Patsy Turrini


Patsy Turrini, LCSW, MSW, is on the Advisory Board of NYSPP. She graduated from the Adelphi School of Social Work and the Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy (ISP), with a completion of the psychoanalysis curriculum under Dr. Gertrude Blanck's sponsorship. She has taught at NYSPP, the Smith College School of Social Work Doctoral program, and the Adelphi Social Work program, where she is currently a supervisor. She founded the National Association of Mothers, an organization that provides information to participants about infant, toddler, and child development from the observational perspective, particularly of Margaret Mahler, among other important aspects of maternal and child developmental research. Ms. Turrini co-authored Separation-Individuation, Theory and Application, and co-edited the book, The Inner World of the Mother. She has published numerous articles, including The Mother of Safety is the Phantasied Mother of Power (in Myths of Mighty Women 2015), and writes passionately about the pioneering work of Gertrude and Rubin Blanck in bringing psychoanalytic practice to real world social work practice. The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW) awarded her with a Writers Award in
March 2015.

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