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Child Integrated Seminar 2020 Fall
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Child Integrated Seminar
Instructor: Don Rosenblitt, MD, Paul Brinich, Ph.D., and John Tisdale, M.Div. 

via Zoom

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 instructors. Matriculated students with experience seeing children who intend to become child-focused or 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.

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Where:    via Zoom
When:     First class is expected to be Thursday, September 5. 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 / CE clock hours 45 / NBCC: 45 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance  

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: TBA

Partial Reading List: Click Here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is August 30. 
$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

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Course Learning Objectives: 
Class participants will be abl
e to:


Describe how to work with a child to help them organize their motivation for analysis.
  1. Explain and compare the differences between general and psychoanalytic play therapy techniques.
  2. Describe the identification of initial play themes and how to help the child to understand initial play themes as objects of analytic inquiry.
  3. Explain how to assist parents in understanding the nature of the psychoanalytic process itself and their role in the work.
  4. Describe early parental and child resistances that may develop.
  5. Discuss how to best assist parents in helping the child with resistances that develop.
  6. Describe the ethical dilemmas of sharing material from a child’s treatment sessions with parents to promote greater parental understanding of the child’s need for treatment.
  7. Discuss ethical considerations in deciding whether to work directly with parents’ personal intrapsychic conflicts to support the child’s treatment and parental functioning.
  8. Explain how to work with the child to help them deepen motivation for various phases of analysis.
  9. Describe how to recognize and work with impulsivity that develops in the analytic situation.
  10. Describe how to recognize and work with emerging resistances to unconscious material.
  11. Demonstrate ways to help the child deepen play themes.
  12. Discuss the various types of transferences and countertransferences that develop in a child analysis both with the child and the child’s parents.
  13. Explain the role of action, externalizations, and identifications in the psychoanalysis of children.
  14. Describe how to work with parents in the later aspects of the initial phase and/or middle phase.
  15. Describe the indicators in the child of the approach of the final phase and who to work with parents during this phase. 
  16. Discuss how to transition the child and his/her/their parents during the termination phase.
  17. Discuss ethical aspects of the analyst’s role in sharing insight into the child’s psychic life with his/her/their parents.


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 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.

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