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October 2018

Date:  Saturday October 13, 2018
CEU and CME Credits:  3.0 credits
Place and Time:Ford’s Colony Country Club, 240 Ford’s Colony Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188 (757-258-4120)

Time:
9:00 am Continental Breakfast
10am – 1:00 pm Presentation

Cost:  $100.00 for VPsaS Members and $120.00 for Non-Members, including breakfast, if paid by Tuesday October 9, 2018 (12:00 PM);
-$110.00 for VPSAS Members and $130.00 for Non-Members, if paid after that date;
-Students and Residents will not be charged;
-Auditing (no CE credits) without breakfast (no cost).
Send Checks/RSVP to
Kathleen Dring, JD, PsyD
President, VPsaS
101 North Lynnhaven Road
Suite 301
Virginia Beach, VA  23452
757-318-7668

kathydring@gmail.com

PRESENTATION
Embedded and Couched:
The function and meaning of recumbent speech
by Nathan Kravis, M.D.
The use of the couch in psychoanalysis is unstudied and under-theorized. Yet the couch is iconic, a universally recognized symbol of psychoanalysis. The couch’s iconic status has outstripped its theoretical underpinning, though not necessarily its practical utility. The couch has become the emblem of a cultural narrative of self-knowledge. As this richly illustrated presentation demonstrates, an inquiry into the origins of the use of the couch in psychoanalysis reveals links between recumbence and evolving notions of leisure, pleasure, comfort, privacy, and interiority. The complicated and changing social meanings of recumbent posture are examined with special attention to traditions of recumbence in the healing arts. The meaning and function of recumbent speech cannot be understood outside of its social history.
Learning objectives:

  • Participants will be able to recognize the wide range of cultural meanings and social significance associated with recumbent speech and relate these to the use of the couch in psychoanalysis.
  • Participants will be able to relate the use of the couch in psychoanalysis to other healing traditions employing recumbent posture.
  • Participants will be able to critically assess analysts’ attitudes toward the use of the couch in psychoanalysis.

References:
Kravis N: On the Couch: A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud. MIT Press, 2017
Kravis N: The Googled and Googling analyst. J Amer Psychoanal Assn
2017; 65 (5): 799-818
Kravis N: The analyst’s hatred of analysis. Psychoanal Quarterly 2013; 82(1): 89-114

Nathan Kravis, M.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Weil Cornell Medical College, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.  Dr. Kravis has lectured and taught widely. He is the author of more than a dozen publications, mostly on topics in the history of psychoanalysis and psychiatry. He is the recipient of two awards for teaching (Payne Whitney Clinic, 2001; Klar Award, Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, 2005), and one for writing (Beller Award, Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, 1992).  He has been in private practice in Manhattan since 1987.

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

COST

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.

Non-Members/Clinicians

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;

Students/Residents

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 sheorn@aol.com

Send Checks/RSVP to

Keyhill Sheorn, MD

1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160

Richmond, VA  23225

804.323.0003

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 ejzdewe@aol.com  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 mlduvall@mrn.com 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 shstones413@gmail.com or 757-622-9852×15.

Friday March 16, 2018

Place:  Westwood Country Club, 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA 23226

Time:   5:00-6:00 pm Cocktails

6:00-7:00 pm Dinner

7:00-: 9:00 pm Presentation

Cost:

$49.00, with dinner, if paid by Tuesday March 13, 2018 (12:00 PM);

-$59.00, with dinner if paid after that date

-$20.00 if paid by Tuesday March 13, 2018 (12:00 PM) and requesting CE credits without dinner, $25.00 if paid after that.

-Auditing (no CE credits) without dinner (no cost).

