Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Research Society 2015 Meeting Program

PPRS is pleased to announce the program for its 2015 meeting, in concert with the meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association 2015 Winter Meeting, January 14-18th, 2015.

The Saturday meeting times this year will be devoted to the Sidney J. Blatt Memorial Conference. See below for further information.

To register online: Registration Website

(Please Note: Registration for the PPRS 2015 meeting allows attendance at all PPRS conference events in addition to the APsaA Winter Meeting conference)

 PPRS 2015 Program Schedule:

Thursday January 15th

12-1:30pm, Research Symposium:

Symptom Formation and Mechanisms of Change in Somatoform Disorders: Research Findings and Implications for Treatment

Presenter and Chair: Alla Landa, Ph.D. ; Presenters: Richard D. Lane, M.D., Ph.D., Harald Gündel, M.D. ; Discussant: Karen Weihs, M.D.

Thursday January 15th

4:30-6:30pm, Research in Psychoanalysis Discussion Group:

Love in Late Life: Security of Attachment in Older Couples and Implications for Emotional and Cognitive Well-being

Presenter and Chair: Robert J. Waldinger, M.D.; Discussants: Judith A. Crowell, M.D., Diana Diamond, Ph.D.

Friday January 16th

12-1:30pm, Research Symposium:

Psychological Masochism: Dynamic Hypotheses Derived From the Literature, Empirical Study and Treatment

Presenter and Chair: J. Christopher Perry, M.P.H., M.D. ; Presenters: Vera Békés, Ph.D., and Brian M. Robertson, M.D. ; Discussant: Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.

Friday January 16th

2:30-4pm, Research Paper Presentation:

Psychoanalyst as Psychopharmacologist; A Data Based Portrait

Presenter: Steven Roose, M.D. ; Discussant: David Mintz, M.D.

Friday January 16th

3:30-5pm, Research Paper Presentation:

Affect or Emotion: Bridging the Divide Through Neuroimaging and Object Relations.

Presenter: Dr. Alex Desiatnikov ; Discussant: Dr. Tobias Nolte

Saturday January 17th

Sidney J. Blatt Memorial Conference

John S. Auerbach, Ph.D.; Diana Diamond, Ph.D.; Kenneth N. Levy, Ph.D.; Patrick Luyten, Ph.D. (Coordinators listed in alphabetical order)

For more than 40 years, Sidney J. Blatt, Ph.D., was chief of the Psychology Section in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine.  He was a psychologist, a psychoanalyst, a researcher, and a mentor to many contributors to psychoanalysis.  He was a leader in all of these domains, although he is best known for his pioneering two-configurations model that views relatedness and self-definition as fundamental dimensions that underlie personality functioning, both normal and pathological, and the process of psychotherapeutic change. Today’s conference covers the multiple facets of Dr. Blatt’s contributions over his long career.  Panels will focus on Dr. Blatt’s ideas with regard to development theory and research, the assessment of object relations and representations, and the psychoanalytic process.  In addition, the first panel of the day will be an open forum for colleagues to share personal memories of and tributes to Dr. Blatt as a clinical, scientific, and personal mentor.

9:00-10:00am, Research Symposium:

Personal tributes to Sid Blatt:  The influence of Sid Blatt on Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Research, and Psychoanalytic Researchers

Chair and Presenter: John S. Auerbach, Ph.D. ; Presenters: Diana Diamond, Ph.D., Kenneth N. Levy, Ph.D., Patrick Luyten, Ph.D.

10:00 – 11:45am, Research Symposium:

The Enduring Legacy of Sidney J. Blatt’s Contributions to Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychopathology: The Future of the Double Helix Theory of Psychoanalysis

Chair and Presenter: Patrick Luyten, Ph.D. ; Presenters: Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D., Peter Fonagy, Ph.D., FMedSci, FBA, OBE, Linda Mayes, M.D.,

1:00 – 3:00pm, Research Symposium:

The Clinical Contributions of Sidney J. Blatt:  Internalization, Development, and the Therapeutic Process

Chair and Presenter: Diana Diamond, Ph.D.; Discussant: John S. Auerbach, Ph.D. ; Presenters: Susan A. Bers, Ph.D., Kay M. Long, Ph.D., Barbara F. Marcus, Ph.D.

3:30 – 5:00pm, Research Symposium:

The Object Relations Inventory and the Differentiation-Relatedness Scale: Research and Clinical Implications

Chair and Presenter: Diana Diamond, Ph.D.; Discussant: Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP ; Presenters: Jeffrey Kendall Erbe, Ph.D., M.Sc., Eric A. Fertuck, Ph.D., Kenneth N. Levy, Ph.D., Benedicte Lowyck, Ph.D., Patrick Luyten, Ph.D., Kristof Vansteelandt, Ph.D., Rudi Vermote, Ph.D., M.D.

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