VPsaS Analyst member, Jerome Blackman, MD, became president of the American College of Psychoanalysts (americancollegeofpsychoanalysts.org) at ACOPSA’s joint meeting with Associatoin International Interactions Psychanalytique (a2ip.org) and l’Universite de Paris – Diderot, Centre pour Recherche Psychanalyse, Medecine, et Societe on May 23 and 24, 2014, in Paris, France. As one of his first duties, Dr. Blackman presented the Henry P. and Page Laughlin Awards. The winners included VPsas members, Vamik Volkan, MD, and Harold Blum, MD. Also pictured are Gilbert Kliman, MD (San Francisco) and Henri Parens, MD (Philadelphia).
Dr. Sheorn begins her presidential term. Dr. Salman Akhtar lectures on “Generosity”. Dr. Camp presents clinical material
Dr. Salman Akhtar, invited speaker, gave the Vamik Volkan MD lecture Friday night on “Generosity.” He spoke about normal and pathological states, the dynamic etioloty, and treatment approaches.
Jerome Blackman, MD, the outgoing President, passed the gavel to Keyhill Sheorn, MD the new president.
On Saturday, Norman Camp, MD presented clinical material which Dr. Akhtar discussed. This was followed by a spirited discussion of formulations and technique. Dr. Blackman then presented both Drs Akhtar and Camp the coveted Virginia Psychoanalytic Society mug.
Following the presentation on Saturday, there was quite a bit of informal discussion with Drs. Akhtar and Camp, and Janet Schiff presented Dr. Blackman with his plaque for a successful presidency over the past two years.
Finally, the remaining board members congregated for some final pictures.
On June 4, The Psychiatry Department at Naval Medical Center – Portsmouth held its yearly resident graduation. This year, the graduating class gave Jennifer Rodriquez, MD, the 22nd Jerome S Blackman MD Teacher of the Year Award to honor her outstanding contributions to resident education at Naval Medical Center – Portsmouth. Here is a photo of Dr. Blackman congratulating Dr. Rodriguez at the graduation ceremonies:
Dr. Cornelia Lischewski (Washington, DC) receives the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society Mug and Honorary Membership in the Society from Dr Jerome Blackman, President, after presenting a paper on Skype dynamic psychotherapy and the frame of treatment.