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Helping Parents with Children who Experience Behavioral Difficulties with Leon Hoffman at NYPSI

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New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division continues the “Dialogues on…” Series with leading child development experts:

Helping Parents with Children who Experience Behavioral Difficulties
Leon Hoffman, M.D., December 14, 2016, 8:00 – 9:30 pm
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street, NYC

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All behavior has meaning. Children with behavior problems do not have sufficient internal strength to tolerate the pain and anxiety of disturbing emotional states. Disruptive behavior masks unpleasant emotion. In this talk, we will talk about how to try to understand which emotions are being avoided and help caregivers understand why that emotion is being avoided in a maladaptive way.

Dr. Leon Hoffman is a Psychiatrist and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Training and Supervising Analyst in adult, child, and adolescent analysis, Director of the Pacella Parent Child Center and co-Director, Pacella Research Center at NYPSI (New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute); faculty at the Icahn Medical School at Mount Sinai; Chief Psychiatrist, West End Day School in NYC; Co-Chair, Committee on Research education (CORE) of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has long experience in the practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Over the last 15-20 years he has become very active in the systematic empirical study of basic psychological constructs as well as the systematic empirical study of psychological treatments, especially with children. The development of the Manual for Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children with Externalizing Behaviors (RFP-C), co-written with Timothy Rice and with Tracy Prout, presents, in a systematic fashion, his long clinical experience approaching children and their families with difficult problems.

NO CME OR CE CREDITS OFFERED.

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE
247 East 82nd Street, NY, NY 10028
212.879.6900

www.nypsi.org

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