Some Scholarships available for trainees.  Please contact Keyhill Sheorn, MD  sheorn@aol.com (Treasurer, VPsaS)

Send Checks/RSVP:

Keyhill Sheorn, MD

1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160

Richmond, VA  23225 804.323.0003

sheorn@aol.com

SUMMARY: This will be an overview of Navy medicine/psychiatry at sea.  Dr. Van Slyke will discuss the concept of a fleet surgical team psychiatric model.  He will speak specifically about dynamically oriented treatments.  He will also discuss several cases he treated while deployed at sea.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Review elements of Navy Operational Psychiatry including overview of Navy/Marine Corps organization at sea
  • Review common diagnoses and psychiatric treatment interventions used in the operational setting
  • Discuss utilization of psychodynamic psychotherapy treatment principles in the forward deployed setting
  • Discuss the impact of a forward deployed navy psychiatrist at sea
  • Discuss 3-4 specific cases in which brief and longer term psychodynamic psychotherapy was used during a seven-month deployment at sea

REFERENCES:

  1. Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice by Glen O. Gabbard, American Psychiatric Publishing; 5th edition, 2014
  2. Long-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text (Core Competencies in Psychotherapy) by Glen O Gabbard, American Psychiatric Publishing; 2nd Revised edition, 2010

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry by Robert E. Hales, Stuart C. Yudofsky, Laura Weiss, American Psychiatric Publishing; 6th edition, 2014

Friday February 23, 2018

Westwood Country Club, 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA 23226
5:00-6:00 pm Cocktails
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-:9:00 pm Presentation

Cost:
-$49.00, with dinner, if paid by Tuesday February 20, 2018 (12:00 PM);
-$59.00, with dinner if paid after that date
-$20.00 if paid by Tuesday February 20, 2018 (12:00 PM) and requesting CE credits
without -dinner, $25.00 if paid after that.
-Auditing (no CE credits) without dinner (no cost).
Some Scholarships available for trainees. Please contact Keyhill Sheorn, MD sheorn@aol.com (Treasurer, VPsaS)
Send Checks/RSVP:  
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225
804.323.0003
sheorn@aol.com

SUMMARY:

A Gathering On Countertransference
Countertransference is a term coined by Sigmund Freud in 1910 to describe the
feelings generated in the analyst “as a result of the patient’s influence on his
unconscious.” The concept evolved from an early view that countertransference
was a hindrance to treatment, and could be avoided if the analyst was well
analyzed, to the almost opposite view introduced by the Kleinians that
countertransference was the patient’s creation.

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society Presents:

Jerome S. Blackman, MD
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
Andy Thomson, MD
“A Gathering on Countertransference”

The prefix “counter” is used in two different ways in the English language. One
meaning is to parallel, “the counterpart,” and another meaning is to oppose, “to
counter attack.” Those meanings may shed light on the long struggle to define
countertransference phenomena.
Along the trail of conceptualizations was an expansion of the view that
countertransferences were more than the unwanted and undue reactions of the
analyst to the patient derived from the analyst’s past and unresolved conflicts.
Countertransference was defined to embrace all the feelings experienced by the
analyst in the session. These could be indirect countertransferences to important
people in the patient’s life along with the direct countertransferences induced by
the patient.
To refine the conceptualization further, countertransferences were divided
into concordant and complementary countertransferences. Concordant
countertransferences comprise the analyst’s empathic resonance with the patient’s
felt conflicts, especially if the analyst had similar conflicts. Complementary
countertransferences occur when the analyst unconsciously identifies with an
unfelt and projected part of the patient’s psychic structure. This leads the analyst’s
emotional experience to be opposed to that of the patient’s.

The recent evolution of the relational and intersubjective perspectives shifted the
pendulum to a middle ground. In those perspectives the transference and the
countertransference are conceptualized as co-created phenomena by patient and
therapist.

(Akhtar, S., Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, London: Karnac, 2009)
The goal of our Gathering on Countertransference is to engage the audience in a
full exploration of the concept of countertransference and how to utilize it in the
clinical situation.

We want to address some of the following questions and the questions generated
by the audience’s discussion:
1.    How should a therapist in 2018 conceptualize countertransference? What
is it? How does one understand and utilize it?
2.    Is it an inevitable and useful part of treatment?
3.    Are countertransference enactments inevitable, and how should they be
handled?
4.    The original dream specimen in psychoanalysis was Freud’s famous Irma
dream, what we would now call a countertransference dream. How does one
deal with such dreams?
5.    How do countertransferences influence diagnosis and misdiagnosis?
6.    How do countertransferences impact the decision of whether or not to
prescribe medication?
7.    Does one ever discuss with the patient the therapist’s
countertransference? If so, how and when?
8.    How does one recognize and deal with hate in the countertransference?
9.    To link #3, #4 #7, and #8, what about Winnicott’s notion that a treatment
as incomplete if, even towards the end, it is not possible to tell the patient
that the analyst did, unbeknownst to the patient and while the patient was ill,
experience hatred.  And, that until this interpretation is made, the patient is
kept in the position of an infant, one who cannot understand what is owed to
the mother.

Bring your conceptualization of countertransference, your clinical examples of
countertransferences, and your countertransference to this announcement!

References:
Blackman, J.S. (2003). Dynamic Supervision Concerning A Patient’s Request for
Medication. Psychoanal. Q., 72(2):469-475
Buie, D.H. (1981). Empathy: Its Nature and Limitations. J. Amer. Psychoanal.
Assn., 29:281-307
Jacobs, T.J. (2001). On Misreading and Misleading Patients. Int. J. Psycho-Anal.,
82(4):653-669
Marcus, I.M. (1980). Countertransference and the Psychoanalytic Process in
Children and Adolescents. Psychoanal. St. Child, 35:285-298

Mitchell, S.A. (2001). No Search or Getting Down to Business?. Psychoanal. Q.,
70(1):183-199
Paniagua, C. (1997). Negative Acting In. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 45:1209-
1223
Renik, O. (1999). Playing One’s Cards Face up in Analysis. Psychoanal. Q.,
68(4):521-539

Friday November 17, 2017

This meeting will be at the Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA
Cocktails from 5:00-6:00 PM
Dinner from 6:00-7:00 PM
Presentation from 7:00-8:30 PM
Q&A from 8:30-9:00 PM.

Title:   Arrogance in Male Philanderers

Presenter:  Jerome S. Blackman, MD will present a talk based on a chapter he recently wrote for a book edited by Saman Akhtar, MD.

Cost:
$49.00 with dinner if paid by November 13, 2017 (12:00 PM)
$58.00 with dinner if paid after November 13, 2017 (12:00 PM)
$20.00 without dinner, if paid by November 13, 2017 (12:00) PM, $25.00 if paid after that
No cost if auditing

Further Information:  -David Epstein, PsyD, Secretary VPsaS: DEPSTEIN@msn.com or davidepstein28@gmail.com

Kathleen Dring, JD, PsyD, President, VPsaS:  drkdring@gmail.com

October 7, 2017

Westwood Club, Richmond Virginia

Breakfast 9-10 am, Presentation: 10am-1:00 pm.

Title:   Refugee Crises, the Other, Terrorist Organizations and Border Psychology

Presenter:  Vamik Volkan, MD.  Dr. Volkan is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, and Emeritus Training and Supervising Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.  He is a former President of the Turkish-American Neuropsychiatric Psychoanalytic Society, the International Society of Political Psychology, the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society and the American College of Psychoanalysts and the Emeritus President of the International Dialogue Initiative.

He was a member of the International Negotiation Network under the directorship of the former President Jimmy Carter (1989-2000); a member of the Working Group on Terror and Terrorism, International Psychoanalytic Association; a Temporary Consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Albania and Macedonia, an Inaugural Yitzhak Rabin Fellow, Rabin Center for Israeli Studies, Tel Aviv, Israel and a Fulbright/Sigmund Freud-Privatstiftung Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis in Vienna, Austria. He is a recipient of Nevitt Sanford, Elise Hayman, Bryce Boyer, Hans Strupp, and Sigmund Freud (given by the city of Vienna) and Mary Sigourney (2015) awards and Margaret Mahler Literature Prize. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for five times; letters of support were sent from 27 countries. Dr. Volkan holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from Kuopio University (now called the University of Eastern Finland), Finland, from Ankara University, Turkey, and the Eastern European Psychoanalytic Institute, Russia.

He is the author, coauthor, editor or coeditor of over fifty psychoanalytic and psychopolitical books.   He has written hundreds of published papers and book chapters.  He has served on the editorial boards of sixteen national or international professional journals.

