Continuing Education Program

In 2016 the AIP was recognized by the New York State Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credits for licensed social workers.

A wide range of CE credit eligible programming is offered throughout the year covering a variety of timely topics and perspectives. This is an opportunity to learn about psychoanalysis and deepen your knowledge about various timely topics. Our presenters include respected and well-known psychoanalysts. You can earn CE credits through some courses from our psychodynamic psychotherapy training program, workshops and lectures.


Upcoming Workshops

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Upcoming Courses

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Upcoming Scientific Meetings

  • Psychoanalytic Reflections: Searching for a Passionate Neutrality
    Presenter: Sandra Buechler, PhD
    Date:  Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Location: American Institute for Psychoanalysis, 329 E 62nd St (Auditorium, Ground Floor)
    Cost:  General Admission is $15!
    NO Charge for AIP Members, Candidates and Students &

    NO Charge KHC Staff & Students
    Contact Hours: 2
    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe ways the clinician can integrate neutrality with a sufficiently emotionally engaged treatment approach.
    2. Participants will be able to define some of the challenges in the treatment of depression, and some ways of inspiring hope.
    3. Participants will be able to discuss some of the conflicts in clinicians between our conceptions of the requirements of neutrality and our desires to reach and help to our patients.

Everything I have written can be understood as an effort to find a sufficiently passionate form of treatment. In one of the papers in my collection, Psychoanalytic Reflections: Training and Practice (2017, IP Books) I explore how profound feelings about life and health can be integrated into an analytic approach that also honors the concept of neutrality. In this talk I consider how the clinician can inspire active hope, engage in treatment emotionally, facilitate fighting depression, and other challenges.

Sandra Buechler, Ph.D. is a graduate of the William Alanson White Institute, where she is now on the faculty, and a Training and Supervising Analyst. She is also a supervisor at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s internship and postdoctoral programs, and a faculty member and supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Dr. Buechler has lectured in Norway, Italy, Scotland, Mexico, Chile, Japan, and at institutes in the USA. In 2009 she guest edited an issue of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, on the subject of analytic training, including papers on training in other cultures. Her first book, Clinical Values: Emotions that Guide Psychoanalytic Treatment, (Analytic Press, 2004) has been translated into Japanese, German, Italian, and Spanish. Her second book, Making a Difference in Patients’ Lives: Emotional Experience in the Therapeutic Setting, won the Gradiva Award, and has been translated into Spanish. Still Practicing: The Heartaches and Joys of a Clinical Career, (Routledge, 2012) examines shame, sorrow, and resilience during training and at subsequent stages of a clinical career. Understanding and Treating Patients in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Lessons from Literature (2015) uses short stories to illustrate defensive patterns. Her latest book, Psychoanalytic Reflections: Training and Practice (IP Books, 2017) explores how values, such as hope and courage, and emotions such as loneliness and sorrow, affect treatment and training relationships.

The American Institute for Psychoanalysis, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #0338.

To register for this workshop by mail, please click on the “Apply Now” button above and complete the form. For online registration, please click on the title and you will be redirected to the appropriate page.


Recent CE Workshops

  • Psychopharmacology for Psychotherapists
    Presenter: Jeffrey Rubin, MD
    Date: October 28, 2017
  • Reflections on Individuality and Its Implications for Psychotherapy
    Presenter: Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP
    Date: December 2, 2016
  • Psychopharmacology for Psychotherapists
    Presenter: Jeffrey Rubin, MD
    Dates: September 14, 21 & 28, 2016
  • Understanding Emotional Communication and Countertransference in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
    Presenter: Paul Gentler, DSW, LCSW
    Date: May 21, 2016


Recent Courses

  • Principles of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    Presenter: Candace Gray
    Tuesdays: April 4, 2017 – June 27, 2017 (12 Weeks – 18 Contact Hours)
  • Human Development
    Presenter: Virginia Rachmani, MA, LCSW, NCPsyA
    Date: Tuesdays: February 21 to March 28, 2017 (6 Weeks – 9 Contact Hours)
  • Clinical Assessment
    Presenter: Kathleen Cullen-Kortleven, RN, NPP
    Dates: December 20, 2016 to February 14. 2017 (8 weeks – 12 Contact Hours)
  • Psychodynamics I
    Presenter: Michele A. Muñoz, PhD
    September 13 to December 13, 2016 (12 weeks – 18 Contact Hours)


Recent Scientific Meetings

  • Unrequited Love and Revenge in Erotomanic Stalking
    Presenter: Helen Gediman, PhD
    Date:  January 25, 2018
  • Prognostic Reflections From a 15 Year Psychoanalytic Treatment Of a Patient With Substantial Chronic Childhood Psychic Trauma
    Presenter: Marvin Hurvich, PhD
    Date: November 30, 2017
  • Listening for the Echoes of Children and Parents in Adult Treatment
    Presenters: Jack Novick, PhD & Kerry Kelly Novick
    Date:  May 4, 2017
  • Patients’ Secrets, Analysts’ Secrets: Some Reflections on Their Interaction
    Presenter: Theodore J. Jacobs, MD
    Date: February 23, 2017
  • Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) with Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach
    Presenter: Leon Hoffman, MD
    Date: December 15, 2016
  • Why War? A Psychoanalytic Exploration
    Presenter: Mario Rendon, MD
    Date: November 17, 2016