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Ferenczi Center Presents: Ghosts in the 21st Century Consulting Room

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center, 1103 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

In short personal/clinical vignettes, presenters will illustrate the intermingling of their histories and those of their patients during particularly challenging times (death of a precious loved one, loss in childhood, loss in adulthood, loss in death, and loss in alienation). Drawing on the work of Apprey, the Barrangers, Freud, Rey, and Winnicott, we explore the long-standing unconscious contract or project many of us have in the care and repair of the dead and dying objects in our internal worlds. 

We ask: What does the analyst bring to treatment? How does this potentially intermingle with our patients’ histories, and how does this contribute to stalemates? These deeply personal stories animate problems of impasse, often the site of stalled mourning for both analyst and patient.


Adrienne Harris, Moderator (Faculty and Supervisor at New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis)
With Michael Feldman (Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Faculty at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research  where he has taught courses on Child Development and Intergenerational Transfer of Trauma and Resilience.  He is a Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan), Heather Ferguson (LCSW, is a psychoanalyst and group therapist in private practice in NYC. She is Faculty and Supervisor at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS) and at the Institute for Expressive Analysis in NYC. She writes and presents on eating disorder treatment), Arthur Fox (trained as a psychologist at CUNY and as a psychoanalyst at NYU PostDoc. He's in private practice in New York.), Susan Klebanoff (Ferkauf School of Psychology, Yeshiva University), and Margery Kalb ((Faculty and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology (Adjunct) at New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis). 
Discussant: Richard Brockman ( Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

This event is sponsored by the Sandor Ferenczi Center at The New School for Social Research.

Event Type

Workshops and Training


General Public


Sandor Ferenczi Center


Education and Learning, Creativity and Innovation


The New School for Social Research, Department of Psychology


Psychology, Professional Development


Fees vary (ranging from $10 - $60). Please visit the EventBrite page for details.

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