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Annual Open House 2019

Sunday April 28, 2019
1:00-3:00 PM

Greenwich House
27 Barrow Street 4th Floor
New York, New York 10013

Handicap Accessible Facility

Faculty Speaker: Janet Sullivan, LP, LCAT, graduate, faculty member and board member of the Institute for Expressive Analysis and musician

Student Speaker: Ari Amir

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free. Advanced Registration is required.

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Illuminating Darkness

Creative Seminar Meeting with

Claudia Bader, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, LP, LCAT, PAA- NCGR Level IV Consulting Astrologer. MARI Mandala Assessment Teacher.

Diane Fremont, LCSW-R, Certified Jungian Psychoanalyst

Illuminating Darkness: Two lectures on how creativity can shine light into the dark of woundedness, bringing meaning, healing, and inspiration

Saturday May 11, 2019 1:30-4:00

Greenwich House * 27 Barrow Street, 4th Floor * New York, NY 10014 (Accessible Facility)

Duende, the Golden Dark. “All that has black sounds has duende.” Manuel Torre
Duende pulls light from darkness; to say a flamenco performer has great duende is the highest compliment. Lorca used it as the cornerstone of his poetics. This presentation posits that psychoanalysis is the science with duende, an art and a calling. From the psychodynamics of the color black through thanatos, interweaving Freud, Klein, Jungian alchemy, and astrology, we stop at The Matrix along the way. It concludes with a case study of an artist client’s recovery from suicidality; already creative, illuminated even more.

Claudia Bader, MPS, ATR-BC, NCPsyA, LP, LCAT ,PAA- NCGR Level IV Consulting Astrologer. MARI Mandala Assessment Teacher. Claudia is a graduate of IEA, and now a control analyst, supervisor, and faculty member; she also served as Executive Director and Director of Education. Pioneering the interface of spirituality, psychoanalysis, astrology, alchemy, art, and mandalas since 1973, she has taught internationally for psychoanalytic and astrological audiences. Her research interests are rooted in exploring the way the inner and outer worlds inform each other; in particular, color and space in the psyche and the relationship of astrology to art expression and psyche. Since 1995, Claudia has taught Art Diagnosis to over a thousand students at 4 universities. She is published in the Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion and different astrology journals. Co-author of the best selling Love Planets, in private practice in NYC, she also takes people to their soul homes with past life and spiritual regression.

Illuminating Rape: The Representation of Sexual Violence in Women’s Art. An immense cultural shift and awakening is taking place that mirrors and expands the Women’s Movements of previous eras. This presentation will delve into the ways that women, from a handful in the past to increasing numbers in the present day, have depicted very dark, painful and often shamefully hidden experiences of sexual violence through their artwork. Breaking the silence through shining a creative light on these shattering experiences forges them into a visual, embodied voice in the culture. Many of these artists’ works also address or depict the means of regaining equilibrium and reclaiming one’s own body, psyche, autonomy, sexuality and strength.

Diane Fremont, LCSW-R is a Certified Jungian Analyst in private practice in New York City. She is former Director of Training, supervisor, training analyst and faculty member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, as well as a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a faculty member of the Institute for Expressive Analysis. She is a board member of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism and a contributor to The Book of Symbols (2010), as well as writing a number of papers on art, alchemy, trauma and the creative process.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify Duende
2. Participants will be able to identify how psychoanalysis is the science with Duende.
3. Participants will be able to identify a number of women artists whose work brings more visibility to the issues surrounding sexual violence.

There will be 3 CE’s offered for LP’s, LCAT’s, LMSW’s & LCSW’s; proof of attendance for all others. It is the responsibility of the participant seeking CE credits to comply with requirements. Upon completion, a certificate of attendance will be emailed to all participants.

This event is free for IEA students & members. $60 for non-IEA members.

Cancellation Policy: Please be advised that no refunds are offered after registration is complete.

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IEA Ongoing Enrollment

For more information:

IEA offers a personal, intimate training atmosphere based on the belief that every analyst must find her/his own therapeutic metaphor, style, and way of integrating the many dimensions of training.

IEA’s consultation center is also available for low-fee psychotherapy referrals.

The curriculum provides diverse theoretical approaches, including:

  • Object Relations
  • Self-Psychology
  • Relational Psychoanalysis
  • Jungian
  • Contemporary Freudian theory

Training focuses on both verbal and nonverbal aspects of treatment and is applicable for both private practice and institutional settings.

Why is IEA Unique?

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE – IEA provides students with a flexible schedule, not disrupting one’s day job.Our classes meet on Monday evenings after work hours. Child and Adolescent classes meet Wednesday mornings.

TIME EFFECTIVE & COST EFFECTIVE – IEA meets New York State’s requirements for licensure and we work to offer a cost-effective and time-effective path to licensure in psychoanalysis (LP).

ECLECTIC – IEA is the only psychoanalytic institute offering an eclectic program incorporating various creative and expressive modalities.

GROWTH – IEA’s community provides an environment geared towards developing every candidate’s own particular voice.

SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE – IEA’s classes take place in an intimate setting – the private offices of the instructor.

REFERRALS – IEA’s Consultation Center offers sliding scale therapy services, aimed to provide a constant flow of referrals for our candidates.

ACADEMICS – IEA offers regular scientific presentations that may satisfy continuing education credits, supports a collegial community, and offers opportunity for sharing clinical and theoretical ideas.


For info about admission to IEA, please contact: Meredith Glidden, Director of Admissions:


Fall 2009 – Present

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