Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program
is pleased to invite you to attend a meeting of
THE CHILD THERAPIST AT WORK
THIS PROGRAM IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF RORI SHAFFER
“GOING OUT IN THE WILD”:
The Psychoanalytic Treatment of a Child in a School Setting
Presenter: Ludovica Lumer, Ph.D., LP
Adolescence has been defined as a phase of “necessary disharmony” where the weak ego is challenged by strong and often terrifying impulses, and the growing child has to reach a new psychic balance. Psychoanalytic treatment guides the adolescent through that journey and allows transformation of chaos into a sort of order and semantic harmony.
Dr. Lumer will present the case of an eleven years old boy who struggled with boundaries, self-esteem and unstable objects; a child often unable to make sense of the outer and inner world and easily overwhelmed by fear, anger and anxiety. On the verge of adolescence and preparing to enter high school, the patient strove to find his space in the new world; while he feared going out in the wild, he sensed that analysis could have a taming influence on the unknown. The treatment, in a school setting from which the child could not escape, was making him feel “imprisoned.” In the transference, the analyst, like his parents, was taking him away from his life and friends but at the same time giving him the dynamic but safe structure of the “analytic prison” to help him contain his impulses and emotions.
Ludovica Lumer is a neuroscientist who earned her PhD from University College London where she worked in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology conducting seminal research on the relationship between visual perception and artistic representation. She co authored (with Lois Oppenheim ) For Want of Ambiguity – Order and Chaos in Art, Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience (Bloomsbury, 2019), and (with Marta Dell’Angelo) C’è da perderci la testa: scoprire il cervello giocando con l’arte (Laterza, 2009), the first introductory book on neuroscience for children and (with Semir Zeki) La bella e la Bestia (Laterza, 2011), a book on neuroscience and contemporary art. Additionally, she has lectured for many years in the Psychology Department of Milano-Bicocca University. Dr. Lumer currently lives in New York where she is an advanced candidate at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and in private practice.
Monday, APRIL 15th, 2019
Reception at 7:30PM
Program to Follow at 8:00PM
1651 Third Avenue, #205
(92nd and 3rd Ave.)
IPTAR Members/ Candidates: No charge
Non-IPTAR Members: $25
Candidates/ Students with Valid Id: $5
Registration is requested for all
SPACE IS LIMITED. ATTENDANCE IS CONFIRMED BY REGISTRATION
Teaching Method: Lecture and clinical presentation followed by discussion with the audience.
1.To explore the complexity of working psychodynamically in a school setting
through a school setting.
2.To provide an example of how analysis tames the anxiety provoked by adolescence.
3.To demonstrate how psychoanalytic treatment transforms the chaos of adolescence into a more stable personality organization.
Social Workers: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Inc. (IPTAR) SW CPE 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 #0226. Licensed Psychoanalysts (LP): IPTAR 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 (P-0011). Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT): The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) 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 creative arts therapists (#CAT-0037). Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC): The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) 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 mental health counselors. (#MHC-0112).
(2) CE credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program and have completed the on-line evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.
CAP Executive Committee: Phyllis Beren, Ph.D., Director.
Susan Berger, Ph.D., Bettina Buschel, LCAT, Ranny Goldfarb, LCSW, Carole Grand, Ph.D, Laura Kleinerman, MS, Ruth Oscharoff, LCSW, Lynne Rubin, Ph.D., Esther Savitz, LCSW, Francesca Schwartz, Ph.D., Kate Muldowney, LCSW, Sam Semper, PhD, Donna Roth Smith, LCSW, Leni Winn, LCSW
Candidate Representative: Nadia Bassino, MA