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A Marriage of Medication and Psychotherapy
2250 NW Flanders Street, Suite 312
Portland, OR 97210

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Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Category: CE

A Marriage of Medication and Psychotherapy: A Series of Discussions on Medications and Psychotherapy

4 Thursdays 
April  12, 19, 26, 2018 and May 3, 2018
7:00-8:30pm at OPC           
6 cmes

$200 regular price / $180 for members / $100 Residents-Interns

In this course, we will review basics and updates on medications that are commonly used adjunctively with psychotherapy. We will also think together about the complexities that arise in mixed treatments, whether the clinical is the prescriber or is collaborating with a prescriber. For example, what does a patients’ experience of side effects tell you about their psychodynamics and their transference? Do prescribing and psychoanalytic psychotherapy mix? Can psychodynamics and phenomenology be integrated, or can we think of them concurrently? Is one more “important” than the other?

A brief overview of the state of psychopharmacology and non-medical adjunctive treatments will begin each class. This level of this review will be aimed at non-prescribers but we hope also helpful to prescribers. Then we invite case material from class participants to open discussion about both the nature of the somatic treatment and dynamic aspects that may arise. To this end, we encourage you to bring your cases, questions, and confusions.

Educational Objectives:  At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
1. Develop an expanded capacity for thinking about the meaning of medications in a psychoanalytic treatment;
2. Enhance their working knowledge of the state of medical treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, and borderline psychopathology;
3. Enhance their working knowledge of the state of non-medical somatic treatments (light, diet, interventions that augment parasympathetic nervous system functioning) for depression, anxiety, trauma, and borderline psychopathology.

Instructor: Cynthia Ellis Gray, MD and Rafael Gray, MD

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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