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"Psychoanalytically-Informed Treatment with Children Affected by the Trauma of Early Loss"

  • PPSC 80 Fifth Ave, Rm. 1408 New York, NY 10011 United States (map)

"Psychoanalytically-Informed Treatment with Children Affected by the Trauma of Early Loss"

D. D. Friedman, PhD, LCSW

Friday, February 8, 2019

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


80 Fifth Avenue 
Room 1408

New York, New York 10011

*This talk has been approved by New York State for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit for LMSWs and LCSWs.

This workshop will focus on treatment with children who have experienced the early loss of a parent. It will draw on current research of Beatrice Beebe, Howard and Miriam Steele, Jude Cassidy, Alicia Lieberman and Alan Schore and clinical experience that the presenter has with this population. It will emphasize the work with the infants and young children of September 11, 2001 who lost their fathers as well as two cases of young children who lost their mothers to breast cancer. Issues of transference and countertransference will be discussed as well as the importance of group supervision.

Donna Demetri Friedman, Ph.D. NYU-Adj. Assoc. Professor is an adult, child, and mother-infant therapist; Executive Director of Mosaic Mental Health; therapist with Dr. Beatrice Beebe in the Mothers, Infants and Young Children of September 11, 2001: A Primary Prevention Project; co-editor of Attachment-based Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents; editorial board of JCSW; NYU Outstanding Alumna Award for infant mental health; graduate of Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program.

*PPSC 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 #0054.

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