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JOSEPH NEWIRTH

PROFESSOR

I A P S, DERNER INSTITUTE

HY WEINBERG CENTER
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Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomate in Psychoanalysis, American Board of Professional Psychology (1997)
Certificate in Psychoanalysis, William Alanson White Institute of Psychoanlaysis, Psychiatry and Psychology (1977)
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (1970)

Recent Courses

Disorders Of The Self
Doctoral Thesis Supervision I
Doctoral Thesis Supervision III
Intake & Interviewing Seminar I: Initial Evaluation
Ongoing Dissertation Supervision
Ongoing Doctoral Thesis Supervision
Psychological Research I
Psychotherapy Case Conference III

Personal Statement

I have been a committed teacher at Adelphi for thirty years. Teaching is a source of great joy and creativity for me, whether in a traditional class, a supervisory or mentoring relationship. I encourage dialogue, critical thinking, and opportunites for students to deepen their understanding of psychoanalytic ideas and paractice and to enjoy their experiences of personal and professional growth. I particularly value students developing their own voice, their abilities to think and become therapists.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

My interests are primarily in comparative approaches to psychoanalytic theory and practice. I am particularly interested in unconscious processes, dreams, humor, language and current findings in neuropsychology.

Research Interests

I am interested in both theoretical and qualitative studies. I have developed a method, the N-MOPE, for assesing the effects of unconscious and conscious thought processes in different linguistic experiences, for example, psychotherapy, dreams, and other personal language texts. I am also interested in unconscious aspects of gender and how we learn to relate to others and change process in psychotherapy. I am begining a research project on conscious and unconscious aspects of interpretation in psychotherapy.

Books

Joseph Newirth (2015). From Sign to Symbol: Transformational Processes in Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy and Psychology (In Preparation). MD: Roman and Littlefield.

Joseph Newirth (2003). Between Emotion and Cognition: The Generative Unconscious. New York, NY: Other Press.


Book Chapters

Joseph Newirth (2015). A Kleinian Perspective on Dissociation and Trauma: Miscarriages in Symbolization. In E. Howell and S. Itskowitz (Eds.). The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis.

Joseph Newirth (2007). I motti di spirito w la loro relazione con l'inconscio: l'ymorismo come una fondamentale esperienza bi-logica. In A Ginzberrg and R Lombardi (Eds.). L'emosione come esperiensa infinita: Matte Blanco e la psiconalisi contemporanea. Italy

Joseph Newirth (1998). The Unconscious. In Robert Prince (Eds.). The death of psychoanalysis: Murder, Suicide, or Rumor Greatly Exagerated. New York: Jason Aronson.

Joseph Newirth (1994). Alexander Portnoy in Search of Self. In Peter Buirski (Eds.). Comparing Schools of Analytc Therapy. NY, NY: Jason Aronson.

Joseph Newirth (1990). The mastery of countertransference anxiety: An object relations approach. In R.C. Lane (Eds.). Psychoanalytic approaches to supervision. New York, NY: Bruner Mazel Publishers.


Refereed Articles

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Joseph Newirth (2015), From Frankenstein to Zombies: Cultural and Evolving Conceptions of the Unconscious (In Preparation). Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Joseph Newirth (2015), Pleasure, Desire and Symbolization in the Psychoanalytic Intersubjective Relationship. Contemporary Psychoanalysis (under review).

Joseph Newirth (2014), A Romantic Existential Framework for Relational Psychoanalysis. A review of The Psychoanalytic Vision: The Experiencing Subject, Transcendence and the Therapeutic Process by Frank Summers. Contemporary Psychoanalysis.

Joseph Newirth (2014), Psychoanalysis’ Past, Present and Future: Sherlock Holmes, Sir Lancelot and the Wizard of Oz. Psychoanalytic Psychology.

Grand, S., Newirth, J., Stein, A., Baur, A., Itzkowitz, S., Pines, D., Sirote, A., Sussillo, M (2009), Violence and Aggression in the Consulting Room. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 6, 1-21.

Joseph Newirth (2006), The analyst as comic and the comic in analysis. Psychoanlytic Dialogues, 16, 579 - 584.

Joseph Newirth (2006), Jokes and their relation to the unconscious: Humor as a fundamental emotional experience. Psychoanlytic Dialogues, 16, 557 - 571.

Joseph Newirth (2005), A case study of power and the eroticized transference countertransference. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 25, 264 - 294.

Joseph Newirth (2005), Symmetrical and asymmetrical processes in the analytic relationship: a clarification and response to the discussions. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 25, 372 - 387.

Joseph Newirth (2003), The profession of psychoanalysis: Past failures and future possibilities. Contemporary Psychoanlaysis, 39, 557 - 582.

Joseph Newirth (2000), Power in the psychoanalytic relationship: Symmetrical, complementary, metacomplementary. Journal of Melanie Klein and Object Relations.

Joseph Newirth (2000), Impasses in the psychoanalytic relationship. JCLP/In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice, 58, 225 - 231.

Joseph Newirth (1997), On Identification With The Paternal Subject: From Autism To Therapeutic Symbiosis. Free Association.

