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American Psychoanalytic Association National Meeting, 2017 ~ Waldorf Astoria, NY

The scientific sessions of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s meetings are intended to bridge the practice gaps in the professional knowledge of attendees by exploring new and recent developments in research, theory, technique and clinical knowledge. The meeting is open to anyone interested in psychoanalysis and offers stimulating content for mental health professionals practicing a wide range of therapies, as well as educators, researchers and students. Please visit their website at apsa.org

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APSA17-000

Full Set of Audio Recordings

Each session on a separate CD (includes free binder); or all sessions in mp3 format on free USB (playable on any computer, tablet, or other electronic listening device. CDs and USBs delivered via Priority US Mail. 15% shipping and handling fees will be applied upon checkout.

Audio CDs: 15

$399.00

$275.00

APSA17-100

Professional Development Workshop 1: Promoting Your Psychoanalytic Practice

Speakers: Chair: Sue Kolod, Ph.D. (New York, NY) Presenters: Jack Drescher, M.D. (New York, NY) Wylie G. Tené, APsaA Director of Public Affairs (NY)

This workshop will address the importance for psychoanalysts to identify and brand their practice as psychoanalytic, while discussing the many concerns associated with labeling oneself as an analyst. Presenters will also provide participants with a laundry list of best practices for promoting their practice in today’s fast-paced world of 24-hour news channels and lightning-fast social media. The two hour presentation will cover everything from websites, blogging, online videos, and podcasts to traditional advertising, public speaking, and media relations.

Audio CDs: 2

$30.00

$20.00

APSA17-101

Service Members and Veterans Initiative

Speakers: Chair & Presenter: Harold Kudler, M.D. (Washington, DC) Discussant: Norman M. Camp, M.D. (Richmond, VA)

The Service Member and Veterans Initiative (SVI) seeks to guide the American Psychoanalytic Association’s efforts to elucidate and alleviate the psychological trauma of war. This requires articulation of the concept of traumatic stress in terms that can be shared and acted upon across a broad range of theoretical perspectives, mental health disciplines, and systems of care. This presentation by Harold Kudler, Chief Consultant for Mental Health for the Department of Veterans Affairs and SVI Chair, will offer a common language for understanding psychological trauma and propose a practical path for implementing this perspective in direct work with patients and their families, clinical supervision, teaching, research, and enhancement of systems of care.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

$15.00

APSA17-200

Oral History Workshop #79: Anna Freud Revisited

Speakers: Chair & Presenter: Nellie L. Thompson, Ph.D. (New York, NY) Presenters: Elizabeth Danto, Ph.D. (Vienna, Austria) Helene Keable, M.D. (New York, NY) Ava Bry Penman, Ph.D. (Brookline, MA) Frances Thomson-Salo, M.D. (Windsor, Australia) Carol Seigel, Director of the Freud Museum (London, England)

The 79th Oral History Workshop, “Anna Freud Revisited,” will address four topics: 1) The postwar trajectory of Anna Freud’s theoretical and clinical thinking, as illustrated in the 16 papers she published in “The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child” between 1945 and 1965; 2) The evolution of Anna Freud’s child analysis clinical practice, and her growing recognition that some children require a developmental approach in the therapeutic situation; 3) The pedagogical and theoretical legacy of the Hietzing School, founded by Anna Freud and Dorothy Burlington, is explored through the writings of Erik Erikson, who taught at the school; 4) A retrospective account of the experience, and enduring influence, of undergoing the four-year child analysis training program at the Hampstead Clinic under the aegis of Anna Freud. In addition, the Director of the Freud Museum (London) will discuss the recently re-designed Anna Freud exhibit.

Audio CDs: 3

$40.00

$25.00

APSA17-201

CORST Essay Prize Winner in Psychoanalysis and Culture

Speakers: Chair: Lewis A. Kirshner, M.D. (Cambridge, MA) Presenter & Prize Winner: Christine Maksimowicz, Ph.D. (Amherst MA) Title: “Poverty, Parenting, and the Foreclosure of Ordinary Devotion: Rethinking Winnicott Socioanalytically”

This annual prize is awarded for essays on psychoanalytically informed research in the biobehavioral sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. The Undergraduate Essay Prize and Courage to Dream Book Prize will also be awarded during this session. In this paper, Dr. Maksimowicz applies the fiction of Toni Morrison and sociologic research into effects of social class and poverty on the developmental process of maternal recognition. She proposes a complex understanding of how economic necessity, pragmatic imperatives, and a desire for respectability shape a style of caregiving that prioritizes “doing” over “being” and can inhibit the development of a child’s unique subjectivity.

Audio CDs: 2

$30.00

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APSA17-202

Coffee with a Distinguished Analyst: Dr. Abbot Bronstein

Speakers: Chair: Phoebe Cirio, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. (St Louis,MO) Presenter: Abbot A. Bronstein, Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA)

This program is an informal gathering in which a senior analyst discusses their life and work as an analyst. In this program Dr. Abbot Bronstein will discuss his development as an analyst, some of his thoughts about his analytic work, and will share his reflections on the changes that have occurred in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic education in his professional lifetime. A lively discussion is expected, where candidates will discuss current concerns and there will be time for questions and answers with Dr. Bronstein.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

$15.00

APSA17-203

Professional Development Workshop 2: Promoting Psychoanalysis in 140 Characters or Less: Twitter

Speakers: Chair: Sue Kolod, Ph.D. (New York, NY) Presenters: Michael Donner, Ph.D. (San Francisco, CA) Wylie G. Tené, APsaA Director of Public Affairs (NY)

Twitter is a social media platform and phone app that launched in 2006. In the past decade it has grown to be the third largest social media site, following Facebook and YouTube. Twitter currently has more than 310 million active users per month. The site allows people to engage in conversations and interact with users through short, 140 characters or less posts called “tweets.” Twitter is a powerful tool for raising interest in and promoting psychoanalysis, but many psychoanalysts have yet to embrace its power. This workshop will serve as a hands-on introduction to Twitter, covering all the basics on how to use the platform, as well as discussing how to use it to elevate interest in psychoanalysis.

Audio CDs: 2

$30.00

$20.00

APSA17-204

Scientific Paper Prize for Psychoanalytic Research

Speakers: Chair: Barbara Milrod, M.D. (New York, NY) Presenters & Prize Winners: John Porcerelli, M.D., ABPP (Bloomfield Hills, MI) Alissa Huth-Bocks, Ph.D. (Ypsilanti, MI) Title: “Defense Mechanisms of Pregnant Mothers Predict Attachment Security, Social/Emotional Competence, and Behavior Problems in Their Toddlers” Discussant: Catherine Monk, Ph.D. (New York, NY)

This annual prize is awarded to the paper published in the previous year (2015) that is deemed by the Scientific Paper Prize Committee to have the greatest scientific value to the field of psychoanalysis. This presentation of a paper authored by John H. Porcerelli, Ph.D., ABPP, Alissa Huth-Bocks, Ph.D., Steven K. Huprich, Ph.D., and Laura Richardson, Ph.D., will describe a longitudinal study that examined the relationship between defenses in pregnant women and their toddlers’ attachment security, social-emotional, and behavioral adjustment. Eighty-four women were prospectively studied from pregnancy through two-years after birth. Statistical analyses revealed that mothers’ defenses were associated with toddler outcomes. Mature defenses were associated with greater toddler attachment security, social-emotional competence, and fewer behavior problems, and immature defenses were associated with lower levels of attachment security and social-emotional competence. Findings suggest that defenses in parents preparing for and parenting toddlers influences the parent-child attachment relationship and social-emotional adjustment. Possible mechanisms for these associations may include parental attunement and mentalization. Defensive functioning during times of increased stress (prenatal-to-postnatal period) may be important for understanding parental influences on the child.

Audio CDs: 2

$30.00

$20.00

APSA17-300

Plenary Address: “What About Curiosity?”

