Neuropsychoanalysis (NPSA) Ireland Study Group
Mark Solms - Why do we dream?
This meeting is very kindly supported by the M.Phil. in Psychoanalytic Studies, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, and the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Professor Solms is a South African psychoanalyst and neuropsychologist. He holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology). He is the President of the South African Psychoanalytical Association. He is Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association (since 2013). He founded the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society in 2000 and he was a Founding Editor (with Ed Nersessian) of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis. He is Director of the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis. He is also Director of the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation in New York, a Trustee of the Neuropsychoanalysis Fund in London, and Director of the Neuropsychoanalysis Trust in Cape Town. He is the lead educator of the free online course What is A Mind? on the platform FutureLearn. Professor Solms has published widely in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, including Cortex, Neuropsychologia, Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He is also frequently published in general-interest journals, such as Scientific American. He has published more than 250 articles and book chapters, and six books. Professor Solms has received numerous awards, notably Honorary Membership of the New York Psychoanalytic Society in 1998, the American College of Psychoanalysts in 2004, and the American College of Psychiatrists in 2015. Other awards include:
- Sigmund Freud Award by the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians (2013)
- Eli W. Lane Memorial Award by the Southwest Psychoanalytic Society, University of Arizona [awarded twice] (2012 & 2013)
- Sigourney Award by the Mary Sigourney Trust (2011)
- Oscar Sternbach Award for Outstanding Dedication and Contributions to Psychoanalysis (2009)
- Arnold Pfeffer Prize by the New York Psychoanalytic Institute (2008)
- Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award by the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education (2007)
- Gradiva Award for Best Book (Science Category): ‘Clinical Studies in Psychoanalysis’ [with K. Kaplan-Solms] by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (2001)
- International Psychiatrist Lecture by the American Psychiatric Association (2001)
- George Sarton Medal by the Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Belgium (1996)
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Professor Solms is in Dublin in connection with a workshop organised by Headway Brain Injury Services. For further information, or to book a place at this workshop, please contact Ciaran Nolan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 01-604-1711.