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Psychoanalysts on the Street: Community Initiatives in Philadelphia and Beyond

  • 21 Sep 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • St. Joseph’s University, Campion Student Center, Banquet Hall North


  • Defined as 5 years post terminal degree

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The Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education (PCPE) proudly presents

Psychoanalysts on the Street: Community Initiatives in Philadelphia and Beyond

Keynote speaker:

Neil Altman, Ph.D.

Featured speakers:

Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Ph.D.

Monisha Nayar-Akhtar, Ph.D.

Laurel Silber, Psy.D. and Marjorie Bosk, Ph.D.

Joseph Schaller, Psy.D.

Rebecca Ergas, Ph.D.

Program Description:

The program will highlight pro bono and community-based intervention projects that are informed by psychoanalytic theory and practice. These projects represent local and international initiatives. Participants will learn how these projects developed, the internal and systemic challenges faced, as well as rewards of doing the work described. Participants also will have the opportunity to interact informally with presenters after each describes her or his project. Presenters will discuss how they have reconciled their sense of appropriate treatment parameters with the particular clients with whom they are working and the settings in which they are working. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to assess their readiness for pro bono or community-based work. 

Neil Altman is faculty at the William Alanson White Institute and the Ambedkar University of Delhi, India.  He is honorary member of the William Alanson White Society and Honorary Fellow of the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.  Dr. Altman is Editor Emeritus of Psychoanalytic Dialogues: The International Journal of Relational Perspectives.  He is author of The Analyst in the Inner City: Race, Class and Culture through a Psychoanalytic Lens, co-author of Relational Child Psychotherapy and author of the forthcoming Psychoanalysis in Times of Accelerating Cultural Change: Spiritual Globalization.

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify resistances to working outside the consulting room

2. Participants will be able to identify typical practical challenges presented by community work

3. Participants will be able to assess their personal readiness for community work

Dates and Times:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

1 pm to 4:30 pm


St. Joseph’s University, Campion Student Center, Banquet Hall North

Parking: Hawk's Landing lot (accessed via 54th Street)

CE Credits:

Three (3) are available to participants.

Registration Fees and Information:

Registration Fee: $75

$50 for Early Career Professionals

$15 for Graduate Students

To register, please go to pcpeonline.org or by mail to: PCPE c/o Dr. David Ramirez; 500 College Avenue; Swarthmore, PA 19081.

Educational Prerequisites

PCPE welcomes all mental health professionals who hold advanced degrees in their fields, work with psychodynamic approaches in their practices, and have familiarity with the psychoanalytic literature. Individuals from other fields who hold doctoral degrees and who work with psychoanalytic ideas in their scholarly endeavors are also welcome to participate. PCPE does not discriminate according to age, gender, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or physical challenge.

Continuing Education for Psychologists

The Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PCPE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing Education for Social Workers

The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors now designates APA-approved Continuing Education Sponsors like PCPE as pre-approved providers of continuing education courses and programs for social workers and clinical social workers.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We reserve the right to cancel a program if there is insufficient enrollment, at which time all fees will be refunded. Registration fees will be refunded, less a $25 processing fee, if you cancel your registration at least three weeks prior to the start of a program.

Special Needs Policy

If you have any special needs related to your participation in our program offerings, please contact Jay Moses, Ph.D., at 267-254-0791, or at mjaymoses@gmail.com.








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