In Fall of 2017 — ORI continues Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Workshop/ Lecture Series
The very first ‘Seinfeld’s Memorial’ at ORI was held during the Annual 20th Anniversary conference, where Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld was planning to discuss the paper on Mortality, Immortality, Time as an Object, Persecutory vs. Holding. Here is the link to the highlights of the conference:
5/05/13 — The First Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Workshop/ Lecture - Honoring the legacy of Dr. Seinfeld’s work on spirituality in psychotherapy and in every-day life: The Art of Flourishing (by Jeffrey Rubin, PhD). Report about the event — by Dr. Jeffrey Lewis - follow the link HERE
6/09/13 — The Second Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Workshop/ Lecture - Honoring the legacy of Dr. Seinfeld’s work on “bad objects” and “empty core” — Moving from the Prison of Pornography to the Freedom of Relatedness (by Jack Schwartz, PhD).
Each workshop included film footage featuring Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld at various ORI conferences (2010 conference on Spirituality and Psychoanalysis and 1997 conference on the Negative Therapeutic Reaction).
5/04/14 (Sunday, 12–3 pm) — The Third Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Workshop/ Lecture — Honoring the legacy of Dr. Seinfeld’s tradition of examining cultural artifacts — Dostoyevsky’s Brothers Karamazov: From the ‘Bad Object’ to Ecumenical Spirituality — ( with Robinson Lilienthal, PhD).
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, NPsyA, D.Litt.)
6/5/15 (Friday, 9am-11am) — Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Panel at the 38th Annual Conference of International Psychohistorical Association (with Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, moderator; and presenters: Drs. Jack Schwartz, Robinson Lilienthal, Susan Kavaler-Adler, and Inna Rozentsvit).
New certificate program at ORI, dedicated to Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld:
These are some presentations done by Dr. Seinfeld at ORI during “Seinfeld’s Workshops” or/and at other ORI events:
12/5/10 — Bipolar and other Mood Disorders: Advances in Biochemical, Genetic, Neuroscience, and Object Relations Dimensions (with Dr. Michael Gropper, DSW).
YouTube (private) video by Mike Gropper, Jeff’s childhood friend:
Remembering Jeff Seinfeld — YouTube video by Dr. Mike Gropper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sugLZmvTjuM
In 2013, ORI had announced Jeff Seinfeld’s Memorial Scholarships for Mental Health Professionals:
Starting in 2014–2015 academic year, ORI offers partial and full-time scholarships, to commemorate late Dr. Joyce McDougal and Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld and to continue their legacy of deep object relations psychoanalytic thinking and education. These scholarships will allow young mental health practitioners in need to continue their education in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and object relations clinical theory and technique.
If you would like to contribute to this scholarship fund, your contribution will be tax-deductible. You will be then involved in the selection process and will receive reports on the candidate’s progress.
For more information and to apply or/and to propose a candidate for the memorial scholarship consideration, please contact Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, ORI’s administrator and Community Outreach Coordinator at 646–522‑1056 or via email at .
To start the scholarship application process, please do the following:
Choose the program you’d like to attend (One-year Intro; Two-year Advanced; and Four-year Full training, Parent-Child Development program, etc.), and send your application in.
Write a letter to the scholarship committee re: why your application should be considered (which will include why you would like to get the extra training, how it might help your work, etc., as well as what your financial status is and what kind of help you need, since you will be not the only one applying for help).
Your letter can be send as an email attachment (addressed to the ORI Scholarship Committee) to or it can be sent by mail to: ORI administrator/ Dr. Inna Rozentsvit, 75–15 187 Street, Fresh Meadows, NY, 11366–1725.
After your application is processed and your letter/ essay is discussed among the Board members, they will decide what kind of help will be possible to provide for you for the next academic year. Your request will be considered in September, before the next academic year starts.
ORI Academic Press is announcing call for papers related to work of Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld.
Paper selection will be finished by March 31st, 2018, and selected paper(s) will be published in the MindConsiliums.
The authors will be given the opportunity to present the selected paper(s) at the Annual Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Lecture/Workshop in 2017–2018 and 2018–2019 academic years.