Program Chair: Mary Ann Cohen, M.D.
CME Committee Chair: Silvia Olarte, M.D.
Chair of Scientific Program Committee: Eugenio Rothe, M.D.
Modern day psychiatry and medicine are under siege from disturbing internal and external pressures for productivity, efficiency, and cost containment. Some of these pressures result in less time for patients, defensive medicine, fragmentation of care, and dissatisfaction on the part of both physician and patient. Psychiatrists, psychodynamic psychiatrists, and their patients may be most exquisitely vulnerable to these pressures. Clinical challenges are magnified and care of patients compromised as productivity pressures mount. Suicide and other self-destructive behaviors are among the greatest challenges we face. In this meeting we hope to describe the nature of psychodynamic psychiatry using suicide as a paradigm.
We’ve invited submissions that explore and describe the psychodynamics of suicide, its impact, and its aftermath upon survivors, their families, and their psychiatrists and other clinicians. We’ve also welcomed submissions that describe the use of psychodynamics in a variety of complex clinical situations including physician-assisted suicide, responses to incest, other childhood and adulthood trauma, trauma of combat, and issues in cross-cultural psychiatry.
Our goal is to demonstrate the salience of psychodynamic psychiatry in the evaluation and care of patients, in maximizing life potentials, and in the prevention of suicide and other self-destructive behaviors. We hope to explore the impact of pressures for productivity on countertransference and clinician satisfaction as well as patient satisfaction. We plan to use film, symposia, workshops, and an emphasis on interactive participation of attendees to provide a frame of reference for understanding psychodynamics as an essential component of modern day education and practice of psychiatry and medicine.
The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry is an organization that works closely with the American Psychiatric Association, translating the applicability of the concepts of psychoanalysis and psychodynamics into the fields of neurobiology, psychopharmacology, cross-cultural psychiatry, creativity and the arts, and other related disciplines.
Psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychodynamic psychiatrists, psychosomatic medicine psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, early career psychiatrists, trainees, residents, and students.
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