National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
850 Seventh Avenue Suite 800
New York, NY 10019




Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST
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Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion 
1 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012

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Emily Horvath - NAAP


7.5 CE Hours for full conference attendance. Certificates may only be awarded for full attendance. 

National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Education for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #0168.

NAAP is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Education for Psychoanalysts as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0019.

  ACAP (Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis) is a cosponsor of this conference.ACAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ACAP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  BGSP-NJ (The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis - NJ) is accredited by the The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), and in partnership with ACAP, is an approved provider of Social Work Continuing Education Hours for New Jersey Social Workers, as well as many other states, including Pennsylvania. Please check your states guidelines for their requirements.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please be advised Registrations are non-refundable.






The 47th Annual NAAP Conference

Saturday, November 16, 2019

held at 
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

1 West 4th Street NYC

9:00 AM to 5:30PM    7.5 CE Hours

Full Conference only: 7.5 CE Hours for Psychoanalysts, Psychologists, NY, NJ Social Workers (others states check state guidelines), Mental Health Counselors. Certification of Attendance on request.

Challenging ideas, solution-focused conversations, and a new format at NAAP's 47th Annual Conference! 

We can make a difference! Boundaries, Borders, Biases: helpful and damaging. How can we recognize and address their micro and self-evident expressions in ourselves, our work, and society? Join our group of influential thinkers and practitioners for an opportunity to share ideas: to hear and be heard in our unique town hall format. 

This year's conference will be an opportunity to hear from colleagues engaged in exploring some of the most troubling issues pressing us as mental health professionals and as members of the world community. Whether identity, race, religion, gender, immigration, safe environments, or the politics of training, we face these issues daily.

It's not only the large scale culture of corruption and exclusion that challenges our ability to remain centered. The sometimes subtle erosion of our awareness of boundary breaches or biased listening also have a broadreaching impact on the way we work and live. The times we thought of psychoanalysts as clinicians safely seated in clinical offices, immune to the world fray, have gone the way of phone booths and land lines. Today is the day for us to take a serious look at some harsh realities that need our attention and expertise. There are many areas where we can make a difference in a fragmented world. We can start by stepping back and taking a good look at ourselves, our institutions, our clinical practices and commitments to the
larger community.


We've had requests from many of our members to create more time within the conferences for them to explore the topics presented. A sense that provocative questions or issues are raised by our guest speakers and little opportunity to delve into them. We have designed a format to address this, and hope it will encourage everyone wo take advantage of the chance to dig deeper in conversation with colleagues.

There will be two morning and one afternoon speaker. That will be followed by participants breaking out into smaller groups where they can choose to discuss issues or questions from the earlier part of the day. At the end of the discussion group everyone will return to a general session. A representative selected by each group will share the questions, suggestions, conncerns raised in their group. We hope this will inspire more ongoing discssions and action points we may be able to implement. We can make a difference.


 The much sought after Gradiva Awards, celebrating outstanding contributions to creativity and exploration of the human experience, will be presented at a delicious luncheon banquet.

The NAAP Analysts-in-Training Writing Awards will be presented and described at the luncheon.

Earn 7.5 CE hours while taking a break from the everyday world and sharing a good time with friends.

 For any questions please call or email the contacts in the left panel.


Distinguished Speakers 

Introduction: Patricia Bratt, PhD,  NAAP President


Moderator:        Jennifer R Harper, MDiv, DD, NCPsya   


Patricia Gherovici, PhD  
Discussing: "Soul to Soul: Keep Psychoanalysis Moving!
Clinical Work with Ethnic and Sexual Minorities." 

Author of Psychoanalysis in the Barrios and Please Select Your Gender 

Julia Beltsiou, PsyD
Discussing: "Finding Home in the Foreign: Othrness and Immigration"    

Author of Immigration in Psychoanalysis:




Analysts-in-Training (AIT) Awards for Student Writing

Gradiva Awards for Writing and the Arts in Psychoanalysis


Moderator: Jennifer R Harper, MDiv, DD, NCPysA

Patricia Harte Bratt, PhD, NCPsya                                                   

Discussing: "Boundaries in Mind:  Countertransference and Reciprocal Resilience in Clinical Training and Practice"    

Author of Mutual Growth in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship: Reciprocal Resilience  

Town Hall Discussion Groups
and General Session

Introduction, Group Discussions, General Session 



The Conference will be followed by a 

Wine & cheese reception for all.