Joseph Newirth (1996), On not interpreting: the metaphor of the baby, enactment and transitional experience. American Journal of Psychoanalysis.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Joseph Newirth (2015, February). Wrestling with the Demons of the Unconscious: the Struggle to create a Personal Psychoanalytic Voice. William Alanson White Colloquium Series, New York, NY.

Joseph Newirth (2013, November). Psychoanalysis’ Past, Present and Future: Sherlock Holmes, Sir Lancelot, and the Wizard of Oz. Atlanta Psychoanalytic Association. Scholar In Residence, Atlanta, GA.

Joseph Newirth (2009, March). Fearful Symmetry: Pleasure, Joy and Desire in the Psychoanalytic Relationship. The American Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Joseph Newirth (2009, January). Transformational Cycles in Psychoanalytic Therapy. University of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Joseph Newirth (2015). Working With Pre-Symbolic Patients in the Autistic Contiguous Position: The Development of Trust. In Division of Psychoanalysis (39). San Francisco, CA.

Joseph Newirth (2015). Working With Pre-Symbolic Patients in the Autistic Contiguous Position. Chair, Organizer and Introduction to Panel. In Division of Psychoanalysis (39). San Francisco, CA.

Joseph Newirth (2014). My Analyst Told Me I Was right Out of My Head: Normativity and Transgression in Psychoanalysis. Chair, Organizer and Introduction to Panel. In Division of Psychoanalysis (39). New York, NY.

Joseph Newirth (2014). From Frankenstein to Zombies: Culture and the Evolving Unconscious. In Division of Psychoanalysis (39). New York, NY.

Joseph Newirth (2014). Short Circuits: From the Social and the Intapsychic In Contemporary Culture. In Division of Psychoanalysis (39). New York, NY.

Joseph Newirth (2012). Psychoanalysis as Personal Theater: Transitional Experience, Enactment, Reverie and Symbolization. In Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) American Psychological Association. Santa Fe, NM.

Joseph Newirth (2012). The Play’s The Thing: Enactment, Reverie and Symbolization in Psychoanalysis. In Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) American Psychological Association. Santa Fe, NM.

Joseph Newirth (2012). After Birth: Postpartum Experiences of Creativity, Loss, Envy, Reparation and Identity. In Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) American Psychological Association. Santa Fe, NM.

Joseph Newirth (2011). Psychoanalytic Past Present and Future: Sherlock Holmes, Sir Lancelot and the Wizard of Oz. In Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) American Psychological Association. New York, NY.

Joseph Newirth (2011). Roger's Case of Miss Vib discussed from a two person perspective. In American Psychoanalytic Association. New York,, NY.

Joseph Newirth (2010). Fearful Symmetry: Pleasure, Joy and Desire in the Psychoanalytic Relationship. In Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) American Psychological Association. Chicago, Il.

Joseph Newirth (2010). The Broken Container and The Analyst’s Intolerable Affects: Rage, Revulsion, Raunchiness. In Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) American Psychological Association. Chicago, Il.

Joseph Newirth and Robert Mendelsohn (2009). MEN: AN ENDANGERED SPECIES. In Division (39) Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association. San Antonio, Texas.

Joseph Newirth (2008). The Dream as a Transformational Experience:. In Division (39) Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association. New York, Ny.

Joseph Newirth (2007). Beyond, Beyond the Pleasure Principle. In Division (39) Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada.

Joseph Newirth (2006). Psychoanalysis and Noir Films. In Division (39) Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association. Philadelphia, Pa.

Joseph Newirth (2006). What does a woman want? Psychoanalysis, gender and the representation of desire. Division of Psychoanalysis. In Division (39) Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association. Philadelphia, Pa.

Joseph Newirth (2004). Jokes and there Relation to the Unconscious: Humor as a Fundamental Emotional Experience. In Fourth International Bi-Logic Conference. Rome, Italy.

Joseph Newirth (2002). Between Unconscious and Conscious Experience in Matte-Blanco and Lacan: Translation or Transformation. In Third Annual Bi-Logic Conference. New York, Ny.


Dissertation Chaired

Michael Stuart Garfinkle (2009). On the Intersubjective in Psychoanalysis: Theory as Pretense. Adelphi University.


Honors and Accomplishments

2004 Gradiva Award given by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for: Between Emotion and Cognition: The Generative Unconscious. Other Press, NY.

2006 Nominated for the Goethe Award by the Canadian Psychological Association for: Between Emotion and Cognition: The Generative Unconscious. Other Press, NY.

2011 Authors award from Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) for being among the most downloaded authors.

2012 Authors Award from Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) for being among the most downloaded authors.

Professional Activities

1992 - 1994: Director of Clinical Training; Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University.

1994 - 2005: Director, Postdoctoral Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University.

1991 - present: Editorial Board, Psychoanalytic Dialogues: a Journal of Relational Perspectives

1991 – present: Faculty and Supervisor; Postdoctoral Program In Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, New York University.

1999 – present: Advisory Board; International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Professional Membership:
American Psychological Association
Adelphi Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society
International Bi-Logic Organization