Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD – is a psychoanalytically trained neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist. She is a founder of Neurorecovery Solutions, Inc., a non-profit organization, which utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to provide evaluation, build patient oriented teams, and provide neuro-psycho-educational support to neurologically impaired individuals and their families. The main conditions that the Neurorecovery Solutions team addresses are strokes, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disorder and Parkinsonian syndromes, neuropsychiatric syndromes, visual perception disorders, and gait and balance disorders. Dr. Rozentsvit is also the program director, the scientific faculty member and the executive administrator of the Object Relations Institute (ORI) for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in NYC. There, she teaches the introductory and advanced courses on neurobiology for psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, and other mental health practitioners, as well as a course on the neurobiology of parent-child bonds and development. She also teaches the basics of neuropsychoanalytic thinking (http://www.orinyc.org/Inna_Rozentsvit.html). Popularizing neuropsychoanalytic thinking and neuropsycho-education are Dr. Rozentsvit’s passions. Visit her NeuroPsychoEducation Blog at http://innarozentsvit.com/.
In addition, Dr. Rozentsvit is an independent researcher and a founder and editor-in-chief of the ORI Academic Press and its on-line transdisciplinary publication, the MindConsiliums (http://www.mindconsiliums.org/). She is also editor-in-chief of the MindMend Media, Inc., a small company which assists all mind-mending professionals with their practice promotion and publication needs.
2013 – Current:
International School for Mental Health Practitioners (ISMHP, Ignatius University), Staten Island, NY
-Teaching Faculty Member. Taught the following courses: Psychoanalytic Technique (2015-2016; 2016-2017) Principles of Dream Interpretation (2013-2014)
Cultural Influences in Psychotherapeutic Work (2013-2014)
Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (2013-2014; 2014-2015)
Borderline Psychopathology (2013-2014) Transference and Countertransference (2014-2015)
-International Virtual Psychoanalytic/ Psychotherapeutic Training Program Coordinator. 2011 – Current:
ORI Academic Press (Imprint of the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis), NYC, and MindMendMedia, Inc., Forest Hills, NY
-Editor-in-Chief – of the psychoanalytic publishing company (ORI Academic Press), the trade book company (MindMend Publishing), and the peer-reviewed
multi-disciplinary (Library of Congress approved) on-line journal MindConsiliums.
2009 – Current:
Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NY, NY
Faculty profile: http://orinyc.org/Inna_Rozentsvit.html
-Teaching/Scientific Faculty Member. Taught the following courses:
Love Before First Sight – Parent-Child Bond as a Primer for Human Relationships (2011-2012; 2012-2013) Neurobiology for Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts (2011-2012; 2012-2013)
Neurobiology for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists – through Neuropsychiatric Clinical Cases (2011-2012) Neurobiology and Brain Mapping for Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts (2012-2013)
Neurobiology of Parent-Child Bonds and Child Development (2012-2013; 2013-2014)
Neuropsychoanalysis: Attachment Theory and neurobiology of Parent-Child Bonds and Child Development (2015-2016)
-Administrator, Registrar, Community Relations and Outreach Coordinator, Web Editor.
-Virtual Program Founder, Developer, and Administrator.
-Founder and Co-director of the Parent-Child Development and Neuropsychoanalysis Program.
The Summit School (specialized in education and mental health care of children with neuro-developmental disorders), Fresh Meadows, NY
Consultant and Neuro-psychoeducator. 2005 – Current:
Neurorecovery Solutions, Inc., Fresh Meadows, NY (a registered NYS domestic non-profit organization; DOS ID# 3146002)
-Founder and Neuropsychoeducator-
- Educating the patients, their caregivers and their family members about neurological conditions they are suffering from and about various associating mental health issues these people suffer from, silently;
- Researching available resources for people with chronic neurological conditions/ complications of general medical illness, and connect families to these
- Organizing public speaking events and in teach courses/ workshops – to bring awareness about neurological and neuro-psychiatric illnesses;
- Doing evaluations of neurologically impaired individuals’ medical condition and their caregivers’ needs;
- Building teams of neurorehabilitation professionals for each particular family touched by neurological disability;
- Educating medical professionals (non-neurologists) about neurological conditions, neurorehabilitative comprehensive approach, and follow-ups;
- Communicating with medical, legal, and other professionals involved in care for neurological
1982-2004: Montefiore HMC, Jacobi HMC, North Central Bronx MC; Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Beth Israel HMC, Hospital for
Joint Diseases/ New York University, Methodist HMC, NYC.
-Physician/General Medicine/Neurologist/Neurorehabilitation Specialist/Director of Initiative for Women with Disabilities (NYU) and Stroke Prevention Center (NYU)
1976-1982 – Stavropol State Medical Academy, Russian Federation (former USSR); medical training 1982-1984 – Kishinev State University, Moldova; PhD Program in Clinical Sciences
1986-1988 – Kishinev State University, Moldova; Neurology Specialization Training Program 1994-1998 – Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY; Neurology Residency Program
1998-1999 – New York University, NY; Neurorehabilitation Fellowship
2004-2009 – Washington Square Institute for Mental Health, NY; Training in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
2006-2008 – Colorado Technical University; Master’s in Business/ Healthcare Administration 2008-2010 – Brooklyn College, CUNY, NY; Master’s in Science Education Program
2009-2015 – Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NY; Training in Object Relations Clinical Theory and Psychoanalysis
IN THE FIELD OF PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS (SELECTED COURSES):
- On Guilt, Conscience, Regret, and Reparation (ORI, 2015 Annual Conference)
- Wilfred Bion and His Contributions to Psychoanalytic Thinking (ORI, 2014-2015)
- Neo-Kleinian Thought (ORI, 2014-2015)
- Dream as Entre to Everything: Principles of Psychoanalytic Dream Interpretation (ORI, 2014-2015)
- Current Concepts in Object Relations Clinical Theory and Technique (ORI; 3 trimesters in 2014-2015)
- Neo-Freudian Thought and Psychoanalytic Technique (ORI, 2014-2015)
- Freud and Psychoanalytic Technique (ORI, 2012-2013)
- Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (ORI, 2014-2015)
- Schizoid Personality and Schizoid Phenomena (ORI, 2012-2013)
- Borderline Personality Structure and Treatment (ORI, 2012-2013)
- Introduction to Object Relations Clinical Theory and Technique (ORI, 2011-2012; 2012-2013; 2013-2014)
- Donald Winnicott’s Contributions to Object Relations Theory and Technique (ORI, 2012-2013)
- Child’s Play and Its Role in Human Psychological Development (ORI, 2012-2013)
- Infant Research, Object Relations Clinical Theory and Human Development (ORI, 2011-2012)
- Current Concepts in Object Relations Clinical Thinking and Technique (ORI, 3 trimesters, 2013-2014)
- Neurosis and Oedipal Conflict (ORI, 2013-2014)
- Group Supervision/ Analyst as Instrument (ORI, 3 trimesters in 2011-2012; 3 trimesters in 2012-2013)
- Psychoanalytic Technique: Freud and Beyond (ORI, 2012-2013; 2015-2016)
- Freud as an Object Relations Theorist (ORI, 2012-2013)
- Advanced Dream Interpretation (ORI, 2012-2013; 2015-2016)
- Barriers to Success: The Object Relations View (ORI, 2011, workshop)
- Writings of Ronald Fairbairn, a Theoretical Founder of the Object Relations Theory (ORI, 2015-2016)
- Writings of Donald Winnicott (ORI, 2015-2016)
- The Theories of Melanie Klein (ORI, 2015-2016)
IN THE FIELD OF NEURO-PSYCHOEDUCATION & PSYCHOANALYSIS :2009 Annual Conference of the National Association for
Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) – in NYC. Individual workshop/ power-point presentation: Neurobiology of Destiny.
- 2010/ 41st Annual Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) conference: Building Research Partnerships – in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, October 20-22, 2010. Panel (with Victoria Grinman, Lisa Novemsky, Victoria Nunez, Barbara Rosenfeld, and Robinson Lilienthal): Ethics Across the Curriculum: Exploration by an Interdisciplinary Academic Community of Inquiry – Teaching Ethics and Socio‐Emotional Curriculum with a Diverse Learning
- 2012 Workshop: Neuropsychiatric syndromes: State of mind in chronic illness (Multiple sclerosis, Lupus, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and others) at ORI,
- 2012 Workshop: How the brain tricks the mind – Alien hand syndrome, Tourette’s, Capgras, Cotard syndromes, and many more at ORI, May
- 2012/ 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the International Forum of Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE): Sustainable Psychoanalysis: Embracing Our Future,
Preserving Our Past – in Portland (OR); November 2-4, 2012.
Panel (with Victoria Grinman, Esther Heitner, Natalie Riccio): Back to the Future of Psychoanalysis: From Neurology and Neuropathology – to Psychoanalysis, and Back to Neuroscience.
- 2013 /23rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the International Forum of Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE): Transience and Permanence – in Philadelphia (PA);
October 31-November 2, 2013.
Panel (with Victoria Grinman, Esther Heitner, Natalie Riccio): Analytic Hour, Time Experiences, and Their Neurobiological Vicissitudes.
- 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 – Series of workshops at the NYSSCSW Committee for Creativity and Neurobiology: Reading Eric Kandel’s The Age of Insight: The
Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain – co-directed with Sandra Indig.
*1st workshop (4-14-2013): The Age of Insight by Eric R. Kandel: The First Two Chapters – Discovering Hidden Truths.
*2nd workshop (5-5-2013): Exploring Brain-Mind relationships, “brain-based” psychology, dynamic psychology, and search for inner meaning in art and
literature – Chapters 3-7.
*3rd workshop (6-2-2013): Exploring Brain-Mind relationships, (including the brain as a “creativity machine”), the “beholder’s share”, as well as representation of
psyche, eroticism, aggression, anxiety, and women sexuality in art – Chapters 8-12.
*4th workshop (11-17-2013): The depiction of the psyche in art and the fusion of aggression, anxiety, and eroticism in art (Chap. 9-10). Discovering the beholders
share (Chap. 11). Observation is also invention: brain as a creativity machine (Chap.12). The emergence of the 20th century painting (Chap.13).
*5th workshop (1-14-2014): Biology of the Beholder’s Visual Response to Art.
*6th workshop (3-30-2014): The Beholder’s Share: The Brain, the Mind, and the Visual & Emotional Perception.
- 2013-2014 – Series of four power-point presentations for Psychoanalysis, Arts, and Creativity (PAC) Working Group (http://www.psychartcreativity.org/): 1) The Beholder’s Share: The Brain, the Mind, and the Visual & Emotional Perception.2) Neurobiology for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists: Neuroplasticity, Neurogenesis, Neurointegration, Brain Laterality; Neuro-Economy, and Other Concepts.
- 2014 / 45th Annual NYSSCSW Educational Conference: Facing Impasses: Identification and Working Through – in New York, NY; May 10, 2014. Panel (with Victoria Grinman and Sandra Indig): Impasses and Neuropsychoeducation: Fringe Benefits for Clinical
- 2014/ XVIII Congress of the International Forum of Psychoanalytic Societies (IFPS) – in Kaunas, Lithuania; September 17-19,
Panel (with Victoria Grinman and Sandra Indig): The Post-Traumatic Growth: The Wisdom of the Mind; Its Clinical and Neuropsychoanalytic Vicissitudes
- 2014 Annual Congress of the International Psychohistorical Association – in NYC; June
Individual power-point presentation: Dreaming the Memories of Our Parents: Understanding Neurobiology of Transgenerational Trauma and the Capacities for Its Healing;
- 2015 (Winter) NSU Interdisciplinary Meeting of “Psychoanalysis in Our Time” Interdisciplinary Cycle: Psychoanalysis and Science – in Tallinn, Estonia; March 13-15, 2015.
Panel (with Victoria Grinman and Sandra Indig): Back to the Future of Psychoanalysis: From Neurology and Neuropathology – to Psychoanalysis – and Back to
- 2015 Winter Series at East European Institute of Psychoanalysis – in St. Petersburg, Russia; March 18, 2015. Power-point presentation: In Mind’s Great Economy, Nothing Goes to Waste: Neuroplasticity and Neurointegration as Tools for Post-traumatic Growth Phenomenon
- 2015 International Sandor Ferenczi Conference – in Toronto, Canada; May 7-10, Symposium/ panel (with Victoria Grinman and Sandra Indig): The
Post-Traumatic Growth: The Wisdom of the Mind; Its Clinical and Neuropsychoanalytic Vicissitudes.
- 2015 International Psychohistorical Association Congress – in NYC, June 3-5, 2015. Panel (with Victoria Grinman and Sandra Indig): The Post-Traumatic Growth: The Wisdom of the Mind; Its Clinical and Neuropsychoanalytic Vicissitudes;
- 19th International Congress for Group Therapy and Group Process – in Rovinj, Croatia, August 30-September 5, 2015. Power-point presentation: In Mind’s
Great Economy, Nothing Goes to Waste: Neuroplasticity and Neurointegration as Tools for Post-traumatic Growth Phenomenon.
- 2015 /25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the International Forum of Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE): Vulnerability and Its Discontents – in Philadel-
phia (PA); Panel (with Victoria Grinman and Sandra Indig): The Joy of Bing Vulnerable: Vulnerability’s Fringe Benefits for Clinical Practice and Creative Pro-
cess; November 7, 2015.
- 2016 Interactive Workshop Series (of 3) at NYSSCSW/ ACE Foundation (with Victoria Grinman and Sandra Indig). Power-point presentation: In Mind’s Great
Economy, Nothing Goes to Waste: Neuroplasticity and Neurointegration as Tools for Post-traumatic Growth Phenomenon. February 2016.
- 2016 Presentation for Psychoanalytic Committee of NYSSCSW/ ACE Foundation: Love Before First Sight – Parent-Child Bond as a Primer for Human
Relationships; April 2016.
- 2016/ XIX Congress of the International Forum of Psychoanalytic Societies (IFPS), on Violence, Terror, and Terrorism Today: Psychoanalytic Perspectives – in
New York City, NY; May 2016. Panel (with Victoria Grinman and Sandra Indig): Vulnerability and Its Neuropsychoanalytic Vicissitudes in the Times of Terror,
Individual presentation: Dreaming the Memories of Our Parents: Understanding Neurobiology of Transgenerational Trauma and the Capacities for Its Healing
- 2016 International Psychohistorical Association Congress – in NYC, June 1-3,
- Panel (with Victoria Grinman and Sandra Indig): The Joy of Bing Vulnerable: Vulnerability’s Fringe Benefits for Clinical Practice and Creative
- Individual plenary presentation: Neuro-psychoanalysis and Neuro-hermeneutics: Integrative transdisciplinary methodology of meaning making
- Panel (with Dolores Brandon): They “Bore Witness”: From Sigmund Freud to Oliver Sacks, Or Metamorphoses of Clinical Neuropsychoanalytic Method
Selected essays for the National Association for Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP) Newsletter:
- Was Emily Dickinson a Neuroscientist? Neurobiology: How It Relates to Psychoanalysis and to Our Sense of Being a
- The Neurobiological Basis of Thanksgiving, or Neuroscience of Giving and Receiving
- Neurobiology of Generosity
- Neuroscience of Empathy
- Neurobiology, Creativity, Madness, and Their Vicissitudes
- Neurobiology of Parenting: Love before First Sight
- Not Guilty by Reason of Brain Damage? Neurobiological Underpinnings of Violence
- Post-traumatic Growth Phenomenon and Its Neuropsychoanalytic Vicissitudes
- The Beholders Share Phenomenon, Its Neurobiology and Clinical Application in Mental Health and Creative Practice
- A Tribute to Oliver Sacks, a Human Phenomenon