Children and Parents: A mini-course for all comers

This is a short four-session online introductory course for anyone who is interested in understanding children.

You don’t have to be a clinician to attend.  Presenters will cover the basics of early attachment, the needs of the dependent lap baby and toddler, the concerns of school-age children who need time to play and time to study, and the challenges of raising adolescents who are moving towards greater independence, sometimes in hair-raising ways.  Your comments will be welcome – please raise your hand or send a message on the chat during the videoconference session.

The course will be held online as a two-way secure, HIPAA-compliant live videoconference using the Zoom videoconference platform, requiring only a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone with a camera/microphone and internet access.

Program Chair

Jill Scharff, M.D.

Program Date(s):

October 4, 2020 - November 22, 2020

Course Schedule

Sundays 12:00-1:00 pm ET via Zoom

04 Oct
Attachment and Reflective Function
Janine Wanlass
18 Oct
Listening and Playing with Infants
Anabella Brostella
01 Nov
Playing and Learning with School-Age Children
Carl Bagnini
22 Nov
Adolescents and their Parents
Caroline Sehon

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing education credit is not offered for this course, as it is designed for all participants, not only clinicians.


Click here to Register for the FULL 4 part course

To register for single sessions, use the REGISTER button next to the session on the schedule above.

Tuition and Fees

Full Course fees:

Regular: $121

Discounted IPI Full and Associate Member fee: $103


Single session fees:

Regular: $32 per session

Discounted IPI Full and Associate Member: $27 per session

Membership Benefits

Become a member of IPI at the “Associate Member PLUS”, or “Full Member PLUS” level and you will receive an IPI Zoom Pro account as one of your member benefits. Associate and Full Members also receive discounted registration fees for most of IPI’s events, a subscription to PEP Web, the online psychoanalytic library, and other benefits depending on membership level.

HIPAA compliant Zoom video accounts are provided for all IPI Associate Member Plus and Full Member Plus memberships. IPI has a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement with Zoom, which provides a HIPAA compliant platform for our accounts. HIPPA compliance is strongly recommended for all internet-mediated clinical work and clinical teaching. The “PLUS” add-on to the IPI membership gives the user the ability to host online meetings with multiple people at the same time. [Current members can upgrade to the “Plus” account and only pay the difference in price from your current membership level.]

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Should you have any questions about the program or the application process, please feel free to contact:

Jil Scharff M.D. -