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Past IEA Events

A Sensorimotor Approach to Healing Using the “Clay Field”

Sunday, November 4th, 2018 12:30-3:00 PM
Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10014

The presenters will introduce and demonstrate Work at the Clay Field, in which a person engages with a flat field of clay held in a shallow wooden box. What emerges as they follow the impulses of their hands is a sensorimotor experience that facilitates the meeting of developmental needs and the release of the effects of trauma held in the body. It can be used with all age groups, from toddlers to the elderly.  Work at the Clay Field is little known outside of Germany and Australia. It was developed in Germany in 1972 by Heinz Deuser and has only recently been available to non-German speakers, primarily through the trainings offered in Australia by Deuser’s long-time student Cornelia Elbrecht, whose book Trauma Healing at the Clay Field was published in 2013. International trainings in English became available only in 2016.

Michelle Rhodes LCSW-R, ATR-BC, NCPsyA

Michelle’s love affair with clay began at the age of 5, when she attended the Queen Street Settlement in Philadelphia. It continued through high school, college, and beyond, including apprenticeships to potters in Japan. She has taught ceramics at Hofstra University and Wagner College.

As a therapist Michelle has experience working with all ages in psychiatric hospitals, clinics, residential settings, and private practice, and has a special interest in the use of clay, sandplay, and other non-verbal approaches to trauma treatment. A Board Certified Art Therapist, NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst, Michelle maintains a private practice at her Deep Clay Expressive Therapy Center in Gardiner, NY. She is currently completing her professional training in Work at the Clay Field.

Elaine Oswald LCAT, ATR-BC, CCEP

Elaine is a NY State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with 18 years experience working with individuals, families, and groups. She is board certified by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) and received her Master’s in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute. Elaine is also a somatic psychotherapist and Certified Core Energetics Practitioner.  Her professional experience includes 10 years working with children and families at a NYC agency, with a focus on trauma and resiliency. Elaine has also worked with youth in foster care, and adults in substance abuse recovery. She specializes in working with siblings of people with special needs, and with Highly Sensitive People. In addition to her private practice, she leads art therapy groups for autistic children and adolescents at a NYC school.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe physical and technical elements of Work at the Clay Field.
  2. Identify the process of Work at the Clay Field with Children and Adults to heal trauma.
  3. Explain three sensorimotor aspects of Work at the Clay Field.

There will be 2 CE’s offered for LP’s, LMSW’s, LCSW’s and LCAT’s; proof of attendance for all others.  It is the responsibility of the participant seeking CE credits to comply with requirements.  Upon completion a certificate of attendance will be emailed to all participants.

This event is free for IEA students & members.  $100 for non-IEA members.

Cancellation Policy: Please be advised that no refunds are offered after registration is complete.


Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC

October 11 – 14, 2018
New York City

IEA Members Presenting at the Expressive Therapies Summit in NYC:

Bob Wolf will be presenting:
Expressive/Analytic Group Supervision for Creative Art Therapists, Sunday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Kristin Long will be presenting:
Helping LGBTQ Youth Create Coherent Self-Narratives, Sunday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community, Sunday, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Marianne Joiner-Hughes will be presenting:
Tolerating the Intolerable: Helping Clients to Manage Difficult Symptoms, Relationships & Situations, Saturday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Creative Seminar Series
“Intimations on Sigmund Freud’s Appreciation of the Arts” Part 1

FORT/DA — An artful presentation by Jane McAdam Freud
Saturday, June 23rd 2018 * 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tibet House 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

Event Description
Jane McAdam Freud will be giving a paper called Freud’s Medals, which focuses on her great-grandfather Sigmund Freud’s antiquities. Also, her film Dead or Alive will be presented and discussed, which shows Freud’s antiquities merging with his great granddaughter’s sculptures. Accompanying the film and/or beyond, there will be workshop where participants will be invited to create a work of their own which can be taken home and hung up for enjoyment.

Learning Objectives
After attending the presentation, participants will be able to:
Describe and name some of Sigmund Freud’s collected antiquities.
Understand the place of these transitional objects for Freud.
Discuss the psychological implications of being in Freud’s ancestral home for an extended period.

Jane McAdam Freud is the daughter of Lucian Freud and Katherine McAdam. Her multi-disciplinary practice includes sculpture, drawing, print and digital media. Jane has written several papers and speaks at conferences about her work and manifesto. www.janemcadamfreud.com.

4 CE contact hours for LPs, LMSWs and LCSWs for $80 will be granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation form. It is the responsibility of the participant seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements. Upon completion a certificate of attendance will be emailed to all participants. Open to IEA students and members at no cost; and to non-IEA members for a fee of $80 for 4 CEs. $20 for students of other institutes with valid ID. ID must be emailed in advance of registration. There is not a charge for those who are not seeking CE contact hours. Cancellation Policy: There will not be a refund after registration.

Light Refreshments will be served. Advanced reservation is required.

About IEA
Institute for Expressive Analysis 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-0028.

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0453.


IEA Creative Seminar
More Than Words: Collaborating with Adjunctive Treatment Modalities

Sunday, April 29, 2018 * 12:30-3:00PM
Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10014

In some cases, the requirement for verbal expression may limit accessing and/or processing important preverbal or traumatic material. This can lead to impasse and even potentially failed treatment. IEA encourages candidates to draw from their creative arts training in clinical work. However, sometimes what may be helpful is the addition of a modality that is practiced by another clinician. Finding the right adjunctive treatment and clinician can be critical to success.

This panel of two pairs will discuss their experience of collaborating in adjunctive treatments that successfully moved the work forward. In addition to discussing how the cases evolved, they will share their experiences of working in collaboration with another clinician.

Panel Presenters are:

Patricia Tidwell, PhD, LCSW
Faculty and supervisor IEA, PPSC; Faculty ICP, EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist

Scott Palyo, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, New York Medical College

Heather Ferguson, LCSW
Faculty and supervisor IEA, IPSS, and Trauma Consultant, MIP

Kristin Long, LCAT, LP
Faculty and supervisor, IEA

Institute for Expressive Analysis 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-0028.

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0453.

For more information contact events@ieanyc.org

The travel directions for Greenwich House located at 27 Barrow Street is close to 7th Avenue, one block south from the Christopher Street Station on the #1 train. In addition to, any train into the West 4th Street Station which you can walk to Greenwich house New York, New York 10014.

 


Annual Open House

Sunday, April 15, 2018
1:00–3:00PM
Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street 4th Floor, New York, NY 10014
*Handicap Accessible Facility

Hide and Seek: Therapist at Play

A brief vignette from a young boy’s treatment will serve as a springboard for thought and dialogue about creativity and development. The story, “A Journey through Chaos to the Land of the Real” evolved in the playground of the treatment hour. Children use play and art to think, to show and tell how they experience life, and to expand and stretch their capacity for being. The playground existing in the mind of the therapist and the child becomes the soil for growth, a place for practicing, working out conflict, for pretending, and for trying on identities and acting them out. As clinicians we often find ourselves lost in the chaos of our work, the latest and greatest treatment method, and the ups and downs of our personal lives. In order to live in the challenging “Land of the Real” we too need playgrounds to refresh our thinking and unwind. Who we play with and where we play nurtures our capacity for creative thought. IEA and the people it attracts, starting with its founding father, Art Robbins, offers a unique playground for exploration with minds from many creative disciplines, some of whom you will have a chance to meet at the Open House. Bonnie will speak of her personal history and how IEA was instrumental in shaping her experience as a student, clinician, teacher, and therapist.

Learning Objectives:

After attending the presentation, participants will be able to

  • Identify 2 or more approaches in psychoanalytical oriented child therapy using play and art to contain and process anxiety.
  • Explain underlying psychological issues, omnipotent thinking in particular as it is expressed in child’s play and art and it’s relevance to treatment with adults.
  • Identify developmental and symbolic elements in a child’s treatment.

Faculty Speaker: Bonne Y. Allie, MOS, LCAT, LP, NCPsyA
Bonnie is a Creative Arts Therapist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and child therapist in private practice in New York City and in New Rochelle. She has been working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples for over 30 years. She works collaboratively with parents and caregivers as well as with teachers and other professionals. For most of her personal and professional life she has been involved with children and adults on the autistic spectrum. She is a painter and is writing autobiographical fiction based on childhood memories and play. Faculty and supervisor at IEA and NYIPT.

Student Speak: Alethea Vasilas, BA, MA
Alethea incorporates her background in dance, cultural anthropology, and organic farming into her exploration of new relational possibilities that come about during therapeutic process. She holds a BA in Africana Studies from Brown University, an MA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University, and is the Executive Director of Orkestai Farm, an Art Farm for people of All Abilities, including people with Autism. She is currently training as a psychoanalyst at the Institute for Expressive Analysis. Alethea’s talk is titled: Entering Psychoanalysis through the Barn Door: How I came from the Field (both anthropological and agricultural) to train as a Psychoanalyst at IEA.

There will be 1 free CE offered for LP’s and a proof attendance for all others.

  1. A Certificate of Completion will be provided by email.
  2. To receive a certificate of attendance you must attend the full event and submit a signed evaluation at the end.
  3. Please remember to sign-in & clearly print your email address.

Institute for Expressive Analysis 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-0028.

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0453.

For more information contact events@ieanyc.org

 


Creative Seminar Meeting
Uses of Photography in Psychoanalytic Treatment

Presenter: Dr. Robert Irwin Wolf, LP, LCAT, ATR-BC
Saturday March 31, 2018 1:00-3:00 pm
Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street 4th floor, New York, New York 10014
Handicap accessible Facility

After a brief introduction to the therapeutic uses of photography and photo processing within individual and group treatment formats, participants will be led through experiential exercises to explore their own photographic images. They will learn how to uncover unconscious material in photographs that can lead to therapeutic uses in clinical situations. The use of digital photographic technology will also be demonstrated as it pertains to the processing of photographic images with populations of varied ages and abilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring along copies of original photographs of themselves, family, friends, and places that can be cut up and used in the experiential process. No special skills or experience with photography are required.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe 2 or more types of approaches to working with photographs that can promote uncovering of unconscious material in clinical settings.
  • Identify 2 therapeutic techniques involving photography that can be used in psychoanalytic treatment.
  • Explain 1 or more benefits of using therapeutic photography as compared to strictly verbal communication within clinical treatment.

Bio:
Dr. Robert Irwin Wolf, LP, LCAT, ATR-BC is a licensed psychoanalyst and creative art therapist, President of The Institute for Expressive Analysis and Professor of Graduate Art Therapy at the College of New Rochelle where he has pioneered the field of ‘Phototherapy’ and developed a sequences of graduate courses on the therapeutic uses of photography. He has widely presented and published material on this work since the mid-1970’s when, as the Clinical Director of the Henry Street School, he began to research the use of photography with adolescent clients through grants from the Polaroid Foundation. He is also in private practice in Manhattan.

There will be 2 CE’s offered for LP’s and LCATs and Social Workers, proof of attendance for all others.

  1. Advanced registration is required for all CE’s.
  2. A Certificate of Completion will be provided by email.
  3. To receive a certificate of attendance you must attend the full event and submit a signed evaluation at the end.
  4. Please remember to sign-in & clearly print your email address.

Cost:
This event is free for IEA students & members and NYATA members; $40 for 2 CEs for non-IEA members.

Cancellation Policy:
Please be advised that no refunds are offered after registration is complete.

Institute for Expressive Analysis 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-0028.

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0453.

For more information contact events@ieanyc.org

The travel directions for Greenwich House located at 27 Barrow Street is close to 7th Avenue, one block south from the Christopher Street Station on the #1 train. In addition to, any train into the West 4th Street Station which you can walk to Greenwich house New York, New York 10014.

 


3rd Creative Seminar Series Event
IEA Student Presentations

Presented by: Britton Williams, LCAT, Vanessa Hannah Bright, LP, & Meredith Glidden, LCAT
Discussant: Kristin Long, LCAT, LP
Sunday, April 23, 2017 * 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Greenwich House * 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor * New York, NY 10014

Unconscious Messages: Exploring the Impact of Assumptions, Biases & Stereotypes

Britton Williams is a psychotherapist in private practice and is in her second year of study at IEA. She is a graduate of NYU’s Drama Therapy program and has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in residential treatment facilities, domestic violence shelters, day treatment programs, and hospitals. Britton’s work and research focuses on the impact of assumptions, biases, and stereotypes on individuals, relationships and communities. She currently works with adults and children in her private practice in Herald Square (www.thehealingstage.com) and at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Where’s My Face?: The Search for Authenticity Using Bodily Countertransference

Vanessa Hannah Bright is near final completion of IEA and has received her License in Psychoanalysis last year. She also has a Master’s in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York) and is a licensed acupuncturist. She is a writer and publishes an independent blog called “Loving Psychoanalysis” where she explores the psychoanalysis of everyday experience, as well as her process of becoming (and being) a psychoanalyst. She now has a private practice, where she integrates her knowledge of Chinese Medicine, Buddhism, and somatic meditation with psychoanalytic work. www.vanessahannahbright.com

The Possibilities of Dreaming: The Use of a Student Analyst’s Dreams in Clinical Supervision

Meredith Glidden is a psychotherapist in private practice and is an advanced analytic student at the Institute for Expressive Analysis. Meredith received her Master’s degree in Drama Therapy from New York University. She has worked with dual diagnosis patients in Mt. Sinai Hospital’s psychiatric department and has extensive experience working with adolescents and families in both school and therapeutic settings. Meredith currently works with adults and adolescents in her private practice in the West Village.

Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event but an RSVP is required. You can RSVP through our ticketing system.


IEA Open House

Sunday, April 9, 2017 * 2:00 – 4:30 PM in New York City.

Join us for IEA’s annual Open House event!

This will be held at Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor (Near 7th Avenue, one block south from the Christopher Street Station on the #1 train, or any train into the West 4th Street Station) New York, New York 10014.

Light refreshments will be served.

This is a free event but an RSVP is required. You can RSVP through our ticketing system.


2nd Creative Seminar Series Event
A Tribute to Wilfred Ruprecht Bion’s Heritage

“The Becoming Room” – The Unfinished Film of Bion’s “A Memoir of the Future”

Presented by Meg Harris Williams
Sunday, March 26, 2017 * 10AM – 4PM
The Tibet House * 22 West 15th Street * New York, NY 10011
Light Refreshments will be served.

$80 Early Registration, $40 for Students with a Valid ID, $60 for IEA Members
$100 On-Site Registration

Buy tickets online here: The Becoming Room Tickets

Make your check payable to Institute for Expressive Analysis
Mail your check or Money Order to:

Cecilia Land, LP
IEA Program Chair
99 University Place, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

 

In the winter of 1982-3 a film was partly made in India based on Bion’s autobiographical writings, focusing in particular on A Memoir of the Future. For a variety of reasons the film was never completed. Meg Harris Williams (scriptwriter) will be showing the existing sequences and commenting on those that were filmed and those not filmed.

Bion always said he was not a psychoanalyst but, even in old age, he was ‘becoming’ an analyst, and he saw this as true of the developing personality in general. As his heroine Rosemary, based on his childhood Indian ayah, says: ‘I feel I am becoming it even if I do not and never shall understand what I am becoming or being.’ In this process a variety of voices, old and young, male and female, primitive and sophisticated, try to achieve ‘at-one-ment’ in the face of the unknowable truth or ‘O’. The film illustrates the process in which the self-as-a-group tries to achieve a ‘disciplined debate’ in relation to questions which have their origin in childhood experience.

Meg Harris Williams is the Editor of Harris Meltzer Trust, a writer and an artist. She teaches at the Tavistock Centre in London, and the University of Surrey. She has written and lectured extensively in the UK and abroad on psychoanalysis and literature.  She studied English at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford and Art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, and has had a lifelong psychoanalytic education. She is married with four children and lives in Farnham, Surrey. Some of her books are: The Vale of Soulmaking (2005), The Aesthetic Development (2010), Bion’s Dream (2010), Hamlet in Analysis (2014), and The Becoming Room (2016).


Creative Seminar Series
“Swimming Lessons: Aging, Dissociation, and Embodied Resonance”

Presented by: Caryn Sherman-Meyer, LCSW
Discussant: Heather Ferguson, LCSW
Saturday, January 14, 2017 * 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Greenwich House * 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor * New York, NY 10011

How do bodies communicate in the analytic relationship? What is the therapeutic action of embodied communication? In this presentation, Caryn examines the effects of a form of embodied communication that
she refers to as “embodied resonance.” Using a model of mind that is comprised of multiple self-states that become dissociated in response to trauma and that are carried, unsymbolized, in body and mind, she suggests that embodied resonance enables patient and analyst to make initial contact with dissociated self-states. Consequently, the analyst helps her patient understand, verbalize, and incorporate an expanded and truer sense of self into his life story. A detailed clinical example will illustrate how understanding the impact of a patient’s traumatic past can be a freeing experience that allows him to come to terms with his particularly traumatic aging present. Changes in self-understanding were reflected in changes in the patient’s body and changes in his experience of himself as an aging person. Caryn illustrates that whether implicitly known or explicitly verbalized, embodied resonance can offer an enriching, mutative attachment experience. Finally, Caryn’s somatic attunement to her own traumatic memories and dissociated self-states is discussed as a way to inform clinical impasses in analytic treatment.

Caryn Sherman-Meyer, LCSW, presenter, is faculty, supervisor and training analyst at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) in New York City. She is curriculum co-director in its Adult Training Program, founder and co-director of its License Qualifying Program in Psychoanalysis (LQP), and sits on the NIP Board of Directors. She is faculty and supervisor at the Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA) in New York City. Caryn writes and presents on embodiment, eating disorders and bi-directional communication between patient and analyst. She is particularly interested in the reciprocal process of growth and change in the therapeutic relationship. Caryn supervises and practices individual, group and couples therapy in New York City.

