"Psychotherapy and fMRI" with Anna Buchheim, Ph.D.
The talk aims to explore the interface of psychoanalysis, attachment and neuroscience reporting on an fMRI study with depressed patients during psychoanalytic treatment. Recent studies on depression, psychotherapy and attachment in neuroscience are presented. A new methodological approach to develop an individualized fMRI paradigm using attachment stimuli will be discussed. Here the operationalization of unconscious processes related to attachment will be the focus. The psychological changes in depressed patients after 15 months of treatment will be related with neural changes.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium