Dr. Shirley Schaye

I have a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Social Work, a PhD in Clinical Psychology and graduated from two Psychoanalytic Institutes with Certificates in Psychoanalysis. I am licensed in New York State.  I am a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association (FIPA) and a Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

I am a co-author of a book on the different models of psychoanalytic treatment used today. My orientation is a multi-model approach. I have also co-authored a paper on the supervision of students who have cases that are difficult to treat.

I  supervise students and teach technique courses at both of the Psychoanalytic Institutes that I graduated from.

I am trained in many different ways in helping people and organizations. The services I provide include individual, group, family and couples therapy. I work with Adults, Adolescents and children.  I provide divorce mediation and do consultations and coaching with organizations to help their businesses function better. I help parents in understanding early childhood development to help make child rearing less stressful. I also coach parents and children with ADD/ADHD. I deal with  any disorder causing stress that interferes with ones daily love and work life. I do public speaking on different topics.

You can view more details about me by perusing my curriculum vitae.

To make an appointment with me for a consultation you may reach me at 212 787 7862.

 CURRICULUM VITAE


  • Education
    1977             Ph.D (Clinical Psychology), Union Institute University
    1964 M.S.W (Psychiatric Social Work), McGill University
    1962 B.A. (Psychology), Sir George Williams University

     

  • Post Doctoral Training
    1976             Certificate in Psychoanalysis, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP)
    1994 Certificate in Psychoanalysis, New York Freudian Society (NYFS), Contemporary Freudian Society (CFS)


  • Honours
    1975 Awarded Robert M. Lindner and John C. Gustin Scholarship–N.P.A.P
    1962-1964 Awarded two-year Canadian Mental Health Fellowship–McGill University

     

  • Private Practice

    License # 00065-1

    NPI # 1841408077

    NAAP# PO51745

    1964-Pres.

     

     

    Psychoanalyst   (1976 –Present)
    Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy,
    Couples Therapy, Divorce and Child Custody Mediation
    Practice includes Children, adolescents & adults


  • Academic Appointments
    1990 – Pres. Mount Sinai School of Medicine Faculty — Clinical Instructor
    1992 – 1997 Horace Mann School – Consultant to the Guidance Department
    1971 – 1973 Yeshiva University Faculty – Clinical Instructor
    1969 – 1970 New York University Faculty – Clinical Instructor
    1968 – 1973 Albert Einstein College of Medicine Faculty – Instructor in Psychiatry

     

  • Hospital Appointments
    1973-1975 Manhattan State Hospital
    Director of  two outpatient clinics. Supervision of all  professional staff.

    1970-1973

     

    Coordinator, Tremont Clinical Services, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Instructor/Supervisor, Jacobi Hospital
    Individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, couple therapy: children, adolescents, adults.

    1969–1970

     

     

    Bronx Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Clinical Supervisor, Inpatient Adolescent Service
    Instructor/Supervisor
    Individual Psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, couple therapy:  children, adolescents, adults.

    1968–1969

     

     

    Jacobi Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Instructor/Supervisor
    Clinician,  Adolescent Service
    Individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, couple therapy: children, adolescents, adults.
    1964–1968 Montreal Children’s Hospital , McGill University
    Diagnostic Interviews

    1963–1968

     

     

     

    Douglas Hospital, McGill University
    Clinician, Adolescent Service
    Individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, couple
    therapy: children adolescents, adults.    
    Student (1963 – 1964)
    Individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, couple therapy: children, adolescents, adults.
    1963 Clinique D’Aide a L’Enfance (Universite de Montreal)
    Summer Student, Clinical Diagnostic Interviews
    1962–1963 Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation  Centre, McGill University
    Student/Clinician

     

  • Professional Memberships

     

    1976–Pres.

     

    Member, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
    Senior Member (1992 – Present)
    Training and Control Analyst
    1991–2005 Member, Council of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists
    1992–2004 Member, New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training
    Training and Control Analyst
    1992–2004 Member, Society for Psychoanalytic Training
    1992–2003 Member, Study Group on “Psychoanalytic Education & Supervision” — Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR)
    1994–Pres. Member, New York Freudian Society
    Training and Supervising Analyst
    1994–Pres. Member, Fellow, International Psychoanalytical Association
    2005–Pres. Member, American Psychoanalytic Association
    2006–Pres. National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis  (NAAP)

     

