An Interview with Jessica Benjamin, PhD, Master Clinician-in-Residence

An Interview with Jessica Benjamin, PhD: November 4, 2019, 8:00 - 10:00 PM



We open our week with Master Clinician-in-Residence Jessica Benjamin, PhD, with an intimate interview. 

The interview will be followed by a conversation with the audience.

Prior to the interview, there will be a wine and cheese reception beginning at 7:40pm. 

Jessica Benjamin, PhD, is a psychoanalyst known for her contributions to psychoanalysis and social thought. She is currently a practicing psychoanalyst in New York City where she is on the faculty of the New York University Postdoctoral Psychology Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Jessica Benjamin is one of the original contributors to the fields of relational psychoanalysis, theories of intersubjectivity, and gender studies and feminism as it relates to psychoanalysis and society. She is known for her ideas about recognition in both human development and the sociopolitical arena.


Estelle Shane, PhD, is a Training/Supervising Analyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis and one of the original members of a Chicago based study group led by Heinz Kohut -- a group that evolved into the present International Council for the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). She was president of the IAPSP in 2007. She is co-author of the book Intimate Attachments: Towards a New Self Psychology, as well as author of numerous articles. Dr. Shane is in private practice in West Los Angeles.

David James Fisher, PhD, is a Senior Faculty Member and former member of the Board of Directors at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. He is a Training and Supervising Analyst at ICP. He is the author of three books: Bettelheim: Living and Dying (2008); Cultural Theory and Psychoanalytic Tradition (2009); and Romain Rolland and the Politics of Intellectual Engagement (2003). A Research Psychoanalyst, Dr. Fisher is trained as a cultural and intellectual historian. He has published extensively on the history of psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic cultural criticism, and the application of psychoanalytic perspectives to matters of politics, movies, and aspects of high and popular culture.  

This special event is open to NCP members, the psychoanalytic community and the interested public.