Institute For Expressive Analysis

The Institute for Expressive Analysis (IEA) is a New York State License qualifying program that offers training in psychoanalysis. IEA places a particular emphasis on the integration of scientific-theory based aspects of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with the creative process of doing sound clinical work. The curriculum provides a diversity of theoretical approaches including Object Relations, Self Psychology, Relational Psychoanalysis, Jungian, and Contemporary Freudian theory. Training focuses on both verbal and nonverbal aspects of treatment and is applicable for both private practice and institutional settings.

The Institute for Expressive Analysis also has a consultation center which provides the New York City community with referrals for low fee expressive therapy and traditional psychotherapy/psychoanalysis.

Our program promotes the development of therapeutic artistry by providing a solid clinical base along with exposure to creative currents in contemporary psychoanalysis. We offer a personal, intimate training atmosphere based on the belief that every analyst must find her/his own therapeutic metaphor, style, and ways of integrating the many dimensions of training. Central to this integration is developing a deep understanding of one’s own subjectivity and patient-analyst co-created dynamics related to the transference-countertransference; the heart of psychoanalytic treatment.

We hope you join us for our Open House

on  Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

This will be held at Greenwich House 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor, (near 7th Avenue, one block south of the Christopher Street Station on the #1 train, or any train into the West 4th Street Station) New York, New York 10014.

Light refreshments will be served.  RSVP is required


IEA Creative Seminar

More Than Words:

Collaborating with Adjunctive Treatment Modalities

Sunday, April 29, 2018 * 12:30-3:00PM

Greenwich House

27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10014


In some cases, the requirement for verbal expression may limit accessing and/or processing important preverbal or traumatic material. This can lead to impasse and even potentially failed treatment. IEA encourages candidates to draw from their creative arts training in clinical work. However, sometimes what may be helpful is the addition of a modality that is practiced by another clinician. Finding the right adjunctive treatment and clinician can be critical to success.

This panel of two pairs will discuss their experience of collaborating in adjunctive treatments that successfully moved the work forward. In addition to discussing how the cases evolved, they will share their experiences of working in collaboration with another clinician.


Panel Presenters are:

Patricia Tidwell, PhD, LCSW

Faculty and supervisor IEA, PPSC; Faculty ICP, EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist

Scott Palyo, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, New York Medical College

Heather Ferguson, LCSW

Faculty and supervisor IEA, IPSS, and Trauma Consultant, MIP

Kristin Long, LCAT, LP

Faculty and supervisor, IEA