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Managing Collapse: Facilitating the Emergence of Meanings After 9/11
Start Date: 9/11/2011Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 9/11/2011End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description:

The Manhattan Psychological Association
City University’s Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
New York State Psychological Association Division of Psychoanalysis &

invite you to a 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Symposium on 9/11/11 for the Psychological & Mental Health Communities and the General Public: 

Managing Collapse

Facilitating the Emergence
of Meanings
After 9/11

A decade after the events we summarize with the phrase “9/11,” can the Memorial help us cope with the remnants of physical and psychological collapse? This symposium brings together three featured speakers and expert discussants to review this question. 

All are invited. To RSVP, email Sharon at MPA:


Managing Collapse: Designing a Museum to Facilitate the Emergence of

Meanings After 9/11

Billie Pivnick, PhD, Consulting Psychologist to Thinc Design, Columbia University Teachers’ College, the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, and the William A. White Institute Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program

Tom Hennes, Principal of Thinc Design, Lead Exhibition Designer with Local Projects for the National 9/11 Memorial Museum

Longitudinal Considerations of Mother-Child Interaction, and Child Play and Symbolization in the Wake of Father Loss: Observations and Perspectives Drawn from The Project for Mothers, Infants, and Young Children of September 11, 2001

K. Mark Sossin, PhD, Professor, Pace University Clinical Psychology Program

Terrible Knowledge: The Tens Years After, 9/11 in New York and Washington

Jeffrey A. Jay, PhD, Private Practice, Washington, DC; Founder of Back in the World, an independent treatment program for Vietnam Veterans; Founder of the Center for Post Traumatic Stress Studies and Treatment; faculty member, George Washington University,

Chris Courtois, PhD, President of the American Psychological Association Division of Trauma; Private Practice, Washington, DC. 

Maria R. Volpe, PhD, Director, CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College

June Feder, PhD, Past Chair, NYSPA’s Disaster Response Network

Sharon Brennan, PhD, President, Manhattan Psychological Association

Entry is free to members of MPA, John Jay, SPSSI, NYSPA’s Division of Psychoanalysis, other sponsoring groups and the public. To cover refreshments, non-members may make a donation and are invited to join one of the sponsoring groups. Bring a photo ID to enter the campus.

Refreshments will be served.

Location Information:
T-Building - Haaren Hall  (View Map)
899 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Room: 630T
Contact Information:
Name: Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D.
Phone: 212-237-8693
John Jay College

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