You are invited to join


Saturday, October 28, 2023 11 am – 2 pm Eastern time

on Zoom at the ACP’s

3rd International Conversation Conference

This conference offers a new way to talk about our clinical work. Our interlocutors will talk together through the year about ongoing treatments and then bring participants into the conversation they have been having.

Moderator – Kerry Kelly Novick


Clinical work performed in isolation or within only a small group of colleagues risks a narrowing of techniques. A continuing conversation between experienced clinicians, working together throughout the year and then sharing their discourse with the conference participants, allows for a detailed examination of clinical process with children of different ages. These distinguished interlocutors from Chicago and Munich bring different training traditions and approaches, allowing for cross-fertilization at both theoretical and technical levels.


After this conference, participants will be able to

-Broaden their consideration of the factors influencing treatment planning

-Integrate developmental understanding with technical choices

      CE credits will be available.

      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 3 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.

      Peter Bruendl studied German Literature and World History in Munich and Berkeley with psychoanalytic training in New York (Jewish Board of Guardians) and Munich (MAP). He works with children, adolescents, and adults and is a lecturer, supervisor, and training analyst of MAP as well as a member of DGPT, VAKJP, ACP, and constant guest of DPV.

      Denia Barrett is a child and adolescent supervising analyst on the faculty of The Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. She is a child and adolescent geographic supervisor for a number of institutes. She trained at and previously served on the faculty of The Hanna Perkins Center in Cleveland, OH and was the editor of the Center’s journal, Child Analysis: Clinical, Theoretical, and Applied.  She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child and is a member of the editorial review board of Psychoanalytic Social Work. She has written on clinical work, ethics, and supervision and has presented nationally and internationally. She served as President of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis from 2010 to 2012.

      Kerry Kelly Novick is a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst on the faculties of numerous psychoanalytic institutes. A founder of Allen Creek Preschool, she is past President of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis, a Director for the American Psychoanalytic Association, and past Chair of the IPA Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis. Author of many papers and book chapters, she has also written six books with Jack Novick - the latest is “Freedom To Choose: Two Systems of Self-Regulation.” They have been translated into seven languages. The “Parent Work Casebook,” was published in 2020 and an “Adolescent Casebook” in 2022.

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