Clinical Applications in Child Psychoanalysis

Child Psychoanalytic Training (CPT)
2021-22, 2nd Trimester — Fridays, 10:15-11:45am
Donald Schimmel, PhD
Kelly Shanks Lippman, LMHC


December 3, 2021 — Therapeutic play in psychoanalytic treatment of preschool age children

Presenter: Donald Schimmel, PhD

Birch, M. (1997) In the Land of Counterpane: Travels in the Realm of Play. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 52:57-75

December 10, 2021 — Therapeutic play in psychoanalytic treatment of preschool age children

Presenter: Donald Schimmel, PhD

Hilke, I. (2007) Miss “Nicht”: A Small Girl Who Was Betrayed of Her Childhood. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 2:195-207

Gotthold, J.J. (2007) “Do You Believe in Magic?” Articulating a Coconstructed Dynamic Systems Approach to a Child Treatment: A Discussion of Hilke’s “Miss Nicht”. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 2:209-217

Kindler, R.C. (2007) How Does Analytic Child Therapy Inform Adult Treatment?: An Introduction. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 2:193-193

Smaller, M.D. (2007) We were all Once Children: Reflections on “Miss Nicht” and the Work of Iris Hilke, Rosalind Kindler, and Jacqueline Gotthold. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 2:227-234

January 7, 2022 — Therapeutic play in psychoanalytic treatment of preschool age children

Presenter: Donald Schimmel, PhD

Scharff, J.S. (2004) Play and Very Young Children in Object Relations Family Therapy. International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies, 1:259-268

Olesker, W. (2003) An Analysis of a Developmentally Delayed Young Girl: Coordinating Analytic and Developmental Processes. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 58:89-111

January 14, 2022 — Therapeutic play in psychoanalytic treatment of preschool age children

Presenter: Donald Schimmel, PhD

Ablon, S.L. (1994) “How Can We Know the Dancer from the Dance?” The Analysis of a Five-year-old Girl. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 49:315-327

January 21, 2022 — Working with young children in situations of divorce, domestic violence, and abuse/neglect

Presenter: Kelly Shanks Lippman, LMHC

Mid-term evaluations should be conducted in the closing minutes of your classes today. This is a discussion that should be allowed at least 10 minutes, but no more than 30 minutes. No written records are necessary.

Midterm Class Evaluation Discussion Questions

Olesker, W. (1999) “Treatment of a Boy with Atypical Ego Development.” The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 54(1):25-46.

Kline Pruett, M.; McIntosh, J.E.; & Kelly, J.B. (2014). “Parental separation and overnight care of young children, Part I: Consensus through theoretical and empirical integration.” Family Court Review, 52(2):240-255.

McIntosh, J.E.; Kline Pruett, M.; & Kelly, J.B. (2014). “Parental separation and overnight care of young children, Part II: Putting theory into practice.” Family Court Review, 52(2):256-262.

January 28, 2022 — Working with young children in situations of divorce, domestic violence, and abuse/neglect

Presenter: Kelly Shanks Lippman, LMHC

Donner, M. (2006) “Tearing the child apart: The contribution of narcissism, envy, and perverse modes of thought to child custody wars.” Psychoanalytic Psychology 23(3): 542-553.

Lament, C. (2019). The impact of divorce on children: The view from the perch of adulthood. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 72(1):16-23.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2010) “Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy”

February 4, 2022 — Working with young children in situations of divorce, domestic violence, and abuse/neglect

Presenter: Kelly Shanks Lippman, LMHC

Holt, S.; Buckley, H.; & Whelan, S. (2008) “The impact of exposure to domestic violence on children and young people: A review of the literature. Child abuse & Neglect, 32: 797-810.

McIntosh, J.E. (2002) Thought in the face of violence: a child’s need. Child Abuse & Neglect, 26:229-241.

February 18, 2022 — Working with young children in situations of divorce, domestic violence, and abuse/neglect

Presenter: Kelly Shanks Lippman, LMHC

Paret, I.H. & Shapiro, V.B. (1998) “The Splintered Holding Environment and the Vulnerable Ego.” The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 53(1):300-324.

Goldstein, J. & Goldstein, S. (1996) “Put Yourself in the Skin of the Child,” She Said, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 51:1, 46-55

February 25, 2022

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March 4, 2022

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March 11, 2022

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