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Neurosciences and Psychoanalysis: From Early Freud to Contemporary Practice
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When: 10/4/2015
10 AM - 2 PM
Where: The Kimmel Center for Student Life, New York University
60 Washington Square South
The Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, fourth floor
New York, New York  10012
United States
Presenter: Mark Solms, PhD, Keynote
Contact: NYSPA Central Office

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Annual Conference of NYSPA's Division of Psychoanalysis

The Neurosciences and Psychoanalysis: From Freud’s Project for a Scientific Psychology through Contemporary Clinical Theory and Practice

Co-sponsored by
The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalyis
NYSPA's Division of Neuropsychology

Join us as we explore the relevance to contemporary psychoanalytic theory and treatment of emerging findings in Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience. How do these findings impact our understanding of the way the mind functions? Do changes in our understanding of consciousness and “the unconscious” change our understanding of core psychoanalytic constructs? Do they effect the way we listen, and/or intervene? These questions, as well as others, will be entertained by those who develop theory, do clinical research and work clinically from a variety of contemporary psychoanalytic traditions.

Keynote Speaker: Mark Solms, PhD: “If the id is conscious, then what and where is “the unconscious?”

Mark Solms, PhD, is Professor, Department of Neuropsychology, University of Capetown, South Africa and Chair of the Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytic Association. For over a decade he was Founding Co-Chair of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Association. He is a trained Psychoanalyst, Member of the British Psychoanalytic Society, President of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, Honorary Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society, and Winner of the prestigious Sigourney award. He has published more than 300 papers in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and five books, including The Neuropsychology of Dreams (1997), Clinical Studies in Neuropsychoanalysis (2000) and The Brain and the Inner World (2002). His last book was a bestseller and was translated into nine languages. He is the editor of the Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and the forthcoming Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols).

Roundtable of Distinguished Psychoanalytic Discussants:

Lewis Aron, PhD, ABPP
Lewis Aron, PhD is the Director of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He has served as President of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the APA; founding President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP); founding President of the Division of Psychologist-Psychoanalysts of NYSPA. Author and Editor of numerous scholarly articles and books, he is well known for his study/reading groups both in NYC and live on Skype around the world.

Wilma Bucci, PhD
Wilma Bucci, PhD is Professor Emerita, Derner Institute, Adelphi University; Co-Chair, Committee on Research Education, American Psychoanalytic Association; Research Director, Pacella Research Center, New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Honorary Member of APsaA, NYPSI, and IPTAR; author of Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Science and many other publications.

Michael Moskowitz, PhD
Michael Moskowitz, PhD is on the faculty of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, is Clinical Assistant Professor, the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and the NYU School of Social Work. He is the author of papers on psychoanalytic theory, organizational dynamics, race and ethnicity, and a co-editor of three books including Reaching Across Boundaries of Culture and Class: Widening the Scope of Psychotherapy (Aronson, 1996). He is author of Reading Minds: A Guide to the Cognitive Neuroscience Revolution (Karnac, 2010).

Jeremy D. Safran, PhD
Jeremy D. Safran, PhD is  Chair & Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research, and former Director of Clinical Psychology. His research program on therapeutic impasses and alliance ruptures has been funded by two National Institute of Mental Health grants. He is on faculty at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & and Past-President of The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy. His most recent book: Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies was the winner of the 2013 Gradiva Award.

Moderator, Susan Warshaw, EdD, ABPP

Dr. Susan Warshaw is Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Consultant (Supervisor), NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, an Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, and current President of the Division of Psychoanalysis, New York State Psychological Association. She is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and co-Editor with Neil Skolnick of the 1992 book, Relational Perspectives in Psychoanalysis.


Directions: A, B, C, D, E, F to West 4th Street 1 to Christopher Street N, R to 8th Street 6 to Astor Place or to Bleecker Street. Entrance between Thompson St. and LaGuardia Pl. The auditorium is on the 4th Floor.

Registration Fees

Registration fee includes coffee, tea and a light brunch

$20 Psychoanalysis Division Members
$45 NYSPA Members (includes October 1, 2015-December 21, 2016 membership in the Psychoanalysis Division)
$60 Non-Members
$10 Students (must indicate university/institution)
$30 Psychoanalytic Candidates who are not NYSPA Members


Continuing Education Credits

3 CE Credits have been approved for this program

$10 NYSPA Member
$20 Non-Member