IPSS faculty will be on hand to present our programs and answer questions followed by a
featuring 3rd year candidate
Dayna Sharp, LCSW
and supervisor
Peter F. Kaufmann, Ph.D

What makes psychoanalytic work unique and potentially transformational? What does psychoanalytic treatment actually look and feel like? In this “live supervision”, Dayna Sharp, a third year candidate at IPSS, attends to and engages with “the here and now,” “transference and countertransference,” and the “intersubjective field.” This engagement deepens the therapy experience, and unfolds a relational milieu ripe for understanding the patient’s and analyst’s worlds. In sharing and processing clinical material, Dayna and her supervisor Peter Kaufmann illuminate the ways in which dynamic movement, “unconscious dialogue,” and the co-construction of a relationship promote the emergence of a patient’s fears and dreads, along with the hope for and possibility of something new. The supervision will also play with Samuel Gerson’s idea of a “Dead Third” (2009) and explore the complex transference/countertransference dynamics when an unwanted third impinges on the treatment relationship. This presentation will highlight how analytic training, supervision and a comparative theoretical base can open relational pathways for profound change.


Virtual, via Zoom

(Meeting link will be e-mailed to registered participants on the day of the event)


Dayna Sharp, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice with offices in Philadelphia, PA and Haddonfield, NJ. She is currently in her third year of analytic training with the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity in New York City. Dayna enjoys clinical work with children and adults, and often teaches emerging Social Workers and practicing therapists in both University settings and professional organizations.

Peter Kaufmann, Ph.D is faculty and supervisor at IPSS and NIP and co-coordinator of the IPSS four-year program. He has a particular interest in comparative psychoanalysis and in efforts to integrate the clinical approaches and sensibilities represented by different theoretical perspectives. The courses he teaches in the IPSS four year program reflect his comparative and integrative interests, including “The Evolution of the Freudian tradition,” “Fairbairn, Winnicott and Self Psychology,” and “From Interpersonal to Relational in the Relational Turn.” He is soon to publish a paper in Psychoanalytic Perspectives, entitled, “When Empathy Opens” that presents an integration of Self Psychological and Relational views of therapeutic action around Kohut’s ideas of the “leading” and ”trailing” edge.