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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 teachings 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/ or 7:15pm-8:30pm if classes are offered only in virtual format) and the Clinical Theory classes (Thursdays, 8:15pm – 9:30pm/ or 8:40pm-9:55pm if classes are offered only in virtual format). 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 (hybrid, in-person & virtual) or virtual (via Zoom or Gotomeeting) courses and programs:

Training Courses & Programs at ORI,  by Academic Years
(for the Full Calendar of ORI’s Educational Events, Visit the CALENDAR Page)

Traditional Training Programs:

One Year Certificate Program: An Introduction to Object Relations Theory & Clinical Application
Two-Year Certificate Program: Advanced Object Relations Clinical Theory & Technique
Four Year Certificate Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
One Year Clinical Mentorship/ Supervision Program for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists

(Each class can be taken as a separate 10-week course. Each participant earns 12.5 hrs or post-graduate educational credits. Most of the courses are also accredited for the CEs for mental health professionals.)

Courses of the Traditional Certificate Programs in 2023-2024 Academic Year:

1st trimester:  October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30;
December 7; 14; 21, 2023 (no class on November 23, 2023)
2nd trimester: January 18, 25;
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 2024
3rd trimester: April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 30; June 6, 13, 2024
(Please note that the dates for other certificate courses are mentioned in each course description.)

Please note that the following courses are the ones offered as separate certificate courses, as well as a part of the Training Programs at ORI.
For the full list of ORI’s offerings, please check our Calendar of Events.

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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by the “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course.
Listing of the courses:

Trimester 1:  09/07/23 – 10/05/23 (Thursdays, 7:45pm 9:30pm): Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment and Object Relations through the Lens of Functional Neuropsychobiology and Brain Mapping (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, MSciEd)
Trimester 1: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (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: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1/2: 12/10/23; 01/07; 02/04; & 03/03 2024 (Sundays, 10:30am – 1:15pm): AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF FAMOUS AND ORDINARY PEOPLE through the ART of PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD) [Elective]
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 8:40pm 9:55pm): Developmental Journey to Selfhood: Object Relations Process and the Emerging Self in Work of James Masterson and Susan Kavaler-Adler (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 04/04/24 – 06/13/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 04/04/24 – 06/13/24 (Thursdays, 8:40pm-9:55pm): Primary Process from Freud through Object Relations and Beyond (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 04/13/24 – 04/20/24 (Saturdays, 9:30am—2:30pm EDT): Psychoanalytic Field Theories and Concepts (with Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
Summer Trimester 4: 6/20/24 – 7/25/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 9:55pm EDT): Object Relations and Personality Disorders (five-week virtual course with Jerome Blackman, M.D. FIPA)
Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory (with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW)
Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)

Second, Third, and Fourth years of all certificate programs also consist of three 10-week trimesters of the clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component. Candidates in training who are continuing their education through Year Three and Four are required to take additional clinical theory courses to complete their certification.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1:   09/07/23 – 10/05/23 (Thursdays, 7:30pm – 9:30pm): Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment and Object Relations through the Lens of Functional Neuropsychobiology and Brain Mapping (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm 9:55pm): A Psychodynamic Guide to Understanding the Development of Children, Adolescents, and the Child-Parent Relationships (with Jerome Blackman, M.D., FIPA)
Trimester 1: 10/12/23 – 12/21/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1/2: 12/10/23; 01/07; 02/04; & 03/03 2024 (Sundays, 10:30am – 1:15pm): AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF FAMOUS AND ORDINARY PEOPLE through the ART of PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD) [Elective]
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 01/18/24 – 03/21/24 (Thursdays, 8:40pm 9:55pm): Developmental Journey to Selfhood: Object Relations Process and the Emerging Self in Work of James Masterson and Susan Kavaler-Adler (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 04/04/24 – 06/13/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 04/04/24 – 06/13/24 (Thursdays, 8:40pm-9:55pm): Primary Process from Freud through Object Relations and Beyond (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 04/13/24 – 04/20/24 (Saturdays, 9:30am—2:30pm EDT): Psychoanalytic Field Theories and Concepts (with Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)

