Harold Kudler, MD, (Durham, NC, USA), is Associate Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and until recently, served as the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ national lead on mental health policy. An expert on psychological trauma, he writes and speaks internationally about its nature and intergenerational effects. Dr. Kudler co-chairs APsA’s Service Member and Veterans Initiative and is a member of its Committee on Psychoanalysis in the Community and its Social Issues Department.
Caroline Sehon, MD, FABP, (Bethesda, MD, USA), is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Director of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI) where she is a supervising child and adult psychoanalyst in IPI’s Child Analytic Program and IPI’s International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training (IIPT) for which she was past chairperson. At the American Psychoanalytic Association, she is an Executive Committee Director and Chair of the Committee on Psychoanalysis in the Community and Member of its Social Issues Department. Author of articles and book chapters, Dr. Sehon is in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Maria Nardone, PhD, is Faculty and Supervisor of Psychotherapy; Director of Technology and Global Learning; Former Director of the Online Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program for Russian Speakers; Former Chair, Council of Fellows, and Founding member of the Center for Public Mental Health at the William Alanson White Institute. Dr. Nardone is Co-Chair of American Psychoanalytic Association’s Social Issues Department and a North American Representative to the International Psychoanalytical Association’s Board of Directors. She is Adjunct Associate Professor in Fordham University’s graduate program in Healthcare Administration, and former Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Division of Psychological Services in the Department of OB/GYN at S.U.N.Y Downstate Medical Center. She is in private practice in New York City.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
Describe the development of the International Town Hall project and its application of support for traumatized analytic colleagues working in a climate of war.
Give one example of the impact of the International Town Hall project on the clinicians, their families, and the patients under their care.