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2021-2022 Scientific Meetings

The First Year of Life: From a Body to a Mind,
From Co-regulation to Attachment

Presenter: Molly Witten, PhD, psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 7pm – 9pm Central Time, via Zoom

This talk explores growth in the first year of life.  The physical development of the brain takes place in tandem with the processes of a child’s mind that inform the child’s expression of “self” within a relational context.  The onset of stranger anxiety signals the stable existence of attachment processes.  Dr. Witten discusses ways that these early capacities can go “silently” awry and become noticeable only when we are prevented from accessing our sources of coping: affiliation, community involvement, and relational pleasure.  Those very sources of coping were disturbed for many children during the two-year period of the Covid pandemic.

Admission is free. Please register to receive the zoom link. Continuing Education Credits are offered exclusively to Society members in all membership categories.

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