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Child Integrated Seminar
Lucy Daniels Center
9003 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
Friday, December 08, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Child Integrated Seminar
Instructors: to be announced 

This is an on-going Child Seminar that integrates theory and techniques in the treatment of children from birth through late adolescence. Child-Focused and Adult/Child psychoanalytic track students will be expected to participate in this seminar for approximately 45 hours per academic year for a total of 5 years beginning at the time of matriculation into one of these programs and are invited to continue after graduation. The goal is to develop an ongoing intellectual inquiry, an orientation that recognizes that the work is very complex and that ongoing study and collegial support is an integral part of the profession. The seminar will integrate on-going case students and readings. The literature experiences will allow for exposure to the core literature relevant to these tracks.

Prerequisite: Matriculated in the Child-Focused or combined Adult/Child Psychoanalytic Track and 24 credit hours of the core curriculum or permission of the instructor. Matriculated students with experience seeing children who intend to become child focused of adult/child analytic candidates may take this seminar with permission. The seminars will be open to non-child analytic candidates on the basis of their readiness to participate at this level with the material.

Email [email protected] to Register 


Where:    Lucy Daniels Center, Cary NC
When:     First class is Friday, September 15. The class will run for a total of 30 weeks throughout the year. Class dates will be discussed among the participants.  
Time:       12pm - 1:30pm

CME Credits:  45 / NBCC: 45 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance  
This class does not offer Category A CE credits for psychologists



Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit in the Child-Focused and Adult/Child Psychoanalysis Training Program. This class will also be accepted towards elective credit in the Adult Psychoanalytic track. If there is a written or oral course assignment, students must complete the assignment to receive training program course credit.  

About the Instructors: to be announced

Required Text: To be Posted 

Course Syllabus: To be Posted

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is September 8. 
$25 Registration Fee is due at time of application.

Tuition: $880. $440 is due by one week prior to the first class, and the second payment of $440 is due by one week prior to the first class in January.
Payment plans can be arranged with the Administrator
Matriculated students aren't charged a course registration fee.  Students who register for more than one course in a semester pay only one registration fee.  In special circumstances we may accept registrations after the registration deadline, but there will be an additional $20 late registration fee.
Course Cancellation Policy

Email [email protected] to Register


Course Learning Objectives: 
Class participants will be abl
e to

  1. Describe how to work with a child to help them organize their motivation for analysis in opening phase.
  2. Establish a supportive context while maintaining an analytic position.
  3. Discuss how to help a child begin to identify initial resistances to analysis.
  4. Identify initial play themes.
  5. Describe how to help child to understand initial play themes as objects of analytic inquiry.
  6. Explain to parents  the nature of their role in the analytic work.
  7. Describe how to assist parents to understand their child from the inside.
  8. Identify early parental resistances that develop.
  9. Assist parents in understanding the nature of the psychoanalytic process.
  10. Assist parents in helping child with resistances that develop.
  11. Describe the ethical dilemmas of sharing material from a child’s treatment sessions with parents in order to promote greater parental understanding of their child the child’s need for treatment.
  12. Discuss ethical considerations in deciding whether or not to work directly  with parents’ personal intrapsychic conflicts in order to support the child’s treatment and parental functioning.
  13. Explain how to work with child to help them deepen motivation for analysis In later aspects of opening and middle phase.
  14. Recognize and manage impulsivity that develops in the analytic situation.
  15. Recognize and explain how to work with emerging resistances to unconscious material.
  16. Develop abilities to help child deepen play themes.
  17. Differentiate general and psychoanalytic play therapy techniques.
  18. Recognize the manifestations of countertransference in the psychoanalytic field.
  19. Discuss the various types of transferences that develop in a child analysis.
  20. Describe the role of action in psychoanalysis of children.
  21. Recognize externalizations and projective identifications in child analysis.
  22. Describe how to work with parents in the later aspects of the initial phase and/or middle phase.
  23. Discuss ethical aspects of the analyst’s role in sharing insight into the child’s psychic life with other professionals (e.g., teachers, guidance counselors, a child’s attorney in a divorce case).

CE & CME Information

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 Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. 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 45 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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 Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


Contact: [email protected]