Child Colloquium Series: "Who's Afraid of the BIG Bad Wolf?" Establishment of the Containing Function in the Treatment of a 4 year old boy

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Child Colloquium Series 2013 - 2014

Myrna Frankel, L.C.S.W. and Kenneth Roberson, Ph.D., Co-Chairs
Harold Bronstein, M.D., Shahla Chehrazi, M.D., Sharon Karp-Lewis, Psy.D., L.C.S.W. and Sarah Stadler, M.D., Committee Members

The Child Analytic Program of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis welcomes you to a series of presentations representing the remarkable scope of child psychoanalysis today. These discussions will offer us an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the mind and of human development seen through the lens of clinical experience with children and adolescents. We also will examine the use of film portraying the thinking processes of children.

Title: "Who's Afraid of the BIG Bad Wolf?"
Establishment of the Containing Function in the Treatment of a 4 year old boy
Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter: Ann Martini, LCSW
Discussant: Anne Alvarez, PhD, MACP
Moderator: Marsha Silverstein, PhD
Location: The Ann Martin Center
1375 55th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Fee: Free
CME/CE: 2.5 CME/CE credits available for $ 30.00 or $ 25.00
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With detailed process notes, Ann Martini will chronicle the therapy of a young child who came to treatment with a combination of intense aggressivity and persecutory anxiety. Following the presentation, Anne Alvarez will discuss the case. We will then invite the audience to join the conversation.

Welcome: Laurie Lober, LCSW, Clinical Director, Ann Martin Center
Introduction: Ken Roberson, PhD, Co-chair, Child Colloquium Series
Moderator: Marsha Silverstein, PhD, SFCP member and faculty

Ann Martini, LCSW
, is a faculty member at SFCP and the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. She has a private practice in Campbell, CA., where she sees children, adolescents, and adults.

Anne Alvarez, PhD, MACP
, is an internationally renowned analytic clinician, whose pioneering work with severely disturbed children has led to the publication of two unique books - Live Company and The Thinking Heart. In these volumes, we see the development of both theoretical and technical ideas about working with, and un-derstanding, patients who are not reachable by traditional psychoanalytic approaches. Alvarez has been acclaimed by adult, as well as child, analysts for her innovative perspective. She is a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist and retired co-chair of the Autism Service of the Tavistock Clinic in London.

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This program is jointly sponsored by The Ann Martin Center, The Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis.

It is made possible in part by a grant from the Sophia Mirviss Memorial Fund.


Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to

  1. list three psychoanalytic techniques for treating hyperactive children.
  2. assess the proper level of interpretation in child treatment as determined by the pathology of the child patient.
  3. apply psychoanalytic principles in determining the appropriate level of frequency of therapeutic sessions for the treatment of very disturbed child patients.


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PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 2.5 CE credits on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements and are now able to directly submit their verification letters at the end of each renewal cycle using the MCEP credit reporting form that can be found on the internet at:

REGISTERED NURSES: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 02677, on an hour for hour basis.

SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: The following moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity: Myrna Frankel, LCSW, Kenneth Roberson, PhD, Harold Bornstein, MD, Shahla Chehrazi, MD, Sharon Karp-Lewis, PsyD, LCSW, Sarah Stadler, MD, Ann Martini, LCSW and Anne Alvarez, PhD, MACP. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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