The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, founded by Theodor Reik in 1948, is sponsoring this event which is devoted to exploring the impact of Reik's work on the current state of diverse psychoanalytic theories, and their major controversies.
Participants include doctors Otto Kernberg, Harold Blum, Martin Bergman, Jeremy Safran, Anna Aragno, and Dany Nobus. Dr. Carl Jacobs, NPAP program chair, moderates.
Co-sponsored by the department of Social Sciences of The New School for General Studies.
This video is part one of two.
Anna Aragno, PhD., is the author of Forms of Knowledge: A Psychoanalytic Study of Human Communication, IUP, 2008, and Symbolization: Proposing a Developmental Paradigm for a New Psychoanalytic Theory of Mind, IUP, 1997, as well as numerous papers in major psychoanalytic journals.
She is a former prima ballerina with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet.
Professor Martin S. Bergmann is a Master Teacher and supervisor and the author and editor of The Anatomy of Loving, The Hartmann Era, The Evolution of Psychoanalytic Technique Understanding Dissidence and Controversy, In the Shadow of Moloch, Generations of the Holocaust as well as hundreds of scientific papers.
He is also the inaugural recipient of The Oscar Sternbach Memorial Award. Professor Bergmann's first psychoanalytic teaching was sponsored by Theodor Reik. He is Clinical Professor of Psychology at NYU Post-Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis.
Harold P. Blum, MD, is Executive Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives, former editor of The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 1974-1984, Editor of seven major books honoring Jacob Arlow, Charles Brenner, Leo Rangell, Robert Wallerstein, Mark Kanzer and Heinz Hartmann.
In addition to the Sternbach Award, he has received the inaugural Mary Sigourney, Margaret Mahler and Sandor Lorenz Prizes, as well as the Heinz Hartman Award.
Dr. Carl Jacobs is chair of the Program Committee at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysts.
Dr. Otto F. Kernberg
Dr. Kernberg is a psychoanalyst and professor of psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
He is most widely known for his psychoanalytic theories on borderline personality organization and narcissistic pathology. In addition, Dr. Kernberg's work has been central in integrating postwar ego psychology (which was primarily developed in the United States and England) with Kleinian object relations (which was developed primarily in continental Europe and South America).
Dr. Kernberg's integrative writings were central to the development of modern object relations, a theory of mind that is perhaps the theory most widely accepted among modern psychoanalysts.
Dany Nobus, PhD., is author of Theodor Reik: Architect of the Third Ear, as well as Knowing Nothing, Staying Stupid: Elements for a Psychoanalytic Epistemology, 2005; Jacques Lacan and the Freudian Practice of Psychoanalysis, 2000; Key Concepts of Lacanian Psychoanalysis, 1998, and Perversion: Psychoanalytic Perspectives/Perspectives on Psychoanalysis, 2006.
Nobus is Chair of Psychology and Psychoanalysis and Head of the School of Social Sciences at Brunel University in London.
Jeremy Safran, PhD., is Director of Clinical Training at the New School for Social Research, Senior Research Scientist at Beth Israel Medical Center, President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and a member of the faculty at NYU and Stephen A. Mitchell Relational Center and The New School.
He is the author of over 100 papers and several books, including Emotion in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue and Interpersonal Process in Cognitive Therapy.