Joseph Sandler Research Conference- Outcome Research and the Future of Psychoanalysis: Researchers and Clinicians in Dialogue

2:00 PM May 4 - 2:00 PM May 6, 2018

16 CE/CME Credits
Location: The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 4661 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The conference will be presented in English. 


Friday, May 4, 2018

2.00 PM                   

2.15 - 2.45 PM 
Greetings and Welcome

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Vice Chair of IRB, Frankfurt a.M
Mark Solms, Chair of the IRB, Cape Town
Bradley Peterson, USC and CHLA, Los Angeles
Harriet Wolfe, President of APsaA, San Francisco
Lee Jaffe, President Elect of APSaA
Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, President of NCP, Los Angeles

Chair: Rogério Lerner, São Paulo

2.45 - 3.45 PM       
The Efficacy of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Jonathan Shedler, Denver 

3.45 - 4.15 PM       
Clinical Psychoanalysis and Outcome Research
Mark Solms, Cape Town 

4.15 -4.45 PM         
Tea Break

Chair: Richard Lane, Tucson

4.45 – 5.30 PM       
Comparative Outcome Studies in Psychotherapy
John Clarkin, New York 

5.30 – 6.15 PM       
Emotions in Psychodynamic Process and Outcome Research
Manfred Beutel, Mainz 

6.15 – 7.15 PM       
Discussion from a Clinical Perspective with questions from the floor  
Clara Schejtman, Buenos Aires 

7.15 – 8.00 PM         
Reception/ Light Supper 

8.00 – 9.00 PM         
Public Lecture

Chair: Mark Solms, Cape Town

The Nature of Feelings and Their Consequences
Antonio Damasio, Los Angeles 

Saturday, May 5

Chair: John Clarkin, New York

9.00 - 9.45 AM         
Psychodynamic Therapy as Efficacious as Treatments Established in Efficacy? A Meta-analysis
Falk Leichsenring, Giessen

9.45 - 10.15 AM       
Discussion from a Clinical and Cultural Perspective
Harriet Wolfe, San Francisco 

10.15 - 11 AM         
Can Neuroscience Contribute to Outcome Studies in Psychotherapy?
Bradley Peterson, Los Angeles 

11.00 - 11.30 AM     
Coffee break
Chair: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Frankfurt a.M.

11.30 AM - 12.00 PM     
Discussion from a Clinical Perspective
Robert N. Emde, Denver

12.00 – 1.00 PM         
Panel with all the speakers of the morning and two Fellows of the Research Training Program   
1.00 – 2.30 PM         
Lunch break & poster viewing 
Chair: Manfred Beutel, Mainz
2.30 – 3.30 PM
Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change in psychotherapy
Richard Lane, Tucson

3.30 – 4.00 PM Tea break
Chair: Marina Altmann de Litvan, Montevideo

4.00 - 6.00 PM                  
Critical Thinking and Research in Psychoanalytic Education
Linda Goodman, Joshua Pretsky, & Morris Eagle, NCP, Los Angeles   
6.15 PM                   
Reception and Dinner

Sunday, May 6

Chair:  Susana Vinocur Fischbein, Buenos Aires

9.00 - 9.45 AM         
An Innovative, Scientific, Clinically-Sensitive Approach to Psychoanalytic Process-Outcome Research
Juan Pablo Jimenez, Santiago de Chile 

9.45 - 10.30 AM       
Discussion:  Simone Hauck, Porto Alegre 

10.30 - 11.00 AM     
Coffee break
Chair: Siri Gullestad, Oslo

11.00 - 11.45 AM   
The LAC Depression Study: a Comparative Outcome Study
Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Frankfurt a.M.

11.45 -12.15 PM     
Discussion from a Clinical Perspective and an Illustrated Case Vignette
Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, Los Angeles
Chairs: Mark Solms, Bradley Peterson 

12.30 - 1.30 PM     
Final Panel

General Information about the Congress Venue:

The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
4661 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90027
Parking Instructions:
The Saban Research Institute building is located at 4661 Sunset Blvd. (southeast corner of W. Sunset Blvd. and N. Vermont Ave.), just across the street from the Anderson Pavilion Building at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. 
If you are visiting the Saban Research Institute, please use the main visitor parking located beneath the Children’s Hospital building at 4650 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (near the intersection of Sunset & Vermont).
Visitor Parking
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
$10 for self-Park
$15 for valet
There is underground self-parking available at the main hospital entrance, which is accessible off of Sunset Blvd and Rodney Drive. You will receive a parking stub which can be validated from our office for your visit. Once you park underground, you will have to take the elevator back up to the Lobby Floor of the hospital and make your way across the street. Keep in mind that parking in the hospital’s main Visitor Parking Garage is limited. If the parking lot gets full, however, parking attendants will be happy to guide you to an alternative location.

The meeting will take place at the Saban Research Institute. Please cross at the intersection of Sunset & Rodney to get to the Institute building. Once you cross the street, you will proceed left (head west on Sunset). The building will be on the right hand side once you pass under the bridge walkway.
Registration will open on December 15, 2017

Conference Fees

Registration by 

April 20, 2018

Registration after

April 20, 2018

Full Conference Registration with CE/CME credits



Full Conference Registration without CE/CME 



Full Conference Registration : Clinical Associates, 
Interns and Residents with CE/CME credits



Single Day Conference Registration



Day Ticket for Students without CE/CME credit 



Cancellation until March 1, 2018:                  100% refund

Cancellation from March 1-April 15:               50% refund

Cancellation after April 15, 2018                    no refund

Conference Faculty 

Marina Altmann de Litvan, PhD, psychoanalyst, Master in Psychoanalysis, and children and adolescent psychoanalyst (IPA). She is full member and training analyst of the Uruguayan Psychoanalytic Association and Member of the International Psychoanalytic Association. She is Chair of the IPA Clinical Research Sub Committee and was Chair of the IPA Clinical Observation Committee (2010-2017).She has been e member of the Education Committee (2010-2013), Co-Chair of the Research Committee (2003-2006) of the Latin America Psychoanalytic Federation (FEPAL). Sponsored by the Latin American Federation of Psychoanalysis (FEPAL) she did, together with other colleagues, a research called “Analytic training and professional analytic activity in Latin America”. Such research included training analysts and candidates. This research made evident the vision of how Latin American psychoanalysts see the future of psychoanalysis as well as which changes are considered necessary in psychoanalytic training in order to face future challenges. Later, with the Education Committee of FEPAL she developed the research “How is the future of psychoanalysis perceived by Latin American psychoanalysts?” She is a research fellow of the University College of London, Third Research Annual Training Programme (1997), and visiting professor at the University College of London Research Training Programme of the IPA (2005-2006). She won the Biannual Exceptional Contribution Award from the Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytic Association (2001) for her research on verbal and non-verbal interactions in the mother-baby psychotherapeutic process. She won the Sigourney Award Honoring Achievements for advancement of Psychoanalysis (2017). She is honorary member of the Medical Psychology Department of the School of Medicine of Universidad de la Republica and academic consultant of the NGO Early Attention of Infants and Families. She is a researcher of the national Researchers System (ANII). She is member of the evaluating boards for psychoanalytic journals, scientific publications, and research projects. She has published books, chapters in books, and papers in Spanish and English.
Manfred E. Beutel, M.D., is Professor and Director of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University Medical Center Mainz, Germany.  He served as president of the German College of Psychosomatic Medicine and vice dean of research at the medical faculty. Among numerous international awards, Dr. Beutel has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship at Cornell University, NYC, and he has been a member of the faculty of the Research Training Program. He is a psychoanalyst, founder and director of the university-based training institute for psychodynamic psychotherapy WePP in Mainz. Dr. Beutel has conducted numerous randomized trials of psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, with depression, anxiety disorder, cancer and cardiovascular disease, including psychodynamic online interventions, and he has edited training manuals of psychodynamic short-term treatments. His research covers issues of protective and risk factors of mental disorders (including behavioral addiction and paraphilias) and their relationships with gender, health behavior, somatic disease and biomedical factors in large-scale epidemiological studies. He has chaired the development of National guidelines for anxiety disorders, and he is a member of the stirring committee of the Gutenberg Health Study, a major population-based longitudinal cohort trial.  

John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City. He serves as the Co-Director of the Personality Disorders Institute (PDI) of the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, the university hospital of Cornell and Columbia. Dr. Clarkin is a past president of the international Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), and he has served on study groups at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He has been on the faculty of the Research Training Program of the International Psychoanalytic Association since 1997. Dr. Clarkin’s research activities have focused on the phenomenology and treatment of patients with personality disorders and bipolar disorder. He is the author of multiple articles and books on psychopathology, assessment, and differential treatment planning for the personality disorders. He has worked with Dr. Otto Kernberg and the interdisciplinary members of the PDI since 1980 in a concentrated effort to empirically investigate the phenomenology and neurocognitive functioning in patients with borderline personality disorder, and utilize these findings in a focused treatment approach. With Dr. Clarkin’s direction, an object relations treatment for borderline personality organization, Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP), has been written in treatment manual form and demonstrated to be effective in a pilot investigation and two randomized controlled trials, one in New York City and the other across sites in Munich and Vienna (see for details). TFP, a manualized and empirically supported treatment, is now taught and practiced in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. 

