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On the first Tuesday evening of each month of the academic year, the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center and its graduate society (the APM) host a scientific program of interest to the psychoanalytic community. These programs are free of charge and open to the public. They are held at 8 PM at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street).
For the details of upcoming lectures, please visit our calendar of events.
Among the yearly lectures are several special lectures, including:
The annual Sandor Rado Lecture honors Dr. Rado, a founder of the Columbia Psychoanalytic Clinic and its first director. Previous distinguished recipients of the lectureship include John Bowlby, Michael Balint, Phyllis Greenacre, Hans Loewald, Joseph Sandler, Roy Schafer, Otto F. Kernberg, Daniel N. Stern., Paul Ornstein, and Peter Fonagy.
Every three years, a distinguished psychoanalytic scholar gives a formal lecture at the Academy, a seminar for candidates at the Center, and two or three seminars for APM members and faculty, over a period of several days. Past Scholars include Herbert Rosenfeld, Joyce McDougall, Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, Betty Joseph, Andre Green, John Steiner, and Antonino Ferro.
This lectureship is Awarded once every three years by the APM for a distinguished contribution to the applications of psychoanalytic understanding to the study of culture. Past lecturers include Daniel M. Freeman, Richard Kuhns, Bennet Simon, and Bryce Boyer.