Psychoanalytic Principles of Child Development with David Sawyer, M.D. & Ronald Rawitt, M.D., at NYPSI

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247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028

Psychoanalytic Principles of Child Development with David Sawyer, M.D. & Ronald Rawitt, M.D., Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 pm, October 17, 2012 – November 14, 2012, 5 sessions, Fee:  $100

This course presents an overview of current psychoanalytic perspectives on child development.  The interaction of constitutional factors and environmental influences on the formation of unconscious fantasy and intrapsychic conflict during the sequential stages of development will be emphasized.  Clinical examples will be offered to illustrate the concepts being presented.

Dr. David Sawyer is a member of NYPSI & on the faculty of Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Ronald Rawitt is a member of NYPSI & on the faculty of Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Registration form is at

For more info: or 212-879-6900.

Educational Objectives: After attending, participants will be able to

1. Identify the psychoanalytic nature of developmental phases in childhood: i.e., pre-oedipal, oedipal, latency, and early, middle, and late adolescence.

2. Recognize and comprehend the etiology of certain highly clinically significant issues which facilitate the discussion of development in childhood: separation anxiety, sadomasochism, family romance fantasies, the evolution of narcissism, and object removal.

3. Identify and understand certain psychoanalytic principles that organize development, including progression and fixation, the formation of unconscious fantasies, unconscious conflict, and the influence of parenting and parent psychology.

Information regarding CME credit for physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of [5] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Information regarding CE credit for psychologists

Who Should Attend: Mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and licensed psychotherapists).

APA-approved CE Credits:

Psychologists: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. NYPSI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. APA-approved CE credits are granted to participants with documented attendance and completed evaluation forms. Attendance is monitored. If you would like CE credit, please sign in and specify your email address. It is the responsibility of participants seeking APA-approved CE credits to comply with these requirements. At the end of the program, you will receive an evaluation form. Upon receipt of the completed evaluation form, you will receive a PDF via email of your CE credits.

Persons with disabilities: The building is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator. Please notify the registrar in advance if you require accommodations.

DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or presenters of this CE program has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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