master clinicians, offering five vantage points on conducting psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and couple therapy from a contemporary Interpersonal/Relational perspective, will utilize live supervision to illustrate the ways they work and think about clinical process. During this weeklong program, participants will have the opportunity to spend three hours each morning learning from one of the clinicians and watching him or her work with a supervisee. Lunch will be provided to all participants on the first day 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 22: Irwin Hirsch, Ph.D.
Irwin Hirsch, Ph.D. is Distinguished visiting faculty, William Alanson White Institute Faculty, supervisor and former director, Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. Adjunct clinical professor of psychology and supervisor, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, New York University. Editorial Board: Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalytic Dialogues; Psychoanalytic Perspectives. Author of over 75 psychoanalytic articles, chapters and reviews, and the 2008 Goethe Award winning book, Coasting in the Countertransference: Conflicts of Self-Interest between Analyst and Patient, Routledge; and recently published, The Interpersonal Tradition: The Origins of Psychoanalytic Subjectivity, Routledge, 2015.


Tuesday, June 23: Darlene Ehrenberg, Ph.D.
Darlene Bregman Ehrenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, Author, The Intimate Edge: Extending The Reach Of Psychoanalytic Interaction (W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1992); Training & Supervising Analyst, Faculty, W.A.White Institute; Supervising Analyst, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, at NYU Postdoctoral Program; Faculty, Mitchell Center for Psychoanalysis; Editorial Board of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Consulting Editor, Psychoanalytic Inquiry. She lectures around the world and is currently working on two new books, one on intergenerational transmission of trauma, and the other focusing on issues of desire and therapeutic action.


Wednesday, June 24: 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.
Fellow, Training, Supervising Analyst and Faculty in the Adult Psychoanalytic Program at the William Alanson White Institute in NY. Clinical Internship supervisor at Consortium with Adelphi University. Private practice in New York City and Westchester, NY.


Thursday, June 25: 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 26: Jay Greenberg, Ph.D.
Jay Greenberg, Ph.D. is Training and Supervising Analyst, William Alanson White Institute; Editor, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly; former Editor for North America, International Journal of Psychoanalysis; former Editor, Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Co-author with Stephen Mitchell, Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory; author, Oedipus and Beyond: A Clinical Theory.


register todayRegistration:

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

There are no partial or one day registrations


William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology
20 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023



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


Learning Objectives:


  1. Observe demonstration of Psychoanalytic Supervisory techniques and theory.
  2. Utilize Transference and Countertransference dynamics during Supervision of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
  3. List key elements that characterize Interpersonal/Relational psychoanalytic theory and technique.


  1. Observe the nature of the analyst's participation in psychoanalytic process.
  2. Demonstrate and discuss convergences and divergences in the Interpersonal and Relational approaches to psychoanalysis, using clinical material.
  3. Discuss theories of therapeutic action.


  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 how early Interpersonal analysts initiated a change away from understanding development in the context of intrinsic drive states to one emphasizing internalized relational configurations
  2. Describe how the Interpersonal perspective introduced the conception of mutual analytic subjectivity to contemporary psychoanalysis
  3. Discuss the differences between Interpersonal and Relational perspectives


  1. Students will be able to describe different stages of development in the Interpersonal Model.
  2. Students will be able to recognize specific interpersonal approaches in the treatment of children and adolescents.
  3. Students will be able to differentiate the interpersonal approach from other treatment modalities in clinical work with children and adolescents.


Psychologists: The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Note for New York Social Workers: The New York State Board for Social Work, of the NYS Department of Education, no longer participates in the NASW National CE Approval Program.  The William Alanson White Institute has applied to the New York State Education Department for approval to become a Continuing Education Provider for Licensed Master Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers in the state of New York.


For all disciplines:  For information regarding Continuing Education or Continuing Medical Education Credits, call Rich Herman at 212-873-0725