News & Events

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

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0028.

Institute for Expressive Analysis is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0453.

For more information contact

The travel directions for Greenwich House located at 27 Barrow Street is close to 7th Avenue, one block south from the Christopher Street Station on the #1 train. In addition to, any train into the West 4th Street Station which you can walk to Greenwich house New York, New York 10014.

Book now


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: Alana Verber-Fein, LCSW, PsyA, Director of Admissions:
212-254-3123 or


Fall 2009 – Present

Click here to see a list of past IEA events.