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  • The Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis

    The Scientific Standing of Psychoanalysis

    Saturday, April 1, 2017
    10:00 AM

    Presenter: Mark Solms, Ph.D.

    This presentation will take stock of the current scientific standing of psychoanalysis, both in terms of its theoretical claims about the human mind and in terms of its clinical claims about the efficacy and mode of action of psychoanalytic treatments. The presentation will be aimed at informing and updating the general membership about these basic issues; it is not a specialist ‘research’ presentation.

    2 CME/CE credits offered.

    Free and open to the public. RSVP is appreciated but not required; first come, first-seated

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Mark Solms is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and his pioneering use of psychoanalytic methods and theories in contemporary neuroscience. Born in Lüderitz in 1961, he was educated at Pretoria Boys’ School and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He moved to London in 1988, where he worked at the Royal London Hospital (Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery) while he trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He returned to South Africa in 2002, where he now holds a Professorship in Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town. He is president of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and Honorary Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society. Honours include the George Sarton Medal for contributions to the history and philosophy of science (Rijksuniversiteit Gent, 1996), the International Psychiatrist award for contributions to American psychiatry (American Psychiatric Association, 2001) and the Sigourney Prize for contributions to psychoanalysis (2012). He is chair of the Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has published more than 300 papers in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and five books, including The Neuropsychology of Dreams (1997), Clinical Studies in Neuropsychoanalysis (2000) and The Brain and the Inner World (2002). His last book was a bestseller and was translated into nine languages. He is the editor of the Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and the forthcoming Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols).

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