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About the Afternoon Workshops

Friday May 1, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel - Baltimore, MD

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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 the Association for Child Psychoanalysis. 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 2 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 of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The theme for the 2020 Annual Meeting is Transference Dilemmas in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis. On Friday, May 1st from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, we are offering four workshops.  Each workshop will have both a clinical and technical focus, and we are confident that each will be excellent.

Workshop A

When the Truth Does Not Feel Good Enough: The Meaning of Lying and Stealing in the Analysis of a 4 1/2-year-old Girl

Presenter: Anna Balas, MD, PC

Discussant: Anita Bryce, PhD

Course Objectives:

  • Identify two strategies of developing an analytically based working alliance with parents and teachers of children presenting with behavioral problems.
  •  Identify two approaches to analytically-based interventions with children who are action-prone.

Course Description:

This workshop is intended for child analysts, child analytic candidates, and psychotherapists who work with young children.  The focus is on intervention strategies with children who present with severe behavioral problems, and with their parents and teachers.  The workshop will include a detailed summary of a child analytic treatment, along with a discussion that highlights the technical approaches and theoretical concepts that are being illustrated.   The presenter and discussant are experienced child psychoanalysts.

Workshop B

Jumping the Turnstile: Walking the Tightrope Walk with a Traumatized Adolescent

Presenter: Ruth Baer Maetzener, PhD

Discussant: Adele Kaufman, LCSW

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to explain the factors that contribute to adolescent resistances to analytically informed treatments.
  • Participants will be able to identify two strategies for responding effectively to these resistances.

Course Description:

This workshop is designed for psychoanalytically oriented adolescent clinicians, including psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, and psychoanalytic candidates. The workshop will address psychoanalytic approaches to adolescent resistances to treatment.  This is an important topic, because many adolescent analytic treatments are interrupted in the face of an escalation of resistances that are age-appropriate and/or that result from particular types of psychopathology.  The workshop will focus on one adolescent analytic case and will provide detailed material to illustrate different approaches to responding to the resistances that arose.  This will be followed by a conceptual discussion of the etiology of these resistances and the basis for the analytic interventions. The presenter is an advanced child analytic candidate who has significant experience in work with adolescents.  The discussant is an experienced child psychoanalyst.

Workshop C

Meeting the Challenge of Analyzing a 5 1/2-year-old Gifted Boy who Presents with Uneven Development

Presenter: Susan Sherkow, MD

Discussant: Carla Neely, PhD

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify two psychoanalytically based approaches to responding to aggressive behavior that occurs during analytic sessions.
  • Participants will be able to identify two types of countertransference reactions commonly evoked by aggression in analytic work with young children.       

Course Description:

This workshop is designed for child therapists, child analysts, and child analytic candidates. The focus is on psychoanalytic intervention strategies with aggressive children.  The presentation will include a case presentation and a discussion paper that describes the technical approach and its conceptual underpinnings.  The presenter and discussant are both highly experienced child psychoanalysts.

Workshop D

Working with Very Young Children and their Parents 

Presenter: Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, MD

Discussant: Tom Barrett, PhD

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify two interpretive strategies used in psychoanaytically informed with parent-infant dyads.
  • Participants will identify two diagnostic criteria that are important for assessing the appropriateness of dyadic work with toddlers and parents.

Course Description:

This workshop is designed for child analytic candidates, child analysts, and child psychotherapists.  The focus will be on intervention strategies with parent-toddler dyads.  There will be a case example presented, highlighting specific technical approaches, followed by a discussion paper that highlights the conceptual underpinnings of this approach.   The presenter is a senior child analyst internationally known for her work with parent-toddler dyads, and the discussant is a child analyst familiar with this approach and the relevant psychoanalytic literature.

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