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Please join our faculty and our trainees for another year of educational success!

The Object Relations Institute offers 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.

This unique 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 additional Clinical Theory classes offered on different days of the week to the 3rd and 4th year trainees of the traditional full psychoanalytic training program and to all interested clinicians.

ORI offers traditional (in-person), virtual (via Internet & phone) and integrated courses and programs:


2017- 2018 Academic Year

Traditional Training Programs:

(Each class can be taken as a separate 10-week course. Each participant earns 12.5 hrs or post-graduate educational credits)

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.

Listing of the courses:

Trimester 1: 10/5/17 - 12/21/17 (Thursdays, 8:40pm -9:55pm) - Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Clinical Experiential Applications (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1: 10/5/17 - 12/21/17 (Thursdays, 7:15pm -8:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with
Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/11/18 - 3/15/18 (Thursdays, 8:40pm-9:55pm) - Narcissistic Character And Narcissistic Dynamics (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt)
Trimester 2: 1/11/18 - 3/15/18 (Thursdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm) -
“Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 3/29/18 - 6/7/18
(Thursdays, 8:15pm-9:30pm) - Caesura and Thalassa; A Dialectical Playground with FREUD – FERENCZI – BION (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)

Trimester 3:
3/29/18 - 6/7/18  (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW; NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: Dates TBA
- Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)
Trimester 3:
Dates TBA - Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)

Second, Third, and Fourth years 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.

Listing of the courses:

Trimester 1: 10/6, 10/27, 11/17, 12/15/2017 (Fridays, 5:30pm-7:40pm) - Countertransference: Clinical Theory and Technique (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
Trimester 1:
10/5/17 - 12/21/17 (Thursdays, 7:15pm -8:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (
with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/11/18 - 3/15/18 (Thursdays, 8:40pm-9:55pm)
- Narcissistic Character And Narcissistic Dynamics
(with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt)
Trimester 2: 1/11/18 - 3/15/18 (Thursdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm)
- “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3:
3/29/18 - 6/7/18 (Thursdays, 8:15pm-9:30pm) - Caesura and Thalassa; A Dialectical Playground with FREUD – FERENCZI – BION (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, PCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 3/29/18 - 6/7/18  (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW; NCPsyA)
Trimester 3:
Dates TBA  - Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)
Trimester 3:
Dates TBA - Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)

To register for any of the courses, please follow the link to the REGISTRATION PAGE.


2016 - 2017 Academic Year:

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.

Listing of the courses:

Trimester 1: 10/6/16 - 12/22/16 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Clinical Experiential Applications (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1: 10/6/16 - 12/15/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) -
“Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with
Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/12/17 - 3/16/17
(Thursdays, 8:25pm -9:40pm) - Schizoid Phenomena and Schizoid Personality (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt)
Trimester 2: 1/12/17 - 3/16/17
(Thursdays, 7:00pm -8:15pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3:
Dates TBA (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - The Dream as the Entre to Everything: Psychoanalytic Explorations into Interpretation of Dreams (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD) - postponed

Trimester 3: 4/13/17 - 6/08/17  
 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) Psychoanalytic Technique: Freud and Beyond (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)

Trimester 3: 4/13/17 - 6/08/17
 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW; NCPsyA)

Trimester 3: Dates TBA
 - Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)

Trimester 3: Elective course -
April - May, 2017 (Selected Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm) - Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)

Second, Third, and Fourth years 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.

Listing of the courses:

Trimester 1: 10/6/16 - 12/15/16 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - The Unconscious - through the Evolution of Psychoanalytic Theory and Neuroscience (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
Trimester 1:
10/6/16 - 12/15/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/12/17 - 3/16/17 (Thursdays, 8:25pm -9:40pm) - Schizoid Phenomena and Schizoid Personality (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt)
Trimester 2: 1/12/17 - 3/16/17
(Thursdays, 7:00pm -8:15pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/13/17 - 6/08/17
(Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm)
Psychoanalytic Technique: Freud and Beyond (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3:
4/13/17 - 6/08/17  (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW; NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: Dates TBA
 -
Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique
(with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)
Trimester 3: Elective course -
April
- May, 2017 (Selected Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm) - Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)


2015- 2016 Academic Year:

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" component.

Listing of the courses:

Trimester 1: 10/8/15-12/17/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Clinical Experiential Applications (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1:
10/8/15-12/17/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment and Object Relations through the Lens of Neurobiology and Brain Mapping (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
Trimester 1:
10/8/15-12/11/15 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)

Trimester 2:
1/14/16-3/24/16  (Thursdays, 8:25pm -9:40pm) - Core Self Development and /or Disruption through Separation-Individuation Process (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2:
1/14/16-3/24/16  (Thursdays, 7:00pm -8:15pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3:
3/31/16 - 6/02/16 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm)
Therapeutic Regression: Contributions of S. Ferenczi and M. Balint (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD)

Trimester 3:
3/31/16 - 6/02/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW; NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: Elective course -
April - May, 2016 (Selected Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm) - Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)

Trimester 3: Elective course -
6/18/16 - 8/6/16 (Selected Saturdays, 6/18, 25, 7/9, 23, 8/6; @ 9:45 am - 12:20 pm) - Mourning, Melancholia, and the Use of an Object: A Freud-Winnicott Dialectic On Madness and Object Loss (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, PCPsyA)

Second, Third, and Fourth years 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.

Listing of the courses:

Trimester 1: 10/8/15-12/17/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment and Object Relations through the Lens of Neurobiology and Brain Mapping (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/8/15-12/17/15 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
Trimester 2: 1/14/16-3/24/16  (Thursdays, 8:25pm -9:40pm; no class on 3/17/16) -
Core Self Development and /or Disruption through Separation-Individuation Process (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/14/16-3/24/16  (Thursdays, 7:00pm -8:15pm; no class on 3/17/16) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 3/31/16 - 6/09/16 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm; no class on 4/7/16) Trauma and Memory: Freudian and Object Relations Perspectives (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)

Trimester 3: 3/31/16 - 6/09/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: Elective course - March - May, 2016 (Selected Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm) - Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)
Trimester 3: Elective course - 6/18/16 - 8/6/16 (Selected Saturdays, 6/18, 25, 7/9, 23, 8/6; @ 9:45 am - 12:20 pm) - Mourning, Melancholia, and the Use of an Object: A Freud-Winnicott Dialectic On Madness and Object Loss (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
 

New Certificate Program (since 2012-2013):

Parent-Child Development Program at ORI

Trimester 1: (traditional program): Love Before First Sight: Neurobiology of Parent-Child Bonds, the Primer of Human Relationships (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
Trimester 1 (combined with the Neuropsychoanalysis Program and with the Advanced Certificate in Object Relations Psychoanalytic Training):
10/8/15-12/17/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment and Object Relations through the Lens of Neurobiology and Brain Mapping (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
Trimester 2: Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW)
Trimester 3: Child's Play & Its Role in Development of Children and Adolescents (with Charles Bonerbo, LCSW)

NEW Certificate Program (since 2014-2015):

One Year Neuropsychoanalysis Program @ ORI

Trimester 1 (combined with the Advanced Certificate in Object Relations Psychoanalytic Training and with the Parent-Child Development Program @ ORI): 10/8/15-12/17/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment and Object Relations through the Lens of Neurobiology and Brain Mapping (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
Trimester 2 and 3 (combined with the Parent-Child Development Program @ ORI): Selected Sundays, via virtual participation - Love Before First Sight: Neurobiology of Parent-Child Bonds, the Primer of Human Relationships (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)


2014- 2015 Academic Year:

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.

Listing of the courses:

Trimester 1: 10/2/14-12/11/14 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Clinical Experiential Applications (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt)
Trimester 1:
10/2/14-12/11/14 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW. Location: 248 West 71st Street, NYC, 10023)
Trimester 1:
10/11; 10/18; 11/1; 11/15; 12/6 (five Saturdays, 9:45 am - 12:20 pm) - Reading Wilfred Bion: Second Thoughts  (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 1: Elective course -
10/25/14; 11/7/14; 11/29/14; 12/13/14 (Selected Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm) - Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)
Trimester 2:
1/8/15-3/12/15 
(Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Melanie Klein and Her Contributions to Modern Psychoanalytic Practice: Concepts, Theories, Clinical Examples (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2:
1/8/15-3/12/15  (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW. Location: 248 West 71st Street, NYC, 10023)
Trimester 3:
Postponed: Therapeutic Regression: Contributions of S. Ferenczi and M. Balint (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD)

Trimester 3:
4/02/15-6/04/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) -
The Dream as the Entre to Everything: Psychoanalytic Explorations into Interpretation of Dreams
(with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD)
Trimester 3:
4/02/15-6/04/15 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW. Location: 248 West 71st Street, NYC, 10023)
Trimester 4:
Summer 2015 (Selected Saturdays, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1 - at 9:45 am - 12:20 pm) - From "Attention" to "Faith": A Freud-Bion Dialectic (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)

Second, Third, and Fourth years 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.

