Child Development Program

A Monthly Study Group

The Emotional Lives of Preschoolers, Kindergarteners,
Their Families and Those Who Care for Them

January — May 2019

Facilitator: Era A. Loewenstein, PhD

This program is full and no longer accepts registration.


The Child Development Program of SFCP will be offering a monthly Study Group: The Emotional Lives of Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Their Families and Those Who Care for Them. The study group will meet this academic year five times at SFCP on the third Thursday of each month from 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Our first meeting will convene on Thursday, January 17th and our last on Thursday, May 16th, 2019. Next academic year we will meet as usual from September 2019 to May 2020.

I am recruiting a diverse group of experienced early childhood educators (mostly preschool directors), psychoanalytic psychotherapists as well as psychoanalysts. As in the past the group will be limited to12 participants.

From January 2019 to May 2019 we will focus on Preschool Observations and selected topics in preschool years. We will supplement our observations by reading some chapters from a short, but well written book, by Jenny Davis The Nursery Age Child (The Karnac Developmental Psychology Series).

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If you are interested in joining the group you will need to find a preschooler to observe at least one time for an hour. You could do that at a playground, or at the home of a friend who has a preschooler. You can also elect to observe at preschool. I will help facilitate making a contact for you at one of the preschools that I am associated with where you will be able to observe. You will need to be able to complete your observation by our February meeting so you will have plenty of time to arrange for an observation like this.

Continuing Educational Credits: The study group will offer 7.5 CME units for psychotherapists and 7.5 hours of continuing education units for early childhood educators.

Fee: The study group fee for educators and clinicians this academic year for all of the five meetings will be $250 for SFCP members, community members and early childhood educators. The fee for non-member mental health professionals will be $300.

For questions: Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D. Phone: (415) 695-9656
Email address: [email protected]

An Open House for the Study Group will take place at SFCP on
Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Please RSVP at:
[email protected]