december, 2019

14dec(dec 14)10:30 am22mar(mar 22)12:00 pmClinical Applications of Attachment Theory with Adult Patients


Event Details

The National Psychological Association
for Psychoanalysis

Presents (4-session course)

Clinical Applications of Attachment Theory with Adult Patients

Rosaleen Rusty Horn, LP

Jayne Bloch, MA, LP | Doris Silverman, PhD
Ann Rose Simon, LCSW | Sujatha Subramanian, PhD

NPAP Members $120
Non-Members $200

NPAP I 40 West 13 Street I # 216
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Handicap accessible facility

Register Here! CE 6.0 Hours

This four-session course addresses the clinical application of attachment theory in the treatment of adults in individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy. After reviewing the history and basic theory of attachment theory, the focus is on the clinical implications of each attachment style—secure, avoidant, anxious, and disorganized—in working with adult patients. Clinical material will explore how these early relational patterns become represented in the child’s inner world and are subsequently re-enacted in adult life, including in the therapeutic relationship. Each instructor will address a different attachment style, demonstrating how therapists may deepen their understanding of early maladaptive relational patterns and enhance empathic interventions to develop more secure attachments in adult relating.

Learning Objectives: After attending the presentation, participants will be able to
– Describe the four primary attachment styles: secure, avoidant, anxious, and disorganized.
– Assess clinical issues of relationship and intimacy characteristic of each attachment style.
– Describe the transference, countertransference, defenses, and resistances characteristic of each style.
– Discuss clinical interventions appropriate for working with patients from each style.

Class 1, December 14, 2019: “Building Capacity for Secure Attachment in Clinical Work with Adults,”
Instructor: Jayne Bloch, MA, LP
Class 2, January 18, 2020: “The Usefulness of the Attachment System for Clinical Work,”
Instructor: Doris Silverman, PhD
Class 3, February 22, 2020: “Working with Disorganized Attachments” (tent. title), Instructor: Sujatha Subrananian, PhD
Class 4, March 21, 2020: “Working with Ambivalent Attachments” (tent. title), Instructor: Ann Rose SImon, LCSW

Open to advanced practitioners to learn the latest on attachment theory clinical practice.

6.0 CE contact hours will be granted to participants with documented attendance and complete evaluation form. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion, a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to all participants.

Rosaleen Rusty Horn, LP, MS.Ed, is a senior member, training and control analyst and faculty member at NPAP. She has presented nationally on the topic of psychoanalysis with the aging patient and is a consultant to the Studio School in NYC, a psychoanalytic school. She maintains a private practice in New York City, working with children, adolescents, and adults.

Jayne Bloch, MA, LP, is a licensed psychoanalyst in full-time private practice and works with individuals, couples and parents on infant and child-related issues. She is a senior member and supervisor at NPAP, where she has held various Board positions and currently serves on the Training Committee. Jayne also completed a three-year fellowship at the Anni Bergman Parent Infant Training Program.

Doris Silverman, PhD, is a faculty member and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is a training, supervising, and teaching analyst at IPTAR. She is also a fellow, teacher and supervisor at the International Psychoanalytic Association, as well as at other training institutes in New York City and throughout the country.

Sujatha Subrananian, PhD, is a Fellow at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). She graduated from NYU’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, IPTAR’s Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program, and the Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Program. Dr. Subramanian serves on the faculty at IPTAR. She works with adults, children, and adolescents in private practice.

Ann Rose Simon, LCSW, is senior member, supervisor and training analyst at NPAP. She has served on the NPAP Board and was a member of the Training Committee and Chair of the Student Recruitment Committee. She is a founding member of the Neuropsychoanalytic Clinical Study Center of NPAP and is currently a member of its Steering Committee and the Coordinator of the Neuropsychoanalytic Reading Group.


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December 14 (Saturday) 10:30 am - March 22 (Sunday) 12:00 pm


National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP)

40 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

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