Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Memorial Workshop/ Lecture - 6/9/13, Sunday, 10 am - 1 pm

Co-sponsored by St. John's University's Psychology Department and the Office of Postgraduate Professional Development Programs


Location: St. John's University (Manhattan campus); 101 Murray Street; New York, NY 10007

Moderator of this event is Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, Faculty of the  St. John's University, Psychology Department, and of the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis


This event is free, but RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email to Admin@ORINYC.org, call 646-522-1056 or 646-522-0387.

Honoring the legacy of Jeff Seinfeld's work on "bad objects," "empty core," and "negative therapeutic reaction":

Moving from the Prison of Pornography to the Freedom of Relatedness: Pornography Addiction and Its Object Relations Treatment - by Dr. Jack Schwartz

This paper, employing the notion of the "bad object" and "empty core" as Jeff Seinfeld described it, will explore the various aspects of addiction to pornography as seen the the long term treatment of a young man. The discussion will illustrate the psychodynamic factors that underlie pornography addiction (can apply to other addictive states) as well as the overall exploration of effective object relational paradigms that can inform the practitioner and patient on the road from schizoid immersion in fantasy to true relational involvement.

At the end of the workshop, we will view the unabridged film footage featuring Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld presenting at the ORI's 1997 annual conference "Negative Therapeutic Reaction".

Jack Schwartz, LCSW, PsyD, NCPsyA  graduated from the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis, where he is a faculty member, lecturer and control analyst. He is a NAAP Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He holds degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University Yeshiva University (where he received the Distinguished Graduate Student Award) and International University. He served as the Senior Forensic Psychologist in Passaic County New Jersey for over 15 years, specializing in criminal investigations, probation, child custody issues, and has regularly served the court as an expert witness.  Dr. Schwartz maintains a full private practice in Northern New Jersey, working with children, adolescents, couples and adults. He frequently lectures on dream analysis, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Resilience and other matters related to the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  He is a regular contributor to the New Jersey Institute Viewpoints newsletter, and is the editor for the NJ Clinical Social Worker highly regarded newsletter, the Forum.  Dr. Schwartz has written both short fiction and technical articles on Dream Analysis and Holocaust Survivors, and has published a psychoanalytic novel Our Time is Up, which is available on Amazon.

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101 Murray St, New York, NY 10007


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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