55th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI - May 12 - 14, 2011

Psychodynamic Approaches to Treatment Resistance and Therapeutic Obstacles was the theme of the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP). This meeting was devoted to exploring how psychodynamic approaches can be used to elucidate and modify therapeutic obstacles and treatment resistance and to improving the methods by which such psychodynamic approaches can be taught.

Our Opening Session began with a presenation from Dr. Marianne Eckart, one of the Founding Members of the AAPDP. A video of her presentation is below and the transcript can be read by clicking here. Following her talk, our Opening Night Speaker, John McDermott, M.D., presented “The Evolution of Multicultural Identity in Hawaii: Implications for the Future” on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Our Keynote Speaker, Carol Bernstein, M.D., presented “The Changing Face of Medicine: The Next Generation of Psychiatrists” on Friday, May 13, 2011. C├ęsar Alfonso, M.D., President of the AAPDP, presented “Psychodynamic and Social Aspects of Altruism - Clinical Implications for Working Through Treatment Impasses and Enhancing the Practice of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy” on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Our Preliminary Program is listed below, detailing other exciting presentations throughout this event.

The meeting was held in beautiful Honolulu Hawaii, at the Sheraton Waikiki, May 12-14, 2011.

Looking Back

by: Marianne Horney Eckardt, M.D.

Click here to view the transcript of the above presentation.


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