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Two Year Certificate Program: Advance Studies in Object Relations Theory & Clinical Technique  - offered In-Person and Virtually

Download Applications Here - NB: application  Two-Year Program is the same as for the One Year Program

Each of two years of this Certificate Program consists of three 10-week trimesters, with once a week clinical theory classes, which are accompanied by a complementary “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision component.

Each course can be taken also as a separate certificate course, with or without the group supervision class.

Each course of clinical theory and the group supervision earns  12.5 hrs of post-graduate CE/ psychoanalytic training certificate.

Tuition: $450/ each course of clinical theory and the group supervision. If courses are taken separately, the registration fee is $25/ course. If the courses are taken as a part of the program - one time registration fee of $65/ program is applied.

For more information about this Certificate Program, please contact: our Chair of Admissions, Audrey Ashendorf, LCSW @212-684-2097 and/ or ashendorf@earthlink.net; or our Institute’s Founder & Executive Director, Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA at 212-674-5425 and/ or DrKavalerAdler@gmail.com; or ORI Administrator and Registrar, Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, at 646-522-1056 or email at admin@orinyc.org .

2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

Listing of the 1st Year courses (same as in One-Year Certificate Program):

  • 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, NPsyA, DLitt)
  • Trimester 1: 10/6/16 - 12/15/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, PCPsyA)
  • 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: 3/23/17 - 6/01/17 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - The Dream as the Entre to Everything: Psychoanalytic Explorations into Interpretation of Dreams (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD)
  • Trimester 3: 3/23/17 - 6/01/17  (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)
  • Trimester 3: Elective course - Selected Saturdays, dates TBA, @ 9:45 am - 12:20 pm - Caesura and Thalassa; A Dialectical Playground with FREUD – FERENCZI – BION (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, PCPsyA)

  • Listing of the 2nd Year courses in 2016-2017 academic year:

  • 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, PCPsyA)
  • 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: 3/23/17 - 6/01/17  (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) Psychoanalytic Technique: Freud and Beyond (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, PCPsyA)
  • Trimester 3: 3/23/17 - 6/01/17  (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)
  • Trimester 3: Elective course - Selected Saturdays, dates TBA, @ 9:45 am - 12:20 pm - Caesura and Thalassa; A Dialectical Playground with FREUD – FERENCZI – BION (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, PCPsyA)
  • NB: Clinical theory courses offered during the 1st Year of the Two-Year (Advanced) Certificate Program and in  the One-Year (Introductory) Certificate Program - are the same (in all academic years). This allows those candidates who graduate from the One-Year Certificate Program to get credit for the 1st year of the Two-Year Certificate Program or the Four-Year Full Certificate Program.


    2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR

    Listing of the 1st Year courses (same as in One-Year Certificate Program):

  • 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, NPsyA, DLitt)
  • 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: 1/7/16-3/10/16  (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: 1/7/16-3/10/16  (Thursdays, 7:00pm -8:15pm) - Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
  • Trimester 3: 3/31/16 - 6/09/16 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) Therapeutic Regression: Contributions of S. Ferenczi and M. Balint (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD)
  • Trimester 3: 3/17/16 - 6/02/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) - Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
  • 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) - elective course for the candidates in this program.
  • 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) - Caesura and Thalassa; A Dialectical Playground with FREUD – FERENCZI – BION (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, PCPsyA) - elective course for the candidates in this program.
  • Listing of the 2nd Year courses in 2015-2016 academic year:

  • Trimester 1: 10/8/15-12/17/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Neuropsychoanalysis: Introduction to Neurobiology of Object Relations and Attachment for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists (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: 1/7/16-3/24/16  (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm; 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: 1/7/16-3/24/16  (Thursdays, 7:00pm -8:15pm) - Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
  • Trimester 3: 3/31/16 - 6/09/16 (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; no class on 4/7/16) - “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
  • 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) - elective course for the candidates in this program.
  • 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) - Caesura and Thalassa; A Dialectical Playground with FREUD – FERENCZI – BION (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, PCPsyA) - elective course for the candidates in this program.

