Psychoanalytic Association of New York

Established 1955

Welcome to the website of the Psychoanalytic Association of New York, the affiliate society of the American Psychoanalytic Association that is
associated with The Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU School of Medicine.

In these pages, you will find information about our scientific programs, our officers and members of the Board, membership, and the PANY Bulletin.


Next Scientific Session

Monday, September 21, 2015 

8:30 pm
NYU Langone Medical Center - Smilow Seminar Room 

Thirteenth C. Philip Wilson, MD Memorial Lecture
Psychoanalysis As Holocaust Survivor

Lecturer: Lewis Aron, Ph.D.

Psychoanalysis was born under conditions of vulnerability. The role of persecution, marginalization, and immigration in the development of psychoanalysis has not been sufficiently studied. Psychoanalysis and historiographers of psychoanalysis have not paid sufficient attention to issues of racism, misogyny, homophobia, and anti-Semitism; to the trauma of immigration and displacement both in Europe and America; to the xenophobia of American postwar culture; to issues of class, the swing from economic depression to affluence; and to related socio-cultural changes. Understanding these patterns provides the context for examining the role of race, gender, religion, class, poverty, and sexual orientation in the history of psychoanalysis.

Educational Objective:  Participants will be able to describe the impact of immigration from Europe in the 1930s on the history of American Psychoanalysis.


Lewis Aron, Ph.D., ABPP is the Director of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  He is a past President of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) APA;  founding President of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP); founding President of the Division of Psychologist-Psychoanalysts of NYSPA.  The co-founder and co-chair of the Sándor Ferenczi Center at the New School for Social Research, an Honorary Member of the William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, and Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel; A co-founder of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and the co-editor of the Relational Perspectives Book Series;  Author of A Meeting of Minds (1996), A Psychotherapy for the People (with Karen Starr); Editor of Relational Psychoanalysis: The Emergence of a Tradition (with Stephen Mitchell); co-editor of the Relational Perspectives Book Series, author and editor of numerous articles and books.