“Mommy, Daddy! I’m Afraid”
HOW LIVING IN A THREATENING WORLD IMPACTS THE INNER LIFE OF THE CHILD AND THE FAMILY
In this age of terrorist acts, mass violence, and school shootings, many children and parents live with a chronic sense of fear and anxiety, often exacerbated by frequent and intense media coverage.
This conference on Saturday, November 19, 2016 will explore why some children are more vulnerable to traumatic exposure and examine the dynamics and psychological impact of trauma on children’s development. Parental factors that may trigger the development of PTSD and effective clinical interventions designed to modulate effects of trauma on both children and parents will be presented.
Who Are We?
The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (WCSPP), a nonprofit organization, was chartered in 1974 by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. WCSPP was the brainchild of a small group of eminent psychoanalysts who valued pluralistic psychoanalytic training set in a strong and vibrant professional community. The vision of its founders continues today at WCSPP, with its deep commitment to the rigorous academic training of clinicians amid open discussion of multiple psychoanalytic perspectives. WCSPP has continually moved forward to develop new programs that meet the changing needs of mental health professionals and to expand its Psychotherapy Service to best serve individuals in need of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.
What We Do.
Since 1974, students have emerged from WCSPP programs with an expanded understanding of their patients, their clinical work, and themselves.
The Psychotherapy Service of WCSPP offers individuals an opportunity to receive psychoanalysis and psychotherapy at an affordable cost.