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Scientific Lecture


Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:30pm-10:00pm

No Fee: Refreshments served

Aging is a greatly unappreciated phase in our life cycle even though increased life expectancy is a new phenomenon in human history and brings new potential for psychological development.

The speaker will sort out the false beliefs, fears, transferences and realities of older adulthood that inveigh against hope. In addition Elissa will present a recent session with a 91 year old patient. The discussion will end by considering the special challenges in continuing development in older adulthood, which is indeed a new frontier.


Elissa K. West, LCSW, one of WSI's clinical supervisor's is certified in psychoanalytic psychotherapy; with over 25 years' experience in fulltime private practice working with adults at her office and at patients' homes. She specializes in treating people with issues of older aging. Elissa established and directed the Older Adult Treatment Services program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), where she received her training. In addition Elissa is the founder of AHA! At Home Attention, Psychotherapy At Your Home, an online directory listing psychotherapists who make home visits to the homebound. Furthermore, she co-founded Picking Up the Pieces NYC, a new service which provides information, guidance, and emotional support through home-visiting, for those suffering catastrophic loss, whose world is turned upside down.


Marilyn Tauber, MA, LP, NCPsyA, is the Chair of Training and Matriculation at Washington Square Institute. In addition she is a faculty member, training analyst and supervisor at WSI. At NYU's Department of Applied Psychology, she has taught courses in both developmental and abnormal psychology. Marilyn is a member of APA and NAAP. She has a private practice in New York City.


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