Description of Presentation:  In his letter to Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud (1932) expressed pessimism about human nature and the role of psychoanalysis in preventing wars or war-like situations. Freud left a legacy that discouraged his followers from pursuing world affairs in their daily clinical practices. After September 11 2001, like other mental health workers, psychoanalysts began to pay serious attention to external events.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2016 there were 65 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people around the world. In 2016 alone there were 1274 extreme Islamic terrorist attacks in 50 countries killing nearly 12,000 persons, injuring a higher number of individuals and terrorizing societies, at least making them anxious. In 2017 there has been no positive change in such world events. This presentation examines what psychoanalysts can offer in understanding world affairs above and beyond explanations given daily by the news media?

Further Information:  -David Epstein, PsyD, Secretary VPsaS: DEPSTEIN@msn.com or davidepstein28@gmail.com

Kathleen Dring, JD, PsyD, President, VPsaS:  drkdring@gmail.com

Friday September 15, 2017

The meeting will be at the Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA.
This presentations qualifies for 2 CE and 2 CME Credits.
Cocktails from 5:00-6:00 PM
Dinner from 6:00-7:00 PM
Presentation from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Title:   Psychoanalytic Treatment of Patients with Psychosomatic Symptoms:  Psychosomatic Elements of Compulsive Overeating and Neuroscientific Applications in Psychoanalysis of Psychosomatic Disorders.

Presenter:  Susan Stones, LCSWFIPA and W. Scott Griffies, MD, FAPA

Cost:
$49.00 with dinner if paid by September 12, 2017 (12:00 PM)
$58.00 if paid after September 12, 2017 (12:00 PM)
$20.00, without dinner, if paid by September 12, 2017 and requesting CE Credits, $25.00 if paid after September 12, 2017 (12:00 PM).
No cost if only auditing

Further Information:  -David Epstein, PsyD, Secretary VPsaS: DEPSTEIN@msn.com or davidepstein28@gmail.com

Kathleen Dring, JD, PsyD, President, VPsaS:  drkdring@gmail.com

Friday April 21, 2017                                Saturday April 22, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn                                             Farmington Country Club
1793 Richmond Road                                        1625 Country Club Circle
Charlottesville, VA  22911                                Charlottesville, VA  22901
Telephone:  434.979.4442                               Telephone 434.296.5661
6:00 PM Cocktails                                             8:15 am Breakfast
6:30 Dinner                                                        9:00 am-12 pm Presentation
7:30-9:30 Presentation
Friday night is open to the public.(2 CEs).  Saturday is a Clinical presentation and only open to clinicians and students (3 CEs).
 
Please RSVP to Keyhill Sheorn, MD at 1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160, Richmond, VA  23225
Telephone:  804.323.003.  Email-sheorn@aol.com

Vamik Volkan, MD Lecture of VPsaS will present
The Last Witnesses-Learning about Life and Death from Elderly Holocaust Survivors

PRESENTER:

Ira Brenner, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College
Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic center of Philadelphia.

Please contact Keyhill Sheorn, M.D. (Treasurer, VPsaS) at sheorn@aol.com

Saturday February 11th, 2017

From Combat to the Workplace

For more information please contact the conference chairpersons,  Susan Stones, LCSW, FIPA, email:  shstones413@gmail.com
or Janet Schiff, LCSW, FIPA , email:  jnschiff@yahoo.com

PRESENTER:

Norman ‘Mike’ Camp, MD, FACPsa
Colonel, Medical Corps, US Army (Ret)
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University

Title:

“New Material from the Vietnam War Indicates the Civilian PTSD Construct Alone Is Misleading When Explaining Psychiatric Casualties In the Theater and Psychosocial Debilitation In Veterans”
Objectives:
Participants will:

  • Understand how the analysis of published and unpublished material from Vietnam explodes the myth that the combat there was singularly responsible for the high reported rates for PTSD.
  • Become sensitized regarding the potential for powerful surrounding social and political features to undermine performance in the theater as well as veteran stateside reintegration.

References:

  • Camp NM (2015) US Army Psychiatry in the Vietnam War: New Challenges in Extended Counterinsurgency Warfare (Chapter 6). Ft. Sam Houston Texas: Department of the Army, Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute [The book can be downloaded for free (in chapters as .pdf files) at the Borden Institute website (bit.ly/vietnampsych)]
  • Kulka RA, Schlenger WE, Fairbank JA, et al. (1990) Trauma and the Vietnam War Generation: Report of Findings From the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel.
  • Dohrenwend BP, Turner JB, Turse NA, et al. (2007) Continuing Controversy Over the Psychological Risks of Vietnam for U.S. Veterans. J of Traumatic Stress, 20 (4), 449-465.

