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Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD: Changing our Minds: Neuroscientific Underpinnings of Psychoanalytic Action

In-person presentation with Q&A, Lunch, and Hospital Tour (optional)

Located at Silver Hill Hospital

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2.0 hrs. Continuing Education Credits

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Andrew J. Gerber

Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD

President and Medical Director

Silver Hill Hospital

Dr. Gerber will describe a framework for understanding therapeutic action in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and then relate this to a neuroscientific understanding of these changes, based on MRI research.

Educational Objectives   

As a result of participating in this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe contemporary social cognitive neuroscience research that is relevant to our understanding of how the brain changes in response to core components of psychoanalytic psychotherapy interventions including: exposure and response prevention, alteration of relationship representations, and restructuring of narratives.
  2. Discuss and evaluate the evidence for the role of these psychoanalytic psychotherapy interventions in a broad range of psychotherapeutic approaches.
  3. Review new approaches for using neuroimaging to study how to tailor psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic interventions to individual patients. 


The Speaker: Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD

Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD is President and Medical Director of Silver Hill Hospital, a private non-profit psychiatric hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. Before joining Silver Hill, Dr. Gerber was Medical Director and CEO of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Gerber serves as associate clinical professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and as associate clinical professor at the Child Study Center, at Yale University. He is the former co-director of the Sackler Parent-Infant Program at Columbia University, former director of the MRI Research Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and former director of research at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. 

Dr. Gerber completed a PhD in psychology at the Anna Freud Centre and University College London where he studied with Peter Fonagy and Joseph Sandler, investigating the process and outcome of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in young adults. He completed his medical and psychiatric training at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, and Weill Cornell and Columbia medical schools and his psychoanalytic training at Columbia. He trained as a research fellow with Bradley Peterson at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in brain imaging and child psychiatry. He has published and received grants in the areas of developmental psychopathology, attachment, and functional neuroimaging of dynamic processes, including social cognition and transference. He has also been involved in planning and teaching psychoanalytic research as head of the Science Department at the American Psychoanalytic Association and Chair of the Committee on Scientific Activities, secretary of the Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Research Society, and a member of the psychotherapy research committees of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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Accreditation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Silver Hill Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NASW/Connecticut Statement: This program is approved for 2.0 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers; CT. NASW/CT’s continuing education credits may be applied for license renewal for CT Social Workers (LCSW and LMSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), and Licensed Psychologists.

New York Social Worker Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0728. This program is approved for 2.0 contact hours.

New York Psychologist Statement: Silver Hill Hospital is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0227.  This program is approved for 2.0 contact hours.

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