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Institutional Racism Paper Contest – Deadline Extended!

The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia invites area graduate students in Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatric Residencies, the humanities, ministries, journalism, and public health to submit an original paper which addresses institutional racism, barriers to inclusion of racial and ethnic minority students in mental health organizations, or aspects of unacknowledged racial biases that impact graduate and/or mental health education. What have you […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

According to the NIMH, there are over 43.4 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with a mental health disorder that was diagnosable within the past year. Other published studies report that about 25% of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and that nearly 50% of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during […]

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Historian, Parents Discuss LGBT Family Ties in Philly

On April 22, PPS held a program entitled “Coming Out” as an Intergenerational Family Affair: Perspectives from a Father (Psychoanalyst), a Mother (Social Worker), and a Son (Historian).    Along with his psychoanalyst father Dr. John L. Frank, and social-worker mother Elaine Frank, Nathaniel Frank spoke about his coming-out to his parents and the importance of understanding and acceptance from parents […]

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Dr. Charles Giannasio – Awarded the Caron 2017 Healthcare Professional Award for the Greater Philadelphia Region

Dr. Charles Giannasio has received the Caron 2017 Healthcare Professional Award for the Greater Philadelphia Region. This award recognizes an outstanding healthcare professional who exemplifies the spirit of caring, compassion and commitment.  More information can be found at www.caron.org.   This award will be presented at Caron’s 17th Annual Greater Philadelphia Community Service Awards Breakfast which will be held on Friday, […]

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Second Annual Child and Adolescent Case Conference: Portals of Entry into Parent-Child Work

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am Location: Rockland Mansion – East Fairmount Park, 3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121 Presenter: Laurel Silber, PsyD Moderator: Corinne Masur, PsyD 2.5 CE/CME credits available   A young child’s symptoms initiate a play therapy intervention. The richness of the play reveals multiple dimensions, depending in part, on the theoretical structure […]

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2017 Year End Dinner

REGISTER HERE Monday, June 26, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Evviva Restaurant 1236 Montgomery Avenue Narberth, PA 19072 610-667-1900 We invite you to join us at the 2017 Members’ Year End Dinner! The celebration will include honoring new graduates, introducing newly-elected committee members, paying tribute to outgoing officers, and recognizing members who have made special contributions this year.   […]

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“Coming Out” as a Transgenerational Family Affair: Perspectives from a Father, Mother, and Son

PPS: “Coming Out” as a Transgenerational Family Affair: Perspectives from a Father, Mother, and Son Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Rockland Mansion – East Fairmount Park, 3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121 Presenter: John Frank, MD; Elaine Frank, MSW; Nathaniel Frank, PhD 2 CE/CME credits available This panel consists of three family members – a psychoanalyst […]

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Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich

Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Legacy of the Third Reich Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Location: Rockland Mansion – East Fairmount Park, 3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121 Presenter: Emily Kuriloff, PsyD Discussant: Henri Parens, MD 2 CE/CME credits available This lecture/discussion will confront the ways in which the previously avoided persecution, expulsion, loss and displacement of […]

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Mahler Symposium – Rage, Violence, and Terrorism: Developmental, Societal, and Clinical Aspects

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017 Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: Thomas Jefferson University, 10th and Locust Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Presenters: Aisha Abbasi, MD; Kerry Kelly Novick; Vamik Volkan, MD Discussants: Ann Smolen, PhD; Suzanne Benser, MD; Vincenzo Sanguineti, MD   This event will comprise of three major presentations of fifty minutes each by distinguished psychoanalysts from outside Philadelphia. These presenters […]

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The Most Disturbed Kids

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017 Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Location: Rockland Mansion – East Fairmount Park, 3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121 Presenter: Theodore Fallon, MD, MPH   This workshop will address providing day care to children who are struggling with “difficult to manage” issues due to developmental, social, emotional, learning or medical issues. The workshop considers a […]

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