Incorporation of psychoanalytic treatment into the world of evidence-based care with Barbara Milrod at NYPSI

Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 8 – 10:00 PM

The Kupferstein Memorial Award Committee of the
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
presents its 2nd Leon Kupferstein Memorial Award for
Innovation in Psychoanalysis

Barbara Milrod, M.D. who will speak on
Incorporation of psychoanalytic treatment into the world of evidence-based care

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Dr. Milrod will review central research avenues she has pursued. She will discuss her outcome studies in Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (PFPP), the only psychoanalytically-based psychotherapy to meet evidence-based treatment criteria for an anxiety disorder. She will describe newer research endeavors, including some of her early formulations on separation anxiety and attachment. She will also highlight work that she has just begun to develop, involving dissemination of dynamic based therapies to community settings.

Barbara Milrod, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and is on the faculty of both the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute for Treatment and Research. She is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry, and serves on the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Psychology. She is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of clinical trials of psychotherapy outcome, particularly concerning anxiety disorders and psychoanalytic treatments, and has developed and tested an operationalized form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for panic disorder, for which she has demonstrated efficacy. This continues to be the only psychoanalytic psychotherapy with demonstrated efficacy for an Axis I anxiety disorder. Dr. Milrod has received numerous awards and grants from a number of institutions, including the National Institute of Mental Health and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. She is currently developing and testing a psychoanalytic psychotherapy for non-responders with anxiety disorders and depression with her NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award. She is married to John Markowitz, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and her son, James Koblenzer, is a politics major at Oberlin College.

The Leon Kupferstein Memorial Award for Innovation in Psychoanalysis was established in 2006 in honor of Dr. Leon Kupferstein, a graduate and past-President of the then New York Psychoanalytic Society (2001 – 2003). Dr. Kupferstein was a dedicated student of Sigmund Freud, but also possessed a firm belief that the art and science of psychoanalysis must move forward and respond to new discoveries about the human condition.

The inaugural recipient of NYPSI’s Leon Kupferstein Memorial Award for Innovation in Psychoanalysis was Dr. Kupferstein’s mentor and colleague, Dr. Charles Brenner. Dr. Kupferstein wished that Dr. Brenner be honored for his long-standing commitment and considerable body of work that has contributed so significantly to the current understanding and practice of psychoanalysis and its enduring value.

Kupferstein Memorial Award Committee

Lawrence Friedman, Philip Herschenfeld, Leon Hoffman (Chair), Kyla Kupferstein Torres, Arnold Richards, Michael Sacks

Educational Objectives: After attending, participants will be able to

1. Describe basic elements of psychotherapy outcome research

Information regarding CME credit for physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [2] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information regarding CE credit for psychologists:

Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, you will receive a PDF via email of your CE credits.

Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.

DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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