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The Conscious Id Panel at NYPSI

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NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY  10028
212-879-6900
www.psychoanalysis.org

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 10 am – 12 pm, Donations accepted

The Conscious Id, Revisited: A Panel Discussion. Mark Solms, Ph.D., University of Cape Town, Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D., Washington State University, Heather Berlin, Ph.D., Mount Sinai Medical School

Moderator: Maggie Zellner

Based on neuroscientific evidence that consciousness depends on brainstem nuclei, and that these nuclei are centrally involved with the primary emotional and motivational processes that we associate with the id, Mark Solms has proposed that the id is fundamentally conscious. He also argues that the neuroscientific evidence suggests that the ego processes which mediate learning, automatization, and prediction, are fundamentally unconscious (and derive their consciousness from the id). In this panel, Dr. Solms will reprise his central arguments and explore some of the implications for psychoanalytic theory, with commentary, challenge and elaboration by Jaak Panksepp and Heather Berlin.

Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend. Members of the public are also welcome.

For more information: admdir@nypsi.org

Educational Objectives: After attending, participants will be able to
1) Describe at least two lines of evidence which indicate that brainstem nuclei are critical for consciousness;  
2) Articulate at least one line of neuroscientific evidence which indicates the central role of affect in consciousness; and
3) Discuss implications for fundamental assumptions of psychoanalytic theory, such as the construct of repression.

Information regarding CME credit for psychiatrists:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and 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 [2] 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 have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information regarding CE credit for psychologists:
The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, attendees will receive a PDF via email documenting CE credits.

Persons with disabilities: This building is wheelchair accessible.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

For information about NYPSI training programs please visit us atwww.psychoanalysis.org

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