Presenter: Susan Sherkow, M.D.
Discussants: Alexander Kalogerakis, M.D. and Robert Scharf, M.D.
This presentation aims to demonstrate the confluence of psychoanalysis and neuroscience, in the context of the internalization process in neurodevelopment. Dr. Sherkow will present clinical material from the analytic treatment of an “atypically wired” five and a half year old boy, focusing on the child’s mental representational world, and shedding light on: 1) distortions in the child’s mental representation of mother and being mothered, caused in part by atypical neurocircuitry; 2) the impact of these distortions on the mother, the child, and the mother-child relationship; 3) how these distortions come through in the transference; and 4) how psychoanalysis can help “rewire” the brain to allow for a secure internalization of the mother.
2 CME/ CE credits offered.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
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