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 2017-18 academic year:
November 17th - Jack Drescher, MD., from William Alanson White Institute will speak on subject of great interest and one he expertly addresses nationally/internationally - "Queer Diagnosis, an Update on Gender Diagnosis."
February 2nd - Helen Epstein will present on her latest critically acclaimed book "The Long Half-Lives of Love and Trauma."
April 20th - Stan Teitelbaum, PhD, and Heather deCastro, LCSW, esteemed TI colleagues have written important papers on a very timely and important topic: the challenge of practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapy with millennial patients.
Joan Erdheim PhD, President
Judy Muldoon LCSW, Treasurer
Heather deCastro, LCSW
Dorothy Lam, CSW
Rebecca Liebmann- Smith, CSW