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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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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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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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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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Introducing Psychoanalytic Therapy Into China by Ralph and Lana Fishkin

For several years, the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) has provided treatment, training, and supervision to Chinese mental health professionals over the Internet. The lack of Chinese analysts and mentors has created an intense demand for psychodynamic psychotherapy training and treatment, which CAPA is addressing, using Skype and other distance communication technologies.  This chapter describes the project, its scope and […]

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Publication: Jeremy Elkins, Re-Visiting Destruction in ‘The Use of an Object’

Jeremy Elkins, a fourth-year candidate and Associate Professor of Political Science at Bryn Mawr College, has published “Re-Visiting Destruction in ‘The Use of an Object’” in the current issue of Psychoanalytic Quarterly. The paper is part of a larger project on the place of movement and aggression in the development and organization of the self. It follows his first paper […]

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Scholarships and Financial Aid Available!

Here’s what some of our students said about the scholarships available to them:   “The Claffie Scholarship made it possible for me to expand my knowledge and understanding of psychodynamic therapy while also learning the value of implementing specific techniques in my work as a clinical social worker. Without the scholarship I would not have been able to pursue this […]

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Harold Kolansky, MD Receives Two Honors

PCOP Member Harold Kolansky, MD has recently been selected by the Einstein Healthcare Network as Outstanding Teacher of the Year (2015-2016) for the sixth time. Dr. Kolansky will also be awarded the Practitioner of the Year Award by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and will be recognized at a dinner in November.  We are very honored to have Dr. Kolansky as […]

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