1st Iranian Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychotherapy Congress

Date: 2014 Oct 11- 13

Place: kodakyar Ave., daneshjoo Blvd.,Evin,Post code: : 1985713834

President of Congress: Mohammad Sanaati

Vice President of Congress: Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam

Scientific Secretary: Mohammad Sanaati, Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam

Executive Secretary: AmirHossein Jalali Nodoushan

Executive Committee: AliAkbar Nejatisafa, Reza Daneshmand, Mansooreh Kiani Dhkordi, Valentin Artoonian

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Robert Bergman, MD

Robert Bergman is a training and supervising analyst of the Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and a clinical professor of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Washington.  From 1966-73, he was the chief of the mental health program of the Navajo Area of the Division of Indian Health of the United States Public Health Service. From 1969-75, he was the chief of mental health programs of the Division of Indian Health nationally. From 1975-82, he was director of residency training in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of New Mexico. From 1982, to the present, he has been in private practice in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of a number of articles and one book, Mindless Psychoanalysis, Selfless Self Psychology and Further Explorations.

Michael B. Buchholz, Prof. Dr. phil.

Professor Buchholz is a psychologist with a Diploma from the Heidelberg University and a fully trained psychoanalyst since 1991 from Göttingen. He has taught social sciences at the University of Göttingen. Since 2010 he has taught social psychology, qualitative methods and microanalytic conversation analysis at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) in Berlin. He has extended experience in clinical practice, family therapy and supervision. His main research interests are: study of sexual offenders in group therapy, study of interactional exchange in family therapy, the use of metaphors, communicative infrastructure of therapeutic empathy. He has many years of experience as primarius (leader) of a string qaurtet.

Michael Garrett, MD

Dr. Garrett is currently the Vice Chairman of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry.  He is also on the faculty of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU Medical Center in New York City, where he teaches a course on the British Object Relations School and a course on the psychoanalytic psychology of psychosis.   He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center.  Most of Dr. Garrett’s professional career has been spent in the public psychiatry sector.   In 1997 he became Deputy Director of Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital, where he was responsible for clinical services including 325 inpatient psychiatric beds and an array of outpatient services.  In 2003 he moved to SUNY Downstate as Vice Chairman for Clinical Services in the Department of Psychiatry.  At present his time is evenly divided between medical administration, teaching, and clinical research.  He has for many years had an interest in the difficulties clinicians encounter when trying to develop a relationship with psychotic individuals who have a fundamentally different view of reality than the clinician.  He has a particular interest in combined psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural treatments of psychosis.  His academic and research interests also include the voice hearing experience, lack of insight in psychosis, and the relationship between psychosis and ordinary mental processes.  His recent publications include:

1. Garrett, M. and Silva, R. (2003) Auditory Hallucinations, Source Monitoring, and a Belief that ‘Voices’ Are Real.  Schizophrenia Bulletin, 29(3):445-457

2. Garrett, M,  Stone, D. and Turkington,  D. (2006)  Normalizing Psychotic Symptoms.  Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice. Vol 79, Part 4, 595-610

3. Garrett, M. & Turkington, D. (2011) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a Psychoanalytic Frame. Psychosis 2(1) pgs 2-13

Jaswant Guzder, MD

Dr. Guzder is a psychoanalyst from the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis in Montreal and Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has been active in divisions of child psychiatry as well as social and transcultural psychiatry. She is the head of child psychiatry and director of childhood disorders day hospital at the Centre of Child Development and Mental Health in Montreal. Dr. Guzder is a senior clinician and founding director of Cultural Consultation Centre, Jewish General Hospital. She is active in teaching, training and research at McGill University, with projects currently in Jamaica with a Grand Challenges Grant as well regular training visits to India and Turkey.

Arash Javanbakht, MD

Arash Javanbakht is a senior Research Track resident psychiatrist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA. His main research and clinical interests are anxiety disorders and trauma. He is specifically interested in how personal meaning of an experience can affect the way people are traumatized by it, and how changing the meaning of experiences can prevent, or treat emotional trauma. He is also interested in the neuroscience of therapy (specifically dynamic cognitive approaches), and how different therapeutic models and pharmacotherapy can be combined based on our current understanding of neuroscience. He uses functional MRI and electrophysiology for his research. Dr. Javanbakht has published more than 20 peer reviewed papers, won several international awards, and has reviewed for several journals.

Horst Kachele, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil.

Professor Kachele was Born 1944 and grew up in Stuttgart. He studied medicine in Marburg, Leeds (England) and Munich from 1963 to 1969. He got training in psychoanalysis at the Ulm Institute of Psychoanalysis (IPA) from 1970-1975. He was the chief of Section for Psychoanalytic Methodology at Ulm University from 1978- 1989 and then became the chief of Center for Psychotherapy Research Stuttgart from 1988-2004. From 1990-2009, he has chaired the Department Psychotherapy and the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine (1997-2009) at the Faculty of Medicine Ulm University. In 2010 he was granted full Professorship at International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) in Berlin. Professor Kachele’s fields of research is on: a) psychoanalytic process and outcome research, b) somato-psychic disturbances in bone marrow transplantation and eating disorders, c) clinical and neurobiological attachment research. He has won a number of prestigious scientific and psychoanalytic awards like M. Sigourney Award of the American Psychoanalytic Association in 2005. He has been a visiting professor in different countries and has been junior-Author (with senior author H. Thomä) of the three-volume textbook on Psychoanalytic Therapy, published in more than 10 languages.

Laurence J. Kirmayer, M.D.

Laurence Kirmayer is James McGill Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Transcultural Psychiatry. He directs the Culture & Mental Health Research Unit at the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, where he conducts research on culturally responsive mental health services, the mental health of indigenous peoples, and the anthropology of psychiatry. He founded and directs the annual McGill Summer Program in Social & Cultural Psychiatry. He co-edited the volumes, Current Concepts of Somatization (American Psychiatric Press), Understanding Trauma: Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives (Cambridge University Press), and Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (University of British Columbia Press); Cultural Consultation: Encountering the Other in Mental Health Services (Springer); and Re-Visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience and Global Mental Health (Cambridge). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and has received a CIHR senior investigator award, a presidential commendation for dedication in advancing cultural psychiatry from the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and both the Creative Scholarship and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture.

Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP

Nancy McWilliams teaches at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and practices in Flemington, New Jersey. Author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994, rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), and associate editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006), she is a former president of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association. She is one of three psychotherapists chosen by APA Press (2011) to be videotaped for purposes of training in a comparison and contrast of major psychotherapeutic approaches.

Seyed Hossein Mojtahedi, PhD

Dr. Seyed Hossein Modjtahedi has obtained his PhD in psychology from Hamburg University, Germany (Developmental Clinical Psychology, Psychosomatic Disorders and Analytic Psychotherapy.) He studied Freudian Psychoanalysis at the German College of Psychoanalysis (Kolleg). He is the founder and psychoanalyst at Siavoushan Psychology Centre, Tehran. He has been teaching and the guiding instructor for the master’s as well as PhD students at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran for the past several years. He is a member of psychology group of the Academy of the Persian Language and Literature. He has a number of publications including Youth and Society and Queries in Psychoanalysis and Psychology and co-translator of The Unconscious by S. Freud. He is very interested in interdisciplinary areas of psychoanalysis, crossing literature, cinema, arts, philosophy and sociology.

Siamak Movahedi, Ph.D., NCPsyA

Siamak Movahedi is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is Professor of Psychoanalysis, Training and Supervisory Analyst and the Director of the Institute for the Study of Psychoanalysis, Society & Culture at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is the author of numerous papers and chapters in books and in major national and international journals in Psychoanalysis, Psychology, and Sociology which have appeared among others in American Imago, American Psychologist, American Sociological Review, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Journal of the American Psychoanalytical Association, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Modern Psychoanalysis, Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, L’Année Psychanalytique Internationale, and Internationale Psychoanalyse Band 9: Moderne Pathologien.

Nahale Moshtagh, PhD

Dr. Nahaleh Moshtagh is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Tehran. She specializes in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy with adolescents, adults, and couples, and supervises psychology interns and trainees in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Dr. Moshtagh is a graduate of Iran University of Medical Sciences and has been on the faculty of the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences where she lectures on Psychotherapy, Psychopathology and Developmental Psychology. Dr. Moshtagh has presented on such topics as psychoanalysis, gender differences, and narratology, and has written on topics about mother-child relations. She is the translator and the Farsi editor of Sandler, Dare and Holder’s The Patient and The Analyst.

Glenn Mowbray, Psy.D.

Glenn Mowbray, Psy.D. is an Advanced Candidate and Adjunct Faculty (teaching Klein and Bion) at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.  He is an Assistant Professor in the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (teaching Klein/Object Relations.) He has chaired and presented papers at the 2009 and 2011 International Bion Conferences in Boston and Porto Alegre, Brazil.  He is the 2013 recipient of the Elyn R. Saks Scholarship (for research into psychoanalytic treatment of psychotic/primitive mental state patients.) He maintains a private clinical practice, with offices in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Irvine, CA.

Babak Roshanaei-Moghaddam, MD

Babak Roshanaei is an advanced candidate at Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and Society (SPSI) and a board certified psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He did his psychiatric internship at University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX in 2006. He then completed his psychiatric residency and addiction fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2010 and 2011, respectively. He moved back to Iran in 2011 and worked as a consultant psychiatrist at Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS) for two years. Since 2012, he has been teaching and supervising psychiatric residents and fellows at Tehran University Medical Science (TUMS). He has taught numerous workshops on the psychodynamic approach into understanding and dealing with addictions. From 2011 to the present, he has been in private psychoanalytic practice. He is a member of both American Psychoanalytic Association and International Psychoanalytical Association. He has written a few articles and is the co-translator of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual by Cabaniss et al (under press.)

Elahe Sagart, MD

Dr. Sagart is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her Medical school in Shahr-e-Kord Medical University in Iran. She then moved to United States of America to pursuit her education in the field of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Sagart completed a Residency program in Psychiatry at the University of Virginia and a Psychoanalytic Training at the New Center for Psychoanalysis (formerly known as LAPSI, Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute) in Los Angeles. She has practiced in private sector as well as the public health systems providing psychiatric evaluation and treatment for severely mentally ill patients. Dr. Sagart is currently in private practice in Newport Beach, California. She is a member of The American Psychoanalytic Association and International Psychoanalytical Association. She strongly believes in integrating medication management with psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is also very interested in teaching and is a faculty member at The New Center for Psychoanalysis.

Mohammad Sanati. MD. FRCPsych

Dr. Sanati was born in 1945 in Iran. He studied medicine at Tehran University, Faculty of Medicine and got trained in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in England. He earned his MRCPsych in 1982, and FRCPsych in 1992. In 1985, he returned to Iran and started working at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS.) He is associate professor of psychiatry and he has been teaching and training psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and group therapy in Iran since 1986. He is very interested in single-gender group therapy with object-relation approach that he has developed to suit Iranian culture. His main interests in psychiatric research during the war were PTSD, delusion and insight. Recently he has been working on personality disorders in psychiatric patients. He is also interested in socio-cultural side of psychoanalysis and group- psychotherapy. He has published several books and papers on psychiatry, psychoanalysis, with major focus and interest in interaction of psychoanalytic interpretation of art and literature. He is currently the chief of the Department of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the director of the course for Psychotherapy Fellowship, at Roozbeh Hospital, TUMS. He is also the chief of psychotherapy section of Iranian Psychiatric Association.


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1st Iranian Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychotherapy Congress






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