  • 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR

    Listing of the 1st Year courses (same as in the One-Year Certificate Program):

  • Trimester 1: 10/2/14-12/11/14 ( 8:15pm -9:30pm) - Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Clinical Experiential Applications (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
  • Trimester 1: 10/11; 10/18; 11/1; 11/15; 12/6 (Sat., 9:45 am - 12:20 pm) - Reading Wilfred Bion: Second Thoughts  (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NPsyA) - elective course for the candidates in this program.
  • 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  (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 3: 4/02/15-6/04/15 (8:15pm -9:30pm) - The Dream as the Entre to Everything: Psychoanalytic Explorations into Interpretation of Dreams (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD)
  • Summer 2015 Trimester: Elective course - 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1 (Sat., 9:45 am - 12:20 pm) - From 'Attention' to 'Faith': A Freud-Bion Dialectic (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NPsyA)

  • “Analyst as Instrument” - Group Supervision component (through all trimesters, on the same day as the clinical theory classes, 6:15pm - 7:30pm, with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
  • Listing of the 2nd Year courses:


    2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR

    Listing of the 1st Year courses (same as in the One-Year Certificate Program):

  • Trimester 1: 10/3/13-12/19/13 (8:15pm -9:30pm) - Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Contributors (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)

  • Trimester 2: 1/09/14-3/20/14 (8:15pm -9:30pm) - Narcissistic Phenomena and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)

  • Trimester 3: 3/27/14-6/05/14 (8:15pm -9:30pm) - Neo-Kleinian Thought and Developmental Mourning Theory (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)

  • “Analyst as Instrument” - Group Supervision component (through all trimesters, with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
  • Listing of the 2nd Year courses:


    2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR

    Listing of the 1st Year courses (same as in the One-Year Certificate Program):

    Listing of the 2nd Year courses:


    Individual supervision and individual analysis are not a mandatory requirement for graduation from this program, but they are strongly encouraged. For the list of ORI faculty members who can be chosen as individual supervisors and individual analysts, please contact the administrator at admin@orinyc.org.

    For more information, contact ORI Administrator at 646-522-1056 or email at admin@orinyc.org

    For all APPLICATIONS - click HERE

    Please NOTE: ALL Certificate Programs and Courses are offered in traditional (in-person) and virtual formats. Virtual (audio-visual or audio) participation is available world-wide, with minimal technical requirements.

    For more information, please contact ORI Administrator, Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, at 646-522-1056.


       http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/   Visit ORI's YouTube Channel, ObjectRelations2009, to view the highlights of our Annual Conferences:

           Thumbnail  2013 Conference - on Countertransference, Regret, Aggression, and Their Vicissitudes

             Self-Sabotage - from Jungian, Kleinian, and Fairbairnian Perspectives  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 "The Object Relations View"

    Intro to the Object Relations Thinking and Clinical Technique - with Dr. Kavaler-Adler (part 1).

    Projective Identification (part 2)

    Time as an Object (part 3)

    Self Sabotage - (part 4)

            Fear of Success (part 5)

            Mourning, Developmental vs. Pathological  (part 6)

            Bad Objects and Loyalty to Bad Objects (part 7)

            Demon-lover Complex  (part 8)

            Psychic Regret (part 9)

            Klein-Winnicott Dialectic  (part 10)

            Depression: The Object Relations View (part 11)

            Anxiety: The Object Relations View (part 12)

            Eating Disorders: The Object Relations View (part 13)

            Narcissism: The Object Relations View (part 14)

            Female Creativity and the Internal Father (part 15)

            Psychic Dialectic: The Object Relations View (part 16)

            Writing Blocks: The Object Relations View (part 17)

            Internal Editor and Internal Saboteur: The Object Relations View (part 18)

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