One Year Certificate Program: Introduction to the Object Relations Theory & Clinical Technique

— offered Virtually ONLY at this time.

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This program consists of three 10-week trimesters, with once-a-week clinical theory course, and once-a-week group supervision course called “Analyst as Instrument”.

Each course of clinical theory or group supervision earns 12.5 hours towards a post-graduate training certificate.

Tuition:

$450/clinical theory course and $450/group supervision course — per trimester. There are 3 trimesters to the program.
Total tuition cost for the One Year Certificate Program is $2,700. This can be paid in installments (please contact the administrator for arrangements).
A one time certificate program registration fee of $100 is applied.

For more information about this Certificate Program, please contact:
or our Institute’s Founder & Executive Director, Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA at 212-674-5425 and/ or ;
or ORI Administrator and Registrar, Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, at 646-522-1056 or email at .

Listing of the courses in 2023 – 2024 academic year:

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) [Elective]
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) [Elective course]
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)

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

Please NOTE: ALL Certificate Programs and Courses are offered in virtual format ONLY at the time of social distancing requirements. Virtual (audio-visual or audio) participation is available world-wide, with minimal technical requirements.

For more information, contact the ORI Administrator, Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, email at

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Listing of the courses in 2022 – 2023 academic year:

Trimester 1: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (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 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, 9am – 2pm) – 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]

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

Please NOTE: ALL Certificate Programs and Courses are offered in virtual format ONLY at the time of social distancing requirements. Virtual (audio-visual or audio) participation is available world-wide, with minimal technical requirements.

For more information, contact the ORI Administrator, Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, email at

Application form

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Please NOTE: ALL Certificate Programs and Courses are offered in virtual format ONLY at the time of social distancing requirements. Virtual (audio-visual or audio) participation is available world-wide, with minimal technical requirements.

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

Application form

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