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About Josie Oppenheim


            Josie Oppnheim, specializies in individual, couples and family therapy as well as career and arts counseling, and relationship and family building, including LGBT parenting and adoption.  In addittion she works with families who include a member diagnosed with schizophrenia or other mental illness, as well as families with children who are diagnosed with ADD and ADHD, learning differences, and developmental delays impacting on school and social experiences and performance. She is on the research and teaching faculty of The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies and maintains a private practice in New York City.  She holds a New York State license in psychoanlysis.

            Ms. Oppenheim is an award winning writer who has authored numerous articles in national magazines, professional journals and college texts, incluing articles on child development, early chilhood education, family dynamics, substance use among children and aolescents, raising a creative child, the meanings of adoption and the cultural context of dreams.   She has presented numerous papers for professional conferences, hosted by such organizations as: The National Association for the Avancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP); The Federation for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE); and The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies.  In addition she regularly leads workshops for the general public on adoption, creativity, and relationship building. 

            Ms. Oppenheim practices psychoanalysis, a special form of psychotherapy, which focuses on the whole person, not just symptoms.  Psychoanalysis has been called "the talking cure" because the simple act of talking to an interested, involved, and clinically trained listener allows for new thoughts and feelings to evolve and defensive, repetitive behaviors to become obsolete. 

Educational Background

The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies--Certification
Thesis:  Merger and Defense in a Patient With Insufficient Psychic Skin
Recipient of the Phyllis W. Meadow Research Award for thesis research.

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, New York--MA
Thesis:  The Stamp of Julias Freud: The latent content of Freud's "Beyond the Pleasure Principle"

Empire State College (SUNY) BA
Concentration;  Writing/Cultural Studies







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