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Half-Day Conference: Clinical Implications of Recent Findings in Neuropsychoanalysis - featuring Mark Solms, PhD

  • December 11, 2021
  • 8:40 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 149


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Please state your Colorado university/institute program at registration


Description: This conference is geared toward practicing psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. Dr. Solms will address the implications of recent neuroscientific findings concerning the brain mechanisms of emotion and memory for the clinical understanding and treatment of psychopathology. The objective is to make it possible for the targeted group to apply this knowledge in their clinical assessments and treatments. 

CME Objectives:

  1. List the seven basic emotions of the human brain and their expression in psychopathology.
  2. Describe the different memory systems of the human brain, and how they express their workings consciously and unconsciously.
  3. Use their clinical techniques to take account of how the emotional brain works and how the different memory systems of the brain work.

Presenter Biography: Professor Mark Solms was born in 1961. He was educated at Pretoria Boys’ School and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He emigrated to England in 1988. There he worked at University College London (Dept of Psychology) and the Royal London Hospital (Dept of Neurosurgery) while he trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He returned to South Africa in 2002, and now holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. His rating by the National Research Foundation is 'A1' and he is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He has received numerous prizes and honours, such as the Sigourney Prize, the IPA’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award and Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Psychiatrists. He is Training Director of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, Director of the Science Dept of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has published 350 articles in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and he has authored eight books. The Brain and the Inner World was translated into 13 languages. His collected papers were published recently as The Feeling Brain. His latest book, The Hidden Spring, appeared in early 2021. He is the editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols) and Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols).


Registration is required. The Zoom link be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Registration will close at noon (MST) on December 9th. 


  • CO Trainees: $40.00 (Please list your CO training institution at registration)
  • DPS Members: $60.00
  • Non DPS Members: $75.00 

Conference Schedule (2 CME credits): Please log in a few minutes early so we can begin promptly at 9:00 AM (MST)

 Time (MST)  Description
 8:55 - 9:00 AM  Welcome & Introduction
 9:00 - 10:30 AM  Presentation by Dr. Solms
 10:30 - 11:00 AM  Q&A with Dr. Solms

Optional Breakout Group Schedule (.75 CME credits)

 Time (MST)  Description
 11:00 - 11:10 AM  Attendee break & Zoom set up
 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM  Breakout Groups

Breakout Groups:
 To help conference participants process the topics covered by Dr. Solms, there will be an option to attend breakout groups with a facilitator after his presentation. The breakout group is optional and must be attended in its entirety to receive the .75 additional CME credits.

CME Credit: The conference is 2 credits, and the optional breakout group is an additional .75 credits. Attendees of both the conference and breakout group can earn a total of 2.75 credits. Participants must attend the conference to attend the optional breakout session. 

CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the entire session, and complete an online evaluation within 7 days after the program.  CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, attendance, and completion of the evaluation.

Cancellation and Certificate Replacement: There will be NO refunds after December 8, 2021. Any refunds made before the 12/8/21 will be less a $10 administrative fee. If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records.  There will be a $3 charge if the Society office must resend a certificate.

Confidentiality: During conferences, we will follow rules of confidentiality for clinical case material including disguising identifying information. Please do not discuss any case material outside of this conference. No recording of case material is allowed.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 
(Updated July 2021)

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