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The LIU Colloquia Series 2003-04

The LIU Colloquia Series 2003-04 explores the ongoing transformation of theory, research, and clinical practice in psychoanalysis.

The series opens with a paper by Dr. Arnold Richards in which he traces the course of the “politics of exclusion” of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the impact that an internet listserv discussion among members is having in effecting change in this historical organization.

Psychoanalysis has become a rubric under which diverse theories and practices exist, at times discordantly. Dr. Leon Hoffman discusses two major theories, critical relational theory and conflict theory, to address the heart of current controversies between these two essential approaches.

Dr. Wendy Olesker will present a treatment of a child that will not only illustrate how to work with this population but will also shed light on our theories of development and on our work with adults.

Dr. Rafael Javier’s work addresses vital cultural issues within the framework of psychoanalytic theory confronting harmful misconceptions about work with cultural minorities while challenging the sanctity of psychoanalysis.

The work of Dr. Wilma Bucci is internationally known for its advancement of psychoanalytic process research. In her Multiple Code Theory, she has proposed a model of psychological organization that is rooted in cognitive science and psychoanalysis, while challenging some basic assumptions of both disciplines. Dr. Bucci will discuss her own research and trace the history of process research over six generations.

Dr. Beatrice Beebe has established a critically important research program that explores the decisive impact of the mother/child relationship on the development of self-regulation and personality. She will describe her research on mother-infant distress and self and other regulation.

The last colloquium of the year is reserved for the discussion of a psychotherapy case by a distinguished scholar. It is hard to imagine a more fitting way to conclude a lecture series on the transformation of psychoanalysis than with the work of Dr. Charles Brenner. Dr. Brenner is one of the pre-eminent psychoanalytic scholars of our time whose writings are considered by many to have had the single most significant impact on the development of Freudian psychoanalytic theory and technique. On this occasion we have the honor of having
Dr. Brenner accept our invitation to speak
on sado-masochism as compromise formation
in response to a clinical case material to be presented by one of our doctoral students.

The 2003- 2004 Colloquia Series promises to be a forum for stimulating debate and dialogue, that attests to the ongoing vitality of psychoanalysis as a field of study, research and practice.
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For more information on the LIU Colloquia Series please contact Lisa Samstag or Christopher Christian at

For information on the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at LIU please contact the Program Director, Dr. Nicholas Papouchas at 718-488-1164.

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Sept 10------------------------------ Arnold Richards, M.D.
Training Analyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute
Editor, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

Oct 8------------------------------ Leon Hoffman, M.D.
Training Analyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute
Co-Director, Bernard L. Pacella Parent Child Center

Nov 12------------------------------ LIU Doctoral Candidates
Discussion of Internship Experience

Dec 10------------------------------ Prospective Faculty
Reserved for LIU Students and Faculty only.

Jan 28------------------------------ Wendy Olesker, Ph.D.
Training Analyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute

Feb 11------------------------------ Rafael Javier, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Center of Psychological Services and Clinical Studies, St. John’s Univ.

Mar 10------------------------------ Wilma Bucci, Ph.D.
Professor, Derner Institute of Adelphi University
Research Director Bernard L. Pacella Parent Child Center

Mar 11------------------------------ Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University

Apr 14------------------------------ Charles Brenner, M.D.
Training Analyst, New York Psychoanalytic Institute
Former President, American Psychoanalytic Association

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