Psychoanalysis: Evidence Based Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick, Ph.D.
Lecturers and Child and Adolescent Supervising Analysts, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Ann Arbor
2:00 – 4:00 PM

*2 CME and CE Credit Hours

Depression Center Auditorium, Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor (1 mile east of US-23, on SE corner of Plymouth and Earhart Road, on U-M’s E. Medical Campus. Enter via back or south door)

About the presenters:
Jack Novick and Kerry Kelly Novick are Lecturers and Child and Adolescent Supervising Analysts at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, where they have both served as the Chair of the Child/Adolescent Analysis Committee. They are Training and Supervising Analysts of the International Psychoanalytical Association and on the faculties of numerous psychoanalytic institutes around the country.

They trained with Anna Freud in London, and, in addition to their clinical work, they have been active in teaching, research, professional organizations, and the community. Jack and Kerry Novick have written extensively since the 1960’s, with over 100 articles published in major professional journals. They are the authors of four books on psychoanalytic topics, the most recent of which is “Emotional Muscle: Strong Parents, Strong Children.”

Practice Gap/Need and Course Description:
Many psychiatrists lack understanding of the relevance of psychodynamic treatment for obsessive compulsive syndromes. This course, by demonstrating the defensive nature of obsessional thinking, will provide a broadened theoretical and technical understanding that reveals the relevance of analytic thinking to these ailments. We will describe techniques for helping the patient to change this thinking by understanding the reasons he has developed this psychological defense.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to: 1. Identify the “closed system” structure of thinking that the patient with a diagnosis of OCD has developed to deal with anxiety and other troubling affect. 2. Apply these ideas to help the patient to develop more effective ways of dealing with anxiety and other troubling affect.

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