April 29 and 30, 2022

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society presents
The Annual Vamik Volkan, M.D. Lecture

Friday evening, April 29, 2022 and Saturday morning, April 30, 2022
By Monica Carsky, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Personality Disorders Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Supervising and Training Analyst, Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey

FRIDAY: Treating Reality Problems In Narcissistic Patients
SATURDAY: Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP)
Zoom
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Bio:
Dr. Carsky completed a postdoctoral fellowship in long term, intensive psychotherapy at the New York Hospital-Westchester Division before receiving a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR). She is on the faculty at IPTAR and NYU and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Senior Fellow, Personality Disorders Institute, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In this role she has been a research therapist in studies of Transference Focused Psychotherapy, and serves on the International Society for Transference Focused Psychotherapy Ethics Committee. She is also a Supervising and Training Analyst, Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of New Jersey, and is Past President of the NJ Psychoanalytic Society (a Component Society of the American Psychoanalytic Association) and a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association. Her Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) teaching includes annual workshops at the American Psychological Association National Meeting, and national and international individual and group supervision.
FRIDAY
Via Zoom

Hatred of Reality in Patients with Pathological Narcissism
Time:
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Socializing
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Q & A
8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Socializing

Description:
While reality can be difficult for any of us to bear at time, individuals who suffer from pathological narcissism have more deep-seated problems with it. For example, they assume “the rules” don’t apply to them. In therapy they assume they can pay their bills whenever they wish, not when the therapist has asked them to, and if they arrive late, the therapist should give them extra time at the end, so they will have their full session. In overt or subtle ways, they feel entitled to have others admire and serve them; the failure of others, or indeed, of fate, to match their expectations can lead to shockingly intense rage.

Therapy for these patients inevitably requires a therapist to clarify these behaviors and interpret their position in the patient’s pathological psychic structure. In some sense, the psychotherapy of persons with pathological narcissism is a long, slow process of helping them to accept and tolerate reality. This includes the reality of the problems for which they need the therapist, the reality of an inner life they have ignored, the reality of the damage they may have done to themselves and their relationships. The reality of the therapist and therapeutic situation is the practice field for these developments. Therapists need a great deal of tolerance and understanding in the process of introducing reality to such patients.

This presentation relies on the object relations theory framework for diagnosis and treatment developed over the last 40 years by Otto Kernberg and colleagues at the Weill Cornell Personality Disorders Institute. It will include discussion of theory and clinical examples, focusing particularly on the therapist and therapeutic frame.

Objectives:
⦁ List the characteristics of patients with overt and covert narcissistic disorders

⦁ Describe Kernberg’s concept of the pathological grandiose self

⦁ Give an example of the role of the treatment agreement in the psychotherapy of individuals with pathological narcissism

⦁ Describe how to manage countertransference to a patient with pathological narcissism.

SATURDAY
via Zoom
Transference Focused Psychotherapy: Overview with Focus on the Frame

Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Description:
This workshop presents an introduction to Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP, Yeomans, Clarkin & Kernberg, 2015; Levy, Yeomans & Spina, 2022), an empirically supported, psychodynamic treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) that has also been found useful for other personality disorders. Participants will be introduced to the theory and techniques of TFP, with a summary of the overall strategies and tactics of the therapy. This will model how clinicians may apply TFP elements to the challenging interpersonal situations therapists face in different settings.

While based in the psychodynamic tradition, TFP has important modifications, making it of broad use to clinicians working with patients with significant personality pathology. Therapy for borderline and other personality disorders is often disrupted by patients dropping out or clinicians burning out, and TFP has been found to reduce symptoms, to improve aspects of personality functioning, and in particular, to improve awareness of emotions in the self and others (reflective functioning), in patients with borderline personality disorders (Clarkin, Levy, Lenzenweger & Kernberg, 2007; Doering, Hoerz, Rentrop, Fischer-Kern, Schuster, Beneke et al, 2010).

Whether functioning on a borderline level or not, patients with pathological narcissism present particular challenges. An additional focus of the workshop will be how the initial phases of TFP are handled to address these. The agreed-upon treatment frame provides a context for discussions of the patient’s conscious and unconscious assumptions about reality, including the reality of patient-therapist interactions.

Objectives:
⦁ Describe the TFP model of psychopathology including relevant theory and constructs

⦁ Describe assessment in TFP and how to give feedback to patients.

⦁ List typical elements of the treatment frame and how to discuss these with patients.

⦁ Describe the therapist attitude and stance, and how countertransference is understood and managed

FRIDAY, March 18, 2022

Tyranny and Liberty in Society and Individual – A psychoanalytic perspective
presented by Cristian D. Ciora, MD

ON ZOOM # 842 3603 8653 pw 526702
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM socializing
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM presentation
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Q & A
Gratis unless you would like continuing education credits (pending), in which case the fee is
$12.
Check to Dr. Sheorn or PayPal treasury@vpsas.org

ZOOM (NEW FOR THIS MEETING ONLY)
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About our speaker
Dr. Ciora lived in Romania until graduation from medical school. After his Psychiatric
Residency Program at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and a Consultation-Liaison
Fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, he pursued his interest in psychoanalysis at
then NYU Psychoanalytic Institute, now called Psychoanalytic Association of New York. His
discovery of writings on liberty and a growing interest in them came after and led to this current
presentation.

SUMMARY:
In this discussion, Dr. Ciora will describe parallels between the structure of an individual mind
and societal structures.
Starting from small pieces of fictional material (political jokes) he will analyze the presented
situation as representative of the functioning of both an individual mind and that of society at
large.

Objectives:
After this presentation the participants should be in a better position to:
Objective 1: Recognize similarities between aspects of organizations at different levels: mind, economic organization, political organization.
Objective 2: After examining the scenarios presented, the participants should see how psychoanalytic concepts and economic ones overlap and complement each other, helping different disciplines better identify the sources of dysfunction in complex systems.
Objective 3: The participants should become better equipped to evaluate whether a particular approach towards problem solving would lead towards prosperity and peaceful coexistence at a societal level, mental health at an individual level, or towards tyranny at societal level and
deprivation and despair at an individual level.

Friday, February 18, 2022

The Role of Psychoanalytic Principles in Criminal Profiling presented by
Dr. Alex L. Cava, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

ON ZOOM: 527-999-5540 (no password needed)
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM socializing
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM presentation
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Q & A

CME and CEU credit hours are pending
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About our speaker
Alex L. Cava is currently employed as a Federal Bureau of Investigation Special
Agent attached to the Norfolk Field Office. He is a licensed clinical psychologist.
Dr. Cava graduated from Marshall University’s APA-Accredited doctoral program in
clinical psychology in 2012 and graduated with a post-doctoral M.S. in Clinical
Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2016. He completed an
APA-accredited internship at Cornerstone Behavioral Health in Evanston, WY,
which focuses on intensive short-term and long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy
and received a year of post-doctoral supervision by a board certified psychoanalyst.
He is currently licensed in Virginia and previously licensed in Louisiana, Wyoming,
and Texas. From 2012 to 2016, he was in private practice in Virginia and then Texas.
In addition to private practice work, Alex worked for the Virginia Department of
Corrections where he conducted various psychological evaluations and treated violent
offenders in individual and group therapy.

SUMMARY:
This discussion will cover the major conceptual shifts in criminal or offender
“profiling” from early attempts to the modern era. Topics will include early attempts
at criminal profiling, the types and methods of criminal profiling, the classification of
various types of criminal offenders based upon their psychological traits, and current
controversies. Special emphasis will be placed on the psychoanalytic contributions to
offender profiling and the connections between psychoanalytic principles and the
origins of the modern discipline of criminal profiling within the law enforcement community.
*Case examples may include graphic details, which some may find disturbing.

Objectives:
Objective 1: Understand the law enforcement origins of modern criminal profiling.
Objective 2: Understand the types of crimes in which criminal profiling may be beneficial.
Objective 3: Understand the common types of profiling methods currently utilized in law enforcement.
Objective 4: Understand the distinctions and common psychological traits associated with pattern (serial) murderers, spree killers, mass murders, and serial arsonists.
Objective 5: Understand the research and utility of the “dark tetrad” in criminal profiling.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Affiliate Society of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Key questions to ask parents regarding developmental phases in evaluating children and
adolescents*
presented by
JEROME S BLACKMAN, MD, FIPA and KATHLEEN DRING, JD, PSYD
*Based on Blackman, J & Dring, K. (2022 in press). Psychodynamic Developmental History and
Evaluation of Children. New York: Routledge.

ON ZOOM: 527-999-5540 (no password needed)
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM socializing
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM presentation
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Q & A
Gratis unless you would like continuing education credits, in which case the fee is $12.
Check to Dr. Sheorn or PayPal treasury@vpsas.org

ZOOM
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Midlothian, VA 23112

About our speakers
Dr. Blackman is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the
American Board of Psychoanalysis, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the New York
Freudian Society. He is Professor at EVMS, Distinguished Professor at Shanxi Medical University
in Taiyuan China, and IPA Training & Supervising Analyst with the Washington, DC Freudian
Society.
He is the author of three books, co-author of another, and has written over 20 papers in English,
French, and Chinese. His work has been translated into several languages, including French,
Turkish, Romanian, Farsi, and Chinese.
He has been President of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society twice, and is Past President of the
American College of Psychoanalysts.
For 10 years, during child analytic training, he was a consultant to the State of Louisiana Child
Protection Centers, served as Vice President of the Board of Associated Catholic Charities for
Adolescent Homes in New Orleans, consulted to the Methodist Home for Abused Children, and was
a Board Member of the Jewish Children’s Regional Service on Adoptions.

Dr. Dring, Past President of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, is a licensed clinical psychologist
and a licensed attorney in Virginia.
She has specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents, and their families for most of her
career. She has also been a forensic evaluator and expert witness in family related and child abuse
matters for over 20 years and was co-author of Sexual Aggression against Children (NY:
Routledge, 2016).
Dr. Dring has received court-appointed and attorney referrals for co-parenting treatment and
parenting capacity evaluations. For years, she was a psychological consultant to Barry Robinson
Center and to the Norfolk Academy.
In addition, she has taught courses in China on Object Relations Theory for Lingyu International
Psychology Center in Toronto/Hangzhou and courses on both Child Development and Sexual
Abuse for Xin Meng in Shanghai.

SUMMARY: The presenters will describe the key elements that are necessary to make a quick
developmental assessment of children at different stages of development – designed for the busy
practitioner.
Objectives:
1) To review the major developmental phases from infancy to late adolescence
2) To demonstrate the parameters that may go awry at each developmental stage
3) To correlate information from parents about the child’s development with a 1-1 separate
evaluation of the child
4) To illustrate the high value of psychoanalytic concepts in assessment
5) To better prescribe the correct treatment for the child and the family

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
and The Virginia Psychoanalytic Society

(an Affiliate Society of the American Psychoanalytic Association)
Take pleasure in announcing that Harold P. Blum, M.D.
Will present the 3rd Annual Jerome S Blackman MD Lectureship in Psychoanalysis; “Changes in
Psychoanalysis during the 20 th Century”. October 22 & 23, 2021
Gratis unless you would like continuing education credits, in which case the fee is $12 for Friday,
$12 for Saturday, $24 for both days.
2.00 CE & CME credits for Friday and 3.0 CE & CME for Saturday

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 – EVMS Hofheimer Hall, Norfolk
1:00-2:00 PM: Changes in Psychoanalysis during the 20 th century
(Grand Rounds lecture – 2 nd floor Hofheimer Hall Auditorium)
Also available via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/join
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2:00-2:30 PM: Break
2:30-3:30 PM: Supervision of a Therapist on a Dynamic Case by Dr. Blum
(Room 753, 7 th floor Hofheimer Hall)

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EVMS ACCREDITATION: Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for
physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION: Eastern Virginia Medical School designates this live activity for a
maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 – Zoom Only
9:00-9:55 AM: LEONARDO DA VINCI’S LIFE AND MONA LISA MEMORIAL
9:55-10:00: Break
10:00 – 12:05: Q and A, Final comments and discussion

ZOOM:
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Payments & Scholarship Info:

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Place, Ste. 200, Midlothian, VA 23112. Or call 804-240-1095
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About Dr. Blum
Dr. Harold P. Blum is a former editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic
Association and a former vice president of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is a
Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York affiliated with the
New York University Grossman School of Medicine, and an honorary member of the New York
Psychoanalytic Institute. He is a past Curator of the Sigmund Freud Archives in London, serves on
the Board of Trustees of the Margaret S. Mahler Child Development Foundation in Phila., and is the
President of the Psychoanalytic Research and Development Fund. He has lectured internationally,
including in Italy, France, and in China for Lingyu International Psychology Centre (Beijing) and
Jiao Tong Medical School (Shanghai). He is a major consultant to the new International Regional
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (available gratis at
https://online.flippingbook.com/view/544664/6/ ).
With more than one hundred eighty psychoanalytic papers to his credit, he is also the author and
editor of several books, including Defense and Resistance, Reconstruction in Psychoanalysis:
Childhood Recreated, and Female Psychology: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Views.
Dr. Blum was the recipient of the inaugural Sigourney Award, the highest honor given to a
psychoanalyst in the world. Other honors include the Heinz Hartmann prize, Margaret Mahler
Prize, Sigmund and Anna Freud Prize, A.A. Brill prize, Sandor Lorand prize. He has been honored
with the Maurice Friend Lectures nationally and internationally. He has organized and chaired five
symposia on psychoanalysis and art in Florence, Italy. He has also chaired numerous panels and
seminars at meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytic
Association, and various other conferences.
Dr. Blum’s erudition, expertise, and understanding of the complexities and controversies of
theoretical and clinical psychoanalysis are evident in his ongoing, illuminating, creative pursuits.

FRIDAY
(Grand Rounds lecture – 2 nd floor Hofheimer Hall Auditorium)

OBJECTIVES – Changes in Psychoanalysis during the 20 th century (Fri)
1. Understand the evolution of psychoanalytic thought after World War II
2. Understand the contribution of the understanding of pre-Oedipal and pre-verbal development to
psychoanalytic thought and practice.
3. Gain knowledge of diversity and controversy in contemporary psychoanalysis.
4. Understand the pre-eminent significance of self and object relations in contemporary
psychoanalysis.

OBJECTIVES – LEONARDO DA VINCI’S LIFE AND MONA LISA MEMORIAL (Sat)

1. Gain in knowledge of the contribution of psychoanalysis to the understanding of art
2. Gain in knowledge of the contribution of psychoanalysis to the understanding of the artist
and creativity
3. Further understand the significance of the pre-Oedipal period of development
4. Further understanding of the relationship between trauma, object loss, and creativity.

REGISTRATION AND FEES

VPsaS Members
– Friday (3.25 CE’s) – $12.00, if paid by Monday Oct. 18, 2021 (12:00 PM); $15.00 if paid after
that date.
– Saturday (3.25 CE’s) – $12.00 if paid by Monday Oct. 18, 2021 (12:00 PM); $15.00 if paid after
Oct. 18, 2021 (12:00 PM)
Non-Members
– Friday afternoon (3.25 CE’s) – $15.00, if paid by Monday Oct. 18, 2021 (12:00 PM); $20.00 if
paid after that date.
– Saturday (3.25 CE’s) $15.00 if paid by Monday Oct. 18, 2021 (12:00 PM); $20.00 if paid after
Oct. 18, 2021 (12:00 PM)
STUDENTS/RESIDENTS
– Friday and Saturday – GRATIS

SEND CHECKS / RSVP TO
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
sheorn@mac.com
3801 Commodore Point Place
Suite 200, Midlothian, VA 23112
804-240-1095

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
presents
Psychoanalytic endeavors in international diplomacy
Vamik D Volkan, MD, DLFAPA, FIPA

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at U.Va.; Emeritus Training and Supervising
Analyst, Washington DC Psychoanalytic Institute
Emeritus President, International Dialogue Initiative

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM socializing
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM discussion via Zoom
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Q & A via Zoom

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

Zoom
https://zoom.us/join
Enter Meeting Number: 527-999-5540
(no password required)

REGISTRATION AND FEES – RSVP TO
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
3801 Commodore Point Place, Suite 200
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-240-1095 sheorn@mac.com

BIO:
Vamik Volkan is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia
and a former President of the Turkish-American Neuropsychiatric Society, the
International Society of Political Psychology, the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society,
and the American College of Psychoanalysts. He is also 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, an Inaugural
Yitzhak Rabin Fellow, Rabin Center for Israeli Studies in Israel and a Fulbright-
Freud Foundation Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis in Austria. He is the author,
coauthor or editor of over fifty books.

SUMMARY:
Unconscious factors undoubtedly play a role, and most likely a major role, in matters
of global democracy. This lecture focuses on the intertwining of shared external
events and individual and large-group psychology. Starting with Sigmund Freud
psychoanalysts have written about cultural, historical and religious topics. But these
topics were avoided by most classical psychoanalysts while they were sitting behind
their analysands. This situation has changed.

Dr. Volkan will present cases to illustrate how shared traumas at the hand of others
influence a person’s internal world. Then he will describe how members of an ethnic,
national, religious or ideological large group, under certain situations, are obliged to
protect and maintain their large-group identity and their borders. He will also
describe “Tree Model,” a methodology of psychoanalytically informed unofficial
diplomacy.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1) Explain the significance of cultural and historical context for the analytic situation
2) Explain the meaning of cultural and historical context for both analyst and analysand when their cultural contexts are different
3) Describe the role of large-group identity, border psychology and related unconscious factors in global democracy
4) Explore why COVID-19, an unseen “enemy” of all human beings did not bring human beings with different large-group identities together.

June, July, August – no meetings

May 2021

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society presents
The Annual Vamik Volkan, M.D. Lecture

Alan Bass, Ph.D., F.I.P.A.
Training and Supervising Analyst, Contemporary Freudian Society and IPTAR

“Freud and His Theories, Then and Now”

Friday evening, May 14, 2021
Saturday morning, May 15, 2021

Zoom
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Cost: $20 / Free for trainees
UP TO 5 CME or CEU Credits
available at no extra charge

REGISTRATION AND FEES – RSVP TO
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003 sheorn@mac.com
Some Scholarships available for trainees.
Contact Keyhill Sheorn, MD sheorn@mac.com
Bio:
Alan Bass Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City. He is a supervising and
training analyst and faculty member at IPTAR, (where he directs the Respecialization Program),
and the Contemporary Freudian Society. He also is on the graduate philosophy faculty of The
New School for Social Research. He has authored three books (Difference and Disavowal:
The Trauma of Eros; Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care; and Fetishism,
Psychoanalysis and Philosophy: The Iridescent Thing), many articles, four annotated
translations of books by Jacques Derrida, and is the editor of The Undecidable Unconscious: A
Journal of Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis. His latest essay, “Murderous Racism as Normal
Psychosis: The Case of Dylann Roof” will be published this year in the Journal of the American
Psychoanalytic Association.

FRIDAY Via Zoom – The Early Development of Freud’s Theories and His Self-Analysis.
Time: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Socializing
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Q & A
8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Socializing

Description:
Starting with his early investigations of hysteria, Freud came to understand that he had to
develop a new theory of mind to understand the neuroses in general. This theory developed
unevenly. It includes such crucial concepts as the unconscious, dream interpretation, defense,
transference, free association, memory, trauma, fantasy, and the psychic apparatus. During this
period Freud also conducted a self-analysis which illuminates all these concepts, and gives a
vivid picture Freud’s personal struggles and their relation to his most creative period.

Objectives:
1. To get a sense of Freud’s personal history and its relation to his theories.
2. To understand the early development of clinical technique.
3. To understand the early trauma theory.
4. To understand how the trauma theory became the theory of unconscious wishes and fantasies.

SATURDAY – via Zoom – Freud’s Late Theory of Trauma and its Relation to His Final

Works. With discussion of a case of trauma presented by Dr. Norman Camp.
Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Description:
In 1920, in Beyond the Pleasure Principle Freud realized that the repetition of trauma in dreams
called for important modifications of his thinking. The explanation of traumatic dreams became
an important springboard for crucial revisions of drive theory, the ego, and anxiety. In his very
late work this also led to a theory of repetition of trauma historically, in relation to group
identity.

Objectives:
1. To understand why trauma is repeated in dreams.
2. To understand why repetition of trauma in dreams leads to a new theory of anxiety.
3. To understand how the new theory of anxiety changes the understanding of symptom formation.
4. To understand Freud’s thinking about the historical transmission of trauma.

Friday, April 16, 2021

“When physician becomes a patient: A primer for the treater.”
Michael L. McClam, MD CAPT, USN (RET)
Associate Chief of Inpatient Services for the Menninger Clinic and an Assistant Professor at
Baylor College of Medicine, The Menninger Department of Psychiatry.
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM socializing
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM discussion via Zoom
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Q & A via Zoom
Gratis unless you would like continuing education credits, in which case the fee is $12.
Zoom https://zoom.us/join Enter Meeting Number: 527-999-5540 (no password required)

REGISTRATION AND FEES – RSVP TO
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003
sheorn@mac.com

SUMMARY: When physician becomes a patient: A primer for the treater.
Ever have a physician patient? Physicians are people and are susceptible to physical and
emotional illness just like the general population. However, physicians can be notoriously
difficult patients. The culture of medicine encourages physicians to be rugged individuals and
work through illness. Often physicians delay their own care in the service of avoiding facing
personal vulnerability and in part a fantasy to a heroic sacrifice in the service of their patients.
When physicians do seek treatment, they may view it as a failure. Emotional or mental health
crises may present a particular challenge for the physician. In most instances, defenses like
delayed gratification, intellectualization, isolation of affect are adaptive to the practice of
medicine. However, when in treatment, those defenses can get in the way of treatment. The
treating therapist, consequently, will have their own struggles with treating a physician. The
treating physician may have positive countertransference given their shared educational and
practice experiences and subsequent reluctance to challenge a physician patient on defenses or
resistance in therapy or may not feel as qualified to treat a physician patient. A physician patient
may be a referral from a physician wellness board.

Objectives:
1) Describe the personality characteristics that are generally found in physicians
2) Discuss the prevalence of psychiatric and substance use disorders that occur in the
physician population
3) Explain the kinds of ethical dilemmas that occur when treating a physician
4) Discuss typical defense mechanisms, transference, and countertransference that occurs
when conducting psychotherapy with a physician

Bio:
Michael McClam, MD is currently the Associate Chief of Inpatient Services for the Menninger
Clinic and an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, The Menninger Department of
Psychiatry. Prior to that, he worked on the Professionals in Crisis Unit, first as a staff
psychiatrist, then as the program manager. He also had previous assignment to the Michael E
DeBakey VAMC where he was the psychiatric consultant to the emergency department. Prior to
that, Dr. McClam was active duty Navy, assigned to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth VA,
where he served in various clinical and administrative capacities. He was deployed to Camp
Arifjan, Kuwait, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His
clinical interests are psychotherapy and treatment of professionals both civilian and military.

Friday, March 19, 2021

“Are We All Child Psychoanalysts?”
Justine Kalas Reeves, PsyD, LICSW
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM socializing
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM discussion via Zoom
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Q & A via Zoom
Gratis unless you would like continuing education credits, in which case the fee is $12.
Zoom: https://zoom.us/join
Enter Meeting Number: 527-999-5540 (no password required)

REGISTRATION AND FEES – RSVP TO
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003
sheorn@mac.com

SUMMARY: Since we take it as given that psychoanalysis is a developmental,
epigenetic domain even though development is non-linear, are we all child
psychoanalysts, analyzing the id, ego and superego of the inner child and/or
adolescent of our adult patients? Using clinical examples of adult patients who
suffered at nodal points in their development, the idea of the therapist as
developmental object is explored, as is transference of defense (also known as an
“externalizing transference”).

Objectives:
1) Participants will be able to describe why psychoanalysis is a developmental domain
2) Participants will discern the difference between promoting progressive adult development and “developmental disharmonies”
3) Participants will explain how a therapist can be a “developmental object”
4) Participants will distinguish between transference of unconscious wishes and transference of defense.

Bio

Dr. Reeves is a former Secretary of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis. She
helped design and implement the integrated curriculum at CFS-DC such that
candidates can train to be ‘life cycle analysts’-that is, able to treat all ages, cradle to
grave. She trained in child/adolescent psychoanalysis at the Anna Freud Centre, and
adult psychoanalysis at CFS-DC. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, a
historian, and 15-year-old daughter. She also has a 22-year-old son who lives in
Philadelphia.

No Meeting Scheduled for February 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

Trauma, Perversity and Sexual Activity: A Psychoanalytic Perspective”
Joseph P. Collins, Jr., D.O. F.I.P.A.
IPA Training and Supervising Analyst, Contemporary Freudian Society – Washington, D. C.
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM socializing
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM discussion via Zoom
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Q & A via Zoom
Gratis unless you would like continuing education credits, in which case the fee is $12.
Zoom: https://zoom.us/join
Enter Meeting Number: 527-999-5540
(no password required)

REGISTRATION AND FEES – RSVP TO
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003
sheorn@mac.com

SUMMARY: Trauma, Perversity and Sexual Activity: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Objectives:
1) Demonstrate the links between emotional trauma and the development of perverse activity
2) Distinguish aggression in normal sexuality, aggression, and perverse development
3) Examine and elucidate the object relations problems in sexually perverse adults
4) Re-examine and clarify the common “phallic woman” fantasy present in fetishes and other perversions
5) Tie the theory in individual cases to therapeutic technique.

Bio
Dr. Joseph Collins is a Psychiatry Specialist in Bethesda, MD and has over 33 years
of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic
He is also A Training and Supervising Analyst with the Washington DC Freudian
Society

PLEASE NOTE:

For attendance purposes, on the day of the presentation please email Dr.
Zaller (richmondpsych1@verizon.net) with your name and home/office
emails. Within 10 days of the presentation, please submit the Evaluation
Form to Dr. Zaller. The form can be found on https://vpsas.org/

Friday, November 20, 2020

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
“A Gathering on Teaching Psychodynamics”
Facilitators:
Andy Thomson, MD, Andy Van Slyke, DO, FIPA, and Jerome S. Blackman, MD, FIPA
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM via Zoom
https://zoom.us/join
Enter Meeting Number: 527-999-5540
(no password required)

Free of charge
REGISTRATION – RSVP TO
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003
sheorn@mac.com

Some Scholarships available for trainees. Contact Keyhill Sheorn, MD – sheorn@mac.com
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!
Objectives:
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
practitioners

October 16 & 17, 2020

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
And The Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
(an Affiliate Society of the American Psychoanalytic Association)

Take pleasure in announcing that Salman Akhtar, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College, Training
& Supervising Analyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
Author, Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis
(London: Karnac 2012) & 98 other books
Will present the
2nd Annual Jerome S Blackman MD
Lectureship in Psychoanalysis

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 – EVMS Hofheimer Hall, Norfolk

1:00-2:30 PM: Suicidal Threats: Meaning And Management
(Grand Rounds lecture – 2nd floor Hofheimer Hall Auditorium)
2:30-3:00 PM: Break
3:00-4:30 PM: Interview of a Patient, via Zoom by Dr. Akhtar – Room 753, 7th floor Hofheimer Hall
followed by Q and A

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

7:00-8:00 PM: Letting Go: Detachment Theory’ and Its Clinical Usefulness
8:00-8:30 PM: Q and A
8:30 PM: Final comments and end
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 (3 CE & CME Credits)
3:00-4:00 PM: Four Kinds Of Analytic Listening
4:00-4:30 PM: Q and A
4:30-4:45 PM: Break
4:45-5:45 PM: Listening to Silence
5:45-6:30 PM: Q and A
Registration Fees – to be determined

FRIDAY

OBJECTIVES – Suicidal Threats: Meaning And Management – EVMS
(Grand Rounds lecture – 2nd floor Hofheimer Hall Auditorium)
Enumerate the important demographic variables associated with suicide.
Identify various motivations underlying suicide and hence better empathize with suicidal patients.
Describe the factors important in the assessment of suicidal risk.

OBJECTIVES – Letting Go: Detachment Theory’ And Its Clinical Usefulness
Enumerate various types of detachment.
Understand the role played by detachment in normal development.
Empathize better with patients struggling with inadequate or excessive detachment.

SATURDAY

OBJECTIVES – Four Kinds Of Analytic Listening (3-4 pm)
Enumerate the four types of psychoanalytic listening.
Identify the progenitors of each variety of therapeutic attitude.
Describe the developmental origins of credulous and skeptical listening.
Utilize the enhanced understanding of listening for making better therapeutic interventions.

OBJECTIVES – Listening to Silence: Nosological and Therapeutic Considerations
Enhance therapeutic skills in dealing with silences in clinical work.
Enumerate the eight types of silence encountered in clinical work
Differentiate between ‘concurrent’ and ‘mutual’ silences in the therapeutic dyad.

REGISTRATION AND FEES – TO BE DETERMINED!

Some Scholarships available for trainees.
Please contact Keyhill Sheorn, M.D. (Treasurer, VPsaS) at sheorn@mac.com
About Dr. Akhtar
Salman Akhtar, MD, DLFAPA is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a Training
and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia.
His lengthy CV includes:
• Editorial board of the
International Journal of Psychoanalysis
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
Psychoanalytic Quarterly
• Over 300 publications
• Over 90 books
• Solo-authored books:
Broken Structures (1992)
Quest for Answers (1995)
Inner Torment (1999)
Immigration and Identity (1999)
New Clinical Realms (2003)
Objects of Our Desire (2005)
Regarding Others (2007)
Turning Points in Dynamic Psychotherapy (2009)
The Damaged Core (2009)
Comprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2009)
Immigration and Acculturation (2011)
Matters of Life and Death (2011)
The Book of Emotions (2012)
Psychoanalytic Listening (2013)
Good Stuff (2013)
Sources of Suffering (2014)
No Holds Barred (2016)
A Web of Sorrow (2017)
Mind, Culture, and Global Unrest (2018)
Silent Virtues (2019)
• His invited lectures including
Plenary Address, 2nd International Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality
Disorders in Oslo, Norway (1991)

Plenary Paper at the 2nd International Margaret S. Mahler Symposium in Cologne, Germany (1993)
Plenary Paper at the Rencontre Franco-Americaine de Psychanalyse meeting in Paris, France (1994)
• Keynote Address at the 43rd IPA Congress in Rio de Janiero, Brazil (2005)
• Plenary Address at the 150th Freud Birthday Celebration sponsored by the Dutch Psychoanalytic
Society and the Embassy of Austria in Leiden, Holland (2006), the Inaugural Address at the first IPA-
Asia Congress in Beijing, China (2010)
• Plenary Address at the National Meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association (2017)
• Dr. Akhtar’s awards include
American Psychoanalytic Association’s Edith Sabshin Teaching Award (2000)
Columbia University’s Robert Liebert Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychoanalysis
(2004)
American Psychiatric Association’s Kun Po Soo Award (2004)
Irma Bland Award for Outstanding Teacher of Psychiatric Residents in the country (2005)
Sigourney Award (2012) for distinguished contributions to psychoanalysis
Virginia Psychoanalytic Society Honorary Membership

A psychoanalytic view of reactions to the coronavirus pandemic in China*

Published in 2020 in The American Journal of Psychoanalysis* 80:119–132

Presented extemporaneously with PowerPoint by the author Jerome S. Blackman, MD, FIPA
*paper available upon request

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

6:30 to 8:30 PM via Zoom.

Zoom room number is 527–999–5540 (no password required)

Free of charge.

REGISTRATION – RSVP to

Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003
sheorn@mac.com

ABOUT DR. BLACKMAN

It almost seems superfluous to describe Jerry’s activities, since we in the analytic society are familiar with them. But for those of you who are unfamiliar with his recent work, here is a brief bio:

He has been an online consultant/lecturer and supervisor to the outpatient center at Wuhan-German Psychological Hospital for the past 7 years. He has been lecturing for 3 years at Shanghai Mental Health Center, both as a consultant to their inpatient eating disorders center, and as a general lecturer, online about psychoanalytic concepts.
Through the Harvard Medical School – Shanxi Medical University Project, he was appointed to a three-year post as Distinguished Professor of Mental Health at Shanxi Medical University in Taiyuan, 2018-2021 and has taught there in person and online.
He has also offered one-man, usually 3-year training programs online and on-site in China in Nanjing, Shenyang, Jiaxing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing.
In the U.S., he is a Full Professor of Psychiatry at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA, and a Training and Supervising Analyst with the Contemporary Freudian Society in Washington, DC.
He is the author of 3 books (https://www.amazon.com/Jerome-S-Blackman/e/B001ITZ20K?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1596399099&sr=8-2), all of which have been translated into different languages. He co-authored Sexual Aggression Against Children with our ex-President, Dr. Kathleen Dring, in 2016 (NY: Routledge) https://www.amazon.com/s?k=blackman+dring&i=digital-text&ref=nb_sb_noss.
During the current coronavirus epidemic, please address correspondence to Jerry at his home: 808 Beldover Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Email: jblackmanmd@aol.com; Cell Phone: 757.679.3000
N.B.
*This paper, in somewhat different form, was published in the journal of Shanghai Mental Health Center, 心理学通讯 2020年 第3卷 第1期 (Psychological Newsletter 2020; 3 [1]): 72-76, in Mandarin Chinese, on March 1, 2020.
The paper is drawn from a lecture given by the author, online, to 150 professionals at Shanghai Mental Health Center (Jiao Tong Medical School, Shanghai) on March 3, 2020, at the request of Chen Jue, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, and Qiu Jianyin, M.D., Professor and Director of Shanghai Mental Health Center.

***MARCH MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

Friday March 20, 2020
Virginia Psychoanalytic Society Presents
“A Gathering on Psychodynamic and Analytically-based Couples/Family Therapy”

Facilitators:
Jerome S. Blackman, MD, FIPA,
Kathleen Dring, J.D., PsyD, and
Norma J. Caruso, PsyD

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 17, 2020 (12:00 PM);
-$59.00, with dinner if paid after that date
-$20.00 if paid by Tuesday March 17, 2020 (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. Contact Keyhill Sheorn, MD sheorn@mac.com

Send Checks/RSVP:
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225
804.323.0003
sheorn@mac.com

SUMMARY:
Sigmund Freud’s first attempt at couple’s therapy with Horace and Doris Frink (Specter, 1987)
was a disaster. His failure can act as a warning to all those who aspire to do this type of work.
The problems are legion, and countertransferences inevitable.
Nevertheless, family and couple’s therapy has been a thriving subspecialty, popularized by
Virginia Satir (1994), Fred Sanders, and others. Especially with the advent of object relations
therapy, concepts of working with couples have expanded.

Questions to be addressed in the gathering include 1) when couple’s therapy is indicated, 2)
when couple’s therapy is indicated as an adjunct to individual treatment, and 3) when couple’s
therapy must be indicated with individual treatment for each person in the couple 4) a discussion
of the importance of addressing sexual dysfunction in couples.
There has also been controversy regarding whether a therapist could see a couple if that same
therapist is treating the other member of the couple, or both members.
Also, in family therapy, can one therapist treat several children in the same family
simultaneously, and even see them separately from their parents, or should the entire family be
treated as a unit?
In these situations, interpersonal dynamics, scapegoating, projective identification, transferences
to different members of the family from parents and ancestors, and other dynamics may be
findable, but how to go about providing insight, especially in families with different aged
children?
In this gathering, the floor is open to discussion of these different issues, both the pros and cons,
from a psychoanalytic standpoint. What sort of defenses, affects, and resistances must be
noticed, what sort of object relations difficulties are noted, what type of self states are indicated
and how are these changed during treatment, and what transferences can be elucidated?
Further, what interpersonal mechanisms may be at work, such as mutual provocation, mutual
identification, defenses against symbiotic fusion, and provocation of punishment?
Dr. Dring will present some concepts from couples work to start things off, and Dr. Blackman
will add some of his experience in doing work with one parent and one child at a time, during
the psychotherapy of an adolescent. We’ll also add some material regarding treatment of
children while the mother sits in the room. Dr. Caruso, a licensed clinical psychologist and
certified sex therapist, will cite changes within psychoanalytic thinking and practice, as well as
other developments, that may have contributed to this shift. She will address sexual dysfunction
in couple relationships.
Then the floor is open. Come join us!
We will address the following questions and those generated by the audience’s discussion:
1. When to recommend couples or family therapy; in other words, when is this indicated?
2. Should couple’s therapy always be done in conjunction with individual therapy?
3. Should different therapists be offered for different members of the family, or can one
therapist treat them all?
4. Is there any benefit in treating single people who are couples, or should this be avoided?

5. What types of countertransferences occur, and how can the therapist utilize the reactions?
6. Which theories are most appropriate in couples: conflict theory, ego psychology, object
relations, self-psychology, interpersonal theory, relational theory, systems theory?
7. Participants will be asked to offer their thoughts on the role of psychoanalysts and
psychoanalytically oriented therapists in treating sexual dysfunctions in couples and individuals.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society Presents:

Lawrence J. Brown, Ph.D.

Graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute (BPSI) in Child and Adult psychoanalysis, a
Supervising Child Analyst and Co-chair of the Child Analysis program at BPSI, Member of the
Editorial Board of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly

On “Deconstructing Countertransference”

(2 CME or CEU Credits) Scholarships available for trainees

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 and Q&A

Registration Fee:
$59.00, with dinner, if paid by Monday February 24, 2020 (12:00 PM)
$69.00, with dinner if paid after that date
$25.00 for CE credits without dinner if paid by February 24, 2020 ($40 if paid after that)
Auditing (no CE credits) without dinner (no cost).
Please send Check and RSVP to:
Keyhill Sheorn, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Psychotherapy Training
Virginia Commonwealth Univ. School of Medicine
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003
Email: sheorn@mac.com

About Dr. Brown:
Dr. Brown is a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute (BPSI) in both Child and Adult
psychoanalysis, a Supervising Child Analyst and Co-chair of the Child Analysis program at
BPSI.
He is on the Editorial Board of the Psychoanalytic Quarterly and is President of the Boston
Group for Psychoanalytic Studies. His book, Intersubjective Processes and the Unconscious: An
Integration of Freudian, Kleinian and Bionian Perspectives, was published in 2011 by
Routledge, and he also co-edited two other recent books: Growth and Turbulence in the
Container/Contained: Bion’s Continuing Legacy (with Howard Levine), Routledge, 2013; and
On Freud’s ‘Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning.’ (with Gabriela
Legorreta), Karnac Books, 2016.
His new book, Transformational Processes in Clinical Psychoanalysis: Dreaming, Emotions and
the Present Moment, was published in 2018 by IPA Publications and Routledge. He is the
author of many papers dealing with such topics as the Oedipus complex, trauma,
countertransference dreams, the analytic setting, aspects of Bion’s work, autistic spectrum
disorders in children and the paintings of JMW Turner.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. To understand Freud’s original usage of ‘countertransference’.
2. To become familiar with contemporary views of countertransference.
3. To learn about using one’s countertransference “as an instrument of the analysis.
4. To understand Bion’s concept of reverie and its clinical utility.

January 17, 2020

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society Presents:

S. Kalman Kolansky, MD, DLFAPA

Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency and Chair, Child Psychiatry Training Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC
Teaching Analyst, Washington – Baltimore Institute for Psychoanalysis

On Technical Aspects of Working with Affect and Defense in Child Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (With Clinical Illustrations / 2CME or CEU Credits)

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 and Q&A
Registration Fee
$59.00, with dinner, if paid by Monday January 13, 2020 (12:00 PM)
$69.00, with dinner if paid after that date
$25.00 for CE credits without dinner if paid by January 13, 2020 ($40 if paid after that)
Auditing (no CE credits) without dinner (no cost).
Please send Check and RSVP to:
Keyhill Sheorn, 1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003 Email: Sheorn@mac.com

About Dr. Kolansky:

Dr. Kolansky has a private practice in adult and child psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Alexandria,
Virginia. In addition to his work teaching and supervising at St. Elizabeths Hospital psychiatry
residency program and teaching in the Washington – Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute and
formerly the Baltimore – Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, he has served as Assistant Clinical
Professor of Psychiatry at both Georgetown University and George Washington University School
of Medicine. Over the years he has taught and supervised medical students, residents and fellows in
adult and child psychiatry in the Washington DC area. He has presented many papers and
presentations on psychiatry and psychoanalysis including topics regarding aspects of child
development, psychoanalytic discussion of films, adoption, child psychiatry, child psychotherapy,
psychological trauma in children, etc., at local and national psychiatric and psychoanalytic
meetings.
He has received numerous local and national professional, teaching, and supervising awards
including:

  • The Gerald Pearson Memorial Lecture at the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis in October
    2011
  • The Irma Bland Teaching Award of The American Psychiatric Association presented at the
    annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco 2009
  • Saltz Memorial Lecture Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC Nov. 5,
    2008
  • The Edith Sabshin Teaching Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association awarded 2006
  • Elected Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association 2004
  • The First Annual Betty Hughes Memorial Lecture at the Baltimore Washington Psychoanalytic
    Association 1999
  • Vicennial Silver Medal for Teaching at Georgetown University School of Medicine. 1998
    The Meritorious Service Medal for psychiatric service as a Major in the Army Medical Corps in
    1972

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Assess indications of internal conflict in evaluation of children and adolescents
2. Articulate the importance of looking beyond presenting symptoms in assessing patients and potential
treatment approaches
3. Verbalize use of and direction of defense interpretation in dynamically oriented psychotherapy and
psychoanalytic treatment of children where indicated.
4. Make defense interpretations in treatment of children at a level they can utilize.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Virginia Psychoanalytic Society Presents:

Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.

Executive Director, The Center for Ethical Practice Clinical Psychologist

Member of the U.Va. adjunct clinical faculty in the Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology

On Ethical Issues in Psychodynamic Treatment (2CME or CEU Credits)

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 and Q&A
Registration Fee
$59.00, with dinner, if paid by Monday November 11, 2019 (12:00 PM)
$69.00, with dinner if paid after that date
$25.00 for CE credits without dinner if paid by November 11, 2019
($40 if paid after that)
Auditing (no CE credits) without dinner (no cost).
Please send check and RSVP to:
Keyhill Sheorn, 1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160 Richmond, VA 23225
804.323.0003 Email: Sheorn@mac.com

About Dr. Fisher

Dr. Fisher has specialized in confidentiality ethics, with a focus on the ethical complications of
“conditional” confidentiality, which is the only level of confidentiality that mental health clinicians
are now legally free to offer to their patients. Her Confidentiality Practice Model – an ethical
model for insuring the protection of clients’ confidentiality rights — provided a fresh perspective on
this complicated topic.
This ethical model was first introduced as the lead article in in the January 2008 issue of the
APA flagship journal, American Psychologist : See “Protecting Confidentiality Rights: The
Need for an Ethical Practice Model.”
The Center for Ethical Practice website contains an HTML version of that article and an
outline of the Confidentiality Practice Model on which it is based.] At the 2009 American Psychological Association (APA) National Convention in Boston, she
presented an ethics workshop, “Can You Keep A Secret?” based on that article.
In 2018 she was invited by APA to conduct a webinar based on that model for the
Clinician’s Corner workshop series and was invited to conduct a similar webinar for NASP
(the National Association of School Psychologists.)

She has received numerous awards for her work. Most recently:

  • In 2015 the University of Virginia Curry School of Education Foundation presented her with
    the first-ever award as the Outstanding Alumni Human Services Practitioner.
  • In 2016, the American Psychological Association Ethics Committee recognized her
    accomplishments with an award for “Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education”
    Dr. Fisher has written two books and numerous professional articles.
  • In 2012 she was invited to write the chapter on “Confidentiality and Record Keeping,”
    for the first edition of the APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology.
  • In 2013 Oxford University Press published her book about therapeutic confidentiality: The
    Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality: A Practice Model for Mental Health Professionals.
  • In 2016 the American Psychological Association (APA) published her second book on that
    topic: Confidentiality Limits in Psychotherapy:  Ethics Checklists for Mental Health
    Professionals.

Other professional articles include:

  • “Replacing ‘Who is the Client’ With a Different Ethical Question”  (Professional
    Psychology: Research and Practice, January 2009, Vol 40, No. 1, pp. 1-7)
  • “Ethics-Based Training for Non-Clinical Staff in Mental Health Settings” (Professional
    Psychology: Research and Practice, October 2009, Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 459-466).
  • “Psychotherapist Variables Affecting Termination” IN Younggren, J.N., Fisher, M.A.,
    Foote, J.E., & Hjelt, S.E. (2011). “A legal and ethical review of patient responsibilities and
    psychotherapist duties,” Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42 (2), 160-168.
  • “Why ‘Who is the Client?’ Is The Wrong Ethical Question” in the Journal of Applied School
    Psychology in 2014. Vol. 30 (3):183-208.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Describe some of your ethical responsibilities as defined by your own clinical profession.
2. Describe your legal responsibilities as defined by your state licensing board standards and state
laws.
3. List some of the practical clinical implications of these ethical and legal responsibilities.
4.  Give an example of a clinical situation in which you have specific ethical responsibilities about
how to respond to one of Virginia’s laws.

Friday October 25, 2019

Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Virginia Psychoanalytic Society Presents:

AILEEN KIM, MD

President of the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians

President of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society

Will present the 1st Annual Jerome S Blackman MD Lectureship in Psychoanalysis:

Inhibitions of the Libidinal Drive due to Transgenerational Trauma

October 25, 2019

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 – EVMS Hofheimer Hall, Norfolk
(3 CE & CME credits)

1:00-2:00 PM: “Inhibition of the Libidinal Drive” – Dr. Kim (Grand Rounds lecture – 2 nd floor Hofheimer Hall Auditorium)
2:15-3:00 PM: Interview of a Patient, Live – Room 753, 7 th floor Hofheimer Hall
3:00-4:00 PM: Discussion with Attendees – Room 753, 7 th floor Hofheimer Hall
FRIDAY, OCT. 25 – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bonney Rd, VA Beach Town Center
6:00-8:00 PM: Cocktails & Dinner
8:00-9:30 PM: Lecture: Psychoanalytic Listening (1.5 CE & CME Credits)
Registration Fees – (some scholarship money available to trainees)
EVMS: gratis to all attendees – Members, Faculty, Trainees, Students
Crowne Plaza Hotel:
Fri Night Banquet & Lecture and Sat Morning Workshop $ 200.00 *
Auditing (no CE credits) without dinner (no cost)

Payments & Scholarship Information: Checks (payable to Virginia Psychoanalytic Society)

– contact Keyhill Sheorn, MD 1001 Boulders Pkwy, Ste 160, Richmond, VA 23225. Or call her at 804.323.0003 or email: sheorn@mac.com

About the Presenters:
Aileen D. Kim, M.D. is the Medical Director of Potomac Behavioral
Solutions in Arlington, VA. She is a practitioner of psychodynamic
psychotherapy whose areas of interest include an ego psychology oriented
approach to borderline personality disorder and eating disorders.
She is currently President of the American Society of Psychoanalytic
Physicians and President of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society.
Dr. Kim was the former Chief Resident at Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth. She deployed to Kuwait and afterwards spent three years as
an Attending Psychiatrist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
She left the United States Navy in 2011 as a Lieutenant Commander and
new mother of a now eight-year-old son.

Dr. Kim’s areas of interest include analytic approaches to how race, culture
and sexual minority status inform theory and technique.

Jerome S. Blackman, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at EVMS,
Distinguished Professor of Mental Health at Shanxi Medical University in
Taiyuan, China, and Training and Supervising Analyst at the Contemporary
Freudian Society, Washington, DC. He is a past President of the American
College of Psychoanalysts and of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society.

He is the author or co-author of four books from Routledge (NY) on
Diagnosis & Defenses, and past lecturer at Beijing University, Tongji
University, Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute, and SUNY-Buffalo Medical
School. He is the author of over 20 professional articles including subjects
as diverse as diagnosis, one-session therapy, laziness, and philandering.

He has received the Edith Sabshin Award for Teaching from the American
Psychoanalytic Association. His interests include teaching psychoanalytic
theory, dynamic supervision, and psychiatric diagnosis.

REGISTRATION AND FEES

VPSAS MEMBERS
– Friday afternoon (1-3 CE’s) – GRATIS
– Friday Night (2 CE’s) with dinner-$75.00, if paid by Monday Oct. 21, 2019 (12:00 PM);
$100.00 if paid after that date.
– Saturday (3 CE’s) workshop with breakfast-$75.00; $100.00 if paid after Oct. 21 12 PM
– ENTIRE CONFERENCE – $125
NON-MEMBERS
– Friday afternoon (1-3 CE’s) – GRATIS
– Friday Night (2 CE’s) with dinner-$100.00, if paid by Monday October 21, 2019 (12:00
PM); $125.00 if paid after that date.
– Saturday (3 CE’s) workshop with continental breakfast-$100.00; $125.00 if paid after
Monday October 21, 2019 (12:00 PM).
– ENTIRE CONFERENCE – $200
STUDENTS/RESIDENTS
– Friday afternoon at EVMS – GRATIS
– Friday Night with dinner-$25.00
– Friday Night without dinner-GRATIS
– Saturday with breakfast-$15.00
– Saturday without breakfast-GRATIS
– ENTIRE CONFERENCE (WITH FOOD) – $40

April 2019

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
Presents: The Annual Vamik Volkan Lecture

Harold Blum, MD
Past Executive Director of The Sigmund Freud Archives
On
“Freud’s Childhood History and its Influence on his Future Work”

Date & Time:
Friday April 12, 2019 (2 CMEs/CEs available)
5:00-6:00 PM Cocktails
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-9:00 PM Presentation and Q&A
Saturday April 13, 2019 (3 CME/CE’s available)
9:00AM-10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM-1:00 PM Presentation and Q&A
Place: Farmington Country Club, 1625 Country Club Cir, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Registration Fee:
VPsaS Members
-Friday Night (2 CE’s) with dinner-$125.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 12:00 PM); $135.00 after that date.
-Friday Night (2 CE’s) without dinner-$75.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $85.00 after that date. –
Saturday (3 CE’s) with breakfast-$100.00, if paid by Monday
April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $110.00 after that date.
-Saturday (3 CE’s) without breakfast-$70.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $80.00 after that date.

Non-Members/Clinicians
-Friday Night (2 CE’s) with dinner-$140.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $150.00 after that date.
-Friday Night (2 CE’s) without dinner-$.8500, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $95.00 after that date.
-Saturday (3 CE’s) with breakfast- $115.00, if paid by
Monday April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $125.00 after that date.
-Saturday (3 CE’s) without breakfast-$95.00, if paid Monday
April 8, 2019 (12:00 PM); $105.00 after that

Students/Residents
-Friday Night with dinner-$25.00, if paid by Monday April 8,
2019 (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 8,
2019 (12:00 PM); $25.00 if paid after that date.
– Saturday without breakfast-free
Auditing (no CE credits) without
dinner (no cost).
Send Checks/RSVP:
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225
804.323.0003
sheorn@aol.com

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explicate new elements of Freud’s early life that influenced his future work.
  2. Elucidate Freud as a child on the margin of the society and culture, with financial insecurity and
    endemic anti-semitism.
  3. Explain the correlations between Freud’s experiences and his development of theory at different times.
  4. Demonstrate the correlations among Freud’s childhood experiences, his theories and the development
    of psychoanalysis and technique.

About Dr. Blum
A world-renowned psychiatrist/psychoanalyst, author, and lecturer, Dr. Blum is the former Executive
Director of the The Sigmund Freud Archives (1986-2014) and still serves as Emeritus Executive Director.
He gave the Freud Lecture in Frankfurt, Germany in 2002; published “Freud’s correspondence” in the
Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association in 1995; discussed Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis:
The Question of God, Freud and Religion on television in 2004; and presented Freud Yesterday, Freud,
Today at the Freud Museum in London for the British Psychoanalytical Society in 2005. He has also
been Senior Advisor of The Freud Exhibit at The Library of Congress (1994-2001). He co-organized and
chaired Psychological Birth and Infant Development in Sigmund Freud’s Birthplace, Pribor, Czech
Republic with Eva Papiasvili in 2013.

Dr. Blum served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association from
1973-1983. Following that, he served as Consulting Associate Editor for the International Journal of
Psycho-Analysis.

Dr. Blum began the International Psychoanalytic Association’s Symposia on Psychoanalysis and Art in
Florence, Italy, and chaired the symposium five times from 1997-2011.

Dr. Blum has authored nearly two hundred papers, including “Freud is Everywhere”, featured on Twitter
by the American Psychiatric Association and “Freud the Man of Letters.” He has authored ten books to
date, including the revolutionary volume in 1977, Female Psychology, which updated and corrected many
of Freud’s mistaken notions about the childhood development of women. His volume, Defense and
Resistance is also a classic. His most recent book, co-authored with other world-famous analysts, Henry
Parens and Salman Akhtar, is called The Unbroken Soul: Tragedy, Trauma, and Human Resilience
(Margaret S. Mahler Series). Aronson, 2008.

In addition, Dr. Blum received the first Sigourney Award for excellence from the American
Psychoanalytic Association (1990).

March 2019

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
Presents: Supervision in Psychoanalytic Therapies

Jerome S Blackman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Eastern Va Medical School
&
Norman M Camp, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Va Commonwealth Univ Medical School

Date: Friday March 15, 2019
Place: Westwood 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:(Sorry about the increase; the Club charges increased):
$59.00, with dinner, if paid by Tuesday March 12, 2019 (12:00 PM)
$69.00, with dinner if paid after that date
$25.00 for CE credits without dinner if paid by March 12, 2019 ($40 if paid after that)
Auditing (no CE credits) without dinner (no cost).

Send Checks/RSVP:
Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225
804.323.0003
sheorn@aol.com

OBJECTIVES:

  • Demonstrate the type of teaching interventions that are best with neophyte therapists: Teaching about ego functions,
    defenses, and object relations as related to treatability, as well as defenses involved in basic resistances in treatable
    patients. Elements of the alliance are emphasized.
  • Contrast those supervisory interventions with the type of interventions that can be made with intermediate and master
    level therapists. These later interventions include tips about defense confrontation, the principle of multiple appeal in
    dealing with pathological compromise formations, self-disclosure in the supervisory meetings, and
    intersubjective/relational elements both in the supervision and in treatment. Issues of transference and termination are
    emphasized.
  • Review common mistakes made by novice psychotherapists.
  • Familiarize attendees with an operationalized set of psychodynamic therapy knowledge and skill elements useful in
    monitoring competency progression of supervisees.
  • Review Berger’s three opposing poles that create training obstacles in the learning patterns of supervisees:
    overidentification with the patient versus distancing, compliance or identification with the supervisor versus
    noncompliance, and maintaining a silence with patient versus overinterpretation.

About Drs. Camp and Blackman
Dr. Camp is a psychoanalyst and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Virginia
Commonwealth University in Richmond, where he was Director of Psychotherapy Training (halftime) in the
Department of Psychiatry. He has also had a private practice in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and
Adult Psychoanalysis. In three different years, Dr. Camp received the “Outstanding Teacher” award from the
psychiatry residents at MCV for his teaching and supervisory work over many decades.

He has written the definitive volume on psychiatry and the Vietnam War, published by the US Army,
entitled, US Army Psychiatry in the Vietnam War: New Challenges in Extended Counterinsurgency Warfare
(2015). Previously he co-authored Stress, Strain and Vietnam: An Annotated Bibliography of Two Decades of
Psychiatric and Social Sciences Literature Reflecting the Effect of the War on the American Soldier (1988) with
R. Stretch and W. Marshall. He was honored with the cover article in the American Journal of Psychiatry,
entitled “The Vietnam War and the Ethics of Combat Psychiatry” (2006).

In the past, he had been Director of Clinical Services for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service at
the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Camp had held positions as Chief, Department of
Psychiatry, at the U.S. Army Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany, Chief of Psychiatry for the 95 th Evacuation
Hospital (US Army), and Commanding Officer – 98 th Medical Detachment in Danang, Republic of South
Vietnam.

Dr. Blackman is a Training and Supervising Analyst with the Washington Freudian Society and
practices in Virginia Beach. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and
Distinguished Professor of Mental Health at Shanxi Medical University in Tai Yuan, China. In 1986, he
received the first Psychiatry Teacher of the Year award given at Tulane Medical School. The Teaching Award
was named after him at Naval Medical Center-Portsmouth, VA in 1992.

His books, 101 Defenses, Get the Diagnosis Right, and The Therapist’s Answer Book (NY: Routledge),
have been translated into Chinese. He also co-authored, with Dr. K. Dring, Sexual Aggression against Children
(Routledge, 2016). His published papers include “Dynamic supervision concerning a patient’s request for
medication” (Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 2003).

He received ApsaA’s Edith Sabshin MD Teaching Award (2000). In 10 different years, he received
teaching awards from EVMS. He gave Psychotherapy Grand Rounds at Mt. Sinai Hospital (New York, 2017)
and the Akhtar-Brenner lectureship at Jefferson Medical College (2018). He received the Laughlin
Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians. In China, he supervises
online for Zhong De Hospital (Wuhan) and for Shanghai Mental Health Hospital Eating Disorders Unit. He is
the Director of the North American Teachers Group for Lingyu International Psychology Center (Hangzhou and
Toronto), and supervisor for Laobixi Group in Shenyang, China.

February 2019

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
Presents: S. Kalman Kolansky, MD

“Varying Impacts of Adoption: Clinical and
Developmental Perspectives”

Date: Friday February 15, 2019
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:(Sorry about the increase; the Club charges increased):
$59.00, with dinner, if paid by Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (12:00 PM);
$69.00, with dinner if paid after that date
$25.00 for CE credits without dinner if paid by February 12, 2009 ($40 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

OBJECTIVES:

    • Trace changing impact of adoption through different stages of the life cycle.
    • Identify multiple psychological meanings of adoption, at different ages, for
      the “adoption triad” – of adoptee, biological and adoptive parents.
    • Describe the effects on pre-school children who are told of being adopted.

November 2018

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
Presents: David Goldberg, PsyD
“Pain is not Pathology: A Psychoanalytic View of Symptoms”

Date: Friday November 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 Monday November 12, 2018 (12:00 PM);
$59.00, with dinner if paid after that date
$20.00 if paid by Monday November 12, 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
Dr. Goldberg is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst who has a private practice in
Birmingham, Alabama. He is also the Director of the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program
at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of
Alabama, Birmingham Psychiatry Department. Dr. Goldberg holds positions as a Faculty Member at the
San Diego Psychoanalytic Society and the New Orleans-Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center.

Objectives of Presentation:
1. Introduce and explore the psychoanalytic understanding of psychiatric symptoms.
2. To delineate and describe how symptoms and disease are often conflated in our current environment
and the potential consequences in clinical care; and
3. To specify how a psychoanalytic understanding of psychiatric symptoms can benefit patient care.
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 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
richmondpsych1@verizon.net 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 mlduvall@erols.com
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
shstones@verizon.net or 757-622-9852x15.

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.

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

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

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!

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, LCSW, FIPA 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.

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

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

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.

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

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