NPAP Neuropsychoanaltytic Clinical Study Center
The Neuropsychoanalytic Clinical Study Center (NSCS) was formed in 2003 as a component part of The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP). The NSCS is the first clinical group in the City of New York whose mission it is to provide neuropsychoanaltytically informed psychotherapy to patients who have sustained focal brain damage, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, meningiomas and epilepsy. Inspired by Dr Mark Solms, a neuropsychologist, psychoanalyst and founder of neuropsychoanalysis and Dr Edith Laufer, Director Emeritus of NSCS, the licensed clinicians at NCSC are trained to use a neuropsychoanalytic approach in helping brain-injured patients mourn their losses, form new identities and achieve realistic hope for the future.
In addition to providing neuropsychoanalytically informed psychotherapy to patients with brain injuries, we are also a study and research group that meets monthly to discuss clinical cases and pertinent literature in neuroscience, psychoanalysis and related fields. We have participated in national and international conferences, organized workshops, and published clinical articles to contribute to knowledge in the field.
We are also initiating a neuropsychoanalytic approach with selected patients in our current caseloads. During this unprecedented time of challenges, including COVID 19, political disruption, racial tension and civil unrest, we will consider the neuropsychoanalytic perspective, particularly in regard to patients struggling with trauma, loss, stress, anxiety and depression.
An application is required for attendance. Please contact the Group Coordinator if you are interested in joining.
Monthly meetings, first Friday at 2:30 PM to 4 PM
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