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    The role of maternal containment in the therapy of a young child who suffered from night terrors

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    8:00 PM

    "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


    Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, M.D., Ph.D. is a member of the faculty at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research, where she is the director of the Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Training Program, and of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. She is a member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris and of the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine and is Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Columbia University. Dr. Anzieu is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the IPA. She has a private practice in New York as an adult and child psychoanalyst. She also consults with parents and babies. She has published two books in French, on play in child psychotherapy and on psychoanalytic interventions with parents and babies, and is the author of a number of book chapters and papers in English on motherhood, maternal functioning and child development, symbolization process in childhood, and techniques of intervention in early childhood.

    Irene Cairo, M.D. received her medical and early psychiatric training in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a graduate, member, and faculty of NYPSI. She co-chairs with Rogelio Sosnik a discussion group on the work of Wilfred Bion at the bi-annual meetings of the American Psychoanalytic. She is in private practice in Manhattan.

    Fred Sander, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor at the Weill-Cornell Dept. of Psychiatry and for over forty years has taught the integration of individual and family therapy at numerous medical centers in New York and nationally including the Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine, our own NYPSI and the American Psychoanalytic annual meetings. His book Individual and Family Therapy: Toward an Integration can now be downloaded free at www.freepsychotherapybooks.org

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