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  • Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Analysis

    Child Psychoanalysis, Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Symptom-Focused Psychotherapy: What makes a therapy dynamic?

    Thursday, December 3, 2015
    8:00 PM

    Presenter: Theodore Shapiro, MD

    Psychoanalytic treatment of children has changed mightily, even within the boundaries that all would agree is Psychoanalysis. New clinical data have called for changes in technique and theory driven by questions of what mediates change. During the latter quarter of the 20th Century and continuing today, Psychoanalysis as a therapy for children has been challenged because it has not been adequately tested as an evidence-based intervention. We must examine if and how psychoanalytic principles and dynamic thinking have been included in some modified treatments that purport to be psychoanalytic. Unbiased clinical trials must include a test of whether dynamic treatments deliver something that differentiates them from non-dynamic treatments. We must accept that these derivative interventions are indeed different from psychoanalysis in many ways but remain our only hope to gain some credibility that psychoanalytically-based treatments are efficacious and help people.

    FREE. Members and candidates of Columbia, IPE and NYPSI are welcome. Child candidates are expected to attend.

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


    Theodore Shapiro, M.D. is Professor emeritus at the Weill-Cornell Medical College and a practicing Psychoanalyst and Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He is a co- principle investigator on a study of psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Dr. Shapiro has more than 250 scholarly and research publications and is the author of seven books. He edited the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association from 1983-1994 and has received the Rado, Brill, Hartmann, and Philip Wilson awards and is a training/supervising analyst at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.

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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •