Psychodynamics Live in Primary Care: Assessment Stories of a Psychoanalytic

Thursday, November 16, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
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The Psychoanalytic Interest Group presents:

Psychodynamics Live in Primary Care: Assessment Stories of a Psychoanalytic Health Psychologist

November 16, 2023 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM ET | 1.5 CE Credits

To register for this event, please login to the SPA Website.

This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants at a later date.  

This advanced, 90 minute webinar will provide an overview of the role of psychologists in primary care with an emphasis on the role of psychodynamic  assessment.


After attending this webinar attendees will be able to:

1) describe the influence of that psychoanalysis had on the development of primary care specialties

2) describe how a psychoanalytic framework can help to assess physicians’ negative emotional reactions toward difficult patients

3) list two types of psychological assessment that takes place in primary care and how a psychodynamic approach can aid in understanding patients’ subjective experiences of there medical and psychosocial problems


To register for this event, please login to the SPA Website.  

SPA Member Registration   FREE
Non-Member Registration (Student)  $39
Non-Member Registration (Early-Career)  $129
Non-Member Registration (Professional)  $199


John Porcerelli, PhD, ABPP is a Professor and Psychology Clinic Director at the U. of Detroit Mercy Doctoral PhD in Clinical Psychology. From 1996 to 2016, Dr. Porcerelli served as Professor and Director of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences, Wayne State U. School of Medicine. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Health Psychology, and Psychoanalysis, and is a graduate of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. He’s a fellow of the APA, SPA, and the Michigan Psychological Association. His research interests have spanned both psychodynamics and health psychology. He has conducted studies of object relations and defense mechanisms development, changes in these constructs in response to treatments, and outcome of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. As a health psychologist, he has conducted studies of collaborative care (i.e., physicians working side-by-side psychologists in medical settings), predictors of difficult physician-patient relationships, and has developed curricula for collaborative care for residency programs. He is the recipient of the American Psychoanalytic Association Research Award in 2016, the International Psychoanalytical Association Research Excellence Award in 2019, and the APA Division of Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychology Annual Research Award in 2022. He is a consulting editor for JPA and Psychoanalytic Psychology. Dr. Porcerelli. maintains a private practice in Birmingham, Michigan.

The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Society for Personality Assessment is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0218. 

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