On A Clear Day. . . You Can See Ghosts
Estelle Krumholz, MSW, LCSW
On a beautiful, pre-autumnal day in late September I attended a workshop in New York City entitled, "Ghosts in the Consulting Room,".
What is Queer About Sex?: Expanding Sexual Frames in Theory and Practice [pdf]By Suzanne Iasenza, PH.D.
Psychotherapists often believe if couples improve their communication and emotional dynamics, good sex follows.
Unconscious Sources of Low Sexual Desire in Gay, Lesbian and Heterosexual Peer Marriages [doc]By Suzanne Iasenza, PH.D.
Many couples enter sex therapy with partners either blaming themselves or the other for their sexual difficulties.
Psychoanalysis in a Globalized Community: "Skype" Video Treatment of Patients in China by CPPNJ Analysts
By Cristine Grapa, LCSW, LMFT
On May 6, 2012, we were transported from the Rutgers Campus across worlds of geography, politics, history, and culture to present-day China!
Black Psychoanalysts Speak: IPTAR�s Diversity and Culture Committee Presentation
By Marion Houghton, LCSW
�Something is happening here.� With these words, Richard Reichbart, PhD, captured the energy and excited anticipation in the room at NYC�s Park Avenue Methodist Church on Saturday morning, May 12.
Graduation Speech: Marilyn Legato
Well, it�s been along time getting here, and sometimes the road has been quite bumpy, but I have to say I am very happy to be here tonight.
Graduation Speech: Mitchel Miltch, LCSW
Thank you so much for being here with me tonight. I congratulate my fellow graduates Marilyn and Veronica, each of whom I�ve had the pleasure to share learning experiences with.
The Effectiveness of Psychoanalytic Therapy: Evidence from Research
By Nancie Senet, Ph.D.
Part 3: Dodo Redux. We last left our prescient bird knocked slightly off his perch.
Images have a certain power to convey the core values by which we steer our work: a home within; a secure base; a place to live inside oneself; ground to stand on, from which to reach out to the world beyond.
By Nancie Senet, PhD
As you might remember, we last left the Dodo bird as he sat enjoying the continuing success of his famous verdict.
Part 1: The Dodo Bird Verdict: Lewis Carroll first introduced us to the judicial talents of the Dodo Bird in Alice in Wonderland.
In the first edition of this column we hope to explain how the training committee works and give you a glimpse into how decisions are made.
December All-Day Conference Report Muriel Dimen Presents on Sex and the Psychoanalyst: Perversion and DesireBy Ruth Lijtmaer, Ph.D.
How can psychoanalysts view sex, perversion and desire using the lens of 21st century feminism?
Some of you may have had the opportunity to attend the CPPNJ sponsored conference with Paul Wachtel in 2009.
What makes patients begin to seem overwhelming? How do we as therapists end up feeling overwhelmed?
I hope that all have managed to survive the transition from summer to busy fall, marked by the start of school, the Jewish holidays, and our own fall ritual, our annual CPPNJ Fall Brunch.
From a clinical viewpoint, culture and race play a role in etiologies of disorders, diagnosis and the therapist's approach to treatment.
Dreams and the Unconscious Through the Lens of Neuro -Psychoanalysis: A Look at Unconscious Motivational Systems Within the BrainBy Debra Roelke, PhD and Harlene Goldschmidt, PhD.
Another way in which unconscious motivational systems come into play in therapy is through the transference-countertransference relationship.
The CPPNJ annual Welcome Back Brunch was held on September 18th in Lenfell Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
I am writing at the start of another new year, our second full academic year as the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of NJ.
Meditation is perhaps the most important "best practice" I employ each day in the service of warming myself up so I can develop, apply, and identify obstacles to being present in an emotionally intelligent manner.
As a preteen I would watch TV dramas with my Mom, a homemaker, and she would explain dynamics to me: "that person is saying this, but is really feeling that, and the reason for that is.." This was fascinating to me.
Sunday, June 5 marked the CPPNJ's second Annual Graduation and End of Year Celebration at the Hamilton Park Hotel in Madison New Jersey.
The telephone rang one morning. The caller identified himself as an internist in a distant, southwestern state...
This article will look at psychological and interpersonal aspects of relational trauma, as well as explore some basic aspects of the neurological underpinnings of such trauma.
The recruitment committee maintained a presence at CPPNJ activities during the course of the year. One such event was the David Wallin conference.
I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate our two graduating candidates, Janet Hoffer and Mary Lantz, and to welcome them to full membership in our Center.
CPPNJ is used to people coming from all over the metropolitan area to attend its events. But from St. Louis?
Legislation was passed on 1/16/11 PL 2009, C.209, which amended the Health Care Quality Act (HCQA) (N.J.S.A. 26:2S-1).
While many have decried the diminishing importance of psychoanalysis in the face of changing cultural values, the bureaucratization of psychotherapy, decreased insurance reimbursements for psychotherapists, and so on, it is also important to recognize other, more positive developments in our field.
Press One for Aggravation, Press Two for Denials.
A funny thing happened when I picked up the newspaper the other day. I saw a research report that looked at communication in relationships.
This is the first of a series of three articles focusing on scientific studies and brain research that support psychodynamic treatment.
Silent PPOs, such as Multi-Plan, Beech Street, Devon and others intrude into your fee arrangement with private pay patients.
In the spring of 2010, the Recruitment Committee conducted a survey of the CPPNJ community to identify the variety of ways that members came to training.
The Psychotherapy Center of CPPNJ (PC, www.psychotherapycentercppnj.com), was established in the late 1980's by the then-treasurer of IPPNJ, Linda Meyers and Nancy McWilliams.
I first read Freud in college in a class that was required for English majors but not for psychology students.
On October 30th, Stan Tatkin, PhD presented the CPPNJ fall conference, Attachment Approaches to Couple Therapy.
I would like to continue the theme of my previous column on the future of psychoanalytic practice, but before I do, I would like to remind our members that my intention is to provoke conversation and dialogue on these matters.
Dr. Monica Carsky was one of the initial faculty members of the former Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey (IPPNJ).
New legislation has been introduced by Assemblyman Gary Schaer which would affect out of network mental health professionals.
Some years ago, my niece Jill, who was a young mother at the time, confided that she was very fearful that her daughter Sierra, a very precocious little girl of about 4, was so frightfully bright that she may surpass her.
David Wallin, Ph.D.
With the fall coming and the advent of another school year for children about to start, I think back to the excitement of wearing new clothes, seeing friends that you hadn't seen over the summer and the opportunity to learn more.
In a recent email exchange on our CPPNJ listserv, one of our faculty members, Bob Raymond, raised a controversial and, I think, essential question for all of us as psychoanalysts and psychotherapists to consider.
If you are wondering what to read next, take a look at the books our colleagues have fallen in love with...
The teacher of a class of three-and-a-half year old pre-school children at the daycare in Trenton where I have been consulting for the past eleven years called me late morning one day, greatly distressed, to help her out...
As I prepare to take off for a few weeks it occurred to me to write something about endings, but I have had the occasion this week to think about one ending in particular, and offer some open-ended reflections.
I would like to take the opportunity to mention a few things that are important to note as this year comes to an end and we begin to look forward to the coming year...
Over the past several decades innovations in brain science have confirmed much of what therapists intuitively understand about our emotional life and the healing power of relationships.
There seems to be a never ending onslaught of how insurance companies intrude into our patients' privacy and limit reimbursement...