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Annual Conference

NAAP Annual Conference 2016

NAAP’s 44th Annual Conference

National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis


Saturday, November 12, 2016 
New York Law School
185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
8:30 AM to 6:00 PM 


Provocative. Political. Personal.

NAAP’s 44th annual conference will offer clinical and cultural windows that stimulate new perspectives on relationships and clinical practice, and may make us a bit uncomfortable. In an era when all identity is challenged, when the nature of every relationship is laid open for inspection, what attention is given to the question of our conceptions of masculinity and manhood? What messages are communicated about a masculine ideal? Are they what we want to nurture in the next generation? What impact do these nonverbalized constructs have on the clinician and therapeutic practice?

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.

It is a rare year when the Board of Trustees votes to honor a member of the profession with the presentation of the Vision Award. This year it will be awarded to two outstanding professionals. Look back soon to see our official announcement. NAAP’s Vision Award was conceived as a special award to be presented to a psychoanalyst or psychoanalysts who the Awards Committee and the NAAP Board of Trustees feel have made an exceptional contribution to psychoanalysis and its impact on the life of individuals and the community.

Debrief and relax with colleagues at our post-conference wine & cheese reception.

For questions contact Margery Quackenbush, 212-741-0515 or Lori Feigenbaum 973-629-1002.

Patricia Harte Bratt, PhD
NAAP President








Morning Moderator | Douglas Maxwell, JD, LP, NCPsyA

Judith Kegan Gardiner, PhD  Her Butch to His Nelly: Contradictions of Masculinity in Bechdel’s Fun Home 

John Madonna, EdD  The Darkness of Night – Masculinity in Crisis: Clinical Implications


Afternoon Moderator | Patricia Harte Bratt, PhD, LP, NCPsyA

John Munder Ross, PhD  On the Feminization of “A Man’s World”

Donna Bassin, PhD “The Mourning After”: Bonds of a Male Tribal Culture in the Military – film & discussion

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6 – 9 CEUs for conference attendance

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Margery Quackenbush  mq@naap.org  212-741-0515