Riggs Clinicians to Present at American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) National Meeting



APsaA 2015 National Meeting

The vision of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization, is to “envision a world in which psychoanalytic knowledge advances human potential and relieves suffering.” The Association actively promotes this vision through professional education, research, scholarship, advocacy and public relations among other avenues. 

This January 14-18, APsaA will hold its 2015 National Meeting, bringing together more than 2000 attendees for five days of psychoanalytic programming, networking and stimulating content for mental health professionals, educators, researchers and students who are curious about psychoanalysis. Several clinicians from Riggs will be presenting and discussing a variety of topics this year:

Wednesday, January 14, 2:00-4:00pm
DISCUSSION GROUP 22: Pharmacotherapy and Psychoanalysis 
Co-chairs: Larry Sandberg, MD (New York, NY), Fredric Busch, PhD (New York, NY) 
Presenters: David Mintz, MD* (Stockbridge, MA), Jennifer Stevens, PhD* (Stockbridge, MA) 
Coordinator: David Gutman, MD (New York, NY)

Wednesday, January 14, 4:30-6:30pm
DISCUSSION GROUP 40: Treatment Resistance: Application of Psychoanalytic Ideas to Dilemmas in Treatment
Chair: Elizabeth Weinberg, MD (Stockbridge, MA)
Presenter: Eric M. Plakun, MD* (Stockbridge, MA)
Discussants: Michael Groat, PhD* (Houston, TX)

Thursday, January 15, 2:00-4:00pm
DISCUSSION GROUP 73: Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapeutic Hospitals

Chair: M. Sagman Kayatekin, MD (Missouri City, TX)
Co-chair: Michael Groat, PhD (Houston, TX)
Presenter: Amy Taylor, PhD (Stockbridge, MA) 

Friday, January 16, 2:30-4:00pm
PPRS RESEARCH PAPER 1: Psychoanalyst as Psychopharmacologist: A Data Based Portrait 
This session is cosponsored by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Research Society. 
Chair & Presenter: Steven Roose, MD (New York, NY) 
Discussant: David Mintz, MD* (Stockbridge, MA)

Friday, January 16, 2:00-5:00pm
UNIVERSITY FORUM: How Do We Negotiate our Relationships to Terror in Political, Cultural, and Clinical Life? 
Chair: Kimberlyn Leary, PhD, ABPP (Cambridge, MA) 
Presenters: Jessica Stern, PhD* (Cambridge, MA) 
Christopher Voss* (Washington, DC) 
Discussant: M. Gerard Fromm, PhD* (Stockbridge, MA)

Friday, January 16, 11:15am-4:00pm
Poster Presentation: The Dynamic Family Functioning Instrument: A Preliminary Exploration
Cathleen Morey, LICSW, Thomas Lusignan, LICSW and David Rosenthal, LICSW

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Riggs is honored to have several of our clinicians participating in the APsaA National Meeting this year. Our clinicians’ expertise is crucial to the unique residential treatment offered at Riggs for individuals who suffer from complex psychiatric issues. Meetings such as this offer an opportunity for that expertise to inform the broader base of psychoanalytic knowledge and provides our clinicians an opportunity to learn from other colleagues in the field and bring that knowledge back to Riggs.