Introduction: Susan P. Sherkow, MD, Conference Chair
Case Presentation: William H. Braun, PsyD
Discussant: Lissa Weinstein, PhD
This conference will explore multi-dimensional issues in working with children whose social, emotional, behavioral and academic development has gone off track. A 7 year old boy, was referred to Dr. Braun for disruptive behavior at school and at home; neuropsychological testing revealed a very intelligent child with significant learning challenges and various impediments to age-appropriate ego and interpersonal functioning. His development was further impacted by inconsistent parenting and marital conflict. His aggressive, impulsive behavior elicited strong reactions in parents, teachers, caregivers and therapist. The panel will discuss the following: the complex interplay of psychodynamic, developmental and learning factors in children like Isaac; the use of psychological testing in understanding the child’s mental life and creating a plan for treatment; the challenges of establishing a therapeutic relationship with aggressive children; and working with parents. Dr. Sherkow will facilitate a lively exchange between the panel and members of the audience.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium