Children’s Disruptive Behaviors: Evasion or Communication of Meaning?  

A Panel Discussion

Marshall Kordon, Psy.D., Adele Kaufman, L.C.S.W., and Christine Kieffer, Ph.D.
Moderator: Molly Romer-Witten, Ph.D.
 
FRIDAY April 28, 2017 from 6:00PM - 8:30PM (Light Dinner at 5:30PM)
122 S. Michigan Avenue, Room 1323
Chicago, IL 60603

 

Children sometimes behave in ways that cause trouble for themselves, their parents, and their teachers.  Some children lie, some steal, some have temper tantrums.  Parents and teachers feel a mixture of confusion and outrage.  ”What’s going on with my child?”   By the time they come to treatment, the family has often gotten stuck in a cycle of anger and helplessness.  The focus has become control, which breaks down and everybody feels out of control.

Child Psychoanalysts will present cases and discuss ways in which insight and understanding can enable the child and adults to “read” disruptive behavior as a communication of something awry in the child’s inner world or relationships.  Understanding the meaning of what is being communicated can then help everyone find more effective ways of responding to reduce internal and external conflict.  

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to

1)     Identify/elaborate ways in which psychoanalytic theory contributes to understanding and working with disruptive children.

2)     Identify emerging trends in psychoanalytic practice, as it relates to working with disruptive children.

3)     Identify/elaborate/explore the underlying meaning/purpose of disruptive behavior in children and learn how to apply psychoanalytic techniques in treating these disruptions.

Fee: $40.00 (Student Discounts upon Request)    

Questions: Damita Wilson at (312) 897-1411 or dwilson@chicagoanalysis.org

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Accreditation Statement

Physicians:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint provider ship of American Psychoanalytic Association and the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Psychologists:  The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Professional Counselors:  The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning 2.5 hours Continuing Education credit.

Social Workers:  The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for social workers by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing education activity as earning 2.5 hours of Continuing Education for Social Workers.

Professional Counselors:  The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Professional Counselors and Clinical Professional Counselors by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning 2.5 hours Continuing Education credit.

Marriage and Family Therapists: The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis is approved as a continuing education sponsor for Marriage and Family Therapists by the Department of Professional Regulations of the State of Illinois.  The Institute designates this continuing educational activity as earning 2.5 hours Continuing Education credit.