Consortium for Psychoanalytic Research, Inc.’s (CPRinc’s) 20th Annual Research Conference – Developing a Psychic Skin: Implications of Infant Observation Research for Clinical Care

Jungian psychoanalyst, Brian Feldman, PhD, presenter, with Nydia Lisman-Pieczanski, MD, founding chair of the Infant and Young Child Observation and Early Intervention Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry

“Psychic skin” denotes the psychological boundary between inner and outer worlds. Developing a psychic skin is a task of early life. Dr. Brian Feldman will present case material showing the development of psychic skin and its implications for clinical care. The emergence of primary (healthy) and secondary (defensive) functions of the psychic skin will be viewed through the lens of infant observation research. Using multicultural videos and artwork from adult patients, Feldman will correlate infant development with adult primitive mental states typically experienced in the clinical setting. This workshop will use a variety of educational methodologies including lecture, video, artwork and group discussion. 6 CE’s.

Sunday • 03 February 2013
8:15 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street NW • Washington DC

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Jointly sponsored by
Jungian Analysts of Washington Association
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry
The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

and hosted by
the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

…where research and practice meet