Los Angeles, CA. Nov. 14-16, 2014
Salman Akhtar, MD: A world renown psychoanalyst who is also known for his poetry, Dr. Akhtar is a professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College. He has authored or edited over 30 books, lectured at Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Emory, as well as the United Nations. He will discuss his classic work: “Quest For Answers and the Damaged Core.”
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A prolific writer, Salman Akhtar is the author of Broken Structures (1992), Quest for Answers (1995), Inner Torment (1999), Immigration, and Identity (1999), New Clinical Realms (2003), Objects of Our Desire (2005), and The Alphabet of Psychoanalysis (in press).
Dr. Akhtar’s more than 225 scientific publications also include 23 edited books: New Psychiatric Syndromes (1983), Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit (1991), The Trauma of Transgression (1991), When the Body Speaks (1992), Mahler and Kohut (1994), The Birth of Hatred (1995), The Internal Mother (1996), Intimacy and Infidelity (1996), The Seed of Madness (1997), The Seasons of Life (1997), The Colors of Childhood (1998), Brothers and Sisters (1999), Thicker than Blood (2000), Does God Help? (2001), Three Faces of Mourning (2001), Real and Imaginary Fathers (2004), The Language of Emotions (2005), Mental Zoo (2005), Cultural Zoo (2005), Freud Along the Ganges (2005), Severe Personality Disorders (in press), The Crescent and the Couch (in press), and Space and Intuition (in press).
Dr. Akhtar is a celebrated lecturer, having delivered many prestigious addresses and lectures around the world. He is the recipient of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Best Paper of the Year Award (1995), the Margaret Mahler Literature Prize (1996), the ASPP’s Sigmund Freud Award (2000), the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Edith Sabshin Award for psychoanalytic teaching (2000), Columbia University’s Robert Liebert Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychoanalysis (2004), the APA’s Kun Po Soo Award (2004), and the APA’s Irma Bland Award for being the Outstanding Teacher of Psychiatric Residents in the country (2005).
The ISEPP 2012 conference, “Alternatives to Biological Psychiatry II: Treatments That Work”, is scheduled for November 2-3 at the Airport Marriot Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.