Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 13, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom

    "Discordant Emotions:

    Origins of Pathogenic Beliefs"

    13 October 2022 7:00pm-8:30pm

    On Zoom. Free of charge. Registration required.

    by Volney P. Gay, Ph.D.

    The Nashville Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy invites you to a presentation by Volney P. Gay, Ph.D. His talk will be interactive with audience members on Zoom. Before the meeting, please find a favorite song, listen to it and record your emotional responses to it. We will do the same exercise, live, in response to five different vignettes listed below. Please retain a hard copy of this chart (click here to download) for our conversation.

    Volney P. Gay, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst, The St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Gay has published nine books on religion, psychiatry, and anthropology. He has won teaching awards from McMaster University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; he won the Heinz Hartmann Award given by the New York Psychoanalytic Institute; the Outstanding Service Award, The American Psychoanalytic Association; and was named Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educator, International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education. His most recent book is American Slavery: Privileges and Pleasures (2021). With Tom Campbell he founded the Nashville Psychoanalytic Study Group in 1992. In 2010, he endowed the Barbara Gay Lecture in Child Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is second author on a forthcoming book from the American Psychological Association, “Deliberate Practice in Dynamic Psychotherapy,” by Hanna Levenson, Volney Gay, Jeff Binder.

    * No continuing education certificate or credit will be offered for this presentation which is free and open to professional colleagues.

Past events

Thursday, September 08, 2022 Jacques P. Barber, Ph.D., ABPP on the "Effectiveness of Psychodynamic Psychotherapies"
Thursday, April 14, 2022 “Quien soy es de donde vengo” (Who I am is where I’m from) An exploration of how a client’s Hispanic identity informs clinical work
Thursday, March 24, 2022 Stories of Immigrants: Trauma, Turmoil, Challenges and Possibilities.
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Yin-Yang and the Menopausal Barbie Doll: Cultural Impact on Ageing
Thursday, January 27, 2022 Encounters with the other: Thoughts of an analyst from a different land.
Thursday, November 11, 2021 The Goal of Psychodynamic Therapy: Finding Pathways to the Patient’s Inner World
Thursday, September 23, 2021 The Couch Meets the Dragon
Thursday, April 15, 2021 Exploration of Fantasy in Dynamic Psychotherapy
Thursday, March 18, 2021 The Actor's Nightmare and the Therapist's Daily Experience
Thursday, February 18, 2021 Narrative Truth and Historical Truth: How the present constructs the past
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Patterns of Paranoia: Schizophrenic patient; anti-vaccine campaigns; Trumpism
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Exploration of Attempts to Avoid Distressing Thoughts and Feelings
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Focus on Affect and Expression of Emotion
Thursday, September 17, 2020 The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Psychotherapy in a Time of COVID-19
Thursday, March 19, 2020 "What kinds of therapist feelings interfere with therapy?"
Thursday, February 20, 2020 "How can we develop our individuality and competence as therapists? "
Thursday, January 16, 2020 "What characterizes the ‘good hour’ and the 'bad hour'? "
Friday, December 06, 2019 2019 Holiday Party
Thursday, November 14, 2019 "What Counts as Progress in Therapy? "
Thursday, October 10, 2019 "How can we define therapy to ourselves and explain it to our patients/clients? "
Thursday, September 12, 2019 "What are Typical Problems and Conflicts that Bring People to Therapy?"
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 "Control Mastery Theory"
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 "Am I a Butterfly or a Man? Functions of the Dreams in the Analysis of an Elderly Patient"
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 "You Are My Everything -- Idealization and its Limits"
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Why Did Dan's Therapy End Up Like This?: A Case of Failed Psychotherapy
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 No April Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Carlton Cornett: Being With Patients
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Four Perspectives
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 William Kenner, M.D. "Iatrogenic Trauma: When moral outrages blocks listening and empathy, trauma can ensue."
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Nilufer Yalman, Ph.D. "The Re-dawning of the Veil"
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Tom Campbell, M.D.: "Unrecognized Facial Blindness in a Long Term Psychoanalysis"
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Open House for APP: Kavitha Lakshmanan, MSW, LCSW
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Anne Bartek, MD, "Clinical Challenges in the Treatment of People from Atypical Subcultures"
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Ira Helderman, Ph.D., LPC, "On Practices and In Theory"
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Holiday Party
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Ira Phillips, M.D.: "A Case Discussion on Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Supervision"
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Jeffrey Binder, "Case Formulation: How is it Really Done?"
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Executive Committee meeting: September
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Volney Gay: "Atrocity Allegations: Attack on the Innocent"
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Laura Kreiselmaier, Ph.D.: "Transliminality & Highly Sensitive Personality: Implications for Psychodynamic Therapy"
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 On the Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery
Saturday, February 13, 2016 "Creating a Holding Environment"
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Jeff Binder: Psychotherapy Research for the Psychoanalytic Therapist"
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