Celebrating its third decade of educating mental health professionals
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Spring 2013 - ORI is Announcing Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Memorial Workshop/ Lectures
5/05/13 - Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Memorial Workshop/ Lecture - Honoring the legacy of Dr. Seinfeld's work on spirituality in psychotherapy and in every-day life: The Art of Flourishing (by Jeffrey Rubin, PhD).
Report about the event - by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis - follow the link and scroll to the bottom of the page
6/09/13 - Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Memorial Workshop/ Lecture - Honoring the legacy of Dr. Seinfeld's work on "bad objects" and "empty core" - Moving from the Prison of Pornography to the Freedom of Relatedness (by Jack Schwartz, PhD)
Each workshop will include film footage featuring Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld at various ORI conferences (2010 conference on Spirituality and Psychoanalysis and 1997 conference on the Negative Therapeutic Reaction).
ORI is Announcing Memorial Scholarships for Mental Health Professionals
Starting 2013-2014 academic year, ORI will be offering partial and full-time scholarships, to commemorate late Dr. Joyce McDougal and Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld and to continue their legacy of deep object relations psychoanalytic thinking and education. These scholarships will allow young mental health practitioners in need to continue their education in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and object relations clinical theory and technique.
If you would like to contribute to this scholarship fund, your contribution will be tax-deductible. You will be then involved in the selection process and will receive reports on the candidate's progress.
For more information and to apply or/and to propose a candidate for the memorial scholarship consideration, please contact Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, ORI's administrator and Community Outreach Coordinator at 646-522-1056 or via email at Admin@ORINYC.org.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On this last day of the old year and only a few hours away from the New Year, please accept our best and sincere wishes for health, happiness, peace, and joy for you and your loved ones all around the globe. On this day, the spirit of hope, freedom, dedication, redemption, purification, and of course, miracles unite all of us, despite any differences in our religious, political, or social allegiances.
On this last day of 2012, ORI Board, Faculty and Students are proud to report that we will be celebrating our 22nd anniversary and third decade of psychoanalytic training and educating mental health practitioners and the general public.
In 2011, ORI had initiated a non-profit Cause on Facebook, “Support Mental Health Education,” with over 300 members and growing. Each member is spreading the word about the Cause and bringing awareness of the need to support of young mental health professionals who chose this underfunded field in dedication to the bigger social goals.
On YouTube, ORI promotes psychoanalytic and object relations literacy, through its free educational mini-video-series, “Object Relations View.” In our first ten videos, such important topics as “bad objects” and “loyalty to bad objects,” self-sabotage, “time as an object,” projective identification,” "psychic regret," etc., are revealed through accessible language and clinical examples.
ORI is also proud to report that we had established our own publishing company, ORI Press, with the motto: “Furthering, Uniting, and Popularizing Psychoanalytic and Scientific Thought.” Our first two books (“The Compulsion to Create” and “The Creative Mystique,” by Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt.) are ready to see the bookshelves in February 2013. Our next few titles are: * About Dreams (children’s book by Suzanne Saldarini, M.A., LPC); * A Consilience of Natural and Social Sciences: A Memoir of Original Contributions (by Henry Kellerman, PhD); * Anatomy of Rape (by Jeffrey Lewis, PhD); * Dialectics of Mortality and Immortality: Time as an Object (Edited, Collective work);* Neurobiology for Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts: A Guide to Mind through the Brain Matter (by Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD).
ORI Press is announcing now a call for psychoanalytic publications, including a call for papers related to work of Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld, who was a presenter and discussant at all of our annual conferences and at all “Seinfeld’s workshops.” Paper selection will be finished by March 30th, 2013, and selected paper(s) will be presented at the Annual Memorial lecture/workshop dedicated to Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld (in May-June 2013, exact date TBA).
