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  • Jointly sponsored by the Child Analysis Committees of NYPSI, Columbia Psychoanalytic and IPE

    Treatment Challenges in Child Psychotherapy: Perspectives from Development, Neuropsychology & Family

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    8:00 PM

    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.

    RSVP is closed for this event.
    Contact Sharon Weller for additional information at 212-879-7050.

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
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    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    William H. Braun, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice and is on the faculty at NYPSI where he is Director of Psychological Testing. He is also the psychological consultant for George Jackson Academy and Hunter College Elementary and High School. Dr. Braun was awarded the Peter Blos Prize in 2011 in recognition of his contributions to New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's child and adolescent psychoanalytic program, especially in building psychoanalytic outreach partnerships between NYPSI and the New York City community.

    Susan P. Sherkow, M.D. is the Director of The Sherkow Center for Child Development and Autism Disorder and is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. She is also a Supervising Analyst and Instructor in the Child and Adolescent Division of The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and on the voluntary faculties of the Mount Sinai and Albert Einstein Colleges of Medicine. Dr. Sherkow has published in JAPA, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, and Psychoanalytic Inquiry, among others, on the topics of autism spectrum disorder, primal scene, intergenerational eating disorders, the diagnosis of sexual abuse in young children, watched play, and working in analysis with children under five. She is co-author of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience, Jason Aronson, (2014.)

    Lissa Weinstein, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at City College and the Graduate Center. She is on the teaching faculty at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute and the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, where she teaches Neuropsychological Issues in Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents. She is the winner of the Heinz Hartmann Jr. Award along with Dr. Arnold Wilson for outstanding publication in the theory or practice of psychoanalysis for their papers on the relevance of the work of Lev Vygotsky to psychoanalysis and the Margaret Marek award from the International Dyslexia Association for her book Reading David: A Mother and Son’s Journey through the Labyrinth of Dyslexia. Recent publications include Personality Disorders, Attachment and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and The Neurobiology of Personality Disorders: Implications for psychoanalysis both with Larry Siever, The Role of Endogenous Stimulation in Dreaming and Development: An attempted integration and reformulation, and It’s Only a Dream: Physiological and developmental contributions to the Feeling of Reality, both with Steven Ellman, Ph.D, and Why Bion? Why Now? Her film papers have appeared in Projections, Projected Shadows, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Psychoanalytic Psychology, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis and Rivista di Psicoanalisi.

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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •