2 CE Hours available for
LCSW’s, LMSW’s, LP’s, LMFT’s, LMHC’s, LCAT’s, PhD’s, PsyD’s
ARE YOU MY MOTHER? ARE YOU MY FATHER?
THE CASE OF A CHILD BORN OF REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Seth Aronson, Psy.D
Friday, April 9, 2021
Presented by the Psychoanalytic Association of WCSPP
Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” recently celebrated the 200th anniversary of its publication. The original text poses questions of identity and belonging as the creation poignantly asks, “Who was I? What was I?” One writer called the novel an “autobiography of an infant.” This paper attempts to use Shelley’s account as a framework for understanding the issue of identity in a child born of reproductive technology. How do we, as clinicians, help these children understand their origins? An extended case presentation will highlight these questions.
Seth Aronson, