September Presentation To Be Announced
THE MICHIGAN PSYCHOANALYTIC COUNCIL
8 YEAR OLD GIRL DURING THE OPENING PHASE OF THE ANALYSIS
LORRIE CHOPRA, M.S.
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Continental Breakfast at 10:30 a.m.
ANN ARBOR, MI
THIS MEETING IS BEING CO-SPONSORED BY
THE SOPHIE L. LOVINGER MEMORIAL FUND
Play is often the arena in which much of the work of child analysis is conducted. Play can be a method of communicating fears, wishes, dreams, hopes, and fantasies. As analysts, we hope that our child patients will use our office and their play as a way of showing us their internal world, and all they may be struggling with. This paper will address the drastic change in the play of an 8 year- old girl when we moved from a weekly psychotherapy to an analysis. How the analyst experienced the change in play and attempted to make sense of what was being communicated in the chaotic play will be presented. How the shift to psychoanalysis impacted the analyst will also be examined.
Lorrie Chopra, M.S., is an advanced candidate in adult, child, and adolescent psychoanalytic training at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. She has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Master's Degree in Hospice, both from Madonna University. Ms. Chopra is the associate director of the MPI Treatment Clinic, and a Family Consultant at Walnut Lake Preschool and Developmental Kindergarten. She also has extensive experience doing grief work with children in the Sandcastles Grief Support Program. She is in private practice in Livonia, where she works with children, adolescents, and adults.
Three learning objectives: At the conclusion of the program, attendees will:
2. Be able to discuss the idea that play demonstrated in the clinical setting must
3. Be able to identify ways in which the analyst's countertransference can be used
The Michigan Psychoanalytic Council (MPC) is an independent, contemporary training institute founded on feminist principles and open to diverse theoretical perspectives. We offer a positive professional community and welcome colleagues from within and without the psychoanalytic community to join us for our free monthly programs and classes. No registration is needed. 2 CEUs available for Social Workers licensed in Michigan for a $10 fee for non-members. Monthly programs include continental breakfast.
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