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: Helen Epstein, 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 2018-19 academic year:
November 30, 2018 Richard Kogan, MD will characteristically and charismatically recount Chopin’s life stories, highlighting the psychological conflicts sublimated into his music. Dr. Kogan will further illustrate these themes with his virtuosic piano performance.
April 2019 Jane McAdam Freud will return from London to present on her Genoa Italian art exhibit. Ms. McAdam Freud will charmingly explain her inspiration, that being her great grandfather’s famous Totem and Taboo paper. She will highlight female taboo cultural elements and underscore how Psychoanalytic thinking informs her creative process and award winning art productions.
Please check our calendar page for more information.
Joan Erdheim PhD, President
Judy Muldoon LCSW, Treasurer
Heather deCastro, LCSW
Dorothy Lam, CSW
Rebecca Liebmann- Smith, CSW
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, 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:
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.
Daniel Beath, LCSW, Director of Continuing Education
This series is designed to expand a clinician’s knowledge of the main classes of psychotropic medications and their integration in psychotherapy practice. Each part can earn three CEUs for social workers. After completion of all seminars for Level I & II, a Certificate will be issued.
George Lynn, PsyD, Co-Director of Group Therapy Program & Director of the Clinical Pharmacology Series
The yearly program of workshops is sent to our mailing list.
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
The Teen Talk Center provides on-site support to local public high schools and community centers in the form of long and short-term psychosocial student groups. These groups are facilitated by staff psychotherapists with advanced training and experience working with adolescents. Typical groups are: bereavement groups, managing stress and pressure of school and parents, friendships, relationships and bullying, gay lesbian bisexual transgender and questioning groups.
The Teen Talk Center also serves as a referral source for a youth-serving non-profit agency that provides academic support and mentoring opportunities to high-achieving New York City youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teen Talk Center clinicians provide individual and family psychotherapy to these middle and high school students and their families at the Training Institute.
Leah Kramnick, LCSW