Robin Ohringer is a psychotherapist who has operated her own Cambridge, Massachusetts-based office for nearly 45 years. To augment and inform her professional activities, Robin Ohringer holds active membership in multiple clinical organizations including the Massachusetts Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (MAPP).
Founded three decades ago, MAPP currently supports approximately 250 members who strive to further psychoanalytic psychology education within the state of Massachusetts. As part of these efforts, the organization sponsors regular public workshops such as Moments of Truth in Psychoanalytic Treatment.
This 2018 workshop took place at the Cambridge Hospital Learning Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Workshop leader Jonathan H. Slavin, PhD, ABPP, developed this event to examine the ways in which some traditional psychoanalytic assumptions are out of step with modern scientific findings about the physiological construction and operational processes of the brain. Moments of Truth in Psychoanalytic Treatment also addressed the mistaken notion among historical psychoanalysts that pathological mental symptoms occur only in the mind and are little affected by real life events or human interactions.