Summer Trimester 4: 6/20/24 – 7/25/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 9:55pm EDT): Object Relations and Personality Disorders (five-week virtual course with Jerome Blackman, M.D. FIPA)

Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory (with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW)
Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)

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Calendar of ORI Trainings for 2022-2023 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by the “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1: 10/13/22 – 12/22/22 (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: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1: 11/6; 13; 20; 12/4; 11/22 (Sundays, 10am – 1pm) – Introduction to Psychohistory to Mental health Professionals and the Curious (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD) [Elective]
Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Character Disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid Conditions: Object Relations Clinical Theory and Clinical Cases (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D. Litt)

Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Mourning, Melancholia, and the Use of an Object: A Freud-Winnicott Dialectic on Madness and Object Loss (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/15/23; 4/29/23 (Saturdays, 9:30am — 2:30pm EDT) – Enactment(s): Theoretical and Clinical Aspects (with Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP) [Elective]
Trimester 3: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory (with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW) [Elective]

Second, Third, and Fourth years of all certificate programs also consists of three 10-week trimesters of the clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component. Candidates in training who are continuing their education through Year Three and Four are required to take additional clinical theory courses to complete their certification.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1: 10/13/22 – 12/22/22 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Meditative Psychoanalysis — The Marriage of Mindfulness, Meaning, and Intimacy: The Art of Flourishing (with Jeffrey Rubin, PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1: 11/6; 13; 20; 12/4; 11/22 (Sundays, 10am – 1pm) – Introduction to Psychohistory to Mental health Professionals and the Curious (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD) [Elective for Year 2 Students]
Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Character Disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid Conditions: Object Relations Clinical Theory and Clinical Cases (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)

Trimester 2: 1/12/23 – 3/16/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Mourning, Melancholia, and the Use of an Object: A Freud-Winnicott Dialectic on Madness and Object Loss (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/13/23 – 6/15/23 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/15/23; 4/29/23 (Saturdays, 9am – 2pm) – Enactment(s): Theoretical and Clinical Aspects (with Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
Trimester 3: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory
(with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW)

Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Infant Observational Research and Its Impact on Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique (with Ann Rose Simon, LCSW-R, LP)
Summer Trimester 4: Dates TBA – Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (course/ seminar with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)

Calendar of ORI Trainings for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Listing of the courses:
For the First Year students/trainees:
Trimester 1: 9/2, 9, 23, 30 (Thursdays, 7pm – 9:55pm) – Psychoanalysis after Freud: Creative and Controversial Successors (with Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD) [Elective]
Trimester 1:10/14/21 – 12/23/21 (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: 10/14/21 – 12/23/21 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/13/22 – 3/17/22 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – The Internal World, Psychic Fantasy, and the Evolution of the Psychic Self (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/13/22-3/17/22 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 2/6; 2/20; 3/13; 4/3/22 (Sundays, 10am – 1pm) – Psychobiography: An In-Depth Understanding of Famous and ordinary People (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD)[Elective]
Trimester 3: 4/7/22 – 6/9/22 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 10:05pm) – From Confusion to New Beginnings and Thrills: Ferenczi, Balint and Object Relations (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/7/22 – 6/16/22 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/23/22; 5/7/22 (Saturdays, 9am – 2pm) – NACHTRÄGLICHKEIT: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)[Elective]

For the Second, Third, and Fourth Years students/trainees:
Trimester 1: 9/2, 9, 23, 30, 2021 (Thursdays, 7pm – 9:55pm) – Psychoanalysis after Freud: Creative and Controversial Successors (with Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/14/21 – 12/23/21 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) — Self-analysis, Self-Transformation, and Self-Creation: Bringing Together East and West (with Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD
Trimester 1: 10/14/21 – 12/23/21 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/13/22 – 3/17/22 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – The Internal World, Psychic Fantasy, and the Evolution of the Psychic Self (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/13/22-3/17/22 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 2/6; 2/20; 3/13; 4/3/22 (Sundays, 10am – 1pm) – Psychobiography: An In-Depth Understanding of Famous and ordinary People (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD)
Trimester 3: 4/7/22 – 6/9/22 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 10:05pm) – From Confusion to New Beginnings and Thrills: Ferenczi, Balint and Object Relations (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/7/22 – 6/16/22 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/23/22; 5/7/22 (Saturdays, 9am – 2pm) – NACHTRÄGLICHKEIT: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)

Calendar of ORI Trainings for 2020-2021 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1: 9/10-10/1 (Thursdays, 7pm-9:45pm, with 15 min break included); & 10/3, 2020 (Saturday, 9:30am-12:15pm, with 15 min break included) – elective for trainees of the One Year and Two Years Programs – The Developmental Self and Object Relations approach of James F. Masterson (with Loray Daws, PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/8/20 – 12/17/20 (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:  10/8/20 – 12/17/20 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/14/20-3/18/20 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – American Object Relations School of Psychoanalysis (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/14/21-3/18/21 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/01/21-6/10/21 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Psychoanalytic and Object Relations Theory of and Practice with Dreams (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA). 22.5 CEs
Trimester 3: 4/01/21-6/10/21 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/10/21 & 4/24/21 (Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm) – The Role of Free Associations in Psychoanalysis: Then and Now. Free Associations: IPA’S Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP) 21 CEs

Second, Third, and Fourth years of all certificate programs also consists of three 10-week trimesters of the clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component. Candidates in training who are continuing their education through Year Three and Four are required to take additional clinical theory courses to complete their certification.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1: 9/10-10/1 (Thursdays, 7pm-9:45pm, with 15 min break included); & 10/3, 2020 (Saturday, 9:30am-12:15pm, with 15 min break included) – elective for trainees of the One Year and Two Years Programs – The Developmental Self and Object Relations approach of James F. Masterson (with Loray Daws, PhD)
Trimester 1: 10/8/20 – 12/17/20 (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:  10/8/20 – 12/17/20 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/14/20-3/18/20 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – American Object Relations School of Psychoanalysis (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/14/21-3/18/21 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/01/21-6/10/21 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Psychoanalytic and Object Relations Theory of and Practice with Dreams (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA). 22.5 CEs
Trimester 3: 4/01/21-6/10/21 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/10/21 & 4/24/21 (Saturdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm) – The Role of Free Associations in Psychoanalysis: Then and Now. Free Associations: IPA’S Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP) 21 CEs

Calendar of ORI Events for 2019-2020 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1: 10/3/19 – 12/19/19 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA)
Trimester 1: 10/3/19 – 12/19/19 (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 2: 1/9/20 – 3/12/20 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Dissociation, splitting, and closet narcissism (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/9/20- 3/12/20 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 3/26/20 – 6/04/20 (Thursdays, 7:50pm – 9:05pm) – D. W. Winnicott: The Lens of Primary Creativity (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 3/26/20 – 6/04/20 (Thursdays, 6:20pm – 7:35pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA)
Summer Trimester: 7/11; 18; 25; 8/1; 15 (Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm, with 15 min break included) – Introduction to the Theories of Donald Meltzer (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)

Second, Third, and Fourth years of all certificate programs also consists of three 10-week trimesters of the clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1: 10/3/19 – 12/19/19 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA)
Trimester 1: 10/3/19 – 12/19/19 (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 2: 1/9/20 – 3/12/20 (Thursdays, 8:40pm – 9:55pm) – Dissociation, splitting, and closet narcissism (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/9/20- 3/12/20 (Thursdays, 7:15pm – 8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 3/26/20 – 6/04/20 (Thursdays, 7:50pm – 9:05pm) – D. W. Winnicott: The Lens of Primary Creativity (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 3/26/20 – 6/04/20 (Thursdays, 6:20pm – 7:35pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA)
Summer Trimester: 7/11; 18; 25; 8/1; 15 (Saturdays, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm, with 15 min break included) – Introduction to the Theories of Donald Meltzer (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA)

