Calendar of All ORI Events
Offered in 2022–2023 Academic Year
(in EST/EDT  NYC time)

8/14/22 (Sunday, 10am ‑3pm EDT/NYC) — Love: Transcultural Perspectives Virtual Symposium (Based on the International Handbook of Love Publication)
10/2/22 (Sunday, 9:30am — 1pm) —
Fairbairn’s Paradigm Shift to Developmental Model of Psychoanalysis as a Method and a Clinical Tool (with David Celani, PhD) [Psychoanalytic Grand Rounds]
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)
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)
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)
11/6; 13; 20; 12/4; 11/22 (Sundays, 10am — 1pm) — Introduction to Psychohistory for Mental Health Professionals and the Curious (with Paul H. Elovitz, PhD)
12/10/22 (Saturday, 10am – 4pm) — Functional Psycho-Neuro-Biology Approach to Psychosomatics — in Mental Health and Everyday Life (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
1/8/23 (1:00pm — 3:30pm) — Object Relation Institute’s Winter 2023 Open House — Topic: Developmental Trauma, Psychic Structure, and Clinical Engagement with Those with Primal Vulnerabilities (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)
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)
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)
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)
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)
4/15/23; 4/29/23 (Saturdays, 9am — 2pm) — Enactment(s): Theoretical and Clinical Aspects (with Eva D. Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
Spring 2023, Dates TBA — The Demon Lover Complex: The Integration Of British And American Object Relations Theory (with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW)

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

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Calendar of All ORI Events
Offered in 2021–2022 Academic Year

9/2, 9, 23, 30 (Thursdays, 7pm – 9:55pm) — Psychoanalysis after Freud: Creative and Controversial Successors (with Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD)
9/26/21 (Sunday, 9:30am — 4pm) – Childhood trauma and psychological development of a mass murderer through the lens of Fairbairn’s Object Relations theory (with David Celani, PhD)
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)
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)
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)
12/4/21 — 12/5/21 (Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am — 2:30pm EST/NYC) — Who Is Afraid of Alice Miller? — free virtual conference, but registration is required
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)
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)
1/15/22 (Sunday, 10:30am — 4:40pm EST) — Movies, Rock & Roll, Freud (with Drs. J. Schwartz, S. Kavaler-Adler, K. Fuchsman, R. Samuels, D.J. Fisher, G. Cocks) — inspired by recent book published by the ORI Academic Press.
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)
2/12/22 (Saturday, 10:30am — 3:15pm EST) — Celebrating The Many Roads of the Builders of Psychohistory (with Drs. D. Beisel, P. Elovitz, K. Fuchsman, P. Lowenberg, D. O’Keefe, & B. Seitler) — inspired by recent book published by the ORI Academic Press.
2/16/22 – 4/20/22 (Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm EDT) — Seeing Is Thinking: The Image As Threshold Of Reality (with Silvio Wolf)
3/5/22 — 3/6/22 (Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am — 3pm EST/NYC) — Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma and Resilience: From Awareness to Working Through (a follow-up on December 2021 international virtual conference, “Who’s Afraid of Alice Miller”)
3/26/22 (Saturday, 10am — 4:30pm EST) — Annual Conference: In Vivo Role Play of the Object Relations Psychoanalytic Process: Six Theoretical Views
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)
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)
4/23/22; 5/7/22 (Saturdays, 9am — 2pm) — NACHTRÄGLICHKEIT: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
5/15/22 (10am — 4:30pm EDT/NYC) — Application of Fairbairn’s Structural Metaphors for Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders: Hysteric, Obsessive, Narcissistic, and Borderline (with Dr. David P. Celani)
6/4/22 (Saturday, 10am – 4pm) — From Neurology to Psychoanalysis and Back to Neuroscience: Basics of functional Psychoneurobiology for Mental Health Professionals (workshop with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
7/10/22 (Sunday, 1:00pm — 3:30pm) — Object Relation Institute’s Summer 2022 Open House: Working with Personality Disorders in Psychoanalytic Supervision: The Object Relations View with Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler, ORI’s Co-founder and Executive Director
8/14/22 (Sunday, 10am ‑3pm EDT/NYC) — Love: Transcultural Perspectives Virtual Symposium (Based on the International Handbook of Love Publication)