Trimester 1: 10/2/14-1/8/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Advanced Freudian Thought and Technique (certificate course with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
Trimester 1:
10/2/14-12/18/14 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) -
“Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW. Location: 248 West 71st Street, NYC, 10023).
Trimester 1:
10/11; 10/18; 11/1; 11/15; 12/6
(five Saturdays, 9:45 am - 12:20 pm) - Reading Wilfred Bion: Second Thoughts  (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NPsyA)
Trimester 1: Elective course -
10/25/14; 11/7/14; 11/29/14; 12/13/14
(Selected Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm) - Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)
Trimester 2:
1/8/15-3/12/15  (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Melanie Klein and Her Contributions to Modern Psychoanalytic Practice: Concepts, Theories, Clinical Examples
(with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2:
1/8/15-3/12/15 
(Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW. Location: 248 West 71st Street, NYC, 10023)
Trimester 3: 4/02/15-6/04/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - The Dream as the Entre to Everything: Psychoanalytic Explorations into Interpretation of Dreams (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD)

Trimester 3: Postponed:   Advanced Interpretation of Dreams (with Margaret Yard, PhD)

Trimester
4: Summer 2015 (Selected Saturdays, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1 - at 9:45 am - 12:20 pm) - From "Attention" to "Faith": A Freud-Bion Dialectic (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NPsyA)

New certificate program (since 2013-2014):

Current Concepts in Object Relations Theory on Psychic Change and Clinical Process

Trimester 1:  10/7/14-12/9/14 (Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:10 am) - Current Clinical Object Relations Concepts: Object survival; Developmental mirroring; Pathological narcissistic mirroring; Mirroring vulnerability, Addiction to “bad objects”; Malignant vs. benign regression; Mourning; Developmental mourning; and Transitional and potential space and transitional objects (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt).
Trimester 2
:  1/13/15-3/17/15 (Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:10 am) - Current Clinical Object Relations Concepts: Transitional time phenomena; Holding environment; Holding environment and the treatment of the narcissistic character; Psychoanalytic container and the analyst as psychic processing container; Hate in the countertransference;  Attacks on linking;  Envy and ‘oral’ envy; Envy and current theorists;  Oral envy in the narcissist; and True and false self ( with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt).
Trimester 3:
3/17/15-5/26/15 (Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:10 am) - Current Clinical Object Relations Concepts: The Object Relations View on Creative Process and Developmental Process (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt).

New Certificate Program (since 2012-2013):

Parent-Child Development Program at ORI

Trimester 1 Love Before First Sight: Neurobiology of Parent-Child Bonds, the Primer of Human Relationships (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD).
Trimester 2 Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW).
Trimester 3
Child's Play & Its Role in Development of Children and Adolescents (with Charles Bonerbo, LCSW).

NEW Certificate Program in 2014-2015:

One Year Neuropsychoanalysis Program at ORI


2013- 2014 Academic Year:

Trimester 1 (10/3/13-12/19/13): Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Technique (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).
Trimester 2 (1/9/14-3/20/14): Narcissistic Phenomena and Narcissistic Personality (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).

Trimester 3 (3/27/14-6/05/14): Neo-Kleinian Thought and Developmental Mourning Theory (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).

Second, Third, and Fourth years 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.

Trimester 1 (10/3/13-12/19/13): Neurosis and Oedipal Conflicts (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP).
Trimester 2 (1/9/14-3/20/14): Narcissistic Phenomena and Narcissistic Personality (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).
Trimester 3 (3/27/14-6/05/14): Neo-Kleinian Thought and Developmental Mourning Theory (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).

