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


The Contributions of Empirical Infant Research to Psychoanalytic Treatment

By Dr. Frank Lachmann

Thursday, April 18, 2019

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM


About 15 years ago I wrote a paper “Infant Research and Adult Treatment: What have we learned? How can we apply it?” In my presentation I summarize what I learned in the past and then turn to what Beatrice Beebe and I have learned in the last 15 years, specifically, how the continuing empirical research on infants and mothers furthers our ability to treat adult patients. These studies have documented the bidirectionality and co-creation of experience in infancy and can be extended into adulthood to include the therapeutic relationship. Organizing principles of self and interactive regulation their disruption and repair, and heightened affective moments can be translated into leading and tailing edge interpretations in the treatment of adults that provide therapist with an empirically derived perspective for understanding and interpreting development, psychopathology and transference. Clinical illustrations connect and clarify the empirical research with a self-psychology-based perspective that provides a framework for contributions of infant research to adult treatment.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn that interventions based on empirical studies of early development can provide a wider array of clarifying therapeutic interventions.

2. Participants will be able to make leading edge interventions that further the treatment process and growth of the patient.

3. Participants will be able to avoid some of the pitfalls that trap and lock patient and therapist in defensive interactions.

4. Participants will be able to recognize and use the power of nonverbal communications as a therapeutic tool.


Frank M. Lachmann, Ph.D. is a teacher and supervisor and a member of the Founding Faculty of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York; and a Clinical Assistant Professor, in the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is author or co-author of more than 150 journal publications. He has been a co-author with Joe Lichtenberg and Jim Fosshage on six books, most recently Enlivening the Self (Routledge, 2015) and Narrative and Meaning, (Routledge, 2017). With Beatrice Beebe he wrote Infant Research and Adult Treatment: Co-Constructing Interactions (Analytic Press, 2002) The Origins of Attachment (Routledge, 2014) and The Mother-Infant Interaction Picture Book (with Beebe and Cohn, Norton, 2016). He is sole author of Transforming Aggression: Psychotherapy with the difficult-to-treat patient (Aronson, 2000) and Transforming Narcissism: Reflections on Empathy, Humor, and Expectations (Analytic Press, 2008). He is a member of the Council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, and an honorary member of the Vienna Circle for Self-Psychology, the William Alanson White Society, and the American Psychoanalytic Association.


ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER by Pedro Almodóvar
Lecture & Movie

By Dr. Arlene Kramer Richards

Thursday, May 9, 2019
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM


If psychoanalysis is an impossible profession, being a mother is the most impossible role to get right. The movie examines motherhood in a time of gender fluidity and the challenges it poses.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to discuss three stages of the role of women in people’s lives.
2. Participants will enumerate instances of the influence of technology on theory.
3. Participants will be able to list applications of advances in surgery to understanding of gender theory


Arlene Kramer Richards, EdD, is a training and supervising analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS) and the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). In addition, she is a faculty member at CFS, the American Institute for Psychoanalysis, and Tongi Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China where she developed the Wuhan China Psychotherapy Program. She is a member of the Board of the American Psychoanalytic Association and IPA. Dr. Richards’ psychoanalytic writings help clarify issues of female development as she explores perversion, loneliness and the internal world of artists and poets. She has written extensively on these topics and is the co-editor of Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely which won the Gradiva Award in 2014. Her recent book Psychoanalysis: Listening to Understand is a compilation of her selected works. Dr. Richards is in private practice in Manhattan.


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

If you would like to register by phone or inquire about a course, presentation or CE credits, please call the American Institute for Psychoanalysis (AIP) at 212-838-8044 or email

This meeting has been approved for 2 contact hours for licensed social workers. A certificate will be mailed to those who sign the attendance sheet, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $10. To register and pay the fee, click here.


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

  • The Morality of Evolution
    Presenter: Dr. Mario Rendon 
    Date: November 15, 2018
  • Psychoanalytic Reflections: Searching for a Passionate Neutrality
    Presenter: Sandra Buechler, PhD
    Date: March 22, 2018
  • 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