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Riggs Clinicians Presenting at American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) 2016 National Meeting

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Austen Riggs Center clinicians presenting at the 2016 National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA).From January 12 to 16, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization, will hold its 2016 National Meeting. This annual gathering brings more than 2000 mental health professionals, educators, researchers and students who are curious about psychoanalysis, together to enjoy psychoanalytic programming, networking and other stimulating content. 

Through professional education, research, scholarship, advocacy, public relations and more, APsaA promotes a vision to “envision a world in which psychoanalytic knowledge advances human potential and relieves suffering.” Riggs is pleased to have clinicians presenting at the National Meeting once again this year:

Wednesday, January 13, 4:30-6:30pm
DISCUSSION GROUP 40: TREATMENT RESISTANCE: APPLICATION OF PSYCHOANALYTIC IDEAS TO DILEMMAS IN TREATMENT

Co-chairs: Eric M. Plakun, MD (Stockbridge, MA) & Elizabeth Weinberg, MD (Stockbridge, MA)
Presenter: Michael Groat, PhD, MS (Houston, TX)
Discussant: Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD (Stockbridge, MA)

Thursday, January 14, 2:00-4:00pm
DISCUSSION GROUP 71:  PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC HOSPITALS 

Chair: M. Sagman Kayatekin, MD (Missouri City, TX)
Co-Chair: Michael Groat, PhD, MS (Houston, TX)
Presenters: Megan Kolano, PsyD (Stockbridge, MA), David Rosenthal, LICSW (Stockbridge, MA), Thomas Franklin, MD (Baltimore, MD)

Friday, January 15, 11:15am-4:00pm
POSTER SESSION: RESEARCH RELEVANT TO THEORY AND PRACTICE IN PSYCHOANALYSIS

Co-chairs: Ayelet Barkai, MD (Cambridge, MA) & Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD (Stockbridge, MA)

Friday, January 15, 12:00-1:30pm
RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: EMPOWERING OUR TRAINEES TO PRACTICE PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

Chair & Presenter: Janice Halpern, MD, FRCPC (Toronto, ON)
Presenters: Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD (Stockbridge, MA) Mark J. Hilsenroth, PhD, ABAP (Garden City, NY)
Discussant: Fredric Busch, PhD (New York, NY)

Saturday, January 16, 1:00-3:00pm
PPRS RESEARCH FORUM 3: THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF EVERYDAY LIFE: AFFECTIVE PATTERNS ACROSS A WEEK AND A LIFESPAN

This session is sponsored jointly by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Research Society.

Chair & Presenter: Johanna C. Malone, PhD (Cambridge, MA)
Presenter: Kevin B. Meehan, PhD (Brooklyn, NY)
Discussant: Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD (Stockbridge, MA)

In addition:

Amy Taylor, PhD, will be attending APsaA and reporting her observations on Meaning Matters, an independent online community, hosted by the Austen Riggs Center, for clinicians and those in related fields who share a professional interest in psychodynamic practice, research and education. Learn more and sign up at the Meaning Matters table in the APsaA exhibit hall or visit: www.meaningmatterscommunity.org
David Mintz, MD, is a Committee on Psychoanalysis and Medical Student Education member 
Jane G. Tillman, PhD, is a Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA) Editorial Board member

You can view a PDF flyer of Riggs presenters here.

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