Developmental Perspectives in Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Christopher Bonovitz, Psy.D
Developmental Perspectives in Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy:
How Development Informs Therapeutic Action
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
250 West 57th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10107
This seminar will discuss the various developmental perspectives in child psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The historical context to these perspectives will be revisited in applying them to understanding therapeutic action and how change takes place. Emphasis will be placed on an Interpersonal/Relational approach that privileges the micro-processes embedded in the nonverbal dimension of communication as well as working in the interpersonal field and the here-and-now transference/countertransference. Comparative technical approaches will be illustrated through play/talk therapy with latency and pre-adolescent children. Extended clinical examples will be discussed as well as using material from the participants in the seminar.
To develop a foundation of developmental theories and to be able to apply them to conceptualizing therapeutic action.
To learn and be able to distinguish different types of technique.
To have a working knowledge of Interpersonal theory and its application to play therapy with children.
Christopher Bonovitz, Psy.D, is Faculty, Supervising & Training Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology & Clinical Consultant, New York University (NYU) Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis; Faculty & Supervisor, the Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, & the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis; Associate Editor, Psychoanalytic Dialogues & the Journal of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Co-Authored an edited book with Andrew Harlem entitled, Developmental Perspectives in Child Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, published by Routledge in 2018 as part of the Relational Book Series edited by Lew Aron & Adrienne Harris.
This event is approved for 4.0 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychoanalysts:
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies 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 #SW-0018.
The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.
Personalized CE certificates will be distributed at the end of this event. Due to New York State requirements, persons arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving more than 15 minutes early will not receive a CE certificate.
$100 general public
$85 NIPPA members
$65 candidates & students
$125 general public
$110 NIPPA members
$90 candidates & students
Refunds, & Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests made more than a week prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within a week of the event or for no-shows on the day of the event.