The MPS Art Therapy Department is presenting a lecture on psychology and art therapy pioneer D.W. Winnicott. Judith Kuspit, PhD, will discuss Winnicott’s art therapy techniques, theories and creativity. Kuspit—a former SVA faculty member—has doctorates in literature and psychology and two post-doctoral certifications in psychoanalysis. She is currently on the faculties of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Center, and maintains her own private practice. The talk will take place on Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 – 8pm, at 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C. Admission is free, but attendees must RSVP to 212.592.2610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In another event bringing together psychology and art, alumnus Amy Stienbarger (MFA 2003 Fine Arts) is part of “Presence,” an exhibition at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS), 16 West 10th Street. The show, which runs October 21 – November 30, explores the sense of psychic presence in art through more than 40 works by 15 artists in a wide variety of media. “Presence” is the first event in a new series of art exhibitions and screenings at CMPS, which has been training psychoanalysts since 1971. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 21, 2 – 5pm.