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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

2011 Symposium: Food, Drugs, and Desire: Understanding and Treating Addictive Behaviors and Disorders in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

36th Annual Symposium

Presenters:    Kathryn Zerbe, M.D. (Portland, OR)
Brian Johnson, M.D. (Syracuse, NY)

Discussants:  Howard Shevrin, Ph.D.
Mary Adams, L.M.S.W.

Moderator: Sally Rosenberg, D.O.

Addiction comes in many forms and afflicts individuals, families, and society in diverse, yet also, predictable ways. Freedom is lost; compulsion, driven behavior and constricted thinking reigns. What are the dynamics of addictive behavior? How do new understandings in neuroscience guide our interventions with patients struggling with addictive behaviors? Our symposium panel will address these questions and more.

Dr. Kathyrn Zerbe, professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University, and Training Analyst at Oregon Psychoanalytic Center, is the former Director of the Eating Disorder Program at the Menninger Clinic. She has treated and written extensively on addictive eating disorders. Her most recent book (2008) is The Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Body Betrayed.

Dr. Brian Johnson is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Addiction Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has extensive experience treating patients during detoxification and addicted patients in psychoanalysis. Dr. Johnson is the author of numerous articles on addictive disorders, psychoanalytic treatment of addicted patients, and the important use of neuropsychoanalytic interpretations and interventions.

Saturday, April 16, 2011    
Hotel Baronette

5 CE/CME Hours