The New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

The New York Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (NYIPSP), SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0369.

NYIPSP Membership Organization CE Live / In-person

101.1 Clinical Study Group

Workshops, lectures, presentations, panels (using media such as film, PowerPoint, videos)

David MacIsaac, PhD, Chair; Crayton Rowe, MSW, BCD-P, Co-Chair

22 contact hours

Cost: NYIPSP member: $300 annual fee. Membership required for participation in Study Group. Application available on request: 855.965.3425

Meets THIRD SUNDAY of each month 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. September 18; October 16; November 20; December 18 2016; January 15; February 19; March 19; April 16; May 21; June 18; July 16 2017

Location: 230 West End Avenue, #1D (entrance is on West 70th Street) New York, NY 10023 map

Presentations address technique of practice, including selfobject transferences, countertransference, ruptures in treatment, and dream interpretation. Traditional selfobject transference of idealizing, mirroring, twinship, and the recently discovered undifferentiated selfobject transference will be examined through clinical case material. Theories of neurobiology and infant research will be incorporated in the examination of clinical case studies. Models of self psychology are compared and contrasted with other theoretical conceptualizations. Focus is on examining the difficult to treat patients, e.g., traumatized, neglected, and early fixated patients. An additional purpose of the study group is to expand the theory of self psychology, by considering new constructs based on clinical data.

After attending the Study Group, participants will be able to:
  • - Describe selfobject transferences defined by Kohut .
  • - Define Wolf's adversarial selfobject transference.
  • - Define the undifferentiated selfobject transference as seen in difficult to treat patients.
  • - Discuss the differences of self psychology constructs with that of other theoretical models.
  • - Discuss the contributions of infant research and neurobiology to clinical practice.
  • - Describe the potential for further research to expand the theories of self psychology.