New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, along with PsyBC, will host “Biology of the Mind: An Emerging Dialogue Between Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis,” on Fri., March 31 and Sat. April 1, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Lighthouse International (111 E. 59th St., between Park and Lexington Avenues).

Advances in neuroscience have helped elucidate the development of the human mind. But how do these breakthroughs fit into matters like empathy, attachment, anxiety, and psychotic symptoms-areas historically under the purview of psychoanalysis? This conference, which draws renowned researchers and practitioners such as Daniel Siegel, M.D., Marco Iacoboni, M.D., Ph.D., and Jack Gorman, M.D., will address these and other matters as participants explore how the two fields contribute to our understanding of the human mind.

Registration fees are as follows: $125 for students, $175 for doctoral candidates, and $250 for professionals. Call 212.252.9362 or email for more information. For a complete schedule go to: Journalists interested in attending should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998-6808 or

  • WHO: Daniel Siegel, Marco Iacoboni, Jack Gorman, and others
  • WHEN: Fri., March 31 & Sat., April 1, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Lighthouse International, 111 E. 59th St., between Park and Lexington Avenues [Subway Lines: 4, 5, 6 to 59th Street]

The New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis is designed to provide postdoctoral education in the theory and practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Established in 1961, at a time when psychologists found it difficult to obtain formal training in psychoanalysis, the Postdoctoral Program is the largest psychoanalytic training program in the country with over 500 graduates. The program offers a diverse and unique curriculum, comprising modern Freudian, Interpersonal, Relational, and Independent orientations. Each orientation has an internationally known teaching faculty and outstanding clinical supervisors. Contemporary psychoanalysis has become increasingly pluralistic, and the Postdoctoral Program’s scholars and practitioners have made a significant contribution to the field.

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