Heather Ferguson, LCSW, discussant, is a psychoanalyst and group therapist in private practice in NYC. She is on the faculty at the Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA) and on the faculty and a Coordinating Committee Member of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity (IPSS), NYC. She teaches and writes about a range of topics related to eating disorder treatment, trauma, and grief.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free, but a RSVP is required: events@ieanyc.org.


Reading and Lecture by Michael Eigen

May 22, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Tibet House, 22 West 15th Street (btw 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10011
RSVP: events@ieanyc.org

Sharing from his new book, “Image, Sense, Infinities, and Everyday Life”.

This special event will be “A Book Reading with Michael Eigen: celebrating his legacy and honoring his timeless
contributions for psychoanalysis.”

Karnac notes: Image and sensing have been underrated in Western thought but have come into their own since the
Romantic movement and have always been valued by poets and mystics. Images come in all shapes and sizes and
give expression to our felt sense of life. We say we are made in the image of God, yet God has no image. What kind
of image do we mean? An impalpable image carrying impalpable sense? An ineffable sense permeates and takes us
beyond the five senses, creating infinities within everyday life. Some people report experiencing colour and sound
when they write or hear words. Sensing mediates the feel of life, often giving birth to image.

In this compelling book, Michael Eigen leads us through an array of images and sensing in many dimensions of
experience, beginning with a sense of being born all through life, psychosis, mystical moments, the body, the
pregnancy of “no”, shame, his session with André Green, and his thoughts related to James Grotstein, Wilfred Bion,
and Marion Milner. The author concludes with notes on his life as a young man leading him into the therapeutic
vocation he has fostered and which has fostered him for nearly sixty years.

Two Endorsements: ‘Michael Eigen writes about infinity and everyday life as if they are one and the same. As
always, he weaves a magic spell. In this remarkable work, he turns the light within himself inside out and offers it
up to us with generosity. Touching, honest and full of wisdom, it will benefit all who read it.’
– Mark Epstein, MD, author of The Trauma of Everyday Life

‘Eigen writes from his body, heart and soul in a way that is communicatively evocative to openhearted readers. He
shares his experience as an analyst and as a person. He describes how our pre-conceptual capacities mate with our
senses and, through intimate relationship, transform to symbolic, affective images reaching towards infinities in
daily life. His writing helps us to be ourselves and facilitates self-discovery in others through everyday living.’
– James Gooch, MD, Founding President, The Psychoanalytic Center of California

The event will be held at Tibet House 22 West 15th Street, Refreshments will be served. There is no fee for this
event. RSVP is required for admission: events@ieanyc.org.


IEA Open House

May 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor (Near 7th Avenue), New York, New York 10014
RSVP: events@ieanyc.org

The Institute for Expressive Analysis is pleased to announce our annual Open House.

We invite you to hear faculty members, supervisors, and students discuss classes and training at the Institute for
Expressive Analysis.

Dr. Arthur Robbins, the founder of IEA, will be our guest speaker. Dr. Robbins will be discussing “Attachment and
Detachment, The Transformation of Energy.”

This event will be held at Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor (Near 7th Avenue), New York, New York
10014.

Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event but an RSVP is required events@ieanyc.org.


Body/Mind Integration:
An Antigravity Yoga/Expressive Analysis Seminar

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1:30 – 5:00 PM
AntiGravity Lab * 265 West 37th Street, Suite 1100 * New York, NY
Fee: $100

The Institute for Expressive Analysis is pleased to announce a unique, experiential seminar that will demonstrate the
integration of AntiGravity® Yoga and expressive analytic processes as a way to further promote and understand the
link between mind and body.

This Seminar is designed to facilitate the transformation between physical, visual, and emotional experience and will
be conducted in two parts. First, participants will be led through a series of AntiGravity® Yoga exercises, led by
Christopher Harrison, the Creator of AntiGravity Entertainment and Fitness. Mr. Harrison, the father of aerial yoga,
has taken his techniques all around the world to great acclaim. He has prepared an offering expressly for associates
from the Institute for Expressive Analysis. You will experience a physical class with hyper mental focus,
proprioceptive (agility) training, deep stretching, zero-compression inversions, levity conditioning, and floating
cocoon meditations in the Harrison AntiGravity Hammock.

The ancient practice of yoga has always facilitated self-development via connecting body, mind, and spirit.
Professor Robert Wolf, President of IEA, will then lead a guided imagery exercise designed to create internal
visualizations of this experience, followed by an experiential exercise utilizing creative art materials to externalize
and process these visualizations.

