How Does Clinical Research Inform Psychoanalytic Approaches to Child Treatment?

This one-day online videoconference is open to all mental health professionals and students interested in working with children and adolescents. Study alongside our Child Psychotherapy and Child Analysis program students.

This program is a preconference day for our November Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Weekend and features our weekend keynote speaker, Arietta Slade along with Nov 3rd guest presenters Leon Hoffman MD, Sabrina Udwin, (doctoral candidate), and Tatianna Kufferath-Lin, PsyD.

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As practicing clinicians, we are often confronted with the myth that psychoanalytic approaches have no research support.  This one-day distance learning course is designed for child and adult therapists and analysts who wish to inform their work with adults by better understanding childhood issues.  All sessions include research-based clinical applications to inform and guide our practice, presented via lively clinical vignettes.

The day begins with an exploration of current research findings, psychoanalytic perspectives, and practice guidelines for treating suicidal youth.  Next, we discuss common therapeutic challenges providing online treatment for children during COVID.  In the afternoon, we feature discussion of an evidence-based treatment, Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for children with externalizing problems (RFP-C). The day finishes with a close-up look at child analysis with an 11-year-old boy suffering early loss of a parent and presentation of an intervention for attachment-at-risk parent-infant pairings through the Minding the Baby program.

Program Chair

Janine Wanlass, Ph.D.

Program Date(s):

November 4, 2021

Schedule

9:00-9:10am Welcome
Janine Wanlass, PhD, Chair
9:10-10:40am Psychodynamic Perspectives and Current Research on Youth Suicide
Chair: Ana Maria Barroso, MD
Presenter: Vali Maduro, PhD
10:40-11:00am Break
11:00am-12:00pm Challenges in Child Treatment during COVID:  Preliminary Research Findings
Presenter: Janine Wanlass, PhD
12:00-12:50pm Lunch Break
12:50-1:50pm GAM Groups
1:50-2:00pm Break
2:00-3:30pm Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children with Externalization Disorders:  A Psychodynamic Approach
Presenters: Leon Hoffman, MD
Sabrina Udwin, BA, Doctoral Student
Tatianna Kufferath-Lin, PsyD
3:30-4:00pm Break
4:00-5:00pm Working with Father and Son to Open a Path to Analysis for a Motherless Preteen
Chair: Jill Scharff, MD
Presenter: Anabella de Brostella, PhD
Discussant: Arietta Slade, PhD
5:00-5:15pm Break
5:15-6:15pm Minding the Baby:  A Mother-Infant Intervention Program
Presenter: Arietta Slade, PhD

Program Faculty

Janine Wanlass, PhD

Jill Scharff, MD

Ana Maria Barrosso, MD

Anabella de Brostella, PhD

Vali Maduro, PhD

Arietta Slade, PhD
guest presenter

Leon Hoffman, MD
guest presenter

Sabrina Udwin, BA, Doctoral student
guest presenter

Tatianna Kufferath-Lin, PsyD
guest presenter

Educational Objectives

Psychodynamic Perspectives and Current Research on Youth Suicide

  1. Discuss the 3 ideas about psychodynamic perspectives on youth suicide.
  2. Cite 3 research findings about suicide risk indicators and discuss 1 implication for clinical practice.
  3. Describe 2 elements of safety planning with suicidal youth.

Challenges in Child Treatment during COVID:  Preliminary Research Findings

  1. Discuss 2 common challenges for child therapists providing online treatment during COVID-19.
  2. Describe 2 adaptations in technique when treating children online.
  3. Discuss 1 example of about how technology can be used defensively by the child.

Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children with Externalization Disorders:  A Psychodynamic Approach

  1. Describe 2 similarities between defense mechanisms and implicit emotion regulation.
  2. Describe 2 ways that the utilization of defense against unpleasant emotions helps a child modify disruptive behaviors.
  3. Discuss 2 components of the RFP-C approach to treatment.

Working with Father and Son to Open a Path to Analysis for a Motherless Preteen

  1. Describe 2 symptoms which signify the effects of early maternal loss.
  2. Discuss one effective way to address resistance in child treatment.
  3. Present 2 arguments for working with a parent of a preteen patient.

Minding the Baby:  A Mother-Infant Intervention Program

  1. Describe 2 ways that the Minding the Baby program promotes the development of reflective functioning in parents.
  2. Discuss one outcome research finding from the Minding the Baby program.

Registration

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $175

Discounted fee for IPI Full and Associate Members: $148.75

 

Limited scholarship funds are available for this training: https://theipi.org/scholarships/

Continuing Education Credit Hours

7 CE credits are available for those who attend the full day.

Looking for more child training?

This one-day preconference has open registration, but is also part of our Child Psychotherapy and Child Analytic Program.

Learn more about the full certificate program here: https://theipi.org/clinical-training/combined-child-training/#!form/CombinedChildtuition

 

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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Continuing Education Information

The International Psychotherapy Institute, IPI, is approved by The American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IPI maintains responsibility for the program and its content. The International Psychotherapy Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6017. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The International Psychotherapy Institute is responsible for all aspects of the programs. The International Psychotherapy Institute is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. The International Psychotherapy Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

Participants are responsible for verifying that IPI CE credit is accepted by the licensing boards in their own states. Please note: At this time we are aware that CE credit for IPI events will not be accepted by the New Jersey Board of Social Work.

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