  • Publications

    Psychoanalysis Today: A Case Book
    Book published  1991  by Charles C Thomas

    Psychoanalysis Today: A Case Book addresses the two issues currently of major concern in the field of psychoanalysis. The different theoretical models, and the need for more case material in the literature. Thus, the main theme for the 5th. I.P.A . Congress of Training Analysts is on Problems in the Integration of Different Theoretical Frameworks in the Formation of the Psychoanalyst. Klumpner and Frank (J.A.P.A. 1991, Vol. 21) state that after reviewing papers from the leading journals, “ not a single one of the fifteen papers included any significant amount of primary clinical data! … we found no verbatim examples and only one dream fragment … we also believe that case reports … remain our most compelling means of communicating these clinical findings.” Meeting these concerns, Psychoanalysis Today: A Case Book contains in-depth studies of cases highlighting the leading analytic models of personality and the typical working styles associated with each: classical theory, object relations, ego psychology, and self psychology. Cases showing an analyst weaving a tapestry of several models with the same patient are also included. Psychoanalytic literature contains many summaries of clinical case material, but details of the actual work of the analyst are extremely rare. Psychoanalysis Today: A Case Book will help fill that gap. Here are in-depth discussions of work with a single individual followed over time, demonstrating personal change and how it occurs. Abstract concepts come vividly to life. These cases are focused on the shared experience of the patient and the analyst. They tell the story of that experience and its effect on the patient’s life both inside and outside the consulting room. There are many voices in this book. The reader can contrast different styles; different assumptions; a whole range of viewpoints. This book will be of particular value to students. There is no comparable source for seeing just how mentors work. Also, practicing psychoanalysts and psychotherapists will find a chance to study the work of their colleagues in close detail. This is a pleasure quite unavailable in the daily rush of professional life. Programs in psychology, social work and other behavioral sciences, as well as schools of medicine, will use this book as a text or supplementary source. It is an invaluable reference tool for libraries. This book has mass appeal as well: the reader will learn about those forces leading us to feel and act as we do. There is the drama of seeing lives unfold. We see how the actual events between analyst and patient, evolving over time, gradually and with much difficulty, bring liberating changes in the patient’s experience of life.


    Psychoanalytic Supervision of the Difficult Patient
    With Lou Lauro, et al ,IPTAR Study Group.
    Psychoanalytic Quarterly,LXXII, 2003

    The Long-Term Analysis of a Case of Incest   ( working title )
    Book in progress

    Destiny: Anatomy and Ego
    Book in progress

    PSYCHOANALYTIC SUPERVISION OF THE DIFFICULT PATIENT
    Louis Lauro, PH.D.;Alan Bass, PH.D.; Lisa A. Goldsmith, PH.D.; Judy Ann Kaplan, M.S.W., B.C.D.; Gil Katz, PH.D.; And Shirley Herscovitch Schaye, PH.D.
    Psychoanalytic Quarterly, LXXII, 2003
       
    Control cases from the broad group of non-neurotic but potentially analyzable patients appear with increasing frequency. The intense, complex transferences they develop place great stress on the psychoanalytic relationship and evoke marked countertransference reactions in psychoanalytic candidates, which reverberate within the supervisory relationship. Through application of a case study method, common themes emerge in the candidate-supervisor dyad: idealization of the supervisor and of classical technique, identification with the patient, parallel process enactments, difficulty maintaining the analytic frame, and the importance of concurrent training analysis. Classical supervisory techniques must be adapted to the “difficult” ( non-neurotic ) control case. Complex countertransference issues must be carefully addressed while maintaining the teach/treat boundary.
     

  • Speaking Engagements
    April 2009 How do you Balance your life in this Unbalanced Economy? to L. J. Altfest & Co.,Inc.( specializes in helping people with their financial planning and investment management needs.)
    Feb. 2000 Guest Speaker to Psychology Class at Horace Mann School
    May 1999 What to Expect from Psychotherapy when you have ADD to CHADD,(A National Organization dealing with Attention Deficit Disorders in Children, Adolescents  and Adults) NY Chapter.
    March 1999 Neurobiological and Psychological Aspects of Attention Deficit Disorders in Young Adults to The Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group
    Nov.1998 Panel Discussion on Attention Deficit Disorders to CHADD Legal and Psychological Aspects of ADD
    Feb. 1997 Workshop on the Psychoanalysis of an Adult Woman Who Experienced  Childhood Sexual Abuse To the Theodor Reik Consultation Service NPAP
    Spring 1996 Workshop on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD, ADHD) Diagnosis and Treatment To the Staff of The New Hope Guild
    Winter 1994 Presentation of a Case Demonstrating  Compromise Formation To the Psychotherapy Faculty, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    October,1993 Workshop on Childhood Sexual Abuse in an Adult Analysis: Some Special Problems – Termination, Resolution of Oedipus Complex, etc. To the Society for Psychoanalytic Training

    March 6,1992

     

     

