SALONS

Join us for a series of Tuesday evening Psychoanalytic Salons this fall & winter!

The Vermont Institute for the Psychotherapies is offering a series of 3 Salons to take place on 3 Tuesday evenings in Central Vermont on the following dates:

October 30, 2018
January 15, 2019
March 12, 2019

All from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

You may attend 1, 2 or all 3 sessions as each Salon is free standing and independent of the others.

The format will be an informal gathering at the home or office of the presenter with an opportunity for socializing with wine and snacks followed by discussion of 1 or 2 papers which will be available prior to the Salon for review.

The first Salon is scheduled for October 30, 2018 and will focus on a discussion of the work of Dr. Galit Atlas, a psychoanalyst from NY, who will be the  featured speaker at the VAPS Fall meeting in November 2018.  The Salon will be facilitated by VIP faculty member Dr. Tamara Bisbee and held at her office in Stowe, Vermont. Dr. Bisbee will select a few of Dr. Atlas’s readings for discussion in anticipation of her presentation at the VAPS  meeting on Sexuality and Psychoanalysis the following month.

The second Salon is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and will be facilitated by VIP faculty member Dr. Alice Silverman. The topic will be psychodynamic meanings of medication use and discontinuation with a paper to read by Dr. David Mintz, Erin Seery and John Cahill from Austin-Riggs and Yale entitled ‘Deprescribing: A Psychoanalytically-Informed, Patient Centered Perspective.’ The Salon will be held at Dr. Silverman’s home office in Montpelier and will be useful to both psychiatrists and non prescribing psychotherapists who have concerns about either adverse effects, lack of efficacy and/or possible nocebo effects of psychotropic medications and how to approach this issue thoughtfully and collaboratively with ones patient and prescriber.

The third Salon is scheduled for Tuesday,  March 12, 2019 and will focus on a review of South African psychoanalyst Dr. Mark Solme’s writings in anticipation of his visit to Vermont in May 2019 as the guest speaker for the Annual Gibbard Award and Lecture and for the VIP Spring meeting. Our Salon will be facilitated by VIP faculty member Dr. Stella Marrie with location and readings still to be finalized.  The papers will be selected to provide background for the topics that Dr. Solmes will be addressing during his presentations in Vermont.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. All Salons are free (though donations to cover snacks will be accepted) but pre-registration is required as space will be limited. To pre-register for one or all of the salons please contact the individual presenters for each session via email which is listed below. Links to readings for each salon as well as address and directions will be provided when you pre-register.

Dr. Tamara Bisbee: tbisbee_adelphia1@comcast.net
Dr. Stella Marie:  smarrie@myfairpoint.net
Dr. Alice Silverman: alicehersheysilverman@gmail.com