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Psychiatrists: Integrating psychopharmacology with psychodynamic therapy

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This workshop is designed for psychiatrists in the Greater Washington, DC, area who would like to incorporate psychodynamic therapy into their psychopharmacological practices.

Are you a psychiatrist who:

~ is skilled in psychopharmacology and who is considering integrating psychodynamic therapy into your practice?

~ was trained in both psychopharmacology and psychodynamic therapy but has been practicing primarily psychopharmacology? Would you now like to use psychodynamic therapy as an adjuvant to your psychopharmacology practice?

~ is knowledgeable about both psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy? Would you like a mini-refresher course on how to help patients to understand the benefits of incorporating "talk therapy" with medicine?

~ is knowledgeable about psychopharmacology and CBT but who is interested in incorporating psychodynamic therapy in your practice?

If so, this 2 hours and 45 minute workshop could be for you.

Taught by clinical psychologist and Training and Supervising Analyst, Dr. Lynn Friedman, FABP, this workshop focuses on how to help patients, for whom an integrative approach is optimal, understand and think about benefits of incorporating psychodynamic psychotherapy with medicine. It will address the following:

1. Prior to your initial contact with a patient, how might you set the stage so that patients who are seeking medication might begin to think about the possiblity that psychodynamic therapy could be a powerful adjuvant to medication?

2. During the first phone call, how might you convey the idea that an integrative approach which incorporates medicine and psychodynamic psychotherapy might be useful to the individual?

3. In the evaluation session, how can you set the stage for the possibility of a bimodal approach? How do you begin to establish the therapeutic relationship, set preliminary goals, articulate the psychiatrist's and patient's responsibilities, establish fees as well as address other considerations?

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Why are you leading this workshop?

I have a longstanding interest in, and commitment to, conducting psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis. As a Clinical Psychologist and a Training and Supervising Analyst, I supervise, teach and treat psychiatrists as well as other mental health professionals. In this role, I've developed a good understanding of some of the challenges psychiatrists may face in dealing with patients who are uninformed about the benefits of an integrative approach. In the context of supervising psychiatrists, I've come to appreciate how these obstacles might be overcome.

Have you have presented your ideas as to how to help patients to consider the possibility that a more integrative approach to treatment might be useful to them?

I present on these topics, nationally, at the American Psychoanalytic Association as well as, locally, at the Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Center, the Contemporary Freudian Society, the George Washington University, Psychology Program and elsewhere. In February 2019, at the American Psychoanalytic Association's annual conference, I will be a discussant on a presentation aimed at psychiatrists and other mental health professionals who are attempting to move patients into more intensive psychoanalytic therapies and/or into psychoanalysis.

What is your faculty affiliation at Johns Hopkins University?

I've been teaching at Hopkins since 1999. Currently, I teach, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and How to build a successful private psychotherapy practice. In the past, in the Business School, I've taught, Career and Organizational Management, Needs Assessment and Organizational Case Studies.

I'd prefer to work with you one-on-one, is that possible?

Some people prefer to work with me, in consultation (aka "supervision"), on one-on-one, basis. If this is the case, feel free to give me a call.

The time frame is for this workshop is from 2:30 - 5:30, however, it's listed as spanning 2 hours and 45 minutes, why?

In the middle of the workshop, we take a 15 minute break.

I'm considering participating in the workshop but I'm not sure it's the right fit for me, can I give you a call?

Sure. Feel free to call me at: 301.656.9650. In order to streamline things, please make it easy for me to return your call. It would be helpful if you would provide your day and evening phone numbers and the times that it's easiest to reach you. Thank you. I look forward to speaking with you.

Where is the workshop?

The workshop is at my office: 5480 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 206, Chevy Chase, MD. It is one block from the Friendship Heights metro (red line) and about 1.5 blocks from the Washington, DC, border.

How many people can enroll in the workshop?

I like to keep the groups small, therefore, each workshop has 4 - 8 participants.

How can I learn more about you?

Here's my website: drlynnfriedman.com



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