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Not your great-grandfather’s psychoanalysis

By Amy Novotney December 2017, Vol 48, No. 11, Psychologists have modernized the approach to better serve patients and have conducted more research that validates its success At age 7, Pratyusha Tummala-Narra emigrated from India to the United States with her family, leaving behind a country rife with political tensions. Her struggles to adjust to […]

Testimonials from our 2017 Annual Conference

“It was a truly wonderful conference. Dr. Ahktar was fantastic. I learned so much and it has already expanded how I understand my patients. I look forward to future events from ACAP.” Stella Jang   “Dr. Bratt, it seems only right, after speaking about gratitude, that I express thanks to you and the conference committee […]

BGSP-NJ and ACAP’s SUMMER CONFERENCE 2017

Good Stuff: Generosity, Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness A weekend with Salman Akhtar. M.D Saturday, June 10- Sunday, June 11, 2017, at  Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ Join us for all or part of BGSP-NJ and ACAP’s two days with the remarkable Salman Akhtar, MD. Innovative ideas, intervention strategies, exploring unconscious motives, earn CE hours, connect, experience diverse therapeutic models, […]

Helping Your Child To Know Herself

Please join us tonight! –  March 10, 2017, 7-10pm at ACAP Our children, whether they are 2 or 72, push thoughts and feelings out of consciousness all the time.  When they lose self-awareness, they don’t perform to their potential, they act surly and mean, they frustrate us with seemingly lazy or unproductive behavior and amaze […]

A Tweet In Time

Please join us for: A Tweet in Time: The Media and Your Mood”

February 26, 2017 at ACAP 1:00-3:00pm 2 CE Hours | ASWB and NBCC To register call 973-629-1002 or email events@acapnj.org There is a $15.00 processing fee for the certificate, $20 fee for the workshop. It’s 3:00a.m. Do you post a response, Tweet your feelings about last night or the current political situation? Does it matter […]

2016 NAAP Gradiva Award

2016 NAAP Gradiva Award Winners

Congratulations to NAAP’s (National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis) 2016 Gradiva Award Winners: ART “Psyche, Symbol and Trauma: The Art of Lilli Gettinger (1920-1999)” Curated by the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies ARTICLE BETH DARLINGTON Kristine Mann: Jung’s “Miss X” and a Pioneer in Psychoanalysis BOOK EFRAT GINOT The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious: Integrating […]

NAAP Vision Award

The 2016 NAAP Vision Award

The 2016 NAAP Vision Award It is with great pleasure that the NAAP, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, Board of Trustees announces that the 2016 Vision Award will be presented jointly to Stephen Soldz, PhD and Steven Reisner, PhD. This recognition by the professional community honors their decade long commitment and work fighting […]

Narcissus at the pool

NARCISSUS AT THE POOL: “ALONE IN THE ROOM”

Narcissus is the archetype of self- love, a character in mythology unable to merge with another in a loving relationship. In a pool of water Narcissus sees his own reflection and falls in love with this reflection that he thinks is someone else. The narrator of the myth asks: “Why try to grip an image? […]

Vicki Semel, Executive Director of ACAP

ACAP Graduates are Gentle, Fierce, and Lively by Executive Director Vicki Semel

I was so moved by our ACAP graduation on October 18 and therefore I doubly rejoiced in the recent New York Times articles on the work we are so proud of doing. (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/christopher-bollas/ and http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/health/talk-therapy-found-to-ease-schizophrenia.) Working with schizophrenics and borderline patients, along with all the other vulnerable populations we respect and serve, is the heart […]