A case which challenges the neuropsychoanalytic theory of repression
Robert Smith, M.D., presenter
Mark Solms, Ph.D., discussant
Dr. Smith will present a clinical case which exposes an apparent deficiency in the neuropsychoanalytic theory of repression recently proposed by Dr. Solms, namely repression as prematurely or illegitimately automatized prediction. Dr. Solms will discuss the case and comment upon its implications for his conception of repression, and for his related conceptualization of transference interpretation as reconsolidation.
Robert Smith, M.D. is a training and supervising analyst at NYPSI, where he is also Chair of the curriculum committee. He is a clinical instructor at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He has worked closely with Dr. Solms to enable the integration of neuropsychoanalysis into the curriculum at the Institute.
Mark Solms, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst and a professor in neuropsychology. He holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology) and is the President of the South African Psychoanalytical Association. He is also currently Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association (since 2013). Solms 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 of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute.
2 CME/CE credits offered
Free and open to the public – all welcome!