2018 - 2019 Child Colloquium Series

Sarah Stadler, MD, Chair
Jacqueline Ward, PhD, Co-Chair
David Frankel, PhD, Courtney Hartman, PsyD, Tam-Anh Pham, LMFT,
Yen Quoc, PsyD and Jesse Little Shapiro, LMFT, Committee Members

Leaping Child

Beyond the Consulting Room:
The Utility of Psychoanalytic Ideas in Novel Settings

This year's series offers a number of presentations which explore innovative applications of psychoanalytic ideas in work with children. These events are offered free of charge through the generous support of SFCP and the Sophia Mirviss Fund.

Program Title: Working with Psychotic States in Mind in a Child Treatment: Supervision with Jeanne Magagna
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon
Instructor: Jeanne Magagna, PhD
Case Presenter: David Frankel, PhD
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Program Fee: Free

Dr. Jeanne Magagna will discuss aspects of psychotic states of mind through a supervision of therapeutic encounters with a child.  The audience will have various types of opportunities to participate in the discussion of the relationship between the child and the psychotherapist and the child's internal and external family relationships.  Assessing psychological development during a session and throughout the work will be part of the aim of the meeting.

Jeanne Magagna, PhD is a qualified child, adult and family psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London where she received her PhD. in Psychotherapy with Children.  She trained with Francis Tustin, Herbert Rosenfeld, Esther Bick and Donald Meltzer, specializing for 24 years in psychotherapy with severely ill children in the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Milldred Creak Unit.  While heading the Child Psychotherapy Department there she edited various books including: The Silent Child: Communication without Words, Intimate Transformations: Babies with their Families and Being Present for Your Nursery Age Child.  She publishes and works on many continents.


Optional Background Reading:

  • Magagna, J. (2017) 'Supervision with Dr. Meltzer with a six year old psychotic girl'. In Hahn, A. & Cohen, M. (ed.) Doing Things Differently: Meltzer Papers. London: Karnac.
  • Magagna, J. & Jackson, M. (2014) 'Van Gogh Madness in a Sane Mind'. Chapter 4. In Magagna, J. (ed.) (2014) Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People. London: Routledge.

The Child Colloquium Series are offered free of charge through a generous support of the SFCP and the Sophia Mirviss Fund.