Dine Arounds

Wondering what to do for dinner after conference hours? If you want to enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and conversation with fellow conference attendees, the Dine-Around Committee has you covered! The committee members have selected some of their favorite restaurants and will take care of reservations, all you have to do is sign up for a memorable meal with friends and soon-to-be-friends.

The Dine-Around is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. A Dine-Around is a casual dining experience with fellow APsaA attendees who want to enjoy a nice meal and interesting conversation. Dine-Around attendees are responsible for the cost of their meal, drinks, and associated tip. The Dine-Around is one more way that APsaA conference attendees can make the most of the conference and connect with colleagues. There are five Dine-Around options for Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. To join a Dine-Around, you must pre-register (as though you were pre-registering for a session).

The host decides on the number of participants; once that maximum has been reached, the group will close. Please note, there will be no on-site registration for the Dine-Around.

If you wish to be put on a Waiting List for a closed Dine Around, please email Carolyn Gatto


DINE AROUND #1 Rosemary’s Restaurant and Live Jazz (Venue TBD)
18 Greenwich Avenue (at the corner of 10th Street)
Price range: Approx. $65 for dinner and $25 for Jazz | Group size: 12 people
Host: Brenda Bauer, Psy.D.

Hey you hep cats! Let’s make tracks down together to Rosemary’s (fresh, seasonal, local Italian) in the West Village and then swing on over to one of New York City’s most iconic jazz clubs for some legit live jazz! It’s too early to determine which show and jazz club, so this will be revealed as we get closer to the meetings. The cost for a ticket toa NYC Jazz club (Village Vanguard, 55 Bar, Blue Note, Smalls or Mezzrow) varies significantly but we are estimating about $25.00 (a “steal”) and dinner will be approximately $65.00.

Brenda Bauer is a graduate of NYUPI-IPE and an ardent jazz fan.


DINE AROUND #2 Emporium Brasil
15 West 46th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Price range: $34 per person for prix fixe meal plus tax and 20% gratuity; separate bar/beverage tab | Group size: 20 people
Hosts: Ann Dart, L.C.S.W. and Margo P. Goldman, M.D.

This dine-around is hosted by APsaA’s Psychotherapy Department, and welcomes practicing psychoanalytic therapists, trainees, faculty and training directors. Please join us for terrific authentic Brazilian food in the heart of Manhattan’s “Little Brazil,” to share experiences and ideas about current psychotherapy practice and training.

Ann Dart is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist practicing in Portland, Oregon. She served on APsaA’s Psychotherapist Associates Committee and currently co-chairs the Committee on Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Programs. Margo Goldman is a psychoanalytically oriented psychiatrist practicing in Andover, Massachusetts. She served on APsaA’s Committees on Confidentiality, Government Relations and Insurance, and currently chairs the psychotherapist Associates Committee. Both Ann and Margo are strongly committed to supporting the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy via education, training, outreach and networking.


DINE AROUND #3 Indian Accent
123 West 56th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Price range: $70-$95 | Group size: 6 people
Host: Maxine Gann, Ph.D.

Nestled inside the posh Le Parker Méridien hotel, Indian Accent offers gorgeously plated food with a decidedly modern spin. An outpost of the highly acclaimed original in Delhi, the New York space is sleek and exotic, with purple banquettes and a shimmering gold-accent wall. The service is polished and the knowledgeable staff carefully walk you through a customized prix-fixe menu. Celebrated chef Manish Mehrotra heads the talented kitchen.

An avid analyst and cook, Maxine Fenton Gann, Ph.D., is a faculty member and graduate of NYPSI, which she represents on the APsaA Executive Council. When not working, gardening, or cooking, look for her on a tennis court or an alpine hiking trail.


DINE AROUND #4 The Bar Room at the Modern
9 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Price range: $31-$60 | Group size: 6 people
Host: Jane Hall, L.C.S.W.

The lively Bar Room offers Chef Abram Bissell’s vividly seasonal contemporary cooking à la carte, along with an award-winning wine program and carefully curated cocktails, beer, and spirits. The Bar Room is just a 5 minute walk from the New York Hilton hotel.

Jane S. Hall, L.C.S.W.: IPA Board, past President of the Contemporary Freudian Society. A faculty member at three New York Institutes, author of Deepening the Treatment (1998) and Roadblocks on the Journey of Psychotherapy (2004) . In private practice, she runs private seminars and consults with individuals across the country. Interests: Education; sustained trauma and character development.


DINE AROUND #5 Print Restaurant
653 Eleventh Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)
Price range: $40-$70 | Group size: 9 people
Host: Laura Whitman, M.D.

A stylish, airy setting and seasonal cuisine with fresh ingredients–“farm to table”. After dinner, we can have a drink in the glass-walled rooftop lounge, with its breathtaking skyline views.

Laura Whitman is an adult and child psychoanalyst with a practice on the upper west side. She teaches child psychotherapy, often using videotapes. Other interests include film, literature (especially poetry) and yoga.