NPAP: National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis

A professional association for phsychoanalytic training, referrals, and resources.
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The Program Committee
of the
National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
Invites you to a panel discussion on

The Uncanny


            Saturday, May 3, 2014 * 10:30 am – 1:00 pm           
NPAP Meeting Room
40 W 13 Street, New York City * Buzzer 216

“The uncanny is that class of the frightening which leads back
to what is known of old and long familiar” (Sigmund Freud, 1919). 
How is it possible, and under what circumstances, for something that was once familiar
to become uncanny? What are the literary sources that made S. Freud’s uncanny possible?
What is the link between the uncanny and other concepts of his metapsychology?
How do different schools of psychoanalytic thought view “The Uncanny” today,
inside and outside of the consulting room?
Panelists, NPAP faculty and supervising psychoanalysts:
Carl Jacobs, D. Sc., L.P. * Jane Kupersmidt, Ph.D., LCSW, FIPA *
Arthur Pomponio, Ph.D., L.P.

Special guest:
Alain Vanier, M.D., Ph.D., former President of Espace-Analytique and a Supervisor at Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association, is a Distinguished Professor of psychopathology and psychoanalysis, Director of Graduate studies at the University of Paris Diderot, Paris 7, where he also heads Centre de Recherches Psychanalyse, Médecine et Société (CRPMS).
Curated and moderated by Richard J. Karpe, LCSW, BCD-P.
A festive breakfast will be served, honoring Sigmund Freud’s (b. May 6, 1856) birthday.
The event is free and open to the NPAP community and to the general public.
NPAP Program Committee:
Jean Golden, Richard J. Karpe, S. Montana Katz, Jane Kupersmidt, Evan Malater,
Gavriel Reisner (Members in Training Organization), Alan Roland, Catherine B. Silver,
E. Hanna Turken, Aleksandra Wagner (Chair), and Margaret Zellner.

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The Continuing Education Committee



   An Integration of Freud’s Timeless Unconscious
     And The Buddhist Concept of Many Lives

Ruth Rosenbaum
Discussant: Alan Roland

Sunday, May 4, 2014
5:30 – 7:00 pm
at NPAP, 40 West 13 Street* 

Few discussions of Buddhism and psychoanalysis address one of the essential features of Buddhist philosophy: reincarnation and the evolution of the soul over many lifetimes. This talk will show how integrating psychoanalytic treatment with the Buddhist concept of “bag chags,” karmic patterns that form over many incarnations, can enhance psychodynamic work with certain patients.  Since recent surveys indicate that over 25% of Americans, from all religious backgrounds, believe in reincarnation, analysts are likely to encounter this belief at some point in their work.  Clinical material will be used in the presentation.
Ruth Rosenbaum, PhD, L.P.   NPAP faculty, supervisor and training analyst. Editorial Board of The Psychoanalytic Review. Writer/lecturer, on psychoanalysis and spirituality, intersubjectivity, and on integration of concepts from psychoanalysis, quantum physics, neuroscience, and psi phenomena. Her study with aTibetan Buddhist lama informs her understanding of Buddhist philosophy.
Alan Roland, PhD   NPAP faculty, training analyst, supervisor and member of the Board of Directors. Author, four books, including Journeys into Foreign Selves: Asians and Asian Americans in a Global Era. Also an exhibiting visual artist, a playwright, and librettist.

Open to the public at no charge.
Refreshments served.
*Handicap accessible facility
RSVP: / 212.924.7440

Diane Clemente, Alice Entin, Murray Gelman, Helen Goldberg, Judy Ann Kaplan (Chair),
Edith Laufer, Loveleen Posmentier, Judith Rappaport, Penny Rosen


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