On this last day of the year, we are also reflecting on our losses. We are remembering today two of our greatest supporters and scientific faculty members – Dr. Joyce McDougal and Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld. Although they can no longer indulge us with lively and life-transforming presentations and discussions, their presence in life of the ORI Community will continue – through our work, incorporating the vast knowledge we’ve acquired from these two deep object relations thinkers, teachers, and great souls. Two weeks ago, ORI's Board of Directors proposed an initiative which would help us to commemorate Dr. McDougal and Dr. Seinfeld and to establish scholarships in their name. This will allow a few young mental health practitioners in need to continue their education in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and object relations clinical theory and technique. If any of you would like to contribute to this scholarship fund, you will be able to interview and select its recipients, as well as be able to receive a report on this person's progress and achievements. Your contribution will be tax-deductible! You also can establish your own scholarship to commemorate someone dear to your heart or a cause that you are passionate about. If you are not able to support the whole year of training, but willing to support someone who would like to take a certificate course or attend a conference - your tax-deductible donation will be acknowledged and appreciated.
For more information about ORI and our different on-going projects and educational events, please visit this web site often, sign up for our listserv announcements, or email the administrator at Admin@ORINYC.org/ call 646-522-1056. To get involved with our Cause “Support Mental Health Education,” you can visit the Cause on Facebook or visit our website, and click on the tab “Facebook.” Any level of involvement will be appreciated – financial, volunteering, and participating in our educational events. If you choose to donate to the Cause or to ORI – your contribution is tax-deductible! For more information regarding publishing opportunities with the ORI Press, please contact the editor by email (ORIpress@ORINYC.org or ORIPressEditor@Gmail.com) or by phone (646-522-1056).
With thanks and best wishes,
Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD
ORI Administrator and Community Outreach Coordinator
Dear Visitors of the ORI's Web Site,
Please join our faculty and our trainees for another year of educational success!
In 2012-2013 academic year, ORI offers traditional (in-person), virtual (via Internet & phone) and integrated courses and programs:
Multiple Certificate Programs in Object Relations Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis:
Two-Year Certificate Program: Advanced Object Relations Clinical Theory & Technique (New since 2010-2011 academic year)
The Object Relations
certificate programs in psychoanalytic
psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with a
special curriculum featuring the teaching of the British and American Object Relations theorists and their clinical applications.
The curriculum stresses pre-oedipal stage psychopathology contributing to character disorders, and modifications and
elaborations in Freudian theory and technique made by object relations theorists. Object relations theorists have
contributed to deepening our understanding of psychical structures and offer us techniques for dealing with clients
who were thought to be unreachable.
curriculum conducted in small group and class settings provides the
candidate with the whole experiential
dimension of learning related to the processing of "objective countertransference" feelings, associations, and visceral
experiences. These issues are seen as the key to understanding the split off and dissociated aspects of the
psychotherapy or psychoanalytic patient, as the clinician sits in the room with him or her. This experiential study
takes place in supervision groups, which highlight the group process as a medium for the learning personal development
process. In-depth communication between candidates in each class is encouraged in relation to their internal processing
of their clinical work.
All our traditional certificate programs are offered as the 10-week trimesters, which include two classes per trimester: the Group Supervision classes (Thursdays, 6:15pm-7:30pm) and the Clinical Theory classes (Thursdays, 8:15pm - 9:30pm). There are also Wednesday morning Clinical Theory classes (10am-11:15am) offered to the 3rd and 4th year trainees of the traditional full psychoanalytic training program and to all interested clinicians.
Courses offered in 2012-2013 academic year:
(Each class can be taken as a separate 10-week course. Each participant earns 12.5 hrs or post-graduate educational credits)
2012- 2013 Academic Calendar:
First year of all certificate programs (One Year-; Two-Year; and Full
Four-Year programs) consists of three 10-week trimesters (conducted on
Thursday evenings) of the theoretical part, which is accompanied by a
complementary "Analyst as Instrument" group supervision component.
Second year of all certificate programs also consists of three 10-week trimesters of the theoretical part, which is accompanied by a complementary "Analyst as Instrument" group supervision component.
Third year of all certificate programs also consists of three 10-week trimesters of the theoretical part, which is accompanied by a complementary "Analyst as Instrument" group supervision component. Third year training includes also additional courses on Object Relations Clinical Theory offered on Wednesday mornings.