PRESENTER:

Jerome S Blackman, MD
– Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, EVMS
-Distinguished Life Fellow, Am Psychiatric Association
-Fellow, Int’l Psychoanalytic Association
-Supervising & Training Analyst, Freudian Society- Washington, D.C.

Title:

“Differential Diagnosis of PTSD Using Psychoanalytic Concepts”

Objectives:

1- Explicate varying etiologies that present with the same or similar symptoms as  PTSD
2-Demonstrate requisite findings to diagnose traumatic and post traumatic dreams
3-Illustrate the usual types of findings in the past history that predispose to PTSD

References:

Lansky, M. (1995).  Posttraumatic Nightmares. NY:  Routledge. 
Lansky, M. R. (2000). Shame dynamics in the psychotherapy of the patient with PTSD: A viewpoint. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis  28: 133-146
Renik, O. (1981). Typical examination dreams, “superego dreams,” and traumatic dreams. Psychoanalytic Quarterly  50: 159-189
(2016)  Sexual Aggression against Children:  Pedophiles’ and Abusers’ Development,
Dynamics,Treatability, and the Law.  With Dr. Kathleen Dring, co-author.  New York: Routledge.

PRESENTER:

Benjamin A. Carey MD
CAPT MC USN (retired)

Title:

“Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Work Place”

Objectives:

  1. Brief review of the history of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the military
  2. Description of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by industrial injuries
  3. Treatment recommendations for industrial related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

References:

American College of Occupational Medicine Guidelines to the Treatment of Industrial Injuries
American Psychiatric Association and the Veterans Administration recommendations for the the use of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as an adjunct treatment for PTSD

PRESENTER:

Aileen Kim, MD
Title: Trauma and Disordered Eating in Military Men and Women

Objectives:

a.) Identify eating disorder risk factors that are unique to military life.
b.) Describe ways that disordered eating behavior can be used as a defense in people who have experienced military related trauma.

References:

A case of post-traumatic stress disorder presenting with anorexia nervosa restrictive type.
Nieves JEPace AAStack KMCohen MI.
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2014 Jul-Aug;36(4):406-10. doi: 10.1016/Journal of genhosppsych, 2014.03.013. Epub 2014 Apr 1.
Eating disorder Symptoms and Co-morbid Psychopathology Among Male and Female Veterans.
Litwack SDMitchell KSSloan DMReardon AFMiller MW4\.

Place:

Wyndham Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA
5700 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-7025

Friday November 18, 2016

Jerome S. Blackman, MD

Title: “Why Women Have Affairs”

Objectives:

  • Clarify reactive affairs vs. affairs due to the woman’s psychopathology
  • Describe and demonstrate 10 types of character pathology that are common
  • Elucidate 4 other areas of more serious psychopathology that are etiological
  • Indicate issues of treatability for each character type

References:

  • Marcus, I. (2004). Why Men have Affairs: Understanding the Hidden Motives of Infidelity. Bon Temps Press.
  • Goldberger, M. (1988). The two-man phenomenon. Psychoanalytic Quarterly 57: 229-233
  • Blackman, J. (2013). Countertransference to Unfaithful People. In: The Therapist’s Answer Book: Solutions to 101 Tricky Problems in Psychotherapy, Problem 67. New York: Routledge, pp. 242-244.

Place:

Westwood Country Club
6200 West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time:

  • 5:45 – 6:45 pm Cocktails
  • 6:45 – 7:45 pm Dinner
  • 7:45 – 9:45 pm Presentation

Friday November 20, 2015

Dennis Petrocelli, MD

Title: Psychoanalytic therapy of the impossible patient

Objectives:

  • To understand the latest developments in brain research related to substance use disorders and how these developments inform clinical realities of cravings, relapse, and psychotherapeutic technique.
  • To understand how social and legal realities influence clinical experiences of shame, guilt, and transference and countertransference phenomena and how to approach these psychotherapeutically.
  • To replace the notion that persons with these disorders cannot be treated with psychotherapy with the knowledge of psychotherapeutic techniques that are an essential component of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Recommended Readings:

Articles:

  • The 10 most important things known about addiction. Addiction 105:6-13
  • Heroin Addiction – A Metabolic Disease. Dole & Nyswander. Arch Intern Med 120 Jul 1967.
  • Abnormal Resting-State Functional Connectivity of the Nucleus Accumbens in Multi-year Abstinent Heroin Addicts. Journal of Neuroscience Research 93:1693-1702 (2015)
  • Medication-Assisted Therapies – Tackling the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic. This article was published on April 23, 2014, at NEJM.org
  • Vietnam veterans’ rapid recovery from heroin addiction: a fluke or normal expectation? Addiction 88:1041-1054
  • Sociopathy as a Human Process. Arch Gen Psych Vol 32 1975
  • Exploring compatibilities between acceptance and commitment therapy and 12-step treatment for substance abuse. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
    Volume 18, Number 4, Winter 2000

Books:

  • Get Your Loved One Sober. Robert J Meyers, Ph.D., Brenda L. Wolfe, Ph.D.
  • In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts. Gabor Maté, MD
  • The Heart of Addiction, The Sober Truth, & Breaking Addiction. Lance Dodes, MD
  • Relapse Prevention. G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D.
  • Beyond Addition. Jeffery Foote, Ph.D., Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D.
  • Rational Steps to Quitting Alcohol. Albert Ellis, Ph.D.
  • Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive, & Behavioral Techniques. F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D.
  • Hungers and Compulsions: The Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders and Addictions. Jean Petrucelli & Catherine Stuart.
  • Catch Them Before They Fall. Christopher Bollas
  • Neurosis and Human Growth. Karen Horney, M.D.

Books & Movies:

  • A Scanner Darkly. Philip K. Dick. 1997 & A Scanner Darkly. Warner Independent Pictures. 2006
  • The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America’s First Prison for Drug Addicts, & Video documentary available at: https://vimeo.com/91392115

Music:

  • The Bridge. Sonny Rollins. RCA 1962

Place:

Westwood Country Club
6200 West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time:

  • 6:00-7:00 pm Cocktails
  • 7:00-8:00 pm Dinner (Please contact Dr. Rheuban for dietary restrictions)
  • 8:00-10:00 pm Presentation

2 CME, CEU credits available. For information, please click here.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Glenn Gabbard, MD

Title: Psychoanalytic therapy of the impossible patient

Objectives:

  • 1. To gain knowledge about strategies to treat a patient who is largely silent in psychotherapy;
  • 2. To aquire techniques to constructively confront the patient who sexualizes psychotherapy;
  • 3. To learn approaches for managing the psychotherapy patient who controls the therapy.

Recommended Readings:

  • 1. Gabbard, G. (2014). Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice: 5th Edition.
  • 2. Gabbard, G. (2010). Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text, 2nd Edition

Place: Kingsmill Resort
1010 Kingsmill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 253-1703

Time:

  • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm “The patient who does not want to talk” and “The patient who sexualizes the therapy”
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch provided by Kingsmill (Please contact Dr. Rheuban for dietary restrictions)
  • 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm “The patient who controls therapy” (focused on the obsessive-compulsive and the narcissistic patient)
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Discussion led by Dr. Jerome S. Blackman

6 CME, CEU credits available. For information, please click here.

Friday November 21, 2014

Dennis Petrocelli, MD

Title: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: The
Operationalization of Psychoanalytic
Concepts.
Summary of presentation: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is the pioneering form
of cognitive behavior therapy initially developed by Albert Ellis, PhD in the late 1950’s and
early 1960’s. Ellis was analyzed and latter trained in psychoanalysis by a follower of Karen
Horney, MD, and for several years prior to his development of REBT he practiced
psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. One approach to understanding the theory of
REBT is to compare and contrast it’s tenets to that of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic
psychotherapy. This presentation will develop areas of common ground between the writings of
Albert Ellis and those of Freud, Christopher Bollas, & Lance Dodes, and provide examples of its
practical application to the psychotherapeutic treatment of persons with substance use disorders.

