The Child Today: A Presentation and Round-Table Discussion at Après-Coup

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association presents WORKSHOP ON CHILD ANALYSIS

The Child Today: A Presentation and Round-Table Discussion

Christine Anzieu-Premmereur
Olga Poznansky
Catherine Vanier
Lissa Weinstein

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:30 am – 3:00 pm

The School of Visual Arts
136 West 21st Street, New York, NY

Children today find themselves faced with a new level of adult demands coming from the many professions—medical, legal and educational—called on to intervene as soon as children show signs of behavioral problems.

In addition, the media’s constant dissemination of new discourses about the needs of children presents new challenges for the clinician working with them and their families. This round table will discuss and address some of those challenges.

Christine Anzieu-Premmereur is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in NYC who works in private practice with adults and children, parents and their babies. A member of the Société Psychanalytique de Paris, she is on the faculty of the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research, where she directs the Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Training Program; she is also Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Columbia University. Among her many papers on child psychoanalysis, motherhood, and symbolization process are the recently published “The Process of Representation in Early Childhood,” “The Capacity to Dream and Night Terrors in Children” and “Attacks on Linking in Parents of Young Disturbed Children.” In French she has co-authored books on play in child psychotherapy and on psychoanalytic interventions with parents and babies.

Olga Poznansky is a child and adult clinical psychologist in private practice in New York. She is an Assistant Attending in the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital and is on the supervisory faculty of the CUNY and New School University doctoral programs in psychology where she supervises post-doctoral fellows and graduate psychology students. She is currently an advanced candidate in psychoanalysis at NPAP.

Catherine Vanier is a psychoanalyst practicing in Paris. She is a member and past president of Espace Analytique and member of the Après-Coup faculty. Her books include Comment survivre en famille, the recent Autisme, comment rendre les parents fous? and, in translation (as Catherine Mathelin), Lacanian Psychotherapy with Children: The Broken Piano and (as Catherine Vanier) Premature Birth. She also works in neonatal intensive care and as associate researcher at the Research Center for Psychoanalysis, Medicine and Society of the University of Paris Diderot–Paris 7 and heads L’École Expérimentale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne, the outpatient hospital for autistic and psychotic children founded by Maud Mannoni.

Lissa Weinstein, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center, a faculty member and graduate of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, and a fiction writer. Her interests include the interrelationship of neurobiology and psychoanalysis, the function of repetition, as well as film and literature studies.

Fee: $25; students with ID, $15
Attendance is free for members of Après-Coup as well as for the
faculty and students of the School of Visual Arts.

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