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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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New Publication: 2nd Edition of “Oedipal Paradigms in Collision” by Howard Covitz

A second edition of PCOP Member Howard Covitz’s book Oedipal Paradigms in Collision: An Emendation of a Piece of Freudian Canon has recently been published by ORI Academic Press. “Howard Covitz, in this wonderfully scholarly book, turns his incisive and original readings of old texts, both Freudian and Biblical, into a refreshingly new understanding of the Oedipus Complex that was ahead […]

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New Publication: “Rittenhouse Writers: Reflections on a Fiction Workshop” by James Rahn

PCOP member James Rahn has written a new book, entitled Rittenhouse Writers: Reflections on a Fiction Workshop. The book will be published in May. Rahn has led the Rittenhouse Writers’ Group since he founded it in 1988, making it one of America’s longest-running independent fiction workshops. Hundreds of writers and would-be writers have sought out the group for its remarkable level of instruction […]

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Photograph by Annarita Gentile on Display at City Hall

A photograph entitled “pianoman” by PCOP candidate Annarita Gentile, MSS, LCSW, ACSW has been accepted to hang in the exhibit Live Philly Jazz-Through the Photographic Lens in City Hall. The exhibit will be part of the 2016 Jazz Appreciation Month celebration hosted by Creative Philadelphia in April. Dates: February 29 to May 6, 2016. Location: Art In City Hall, Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy: Room […]

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Ann Smolen Receives Helen Meyers Scholar Award

We are proud to announce that PCOP member Ann Smolen, PhD, has been awarded the Helen Meyers Traveling Scholar Award by the American Psychoanalytic Association, a prestigious recognition given annually to one female analyst to promote dialogue and shared learning among women in psychoanalysis. During the next year, Ann will visit other Institutes’ study groups and educational gatherings to facilitate […]

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New Publication: “Dignity Matters” by Susan Levine

We are happy to announce the publication of PCOP member Dr. Susan Levine’s new book, entitled Dignity Matters: Psychoanalytic and Psychosocial Perspectives. Contributions to the book were also made by PCOP members Robert Kravis, Richard Kluft, and Salman Akhtar. “This book explores an ethical value central to all mental health professions. Although ‘dignity’ appears near the beginning of many codes of ethics, it has been largely unexamined in the […]

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