Meeting at the Starting Line

Thursday, December 13, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by:
Steven Green, LCSW

Meeting at the Starting Line: Competition and Envy in the Analytic Relationship

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10107

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Competition with our patients is a topic too often ignored in the psychoanalytic literature. This case presentation will explore the competitive feelings between an analytic candidate and a patient who is an established, well-respected member of his professional community. Through rich clinical material and an exploration of different psychoanalytic theories, the author will explore his struggle to understand an enactment centered on competitive and envious feelings within the analytic dyad. The author will propose that dealing with this enactment directly in an Interpersonal manner can activate shame in certain types of patients. The presentation will explore the use of “analytic companioning” as a way of moving out of an enactment and facilitating growth for both the patient and the analyst.


Steven Green, LCSW is a recent graduate of the Four Year Adult Training Program in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Psychotherapy. In addition to working with adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, and body image issues, Steven also specializes in helping individuals cope with the emotional challenges of infertility. Steven is a member of the Executive Committee of National Institute for the Psychotherapies’ Alumni Association.Steven has a private practice in Midtown Manhattan.

Continuing Education

NIPPA Case Presentations do not offer CE hours.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required.