CIPS Sponsored Services

Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS)

We are waiting to hear about collaboration with a program that assists refugees.

In addition to this, CFS offers two programs to specific populations in the NY metro area. and a third program in both the NY and DC metro area.

Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program & Sanctuary For Families

In collaboration with the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, we offer home-visiting and office-based parent-infant psychotherapy to parents and babies in transitional housing in Manhattan and the outer boroughs.
Contact:
Rita Reiswig rreiswig@me.com
Sally Moskowitz salllymoskowitz@gmail.com

Sanctuary For Families

This organization works primarily with women and children who are the victims of domestic violence, but it also provides services to victims of human trafficking. This organization has a safe house, halfway houses, lawyers and social workers. Rita Reiswig (CFS) and Sally Moskowitz (IPTAR) are working towards arrangements for the joint Parent-Infant Training Program to place students at Sanctuary to work with young mothers and infants there
Contact:
Rita Reiswig rreiswig@me.com
Sally Moskowitz salllymoskowitz@gmail.com

The SPRING Project

The SPRING Project is a new outreach initiative operating in the New York, Washington, DC, and Baltimore metro areas sponsored by the Contemporary Freudian Society. We offer support to expectant and postpartum mothers and their families who are experiencing mood-related problems during pregnancy and after having a baby.

Services include individual, couples and parent-infant therapy. Reduced fee psychotherapy is available to ensure access to mental health care for mothers and their families at this critical time.
Contact:
DrElizabethFritsch@gmail.com, www.springproject.org,


Institute For Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR)

IPTAR Clinical Center (ICC)

The adult and child/adolescent divisions provide high quality affordable psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in the greater NY metropolitan area. Operating on a modified private practice model, with a sliding scale of $45-165 for the first session and reductions to accommodate increased frequency, sessions are held onsite and in private offices around the city.
Contact:
Elizabeth Cutter Evert elizcutterevert@gmail.com

The work we will now describe is currently under the auspices of the Committee to Connect IPTAR to Organizations Working in the Area of Human Rights and Social Justice. Most of the work was undertaken long before the present Administration came into power. But the need for the kind of involvement we describe is now more urgent and more compelling.

We are also endeavoring to join with IPTAR’s Research Committee to begin pulling together the results of the work we have done so far, with a view to developing further insights into psychoanalytic treatment of trauma disorders.
Contact:
Bret Gorkin 914-967-9848 bgorkin@gmail.com

Asylum Seeker/Refugee Programs:

HealthRight Human Rights Clinic & Weil-Cornell Center for Human Rights

These two organizations provide pro bono physical and psychological exams that are a necessary part of an asylum petition. They are the main source of referrals to our Asylum Seeker Project. The program provides pro bono individual psychotherapy to people in the process of seeking asylum in the United States because in their own countries they were under the threat, or were the victims, of torture, genocidal violence, ethnic, political, religious or racial persecution of discrimination. Treatment is pro bono, at least until they are granted asylum and have found work sufficient to support the cost of their treatment.
Contact:
Bret Gorkin 914-967-6848 bgorkin@gmail.com
Richard Lasky 212-595-0442 richardlasky@nyc.rr.com

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The primary work of the IRC in New York is to resettle refugees who have been identified by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, vetted by several federal agencies, and granted permission to legally enter the US. At present, we work in three IRC programs. Five students from the Internship/Externship Program provide pro bono psychotherapy to IRC Resettlement clients. Another student provides psychotherapy to children who have come to the IRC through the Unaccompanied Minors Program. More recently, we have been asked to organize therapeutic groups for students who attend Saturday Learning Series (SLS) tutoring and mentoring sessions at the IRC, and who the IRC believes may be frightened by and suffering psychologically from the current political climate. Much of the work with IRC clients requires partnering with trained translators.

Contact:
Gail Bragg 212-366-4377 gailmbragg@gmail.com
Elizabeth Cutter Evert 212-228-0370 elizcutterevert@gmail.com

Sanctuary for Families

Sanctuary for Families works primarily with women and children who are the victims of domestic violence, but also provides services to victims of human trafficking. This organization has a safe house, halfway houses, lawyers and social workers. Judith Hanlon is our group’s point person with Sanctuary for Families. We presently have one extern who is working in the safe house and providing treatment there. Sally Moskowitz (IPTAR) and Rita Reiswig (CFS) are attempting to arrange for the joint Parent-Infant Training Program to place students at Sanctuary to work with young mothers and infants there. And we have been able to refer three Korean-speaking trafficking victims who are being aided by Sanctuary for Families to one of our Korean-speaking F-1 students.
Contact:
Judith Hanlon 212-362-6406 judith.hanlon@gmail.com

Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists works to protect journalists in countries where they are persecuted and in danger, going so far as to arrange for their removal when their lives are in jeopardy. We have had talks with this organization about referring journalists they work with for treatment and they have assured us that they are interested in doing so and that their clients, unlike most asylees or refugees, bring with them a more thorough acquaintance with and belief in psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma. But, thus far, we have not received any referrals from them.

