NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

PIECE OF MIND

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: THINKING PSYCHOANALYTICALLY

On November 13th and 14th, 2010, PINC is proud to present a conference entitled, "Master Clinicians in Neuropsychoanalysis: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Traumatic Brain Injury". Dr. Oliver Turnbull, the co-founder of the Neuropsychoanalysis movement, will be joined by leading experts in TBI and PTSD, doctors Anthony Chen, Harold Kudler, and Ronald Ruff. Introducing the conference, Dr. Maggie Zellner will present an overview of the brain on Friday from 3 to 6 pm.

The aim of our conference is to demonstrate the efficacy of a psychoanalytic approach in working with neurological conditions, using TB as a model. In presentations and workshops emphasizing clinical material, we will look at such questions as What is neuropsychoanalysis? Can neuroscientists and psychoanalysts develop a shared language to improve rehabilitation for brain injured patients? Can psychoanalysis be effective in dealing with preinjury trauma that may be hampering recovery? and Why is psychoanalysis important in working with brain injured patients? The collaboration of a psychoanalyst and a neuropsychologist in working with a patient with severe TBI will be presented on Sunday. 

Enid Young, Ph.D, PINC Neuropsychoanalysis Committee

For details go to www.pincsf.org.