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Virtual Grand Rounds: Clarity in Social Perception

Silver Hill Hospital
Presented by: Jonah Teitelbaum, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice Clinician
Supervising Psychologist at Silver Hill Hospital and LIU-Brooklyn

While transference has been a cornerstone of psychoanalytic theory and practice since its inception, little empirical research has investigated how individual differences affect transference robustness. This Grand Rounds will present research examining the relationship between mindfulness and transference robustness through the use of an experimental social-cognitive paradigm used for testing the influence of significant other prototypes on memory. Furthermore, a novel modification to this paradigm was tested in an attempt to probe splitting in the transference. There was a significant transference effect in the overall sample, and greater degrees of mindfulness were significantly correlated with less robust transference effects. Exploratory analyses revealed significant indirect effects of empathy on transference through mindfulness, and interpersonal distress on transference through mindfulness, as well as non-reactivity to inner experience as an important facet in the relationship between mindfulness and transference. Potential implications will be discussed.

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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal. Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.

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