SZ and BPD: The Importance of Psychotherapy

From Session 5 (Schizophrenia) of the FPR-UCLA 2010 conference on cultural and biological contexts of psychiatric disorder.

Below is a 4 min excerpt on the importance of psychotherapy in treating SZ and BPD, which features conference participants Elyn Saks, Eric Kandel, and Kay Redfield Jamison. We have uploaded the entire 24 min panel to the FPR channel on YouTube.

For those who want to hear more, tune in to Philoctetes Center roundtable discussion with NYU psychiatry department chair Charles Marmar (a previous FPR conference participant), clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Brian Koehler, NYU director of residency training in psychiatry Ze’ev Levin, and Ira Steinman, author of Treating the Untreatable: Healing in the Realms of Madness.

This entry was posted in bipolar disorder, cultural & biological contexts of psychiatric disorder, schizophrenia by Constance A. Cummings. Bookmark the permalink.

About Constance A. Cummings

Constance A. Cummings, PhD, is Project Director of the non-profit Foundation for Psychocultural Research, which supports and advances interdisciplinary research and scholarship at the intersection of brain, mind, culture, and mental health and illness. She is co-editor (with Carol Worthman, Paul Plotsky, and Dan Schechter) of Formative Experiences: The Interaction of Caregiving, Culture, and Developmental Psychobiology (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and (with Laurence Kirmayer and Rob Lemelson) the forthcoming Re-Visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health (Cambridge, 2015). She received her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from New York University.

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