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Courses offered in Fall 2003 are posted below

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Justin A. Frank, MD and Hannah Fox, CSW, BCD

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Met Center's Programs from Fall 2003

Literature and Object Relations

The individual and couple therapy program is excited to announce an unusual year of seminars in which we will approach our work -- both theoretically and clinically -- through reading and discussing important literary works in addition to our usual case supervisions and journal articles. In reading particular novels, members of the seminar will all have the same "clinical" exposure which we think will promote lively discussions as well as deeper understanding of Object Relations. We will read four novels -- including Fitzgerald and Nathaniel West -- over the course of the year in conjunction with related theoretical papers.

Faculty: Justin A. Frank, MD, Hannah Fox, CSW, BCD

Group will meet monthly, 8 Fridays from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Small group supervision available from 1:00-2:15 PM
Fee: $135 each 4 hour session. Call for more information: (212)307-7217

Bion workshop

Our monthly study group, which explores the clinical and theoretical contributions of W.R. Bion, is accepting three new members. Our work together is intense, collegial, and exciting. Not only do we discuss Bion's own writings - Elements of Psychoanalysis and Attention and Interpretation - but we also read articles by other clinicians who apply his ideas to the practice of psychotherapy. New members will have ample opportunity to familiarize themselves with the work we have already covered.

Faculty: Justin A. Frank, MD, Hannah Fox, CSW, BCD

Group will meet monthly, 8 Saturdays from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Fee: $135 each 4 hour session. Call for more information: (212)307-7217

The Work of Klein and Winnicott and Its Application to the Understanding and Treatment of Borderline, Narcissistic, and Schizoid States

This unique twice-monthly workshop will consider the radical contributions of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott to psychoanalysis, focusing on their relevance to the understanding and treatment of patients that present with borderline, narcissistic and/or schizoid states. It will explore the overlapping and contrasting themes, both explicit and implicit, in their work.

To appreciate, in depth, their theoretical and clinical approaches, we'll study Klein and Winnicott's main papers and discuss clinical material to illustrate the application of their ideas and their implications for technique. We'll also consider some major contributions made by contemporary analysts working in the Object Relations traditions based on these ideas.

Faculty: M Nasir Ilahi, LL.M, Hannah Fox, CSW, BCD

Group will meet twice per month, 18 Thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

Fee: $50 each session. Call for more information: (212)307-7217

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* MORE to come


Washington Institute of Psychiatry


Bion '97 Conference, Italy (July 16-19, 1997)

Psychomedia Mental Health conferences (and more) from Italy

The Forum for the Psychoanalytic study of film

The Melanie Klein home page is currently unavailable

About the Directors...

Justin A. Frank, MD

A psychoanalyst who completed psychiatric residency at Harvard and a DuPont-Warren Fellowship at the Tavistock Centre (London), Dr. Frank received analytic training at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute where he is a Teaching Analyst. He is chief of the Couple Therapy Section at the Washington School of Psychiatry. In addition to teaching and practicing psychoanalysis and marital therapy, Dr. Frank is widely sought as a clinical supervisor and lecturer. He speaks on British Object Relations Theory, psychological life in the nuclear age, and psychoanalytic approaches to theater and film.

Hannah Fox, CSW, BCD

A psychotherapist trained in Object Relations individual and family therapy at the Washington School of Psychiatry in DC and in systems family therapy at the Ackerman Institute of Family Therapy. She is a former faculty member of the Washington School of Psychiatry and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), and supervises in the couple and family program at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.