Meetings 2018-03-21T14:03:37+00:00

Submit this form following the Meeting

VPsaS Summary Evaluation Form

Submit this form 6 – 9 weeks after the Meeting

VPsaS Evaluation Form

April 2018

Dates:  Friday April 27, 2018 and Saturday April 28, 2018 

CEU and CME Credits:  2.0 credits on Friday and 3.0 credits on Saturday

Place: Presentation will be at the Ford’s Colony Country Club, 240 Ford’s Colony Drive, Williamsburg, VA (757-258- 4100).

Hotel-Marriott’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony (across the street from presentation).
Reservation Telephone Number: 1-800- 845-5279.
Hotel Telephone Number: 1-757- 258-1120
For directions/GPS purposes the address is-240 Ford’s Colony Drive, Williamsburg,VA 23188.
This is DIFFERENT than the actual Marriott address (101 St. Andrew’s Drive,Williamsburg, VA 23188).

Friday April 27, 2018
6:00 pm Cocktails
6:30 pm Dinner

7:30-9:30 pm Presentation-The Misuse and Illegality of the Reid Method of Police Interrogation-Dr. Shopper, as a child psychoanalyst, has been involved with and written about multiple forensic cases, including the Little Rascals Day Care case.  He will specifically discuss false positive error rates in the Reid Method of police interrogation.

Dr. Shopper is certified in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychoanalysis.  His credentials include positions as a Clinical Professor of Child Psychiatry at St. Louis University School of Medicine and teaching psychoanalytic candidates at St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and Washington Square Psychotherapy Institute. He has published numerous articles in psychoanalytic journals, as well as forensic/psychiatric journals. He has also served as an expert witness in multiple trials.

The following are objectives for this presentation:

-To better understand the law regarding Miranda rights;

-To understand the process of eliciting a confession from an innocent person only to have them renounce it the next day;

-To demonstrate the application of psychiatric and psychoanalytic knowledge to pressing public issues; and

-To demonstrate the value of analytic knowledge in understanding the strengths and weakness of our legal system.

Saturday April 28, 2018:

8:15 am Breakfast

9:00 am-12 pm Presentation- “The Psychoanalytic Importance of Sports in Latency Age Children”.

The following are the objectives of this presentation:

-Because playing sports is an activity placing physical skills over mental ones, it has received little analytic attention.  He will address this oversight;

-To demonstrate that children’s emotional problems manifest themselves not only at home and school, but on the playing field, as well;

-To stress the importance of training for coaches and the need for “appropriate” parental support; and

-Since sports is often a valued (although often conflictual) part of both a parent’s and a child’s day, it merits analytic attention.

12:30 pm Board Meeting and lunch


VPsaS Members

-Friday Night (2 CE’s) with dinner-$100.00, if paid by Monday April 23, 2018 (12:00 PM); $110.00 if paid after that date.

Friday Night (2 CE’s) without dinner-$50.00, if paid by Monday April 23, 2018 (12:00 PM); $60.00 if paid after that date.

-Saturday (3 CE’s) with breakfast-$110.00, if paid by Monday April 23, 2018 (12:00 PM); $115.00 if paid after that date.

-Saturday (3 CE’s) without breakfast-$80.00, if paid by Monday April 23, 2018 (12:00 PM); $90.00 if paid after that date.


Friday Night (2 CE’s) with dinner-$115.00, if paid by Monday April 23, 2018 (12:00 PM); $125.00 if paid after that date.

-Friday Night (2 CE’s) without dinner-$60.00, if paid by Monday April 23, 2018 (12:00 PM); $70.00 if paid after that date.

Saturday (3 CE’s) with breakfast- $125.00, if paid by Monday April 23, 2018 (12:00 PM); $135.00 if paid after that date.

-Saturday (3 CE’s) without breakfast-$95.00, if paid Monday April 23, 2018 (12:00 PM); $105.00 if paid after that;


Friday Night with dinner-$25.00, if paid by Monday April 23, 2018 (12:00 PM); $30.00 if paid after that date.

-Friday Night without dinner-Free.

-Saturday with breakfast-$15.00, if paid by Monday April 17, 2017 (12:00 PM); $25.00 if paid after that date.

Saturday without breakfast-free

Some Scholarships available for trainees.

Please contact Keyhill Sheorn, M.D. (Treasurer, VPsaS) at

Send Checks/RSVP to

Keyhill Sheorn, MD

1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160

Richmond, VA  23225


Continuing Education

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 the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society. 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 5.0 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 this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. For further information, contact Eli Zaller, M.D. at  or 804-288- 3251.  

 Up to 5.0 CEU’s are available for Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Licensed Professional Counselors in accordance with the applicable requirements of the Virginia Board of Psychology.  There is no extra fee beyond the cost of the meeting.  Eligibility for credit is contingent upon the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society’s receipt of the forms verifying attendance, as signed and validated by the monitor at the meeting.  For further information, contact Margaret Duvall, Ph.D. at or 804-340-5290.  

Up to 5.0 CEU’s are available for MSW’s pending approval by NASW VIRGINIA. The application costs are included in your registration fee.  MSW CEU requests will be sent to NASW VIRGINIA by the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society. For further information, contact Susan Stones, LCSW or 757-622-9852×15.