Development: Latency (The Middle Years)

Integrated Child & Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ICAPP)
2020-21, 3rd Block — Mondays, 8:00-9:15pm

Learning Objectives

As a result of taking this course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe historical and contemporary theories of latency with a view to understandingthe clinical implications of contemporary theories
  2. Understand basic developmental tasks and features from ages 6 to 12
  3. Utilize knowledge of developmental principles in the treatment of adults when derivatives of latency development are in evidence
  4. Understand how trauma and societal factors affect this phase of development

January 25, 2021 — Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

[43 pages]

Knight, R. (2014). A Hundred Years of Latency: From Freudian Psychosexual Theory to Dynamic Systems Nonlinear Development in Middle Childhood. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 62(2):203-235.

Durham, J.I. (2018). Perceptions of microaggressions: Implications for the mental health and treatment of African American yout. In Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 17(1), pp. 52-61

February 1, 2021 — Developmental Features and Tasks of Latency

[37 pages]

Gilmore, K. and Meersand, P. (2014). “The Latency Phase: Cognitive Maturation, Autonomy, Social Development and Learning”, in Normal Child and Adolescent Development: A Psychodynamic Primer. Ch6, pp141-177.

February 8, 2021

[39 pages]

Sarnoff, C. (1987). “Repetition compulsion and reparative mastery” in Psychotherapeutic strategies in the latency years, pp305-314.

Jemerin, J.M. (2004). Latency and the capacity to reflect on mental states. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 59:211-239.

February 22, 2021 — Transference and Defenses

[32 pages]

Peller, L. (1958). Reading and Daydreams in Latency. JAPA, 6:57-70.

Furman, E. (1980). Transference and Externalization in Latency. Psychoanal. St. Child, 35:267-284.

March 1, 2021 — The Family Romance

[46 pages]

Frosch, J. (1959). Transference Derivatives of the Family Romance. JAPA 7:503-522.

Corbett, K. (2001). Nontraditional family romance. In Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 70(3), pp. 599-624

March 8, 2021 — Psychosexual Development and Difference

[58 pages]

Friedmen, R., Downey, J. (2008). Sexual Differentiation of Behavior: the Foundation of a Developmental Model of Psychosexuality. JAPA, 56:147-175

Ehrensaft, D. (2014). Listening and learning from gender-nonconforming children. PSC, 68:28-56.

March 15, 2021 — Work with Latency Age Children

[52 pages]

Slade, A. (1994) “Making Meaning and Making Believe” in Children at Play, pp81-107.

Benveniste, D. (1998). Play and the Metaphors of the Body. PSC, 53:65-83.

Karush, R.K. (2016). Elucidating the Transference Using the Child’s Dream. Psychoanal. Inq., 36(3):214-219

March 22, 2021 — The Impact of External Events

[37 pages]

Gavshon, A. (1990). The Analysis of a Latency Boy – the Developmental Impact of Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage. PSC 45 217-233.

Herzog, J. (2005). Los Degrados: Out, Down, Dead: Transmitted and Inflicted Trauma as Encountered in the Analysis of a 6-year-old girl. IJP 86(2):291-310.