The Boston NeuroPsychoanalysis Workshop is a study group of clinicians grounded in psychoanalytic theory and practice who welcome practitioners and researchers from adjacent disciplines, such as neurology, linguistics, and philosophy. Our focus is the integration of emerging neuropsychologic and neuropsychiatric knowledge and the practice of psychoanalytic therapies.
The NeuroPsychoanalysis Workshop was initially developed and sustained for many years by the efforts of Dr. Toni Greatrex, M.D. The founding members of our group are practicing psychoanalysts with decades of combined clinical experience. We believe that psychoanalysis involves the sharing between analyst and analysand of lived, embedded emotional, somatic, and cognitive experience. The psychoanalytic process has the capacity to recontextualize brain, body, and mind at the implicit level of embodied, procedural memory as well as at the explicit level of narrative experience and autobiographical memory.
Our goal as an ongoing working group is to look at how neuroscientific information correlates with psychoanalytic knowledge at both theoretical and clinical levels. We believe that current neuroscientific knowledge has created powerful new paradigms through which traditional psychoanalytic concepts and techniques may be reviewed and improved. We hope to continue to support dialogue among a variety of disciplines, enabling the advancement of knowledge that such collaboration may produce.