Speakers: Chair: Lee Jaffe, Ph.D., President-Elect (La Jolla, CA) Introducer: Ira Brenner, M.D. (Bala Cynwyd, PA) Speaker: Salman Akhtar, M.D. (Ardmore, PA)

This presentation will trace the origin of human curiosity to the interplay between hard-wired evolutionary imperatives and epigenetically unfolding psychosexual drives and relational scenarios of formative years. It will also address the forms and expressions of curiosity that are normative (e.g. developmental), and ubiquitous (e.g. existential), as well as those which are morbid in either quantitative (e.g. too much, too little), or qualitative (e.g. false, transgressive, prurient) sense. The intricate relationship between curiosity and creativity will also be discussed. Finally, the implications of such formations to the analytic situation (from both sides of the couch, and in between) shall be elucidated.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

$15.00

APSA17-301

Presidential Symposium on Research: The Scientific Standing of Psychoanalysis

Speakers: Chair: Harriet L. Wolfe, M.D., President (San Francisco, CA) Presenter: Mark Solms, Ph.D. (Cape Town, South Africa)

This presentation will take stock of the current scientific standing of psychoanalysis, both in terms of its theoretical claims about the human mind and in terms of its clinical claims about the efficacy and mode of action of psychoanalytic treatments. The presentation will be aimed at informing and updating the general membership about these basic issues; it is not a specialist ‘research’ presentation.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

$15.00

APSA17-302

Scientific Paper 1: Searching for Reverie

Speakers: Chair: Melinda Gellman, Ph.D. (New York, NY) Author: Fred Busch, Ph.D. (Brookline, MA) Discussant: Steven Stern, Psy.D. (Portland, ME)

The analyst’s reveries have become a central component of analytic understanding in the last few decades. They have the potential for understanding thoughts, feelings, and unthought thoughts unavailable through other methods. However, it has not been so clear that there is a great deal of ambiguity as to what a reverie actually is, and how it might best be used in the clinical situation. In this paper the author outlines the clinical approaches of Ogden, Ferro and Rochas de Barros to see their similarities and differences. A clinical case will be presented to suggest a model for the analyst’s us of her reveries.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

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APSA17-304

Scientific Paper 4: Psychoanalytic Field Theory and the Clinical Relevance of the Mind/Body Problem

Speakers: Chair: Martin A. Silverman, M.D. (Maplewood, NJ) Author: Montana Katz, Ph.D., L.P. (New York, NY) Discussant: Joseph D. Lichtenberg, M.D. (Bethesda, MD)

This paper addresses how psychoanalytic field theory models approach mind/body concepts and how this impacts clinical technique. Questions about the relationship, integration or reduction of the body and mind are approached theoretically by philosophers. For psychoanalysts the issues are saliently clinical. Field theory as developed by Baranger and Baranger, Ferro, and Levenson portray an evolution of field theory models that began employing a mind/body distinction, to offering techniques to bridge the divide between mind and body, and finally to a holistic model and technique. Performance art, a clinical example, and focus on specific clinical techniques are offered to support the discussion.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

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APSA17-305

Plenary Address: Have We Changed? Psychoanalytic Education, Treatment, and Diversity in a Changing World

Speakers: Chair & Introducer: Harriet L. Wolfe, M.D., President (San Francisco, CA) Speaker: Mark Smaller, Ph.D. (Chicago, IL)

If psychoanalysis is to go forward, survive, and thrive for new generations, dramatic change in the field will be essential. Methods of educating students to practice in today’s changing world will demand innovation like never before. In an age where information, human connection and nonconnection travels in seconds, the impact on the field can no longer be denied. This presentation will review recent changes in our organization and profession, and highlight areas that demand new strategies for survival. If new and diverse students, patients, and research are to be attracted to the field, traditional perspectives must welcome innovation that will enrich psychoanalytic ideas and practice. Strategies to facilitate change will be described with direction toward implementing critical change.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

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APSA17-306

Psychoanalysis & Health Care Policy – What to Expect From the New President & Administration

Speakers: Chair: Herbert S. Gross, M.D. (Rockville, MD) Presenter: Peggy Tighe, J.D. (Washington, DC)

The presentation will be in three parts, 1) The presenter will provide substantive policy insight and a vision of how the White House and its agencies will prioritize and advance policy objectives; 2) She will offer an analysis of key issues of interest to the profession including the politics and policy implications supporting or undermining each issue, including how Congress is expected to react to each; 3) and will conclude with an interactive session where participants can weigh in with issues of greatest concern for further APsaA consideration.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

$15.00

APSA17-401

Candidates’ Council Master Teacher Award

Speakers: Chair: Valerie Golden, J.D., Ph.D. (Minneapolis, MN) Award Recipient & Discussant: Anton O. Kris, M.D. (Cambridge, MA) "LOVE’S NOT TIME’S FOOL: SOME CONTINUITIES, DISCONTINUITIES, AND ALTERATIONS IN PSYCHOANALYSIS DURING MY LIFETIME "

Anton O. Kris, M.D., renowned Psychiatrist, Professor, Training and Supervising Analyst, and author, is the 2017 recipient of the Candidates Council Master Teacher Award. Drawing on clinical examples, Dr. Kris will identify: 1) continuities in psychoanalysis that have endured from the mid- 1930s to the present (for example, the recognition of unconscious mental processes, the use of free association, and the importance of unconscious conflict); 2) discontinuities in psychoanalysis, features that have undergone significant modifications since the 1930s (for example, the full development of the structural point of view, the elaboration of pre-oedipal development; and female development and sexual preferences); and 3) radical alterations in psychoanalysis since the 1930s (for example, the recognition of the analyst’s subjectivity, the revised understanding of countertransference, and the analyst’s participatory role in the analytic process).

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

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APSA17-402

Psychoanalysis in the Community Symposium: United States Armed Forces Most Lethal Combatant: Self or Other: Veteran Suicides in the US

Speakers: Chair & Discussant: Jeffrey Taxman, M.D. (Mequon, WI) Presenter: Doc King (Topanga, CA) Discussants: Harold Kudler, M.D. (Washington, DC) R. Dennis Shelby, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. (Charleston, IN)

Only recently has our country begun to appreciate the shocking number of US veteran suicides...22 every day! This symposium will explore veteran suicidality spanning multiple generations and foreign conflicts. Before this session participants are invited to attend a screening of the remarkable movie “Project 22” which poignantly shows the human faces of this tragic mental health issue. (See pages 29 and 65 for more information) The symposium panel includes ‘Doc’ King, one of the creators and directors of this documentary. As a combat veteran he has dealt first-hand with this personal, painful issue. Dr. Harold Kudler—VA Chief Consultant for Mental Health Services—and Dr. Dennis Shelby will discuss the psychological issues raised by the movie, what is being done to address this problem nationally, and what we as analysts can do about it in our practices.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

$15.00

APSA17-403

Educator’s Symposium: Evolving Child Psychoanalytic Practice Within Local to Global Community Systems

Speakers: Chair: Ann Marie Sacramone, M.S.Ed., L.P. (NY, NY) Presenter: Edward Eismann, Ph.D. (Bronx, NY) Discussant: Neil Altman, Ph.D. (New York, NY)

This symposium, sponsored by the APsaA Schools Committee, co-chaired by John S. Tieman, Ph.D. and Tillie Garfinkel, M.Ed., will consider evolving ideas of social psychoanalytic practice with children in settings ranging from local (classroom, neighborhood, and village) to global community systems. Three analysts will describe child treatment models that depend on the analyst working in concert with the child’s social systems. Tracing change in the child, community and analyst, participants will ponder about a relational response to our current socio-cultural harms. Dr. Eismann will narrate and illustrate in video his 49 year community practice in the South Bronx stemming from Freudian, Adlerian, and social support theory perspectives. Ms. Sacramone will offer case material from a child-in-community practice grounded on infancy research, and self-psychology. Dr. Altman will discuss his observations of communities internationally that developed unique culturally based therapeutic approaches.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

$15.00

APSA17-404

Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience Symposium: Trauma, Dream and Psychic Change in Psychoanalyses

Speakers: Co-chairs: Charles P. Fisher, M.D. (San Francisco) Richard J. Kessler, D.O. (Long Island City, NY) Presenters: Tamara Fischmann, Ph.D. (Frankfurt, Germany) Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Ph.D. (Frankfurt, Germany)

To psychoanalysts as well as neuroscientists the neurological base of psychic functioning, particularly concerning the topic of trauma and dreaming is of special interest. In the first part of this paper neurobiological changes occurring in the course of two years of psychoanalytic psychotherapy of a severely traumatized, chronic depressed patient are traced by a recognition experiment of memories of dreams related to an underlying conflict and depicted in fMRI. In the second part a dream series of the same patient elicited partially in psychoanalytic treatment and partially in a sleep laboratory are traced for changes in a clinical and experimental psychoanalytic manner. The results of both fields of research are discussed.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

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APSA17-405

Symposium II: Poetry and Psychoanalysis

Speakers: Moderator: Carol Snow (San Francisco, CA) Presenters: Forrest Hamer, Ph.D. (Oakland, CA) Susan Kolodny, D.M.H. (Oakland, CA)

This symposium will be a moderated conversation between three analyst-poets and a poet “interviewer” reflecting on the relationship between psychoanalysis and poetry. Listening, embodied experience, time, language, inspiration, blocks to (and supports of) creative expression all will be considered. The three will discuss the process of making poems, their own paths to writing poetry, as well as the relationship of poetry to psychoanalysis. The two psychoanalyst-poets are Forrest Hamer, Ph.D. and Susan Kolodny, D.M.H. The interviewing poet is Carol Snow who is an esteemed poet and not a psychoanalyst.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

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APSA17-406

Artist/Scholar-in-Residence 3: "Scary Old Sex": A Conversation With Arlene Heyman

Speakers: Chair: Susan Scheftel, Ph.D. (New York, NY) Presenter: Arlene N. Heyman, M.D. (New York, NY) Discussant: Fred L. Griffin, M.D. (Dallas, TX)

Artist-in-Residence Arlene Heyman, psychoanalyst and writer, will read from her recent book and runaway success, “Scary Old Sex.” In step with this year’s Artist and Scholar-in-Residence theme— “Creativity Over the Life Span”— this collection of short stories shatters taboos by taking a stringently perceptive yet unstintingly humanistic look at the vicissitudes of aging—including, well, sex. The New York Times singles out “Scary Old Sex” for its superb prose, and a “bliss that lifts right off the page.” Following the reading, Fred Griffin will in conversation with Heyman explore the mutual influence of her clinical psychoanalytic work and her construction of fictional universes, as well as the evolution of Heyman’s work over her writing career. The session will end with a question and answer with audience members.

Audio CDs: 1

$18.00

$15.00

APSA17-407

Meet-the-Authors

Speakers: Chair: Henry J. Friedman, M.D. (Cambridge, MA) Authors & Presenters: Steven H. Cooper, Ph.D. (Cambridge, MA) Margaret Crastnopol, Ph.D. (Seattle, WA) Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. (New York, NY) Books: “The Analyst’s Experience of the Depressive Position” “Micro-trauma: A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Cumulative Psychic Injury” “Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysis

Three authors will present their latest book: Steven Cooper, “The Analyst’s Experience of the Depressive Position,” Margaret Crastnopol, “Micro-trauma: A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Cumulative Psychic Injury,” and Adrienne Harris, Margery Kalb and Susan Klebanoff, “Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysis.” Each author explores aspects of a relational approach to psychoanalysis that is distinct in its own right. They will participate in a discussion with the audience and between themselves to further elucidate the nature of their contribution. The chair will moderate the discussion from the perspective of the differences and similarities in their approach in order to demonstrate the increasing depth of the relational approach. The focus for all three is on the analyst’s centrality in determining the content and course of an analysis.

Audio CDs: 3

$40.00

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APSA17-500

Panel IV: Teaching Freud Today

Speakers: Moderator: Jennifer Stuart, Ph.D. (New York, NY) Presenters: Sarah Ackerman, Ph.D. (Hanover, NH) Lawrence D. Blum, M.D. (Philadelphia, PA) Robert A. Paul, Ph.D. (Atlanta, GA) Jeffrey Prager, Ph.D. (Beverly Hills, CA) Michael E. Shulman, Ph.D. (Ann Arbor, MI)

This panel was proposed by Jennifer Stuart, Ph.D. Though psychoanalysis began as the creation of a single visionary, Freud’s place in education – both within our institutes and beyond – has been in dispute for years. Meanwhile, Freud’s ideas have become so deeply ingrained in our culture and practice that his influence can be overlooked. What elements of Freud’s thinking remain vital today? How might we help students of Freud to develop their own attitudes, both appreciative and critical, toward his work? Each member of this panel will teach, in real time, from an excerpt of Freud’s writing projected on screen for all to see. Panelists will demonstrate how contemporary perspectives – drawn from psychoanalysis itself, and from the humanities and social sciences – can engage both clinicians’ and non-clinicians’ interest in Freud.

Audio CDs: 3

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