Annual meetings held at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, since 1963
Secretary: Rebecca Curtis, Ph.D., 411 West End Avenue, Apt. 11D, New York, NY 10024-5719, Tel. 212-496-4128, E-Mail <email@example.com>
Past Members and Non-Member Presenters
Programs of Past Meetings (with papers to be downloaded): 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Go to the 40th Anniversary Meeting (1963-2003): Program and Video
Go to the video of Bob Holt's "History of the NYU Research Center for Mental Health" (2006)
Go to the 2009 Bob Holt Appreciation: Transcript, Audio, and Photographs
Go to the 50th Anniversary Meeting (1963-2012): Program, Pictures, and Bob Holt's Message
See the Rapaport-Holt Letters (1948-1960), edited by Bob Holt (2017)
Next Meeting: June 9-10, 2023 (61st Annual Meeting)
Paper presentations published on this web site
1990: Sidney Blatt, "Representational Structures in Psychopathology"
1990: Pier Francesco Galli, "Psychoanalysis as the Story of a Crisis"
1991: Charles Hanly, "The Concept of Truth in Psychoanalysis"
1993: Richard Lasky, "Countertransference and the analytic instrument" (in PDF)
1993: Paolo Migone, "Expressed Emotion and Projective Identification: A Bridge Between Psychiatric and Psychoanalytic Concepts?"
1995: Peter Fonagy, "Attachment, the Development of the Self, and Its Pathology in Personality Disorders" (in Psychomedia)
1995: Robert Wallerstein, "Merton Gill, Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis: A Personal Dialogue"
1995: Irwin Hoffman, "Ritual and Spontaneity in the Psychoanalytic Process"
1995: Lawrence Friedman, "Merton Gill's Psychoanalytic Paradigm"
1995: Doris K. Silverman, "Arithmetic of a One- and Two-Person Psychology: Merton M. Gill, an Essay"
1995: Robert Holt, "Merton Gill: A Sketch of His Life and Some Reminiscences"
1999: Robert Wallerstein, "Generations of Psychotherapy Research: An Overview" (in Psychomedia)
1999: Joseph Masling, "An Evaluation of Empirical Research Linked to Psychoanalytic Theory"
1999: Drew Westen, "The Scientific Status of Unconscious Processes: Is Freud Really Dead?"
2000: Irwin Hoffman, "At Death's Door: Therapists and Patients as Agents"
2000: Morris Eagle, "A Critique of the Postmodern Turn in Psychoanalysis: Recent Work of Mitchell & Renik"
2001: Norbert Freedman, Richard Lasky, & Marvin Hurvich, "Transformation Cycles as Organizers of Psychoanalytic Process: The Method of Sequential Specification"
2001: Peter Wolff, "Why Psychoanalysis is Still Interesting?"
2002: Arnold Modell, "Cathexis Revisited: Psychoanalysis and a Biology of Meaning"
2002: James Fosshage, "The Organizing Functions of Dream Mentation"
2002: Mark Blechner, "Disjunctive Cognition and Interobjects: What Psychoanalytic Dream Study Can Tell us About the Brain"
2002: Paul Lippmann, "The Canary in the Mind: The Transformation of Dreams as an Endangered Species in the Post-Human Electronic Culture"
2002: Gerald Fromm, "Erikson on Dreams: Remarks on the Occasion of Erikson's 100th Birthday"
2003: Phillip Shaver, "Attachment-Related Psychodynamics", and "Dialogue on Adult Attachment: Diversity and Integration"
2003: Robert Holt, Philip Holzman, Roy Schafer, Herbert Schlesinger, Fred Schwartz, Peter Wolff et al., "40th Anniversary of the Rapaport-Klein Study Group: Reflections on David Rapaport" (video)
2003: Robert Holt, "Notes for Reminiscences of David Rapaport"
2003: Neil Altman & Jody Messler Davies, Editorial of no. 1/2000 of Psychoanalytic Dialogues
2003: Joseph Reppen, "On the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Council of Editors of Psychoanalytic Journals"
2003: Henry F. Smith, "Theory and Practice: An Intimate Partnership or a False Connection?"