Objectives:

  • 1. Understand the essential elements of the REBT theory of emotional functioning;
  • 2. Appreciate REBT theory as operationalizing several psychoanalytic ideas in a form that
    guides active-directive psychotherapy;
  • 3. Learn how REBT theory and practice can be applied to the otherwise difficult-to-address
    emotional dysfunctions of persons with substance use disorders.

Recommended Readings:

  • 1. Studies on Hysteria, Freud & Breurer
  • 2. Neurosis and Human Growth. Karen Horney, MD
  • 3. Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy, Albert Ellis, Ph.D.
  • 4. Catch Them Before They Fall, Christopher Bollas, Ph.D.
  • 5. The Heart of Addiction, Lance Dodes, MD

Place: Westwood Club
West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 9:30 pm Presentation

2 CME, CEU credits available. For information, please click here.

Friday September 19, 2014

J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., M.D.

Title: A Room So Quiet and Empty It Hurts: Reassessing Suicide Risk Assessment.
Summary of presentation: Too many guidelines are far too cumbersome for the unexpected, chaotic or difficult environments where mental health professionals must conduct suicide risk assessments. Psychoanalytic ideas on suicide will be discussed. A simple algorithm will be presented that can be effectively utilized with the confidence that it is based on solid empirical research.

Objectives:

  • 1. Review current data on suicide.
  • 2. Review theories of suicide with an emphasis on the interpersonal theory of suicide (Joiner, et al.).
  • 3. Present a simple algorithm for suicide assessment.

Place: Westwood Club
West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm cocktails
7:00 – 8:00 pm dinner
8:00 – 9:30 pm presentation

CME, CEU credits available

Friday, April 11 – Saturday, April 12, 2014

VPsaS 40th Annual Meeting:

Salman Akhtar, MD

Author of Broken Structures (1992), Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

Title:Normal and Pathological Generosity: Developmental, Cultural, and Clinical Aspects
Place: Hilton Garden Inn
1793 Richmond Road
Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 979-4442

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: For reservations, contact the Hilton Garden Inn at (434)979-4442 and request group code “VPS”.

CME, CEU credits available

Friday, April 11, 2014

Time:
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktails in the Jefferson
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Dinner in the Jefferson Conference Room
7:45 pm – 9:45 pmDr Akhtar presents the 11th Vamik Volkan, MD Lectureship.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time:
8:15 am – 9:00 am Sign-in and Continental breakfast buffet in the Jefferson Conference Room
9:00 am – 12:30 pm Dr. Mike Camp will present case material
and Dr. Akhtar will be the discussant. For reasons of confidentiality, attendance will be limited to individuals licensed in clinical fields or trainees in clinical fields
12:30 pm Business Meeting with luncheon in the Thomas Jefferson Board Room

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Andy Van Slyke, DO, FAPA
CDR MC USN

Title: Overview of Countertransference Theory and Current Clinical Applications

Place: Westwood Club
West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time: 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktails 7:00 pm -8:00 Dinner 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Presentation 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm Q & A

2 CME, CEU credits available

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Paula Ellman, Ph.D. and Harriett Basseches, Ph.D.

Title: Battling the Life and Death Forces
of Sadomasochism: Clinical Perspectives

Place: Westwood Club
West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time: 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktails 7:00 pm -8:00 Dinner 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Presentation

2 CME, CEU credits available

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Alan Bass, PhD, FIPA

Title: On the Concept of Concreteness in Psychoanalysis

Place: Westwood Club
West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time: 6:15 pm cocktails; 7:00 dinner 8:00 presentation.

2 CME, CEU credits available

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Title: Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey through War and Peace

Place: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
50 Kingsmill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 220-2500

Time: 9 am – 10 am Continental Breakfast
10 am – 12 pm Enemies on the Couch: A Psychopolitical Journey through War and Peace
12 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Discussion with Dr. Volkan

2 CME, CEU credits available

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Jerome S. Blackman, MD, DFAPA and Kathleen Dring, JD, PsyD

Title: Psychoanalytic Views on Child Sexual Predators (Pedophiles):
Differential Diagnosis; Treatability; Legal Issues

Place: Westwood Club
West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time: 6:15 pm cocktails; 7:00 dinner 8:00 presentation.

