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Black-White Institutional Racism Paper Contest Award Luncheon

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Place: Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Please join us for a reading and discussion of Vincent Dyer’s paper entitled “Systemic Racism in Education”. Vincent is PCOP’s first award winner for the Black-White Institutional Racism Paper Contest. He wrote an original essay that addressed an aspect of institutional racism. He is a […]

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Broadening Our Scope: Psychoanalytic Insights for Transforming Malignant Cultural Attitudes

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Presenter: Karim Dajani, PsyD, MFT Place: Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 2 CE/CMEs available In response to Professor Albert Einstein’s question regarding what can psychoanalysis contribute to eradicate war and its root causes from human civilization, Freud spoke of “the need to transform the cultural attitudes” of individuals and groups. For […]

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PPS: Introducing the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual – 2

Saturday, September 23, 2017 Presenter: Robert Gordon, PhD, ABPP Place: Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 3 CE/CMEs available In 2006, the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM) offered an unabashedly psychoanalytic diagnostic system that incorporated implicit motives, conflicts, defenses, wishes, fantasies, and other dynamic processes through drawing upon a wealth of empirical research examining psychoanalytic concepts and […]

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Attachment and Child Care

Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:30 am – 12:30 am   Recent research has suggested no effect of day care on attachment security even though the opposite was implied by many writers in the past.  There is also much evidence to support that understanding attachment, fostering secure attachment, and addressing insecure attachments in the day care settings can be extremely useful.   […]

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Welcome Back Party!

Join us as we kick off the 2017-2018 academic year and gather together for great conversation and good food!   Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm   PCOP will provide sandwiches, water, and soda. We’re asking members to please consider bringing appetizers, desserts, and other beverages. If you’d like to bring something to share, please indicate that in […]

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Congratulations, Henri Parens!

Henri Parens has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Abraham L. Halpern Humanitarian Award of the American Association for Social Psychiatry.   The Humanitarian Award is bestowed “for extraordinary achievement in advancing human rights…the ideal recipient has championed causes of importance directly or even indirectly to the best practice of psychiatric medicine. Advances in ethics and professionalism, medical […]

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APsaA Diversity Grant Award

Those of you who attended our end-of-year dinner on June 26 may recall that Andrew Smolar, in his opening address, mentioned that, as Institute Curriculum/Faculty Committee chair, I had submitted a grant proposal to APsaA related to psychoanalytic curricula focused on diversity. It now gives me great pleasure to inform you that our Institute has been awarded one of two […]

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John Frank – Radio Show on iHeartRadio

John Frank spoke with Loraine Ballard Morrill of iHeartRadio on Sunday, June 25. He spoke about the Institutional Racism Paper Contest that PCOP has been advertising over the last few months. The contest ends on July 1, and it’s main goal was to attract local graduate students and to look at ways to end bias against African-Americans and other marginalized groups that impede […]

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Congratulations, Ira Brenner!

Congratulations to Ira Brenner!  He is the recipient of the Elise M. Hayman Award for the study of Holocaust and Genocide, given by The International Psychoanalytic Association.  The award is being presented this summer at the biennial meeting of the IPA in Buenos Aires.  His paper is entitled, Learning About Life and Death from Aging Child Survivors of the Holocaust.

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Reel Thinking: Monsieur Lazhar

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Location: Rockland Mansion – East Fairmount Park, 3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121 Discussants: Margaret Peterson, MDiv, MA, PhD; Anne Malone, MSS, LCSW No Charge for Admission 3 CE/CMEs available (fee for non-PCOP members)   At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular […]

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