12th annual Wallerstein Lecture set for March 8

By Nicholas Roznovsky

Noted clinical educator and author Deborah L. Cabaniss, MD, will be featured as the speaker at the 12th annual Robert S. Wallerstein, MD Visiting Lectureship on Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy on Wednesday, March 8 from 1 – 5 p.m. in Cole Hall on the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus. Her keynote address, "Teaching Psychodynamics: Today and Tomorrow," will be followed by discussion and analysis moderated by William Wolfe, MD, and featuring Cabaniss, Adam Goldyne, MD, and Mary Margart McClure, DMH.

Cabaniss is a professor of clinical psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Associate Director of Residency Training in the Department of Psychiatry. She is also a training and supervising analyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

She is the winner of numerous teaching awards, including the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Edith Sabshin Award, and the American Psychiatric Association’s Irma Bland Award. She is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University College of Physicians, and completed her psychoanalytic training at Columbia.

Her book, “Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual,” written with co-authors Sabrina Cherry, Carolyn Douglas, and Anna Schwartz, (and now in its second edition) was published by Wiley in January 2011 and is being used by residency training programs throughout the United States and Canada. It has been translated into Mandarin, Korean and Farsi – with a French version on the horizon. Her second book, “Psychodynamic Formulation,” written with the same group of co-authors as well as Ruth Graver, was published in 2013.

The Wallerstein Lectureship event is free, but advance registration is requested. For further information, visit psych.ucsf.edu/wallerstein or email [email protected].

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

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The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.