The Psychoanalytic learning process is a never ending one, so believed Freud. Consequently, he conceived of a Psychoanalytic Society, a professional, collegial organization, that would enable continuous psychoanalytic education. TI has followed this Freudian psychoanalytic tradition establishing a TI Psychoanalytic Society in 1997 which has progressed, becoming a vital component of our Psychoanalytic Training Institute.
TI's Psychoanalytic Society's mission is to enhance and expand psychoanalytic learning. Our dedicated committee members, arranging significant events, have exposed TI Society affiliates (former graduates, as well as current students, instructors, and supervisors) to our most outstanding psychoanalytic thinkers, from near and far. Provocative clinical topics have been addressed and current sociocultural issues have been illuminated.
Some of our recent outstanding presenters have been: Nancy McWilliams PhD, Arnold Rothstein MD, Theodore Jacobs MD, William Meyer MSW, Harold Blum MD, Salmon Akhtar MD and Jane McAdam Freud.
The following events have been scheduled for the 2016-17 academic year:
December 9, 2016 - Richard Kogan MD presenting and performing The Mind and Music of the Jazz Musician Scott Joplin
March 10, 2017 - Jane McAdam Freud, (Freud’s great granddaughter) presenting a video, art exhibit and discussion on Object Authority, a topic related to Freud's paper on "THE THING".
May 19, 2017 - Danielle Knafo PhD, discussing her prizewinning paper Love and Death: Necrophilic and Somnophilic Acts and Fantasies
Joan Erdheim, PhD, President
Judy Muldoon, LCSW, Secretary/Treasurer
Dorothy Lahm, LCSW
Robyn Costanzo, LCSW
Heather DeCastro, LCSW
The Continuing Education Department of the Training Institute offers a variety of one-day workshops and on-going courses to physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, guidance and rehabilitation counselors, teachers, clergy and related mental health professions.
Workshops are designed to explore various treatment modalities and therapeutic techniques and to assist the practitioners' efforts to keep current with new developments in the field of mental health.
Past workshops have included:
Psychopharmacology, Working with the Difficult Patient, Couples Therapy: The Search for Intimacy, Clinical and Theoretical Perspectives in the Treatment of Depression, Treatment Issues in Psychotherapy with the Elderly, Treatment of the Borderline Personality, and Psychotherapy with Latency Age Children.
The workshop faculty is drawn from a variety of specializations and reflect differing schools of treatment. The yearly program of workshops is sent to our mailing list.
Susan Spieler, PsyD, Director
In 2005, Doctors Anna Keefe and Wilma Cohen Lewis founded The Women's Center (TWC) at TI -- the first center of its kind to be established at a psychoanalytic institute. TWC's mission is to understand women's development from a relational, cultural and psychoanalytic perspective. The goal of TWC is to treat women specifically and to provide public education to the community on a wide variety of women's development issues from adolescence through adulthood, motherhood, mid-life and beyond. We hold groups, workshops, seminars and symposiums, which address the various issues pertaining to women at the different stages of their lives.
Dayna M. Kurtz LMSW, CPT, Director
The Mind Body Center at the Training Institute for Mental Health is dedicated to providing programs and resources that bridge eastern and western philosophies for an integrated approach to mental and physical health.
More and more studies are showing the benefits of incorporating mindfulness practices in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Practicing meditation, yoga, and/or qi gong (for example) may seem like a divergence from psychoanalysis, yet there are parallels between these seemingly different frameworks. The Mind Body Center provides a safe "holding environment" (à la object relations theorist D.W. Winnicott) for developing access to greater ease, nurturing, and wellness within the self.
Please visit the TI Calendar to view our upcoming programs.
Kristin Wynn, LCSW, Director