Calendar of ORI Events for 2020–2021 Academic Year

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)
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)
10/8/20 — 12/17/20 (Thursdays, 8:40pm — 9:55pm) – Ronald Fairbairn’s Psychoanalytic Model of the Human Psyche and Its Clinical Applications (with David Celani, PhD & Jack Schwartz, PsyD, LCSW)
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)
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)
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)
3/20/21 (Saturday, 10am — 4:30pm) – Annual Conference: Closet Narcissism in Cinema and Clinical Practice: Object Relations and Jungian Perspectives. 7 CEs Presenter: Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP; Discussant: Kenneth Porter, M.D.; Moderator: Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP. Conference will be offered virtually.
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
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)
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
4/18/21 (Sunday, 10am — 4:30pm) – Annual Trauma Workshop: Breaking the Trauma-Bond Between Your Patient and Their Family: An Object Relations Approach to Resistance in Treatment (with David Celani, PhD) 9.5 CEs
5/16/21– Open House, with interactive lecture on Working with Personality Disorders in Psychoanalytic Supervision: The Object Relations View (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt). No fee; RSVP is required. REGISTRATION FORM
6/27/21 (Sunday, 9:30am — 5pm) – The Illusion of Love: Battered Woman and Battering Couple, An Object Relational Approach (with David Celani, PhD)
7/8 & 7/9, 2021 (Thursday & Friday, 9am — 12:40pm) – Post-Traumatic Growth: Deepening Skills in Healing Through Struggle (with Victoria Grinman, PhD, LCSW‑R)
7/17/21 (Saturday, 10am — 4:30pm) – Envy: From Hunger to Destruction of the Good, Inhibitor of Love and Creative Self-Expression (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt)

Calendar of ORI Events for 2019–2020 Academic Year

9/21/19 – Open House, with interactive lecture on Working with Personality Disorders in Psychoanalytic Supervision: The Object Relations View (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NCPsyA, DLitt). No fee; RSVP is required.
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)
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)
10/3/19 — 12/19/19 (Thursdays, 8:40pm — 9:55pm) — Attachment, Psychosomatics, Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth through the Lens of Neuropsychoanalysis (with Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD)
1/9/20 — 3/12/20 (Thursdays, 8:40pm — 9:55pm) — Dissociation, splitting, and closet narcissism (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA)
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)
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)
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)
3/28/20 (Saturday, 9:15am — 4:30pm) — Annual Conference: “HELL IS FOR CHILDREN”– CONTRASTING THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE TREATMENT OF THE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY: MASTERSON’S, RELATIONAL, AND INTRAPSYCHIC PERSPECTIVES. Case presenter: Dr. Loray Daws; Discussants: Drs. Robert Grossmark & Rafael A. Javier; Moderator: Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler. Conference will be held virtually.
7/11/20 (1 pm ‑3:30 pm) — Open House: Four Object Relations Perspectives on the Internal Persecutory Object at the Time of COVID-19. No fee; RSVP is required.

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

9/22/18 (Saturday, 1–4pm EST) — OPEN HOUSE with Interactive Lecture & Role Play on Blocks to Self-Expression. No fee; RSVP is required.
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)
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)
10/12, 10/26, 11/16, 12/07/2018 (Fridays, 6:30pm‑9:00pm) — Transference: Evolution from Freudian to Object Relations and Other Perspectives Worldwide (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
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)
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)
3/23/19 (Saturday, 9:30am‑4:30pm) — Annual Conference: The Therapeutic Action of Working with Erotic Transference: An Object Relations Perspectives (Keynote: Susan Kavaler-Adler; Discussants: Stefanie Teitelbaum and Margaret Yard; Moderator: Eva D. Papiasvili)
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)
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

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)
10/6, 10/27, 11/17, 12/15/2017 (Fridays, 5:30–7:40pm) — Countertransference: Clinical Theory and Technique (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
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)
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)
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)
3/24/18 (Saturday, 9:30am‑4:30pm) — 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.
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)
4/12/18 — 6/14/18 (Thursdays, 6:15pm ‑7:30pm) — “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW; NCPsyA)
4/29/18 (Sunday, 1pm-4pm) — Open House and interactive lecture: Working with Personality Disorders in Psychoanalytic Supervision: The Object Relations View, with Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler

Calendar of ORI Events for 2016–2017 Academic Year

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)
10/6/16 — 12/22/16 (Thursdays, 8:15pm — 9:30pm) — The Unconscious — through the Evolution of Psychoanalytic Theory and Neuroscience (with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
10/6/16 — 12/22/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm — 7:30pm) — “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
10/08/16 (Sunday, 1pm-4pm) — Fall 2016 ORI’s Open House with mini-lecture on Finding and Sustaining One’s True Self Voice, and Opening Paths to Success (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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)
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)
3/18/17 (Saturday, 9:15am — 4:30pm) — 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. Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt, NCPsyA: The Compulsion to Create: Women Writers and Their Demon Lovers and The Creative Mystique: From Red Shoes Frenzy to Love and Creativity
4/13/17 — 6/08/17 (Thursdays, 6:15pm — 7:30pm) — “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
4/13/17 — 6/08/17 (Thursdays, 7:45pm — 9:00pm) — Psychoanalytic Technique: Freud and Beyond (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
4/23/17 (Sunday, 1pm-4pm) — Spring 2017 ORI’s Open House and Interactive Lecture on The Subjective Experience of Time: Time as Persecutory, Frozen, or Holding: An Object Relations Perspective for Clinicians (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA, ORI’s Executive Director)

Calendar of ORI Events for 2015–2016 Academic Year

9/20/15 (Sunday, 1pm-4pm) — Fall 2015 ORI’s Open House and Interactive Lecture on Working with Personality Disorders in Psychoanalytic Supervision: The Object Relations View .
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)
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)
10/8/15–12/17/15 (Thursdays, 6:15pm ‑7:30pm) — “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW‑R)
10/28/15 – 12/02/15 (Wednesdays, 2:10 – 3:25 pm) – 6‑week Supervisory Group with Six Experiential Dimensions: In-vivo role playing; In-vivo writing; Meditative visualization; Process case presentation; Reading and discussion; and Body awareness experience (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
10/31/15 (11am-2pm) — The Fourth Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Workshop/ Lecture — Honoring the legacy of Dr. Seinfeld’s tradition of dialectical thinking — Klein-Winnicott Dialectic — (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA) and Jack Schwarts, PsyD, LCSW, NCPsyA).
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)
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)
3/19/16 (9:30am — 4:30 pm) — ORI’s Annual Conference: Women’s Voices in Psychoanalysis: Erased or Forgotten. Presenters: Jeffrey Lewis, PhD; B. William Brennan, ThM, MA, LMHC; Discussant: Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP; Moderator: Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP.
3/31/16 — 6/09/16 (Thursdays, 8:15pm ‑9:30pm) — Therapeutic Regression: Contributions of S. Ferenczi and M. Balint (with Jeffrey Lewis, PhD)
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)
3/31/16 — 6/09/16 (Thursdays, 6:15pm ‑7:30pm) — “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
6/25/16 — 8/6/16 (Selected Saturdays, 6/25, 7/9, 23, 8/6; @ 9:45 am — 12:40 pm) — Mourning, Melancholia, and the Use of an Object: A Freud-Winnicott Dialectic On Madness and Object Loss (with Stefanie Teitelbaum, LCSW, NCPsyA)
6/26/16 (Sunday, 1pm-5pm) — Spring 2016 ORI’s Open House (3–5 pm) and Interactive Lecture (1–3 pm) on Envy, Hunger and Desire In Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia From Psychoanalytic Object Relations Perspective (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)

Calendar of ORI Events for 2014–2015 Academic Year

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
10/2/14–1/08/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm ‑9:30pm) — Advanced Freudian Thought and Technique (certificate course with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
10/2/14–12/11/14 (Thursdays, 6:15pm ‑7:30pm) — “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
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 (certificate course with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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)
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)
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)
1/8/15–3/12/15 (Thursdays, 8:15pm ‑9:30pm) — Sigmund Freud and His Contributions as the First Object Relations Theorist — course is postponed
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)
1/15/15–3/19/15 (Thursdays, 6:15pm ‑7:30pm) — “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
January 2015 — March 2015 (Selected Saturdays, 10 am — 1 pm, dates TBA) — Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)
2/22/2015 — ORI Annual Conference: On Guilt, Conscience, Regret, and Reparation. Presenters: Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler and Dr. Donald Carveth.
3/15/15 — Open House and Interactive Lecture, Addiction to Bad Objects and “Nightmares and Object Relations Theories.”
3/24/15–6/09/15 (Tuesdays, 9:00 — 10:10 am; NB: no class on 4/14 and 4/21.) — Current Clinical Object Relations Concepts: The Object Relations View on Creative Process and Developmental Process. (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
3/29/15 (Sunday, 10am ‑4:30pm) — Countertransference: Its History as a Theory, a Phenomenon, and as a Resistance — Interactive Workshop: Lecture, “in vivo” Role-play, and Meditative Visualization (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA)
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
March 2015 — June 2015 (Selected Saturdays, 10 am — 1 pm) — Examining Cultural Artifacts: A Tool for Personal and Professional Development (with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD)
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)
4/02/15–6/04/15 (Thursdays, 6:15pm ‑7:30pm) — “Analyst as Instrument” Group Supervision Class (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
6/05/15 — Continuing Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Legacies: Understanding the “Bad Objects” and the “Empty Core”; Dialectical Thinking; Examining Cultural Artifacts, and Spirituality and Mindfulness in Life and Clinical Practice — Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Panel — during 2015 Annual Convention of the International Psychohistorical Association, NYC (6/3/15–6/5/15; NYU campus). Panelists: Drs. Susan Kavaler-Adler; Robinson Lilienthal, Jack Schwartz. Moderator: Dr. Inna Rozentsvit.
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).
7/19/15 (Sunday, 1pm — 4pm) — Summer Open House and Interactive Lecture on Fear of Intimacy.