For those who received One Year training at the ORI in the past - please, inquire about furthering your study through the second year of our Two Year Program. For those who received Two-Year training at the ORI in the past - please, inquire about furthering your study through the Full Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Write to: firstname.lastname@example.org or/and email@example.com. Call 646-522-0387 or/and 212-674-5425.
For more information and to register, call (646) 522-0387 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
You can register also via fax at 718-785-3270.
For full description of the classes, please visit the Certificate Programs page.
* Individual courses & seminars (new since 2011):
Child Development & Application of Object Relations Theory to Working with Children (seminar)
Infant Research & Object Relations Approach
Interpretation of Dreams & Object Relations Clinical Technique (Advanced course)
Neurobiology for Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts (seminar)
For full description of the classes, please visit the Individual Courses page or Certificate Courses page, as each class is offered as an individual or certificate course (with 12.5 post-graduate credits offered to those who completes each course).
* Exposure to the
work of advanced clinicians
(as instructors, mentors, supervisors, lecturers, and discussants).
Group and individual clinical mentorship - email Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler at DrKavalerAdler@gmail.com.
* Annual Conference & Annual Workshop Series:
2/10/13 - Annual ORI Conference: Countertransference, Regret, Aggression and Their Vicissitudes. Paper presentation : Countertansference, Regret and Aggression: Dramas and Free Associations in the Object Relations Therapy Group - by Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler. Discussion: Regret, Failure, and the Hidden Value of Crisis - by Dr. Jeffrey Rubin.
Download the Application forms for all Certificate Programs HERE.
To register for the Individual Certificate courses or the workshops and conferences - visit the Registration Form 2012-2013 link HERE.
* Sliding-scale-fee therapy referral service for
individuals, couples, adolescents and children
email ORI administrator Dr. Inna Rozentsvit at Admin@orinyc.org or call 646-522-1056.
* Educational mini-video series on various concepts related to psychoanalysis and the object relations clinical theory and technique - Click on YouTube tab or scroll down this page.
Useful information related to getting financial assistance for your education from your employer:
Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (Training Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization.
Our EIN # 133697333. We are chartered by NYS Department of Education to provide post-graduate training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
‘There is no such thing as a baby...’ (D.W. Winnicott, 1975, Through Paediatrics to Psychoanalysis, p. 89. London: Hogarth.).
“What does the baby see when he or she looks at the mother's face? I am suggesting that, ordinarily, what the baby sees is himself or herself. In other words the mother is looking at the baby and what she looks like is related to what she sees there. All this is too easily taken for granted. I am asking that this which is naturally done well by mothers who are caring for their babies shall not be taken for granted. I can make my point by going straight over to the case of the baby whose mother reflects her own mood or, worse still, the rigidity of her own defences. In such a case what does the baby see?” (D.W. Winnicott, 1971, Playing and Reality, p.112. London: Tavistock).
“MY SQUIGGLE. HIS MODIFICATION. HIS COMMENT—A SEA-LION WITH A BABY.
It was astonishing to witness the way in which he immediately saw in it a mother and baby sea-lion. Subsequent events proved that it was justifiable to understand from this drawing that the boy had a powerful maternal identification; also that the mother-baby relationship was of especial importance to him. Moreover this picture has beauty, not indeed on account of the squiggle, but on account of his use of it.” (D.W. Winnicott, 1975, Through Paediatrics to Psychoanalysis, p. 108. London: Hogarth.).
2013 Conference - on Countertransference, Regret, Aggression, and Their Vicissitudes
2012 Conference on Self-Sabotage: Jungian, Kleinian, and Fairbairnian Perspectives.
2011 Annual 20th Anniversary Conference on Dialectics of Mortality and Immortality: Time as a Persecutory vs. a Holding Object
2010 Annual Conference on Psychoanalysis & Spirituality
2009 Annual Conference on Eroticized Demonic Object
Visit ORI's YouTube Channel, ObjectRelations2009, to view NEW mini-video series "Object Relations View"
Intro to the Object Relations Thinking and Clinical Technique - with Dr. Kavaler-Adler (part 1).
Projective Identification: Object Relations View (part 2 of the mini-video series)
Time as an Object - Object Relations view (part 3 of mini-video series)
Self Sabotage - Object Relations view (part 4 of mini-video series)
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