Correcting faulty predictions: Psychotherapy helps people approach the future


New York, NY- As part of the scientific program of the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, APsaA member Regina Pally, M.D. of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute will give a presentation on the regulatory role of consciousness in monitoring and correcting errors of prediction and the implications for psychotherapy. Dr. Pally is both a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst.

This session, entitled "Unconscious Prediction, Conscious Monitoring and Therapeutic Change: Is There a Mind-Brain Barrier", will take place on Tuesday, May, 5, 2004 from 12:00- 1:30 P.M. in Room 1E16 on Level 1 of the Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York.

The mind has its own way of predicting what's going to happen as a kind of background and unconscious activity. Dr. Pally's session will point out how we can bring consciousness to bear on those predictions - with the help of psychotherapy - to correct our predictive errors.

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