An Introduction to Neuropsychoanalytic Concepts
Richard Marcolini, M.D.
Thursdays 7:30-9 pm
May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2011
7.5 CME/CE credit hours
What is the relationship between mind and brain? Explorations of this topic from a psychoanalytic perspective date back to Freud (an accomplished Neurology researcher and clinician) with his "Project for a Scientific Psychology." Have over 100 years of neurosciences research finally allowed us to take up the project he abandoned? Recent developments including sophisticated functional brain imaging have sparked renewed interest in this rapidly emerging area.
Participants will be able to:
- Gain familiarity with neuropsychoanalytic readings on such topics as emotions, dreams, memory, the self, consciousness and the unconscious.
- Become familiar with and be able to critically assess the unique psychodynamic clinical issues arising from joint treatment with medication and psychotherapy.
- Apply this knowledge to the clinical situation with practical approaches and techniques.