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    Relational and Classical Elements in Psychoanalyses: An empirical study with case illustrations

    Free For Members & NYPSI Students

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    8:00 PM

    "Relational and Classical Elements in Psychoanalyses: An empirical study with case illustrations" with Sherwood Waldron, Jr., M.D.

    Discussant: Theodore Shapiro, M.D.

    This presentation aims, first, to report on a newly developed measure of therapeutic process, the Dynamic Interaction Scales. When combined with the Analytic Process Scales, the two instruments permit a reliable and fine-grained assessment of technical and relational aspects of psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapeutic process. The presentation will extend findings previously reported in "Relational and classical elements in psychoanalyses: An empirical study with case illustrations" (Waldron, S. et al., 2013. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30, 567-600). The important role of the relationship has been affirmed by our continued study of 27 fully-recorded analytic cases. The presentation's second objective is to describe how early sessions appear to have a stronger prognostic value than has previously been documented. A series of transcribed examples will be considered in relation to the outcome of cases that did well and cases that never appeared to get off the ground. This will be the first description of our method for evaluating what we call “therapeutic interaction episodes.”

    $10 - General Admission

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
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    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Sherwood Waldron, Jr., M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in practice since 1967. He has a research background as an undergraduate in the Department of Social Relations at Harvard University and he has conducted research as a medical student at Yale as well. Dr. Waldron has also carried out an NIMH-supported study that followed neurotic children into adult life. He is a graduate of the programs in psychoanalysis and child psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. In addition to leading the formation of the Psychoanalytic Research Consortium at the Committee for Scientific Activities of the American Psychoanalytic Association, he led the Analytic Process Scales (APS) Research Group for some thirty years. A clinical teacher of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York Hospital, and Mt. Sinai Hospital, and a member of the Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Study at Princeton, NJ, Dr. Waldron has had extensive experience in clarifying psychoanalytic concepts in teaching and supervising. Among other administrative activities, he has served on the Fund for Psychoanalytic Research of the American Psychoanalytic Association and as Treasurer for the New York Psychoanalytic Society. In the past three years he has reconstituted and led the Research Committee of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association and the development (with Francesco Gazzillo) of the “Tools” section of the second edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual version 2 (PDM-2).

    Theodore Shapiro, M.D. is Professor emeritus at the Weill-Cornell Medical College and a practicing Psychoanalyst and Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He is a co- principle investigator on a study of psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Dr. Shapiro has more than 250 scholarly and research publications and is the author of seven books. He edited the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association from 1983-1994 and has received the Rado, Brill, Hartmann, and Philip Wilson awards and is a training/supervising analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.

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