Thinking Here and Now
Conversations with innovators in psychotherapy
Aner Govrin & Sharon Ziv-Beiman
The psychodynamic diagnosis as a guide to the psychotherapeutic encounter
We invite you to join us in a live Zoom conversation with psychoanalyst Nancy McWilliams in another meeting of our series, "Thinking Here and Now- Conversations with innovators in psychotherapy.
The conversation will focus on the art and science of psychodynamic treatment, clinical diagnostic issues (such as the schizoid patient, borderline patient), DSM and diagnosis, treating difficult patients. Nancy will use illustrative clinical examples to demonstrate psychodynamic work with patients. She will also discuss the unique problems of psychoanalysis today (such as psychoanalysts as technicians or healers, how to defend our profession, manualized treatment, the industrialization of psychotherapy).
Dr. McWilliams specializes in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and supervision, the relationship between diagnosis and treatment, alternatives to DSM and ICD diagnostic conventions; integration of feminist theory and psychoanalytic knowledge, and psychoanalytic understanding to the problems of diverse clinical populations; altruism; narcissism; and trauma and dissociative disorders.
Nancy McWilliams is a psychologist and psychoanalyst who teaches at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology. She has a private practice in therapy and supervision in Lambertville, New Jersey. She is co-editor of both editions of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, former president of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Austen Riggs Center. Her books on diagnosis, case formulation, and treatment have been translated into 20 languages.