The History of Psychiatry from the Patient’s Viewpoint with Fred Sander, M.D. at NYPSI

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The History of Psychiatry from the Patient’s Viewpoint Fred Sander, M.D.  First Tuesday of the month 7:30 – 9 pm October 2, 2012 – May 7, 2013 (8 sessions) Fee:  $200

Patients’ autobiographies are used to illustrate different eras and approaches to the treatment of the mentally ill.  Recurrent historical themes are highlighted and provide a perspective on the current state of psychiatry.

Material includes the journals of the sophist Aelius Aristides, treated at the temple of Aesclepios in the first c. AD, and patients of Mesmer, Puysegur and Charcot as described in Ellenberger’s The Discovery of the Unconscious. These are followed by Freud’s cases of Schreber and the Wolf-man, each of whom described their own treatments.  Later works may include Hannah Greene’s I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Mary Barnes, a patient treated in R.D. Laing’s Kingsley Hall community, and Clifford Beers’ A Mind that Found Itself.  More recent material may include Kate Jameson’ s An Unquiet Mind, Dawn Skorczewski’s An Accident of Hope, and a study by Martin Orne of the audio tapes of the treatment of the poet, Anne Sexton.  The Family Crucible, by August Napier and Carl Whitaker, is a composite of the treatment of a number of families and may also be included.

Participants will select the specific material to be read as there is more than can be covered in 8 meetings.

Dr. Sander has been a pioneer in the application of analytic theory to couple and family therapy.  His first book, “Individual and Family Therapy: Toward an Integration,” was published in 1979 by Jason Aronson, and his recent book, “Created in Our Own,” published in January, is about the Pygmalion myth. Dr. Sander is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell Medical School, and on the faculty of NYPSI.

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Information Regarding CE Credit for Psychologists

Educational Objectives: After taking this course, participants will be able to:
1)  Identify and evaluate transference and counter transferences in autobiographical accounts of treatments.
2)  Recognize the role of history in famous cases, e.g. “The Wolf-man.”
3)  Identify the role of certain patients’ contributions to psychotherapy.

Who Should Attend: Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychotherapists).

APA-approved CE Credits:

Psychologists: The New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, Inc. 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. Attendance is monitored. Credit will be granted to participants who submit a completed evaluation form and payment as described. It is the responsibility of participants seeking APA-approved CE credits to comply with these requirements.

If you would like CE credit, please notify the instructor and specify your email address. At the end of the program, you will receive an evaluation form. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, you will receive a PDF via email of your CE credits.

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

DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information Regarding CME Credit for Physicians

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 [12] 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.

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