At its meeting in Toronto May 18 to 21, the American Academy of
Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry will commemorate its 50th anniversary
with special sessions and events. The meeting will take place just before the
opening of APA's 2006 annual meeting.
"The academy welcomes the participation of clinicians, medical
students, and psychiatry residents who wish to expand their knowledge of the
`talking cure' in a collegial and intellectually stimulating
atmosphere," said academy trustee and meeting co-chair Gerald Perman,
Among the highlights will be presentations by two of the academy's
founders, Marianne Eckardt, M.D., and Milt Zaphiropoulos, M.D., who will
reflect on the group's five-decade history.
In addition, Richard Friedman, M.D., will discuss the past, present, and
future of psychodynamic psychotherapy, while Stuart Yudofsky, M.D., chair of
the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor University, will talk about"
connections between psychodynamics and neurobiology" and where
these connections will lead. Jack Drescher, M.D., will deliver a special
lecture titled "Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis: The Past 50
On Saturday, May 20, is a gala dinner with musical accompaniment by several
of the academy's talented members.
Information about the meeting is posted at<www.aapsa.org>
or available by e-mail at