“When you open up space in the body, you open up space in the mind, as they are interconnected,” says Christopher
Harrison. AntiGravity Techniques are all about re-establishing the body/mind connection and obtaining balance in
one’s life. Expressive analytic techniques are designed to create a bridge from visceral/physical experience to
cognitive/emotional awareness leading to insight and integration as unconscious material is externalized and
understood through the process of creative expression.

Professor Robert Wolf is a licensed psychoanalyst and creative art therapist with over 35 years of experience in
private clinical practice, supervision, and teaching in graduate art therapy programs including The College of New
Rochelle, Pratt Institute, and several psychoanalytic training institutes. He has published widely in the field of
creative expressive therapy and, as a professional artist, his work has been exhibited and published internationally.

Since studio space is limited, this exciting event will be limited to the first 11 participants to sign up. Advanced
registration is necessary.


Exploring Visual Metaphors through Photography

Saturday, February 21, 12:00 – 2:30 PM
At a midtown west location, TBA

This seminar will be open to the general public and will provide an experience for participants to expand and utilize
their digital photographic skill to identify, explore, and understand the unique visual metaphors that emerge through
their own photographs. Some basic digital editing skills, along with group processing exercises, will be
demonstrated and applied to photographs taken by participants.

Beginners can bring hard copies of a range of photographs they have recently taken, while more advanced
participants are welcome to bring a collection of their digital photographs along with a laptop (Adobe Photoshop or
other similar digital editing software optional).

Professor Robert Wolf, President of IEA, will be leading this seminar. Professor Wolf is a Licensed Creative Art
Therapist and Psychoanalyst who has published and taught on the subject of Phototherapy (the therapeutic uses of
photography). Professor Wolf has taught on the graduate level at Pratt Institute and at The College of New Rochelle
for over 30 years.

Fee for general public: $100.00

As part of IEA’s commitment to provide its community with uniquely designed creative programs at exceptional
value, there will be a discount for current students and members:

Fee for IEA students: $50.00 * Fee for IEA members: $75.00

Limited space is available. To reserve yours, send payment along with contact information (full name, email
address, and phone number) to:

Cenk Cokuslu, LP
Executive Director
Institute for Expressive Analysis
303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1103
New York, New York 10016
Questions? Email info@ieanyc.org.


IEA Open House

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM
At Pearl Studios: 519 8th Avenue (at 35th St.) 12th Floor, Studio D New York City

The event will include a faculty case presentation that demonstrates our unique way of working,
candidates discussing their training experiences, and a question and answer session.
Meet students, faculty and graduates. Learn about IEA’s psychoanalytic training program. Consider being
a part of a creative and dynamic community.

Please join us – Refreshments will be served.


IEA April Scientific Meeting

April 4th, 2014 @ 7PM
NPAP – 40 W. 13th St., NYC
Writing & the Unexpected: A Creative Clinical Writing Workshop
Presenter: Bonnie Zindel, LCSW

Writing has the potential to enrich our emotional lives as well as open avenues for exploring our deeper clinical experiences. This workshop invites participants to meander off the beaten path into the unworded parts of the self. It is open to people who like to write as well as those who feel somewhat intimidated by the process. The workshop includes hands-on experiential writing exercises that encourage active imagination and tap into rich unconscious material – the place where originality dwells. This workshop is also for people who might want to write a case study or psychoanalytic paper that follows a patient’s narrative in a naturalistic way.

Bonnie Zindel, LCSW, is faculty and supervisor at NIP and a member of IEA. She is creative literary editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives and founded the Psychoanalytic Perspectives Creative Salon Series, which presented her play My Simone: A One-Woman Play on Simone de Beauvoir. She has written three novels published by HarperCollins and Viking. Bonnie received the distinguished NIP Honorary Award for creative contributions to the field and has been conducting writing workshops internationally for over fifteen years.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Winter 2014 Scientific Meeting

February 7, 2014 @ 7PM
NPAP – 40 W. 13th St., NYC
Processing Countertransference Using Dreams and Expressive Art Modalities
Robert Irwin Wolf, ATR-BC, LP, LCAT

This experiential workshop will demonstrate how the clinician’s dreams can be used in conjunction with creative/expressive art materials to identify, process, and understand countertransference issues. Particular attention will be given to processing clinicians’ dreams that include their clients, as these are typically considered to be countertransference dreams. A variety of expressive art modalities will be used to demonstrate this unique processing method.
Professor Robert Wolf is a NYS licensed psychoanalyst and creative art therapist with over 35 years experience in graduate level teaching, private practice and clinical supervision. He has been on the faculty of The College of New Rochelle, Pratt Institute, The Training Institute for the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. Professor Wolf is a former Director of the Institute for Expressive Analysis and a past President of the New York Art Therapy Association. He has published numerous articles on art therapy, countertransference, expressive therapy, and photo therapy. His work as a fine art sculptor and photographer have been exhibited internationally.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Fall 2013 Scientific Meeting

