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

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 Wellbeing

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

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

Sidney J. Blatt Memorial 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.

Saturday January 17th

10:00 – 11:45am, Research Symposium:

Sidney J. Blatt Memorial 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.,

Saturday January 17th

1:00 – 3:00pm, Research Symposium:

Sidney J. Blatt Memorial 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.

Saturday January 17th

3:30 – 5:00pm, Research Symposium:

Sidney J. Blatt Memorial 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.


Researchers from around the world met at the Psychoanalytic Research Training Program.

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