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Helping Your Child To Know Herself

Please join us tonight! –  March 10, 2017, 7-10pm at ACAP Our children, whether they are 2 or 72, push thoughts and feelings out of consciousness all the time.  When they lose self-awareness, they don’t perform to their potential, they act surly and mean, they frustrate us with seemingly lazy or unproductive behavior and amaze […]

A Tweet In Time

Please join us for: A Tweet in Time: The Media and Your Mood”

February 26, 2017 at ACAP 1:00-3:00pm 2 CE Hours | ASWB and NBCC To register call 973-629-1002 or email events@acapnj.org There is a $15.00 processing fee for the certificate, $20 fee for the workshop. It’s 3:00a.m. Do you post a response, Tweet your feelings about last night or the current political situation? Does it matter […]

2016 NAAP Gradiva Award

2016 NAAP Gradiva Award Winners

Congratulations to NAAP’s (National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis) 2016 Gradiva Award Winners: ART “Psyche, Symbol and Trauma: The Art of Lilli Gettinger (1920-1999)” Curated by the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies ARTICLE BETH DARLINGTON Kristine Mann: Jung’s “Miss X” and a Pioneer in Psychoanalysis BOOK EFRAT GINOT The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious: Integrating […]

NAAP Vision Award

The 2016 NAAP Vision Award

The 2016 NAAP Vision Award It is with great pleasure that the NAAP, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, Board of Trustees announces that the 2016 Vision Award will be presented jointly to Stephen Soldz, PhD and Steven Reisner, PhD. This recognition by the professional community honors their decade long commitment and work fighting […]

Narcissus at the pool

NARCISSUS AT THE POOL: “ALONE IN THE ROOM”

Narcissus is the archetype of self- love, a character in mythology unable to merge with another in a loving relationship. In a pool of water Narcissus sees his own reflection and falls in love with this reflection that he thinks is someone else. The narrator of the myth asks: “Why try to grip an image? […]

Vicki Semel, Executive Director of ACAP

ACAP Graduates are Gentle, Fierce, and Lively by Executive Director Vicki Semel

I was so moved by our ACAP graduation on October 18 and therefore I doubly rejoiced in the recent New York Times articles on the work we are so proud of doing. (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/christopher-bollas/ and http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/health/talk-therapy-found-to-ease-schizophrenia.) Working with schizophrenics and borderline patients, along with all the other vulnerable populations we respect and serve, is the heart […]

ACAP blog for mental health professional

The Deeply Frightening Symptom That Finally Convinced Me To Get Help

It is 7:40 am. I wake up five minutes before my alarm clock, feeling generally well-rested. I have two cups of coffee, read the news, and check my email. I start working at 8:30, and at 9 a reminder pops up on my phone. It reads: Take medicine and meditate. Most days, I’ve already done […]

Beverly Bell

ACAP’s Distance Learning Option by ACAP Graduate and Seattle Resident, Beverly Bell

One of the lesser known facts about ACAP is that analytic training is available to people who do not live in ACAP’s immediate geographic area.  I live in Washington State and completed the entire course from there, graduating in October, 2015.  I was the first to complete analytic training in this manner at ACAP but […]

Annette Vaccaro

Couples in Crisis – Is it Possible to Heal a Marriage after an Affair? by ACAP Director of Curriculum Annette Vaccaro

Being in a relationship can be at once one of the most fulfilling and one of the most difficult experiences. Typical challenges experienced in a relationship can range from frustration over lack of cooperation, to the trauma of learning one’s partner has had an affair. According to researchers Kristina, Baucom, and Snyder (2004), 40% of […]