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Psychoanalysis Meets Neuroscience: Clinical Implications and Applications
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When: Sunday, May 22, 2016
10 am - 4 pm
Where: St. John's University, Manhattan Campus
101 Astor Place
New York, New York  10003
United States
Presenter: Mark Solms
Contact: NYSPA Central Office

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Mark Solms is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and for his integration of psychoanalytic theories and methods with those of modern neuroscience. Currently he holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology) and is President of the South African Psychoanalytical Association. He is also currently Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association. 

He has published widely in both neuroscientific and psychoanalysis He has published more than 250 articles and book chapters, and 5 books.  His second book, The Neuropsychology of Dreams (1997), was a landmark contribution to the field. His latest book (with Oliver Turnbull) is The Brain and the Inner World (2002) is a best seller and has been translated into 12 languages. He is the authorized editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud and the Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud

Efrat Ginot is the author of the 2015 book, “The Neuropsychology of the Unconscious: Integrating Brain and Mind in Psychotherapy” (Norton Interpersonal Neurobiology Series, with a foreword by Allan Schore) and on the Faculty Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Her published papers on enactments, intersubjectivity, and self-narratives integrate neuropsychology and psychoanalytic thinking. She received the 2002 Gradiva Award for best article examining the concept of the Holding Environment.

Mark J. Blechner is aTraining and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute and Clinical Assistant Professor and Supervisor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program. He has published three books: Sex Changes: Transformations in Society and Psychoanalysis (2009),The Dream Frontier (2001), and Hope and Mortality (1997). He is former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and Chair of the International Council of Editors of Psychoanalytic Journals.



*Morning Program:
10:00 – 10:30       Welcome/Introductions
10:30 – 12:30       Mark Solms, PhD Presentation
12:30 – 1:15         Lunch (Included)

*Afternoon Program:

1:15 – 2:15          Efrat Ginot, PhD, Clinical Case Presentation
2:15 – 3:15          Dialogues with Mark Blechner/Mark Solms/Efrat Ginot
3:15 – 4:00          Question and Answer with Audience/Closing Remarks



Conference Fees:
$35:  Psychoanalysis Division Members & Co-Sponsoring Division Members
$60:  NYSPA Members (Fee includes membership in the Psychoanalysis Division)
$75:  Non-Members of NYSPA
$25:  Students (must indicate university/academic institute) -  $45:  Psychoanalytic Candidates 


4.25 CE credits approved for psychologists. $10 fee for members; $20 for non-members (cash or check made out to NYSPA at the registration desk) 

Social Work CE (4.5 hours) have been approved through the Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and the fee is $15 (cash or check made out to SIPP at the registration desk).



NYSPA Clinical, Independent Practice and Neuropsychology Divisions
St John's University
Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis (providing CE credits for Social Workers)
Members of co sponsoring organizations and groups may receive registration fee as NYSPA Division of Psychoanalysis Members

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