How do emerging models of the brain and mind inform clinical practice? Join Mark Solms, Ph.D at NYPSI

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Continued Exploration of Clinical Neuropsychoanalysis: A One-Day Workshop Sunday, April 8, 2018 New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 E. 82nd Street, New York City How do emerging models of the brain and mind inform clinical practice? Join Mark Solms, Ph.D. for an overview of ideas in neuropsychoanalysis that enrich our theory and technique. Two analytic case presentations will then be followed by detailed discussions of clinical material from a neuropsychoanalytic perspective.


Session I (9:00 – 11:00 am)
The affective basis of consciousness (the conscious id)
The unconscious nature of cognition (the unconscious ego)
Automatization and repression (the ‘cognitive’ and ‘dynamic’ unconscious)
Reconsolidation, repression, and defense (the return of the repressed)
Session II (11:30 am -1:30 pm)
Case presentation by Nina Tager, M.D., followed by discussion

LUNCH BREAK (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Session III (3:00 – 5:00 pm)
Case presenter TBD, followed by discussion

Morning and afternoon coffee and refreshments will be provided. Lunch is not included in registration; participants will go out for lunch at nearby restaurants.

Please contact Maggie Zellner with any questions.

Mark Solms, Ph.D. is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and his pioneering use of psychoanalytic methods and theories in contemporary neuroscience. Born in Lüderitz in 1961, he was educated at Pretoria Boys’ School and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He moved to London in 1988, where he worked at the Royal London Hospital (Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery) while he trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He returned to South Africa in 2002, where he now holds a Professorship in Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town. He is president of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and Honorary Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society. Honours include the George Sarton Medal for contributions to the history and philosophy of science (Rijksuniversiteit Gent, 1996), the International Psychiatrist award for contributions to American psychiatry (American Psychiatric Association, 2001) and the Sigourney Prize for contributions to psychoanalysis (2012). He is chair of the Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has published more than 300 papers in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and five books, including The Neuropsychology of Dreams (1997), Clinical Studies in Neuropsychoanalysis (2000) and The Brain and the Inner World (2002). His last book was a bestseller and was translated into nine languages. He is the editor of the Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and the forthcoming Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols).

2 CME/ CE credits offered per session. 6 CME/CE credits offered for the one-day program in its entirety.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Session I: List several modern neuroscientific correlations to conceptions of at least three of the following: ‘drives’,’ ‘instincts,’ ‘id,’ ‘ego,’ ‘repression,’ or ‘dynamic unconscious’ in the human mind.
Sessions II & III: Describe the implications for clinical technique of changing conceptions of the id, the unconscious and repression.

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0317.

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of (6) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Important disclosure information for all learners
None of the planners and presenters of this CME program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Persons with disabilities
The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.

247 East 82nd Street, NY, NY 10028 | 212.879.6900 |

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