2003: Donnel B. Stern, "A Statement of Mission" (Editorial of no. 1/2002 of Contemporary Psychoanalysis)
2004: Marcia Cavell, "Valuing Emotions"
2004: Craig Piers, "Emergence: When a Difference in Degree Becomes a Difference in Kind"
2005: Jaak Panksepp, "At the Interface of the Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Neurosciences: Decoding the Emotional Feelings of the Brain (2003)" (in PDF), and "Beyond a Joke: From Animal Laughter to Human Joy? (2005)"
2005: Mauricio Cortina & Giovanni Liotti, "Building on Attachment Theory: Toward a Multimotivational and Intersubjective Model of Human Nature"
2006: Robert R. Holt, "A History of the Research Center for Mental Health, NYU" (see the video of this talk, and see also "A Note on Del Close")
2006: Miriam Steele, "Intergenerational Patterns of Attachment: The London-Parent Child Project from Pre-birth to Age 17 Years"
2006: David D. Olds, "Interdisciplinary Studies and our Practice"
2007: Joel Weinberger, "Rats, We Should Have Used Clinton: Subliminal Priming in Political Campaigns" (in PDF)
2008: Robert Bornstein, "Reconnecting Psychoanalysis to Mainstream Psychology (2005)" (in PDF), and "Nomothetic Psychoanalysis (2007)" (in PDF)
2008: John Auerbach, "Self-Reflexivity, Intersubjectivity, and Therapeutic Change (2001)" (in PDF), and "The Concept of Mind: A Developmental Analysis (2002)" (in PDF)
2009: Phebe Cramer, "Empirical Studies of Defense Mechanisms" (in PDF)
2010: Bradley Peterson, "Clinical Neuroscience and Imaging Studies of Core Psychoanalytic Constructs" (2005), and "The Circumplex Model of Affect: An Integrative Approach to Affective Neuroscience, Cognitive Development, and Psychopathology" (2005, with J. Posner & J.A. Russell) (in PDF)
2010: Jeanine M. Vivona, "Embodied Language in Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis" (2009) (in PDF)
2010: Doris K. Silverman, "Our Sexy Brain, Our Compelling Environment: Interactionism in Female Development" (in PDF)
2010: Panel discussions by Jeremy D. Safran, Morris N. Eagle, and David L. Wolitzky on "Clinical and Empirical Issues: Disagreements and Agreements" (The background for this panel is the controversy stirred by Irwin Hoffman's 2009 article "Doublethinking our Way to 'Scientific' Legitimacy: The Desiccation of Human Experience") (in PDF) (Listen to the audio-recording, with interventions by David Wolitzky, Morris Eagle, Jeremy Safran, Paul Lippmann, Kenneth Frank, Marsha Cavell, Mauricio Cortina, Anne Erreich, Everett Waters, David Olds, Rebecca Curtis, etc.)
2011: Horst Kächele, "The single case study approach as a bridge between clinicians and researchers" (in PDF)
2011: Beatrice Beebe et al., "The origins of disorganized attachment: A microanalysis of 4-month mother-infant interaction" (2010) (in PDF)
2011: Irwin Hoffman: (1) "Introductory note"; (2) "Interpolated comments to paper by Eagle & Wolitzky, Part 1"; (3) "Interpolated comments to paper by Eagle & Wolitzky, Part 2"; (4) "Two excerpts from Hoffman's response to Safran"
2011: Gary Walls: (1) "On Being Willing to Sell Your Grandmother Short: A Reply to Wolitzky (2006)"; (2) "Meaning or Medicine: The Future of Psychoanalysis in the Professional Schools (2006)"; (3) "Diagnosis, Epistemology, and Politics: The PDM Paradigm (2007)"
2011: C. Seth Warren, "Comment on David Wolitzky's 'Critique of Hoffman's Paper' (2010)"
2012: Robert R. Holt, "On our Golden Anniversary" (on the 50th Anniversary of the Rapaport-Klein Study Group)
2013: Heather A. Berlin, "The Neural Basis of the Dynamic Unconscious" (2011) and "Neuroscience Meets Psychoanalysis" (2009) (in PDF)
2013: Morris N. Eagle, "A New Look at Unconscious Processes: Conceptual Analysis, Empirical Findings, and Clinical Formulations" (in PDF)
2014: Myron Hofer, "The emerging synthesis of development and evolution: A new biology for psychoanalysis" (in PDF)
2014: William J. Coburn, "A Complex Paradox: Individuality and the Prereflective Systems Consciousness" (in PDF)
