FROM NEUROLOGY TO PSYCHOANALYSIS AND BACK TO NEUROSCIENCE:
BASICS OF FUNCTIONAL PSYCHONEUROBIOLOGY FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Workshop is led by Dr. Inna Rozentsvit
Date: June 4th, 2022, 10:00am – 4pm (Saturday)
Location: Virtual participation only!
Virtual participation is conducted via audio/video or audio mode only
(with minimal technical requirements)
To Register for this workshop, please complete the Registration form
Continuing Education Information: 8 CEs for APA, NYS Psychologists, NYS Social Workers;
Pending: NYS Psychoanalysts
See details here

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

The Astonishing Hypothesis is that ‘You’, your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules. As Lewis Carroll’s Alice might have phrased it: ‘You are nothing but a pack of neurons’.– Francis Crick

Although the founder and the visionary of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, was a neurologist and a neuropathologist, and although his ideas about the structure of the mind came from observing and making preparations of fish brains and spinal cords, until recently, psychoanalysis and neuroscience were walking the very different paths and were (at best) unconcerned about each other. Then, evolution of psychoanalysis and neurosciences and increased awareness of discoveries in each of them brought us, 21stcentury practitioners of various clinical and humanitarian disciplines, to understanding that we live in the age of the brain-mind revolution (or brain-mind paradigm shift).

One main feature of this paradigm shift is the realization of ineffectiveness (and unsustainability) of one’s operation in a secluded sphere of one particular discipline anymore, and that cross-pollination of the ideas and the research is not just “suggested,” but “mandatory.”

The objectives of this workshop are to outline those neuroscience findings that are significant in sustaining the psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic practice (e.g., neuroplasticity and neurointegration), as well as how each psychoanalytic case represents unprecedented source of support for brain-mind science. Application of some emerging multi-inter-disciplinary practices (like mindful therapy and integrated mindsight) will be discussed.

We also will discuss the view of many inter-disciplinarians about psychoanalysts/ psychotherapists/ educators being the innate neuroscientists – as Thornton Wilder said once, “. . . everybody knows in their bones that something is eternal, and that something has to do with human beings. All the greatest people ever lived have been telling us that for five thousand years and yet you’d be surprised how people are always losing hold of it.”


We must recollect that all of our provisional ideas in psychology will presumably one day be based on an organic substructure. — Sigmund Freud, “On Narcissism”


The deficiencies in our description would probably vanish if we were already in a position to replace the psychological terms with physiological or chemical ones.…We may expect [physiology and chemistry] to give the most surprising information and we cannot guess what answers it will return in a few dozen years of questions we have put to it. They may be of a kind that will blow away the whole of our artificial structure of hypothesis. — Sigmund Freud, “Beyond the Pleasure Principle”

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

Saturday, June 4th, 2022

Morning Session:
10am — 12:15pm

Lunch
12:15pm — 1:00pm

Afternoon Session:
1:00pm — 2:15pm
2:30pm — 4:00pm

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this educational activity, its participants will be able to:

  • Discuss and analyze the brain-mind paradigm shift.
  • Discuss and analyze one of the main concepts of functional psychoneurobiology: neurogenesis.
  • Discuss and analyze one of the main concepts of functional psychoneurobiology: neuroplasticity.
  • Discuss and analyze one of the main concepts of functional psychoneurobiology: neurointegration.
  • Discuss and analyze one of the main concepts of functional psychoneurobiology: neurocircuitry.
  • Discuss and analyze one of the main concepts of functional psychoneurobiology: connectomes.
  • Discuss and analyze one of the main concepts of functional psychoneurobiology: electrochemical conduction (and brain as an electro-chemical machine).
  • Discuss and analyze one of the fire together — wire together phenomenon.
  • Discuss and analyze one of the born together — wire together phenomenon.
  • Discuss and analyze the Triune Brain Theory of Paul McLean.
  • Discuss, compare and analyze the top-down modulation and the bottom-up processing.
  • Utilize the Triune Brain Theory in trauma-sensitive clinical practice.
  • Utilize the Triune Brain Theory in clinical practice working with families, parents, children.
  • Utilize the concepts of the top-down modulation and the bottom-up processing in clinical cases and in one’s life.
  • Discuss the concept of mindfulness and its application in one’s life and practice.

READINGS:

Hubschmid, M., Aybek, S., Maccaferri, G.E., et al. (2015). Efficacy of brief interdisciplinary psychotherapeutic intervention for motor conversion disorder and nonepileptic attacks. Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 37, 448–455.
Hutchinson, E. (2011). Neuroplasticity: Functional recovery after stroke. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 12(1), 4.
Kandel, E. R. (1998). Biology and the future of psychoanalysis: A new intellectual framework for psychiatry revisited (Special Article). American Journal of Psychiatry, 156(4), 505–524.
Kandel, E. R. (1998). A new intellectual framework for psychiatry. American Journal of Psychiatry, 155, 457–469.
Kandel, E. R. (2012). The age of insight: The quest to understand the unconscious in art, mind, and brain, from Vienna 1900 to the present. Random House.
Kandel, E. R. (2016). Reductionism in art and brain science: Bridging the two cultures. Columbia University Press.
LeDoux, J. (2003). The emotional brain, fear, and the amygdala. Cell Mol Neurobiology, 23(4–5), 727–38. doi: 10.1023/a:1025048802629. PMID: 14514027.
Shonkoff, J. P., & Phillips, D. A. (Eds.). (2000). From neurons to neighborhoods: The science of early childhood development. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

SHORT BIO OF THE WORKSHOP LEADER:

Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, MBA, MSciEd is a neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist, trained in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, with extensive experience in brain trauma, autoimmune neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions.
Dr. Rozentsvit is a founder of the Neurorecovery Solutions, Inc. (neurorecoverysolutions.com), a non-profit organization which helps neurologically impaired and their caregivers in their often heart-breaking journey to well-being. She is also an educator who works with children and adults with learning and emotional disabilities, while applying knowledge from the fields of neurology, basic sciences, mental health, and pedagogy to solving puzzles of miscommunications and every-day interactions of these children and adults with their parents and significant others.

Dr. Rozentsvit is passionate about people and supporting the possibilities that all people are. This passion fueled her publishing endeavors, which realized into founding the ORI Academic Press (oriacademicpress.org), the MindMend Publishing Co., and the MindConsiliums (a trans-disciplinary journal with main focus on cross-pollination of knowledge and experience from various mental health, medicine, and science fields, mindconsiliums.org).

Dr. Rozentsvit is the scientific faculty member, programs director, and administrator of the Object Relations Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (ORI, www.orinyc.org) in NYC. Her course on Neurobiology for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists and the Parent-Child Development Program at the ORI include important for all mental health professionals topics: Neurobiology of Self; Neurochemistry of Emotions; Attachment Theory/ Love before First Sight; Neurological Disorders (Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and multiple sclerosis) through the Eyes of a Psychotherapist; Neurobiology of Psychosomatic Illness; Neuroscience of Anger and Violence; and others.

For more information, please visit https://innarozentsvit.com/

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Titles:

  • From Confusion to New Beginnings and Thrills: Ferenczi, Balint and Object Relations — Stefanie Teitelbaum (12.5 CE)
  • From Neurology To Psychoanalysis And Back To Neuroscience: Basics Of Functional Psychoneurobiology For Mental Health Professionals — Dr. Inna Rozentsvit (8.0 CE)

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis (ORIPP). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of up to 20.5 Psychologist contact hours.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirement
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held)*, OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
* OK accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

New York Board for Social Workers (NY SW)
Amedco SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115. 20.5 hours

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 20.5 hours

To receive CE certificates for the actual hours attended – please request them at the time of registration or any time prior to beginning of the conference. CE certificate fee: $25 (in addition to the registration fees). No fees charged for PD (Professional Development) certificates from ORI.

REGISTRATION AND FEES:

Early Bird registration (before April 17, 2022)
$50 regular/ $35 grad students & candidates/ $15 undergrad students.
If CEs are requested — please use the “regular” registration option. There is an additional fee of $25 (can be paid prior or on the day of the conference).

Regular registration (April 17 – June 3, 2022)
$60 regular/ $45 grad students & candidates/ $20 undergrad students.
If CEs are requested — please use the “regular” registration option. There is an additional fee of $25 (can be paid prior or on the day of the conference).

Registration ‘at the door’ (after 6pm EST/ NYC time on June 3rd or June 4th, 2022)
$70 regular/ $55 grad students & candidates/ $25 undergrad students.
If CEs are requested — please use the “regular” registration option. There is an additional fee of $25 (can be paid prior or on the day of the conference).

Please Note: If CEs are requested — there is an additional fee of $25 (can be paid on the day of the conference or in advance).
If you are requesting the CEs, please register as a licensed practitioner and pay the “regular” fee for attending this educational event.

SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS are available for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for retired or disabled practitioners, or need-based or/and those who live outside of the USA.

You can request scholarship using this form

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Full refund before the date of the event.
No refund from the day of the event, but full paid tuition will be applied to any further ORI events.

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