Many of us have been learning about the brain since the emergence of neuropsychoanalysis in the late 1990s. How do we integrate these perspectives in our everyday clinical work as psychoanalysts and psychodynamic clinicians?
In this open forum, we will discuss how we "keep the brain in mind" during our work with patients. Do models of the brain or specific neuroscience findings inform our working hypotheses? Do we discuss this with patients, or use this data internally as we would other associations? Have we found strengthened confidence in our basic psychoanalytic ideas, or questioned any received psychoanalytic wisdom, based on emerging neuroscience data?
Several clinicians will offer reflections on how neuropsychoanalysis has influenced their practice, followed by a lively and open dialogue with all attendees.
Participants include Bob Scharf, M.D., Larry Sandberg, M.D., Graciana Lapetina, M.D., and Maggie Zellner, Ph.D. (moderator).
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium