Grand Rounds Speakers

Many members of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP) are actively involved in psychiatric education. The following topics are available for presentation through members of the AAPDP. Select the topic of interest to view biographies of Academy members available for Grand Round Sessions.

(Note: All arrangements, including reimbursement, for speakers should be made directly between the requesting program and the potential speakers)


Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • César Alfonso, M.D.
  • Sheila Hafter Gray, M.D.
  • Silvia W. Olarte, M.D.
  • Ferruccio Osimo, M.D.
  • J.J. Rasimas, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.


Clinical Applications of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Elizabeth Haase, M.D.
  • Thomas Kalman, M.D.
  • Silvia W. Olarte, M.D.
  • Gerald P. Perman, M.D.
  • Eric Plakun, M.D.
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.
  • Jane Simon, M.D.


Complex Problems in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

- Psychodynamics in Under-Medication of Pain in HIV/AIDS1
- Early Childhood Trauma, PTSD, and Non-Adherence in HIV/AIDS2
- The Difficult-to-Treat Patient3
- Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology in the Care of Treatment-Resistant Patients4

  • Mary Ann Cohen, M.D.1, 2
  • Elizabeth Haase, M.D.
  • Thomas Kalman, M.D.
  • David Mintz, M.D.3, 4
  • Silvia W. Olarte, M.D.3
  • Eric Plakun, M.D.3
  • J.J. Rasimas, M.D., Ph.D.4
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.
  • Jane Simon, M.D.


Dreams in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Thomas Kalman, M.D.
  • Myron Glucksman, M.D.
  • Elizabeth Haase, M.D.
  • Thomas Kirsch, M.D.
  • Silvia W. Olarte, M.D.
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.


Ethical Aspects of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

- Learning Boundaries: Principles, Practice, Pitfalls1
  • Mariam Cohen, M.D.
  • David Mintz, M.D.1
  • J.J. Rasimas, M.D., Ph.D.1


Jungian Analytic Psychology

  • Thomas Kirsch, M.D.
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.


Psychodynamic Approaches to Human Sexuality

- LGBT Mental Health1
  • Jack Drescher, M.D.1


Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology

- Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology1
- Meaning and Medication: The Evidence Base2
- Teaching the Psychodynamic of Psychopharmacology3

  • César Alfonso, M.D.
  • Myron Glucksman, M.D.
  • Thomas Kalman, M.D.
  • David Mintz, M.D.1, 2, 3
  • Silvia W. Olarte, M.D.<1,3
  • J.J. Rasimas, M.D., Ph.D.1, 2, 3
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.
  • Joseph R. Silvio, M.D.


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoses

  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.
  • Ann-Louise Silver, M.D.


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine

- Psychodynamic Aspects of HIV and AIDS1
- Meaning and Medication: The Evidence Base2
- Teaching the Psychodynamic of Psychopharmacology3

  • César Alfonso, M.D.
  • Michael Blumenfield, M.D.
  • Mary Ann Cohen, M.D.1
  • Myron Glucksman, M.D.
  • Thomas Kalman, M.D.
  • David Mintz, M.D.2, 3
  • J.J. Rasimas, M.D., Ph.D.1, 2, 3
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

  • Harvey Roy Greenberg, M.D.
  • David Mintz, M.D.


Psychodynamics and Culture

-What Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists Need to Know About Destructive Cults1
-Psychodynamic Understanding of Suicide Bombers2
-Psychodynamic Understanding of Terrorism3

  • Harvey Roy Greenberg, M.D.
  • Craig Katz, M.D.
  • Peter Olsson, M.D.1, 2, 3
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.
  • Joseph R. Silvio, M.D.


Psychodynamics and Neuroscience

  • Richard Brockman, M.D.
  • Elizabeth Haase, M.D.


Psychodynamics, Religion and Spirituality

  • Mariam Cohen, M.D., PsyD
  • Thomas Kirsch, M.D.
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.
  • Jane Simon, M.D.


Psychotherapy Outcome Research

- Research for Residents1
  • Myron Glucksman, M.D.
  • Sheila Hafter Gray, M.D.1
  • Ferruccio Osimo, M.D.


Teaching Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

- Teaching Psychodynamics to Medical Students1
- The Role of Personal Therapy in Psychiatric Training2
- Teaching the Psychodynamic of Psychopharmacology3
- Learning Boundaries:  Principles, Practice, Pitfalls4

  • César Alfonso, M.D.
  • Myron Glucksman, M.D.
  • Sheila Hafter Gray, M.D.
  • Thomas Kalman, M.D.
  • David Mintz, M.D.1, 2, 3, 4
  • Silvia W. Olarte, M.D.2,3,4
  • Eric Plakun, M.D.1, 4
  • J.J. Rasimas, M.D., Ph.D.1, 2, 3, 4
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.


Transcultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

- Global Mental Health1
  • César Alfonso, M.D.
  • Craig Katz, M.D.1
  • Silvia W. Olarte, M.D.1
  • Erminia Scarcella, M.D.


Other Interests

- Military Psychiatry1
-Pain2
-Sexuality3
-Perversion4
-Shame5
-Suicide - Phenomenology and Psychodynamics6
-A History of Chestnut Lodge and its Contributions to Psychiatry7
-Psychoanalytic Study of Cinema, Media, Arts and Pop Culture8
-Compulsive Gambling9
-Creativity10

  • Sheila Hafter Gray, M.D.1
  • Harvey Roy Greenberg, M.D.8,9
  • Elizabeth Haase, M.D.2, 3, 4, 5
  • J.J. Rasimas, M.D., Ph.D.6
  • Ann-Louise Silver, M.D.7
  • Jane Simon, M.D.10

Participating Members of the Academy

(Click on the names for information about topics of interest and areas of expertise.)

César A. Alfonso, M.D. Michael Blumenfield, M.D. Richard Brockman, M.D. Mariam Cohen, M.D., PsyD
Mary Ann Cohen, M.D. Jack Drescher, M.D. Myron L. Glucksman, M.D. Sheila Hafter Gray, M.D.
Harvey Roy Greenberg, M.D. Elizabeth Haase, M.D. Thomas Kalman, M.D. Craig L. Katz, M.D.
Thomas Kirsch, M.D. David Mintz, M.D. Silvia Olarte, M.D Peter Olsson, M.D.
Ferruccio Osimo, M.D. Gerald P. Perman, M.D. Eric Plakun, M.D. J.J. Rasimas, M.D., Ph.D.
Erminia Scarcella, M.D. Ann-Louise Silver, M.D. Joseph R. Silvio, M.D. Jane Simon, M.D.


Members of the Academy who wish to be listed as a Grand Rounds Speaker should contact the Academy Office for additional information. Not a member, click here to join.

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