48th IPA Congress: Facing The Pain—Prague 2013

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Photos from the 48th IPA Congress: “Facing The Pain”—Clinical Experience and the Development of Psychoanalytic Knowledge (Prague, Czech Republic July 31-Aug. 3, 2013) • Special Presentation at historic Charles University for students interested in Psychoanalysis • Panel: “Antidotes to Psychic … Continue reading

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The 7th Annual Akhtar-Brenner Lecture on Psychoanalysis at Thomas Jefferson University

Akhtar Brenner Lecture Jefferson Psychoanalysis

Ira Brenner, MD, Rosemary Balsam, MD, and Salman Akhtar, MD attend the 7th Annual Akhtar-Brenner Lecture on Psychoanalysis at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA on Feb. 6, 2013.

The Seventh Annual Akhtar-Brenner Lecture on Psychoanalysis was held at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA on February 6, 2013.

The esteemed speaker was Rosemary Balsam, MD with a talk entitled, “On Shame and Shamelessness.” 

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Guest Speaker: ‘The Clinical Approach to Dissociation: Interpretation or Containment?’ at 37th MPS Symposium

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Dr. Brenner will be a distinguished guest speaker at the 37th Annual Michigan Psychoanalytic Society Symposium on the topic of Clinical Approaches to Trauma: From Dissociation to Integration with a presentation of,  The Clinical Approach to Dissociation: Interpretation or Containment?

Saturday, April 14 at the Inn of St. John in Plymouth, Michigan. Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (5 CME/CE credit hours.)

Registration and additional information available on the symposium website.

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Lecture/Discussion: ‘Do Babies Remember Trauma?’

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Photo by Brandon Doran via Flickr Creative Commons

Dr. Ira Brenner will discuss the lecture, “Do Babies Remember Trauma?,” as part of the Selma Kramer Lecture in Child Psychoanalysis presented in conjunction with the 2012 Kramer-Mahler Lecture Series featuring Susan Coates, PhD.

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“Do Babies Remember Trauma?”
2012 Kramer-Mahler Lecture Series (Part 1 of 2)
The Selma Kramer Lecture in Child Psychoanalysis

DATE – Friday, February 24, 2012
TIME – 7:30-9:30 PM
LOCATION – Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131 (map)

SPEAKER – Susan Coates, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Co-editor of “September 11: Trauma and Human Bonds;” Board Member of Margaret Mahler Foundation

DISCUSSANT – Ira Brenner, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College; Training Analyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

ABSTRACT – In this paper Dr. Coates focuses on the following questions: What are the expectable behaviors in infants after experiencing a traumatic event? In what forms are preverbal traumas represented? What have we learned from cognitive neuroscientists about memory in the early years of life? And what forms of intervention help traumatized infants and young children recover?

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Cinema and Psychoanalysis: “PSYCHO” Presented by Ira Brenner, MD at University of Pennsylvania


Freud, Franklin & Beyond – An Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Society presents: Cinema and Psychoanalysis, a series of film screenings and discussions at the University of Pennsylvania curated by Prof. Max Cavitch (Penn) and Dr. Susan Adelman (PCOP).

Upcoming Film Screening & Discussion: Cinema and Psychoanalysis – “PSYCHO”
Presented by
Ira Brenner, M.D. (PCOP)
and Max Cavitch, Ph.D. (Penn)

Thursday, October 27, 2011
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

University of Pennsylvania
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall
3340 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

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6th Annual Akhtar-Brenner Lecture on Psychoanalysis at Thomas Jefferson University

Photos from the 6th Annual Akhtar-Brenner Lecture on Psychoanalysis at Thomas Jefferson University (October 5, 2011)

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Interview: Bala Cynwyd Psychiatrist Recalls N.Y. Sessions With 9/11 Victims’ Families

Ira Brenner MD - Interview - Narberth Bala Cynwyd Patch

Photo by Eric Campbell (via Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch)

Discussing disaster psychiatry and post 9/11 counseling at Pier 94 Family Assistance Center. Interview by Eric Campbell of Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch.

Excerpt:

As those who lost loved ones in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Manhattan told their stories to authorities and journalists in the weeks afterward, some also confided to volunteer therapists such as Bala Cynwyd psychiatrist Ira Brenner as they processed the tragedy.

The Penn Valley resident had had decades of experience in trauma psychiatry but “really not a whole lot” of first-hand experience with disasters before the attacks spurred him to travel to New York, Brenner told Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch in an interview at his Presidential Boulevard office.

Before he got into the city, Brenner made arrangements to hook up with the group Disaster Psychiatry Outreach for an evening of impromptu disaster-psychiatry training.

“I found it wasn’t so easy to just say, ‘Hey, I want to help,’” Brenner said. “It took a fair amount of investigative work on my part to find this group. I didnt want to hand out orange juice 10 miles away.”

Full Interview available at Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch

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Upcoming Presentation: Dissociation in a Post 9/11 World at New York Freudian Society

Ground Zero, New York City, N.Y. (Sept. 16, 2001)

Ground Zero, New York City, Sept. 16, 2001 (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Eric J. Tilford via Flickr)

Upcoming Presentation: Dissociation in a Post 9/11 World
Ira Brenner, MD, presenter
Friday, Sept. 23, 2011
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

New York Freudian Society
NYFS-NY Scientific Program
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Hatch Auditorium
Madison Ave & 100th Street
New York, NY

It was predicted that things would never be the same in the US after the attacks on September 11, 2001. A new era was to have begun in which our illusion of safety on American soil was irreparably shattered. Destruction of the World Trade Center, substantial damage to the Pentagon and a significant loss of life triggered our “war on terror” which continues ten years later. Homeland security and other measures to “protect us” have gradually eroded several of our freedoms. The growing awareness of the limits of US supremacy in a rapidly changing technological and geopolitical world has left many with a vague sense of uneasiness about the future. In the aftermath of this national trauma, it is curious, therefore, how little has been published in the psychoanalytic literature about this topic. After review of this literature, the author will offer some speculations about why this might be the case and consider the importance of dissociation in contemporary mental processes. Dissociation will be compared and contrasted with related phenomena such as denial, disavowal, repression and splitting.

Objectives:
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the process of a dissociative response to trauma, distinguishing it from
denial and other more familiar defensive processes.
2. Analyze the concept of dissociation in relation to the psychosocial reactions of some
survivors of the attack on 9/11/01.
3. Apply the model of the dissociative mind to a traumatized society.

Who Should Attend:
Mental Health Professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed
professional counselors, eg, LP’s, LCAT’s, pastoral counselors), and people with an
interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and clinical applications

Admission is free and no reservations are required.
Certification of Attendance forms will be provided.

More information is available at the official site of the New York Freudian Society.

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Dissociation and Its Discontents

Photos from Dissociation and Its Discontents: General Psychology and Psychopathology conference in Tubingen, Germany (May 20, 2011).

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Photos: ‘Injured Men’ Book Signing Event

Photos from the ‘Injured Men: Trauma, Healing, and the Masculine Self’ book signing event.

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