Center Seminar Series

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Developing an Analytic Identity Within a New Culture

Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST


Christine Rio-Bistis Nadala, MD, PhD, will present this seminar, "Being the Other,"

as the second in our 2022-23 Monday night seminar series!

Sharing experiences from her years as a general physician and Psychiatry Resident in the Philippines, along with her practice since immigrating to Nebraska four years ago, Dr. Christine Nadala mines the riches of psychoanalytic theory to explore the challenges we face in today's complex and diverse, multicultural world. She currently is a GKCPI Candidate and a graduate of the GKCTPC's Fellowship Program.


After attending this session, participants should be able to:

(1)    Describe what it means to “be the other” and learn how to predict and navigate difficulties due to cultural differences that may arise in clinical practice. 

(2)     Explain the impact of cultural differences and how those differences may lead to resistance to treatment.

(3)    Explain how integrating traditional methods and practitioners within a given community may facilitate integration of newer clinical methods and create opportunity for healing of historical traumas.

Date and Time: Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm CST

A Zoom link will be sent by Dec. 2nd.

This seminar is open and free to the public! 


1.5 CEUs will be offered for this seminar, FREE to Center Members.

 The cost is $30 for Non-Center Members for a certificate of attendance.*



  *Details about how to receive your CEU certificate will be provided during the seminar.


In addition to her private practice providing telemedicine to the Philippines, Dr. Christine Rio-Bistis Nadala is co-owner of Plaza West Psychiatrists, LLC (psychiatric clinic) in Lincoln, NE.  After earning her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2010, Dr. Nadala obtained numerous post-graduate degrees focused on public health and education, including several healthcare post-graduate certifications from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nadala has written and lectured extensively focusing on trauma, issues of women's health, and more. Most recently, she participated in a Candidates Forum at APsaA.

 Helpful Information to Access and Participate in the Center Seminar
·     We strongly recommend that you use your PC or Mac for this meeting rather than phone or tablet, as the reception and functionality is much better.
·     When you enter the meeting, you will be in mute. This is to ensure that we are not overrun with random sound from each participant’s microphone.
·     When called on to speak, you can click the microphone icon at the bottom left of your screen, or you can hold down the space bar. Please be sure to mute yourself again after you have spoken. 
·     Make sure you have labeled your name in the box with your video picture. If you have not done so, or if you want to change your name, place your mouse on your video image. In the right corner, you will see three dots (…). Click the dots, then click “rename” and insert your name as you want it to read.


Continuing Medical Education Credits

 This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

 The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.  -Updated July 2021-