30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A:
Teacher and Consultant
Neil helps multi-national and multi-cultural organizations orient staff and management to cross-cultural understandings and misunderstandings that may affect the functioning of the organization.
His book, "White Privilege", is forthcoming in the fall of 2019.
Speaker and Author
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, clinician and author. In my clinical work, I see children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My recent writing has been in the area of racial, social class, and cultural differences and similarities as they play out in interpersonal interactions. I have studied such interactions intensively in the relationships between therapists and patients; I am interested in extending the understanding I have gained to interactions in other contexts. These include community-based clinical work, as well as interactions in multi-national and cross-cultural businesses and NGO’s (not for profits). I offer courses on a variety of topics for which social workers may obtain continuing education credit.
WHOM I WORK WITH
In my clinical work as a psychotherapist, I see children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
I lead reading groups and teach courses on a variety of topics, for which social workers may obtain continuing education credit.
I offer consultation to management and/or other staff on interpersonal dynamics within the organization that may be affecting its organization.
I teach and consult to clinics and university programs around the world, including India, Italy and England.
I have published over 60 journal articles, been sole author of three books with one more in preparation, and have co-authored one book. I have spoken and lectured widely throughout the United States and internationally to audiences of clinicians and to leaders in organizational administration. My areas of expertise include relational perspectives in adult and child psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, racial and cultural issues in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and in organizational dynamics.
I have extensive experience teaching and consulting to clinics, university programs, and multi-national organizations around the world, including India, Italy and England. My special interest and expertise in culture makes me qualified to help multi-cultural organizations orient staff and management to cross-cultural understandings and misunderstandings that may affect the functioning of the organization.
I do one-to-one psychotherapy with all ages of adults, adolescents and children. With adults, I help people with problems of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and relationship issues in marriages and other partnerships. I have a psychoanalytic way of thinking about how the human mind works, but my technique is flexible and draws on cognitive-behavioral, meditative/mindfulness,and other approaches as well. I choose a way of working in collaboration with my patients, keeping in mind their goals and objectives for themselves in therapy and in their lives outside. I listen carefully and give feedback freely about what I understand about people in therapy from what I hear and what I observe, and how changes might be made that help in their lives in the world.
- Sat, Apr 24See Michigan Psychoanalytic Society websiteThe Costs of White Privilege and the Benefits of Sharing Power: A Journey of Self- Study Through a Psychoanalytic LensWe will explore James Baldwin’s teaching that whiteness entails a delusion of omnipotence. The fantasy of whiteness draws one into a commitment to amass and maintain power in the sense of mastery and dominance. We will outline a plan for liberation from this treadmill through reflective self-study.
- Sat, Mar 20ZoomSponsored by Confer, London England
- Sat, Feb 20ZoomContinuing Education Course for New York Social Workers and New York Psychologists White Privilege: Psychoanalytic Perspectives Instructor: Neil Altman, PhD Saturday February 20, 2021 10AM-4PM via ZOOM RSVP and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mon, Feb 08Online course at William Alanson White InsWhite Privilege: Psychoanalytic Perspectives
- Thu, Jan 28ZoomWhite privilege: psychoanalytic perspectives. Speakers: Neil Altman, James Barron, Daniel Gaztambide, Joyce Klein, Lynne Layton
- Thu, Jun 18UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference CInternational Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psycotherapy Panel, Los Angeles, June 18-21, 202Panel with Deepti Sachdev and Shalini Masih: Carrying Forward the Work of Emmanuel Ghent: International Perspectives.
- Thu, Apr 30event.newschool.edu/peopleshistoryofpsychoaBook launch for Daniel Gaztambide’s new book: A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation PsychologyDiscussion and artistic presentations related to Daniel’s important new book concerning a “preferential option for the repressed/oppressed” in psychoanalysis. Important: there aren’t enough characters for the online registration site below: there should be https:// at beginning and an “n” at end.
- Fri, Feb 07LisbonWith Jillian Stile, Ph.D., Adolescence and Gender.
- Sat, Jan 11400 E 66th StWhat is Relational Psychoanalysis? How is it similar and how is it different from other forms of psychoanalysis?This workshop aims to help the individual clinician locate him/herself amidst the confusing diversity that characterizes contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. We will read articles by major contributors, then discuss particular case examples illustrating how theory can be put to work.
- Wed, Jul 31400 E 66th StThis is a reading and study group on the work of Emmanuel Ghent and Stephen Mitchell linking Winnicottian Psychoanalysis and Hindu/Buddhist spirituality
- Fri, Jun 21San Diego, CA, USADiscussion of award-winning candidate paper