Calendar of ORI Events for 2018-2019 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1: 10/4/18 – 12/13/18 (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: 10/4/18 – 12/13/18 (Thursdays, 7:15pm -8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/10/19 – 3/14/19 (Thursdays, 8:40pm-9:55pm) – Contributions of British and American Object Relations Theorists to Clinical Work (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt)
Trimester 2: 1/10/19 – 3/14/19 (Thursdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 3/28/19 – 6/06/19 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/04/19 – 6/06/19 (Thursdays, 8:15pm-9:40pm) – Object Relations Perspectives on Classical Cases in Psychoanalysis: Freud’s Schreber Case (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, LP, NCPsyA)

Second, Third, and Fourth years of all certificate programs also consists of three 10-week trimesters of the clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1: 10/4/18 – 12/13/18 (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: 10/4/18 – 12/13/18 (Thursdays, 7:15pm -8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 1/10/19 – 3/14/19 (Thursdays, 8:40pm-9:55pm) – Contributions of British and American Object Relations Theorists to Clinical Work (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt)
Trimester 2: 1/10/19 – 3/14/19 (Thursdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 3/28/19 – 6/06/19 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 3: 4/04/19 – 6/06/19 (Thursdays, 8:15pm-9:40pm) – Object Relations Perspectives on Classical Cases in Psychoanalysis: Freud’s Schreber Case (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, LP, NCPsyA)

Calendar of ORI Events for 2017-2018 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1:
10/5/17 – 12/14/17 (Thursdays, 8:40pm -9:55pm) – Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Clinical Experiential Applications (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1: 10/5/17 – 12/14/17 (Thursdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/11/18 – 3/15/18 (Thursdays, 8:40pm-9:55pm) – Narcissistic Character And Narcissistic Dynamics (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/12/18 – 6/14/18 (Thursdays, 7:45pm-9:00pm) – Caesura and Thalassa; A Dialectical Playground with FREUD – FERENCZI – BION (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/12/18 – 6/14/18 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW; NCPsyA)

Second, Third, and Fourth years of all certificate programs also consists of three 10-week trimesters of the clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component.
Listing of the courses:
Trimester 1:
10/5/17 – 12/14/17 (Thursdays, 8:40pm -9:55pm) – Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Clinical Experiential Applications (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 1: 10/5/17 – 12/14/17 (Thursdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/11/18 – 3/15/18 (Thursdays, 8:40pm-9:55pm) – Narcissistic Character And Narcissistic Dynamics (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/12/18 – 6/14/18 (Thursdays, 7:45pm-9:00pm) – Caesura and Thalassa; A Dialectical Playground with FREUD – FERENCZI – BION (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/12/18 – 6/14/18 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW; NCPsyA)

Calendar of ORI Events for 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course 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, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 1: 10/6/16 – 12/22/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm – 7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/12/17 – 3/23/17 (Thursdays, 8:35pm – 9:50pm ) – Schizoid Phenomena and Schizoid Personality (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/12/17 – 3/30/17 (Thursdays, 7:10pm – 8:25pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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, 6:15pm – 7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/13/17 – 6/08/17 (Thursdays, 7:45pm – 9:00pm) – Psychoanalytic Technique: Freud and Beyond (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course 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, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 1: 10/6/16 – 12/22/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm – 7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/12/17 – 3/23/17 (Thursdays, 8:35pm – 9:50pm ) – Schizoid Phenomena and Schizoid Personality (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/12/17 – 3/30/17 (Thursdays, 7:10pm – 8:25pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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, 6:15pm – 7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 3: 4/13/17 – 6/08/17 (Thursdays, 7:45pm – 9:00pm) – Psychoanalytic Technique: Freud and Beyond (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
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)

Calendar of ORI Events for 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course 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, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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-R)
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: Normal and Character Disorder Development (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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: 3/31/16 – 6/09/16 (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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course 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, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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-R)
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: Normal and Character Disorder Development (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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: 3/31/16 – 6/09/16 (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)

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)

This program is offered in the form of a tutorial combined with discussion of the clinical cases. All study materials are provided by the instructor.

