2023 Fall Conference Part 1: Thinking About Mental Illness (Recorded)

Part 1 of a 4-part series featuring recordings from the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center's 2023 Virtual Fall Conference: Losing Our Mind and Finding It: Re-Integrating Meaning in a Neurobiologically-Focused Era - A Conference for Psychiatric Care Providers, Psychotherapists, and Social Scientists 

Despite our burgeoning neuroscientific knowledge, psychiatric outcomes are not significantly better than they were three decades ago. After decades of hopeful enthusiasm, the limits of a biomedically-reductionist approach to problems of mental health are increasingly clear. A renewed interest in integrating biomedical and psychosocial perspectives to optimize mental health outcomes is gaining momentum, whether in a focus on patient-centeredness, the development of collaborative care models, increasing attention to the social determinants of mental health, or efforts to re-integrate psychodynamic with medical approaches. 

Presenters

  • Tanya Luhrmann, PhD: “Of Two Minds, 30 Years Later”
  • Awais Aftab, MD: “Fault Lines in Biopsychosocial Psychiatry: Integrative Aspirations and the Path Forward”
  • Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP: “Diagnosis and Its Discontents”

Other Parts in the Series

Target Audience

______ Introductory                ___x___ Intermediate                  ______ Advanced

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the shifting history of psychosocial theory in the history of psychiatry
  • Explain the limitations of the biopsychosocial model and its failure to offer a unifying paradigm for psychiatry 
  • Discuss three efforts to develop a more clinically useful diagnostic classification system;
  • Differentiate between introjective and anaclitic depressive states and note their respective implications for psychotherapy.
  • To learn current theories about the treatment of psychosis
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Accreditation Statement - Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statement - Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 3.00 APA

    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Enduring for 3.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

    Austen Riggs Center, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0115.

  • 3.00 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this Enduring. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2023-2/2/2026. Social workers completing this Enduring will receive 3.00 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards.
  • 3.00 Contact Hours/ Participation
Course opens: 
03/19/2024
Course expires: 
03/19/2027
Rating: 
4

Tanya Marie Luhrmann, PhD, is the Albert Ray Lang Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University, with a courtesy appointment in psychology. Her work focuses on the edge of experience: on voices, visions, the world of the supernatural and the world of psychosis. She has done ethnography on the streets of Chicago with homeless and psychotic women, and worked with people who hear voices in Chennai, Accra and the South Bay. She has also done fieldwork with evangelical Christians who seek to hear God speak back, with Zoroastrians who set out to create a more mystical faith, and with people who practice magic. She uses a combination of ethnographic and experimental methods to understand the phenomenology of unusual sensory experiences, the way they are shaped by ideas about minds and persons, and what we can learn from this social shaping that can help us to help those whose voices are distressing. At the heart of the work is the sense of being called, and its possibilities and burden.

Awais Aftab, MD, is a psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He leads the popular interview series “Conversations in Critical Psychiatry” for Psychiatric Times, which engages with prominent commentators within and outside the profession who have made meaningful criticisms of the status quo. He is currently working on a book adaptation of the interview series for Oxford University Press (2023). 

Nancy McWilliams, PhD, teaches at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and practices in Lambertville, New Jersey. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994, rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), and Psychoanalytic Supervision (2021) and is associate editor of both editions of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006, 2017). A former president of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association, she has been featured in three APA videos of master clinicians. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Austen Riggs Center. Her books are available in 20 languages; she lectures widely both nationally and internationally. 

Austen Riggs Center Inc. adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. All those at Austen Riggs Center involved in the planning of this activity, including the presenter(s) listed above, report they have no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company*.

The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Austen Riggs Center.

 

* An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients 

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Accreditation Statement - Austen Riggs Center,Inc. is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statement - Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 3.00 APA

    The Austen Riggs Center, Inc. designates this Enduring for 3.00 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

    Austen Riggs Center, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0115.

  • 3.00 ASWB-ACE
    The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this Enduring. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2023-2/2/2026. Social workers completing this Enduring will receive 3.00 continuing education credit(s). For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit States and provinces that accept ACE | Association of Social Work Boards.
  • 3.00 Contact Hours/ Participation
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