In the psychoanalytic psychotherapy of patients with severe personality pathology, particularly borderline personality disorder, the interpretive process serves multiple functions. This process comprises a series of steps or phases that can be viewed as moving the patient further away from a single, concrete experience and toward complex, stable and integrated representations of the therapist and what he or she evokes in the patient’s internal world.
Eve Caligor, MD is Associate Director, Residency Training in Psychiatry, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Caligor has published widely on the evaluation and treatment of personality pathology, the evaluation and selection of patients for psychoanalysis, and psychoanalytic and psychotherapy outcome studies. At the Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Dr. Caligor is Senior Associate Director for Psychotherapy Training and Research, and Training and Supervising Analyst. She is first author of the Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology, American Psychiatric Publishing, which has been translated into Spanish and German. She has received numerous teaching awards, including the Irma Bland Award from the American Psychiatric Association and teacher of the year awards from residents and candidates at Columbia. The paper she is presenting to APS was awarded the 2009 JAPA prize.
Please note this program will be held on the Emory University campus at the Tufts House, 2004 Ridgewood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30022. The program begins at 7:00 pm with a dessert reception. The featured speaker addresses attendees beginning at 7:30 pm, with discussion following the talk.