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Long-term Psychotherapy in the Rear-View Mirror: ‘Evidence’ From my 40 Year Clinical Career
McKimmon Conference and Training Center
NC State University, 1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

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Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Scientific Programs

Long-term Psychotherapy in the Rear-View Mirror:

‘Evidence’ From my 40 Year Clinical Career

Presented by William Meyer, MSW


Program Description  
Market place values are now deeply imbedded in the practice of psychotherapy and our ideas about what is considered ‘evidence’ have become increasingly constricted.

Psychotherapy has lost its soul.
This presentation provides clinical ‘evidence’ that demonstrates how long-term therapy profoundly affected the lives of four individuals.

While you and I have lips and voices which 
are for kissing and to sing with 
who cares if some oneeyed son of a bitch
invents an instrument to measure Spring with?  

-e.e. cummings


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PLEASE NOTE, the Location Has Changed to the McKimmon Center
: Saturday, November 17, 2018 

Where: McKimmon Conference and Training Center, NC State University, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, NC 27606 (MAP)
Time: 10 am - 12 noon, registration and refreshments being at 9:30 am
   CME credits:2 / CE Credits: 2 / NBCC: 2 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance  
Fee: $45 ($50 at the door), No Charge for PCC members, LDC staff & board, full-time students with ID and trainees in the departments of social work, psychology and psychiatry. Needs based scholarships are available upon request. Contact the Programs Manager for details.


About the Presenter: William Meyer, MSW is the Director of Training for Social Work and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and OB/GYN at Duke University Medical Center. He practices in Duke’s high-risk obstetrics clinic and he has been a supervisor and team leader of 3rd year psychiatry residents for over 25 years. He is a past-president of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work and is a former Secretary of the National Academies of Practice. He is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas, and holds faculty appointments at The University of North Carolina and Smith College. He has lectured and written extensively on mental health related topics, and is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently in 2011, the “Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Clinical Social Work and Psychoanalysis” by the American Academy for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work.

Learning Objectives:  By the end of the session, learners should be able to:

  1. Discuss the irony that mental health clinicians encourage the long-term use of psychotropics, while discouraging long-term  treatment provided by human relationships
  2.  Describe the “sentinel effect” in which the short-terms goals of the patient’s insurance, have been internalized by the   practicing psychotherapist
  3.  Compare the outcomes of 3 or more individuals (which will be presented) seen in long-term treatment
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Target Audience:  Open to mental health professionals and anyone else with an interest in this topic.  This program is at an intermediate instructional level.

CE and CME
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. 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 2 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.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

If you have special needs or want information about our cancellation policy, please contact the Administrator.

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