Additional courses for candidates in the Third and Fourth year of training:

Trimester 3 (3/29/14-5/31/14 (Saturdays, 3/29; 4/12, 26; 5/17, 31; 9:45 am - 12:20 pm): Reading Wilfred Bion: Theory, Function and Clinical Practice (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, MSW, B. Music).

New certificate program (since 2013-2014):

Current Concepts in Object Relations Theory on Psychic Change and Clinical Process

Trimester 1 (10/1/13-12/10/13): Current Concepts in Object Relations Theory on Psychic Change and Clinical Process. Part 1: The Anatomy of Regret (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).
Trimester 2 
(1/07/14-3/18/14): Current Concepts in Object Relations Theory on Psychic Change and Clinical Process. Part 2: The Klein-Winnicott Dialectic (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).
Trimester 3 (
3/25/14-6/03/14): Current Concepts in Object Relations Theory on Psychic Change and Clinical Process. Part 3: Reading Betty Joseph, M. Gerard Fromm, and Frank Summers (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).


2012- 2013 Academic Year:

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.

Trimester 1 (10/4/12-12/13/12): Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Technique (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).
Trimester 2 (1/10/13-3/7/13): Freud and Object Relations Theory (with Rafael Javier, PhD).
Trimester 3 (3/28/13-5/30/13): Donald Winnicott and His Contribution to Object Relations Clinical Thinking (with Ruth Danon, PhD).

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.

Trimester 1 (10/11/12-12/20/12): Borderline Personality Disorder:  It’s Phenomena and Treatment  (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD)
Trimester 2 (1/3/13-3/7/13): Schizoid Phenomena & Personality and Contributions of Ronald Fairbairn to the Object Relations Theory (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).
Trimester 3 (3/28/13-5/30/13): Donald Winnicott and His Contribution to Object Relations Clinical Thinking (with Ruth Danon, PhD).

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.

Trimester 1 (10/11/12-12/12/12; p.m.): Borderline Personality Disorder:  It’s Phenomena and Treatment  (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD)
Trimester 1 (10/03/12-12/12/12; a.m.): Psychoanalytic Technique: Freud and Beyond  (with Susan Mellan, LCSW)
Trimester 2 (1/3/13-3/8/13; p.m.): Schizoid Phenomena & Personality and Contributions of Ronald Fairbairn to the Object Relations Theory (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).
Trimester 2 (1/9/13-3/7/13; a.m.):
Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW)
Trimester 3 (5/02/13-6/14/13; p.m.): Advanced Dream Interpretation (with
Margaret A. Yard, PhD, APRN, BC).
Trimester 3 (3/27/13-5/08/13; a.m.): Child's Play & Its Role in Development of Children and Adolescents (with Charles Bonerbo, LCSW)

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: admin@orinyc.org or/and drkavaleradler@gmail.com. Call 646-522-0387 or/and 212-674-5425.

For more information and to register, call (646) 522-1056 or e-mail admin@orinyc.org or drkavaleradler@gmail.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:

3/19/16 - Annual Conference: Women's Voices in Psychoanalysis: Erased or Forgotten: Sabina Spielrein, Izette de Forest, Elizabeth Severn, Clara Thompson, Alice Balint, and Enid Balint. Paper presentations: Jeffrey Lewis, PhD and B. William Brennan, ThM, MA, LMHC. Discussion: by Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP. Moderator: Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler.

2/22/15 - Annual Conference: On Guilt, Conscience, Regret, and Reparation. Paper presentations : Dr. Donald Carveth and Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler.

2/23/14 - Annual ORI Conference: Psychoanalysis Today: Objectivied Digital Minds and Lost Hearts on the Cybercouch. Paper presentation : Dr. Margaret Yard. Discussion: by Dr. Ruth Danon and Dr. Jeffrey Lewis. Moderator: Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler.

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. Moderator: Dr. Jeffrey Lewis.

Application forms

To register for the Individual Certificate courses or the workshops and conferences - visit the Registration Form

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.


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Please note - Mail correspondence to: ORI Administrator, 75-15 187 Street, Fresh Meadows, NY, 11366-1725
Tel: 646.522.0387 and 646-522-1056   Fax: 718.785.3270  Email: admin@ORINYC.org and adminorinyc@gmail.com
Inquiries about psychotherapy and psychoanalysis training: DrKavalerAdler@gmail.com and /or dr.innarozentsvit@orinyc.org


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