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Brief Reactive Psychosis: Evaluation, Engagement, and Implications

February 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Abstract: In this presentation Dr. Cornelius will explore the phenomenon of brief reactive psychosis informed by the growing body of evidence that presents a counterpoint to the typical psychiatric conceptualization. Dr. Cornelius underscores the need to discern psychotic expression down to the level of the individual in context of their personal, family and social network to help direct the course of initial engagement.

Bio: John Thor Cornelius, MD, a psychoanalyst and psychiatrist in private practice in Sacramento, trained at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Society. He teaches in the Department of Psychiatry at UC Davis, and is interested in the integration of psychiatry and neuroscience with the work of Bion, Winnicott, and contemporary field theorists. In his practice, Cornelius treats severe psychic distress, including psychotic disorders, from a psychoanalytic perspective.


Please note:  This talk will be part of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association meeting.  Time to be determined.


February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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JW Marriott, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
3300 Lenox Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326 United States
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