For the past fifteen years, Dr. Barbara Milrod has been running efficacy studies of a scientifically testable, reliably reproducible form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for DSM-IV panic disorder: Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. In this talk, she will describe the building blocks of psychotherapy research and explain their application to manualized forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Milrod will also present the results of her work in Panic Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, which has shown efficacy for panic disorder.
After receiving her medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Barbara Milrod completed her residency in General Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Payne Whitney Clinic in Manhattan. Over the next six years, she held positions as an Instructor and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and received her psychoanalytic training at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She is currently on the faculty of both the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She joined the Weill Cornell Medical College in 1996 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted in 2007 to Professor of Psychiatry. She also maintains a private practice specializing in panic disorder and agoraphobia, with expertise in anxiety and mood disorders for adults and children. She has published numerous articles and books and has received many awards for her contributions in the area of psychoanalytic psychotherapy of anxiety and somatoform disorders.
The program begins at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm and the featured speaker addresses attendees from 7:30 pm, with discussion following the talk.