February 4, 2017
"The role of maternal containment in the therapy of a young child who suffered from night terrors: “On not being able to dream”" with Christine Anzieu, M.D., Ph.D.
Discussants: Irene Cairo, M.D. and Fred Sander, M.D.
The ability to dream and to create representations well organized enough to be remembered is associated with a good regulation of both emotions and symbolization. Some children don’t achieve that capacity due to difficulties in parental care regarding the containment of disorganized and traumatic experiences. The first sessions with a five-year-old child suffering from night terrors will be presented, with a view to illustrating the role of maternal containment and working with parents to help them to contain their own fears.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium