Presentations

Dr. Mazzella has been a keynote speaker, presenter, and lecturer at numerous conferences and institutions across the country, speaking on topics such as working with borderline personality disorder, narcissistic rage, and struggles with managing overwhelming emotions.

PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

  1. Some Thoughts on the Development of the Capacity for Symbolization: Movement from Concrete to Symbolic Thinking with an Explosive Patient
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  1. Loss of the Good Object: A Clinical Problem and A Technical Approach
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
  • Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists
  1. Past is Present and Present is Past: A Clinical Approach to Working with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Mary Manning Walsh
  1. Dysregulation to Regulation: Working with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Mary Manning Walsh
  • Atria West
  • Upstate Cerebral Palsy
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
  • Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists
  1. Working on the Border: The Treatment of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Burke Rehabilitation
  • Atria West
  • Upstate Cerebral Palsy
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
  1. Addiction, Personality Disorders and Narcissistic Rage: Theoretical & Clinical Considerations
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
  1. Severe Mental Illness, Addiction & Narcissistic Rage
  • Upstate Cerebral Palsy
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
  1. The Almost Untreatable Medical Patient: A Psychodynamic Perspective
  • New York-Presbyterian: Columbia University Medical Center
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Haym Salomon
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  1. Self-Sabotage and Self-Injury:  A Theoretical & Clinical Perspective
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Upstate Cerebral Palsy
  • East Haven Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
  • Council of Nephrology Social Workers
  • NYU Langone
  • Atria West 86
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
  • Atria Riverdale

Keynote Speaker/Lector

Working with the Challenging Nonadherent Patient. ESRD Network of New York 2016 Annual Meeting, Garden City Hotel.

Working with the Challenging Nonadherent Patient.  IPRO Annual Meeting, Mohegan Sun, 2015.

Reducing Nonadherence to Dialysis: A Psychodynamic Intervention.  NKF 2015 Spring Clinical Meeting, Dallas, Texas, opening night presentation.

The Application of a Psychodynamic Intervention to Decrease Nonadherence to Medical or Psychological Treatment.  The Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, 2015.

End Stage Renal Disease & Nonadherence to Hemodialysis:  Evaluation of a Psychodynamic Intervention.  Council of Nephrology Social Workers, 2011.

An Empirical Study of Treatment Outcome in Child-Adolescent Therapy.  Cancelmo, J., Frosch, A., Mazzella, A., Greenblatt, R., et. al. IPTAR Investigative Psychoanalytic Series, 2004.

Psychosocial Factors in Treating the Depressed Renal Patient.  Keynote speaker, Council of Nephrology Social Workers, 2003.

Psychosocial Factors in Treating the Renal Patient.  Annual Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, La Guardia Marriott Hotel, 2002

How to work with renal patients from a psychodynamic perspective.  Keynote speaker, Council of Nephrology Social Workers, 2001.

STUDY GROUPS, WORK SHOPS AND IN-SERVICE TRAININGS

Bion Study Group. Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. December 2020 -to- Present

Supervision Study Group on Severe Personality Disorders.  Metropolitan Center for Mental Health. 2015 to 2019

A Clinical Workshop:  Treatment of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.  May 2015.

Working with the Challenging (Narcissistically Disturbed) Nonadherent Patient.  Blanton-Peale, 2015.

Psychoanalytic Journal Club / Study Group - 2010- 2013.

Working with the Medically Ill Patient:  Adaptive vs. Maladaptive Solutions.  Metropolitan Training Institute (MITPP), June, 2010.

Contemporary Approaches to Treating the Narcissistically Disturbed Patient.  Employee Development staff, November, 2006.

Disruption, Narcissistic Regression, and Depression:  Working with the Medically Ill Patient.  Metropolitan Training Institute (MITPP), June, 2006.

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