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Tom Campbell, M.D.: "Unrecognized Facial Blindness in a Long Term Psychoanalysis"

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Luton Conference Room, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, 1601 23rd Avenue South Nashville, TN 37212


  • If you are not a current member, there is a $10 fee for this event.
  • If you are a current member of the organization, there is no additional fee for this event.

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"Unrecognized Facial Blindness in a Long Term Psychoanalysis"

I will present my work with a patient who discovered she suffered from facial blindness (developmental prosopagnosia) in the midst of an ongoing analysis.  This discovery forced a new understanding of her dynamics, relationship issues, and a peculiar transference phenomena.  I will try to explicate what was helpful, what clues I missed, and the unique way this condition affects attachment and relationships. I hope to make us more aware of this condition as well as exploring the interconnection of neuroscience, development, and psychodynamics as revealed in this case.

Thomas W. Campbell, MD is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School class of 1968. Following a residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida Gainesville, interrupted by a 3 year stint in the US air force as a general medical officer, he completed his psychiatry residency at Yale. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.  He is a training and supervising analyst at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. 


6:30 – 7:00 Wine and hors d'oeuvres
7:00 – 8:30 Presentation and discussion

Parking is available in the garage on Children's Way.

Enter VPH through the northeast side of building facing the South Garage near Children’s Hospital

(see map below)

* A Certificate of Continuing Education is offered for those who complete this educational event. They may or may not be recognized by some professional organizations and licensing agencies. For your certificate, after the event, email John Waide within 14 days after the event.

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