Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas

Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas

Child Integrated Seminar
Instructor: Donald Rosenblitt, MD
Course Description:
This is an on-going Child Seminar that integrates theory and techniques in the treatment of children from birth through late adolescence. Child-Focused and Adult/Child psychoanalytic track students will be expected to participate in this seminar for approximately 45 hours per academic year for a total of 5 years beginning at the time of matriculation into one of these programs and are invited to continue after graduation. The goal is to develop an ongoing intellectual inquiry, an orientation that recognizes that the work is very complex and that ongoing study and collegial support is an integral part of the profession. The seminar will integrate on-going case students and readings. The literature experiences will allow for exposure to the core literature relevant to these tracks.
Prerequisite: Matriculated in the Child-Focused or combined Adult/Child Psychoanalytic Track and 24 credit hours of the core curriculum or permission of the instructor. Matriculated students with experience seeing children who intend to become child focused of adult/child analytic candidates may take this seminar with permission. The seminars will be open to non-child analytic candidates on the basis of their readiness to participate at this level with the material.
Time: Friday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dates: First class will be September 12. The class will run for a total of 30 weeks throughout the year. Class dates will be discussed among the participants.
Location: Lucy Daniels Center
CME Credits: 45
NBCC: 45 CE clock hours
This class does not offer Category A CE credits for psychologists
Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit in the Child-Focused and Adult/Child Psychoanalysis Training Program. This class will also be accepted towards elective credit in the Adult Psychoanalytic track. If there is a written or oral course assignment, students must complete the assignment to receive training program course credit.
Registration: Matriculated students are not charged a course registration fee.
Registration deadline is September 2.
Tuition: $880. $440 is due by September 5, 2014, and the second payment of $440 is due by January 15, 2015.
Payment plans can be arranged with the Administrator.
  • Students who cancel before class begins will be given a tuition refund less a $40 administrative fee.
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations after class begins.
  • Students who drop the class after it begins are expected to pay the full tuition.

  • Please check back for the Course Syllabus.
    About the Instructor:
    Donald Rosenblitt, MD is a child and adult psychoanalyst, and Clinical Director of the Lucy Daniels Center for Child Development. He is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas (PECC). He is a Training and Supervising Analyst on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas, the psychoanalysis certificate program of the PECC, and is Past Director of the Institute. He has written and lectured extensively on topics related to early childhood development.

    Fall 2014 Course Objectives:
    Class participants will be able to:
  • Describe how to work with a child to help them organize their motivation for analysis in opening phase.
  • Establish a supportive context while maintaining an analytic position.
  • Discuss how to help a child begin to identify initial resistances to analysis.
  • Identify initial play themes.
  • Describe how to help child to understand initial play themes as objects of analytic inquiry.
  • Explain to parents about the nature of their role in the analytic work.
  • Describe how to assist parents to understand their child from the inside.
  • Identify early parental resistances that develop.
  • Assist parents to understand the nature of the psychoanalytic process.
  • Assist parents to help child with resistances that develop.

  • Spring 2015 Course Objectives:
    Class participants will be able to:
  • Explain how to work with child to help them deepen motivation for analysis In later aspects of opening and middle phase.
  • Recognize and manage impulsivity that develops in the analytic situation.
  • Recognize and explain how to work with emerging resistances to unconscious material.
  • Develop abilities to help child deepen play themes.
  • Differentiate general and psychoanalytic play therapy techniques.
  • Recognize the manifestations of countertransference in the psychoanalytic field.
  • Discuss the various types of transferences that develop in a child analysis.
  • Describe the role of action in psychoanalysis of children.
  • Recognize externalizations and projective identifications in child analysis.
  • Describe how to work with parents in the later aspects of the initial phase and/or middle phase.

  • For additional information or if you have special needs
    please contact:

    Lisa Long, Administrator
    Phone: (919) 490-3212
    Email: [email protected]

    CE & CME Information:
    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 North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society. 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 45 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. 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.
    The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. The North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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