Calendar of ORI Events for 2013–2014 Academic Year

9/22/13 (12pm-2pm) — Character Disorders: Narcissistic, Borderline, and Schizoid (workshop with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA); followed by the Open House (2pm-4pm).
10/1/13–12/10/13 (Tuesdays, 9:00 — 10:15 am) — Current Concepts in Object Relations Theory on Psychic Change and Clinical Process. Part 1: The Anatomy of Regret (certificate course with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt).
10/3/12–12/19/13 (10-weeks; Thursdays, 8:15pm ‑9:30pm) — Neurosis and Oedipal Conflicts (certificate course with Eva Papiasvili, PhD, ABPP)
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).
10/3/12–12/19/13 (10-weeks; Thursdays, 6:15pm ‑7:30pm) — Group Supervision: Analyst as Instrument (certificate course with Harriet Wald, LCSW
1/14/13–3/18/14 (Tuesdays, 9:00 — 10:15 am) — Current Concepts in Object Relations Theory on Psychic Change and Clinical Process. Part 2: The Klein-Winnicott Dialectic (certificate course with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt) — in progress
1/16/14–3/20/14 (10-weeks; Thursdays, 8:15pm ‑9:30pm) — Narcissistic Phenomena and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (certificate course with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt).
1/16/14–6/03/14 (10-weeks; Thursdays, 6:15pm ‑7:30pm) — Group Supervision: Analyst as Instrument (with Harriet Wald, LCSW).
2/23/14 (9:30am‑4:30pm) — Annual Conference — Psychoanalysis Today: Objectified Digital Minds and Lost Hearts of the Cybercouch. Keynote paper — by Dr. Margaret Yard. Discussants — Dr. Ruth Danon and Dr. Jeffrey Lewis. Moderator — Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler.
3/09/14 (12pm-2pm) — Workshop Envy, Hunger and Desire in Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia from Psychoanalytic Object Relations Perspective (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt), followed by the ORI’s Open House (2pm — 4pm).
3/09/14 (2pm-4pm) — ORI’s Open House (held together with the Envy, Hunger and Desire in Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia from Psychoanalytic Object Relations Perspective workshop; see above)
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, LCSW, NPsyA)
4/01/14–6/03/14 (Tuesdays, 9:00 — 10:15 am) — Current Concepts in Object Relations Theory and Clinical Process. Part 3: Reading Donald L. Carveth and Frank Summers: Conscience and Subjectivity (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, DLitt)
4/03/14–6/05/14 (10-weeks; Thursdays, 8:15pm ‑9:30pm) — Neo-Kleinian Thought and Developmental Mourning Theory (with Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, NPsyA, D.Litt)
4/03/14–6/05/14 (10-weeks; Thursdays, 6:15pm ‑7:30pm) — Group Supervision: Analyst as Instrument (with Harriet Wald, LCSW)
5/04/14 (Sunday, 12–3 pm) — Continuing Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Tradition of Examining Cultural Artifacts. Dostoyevsky’s Brothers Karamazov: From the ‘Bad Object’ to Ecumenical Spirituality. — Third Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial lecture/ workshop (with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD).
7/11/14–8/29/14 (Fridays, 8 pm — 9:30 pm) — Integration of Contemporary British and American Object Relations Theory (with Richard M. Alperin, Ph.D., LCSW).
7/20/14 (Sunday, 1 pm — 4 pm) — ORI’s Open House — and workshop “In Session: Crying, Breathing, and Sleeping”, followed by object relations group experience with Dr. Kavaler-Adler — from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Event is free, but RSVP is required. Virtual participation is encouraged.