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“Temperamental Bridges and Boundaries Between Parents and Children”

  • PPSC 80 Fifth Avenue, Room 1408 New York, New York 10011 United States (map)

Frances LaBarre, PhD.

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LCSWs, LPs, LMSWs and LMHCs and 2 Contact Hours by the American Psychological Association for Psychologists.

In this talk Frances LaBarre, PhD., will demonstrate temperament as a dimension of body-based relational life that can create far reaching challenges between parent and child. What can be learned in observing parents and children also applies to all dyads, in particular patient and therapist. This presentation will focus on how the recognition of temperamental differences and similarities informs the meaning of the immediate interaction of patient and therapist and reaches to the past, and will touch on the integration of the literature of temperament and movement theory with psychoanalytic thought..

Dr. Frances LaBarre, PhD is a psychologist psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC where she works with individual adults, couples, parents and children. Dr. LaBarre is Co-director of the Parent-Infant/Toddler Research Nursery, and a supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She lectures and teaches both in the United States and in Europe. Her books, On Moving and Being Moved: Nonverbal Behavior in Clinical Practice, The Analytic Press, 2001, and The First Year and the Rest of Your Life: Movement, Development, and Therapeutic Change, (co-author R. Frank), The Analytic Press, 2011, and her articles (for example, LaBarre, F. Stuck in Vertical, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 2008) are known for her unique application of movement studies to understanding interactive dynamics in many settings, and particularly in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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*Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0054 and for Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0040 and for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0166.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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