Wednesday, May 10, 2017

AAPDP Hosts 2016 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Conference in Georgia

Since March 2014, Dr. Antonio Bullon has worked as medical director of the geriatric and neuropsychiatry treatment unit at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Massachusetts. To help him stay up-to-date on changes made within the industry, Dr. Antonio Bullon maintains membership with several professional organizations, one of which includes the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP).

Founded in 1956, the AAPDP consists of psychiatrists who are interested in psychodynamic psychotherapy within clinical practices. As an affiliate of the American Psychiatric Association, the AAPDP also has members who are psychiatric residents and medical students. A nonprofit organization, it strives to advance psychodynamic psychiatry, encourage research, and provide a forum for those interested in the practice.

In addition, the AAPDP hosts an annual meeting where members converge and share ideas. Its 60th annual meeting, which occurred in May 2016 in Atlanta, had a theme of “Let’s Play! The Role of Play in Treatment and Across the Lifespan.” The three-day event featured symposiums, workshops, and presentations. Keynote speaker Dr. Kimberly R. Best discussed the role of playfulness in child and adult treatment. The 61st annual meeting is scheduled for May 2017 in San Diego.