“NEUROPSYCHOANALYSIS, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? HOW NEUROPSYCHOANALYSIS CAN FOLLOW EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE TARGETS” by
Dr. Ana Vasconcelos, psychiatrist in SAMS – Serviços de Assistência Médico-Social do Sindicato dos Bancários de Sul e Ilhas, founding member of the Portuguese Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and member of NPA (Neuropshycanalysis Association), Portugal
My presentation aims to survey the possible convergence points between neuroscience and psychoanalysis under the banner of Evidence-Based clinic in mental health. By deepening the exchange interfaces between the two disciplines, we can better understand how the brain works and how human psychism operates.
Ana Vasconcelos was born in Lisbon, and graduated in Medicine in 1977. She specialized in Child and Adolescence Psychiatry in Paris, and was admitted into the Portuguese Medical Bar association in 1984, in the pedopsychiatry specialty. Since then she has worked as a child and adolescence psychiatrist in SAMS – Serviços de Assistência Médico-Social do Sindicato dos Bancários de Sul e Ilhas. She holds a master degree in Psychopathology and Psychology from the Instituto Superior de Piscologia Aplicada, Lisbon. She participated on the first CEJ (Center for Judiciary Studies) course of family mediation. She is a founding member of the Portuguese Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and a member of NPA (Neuropshycanalysis Association).