Two Year Certificate Program: Advanced Studies in Object Relations Theory & Clinical Technique

offered In-Person and Virtually

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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.

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 .

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, contact ORI Administrator Dr. Inna Rozentsvit at 646-522-1056 or email at

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 $100/ program is applied.

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

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 1st Year courses in 2023-2024 academic year (same as in One-Year Certificate Program):

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: 01/11/24 – 03/14/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 01/11/24 – 03/14/24 (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)

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 for advanced students (of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th Year of Studies):

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)
Trimester 2: 01/11/24 – 03/14/24 (Thursdays, 7:15pm 8:30pm): “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Course (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
Trimester 2: 01/11/24 – 03/14/24 (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: Dates TBA – The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory (with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW)

To REGISTER, use the Registration Form on the web page that belongs to each particular course OR email your questions to .

Please NOTE:

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 faculty members who can be chosen as individual supervisors and individual analysts, please contact the administrator at .

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 a credit for the 1st year of the Two-Year Certificate Program or the Four-Year Full Certificate Program.

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.

To make a payment online, follow the links for payment on each of the event’s web pages. You can also pay via PayPal.Me/ORINYC directly, if you had some prior arrangements done re: any discounts or scholarships. For more information, contact the administrator at .

For more information, contact the ORI Administrator, Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, email at (preferred) or at

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Listing of the 1st Year courses in 2022-2023 academic year (same as in One-Year Certificate Program):

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

Listing of the 2nd Year courses in 2022-2023 academic year:

Trimester 1: 10/6/22 – 12/15/22 (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 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)

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 faculty members who can be chosen as individual supervisors and individual analysts, please contact the administrator at .

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 a credit for the 1st year of the Two-Year Certificate Program or the Four-Year Full Certificate Program.

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

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

Listing of the 2nd Year courses in 2021-2022 academic year:

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 faculty members who can be chosen as individual supervisors and individual analysts, please contact the administrator at .

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 a credit for the 1st year of the Two-Year Certificate Program or the Four-Year Full Certificate Program.

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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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 .

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

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