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Seminars - 4-YR: ICP



The Analytic Division is excited to announce our contributing facilitators for its 2nd year of hosting “Open Spaces”.  We are interested in exploring how we can bring diversity to the central components of clinical inquiry.  If you wish to register now, click the link below. You will receive a confirmation from Oranda Barnes, Program Manager for the Analytic Division.  Program details and links for future registration will be sent as we approach scheduled gatherings.”Open Spaces” is a free dialogue room. All that is required is being part of the ICP community and registering for each event.


Gillian Straker,  Room for Race in the Therapy Space, 

Saturday, November 20, 2021, 3:00 – 4:30PM (completed)

Karim Dajani, The Social Unconscious – Repeating, Remembering and Working Through.

Sunday, January 30, 2022, 3:30- 5:00PM (completed)


A Reading Group is forming with a limited registration of 15 facilitated by 

Pearl Ellen Gordon and Rachel Greenspan. 

Dates: January 23, 2022,  February 6, 2022, February 20, 2022,

March 13, 2022, March  27, 2022 – Sundays 3:00-4:30PM

Readings:  Beloved by Toni Morrison, and selections from Internal Racism by M. Fakhry Davids


Patricia Clough, Katie Gentile, Kathleen Del Mar Miller, 

More-than-human matters: climate, embodiment, and time.

Sunday, March 20, 2022, 3:30 – 5:00PM

The three clinicians on this panel critically and creatively explore their shared concerns regarding psychoanalysts’ engagement with the more-than-human, underscoring the need for psychoanalysts to transcend both in theory and practice the privilege and exceptionalism attributed to the ‘human’ subject, along with its resulting biopolitical and ecological violence. Writing to and with each other about subjects such as climate data and computational technologies, temporality and virtuality, other-than-human animals and environments, the panelists take up ideas that co-emerged as they thought together, continually influencing and supporting each other. Offering personal and clinical moments, the panelists also draw on anti- Black racism theory, feminist, queer and trans studies, critical media studies, indigenous studies and ecological criticism, both placing these within past, present, and future psychoanalytic contexts, and demonstrating the importance of studying writings outside psychoanalysis that nonetheless deeply resonate with its potentialities.

Kathleen Del Mar Miller, MFA, LCSW, is a poet and a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City. Her writings have been published in various anthologies and journals, including Adam Phillips’s The Cure for Psychoanalysis, Studies in Gender & Sexuality, Psychoanalytic Dialogues and ROOM: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action.  She is a member of the Training Committee for the Analytic Training program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she also teaches.

Katie Gentile, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York). She is the author of Creating bodies: Eating disorders as self-destructive survival and the 2017 Gradiva Award winning The Business of being made: The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and cultures, both from Routledge. She is editor of the journal Studies in Gender and Sexuality, on the faculty of New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and the Psychoanalysis and the Critical Social Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is in private practice in New York City. She is also a recording musician who has toured and plays violin with a number of bands.

Patricia Ticineto Clough, Ph.D. LP, is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies, CUNY and is a practicing psychoanalyst in NYC. At ICP, she is a member of the Training Committee for the Analytic Training program, the Curriculum Committee, and the Diversity Task Force. She is faculty at ICP and NIP. Clough is author/editor of several publications on psychoanalysis, digital media/technologies and datafication. Along with The User Unconscious: Affect, Media, and Measure (2018), Beyond Biopolitics: (2011), The Affective Turn (2007), and Autoaffection: Unconsicous Thought in the Age of Teletechology (2000), Clough has published in Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, ROOM, and Reveries and Riddles, the NYU Post-doc blog. She has just completed Mediating the Subject of Psychoanalysis: A Conversation on Bodies, Temporality, and Narrative, a joint writing project with former graduate students.

Up Next:

Amber Musser and Michelle Stephens in Conversation: 

The Flesh, Sensuality, and Racialization. 

Saturday, May 7th, 2022, 3:30 – 5:00PM

Open Spaces



“Open Spaces” is sponsored by the Analytic Division’s Task Force on Diversity

Committee: Holly Levenkron, Patricia Clough, Michael Chavis, Ann Roberts, Seshi Hargett, Melissa White