Is Psychoanalytic Clinical Theory Applicable to the Technique of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy? A Discussion with Eve Caligor, MD and Seth Aronson, PsyD

November 12, 2019

Presenters: Eve Caligor, MD and Seth Aronson, PsyD

Summary:  Which, if any, of the techniques developed for psychoanalysis are most effectively employed in psychodynamic psychotherapies?  Does clinical psychoanalytic theory have any relevance to insight-oriented weekly or twice weekly treatments?  What modifications are needed, and why?  Two well-known experts in the fields of psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis weigh in on these questions, comparing and contrasting their views.  Attendees can participate in the discussion and Q & A following Drs Caligor and Aronson’s presentation/debate.  This event was designed by the APM and the Columbia University Center for Training and Research to welcome the graduates of the Psychotherapy Division to the monthly Scientific Meeting program.

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Compare rationales for using techniques developed for psychoanalysis in psychdynamic psychotherapy
  2. Contrast technical modifications for psychodynamic psychotherapy from different psychotherapy clinical theories

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.