september, 2018

29sep(sep 29)10:30 am23mar(mar 23)12:00 pmFacing the Challenges of Emerging Adulthood


Event Details



7-week course

Facilitator: Rosaleen Rusty Horn, LP
Instructors: Pamela Meersand, PhD; Michelle Tricamo, MD; Hope Iglehart, LP; Jayne Bloch, LP;
Art Pomponio, PhD, LP; Linda Washburn, LCSW; Diane Clemente, LCSW

Dates: September 29, October 27, November 17, December 15, 2018
January 12, February 23, March 23, 2019
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

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Emerging Adulthood, sometimes called the Odyssey Years, has been recently identified as a distinct phase of lifespan development that extends throughout a person’s twenties. The 7-part course will view how psychoanalysis relates to this stage of life. Theoretical and clinical considerations shall be offered.

Learning objectives: After attending this course, participants will be able to
– Define the developmental period, “Emerging Adulthood,” and distinguish it from late adolescence.
– Describe the developmental processes within this period associated with identity and gender.
– Assess developmental issues of relationships and intimacy characteristic of this period.
– Discuss personal goal setting and values associated with people in their twenties and how they relate to a range of issues bringing them to therapy.
– Identify the characteristic developmental problems relating to launching a career path.
– Describe the changing relationship between emerging adults and their parents, especially as they move towards a sense of equality and mutual respect.
– Assess the impact of technology and related cultural change as they affect identity and interpersonal relationships in both normative and non-normative patterns.

Class 1, September 29, 2018: Distinguishes the differences between late adolescence and early adulthood and the transition from one to the other, including such topics as the development of sublimatory channels, the further consolidation of personality, SE consolidation, integration of the sexual body, value system, subjective experience of urgency, and selective identification with parents. Instructor: Pamela Meersand, PhD

Class 2, October 27, 2018: Finalization of identity and gender. Instructor: Pamela Meersand, PhD

Class 3, November 17, 2018: Commitment to relationships and issues of intimacy.
Instructor: Michelle Tricamo, MD

Class 4, December 15, 2018: Clarification of personal goals and values. Instructor: Hope Iglehart, LP

Class 5, January 12, 2019: Developmental challenges to the establishment of a career path. Instructor: Jayne Bloch, LP

Class 6, February 23, 2019: Realignment of parental authority towards equality and mutual respect. Instructor: Arthur Pomponio, PhD, LP

Class 7, March 23, 2019: Communication and cultural change in the digital age, as it affects identity, both healthy and pathological (addiction, branding, self-objectification, interpersonal relationships, etc.) Instructors: Linda Washburn, Diane Clemente

Rosaleen Rusty Horn, LP, MS.Ed, (course facilitator) 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 graduate of NPAP and the Anni Bergman Parent Infant Training Program. Jayne has held various Board positions at NPAP, where she is also a supervisor, and currently serves on the Training Committee.

Diane Clemente, LCSW, is a senior member of NPAP and a practicing psychoanalyst in NYC. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Psychoanalytic Review.

Hope Iglehart, LP, is a senior member, training and control analyst, and supervisor at NPAP. She maintains a private practice in New York, seeing adults, young adults, and adolescents.
She was research assistant to Lloyd Silverman at the VA working with Vietnam Veterans. From 2008 until 2018, she served as director of The Infant Development Project at Columbia-Presbyterian, under the auspices of Beatrice Beebe. Her interests in psychological dynamics include the workings of the unconscious and non-language communication, to object relations and the vicissitudes of development.

Pamela Meersand, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training. She teaches and writes about human development, play therapy and child analysis. She maintains a private practice in New York City.

Arthur Pomponio, PhD, LP, is a senior member, training and control analyst, supervisor, and faculty member at NPAP. He is immediate past president of the Training Institute of NPAP, former dean of faculty and curriculum, and former board member. He is also on the boards of the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis and the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education.

Michelle Tricamo, MD, obtained her M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Downstate and completed her residency in general adult psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She completed her fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian, a combined program of Cornell and Columbia Universities. She maintains a private practice in New York City and is on the Cornell faculty, teaching both residents and medical students. She completed her psychoanalytic training at Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

Linda Washburn, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice with individuals and couples. She is a member, training analyst, and supervisor at NPAP. A former faculty member at NPAP, she has also taught at the Institute for Expressive Analysis.

NPAP Center for Advanced Developmental Studies Ad Hoc Committee Members: Jayne Bloch, Diane Clemente, Judy Greenwald, Rusty Horn. Arlyne Rochlin, Arthur Pomponio, Linda Washburn

Open to Advanced Practitioners to learn the latest on this developmental phase and deepen clinical skills in working with this population.

Cost (7-week Course): NPAP Members $140 ($20 per class); Non-NPAP Members $280 ($40 per class)

10.5 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.

RSVP: Registration Form- / (212) 924-7440
National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0139.

National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0010.


September 29 (Saturday) 10:30 am - March 23 (Saturday) 12:00 pm



40 W 13th St New York, NY 10011