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Abstract Olarte, Silvia; Tavakoli, Saman; Tasman, Allan; Katz-Bearnot, Sherry

Psychodynamic and Social Determinants of Violence

Silvia Olarte (USA)
The Cycle of Violence in the Family, Psychodynamic Considerations and Treatment

Saman Tavakoli (Iran)
Promoting Peace in a Community-A Psychodynamic and Social Approach

Allan Tasman (USA)
Divergent Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Aggression

Sherry Katz-Bearnot (USA)
Countertransference Aggression and Difficult Patients in Integrated Care Settings

This symposium will address various dimensions of peace and violence from psychosocial and psychodynamic perspectives. Dr. Olarte (USA), with vast experience treating families living in marginalized communities in New York City, will discuss how violence is transmitted intergenerationally and offer treatment recommendations to break its cyclical nature. Dr. Tavakoli, a psychodynamic psychiatrist practicing in Tehran, will present an integrative psychodynamically informed psychosocial approach to combating violence and promoting peace in communities at risk. Dr. Tasman, an eminent American psychiatrist and educator, will offer a review of divergent psychoanalytic formulations including Kohut’s view that aggression is secondary to narcissistic injury contrasting with Freud’s view of primary and secondary aggression. He will discuss the selfobject function of both family and the social environment. Dr. Katz-Bearnot, a Past President of the American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis and consultation and liaison psychiatrist, will share clinical experiences highlighting enactments and clinicians’ concordant and complementary countertransference aggression when working with patients with multimorbidities in the general hospital and integrated care services.

Silvia W. Olarte MD, DFAPA, FAAPDP (USA)
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry New York Medical College and Past President AAPDPP

25 East 83 Street 9D, New York, NY 10028
Phone 212 249 6246
Fax 212 249 7273

Allan Tasman, MD, DFAPA, FRCP (USA)
Professor and Emeritus Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Schwab Endowed Chair in Social, Community, and Family Psychiatry
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Past President American Psychiatric Association
National Advisory Council, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Chair, Section on Education, World Psychiatric Association

401 East Chestnut Street Suite 600
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone 502.588.4886

Saman Tavakoli MD (Iran)
President, Iranian Psychotherapy Association

Representative of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and Member of the Central Council, Psychology and Counseling Organization of IR Iran
Board Member of the Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry Section, World Psychiatric Association
Member of the Psychotherapy Section, World Psychiatric Association

Sherry Katz-Bearnot MD
Division of Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry

Columbia University Medical Center


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