    Panel Speaker with members of various disciplines — Law, Education, Medicine — on sexual abuse INCEST: Identification, Healing and Prevention, under the aegis of National Coalition for Women’s Mental Health, Center for the Study of Women and Society CUNY (City University of New York) Graduate Center, and The New York State Psychological Association — Division of Women’s Issues
    Spring 1992 Case Presentation of Childhood Sexual Abuse in an Adult Analysis To the Psychotherapy Faculty , Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    May 9, 1992 Workshop on Childhood Sexual Abuse in an Adult Analysis To the Theodor Reik Consultation Center –NPAP
    May 14, 1992 Presentation of a Case demonstrating  A Compromise Formation Presented process recording to Jacob Arlow for the membership of NPAP of the Continuing Education Committee
    October,1991 Guest Analyst for “Case Presentations by Guest Analysts” course for student analysts.   Discussion of a case of sexual abuse in Psychoanalysis Today:A Casebook,  Elizabeth Thorne and Shirley Herscovitch Schaye eds., Charles C. Thomas, 1991


  • Psychoanalytic Institute and Hospital Teaching
    1965–1968 Courses on Group and Individual psychotherapy — Douglas Hospital, McGill University
    1977–1978 Course on the Technique of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy  NPAP
    1978–1979 Course on the Technique of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy  NPAP
    1992 Course on Childhood Sexual Abuse to Members of  NPAP
    1993–1994 Course on the Technique of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy  NPAP
    1996 Course on Case Presentation by Guest Analysts NPAP
    1996 Continuous Case Seminar  – The Integration of Theory and Technique – Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and Training (IPET)
    1997 Etchegoyan Course  – Interpretations – IPET Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    1997 Continuous Case Presentation Course New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training (NYCAP)
    1998 Continuous Case Presentation Course NPAP
    1999 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP,NYCAP
    2000 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    2001 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    2002 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    2003 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    2004 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    2005 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    2006 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    2007 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    2007 Technique Course NYFS Psychotherapy Programme
    2008 Continuous Case Presentation Course  NPAP
    2009 Technique Course NYFS Psychotherapy Programme
    2010 Continuous Case Presentation Course NPAP
    2011 Continuous Case Presentation Course NPAP
    2012 Continuous Case Presentation Course NPAP
    2013 Technique Course NYFS Psychotherapy Programme


  • Elected and Appointed postions and offices
     2006 – Pres. Board — Member Member-at-Large CFS
     2005-2006 Member Training Analyst Panel for Selection of Training Analysts NYFS Task Force
     2005-2007 Chairperson NYFS Research Task Force
     2005-Pres. Board Member  Executive Committee McGill  Alumni Association of New York
     2008-Pres. Board Member  Secretary Executive Committee McGill  Alumni Association of New York
     2004-Pres. Chairperson Membership Committee NYFS
     2000-Pres. Chairperson Communications Committee NYFS
     2000-2001(?)  Member Psychotherapy Task Force Committee –wrote, prepared and gathered information that became the foundation for the Brochure for the NYFS Psychotherapy Programme
     1999-2003 Vice-President Council of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists
     1998-2001 Editor East Coast International  Psychoanalytic Societies Newsletter
     1998-2001 Editor News and Reviews Newsletter NPAP
     1998-2002 Board Member Vice – President   Society for Psychoanalytic Training
     1998-Pres. Editor NEWSBRIEFS  New York Freudian Society
     1998–2003 Member Public Information Committee  New York Freudian Society
     1996–1998 NewsBriefs, Member Editorial Staff, New York Freudian Society
     1996–1998 Board Member Director of Educational Projects Society for Psychoanalytic Training
     1995-1997 Faculty & Curriculum Committee IPET (Institute for Psychoanalytic Education and Training)
     1994-1998 Consultation Service, New York Freudian Society
     1994-2004 Continuing Education Committee, New York Freudian Society
     1993-1997 Membership Committee —Training Institute NPAP
     1993-1999 Board Member Member-at-Large Council of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (CPP)   Co-Chairperson Education Committee
     1993-1997 Member Program Committee CPP
     1997-2002 Chairperson Candidates Committee CPP
     1992-1993 Board Member The National Coalition for Women’s Mental Health
     1990–1995 300 C.P.W. Corporation  Co-op Board Vice-President; Chairperson Admissions Committee; Chairperson Lobby Committee;Chairperson Community Room(Health Club)
     1975–1976 Member- in- Training Organization (MITO) President NPAP
     1974–1975 MITO Treasurer NPAP

    1960–1962

     

     

     

    Sir George Williams University Psychology Society
     -President (1961 1962)
    -Program Chairperson (1961-1962)

    Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental Society
    -President (1961-1962)
     -Vice- President (1960-1961)


  • Other
    2008–Pres. Member New York County New York Divorce Source — Family Mediator, Child Specialist, Family Counselor
    1999 Completed course on Divorce – the Law & Mental Health Interventions
    1992-1996 Parents In Action. Facilitator – Run groups for parents with children and adolecents in the private  school system (any and all issues related to children and adolescents are discussed.)
    1992 Completed State-mandated  course  on Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Sexual Abuse
    2005 Completed State-mandated  course  on Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Sexual Abuse