Friday, October 25, 2013. 7:00 PM
NPAP – 40 West 13th Street, NY,NY

Whose Subjectivity Is It? Utilizing the Clinical Contributions of Harold Searles:Conscious and Unconscious Interaction Between Analyst and Patient

Presenter: Heather Ferguson, LCSW
Co-Presenter: Sarah Mendelsohn, LCSW
Discussant: Adrienne Harris, PhD

Receptivity to the patient’s unconscious or hidden parts of her self inevitably requires the analyst to contend with non-conscious or hidden parts of her own experience. Harold Searles’ visionary insights challenge the analyst to awaken herself to far reaches of not-yet-known aspects of her self-experience. In his exquisite perception of the invisible lines that both link and separate patient from analyst, child from parent, Searles asks us to consider how the analyst might also be the patient in need of healing. In so doing, he reveals an underlying statement about human vulnerability and its unlikely impact in the analytic relationship: the fostering of mutual growth.

Sometimes these non-conscious states arrive unbidden, in the form of inchoate body sensations, a dream, or a reverie on the part of the analyst. Sometimes they are evoked through a clinical interaction that activates memory, past trauma, freshly healed wounds, or concealed parts of ourselves that the patient needs to discover – needs us to discover – in order to more fully know and become herself. This presentation will explore these themes through clinical vignettes, interactive reflective writing exercises and audience participation.

Heather Ferguson, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst and group therapist in private practice in NYC. She is faculty at the Institute for Expressive Analysis and faculty and Coordinating Committee Member of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity.

Sarah Mendelsohn, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in NYC. She is faculty and Coordinating Committee Member at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, and faculty and supervisor at The Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is faculty and supervisor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and faculty and supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is a member and Training Analyst in the IPA. She has authored and edited multiple publications – including the 2005 book Gender as Soft Assembly and co-editing the book seriesRelational Perspectives in Psychoanalysis with Lew Aron – and has written on topics in gender and development, analytic subjectivity and self-care, primitive states and the analytic community in the shadow of the First World War. Her current work is on analytic subjectivity, and on ghosts.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


Institute for Expressive Analysis:
Annual Open House

Sunday, May 5th, 2013. 1:00-3:00 PM

At Pearl Studios: 519 8th Avenue (at 35th St.), 12th Floor, Studio B, NYC THE INSTITUTE FOR EXPRESSIVE ANALYSIS, a NYS Registered Licensure-Qualifying Institute, invites you to our Annual Open House. Hear about IEA’s dynamic and creative approach to psychoanalysis. IEA provides intensive training in psychoanalytic theory and practice based upon a unique perspective that allows for verbal and, where indicated, non-verbal interventions such as art, poetry, movement, music, and drama. Our approach to psychoanalysis is eclectic and integrative: study Freud, Jung and post-classical, contemporary approaches such as Object Relations, Self Psychology, Relational and Intersubjective Theory. IEA’s highly developed way of working with both the verbal and non- verbal aspects of psychoanalysis has allowed us to be in the vanguard of this since our inception in 1978.

Two clinical cases will be presented that demonstrate our way of working, one given by a senior faculty member and the other by a current student:

Robert Wolf: “Using Expressive Art To Explore Psychoanalytic Process”

and

Cenk Cokuslu: “Planking – Playing Chaotic Hide and Seek at the Edge”
Meet students, faculty and graduates. Refreshments will be served.


Panel Discussion:
Preparing for the New York Psychoanalytic Licensing Exam

April 12, 2013, 7:30 PM

NPAP, 40 West 13th St., New York, NY The Institute for Expressive Analysis cordially invites you to a presentation by panelists who have recently sat for New York’s psychoanalytic case narrative exam. Panelists will describe their experiences, thoughts and recommendations related to the test and discussion will cover preparation, ways of organizing information, aspects of testing criteria and logistical as well as environmental challenges in sitting for this challenging exam. The second half of the event will be dedicated to questions, answers and audience participation.

Panelists:
Isolde Keilhofer, LP, is a Member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and a
Member of the Institute for Expressive Analysis. She is the recipient of the 2007 NPAP Ernest Angel
Award for “The Diary of a Young Girl: A Psychoanalytic Reading,” She is in private practice in New York
City.