SPECIAL COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS

Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program

In collaboration with the Contemporary Freudian Society, we offer home-visiting and office-based parent-infant psychotherapy to parents and babies in transitional housing in Manhattan and the outer boroughs.
Contact:
Sally Moskowitz salllymoskowitz@gmail.com
Rita Reiswig rreiswig@me.com

Queens Legal Services

Queens Legal Services provides pro bono legal services for all of the civil courts in Queens—Housing Court, Family Court, Civil Court, etc. They employ three full-time social workers in addition to their staff of lawyers. We met with members of their staff on February 3rd; the framework for the cooperation of our two organizations is still being thought through. Queens Legal Services has expressed a wish that we provide therapists (interns, externs and others) to work with clients at the offices of Queens Legal Services. And they are interested in using IPTAR as a place to refer patients (likely all pro bono or Medicaid) for high quality psychotherapy services, including the services of the Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Training Program.

Nurse Family Partnership

Graduates and students of the Anni Bergman Program have been receiving referrals from the Targeted Citywide Initiative Program of NFP, a program that works with mothers and infants living in homeless shelters, prison, or foster care. Parent-infant therapists conduct weekly sessions at the mother and baby’s home location,
Contact:
Sally Moskowitz salllymoskowitz@gmail.com
Rita Reiswig rreiswig@me.com

Bronx Defenders Program for Healthy Mothers and Children

Rita Reiswig and Sally Moskowitz have met with the Director and arranged for referrals from this agency that works with mothers and fathers who have some involvement with Family Court. Dyadic psychotherapy will be provided during supervised visits with mothers in the process of reuniting with their young children who are in foster care.
Contact:
Sally Moskowitz salllymoskowitz@gmail.com
Rita Reiswig rreiswig@me.com

On-Site School Program We offer individual and group therapy, as well as parent and teacher consultation on-site at an elementary school in East Harlem and at two middle schools for intellectually gifted students from challenging socio-economic backgrounds. In 2013, the school program was awarded the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Educational Achievement Award, which honors outstanding psychoanalytically informed work with educators and schools.
Contact:
Carla Bauer Rentrop carlarentrop@gmail.com

This is what the Committee to Connect IPTAR to Organizations Working in the Area of Human Rights and Social Justice has accomplished so far. In order to increase our understanding of the patient population we are and will be encountering, we have organized ourselves into a reading group that includes interns and externs as well as members. We meet monthly and explore the existing literature on treatment of trauma and PTSD. And we have broadened the scope of the peer supervision group of Asylum Seeker therapists to include these interns and externs as well.


Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS)

Since the 1999 formation of the Ernest S. Lawrence Trauma Center, honoring one of our founders, LAISPS has had a rich, generative history of outreach to under-served populations in Los Angeles. Until recently, The Trauma Center mission was to provide community service and outreach through psychoanalytically informed treatment of emotional and physical trauma, including child abuse and neglect and transgenerational violence within the community. It supported a pro bono program offering weekly clinical help outside the traditional frame through the Center for Non-Violent Parenting in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles and the Venice Family Clinic in Venice, California. Several years later, The Soldiers Project was launched under the sponsorship of the Trauma Center. The Soldiers Project provides free and confidential treatment to post 9/11 military service members and their families, and has evolved into an independent nationally renowned organization.

LAISPS members and affiliates continue to be involved in providing weekly psychotherapy, peer consultation and administrative help to the Soldiers Project Board. The Trauma Center is in transition at the current time. Options for other developments are under consideration and will be announced in the near future.
Contact:
Terrence McBride TerrenceJMcBride@aol.com


Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC)

PCC Members contribute clinical time to the Soldiers Project. Veterans are offered private practice psychotherapy services at very low fees.

We continue to offer our Low Fee Psychoanalytic Referral Service to the Los Angeles community.

Contact:
Vladimir Lipovetsky, M.D., Chair
Referral Service Phone Line: (310) 208-1053


Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC)

Currently in program development.