Program – October 28 2014

What We Missed: Revisiting Daniel Stern on Regression and Affect

Presenters: Steve Knoblauch, Ph.D.
Discussant: Molly Witten, Ph.D.

Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D. is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Consultant at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is the author of The Musical Edge of Therapeutic Dialogue (The Analytic Press, 2000), and coauthor with Beatrice Beebe, Judith Rustin & Dorienne Sorter, Forms of Intersubjectivity in Infant Research and Adult Treatment (Other Press, 2005). Dr. Knoblauch maintains a private practice in New York City.

Molly Witten, Ph.D. is a Faculty member of the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis and holds an adjunct faculty position in the Infant Mental Health Certificate Program at Erikson Institute for Early Child Development. She also supervises residents at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital. She has published in the areas of diagnosis of mental health and developmental issues during infancy, treatment of depression in infancy, evaluation of attachment in children, developmentally appropriate psychotherapy for children under three, autism, child maltreatment, family therapy, trauma and developmental processes, and development of mind during infancy, and with Gerard Costa, Chapter 4, Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Evidence Based Practice in Infant and Early Childhood Psychology, (2008) B. Mowder and F. Robinson and A. Yasik (Eds.). She maintains a private practice in Adult and Child Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, supervision and consultation, in Chicago’s
Loop.

Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to: 1) Distinguish between, and employ, stage and layered models of development; 2) Appreciate the difference between a linear regression model and a regression model based on degree of coherence/fragmentation in mentation; and 3) Recognize and employ the difference between category and vitality affects as defined by Daniel Stern.

Target Audience:
Psychoanalysts, other interested mental health professionals, and members of the community.

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