NPI Conferences 2018-2019


NPI Conferences 2018-2019

Events Committee – Dr. Judy Chamberlin, Chair 


Newport Psychoanalytic Institute is pleased to present the following conferences for 2018-2019.


Dr. Steven Kuchuck, DSW

February 23, 2019        9:00 am to 4:00 pm

On the Therapeutic Action and Clinical Limitations of Love

In this day long conference Dr. Steve Kuchuck explores love, the affect that clinicians have been taught to keep quiet or to completely ignore. Because psychoanalytic history is full of love or lust that has led to broken boundaries and broken lives clinicians tend to be      especially wary of exploring the enlivening and growth enhancing feeling .. MORE


Peter Goldberg, Ph.D.

March 30, 2019       9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Psychosomatic Dissociation:Its Role in Psychical Life and in the Clinical Encounter

Dissociation has belatedly become a topic of study and enquiry in psychoanalytic clinical theory, usually as part of the phenomenology of trauma. A comprehensive psychoanalytic model of dissociation should account not just for its pathological effects, but also for its everyday function in psychical life. In this presentation, the specific mechanism of body-mind dissociation will be defined, and contrasted with our understanding of the mechanisms of repression and splitting. Normal transient dissociative states will be differentiated from fixed pathological dissociative retreats. MORE


Nancy McWilliams Ph.D.

October 5, 2019 – Venue and time TBD

Clinical Implications of the Continuum of Personality Structure with Special Attention to Narcissism

Dr. Nancy McWilliams teaches at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Lambertville, NJ. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press. She has edited or contributed to several other books, and is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006, Lingiardi & McWilliams, 2017). MORE