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Myth, Memory and Meaning: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Working with Young Migrants with Martha Bragin, Ph.D. at IPTAR

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Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Program is pleased to invite you to attend a meeting of THE CHILD THERAPIST AT WORK SERIES Myth, Memory and Meaning: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Working with Young Migrants Presenter: Martha Bragin, Ph.D.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 Reception and Open House at 7:30 PM Program to follow at 8 PM IPTAR 1651 Third Avenue, #205 Conference Room (92nd and 3rd Ave.)

IPTAR Members/Candidates: Free Non-IPTAR Members: $25 Candidates/Students with Valid ID: $5 Registration is requested for all No Refunds RSVP: https://iptar.org/event/myth-memory-and-meaning-10-2018/ SPACE IS LIMITED. ATTENDANCE IS CONFIRMED BY REGISTRATION

The recent separation of refugee families at the US border has invoked earlier times of war and violence when parents did all they could to get their children to safety, sometimes sending them off alone, sometimes carrying them along. All too often, small children were lost along the way and separated from their families. From the late 20th century to the 21st humanitarian efforts with children affected by violence and disaster have been directed toward finding and reuniting families (called tracing) and then to creating policies that maintain and support the most favorable possible conditions to restore the normal flow of development, including policies that keep families together, strengthen their capacity to care for their children restore the child’s capacity to form an inclusive narrative of their lives that includes their experience and moves forward with hope. The author was among those who developed international protocols for finding families and keeping those families together. This paper will look at the history of children and migration, our own psychoanalytic history of migration and move forward to look at best practices to be used with the children and families we treat today. We will take a brief moment to review the current situation of migrant children in the US (so that we have an accurate view), and best practices we can support on the policy level, and in consulting rooms.

Martha Bragin, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Doctoral Program in Social Welfare at the Graduate Center of CUNY. She is a fellow of the Research Training Program of the International Psychoanalytic Association and affiliated with IPTAR.
For the past 30 years, Dr Bragin has served as a consultant to governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations on issues related to women and children. She is best known for the development of mentalization based educational programs that improve learning outcomes for children involved in armed conflict and community violence, and the establishment of mandatory youth diversion in New York State’s family courts. Her work also includes the development of culturally relevant research methods that facilitate community based monitoring and evaluation of psychosocial programs in conflict and post conflict environments.
Dr Bragin is the recipient of the International Psychoanalytic Association’s 2007 Tyson Prize for her paper Knowing Terrible Things and the 2011 Hayman Prize for published work on traumatized children and adults. She is the author of numerous peer reviewed publications and is in private practice in Manhattan.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will obtain an accurate view of the current situation of child migrants in the US today and best practices to help them.
Participants will become familiar with the global history of forced-migration related theory and practice in psychoanalysis.
Participants will learn about ways to apply global psychoanalytic theory and practice regarding violence and loss with child and adolescent migrants in current New York City practice.

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., Ruth Oscharoff, LCSW., Kate Muldowney, LCSW., Lynne Rubin, Ph.D., Esther Savitz, LCSW., Francesca Schwartz, Ph.D., Rori Shaffer, LCSW.,
Sam Semper, Ph.D., Donna Roth Smith, LCSW., Leni Winn, LCSW.,
Candidate Representative: Nadia Bassino, MA.
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