2 CME, CEU credits available

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

William F. Greer Memorial Lecture
Vamik D. Volkan, MD, DLFAPA

Friday, April 19 – Saturday, April 20, 2013

The American College of Psychoanalysts and the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society present:

Irwin Marcus, MD and President Thomas Jefferson (Humanities Scholar Dr. Clay Jenkinson)

CME, CEU credits available

Friday, April 19, 2013

Irwin Marcus, MD

Co-author of Masturbation: from Infancy to Senescence (1975) and author of Why Men Have Affairs (2004), Emeritus Training and Supervising Adult and Child Analyst with the New Orleans (Birmingham) Psychoanalytic Institute, where he started the Child Analysis Program, and Emeritus Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at LSU Medical School in New Orleans.

Title: “Marriage, Loss, and Conflict”

Place:The Boar’s Head Inn
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-2181

Time: 5:45 pm cocktails; 6:45 dinner; 7:45 pm awards, 8:00 Dr Marcus presents the 10th Vamik Volkan, MD Lectureship.

2 CME, CEU credits available

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Irwin Marcus, MD and President Thomas Jefferson (Humanities Scholar Dr. Clay Jenkinson)

Title: Dr Marcus interviews President Thomas Jefferson psychoanalytically

Place: The Boar’s Head Inn
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-2181

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

2 CME, CEU credits available

President Thomas Jefferson (Humanities Scholar Dr. Clay Jenkinson)

Author of The Character of Merriwether Lewis (2010), Jenkinson received the Charles Frankel Prize from President George Bush in 1989. Jenkinson is the Scholar-in-residence at the Lewis & Clark College, the Director of the Dakota Institute, the Chief Consultant for the Theodore Roosevelt Center, and has worked with such names as Ken Burns in documentary films.

Title: Dr Jenkinson discusses Jefferson and Merriwether Lewis, and an exclusive tour of Monticello

Place: Monticello
931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 984-9800

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Depart for Monticello on shuttle bus
1:00pm-2:00pm lecture at the Monticello
2:30pm-5:45pm Guided tours of President Jefferson’s house, behind the scenes, and the garden
5:45pm shuttle bus departs

No CME, CEU credits available

Bruce Sklarew, MD

Co-author of Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor”: Multiple Takes and Co-founder of Projections: A Journal for Movies and Mind, Dr. Sklarew is an Associate Editor of the Journal for Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. Sklarew is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Howard Medical School and a member of the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis.

Title: Watch Persona (Bergman, 1966) and discuss with Dr Sklarew

Place: The Boar’s Head Inn
200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 296-2181

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

3 CME, CEU credits available

Friday, March 15, 2013

Phyllis Sloate, PhD

Training and Supervising Analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society, New York.

Title: Psychosomatic symptoms and the superego

Place: Westwood Club
West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time: 6:15 pm cocktails; 7:00 dinner 8:00 presentation.

2 CME, CEU credits available

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Cornelia Lischewski, Psy.D

Lecturer at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.

Title: Ethics in Psychoanalysis

Place: Westwood Club
West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time: 6:15 pm cocktails; 7:00 dinner 8:00 presentation.

2 CME, CEU credits available

Friday, January 25, 2013

Jerome Blackman, MD

International Lecturer (China, Italy, Germany), Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, EVMS, Training and Supervising Analyst, Washington Freudian Society. Author of 101 Defenses and Get the Diagnosis right, President-elect of the American College of Psychoanalysts.

Title: Tricky Problems in Psychotherapy (based on The Therapist’s Answer Book: Solutions to 101 Tricky Problems in Psychotherapy)

Place: Westwood Club
West Club Lane
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 288-6028

Time: 6:15 pm cocktails; 7:00 dinner 8:00 presentation.

2 CME, CEU credits available

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012

Harold Blum, MD

World-renowned psychoanalytic scholar, Professor of Psychiatry and Training Analyst at NYU, past Editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and current Executive Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. Editor of Female Psychology, Defense and Resistance, and many others.

Title: “Creative Transformation of Trauma”; with reference to Proust’s “Remembrance of Things Past”

Place: Kingsmill Resort
1010 Kingsmill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 253-1703

Time: 10 am – 3 pm with break for lunch

5 CME, CEU credits available