Case Discussion Groups
Thinking about analytic cases from a neuropsychoanalytic perspective
Join colleagues for Zoom meetings to think about everyday analytic cases while keeping the brain in mind. In these intimate discussion groups, a psychoanalytic therapist will present a case, giving a brief history of the patient and the treatment, and then focus on a current issue. The case will be discussed from a neuropsychoanalytic perspective, followed by group discussion. Meetings will not be recorded.
While not designed to offer specific technical recommendations, neuropsychoanalytic hypotheses often deepen the clinician’s work.
All participants are required to be current members of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society, and to be practicing mental health professionals (future sessions may be open to non-clinicians as well). Attendance will be limited, to facilitate discussion. Case presentations will be made by a registrant in each group session (please indicate your interest in presenting when registering).
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Paul Moore, discussant
Saturday, August 29
Times by selected zones: noon Eastern U.S., 5 p.m. U.K. and Ireland,
6 p.m. Central Europe and Southern Africa, 7 p.m. Middle East
Daniela Flores Mosri, discussant
Saturday, September 5
Times by selected zones: 11 a.m. Mexico, noon Eastern U.S.,
6 p.m. Central Europe and Southern Africa, 7 p.m. Middle East
Additional meetings to be posted soon.
Virginia Barry, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in full-time private practice in Chicago. She has served on the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute’s faculty since 1991 and has taught many clinical and theoretical courses to psychiatric residents and psychoanalytic candidates including a course entitled “Mind & Brain” which introduces candidates to areas of neuroscience and cognitive science that have relevance for clinical and theoretical psychoanalysis. She is especially interested in thinking about the biology of meaning, the development of language from gesture, the isomorphism between the hierarchical organization of the brain and that of the mind and the alterations of agency and motivation during the course of a psychoanalysis. Dr. Barry completed her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and her residency in psychiatry at Michael Reese Hospital. She has been an active member of the Neuropsychoanalysis Association since its inception, and a member of a study group lead by Prof. Mark Solms for the past year. She is the author of Scratch and Sniff Proust, a book that integrates psychoanalysis, art, neuroscience and literature while allowing the reader to sample the scents that motivated Proust’s novel In Search of Lost Time.
Daniela Flores Mosri, Ph.D., is a psychologist who started her research career investigating sleep disorders at the Reticular Formation Lab (run by neurophysiologist Dr. Raúl Alvarado Calvillo) at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Their epidemiological research was awarded second place by the National Council of Psychology (CNEIP) in 2000. Dr. Flores Mosri trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and her interest in the dialogue between psychoanalysis and neuroscience began in 1999. With the help of Dr. Alvarado, Daniela started studying potential methods to do research in neuropsychoanalysis. She then began her doctoral studies, focusing on addiction and examining the spontaneous neurochemical manipulations by users of psychotoxic drugs as a method of investigating the correlates of neurochemical modifications in affect and psychodynamic features. She has studied borderline pathology from a mainly affective perspective, and is currently conducting research on latent depression. Dr. Flores Mosri is a lecturer and researcher at Universidad Intercontinental. She is a member of the National Researchers System (SNI) at the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT), from where she currently receives support for her research in Neuropsychoanalysis. Her clinical practice focuses on borderline states, addiction, depression, psychosomatic illness, and sleep and eating disorders, amongst others. Since 2014 Daniela has been a liaison officer in Latin America for the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society.
Paul Moore is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, psychologist, lecturer, and clinical researcher, in private practice in Dublin, Ireland. He is a registered Training Analyst with the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Paul is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, and Course Director of the Department’s M.Sc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. He is a former Board member and former Chair of Board of the Irish Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. He also lectures in psychoanalysis and neuropsychoanalysis at Trinity College Dublin on several postgraduate courses in the School of Psychology and the School of Medicine. In addition to general psychotherapy practice Paul specialises in psychotherapy for people who have experienced a brain injury, people on the autistic spectrum, and family members of people affected by these issues. Paul also provides a therapeutic consultancy service to professionals in the areas of acquired brain injury, autism, and social work.
Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P., is a neuropsychoanalytic educator and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She is the Executive Director of the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation in New York, and Managing Editor of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis. Maggie received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in the Neuropsychology Sub-program at Queens College. She is a founding member of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society, and a graduate and member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) in New York. Maggie has taught neuroscience to the psychoanalytically-minded since 2003.
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