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Psychological Care of the Medically Ill: Understanding the Conceptual Framework of Psychosomatic Medicine
Free For Members & NYPSI Students
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Presenter: James Strain, M.D.
This presentation will define and expand on the concepts of enhanced psychological care of the medically ill. The history of psychosomatic medicine and its relationship with psychiatry and psychoanalysis will be reviewed. It will draw on the conceptual framework of psychoanalysis, the conception of the seven basic psychological stresses encountered from and during medical illness, alloplastic load on the body from mental stress and conflict, and the importance of understanding transference in the medical setting. In addition, the current “head wind” in medicine – Collaborative Care - will be presented and critiqued regarding its place in the developed and developing world. The World Health Organization declared in March of 2017 that depression is the leading cause of burden of health in the world. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. The interaction of depression with the illnesses of cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and neurological disorders and the risk factors it presents in the medical setting will be described. Finally, an approach to improving mental health care in the medical setting by enhancing the training of physicians, will be presented.
2 CME/ CE credits offered.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium
James Strain, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and of Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital; graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; author of 185 refereed papers, 35 nonrefereed papers, 91 chapters in books and 5 books. He has 30 honorary positions and lectureships. Dr. Strain, a worldwide traveler, is heavily involved in outreach programs throughout the world developing software to disseminate electronic consultation records. He is the recipient of multiple grants from the National Institute of Mental Health.
1. Describe the historical back ground and the significance of psychosomatic medicine and its relationship to psychoanalytic thinking.
2. Emphasize the significant of stress – Allostatic Load – on the central nervous system and the body; including the stress of depression, mental conflict.
3. Outline how the teaching and practice of medicine by primary care physicians needs to incorporate this conceptual framework in the training and practice of all physicians.
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of the CME programs has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.
DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of the CE programs has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Social Workers: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0317.
Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.