Neuropsychoanalysis – A Working Model of Psychotherapeutic Change

A Working Model of Psychotherapeutic Change: Memory Reconsolidation in the Presence of Emotional Arousal

Richard Lane, MD, PhD, Discussant Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P.

Saturday Feb 20, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

flyerIn this program, Dr. Lane will propose that therapeutic change results from updating prior memories through a process of memory reconsolidation that incorporates new emotional experiences. After discussing this theory and its empirical foundations, he will propose that psychoanalysis offers a unique approach to childhood trauma by providing a “corrective emotional relationship.” He will discuss a research agenda investigating the reconsolidation of schematic memories - the type most relevant to psychoanalysis. In addition, since the reconsolidation of emotional memories occurs during REM sleep, when most dreams occur, Dr. Lane will describe new research being planned to see if dreams may provide a marker of memory reconsolidation, and thus, an index of treatment outcome. Dr Maggie Zellner will discuss this presentation and then lead a general discussion and question session on Dr. Lane's ideas. The final, clinical section of the day will consist of psychotherapists offering vignettes and comments that seem to illustrate memory reconsolidation in the presence of emotional arousal.

February 20th, 2021 9:00 AM
Online via Zoom (Pacific Time Zone)
United States
Event Fee(s)
Early Bird Discount $ -10.00
General $ 60.00
PINC/NPSA Member $ 50.00
Student $ 20.00
CE Credits $ 30.00