Antonio Damasio, M.D., is the David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy and Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Trained as both neurologist and neuroscientist, Damasio has made seminal contributions to the understanding of brain processes underlying emotions, feelings, and consciousness. His work on the role of affect in decision-making has made a major impact in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and has been named “Highly Cited Researcher” by the Institute for Scientific Information, and is regarded as one of the most eminent psychologists of the modern era.  Damasio is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has received numerous prizes, among them the Grawemeyer Award [2014] and the Honda Prize [2010], the Asturias Prize in Science and Technology [2005], and the Nonino [2003], Signoret [2004] and Pessoa [1992] Prizes. He holds Honorary Doctorates from several leading Universities, some shared with his wife Hanna, e.g. the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne [EPFL], 2011 and the Sorbonne [Université Paris Descartes], 2015. Damasio has discussed his research and ideas in several books, among them Descartes’ Error, The Feeling of What Happens, Looking for Spinoza and Self Comes to Mind, which are translated and taught in universities worldwide. (For more information go to the Brain and Creativity Institute website at

Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, Ph.D., the president of the New Center for Psychoanalysis in  Los Angeles, a senior faculty member and a member of the Program Committee. She holds PhD in psychooncology/art therapy and a PhD in Psychoanalysis. Her book: Cancer Stories: Creativity and self-repair was published by the Analytic Press. Her newest book published by Routledge in 2016 is called: Art and Mourning: The role of creativity in healing trauma and loss. It addresses the creative mourning work of different, mostly Modernists artists such as Paul Klee, Rene Magritte, Lucian Freud, Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Giacometti and others. Her book in progress: Cancer and Creativity: A guide to therapeutic transformation, is being written in collaboration with six artists/cancer survivors and will be published by Routledge in Spring 2018. She leads an art based support group for adult cancer patients and survivors at the Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology and   sees her private patients in her office in Beverly Hills. Dreifuss-Kattan is also a practicing, exhibiting artist and curator of art exhibitions. For more information:

Morris N. Eagle, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies. Former President of the Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association. Recipient of Sigourney Award, 2009. Co-chair (with Linda Goodman) of Research Education Section of the Department of Psychoanalytic Education,  American Psychoanalytic Association. Co-chair (with Linda Goodman) of Research Committee, New Center for Psychoanalysis. Most recent books (To appear November, 2017; Routledge) 1. Core concepts of classical psychoanalytic theory: Clinical and research evidence and conceptual critiques. 2. Core concepts of contemporary psychoanalytic theory: Clinical and research evidence and conceptual critiques. He is in private practice in Los Angeles.

Robert M. Emde is now Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, and Consultant at the Centers for American Indian and Native American Health at the Colorado School of Public Health.  He currently serves as co-director of the faculty for the IPA’s Research Training Program, and was one of its founding members. His CV lists over 300 publications in the fields of early socio-emotional development, sleep research, infant mental health, diagnostic classification, early moral development, evaluation of early childhood intervention, psychoanalysis, behavioral genetics, and research education.  He graduated from Dartmouth College, and then from Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D. 1960), subsequently completing his residency in psychiatry and his psychoanalytic training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Over the course of his career, he has served as the leader of four international multidisciplinary research organizations and as editor or associate editor of 3 major journals.  He has mentored a significant number of postdoctoral fellows and NIH career scientist awardees in his Program for Early Developmental Studies, many of whom have since achieved senior tenured faculty positions.  He has lectured in 23 countries outside of the US and has received recent awards, including those from the World Association for Infant Mental Health, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the American College of Psychoanalysts, the Colorado Psychiatric Society and the Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health.  He has also been designated as Honorary President of the World Association for Infant Mental Health and as Honorary Member of the Sigmund Freud Institute in Frankfurt. 

Charles Fischer is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and a Personal and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California.  He is Chair of the Fund for Psychoanalytic Research and Deputy Director of the Science Department within the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA). He co-chairs the Department of Psychoanalytic Education Study Group on Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience within APsaA and serves on the Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association.  His current research interest is in the theoretical and clinical applications of methods derived from a study of dream interpreting practices within an indigenous group in the Amazon rainforest.

Linda Goodman, PhD, co-chaired the APsaA’s Annual Research Poster Session for over 10 years, and currently co-chairs APsaA’s Research Education Section.  As President of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute she fostered the successful merger of LAPSI and SCPSI, and served as Inaugural Co-president of the New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP).   She has chaired or co-chaired NCP’s Research Committee for many years.  She is a senior faculty member of NCP and has a private practice in West Los Angeles.

