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Riggs Medical Director/CEO to Present on Research and Psychoanalysis
The Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (WMAAPP) is holding a continuing education (CE) event titled “Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century: Research Supported Treatments,” featuring Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, medical director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center. Dr. Gerber will speak about the intersection and compatibility of empirical research and psychoanalysis in the 21st century. The event takes place on Saturday, January 23, from 9:30am-12:00pm at the Austen Riggs Center (25 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA).
“I am honored and excited to be presenting at this WMAAPP event on a topic that I feel passionately about” stated Dr. Gerber. He went on to say, “I look forward to engaging in meaningful discussions with attendees about the material and hope to shine a light on the ways in which research can help bolster what many of us have seen or experienced: the effectiveness of psychoanalytically-informed treatment.”
The event description on WMAAPP’s website states:
… psychoanalytic researchers should be focusing on (a) demonstrating the empirical evidence for psychoanalytically-informed mechanisms of action in psychotherapy, (b) psychoanalytically-informed variables in the emerging standard of NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria, and (c) informing research education in departments of psychology and psychiatry. A program for advancing these causes will be described along with potential obstacles.
Registration is $20 for WMAAPP members, $25 for non-WMAAPP members and $40 for non-WMAAPP members who wish to receive CE credit.
For more information or to register, click here or download an event brochure.
WMAAPP, formed in 1986, “is an interdisciplinary association whose members share an interest in psychoanalytic theory and practice.” For more information about WWAAP, visit their website at: wmaapp.org.