Mar 19
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John H. Porcerelli, Ph.D., ABPP

“Longitudinal Study of Change: A Clinician-Report Study”

Saturday, March 19, 2022

2:00 – 4:00 pm

*2 CME and CE Credit Hours

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About the presenter

Dr. John Porcerelli is a Professor of Psychology in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at University of Detroit Mercy. Prior to 2016, he served as Professor & Director of Behavioral Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine & Public Health Science at Wayne State U. School of Medicine. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Health Psychology, a Fellow of the A.P.A., and a graduate of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. He has authored/co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has received research awards from the American Psychoanalytic Association, International Psychoanalytical Association, and Division 39 (Society for Psychoanalysis) of the A.P.A. His research includes the assessment of personality organization, physician-patient relationships, and process/outcome of psychoanalytic therapies. Dr. Porcerelli is also in private practice in Birmingham, MI.

Practice Gap Need and Course Description:

In this presentation, Dr. Porcerelli will describe the findings from The Longitudinal Study of Change (Cogan & Porcerelli, 2016, 2021), a naturalistic study of psychoanalysis, and how an empirical assessment of personality functioning can help clinicians assess patients for psychoanalysis as well as monitor progress and treatment outcome.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the differences between effectiveness and efficacy studies of psychoanalytic therapies.   
  2. Describe the strengths of harnessing clinical judgement with reliable and valid clinician rating scales for the assessment of psychoanalysis.
  3. Identify the pathological personality features that lessen as a function of psychoanalysis.  

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 Michigan Psychoanalytic Society. 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)™ (1 credit equals 1 hour). 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 for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

Updated July 2021

PSYCHOLOGISTS:  The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SOCIAL WORKERS:The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.

The views of the speakers do not necessarily represent the views of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Society.

*$15 per credit hour for non-MPS members

Please call Monica Evans at 248-851-3380 for additional information

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