2015: Richard Schweder: (1) "Shouting at the Hebrews: Liberal Imperialism v Liberal Pluralism and the Practice of Male Circumcision (2009)" (in PDF); (2) "The Goose and the Gander: The Genital Wars (2013)" (in PDF); (3) "Seven Things to Know About Female Genital Surgeries in Africa (2012)" (in PDF)
2015: Jerome C. Wakefield, "Concept Representation in the Child: What Did Little Hans Mean by 'Widdler'?" (in PDF) (pre-publication draft of chapters 12 and 13 of the forthcoming book The Day the Horse Fell Down)
2015: Donnel B. Stern, "Unformulated Experience Revisited: Review and Update" (in PDF)
2016: Valeda Dent and Geoff Goodman, "One story at a time: Studying the effectiveness of a storytelling/story-acting intervention on preschool children's school readiness skills in two rural Ugandan community libraries" (in PDF) (pre-publication draft)
2016: J.A. Scott Kelso, "On the self-organizing origins of agency" (in PDF)
2016: Arnold D. Richards and Arthur A. Lynch, "The Rapaport-Holt correspondence: The Menninger connection and the history of the IPBooks project" [see also a draft and a PowePoint file by Arnold Richards]
2017: Peter Blake: (1) "The ontogeny of fairness in seven societies (2015)" (in PDF); (2) "Give as I give: Adult influence on children's giving in two cultures (2016)" (in PDF)
2017: Everett Waters, "The secure base script in attachment theory and research" (Audio and slides of the first part of the presentation)
2017: Dagmar Herzog, "Freud's 'Cold Wars': Christianization and Desexualization of Psychoanalysis in the Postwar United States" (Video of a presetation in Bologna, Italy, on December 17, 2016)
2018: Anne Erreich, "Unconscious Fantasy, Mental Representation, and Priming: A Possible Solution to the Problem of Theoretical Pluralism"
2018: Danielle Knafo, "Guys and Dolls: Relational Life in the Technological Era"
2019: Daniel Kahneman, "Memories of a summer with David Rapaport in 1960, and possible sequelae": Audio-recording and Transcript of the talk and of the discussion (see also the introduction by Morris Eagle)
2020: Miguel Básañez, "Values, Cultures and Behavior in a World of Three Cultures" [see a synopsis] [See the video] [Listen to the audio only]
2020: Morris Eagle, "Toward a Unified Psychoanalytic Theory: Foundations for a Revised and Expanded Ego Psychology" [See the video] [Listen to the audio only]
2020: Ray s. Jackendoff, "Language, Meaning, and Rational Thought" [see a PowerPoint document] [See the video] [Listen to the audio only]
2020: Vittorio Gallese, "Habits, Social Practice and Symbol-making. A Just-so Story" [See the slides] [see the paper "Brain, Body, Habit and the Performative Quality of Aesthetics", 2021] [See the video] [Listen to the audio only]
2021: Cristina Alberini, "Remembering, Forgetting and the Neurobiological Bases of Identity" [See the slides] [See the video] [Listen to the audio only] [Both in the video and in the audio the first minutes are missing]
2021: Mark Solms, "Revision of Drive Theory" [See the video] [Listen to the audio only] [This presentation appears in issue no. 4/2021 of JAPA]
2021: Michael Tomasello, "Language, Meaning, and Rational Thought" [see the paper "The ultra-social animal", 2014] [Listen to the audio only]
2021: Wilma Bucci, Charles M. Jaffe, and Sean Murphy, with the participation of Bernard Maskit and Leon Hoffman, "The Mind of the Therapist and the Measures of Research: A Clinician-Researcher Collaboration for the Study of Psychotherapy Process" [See the video] [Listen to the audio only]
2022: Members remember Paul Lippmann (1934-1922) [See the video] [Listen to the audio only]
2022: Christopher Christian, "Intersubjectivity and Modern Conflict Theory: Points of Convergence and Divergence" [See the video] (The part with clinical material has been deleted) [See a similar presentation of 2015 in Italy]
2022: Gaia Vince, "How Did Humans Transcend the Normal Rules of Evolution" [See the video] [Listen to the audio only]
2022: Nathan Kravis, "Charisma" [See the video] [Listen to the audio only]
2022: Lawrence Friedman, "Ego Psychology: The Mind as an Object" [See the video] [Listen to the audio only]
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