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Friday, November 20, 2020

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
“A Gathering on Teaching Psychodynamics”
Andy Thomson, MD, Andy Van Slyke, DO, FIPA, and Jerome S. Blackman, MD, FIPA

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM socializing
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom

Gratis unless you would like continuing education credits, in which case the fee
is $12.

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Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003

SUMMARY: “A Gathering on Teaching Psychodynamics”
We will address the following objectives and take questions generated by the audience. Then the
floor is open. Come join us!

1) Examine classical teaching techniques for teaching diagnosis and technique to trainees
2) Demonstrate innovative techniques for teaching dynamic theory and techniques to trainees
3) Distinguish between teaching these to psychiatry residents vs. other mental health

Binder, P. (2007). Between Tradition and Change: Teaching Psychoanalysis Within Psychology
and Psychiatry. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 16(1):49-52
Blackman, J.S. (2003). Dynamic Supervision Concerning A Patient’s Request for
Medication. Psychoanal. Q., 72(2):469-475
Blum, L. (2018). Teaching Freud, Teaching Psychoanalysis: From College Students to
Professionals.  American Imago, 75(2):307-317

Continuing Education – $12
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 2.0
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 2.0 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 2.0 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.

Dr. Thomson has taught at the University of Virginia medical school Department of
Psychiatry for many decades and has been a celebrated mentor for literally hundreds
of trainees in dynamic psychiatry. He is also a charter member of the Virginia
Psychoanalytic society and has been a frequent presenter on a variety of topics. The
idea of a “gathering” is primarily a tribute to his creative thoughts on teaching.

Dr. Van Slyke, captain in the United States Navy, is the only psychoanalyst at the
present time in the Navy. He is the sole psychiatric consultant to the submarine fleet,
and in the past has been director of psychiatry residency training and the chair of the
department of mental health at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.

Dr. Blackman is a professor of psychiatry at Eastern Virginia Medical School and
distinguished professor of mental health at Shanxi medical University in Taiyuan,
China. Also a supervising and training analyst at the Freudian Society in Washington
DC, he has taught trainees of different backgrounds for several decades.