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Psychoanalysts Gone Global: Bridging Cultures with Technology

Date: Apr 14, 2018 8:30 am

Online psychotherapy and psychoanalytic education programs are connecting faculty and students from places never before possible or practical. Our knowledge deepens as we learn from our work as psychoanalysts and educators in different languages and cultures. And from a completely different perspective, we will hear from professionals developing therapeutic programs using artificial intelligence. Join us for this innovative and interesting Conference!


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8:30-9:00 Breakfast and registration


9-9:15 Welcome

9:15 – 10:15"Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Therapists: The Future Is Here" David D. Luxton*, PhD., M.S.
* David Luxton appears live via Zoom, a digital platform


10:15-10:30 Break


10:30-11:30 “Embracing Reproductive Telemedicine: Case Studies Exploring Opportunities, Risks, and Lessons Learned” Allison Stern Rosen, Ph.D.


11:30 -12:15 “Gained in Translation” Mi Yu, M.D., Ph.D.


12:15-1:00 Lunch


1:00-2:00 “Psychoanalysis in Translation:  US/Russian Experience” or

“Psychoanalytic training across borders:  US/Russian experience” Lucy Bruell and Ekaterina Mikhailova*, Ph.D.
* Ekaterina Mikhailova appears live from Russia, via Zoom


2:00-2:45 “When is a Red Herring not a Red Herring?”: Cross-cultural prejudices in treating eating disorders and addictions in psychoanalytic treatment.  Elizabeth Halsted, Ph.D.; Anne Malave, Ph.D., Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.; Janet Tintner, Psy.D.


2:45-3:00 Wrap Up



Registration Fee:

$100 for professionals

$50 for Candidates and Graduate Students

$75 online attendance



Learning Objectives:


1.    Participants will be able to discuss current and emergent applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in behavioral and mental health care and how these technologies will impact the field.

2.    Participants will be able to delineate what technologies they may be able to integrate into their practice and services now and in the not so distant future.

3.    Participants will explain the ethical issues associated with the use of AI technologies in behavioral and mental healthcare.

4.    Participants will verbalize the ways they can (and should) be involved in the development of AI technologies for behavioral health care.

5. Participants will assess the rewards/challenges of the rapid advances in reproductive medicine

6. Participants will be able to demonstrate a better understanding of the similarities and differences between reproductive counseling and traditional therapy

7. Participants will be able to the challenges of using social media platforms to conduct reproductive consultations

8. Participants will be able to identify and explain the defensive strategies that are commonly employed by participants in reproductive technology and third party reproduction

9. Participants will able to discuss the challenges and rewards of working with global clients

10. Participants will be able demonstrate an awareness of the cultural differences involved in the treatment of eating disordered, compulsive and addictive patients.

11. Participants will be able to participate in a dialogue of cross-cultural prejudices against 12 step programs and also be aware of alternatives.

12. Participant will be able to explain their awareness of the taboo about overweight and especially how difficult it is for clinicians to understand that interpersonal specific questions are a way of exploring otherwise forbidden issues, like disgust about a large body for the clinician.