Simone Hauck, M.D., is an assistant professor at the Psychiatric Department of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. She is also a permanent professor at the Post-graduation Psychiatry and Behaviour Science Program at the same university, and professor and supervisor at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre’s Psychiatry Residence Program and at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Post-graduation Course. I am the current president of the Centro de Estudos Luis Guedes. Her current main areas of interest are Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, trauma and public health. She worked for 8 years (2004-2012) as a preceptor of the medical residence in psychiatry at the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA), working in assistance, teaching and research with a focus in the areas of psychotherapy, inter-consultation and trauma. Dr Hauck has published widely, particularly articles on resilience, trauma and intervention proposals adapted to the public network.  

Juan Pablo Jimenez is Professor of Psychiatry, Universidad de Chile, Doctor of Medicine, University of Ulm, Germany. Training and supervising analyst, Chilean Psychoanalytic Association. Senior researcher, Millennium Institut for Research on Depression and Personality, MIDAP. Founder, ex Director (2005-2013) and Professor of the PhD program in Psychotherapy Research, joint program between the University of Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and University of Heidelberg. Ex Director of the Department of Psychiatry East, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile (2000-2013). Ex President (1994-1998), Chilean Psychoanalytic Association. Ex Member of the IPA Council as Latin American representative (1994-1996). Ex President of the Latin American Psychoanalytic Federation, FEPAL (2006-2008). Ex Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1985-1986) and Scientific Collaborator, Department of Psychotherapy, University of Ulm, Germany (1987-1990). Co-founder and first President of the South American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (1992-1994). Member of the Program Committee. Berlin 45th IPA Congress (2005-2007). Member of the Research Advisory Board,International Psychoanalytic Association (1994-2007). Member of the Conceptual Integration Committee, International Psychoanalytic Association (2008-2012). Visiting Professor, University College London (2007-2015). Member of the Faculty, Research Training Program, International Psychoanalytic Association (2007-2014). 

Falk Leichsenring, D.Sc., is professor of psychotherapy research in the department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at the University of Giessen. He is a psychologist, a training and supervising analyst (DGPT). Falk Leichsenring has carried out several randomized control trials and meta-analyses on the efficacy of psychodynamic therapy. He has developed treatment manuals for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorders. The focus of his research he is on the evidence base of psychodynamic therapy.  Falk Leichsenring has published numerous articles in research journals, as well as books and book chapters. He was awarded the Heigl-Award for Psychotherapy Research (2005) , the Hamburg Prize for Research on Personality Disorders (2006) and the Adolf-Ernst-Meyer-Award  (2011) for Psychotherapy Research.

Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Ph.D., director in charge of the Sigmund-Freud-Institute in Frankfurt a.M., Germany (2001-2016) and   professor emerita for psychoanalysis at the University of Kassel.  Senior Scientist at the University of Mainz, member of the Scientific Board of the Center for Individual Development and Adaptive Education of the Excellency Initiative of the State of Hessen.She is training and supervising analyst of the German Psychoanalytical Association, the Swiss Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association. She received the Mary Sigourney Award, 2016. In October 2017 she receives the Haskell Norman Prize for Excellence in Psychoanalysis in San Francisco. 2001-2009:  Chair of the Research Subcommittees for Conceptual Research of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) and since 2009 Vice Chair for Europe of the Research Board der IPA. She is engaged in the editorial board of several journals. She attemps to integrate clinical and extraclinical research in psychoanalysis. Further research fields are psychoanalytical developmental research, prevention studies, interdisciplinary dialogue between psychoanalysis and literature, educational sciences and the neurosciences. She has published more than 300 articles and authored or edited 50 books. Currently she is responsible for several large research projects e.g. the multicentric LAC Depression study, the EVA Study (evaluation of to psychoanalytic prevention projects for “children- at-risk”; FIRST STEPS- a prevention project for migrant families and STEP-BY STEP, a pilot project for supporting refugees in a first arrival institution.

Bradley Peterson, M.D., is the Director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and University of Southern California. He is also Vice Chair for Research and Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine. He previously was a faculty member at the Yale Child Study Center and then at Columbia University, where he was the founding Director of MRI Research and the Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He trained in adult and child psychoanalysis at Yale and Columbia. His research uses brain imaging technologies to understand the origins of neuropsychiatric disorders, mapping the influences that confer risk for illness or protect against it, trigger illness onset or progression, compensate for its presence, or mediate effective treatments. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and 25 book chapters or invited reviews. He has mentored a dozen graduate and medical students and 45 postdoctoral fellows and junior research faculty members.

Joshua Pretsky, M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the David Geffen School of Medicine and the president of the Psychiatry Clinical Faculty Association at UCLA. He is a faculty member at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, where he is former chair of the Research Committee. Dr. Pretsky teaches the empirical basis of psychodynamic psychotherapy to psychiatric trainees, psychotherapy students and psychoanalytic candidates. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and former Fellow of the Yale-New Haven Psychoanalytic Research Training Program, he maintains a private practice in mid-city Los Angeles.

Jonathan Shedler, Ph.D., is known internationally as an author, consultant, and master clinician and teacher. His article The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy won worldwide acclaim for firmly establishing psychodynamic therapy as an evidence-based treatment. His research and writing are shaping contemporary views of personality patterns and disorders. He is author of the Shedler-Westen Assessment Procedure (SWAP) and numerous scholarly and scientific articles. Dr. Shedler lectures and leads workshops for professional audiences around the globe, consults on psychological issues to U.S. and international government agencies, and provides expert clinical consultation by teleconference to mental health professionals worldwide.  Dr. Shedler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and former Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department.

Clara Shejtman is Permanent Professor. Child Developmental Psychology. Director research projects and University Comunitary Programs, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trainining analyst and Children and adolescents specialist in Argentine Psychoanalytyc Association. Supervisor at different institution and clinical practice. Chapter Oedipus Complex and psychic constitution today´s culture in book: Subjetividad y Aparato Psíquico. University Press Eudeba,2016

Mark Solms holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. His book The Brain and the Inner World was translated into 12 languages. His selected papers were published recently as The Feeling Brain. Mark Solms  was born in 1961. He was educated at Pretoria Boys’ School and the University of the Witwatersrand. He emigrated to England in 1988. There he worked at University College London and the Royal London Hospital, while he specialised further at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He returned to South Africa in 2002, and now holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. He is an 'A' rated researcher by the National Research Foundation and recipient of numerous prizes and honours, including the Sigourney Prize. He has published 350 articles in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and he has authored eight books. The Brain and the Inner World was translated into 12 languages. His selected papers were published recently as The Feeling Brain. He is the editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols). 

Susana Vinocur Fischbein, Ph.D.,Training and Supervising Analyst, Argentine Psychoanalytic Association (APA); Qualified Child and Adolescent Analyst, APA, IPA.PhD in Clinical Psychology Buenos Aires National University (UBA).Chair of the Editorial Committee of the Revista de Psicoanálisis, APA.Member of the Editorial APA Committee. Professor of the APA Psychoanalytic Institute “Angel Garma”. Invited Lecturer of the School of Psychology, UBA. Former Chair of the Research and Epistemology in Psychoanalysis Committee, APA. Former Secretary of the Publications Committee, APA.Former Member of the Revista de Psicoanálisis, APAEditorial Committee. Fellow of the Research Training Program (RTP), International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA). Member of the Research Committee, RTP/Sandler Conference Sub-Committee, IPA.She served as member of the IPAConceptual, Clinical and Theoretic-ConceptualSub-Committees. Fellow of the Int. J. Psychoanal. College; Associate Book Review Editor, Int. J. Psychoanal. She was awarded the Tycho Prize at the IPA Congress, Chicago 2009. She has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters and invited reviews. Her writings predominantlydeal with clinical issues, dream theories, language and thought, and the contributions of semiotics and linguistic pragmatics to psychoanalysis. She maintains a private practice with adolescents and adults.

Harriet Wolfe, M.D., is President of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA).  She is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP).  In San Francisco she supervises and teaches psychiatry residents, analytic candidates and junior faculty at UCSF and SFCP.  She has worked within APsaA to reinvigorate APsaA’s commitment to and participation in psychoanalytic research.  She chaired a research summit in July 2015 after the IPA Boston Congress to explore collaborations among psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalytic researchers from the U.S. and abroad.  She is working with Mark Solms, the head of the APsaA Science Department, to develop a plan to actively support psychoanalytic research as well as mentor and encourage young researchers. She lectures and writes on psychoanalysis and organizational change. 


16 CE/CME credits for full conference attendance
Friday afternoon.............4.5 CE/CME Credits
Dr. Damasio Lecture.......1.0 CE/CME Credit
Saturday Morning............3.5 CE/CME Credits
Saturday Afternoon..........3.0 CE/CME Credits
Sunday Morning...............4.0 CE/CME Credits

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PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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