Calendar of ORI Events for 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course 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 (certificate course with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt) – completed
Trimester 1: 10/2/14-12/11/14 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
Trimester 1: 10/11; 10/18; 11/1; 11/15; 12/6 (Saturdays, 9:45 am – 12:20 pm) – Reading Wilfred Bion: Second Thoughts (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 1: 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 ( with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)
Trimester 2: 1/15/15-3/19/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) – Melanie Klein and Her Contributions to Modern Psychoanalytic Practice: Concepts, Theories, Clinical Examples (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/15/15-3/19/15 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
Trimester 3: 3/26/15-6/04/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) – Therapeutic Regression: Contributions of S. Ferenczi and M. Balint (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD) – postponed
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)
Trimester 4: Summer 2015 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 2015 (five Saturdays, 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course 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 (certificate course with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt) – completed
Trimester 1: 10/2/14-12/11/14 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
Trimester 1: 10/11; 10/18; 11/1; 11/15; 12/6 (Saturdays, 9:45 am – 12:20 pm) – Reading Wilfred Bion: Second Thoughts (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
Trimester 1: 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 ( with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)
Trimester 2: 1/15/15-3/19/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) – Melanie Klein and Her Contributions to Modern Psychoanalytic Practice: Concepts, Theories, Clinical Examples (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
Trimester 2: 1/15/15-3/19/15 (Thursdays, 6:15pm -7:30pm) – “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
Trimester 3: 3/26/15-6/04/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) – Therapeutic Regression: Contributions of S. Ferenczi and M. Balint (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD) – postponed
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)
Trimester 4: Summer 2015 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 2015 (five Saturdays, 9:45 am – 12:20 pm) – From ‘Attention’ to ‘Faith’: A Freud-Bion Dialectic (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA).

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: (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)

This program is offered in the form of a tutorial combined with discussion of the clinical cases. All study materials are provided by the instructor.

Calendar of ORI Events for 2013-2014 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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component.
Listing of the courses:
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 clinical theory course, which is accompanied by “Analyst as Instrument” group supervision course component.
Listing of the courses:
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).

Calendar of ORI Events for 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: 10/3/12-12/19/13 (10-weeks; Thursdays, 8:15pm -9:30pm) – Introduction to the Object Relations Clinical Theory and Its Contributors (certificate course with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt).
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: or/and . Call 646-522-0387 or/and 212-674-5425.

For more information and to register, call (646) 522-1056 or e-mail or .

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 .

Annual Conference & Annual Workshop Series:

3/24/18 – Annual Conference: Is It the Wolf In the Man Or the Man In the Wolf? A Contemporary Object Relations View of Freud’s Wolf Man: Fragile Narcissism and Borderline Dynamics. Presenter: Harold Blum, M.D. Discussants: Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA and Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP. Moderator: Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA.
3/18/17 – Annual Conference: The Dark Side of Creativity: Compulsions, Blocks, and Creations. Presenter: Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt, NCPsyA Discussants: Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW-R, NCPsyA and Jack Schwartz, PsyD, LCSW Moderator: Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP Working Lunch: ORI Academic Press authors discuss the dark side of creativity featured in their books: Sandra Indig, LCSW-R, LP, ATCB: Talking colors: Seeing words/ Hearing images
4/23/17 – Interactive Lecture: The Subjective Experience of Time: Time as Persecutory, Frozen, or Holding: An Object Relations Perspective for Clinicians (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt)
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.
10/08/16 – Lecture/ workshop: Finding and Sustaining One’s True Self Voice, and Opening Paths to Success (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, D.Litt)
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.

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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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