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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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Black-White Institutional Racism – Call for Papers

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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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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Annarita Gentile’s Summer Show Opening in Old City

In August PCOP Member Annarita Gentile, MSS, LSW, ACSW summer photography show will open in Old City. She will be showing photos from her portfolio which explores the experience of looking, and the emotional impact and reaction of seeing and being seen.   The Light Room’s 6th Annual Summer Photography Exhibition at 3rd Street Gallery In Old City August 4 – August […]

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New Release: James Rahn’s Book “Rittenhouse Writers: Reflections on a Fiction Workshop”

PCOP Member James Rahn’s new book Rittenhouse Writers: Reflections on a Fiction Workshop has now been released. “His memoir serves, in a way, as an introduction to the short stories that follow; and the stories—as surprising and varied as the writers Rahn describes working with—stand as a fitting coda to Rahn’s tale and offer another window onto his life’s work.” […]

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