NPAP: National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis

A professional association for phsychoanalytic training, referrals, and resources.
NPAP is one of the oldest and largest non-medical, psychoanalytic training institutes in America. Governed democratically by its members, NPAP provides training that fulfills the New York State licensing requirements in psychoanalysis, a host of exciting programs for the public, and psychotherapy and psychoanalysis treatment through its candidates and members.

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The Continuing Education Committee
The Neuropsychoanalytic Clinical Study Center



Depression through the Lens of Neuropsychoanalysis


Loveleen Posmentier

Clinical Material


Edith Laufer and Alice Entin


Sunday, June 8, 2014
 5:30 – 7:30 PM
at NPAP, 40 West 13 Street*

We are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Neuropsychoanalytic Clinical Study Center at NPAP which grew out of a series of NPAP lectures given by Dr. Solms, a renowned neuropsychoanalyst, at the invitation of the Continuing Education Committee. This is a history we treasure with Dr. Solms as the Educational Director of the Center.

Dr. Solms will discuss the theory of depression, drawing from a broader and more interdisciplinary view, as he looks at a psychoanalysis of a non-brain-injured patient. This presentation will address how neuroscience can be applied in the consulting room and what is happening in the brain during treatment. It will raise questions such as: Does knowledge of the brain’s function help us understand the mind? Does it give the psychoanalyst a firmer grip on insight? Does it help us listen? 

We hope to celebrate a remarkable and rare occasion!  Please join us.

Mark Solms:  A key figure in the development of neuropsychoanalytic treatment and theory; lectures internationally. Author, The Brain and the Inner World (Co-author, O. Turnbull) 2002, Clinical Studies in Neuro-Psychoanalysis (Co-author, Kaplan-Solms) 2000, numerous publications, and involved in translating Sigmund Freud's "Standard Edition."

Loveleen Posmentier: NPAP faculty, training analyst, and supervisor; former Dean, Faculty and Curriculum Committee; member of the NPAP Neuropsychoanalytic Study Center. 

Open to NPAP members and candidates
and the general psychoanalytic and neuroscience community at no charge
Refreshments served
*Handicap accessible facility
RSVP Required: / 212.924.7440
Committee: Diane Clemente, Alice Entin, Murray Gelman, Helen Goldberg, Judy Ann Kaplan (Chair), Edith Laufer, Loveleen Posmentier, Judith Rappaport, Penny Rosen






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