In recent decades there has been an explosion of research on infancy and the findings of this research have had a significant impact on psychoanalytic theory and practice. This course will introduce methods for applying infant research to adult treatment, as well as contemporary psychoanalytic concepts discovered or verified by these recent studies. We will focus on the early origins of attachment, bodily and affect regulation, relatedness and patterns of non-verbal and verbal communication, and explore concepts such as co-construction, self and interactive regulation, mentalization and more. Readings will include works by Bowlby, Fonagy, Beebe, Lachmann, Stern, Boston Process Change Study Group, and others.

Instructor: Gail Elkin-Scott
Location: 32 Union Square E, #1208
Ph.: 917.885.5723
Time 8:30 pm – 10.00 pm