Kristin Long, LCAT, LP, is a Creative Arts Therapist and Psychoanalyst in private practice, working with
children, adolescents and adults. She has co-authored two chapters on using drama therapy with children
– one on her work following the events of September 11th and the other on her experiences with children
on an in-patient psychiatric unit. Kristin is a graduate of Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA) and
currently serves on the IEA board as Public Relations Chair. She has taught at IEA and NYU’s Gallatin
School of Individualized Study.

Tarz Palomba, JD, LP, is a Licensed Psychoanalyst, attorney, craftsperson and mother of two
teenagers. Following a career as vice president of legal affairs in a major corporation, Tarz worked as a
clinical resident at the Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute. She is currently an advanced candidate at IEA
and holds a private practice in psychoanalytically informed mediation of family disputes as well as a
clinical psychoanalytic practice focused on adult individuals and couples.

Carter Thornton, LCAT, MT-BC, NCPsyA is a Creative Arts Therapist and psychoanalytic
psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He is a graduate of Institute for Expressive Analysis
as well as IEA’s current Program Chair. He is additionally a clinical supervisor within NYU’s Music
Therapy department.

Christian J Churchill, PhD, LP, is an advanced candidate at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the
Contemporary Freudian Society where he won that Institute’s Plumsock Prize in 2009 for his paper
comparing psychoanalysis and ethnography. He is in private practice in New York City and is professor of
sociology at St. Thomas Aquinas College. In 2012, Temple University Press published his co-authored
book The Enigmatic Academy: Class, Bureaucracy, and Religion in American Education.

Maggie M. Robbins, MPS, LP, a 2012 graduate of the four-year analytic program of the National Institute
of the Psychotherapies and the author of Suzy Zeus Gets Organized (2005), a novel in verse, has been
published in the New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, Tin House, The Southwest Review, and
the anthologies Heaven (2007) and Satellite Convulsions (2008). She received her master’s degree in art
therapy and creativity development from Pratt Institute, and her BA from Yale University, where for three
years she taught Elementary Swahili as a faculty member in the Afro-American Studies Department.

Victoria Malkin, Phd, LP, is an anthropologist and a Licensed Psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC.
She received her psychoanalytic training from the William Alanson White Institute, where she is a
graduate, and has had further training at NPAP. She also teaches as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at
the New School for Social Research.


Winter 2013 Scientific Meeting

Total Exertion: A Zen Perspective on Psychoanalysis and Creativity

Presented by Paul Cooper, LP, NCPsyA.

Discussant: Mark Finn, Ph.D.


Fall 2012 Scientific Meeting

The Analyst’s Subjectivity: Exploring the Erotic Countertransference

Presented by Steven Kuchuck, LCSW and Galit Atlas, Ph.D.

Discussant: Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D.


Spring 2012 Open House

What’s the Matter with You – Did You Forget How to Play? The Dilemma of Stalling Out in Treatment with a Middle-Aged Woman and Therapist

Presented by Bonnie Allie


Spring 2012 Scientific Meeting

Journeys to Foreign Selves: Asian and Asian Americans in a Global Era

Presented by Alan Roland Ph.D.


Winter 2012 Scientific Meeting

Contact with the Depths – Spirituality and Addiction: Wounded Aloneness

Presented by Michael Eigen


Spring 2011 Scientific Meeting

The Sacred Bridge:Yoga Breathing and Psychoanalysis

Presented by Dr. Lynn Somerstein


Spring 2011 Open House

Creative Processing of Dream Material

Presented by Robert Wolf


Fall 2011 Scientific Meeting

Sex Addiction and Sexual Compulsive Behavior

Presented by Puja Hall, LCSW


Winter 2011 Scientific Meeting

The Too Muchness of Excitement and the Death of Desire

Presented by Jessica Benjamin, PhD. and Galit Atlas-Koch, PhD.

Moderator: Steve Kuchuck, LCSW


Spring 2010 Scientific Meeting

Astrology and the Unconscious

Presented by Claudia Bader


Fall 2010 Special Event

The Red Book of CG Jung: Creation of a New Cosmology

Presented by Jane Selensk


Fall 2010 Scientific Meeting

When Worlds Collide: Guess Who’s Going to Dinner? On the Arrival of the Uninvited Third

Presented by Steven Kuchuck, LCSW

When Actions Speak Louder than Words: Playing Show and Tell

Presented by Sally Bjorklund, MA, LMHC

Discussant: Hillary Grill, LCSW


Spring 2009 Scientific Meeting

The Isaac Complex

Presented by Dr. Lynn Somerstein