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Pregnancy and PostPartum Depression: Treatment and its Complications with Alexandra Cattaruzza at MITPP

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THE METROPOLITAN INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY,
THE METROPOLITAN CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, and
THE METROPOLITAN SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
invite you to

A CLINICAL WORKSHOP

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION: TREATMENT AND ITS COMPLICATIONS
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, PRESENTER: ALEXANDRA CATTARUZZA, M.S., L.P.

Treatment during a patient’s pregnancy can prove quite challenging as the new mother has to meet the biological, psychological and environmental demands of an expected or newborn baby. In some mothers who have experienced a lack of good-enough care from their own mothers and have internalized a bad parental object, there is a powerfulresistance that can result in the patient abandoning the treatment. Women who have a history of abandonment by one or both of the parents, may repeat this experience in the transference, prematurely terminating the treatment. In other cases, where there has been a more subtle abandonment–- that of having been inadequately cared for by the parents, creating a negative and conflict ridden relationship, issues with aggression may arise with strong force: The new mother’s resentment of her own parents compounded with envy of her baby, compels her to abandon the therapist and/or terminate the treatment in order to protect him/her from her aggressive and harmful feelings. This presentation will reflect upon the consequences and the helplessness in the countertransference that often emerges with post-partum patients. The therapist may experience a sense of failure when an expectant mother isn’t attuned and present for her baby and/or when the baby’s parents are unable to provide good enough care and containment. The sense of abandonment is then repeated from mother to child, patient to therapist. Emphasized will be the struggles in trying to help depressed women at their most fragile time as well as a woman’s potential difficulties in utilizing and accepting help.

Learning objectives
Participants will: 1) learn the main symptoms and dynamic issues underlying postpartum depression, 2) identify difficulties and factors that may interfere with the treatment, 3) learn psychoanalytically informed techniques in the treatment of postpartum depression.

Alexandra Cattaruzza, M.S., L.P. Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis: Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Certificate in Creative Arts Therapies, New School University. Diploma in Child Psychological Assessment, Universidad El Bosque. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescent Program; Harlem Family Institute, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Associate Clinical Director: Harlem Family Institute. Co-Chair, Program Committee: MSPP/MITPP. Fellow: Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Training Program; Contemporary Freudian Society, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

TIME: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Breakfast at 9:30 AM
LOCATION: The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
1090 St. Nicholas Avenue (located on West 165th Street between St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenues, downstairs
level next to Church Santa Rosa de Lima)
FEE: $50 includes refreshments (no fee to MCMH staff)
$30 Student Fee (includes refreshments), with proof of student status
On site registration: $60 or $40 (students with proof of student status)
No fee to MCMH Staff members.

SPACE FOR THE WORKSHOP IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 16, 2017. On-site registration fee applies after that date.

The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 3 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.

REGISTRATION FORM

I would like to register for PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION: TREATMENT AND ITS COMPLICATIONS.

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I have enclosed a check/money order for $ ________ payable to MITPP.

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Return to:

Joyce A. Lerner, L.C.S.W., Director, MITPP
160 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

(212) 496-2858 mitppnyc@aol.com

MITPP, chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, offers three certificate programs: a three year program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults, a two year program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and a program leading to the New York State license in Psychoanalysis. Social Workers may qualify for the LCSW through their training at MITPP. Matriculants see patients at the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health, which is licensed by the Office of Mental Health. Truly affordable training: Low tuition of $1,100 per semester includes both individual and group supervision and up to three courses. Courses are also offered on a non-matriculated basis.

The application deadline for the Fall 2017 semester is July 15, 2017.

For further information:
mitppnyc@aol.com
www.MITPP.org
(212) 496-2858

If you wish to receive emailed announcements of our events, scientific meetings, Open Houses, courses and workshops, please email mitppmailings@aol.com.

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