Introductory Technique Course: Assessment and Beginning Therapy with Children under 12

This is the full description for the weeklong imersion course June 23-27, 2020 for the China Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy program

Educational Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

1) Choose ten appropriate toys and media for use in the playroom

2) List one important attitude to express in relation to a child’s parents

3) List two features typical of the developmental stages of infancy, toddlerhood and latency

4) Give one reason for arranging a family meeting for a symptomatic child

Readings

Scharff, J. S. and Scharff, D. E. (2005).  The Primer of Object Relations 2nd edition (in Chinese). Northvale NJ: Jason Aronson.

Klein, M (1955). The psycho-analytic play technique: its history and significance. In Envy and Gratitude and Other Works, pp. 122-140, New York: Delacorte. (provided)

Malberg, N. et al. Profile of mental functioning for children. (provided)

Shen, Y-J., Ramirez, S. Z., Kranz, P., Tao, X., Ji, Y. (2018). The physical environment for play therapy with Chinese children.  American Journal of Play 10(3):328-358 (provided)

Edwards, J. and Maltby, J. (1998). Holding the child in mind: Work with parents and families in a consultation service.  Journal of Child Psychotherapy 24:109-133. (Pepweb)

Winnicott, D. W. (1957). Advising parents.  In The Family and Individual Development, pp.165-175. Hove Sussex: Routledge, 2001. Previously London: Tavistock Publications, 1965. (provided)

Sandler, J., Kennedy, H., and Tyson, P. (1980). Part One.  The framework of treatment: scheduling and attendance, interruptions, change of therapist, change of setting.  The Technique of Child Analysis:  Discussions with Anna Freud. pp. 7-42. Cambridge: Harvard. (provided)

Scharff, J. S. (2006). Play and family therapy. New Paradigms for Treating Relationships, pp. 107-117.  Northvale NJ: Jason Aronson at Rowman and Littlefield.  (provided)

Ascherman, L. and Rubin, S. (2008). Current ethical issues in child and adolescent psychotherapy.  In Ethics , ed. M. L. Dell and H. K. Trivedi, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 17(1):21-35. (provided)

WInnicott, D. W. (1947) Hate in the countertransference.  In Collected Papers: Through Paediatrics to PsychoAnalysis.  London: Tavistock, 1958, and Hogarth Press, 1975. (provided)

All times are listed in China Standard Time

23 Jun
8:00-9:20 pm
Beginning work with children: Providing a child-friendly therapy space and various forms of play
Jill Scharff
23 Jun
9:35-11:00 pm
Theory basis for child therapy
Multiple Faculty
24 Jun
8:00-9:20 pm
Secure and insecure attachment styles
Janine Wanlass
24 Jun
9:35-11:00 pm
Stages of development
Ana Maria Barroso
25 Jun
8:00-9:20 pm
Assessment of a child: case example
Ana Maria Barroso
25 Jun
9:35-11:00 pm
Formulating a case to parents and making the recommendation
Janine Wanlass
26 Jun
8:00-9:20 pm
Working with parents and family to help a child enter treatment
Caroline Sehon
26 Jun
9:35-11:00 pm
Establishing an ethical frame for work with children
Caroline Sehon
27 Jun
8:00-9:20 pm
Beginning Therapy: Dealing with challenges, setting limits, use of the therapist, transference and countertransference reaction in the opening phase of child therapy with case example
David Scharff
27 Jun
9:35-11:00 pm
Plenary Review
All Faculty

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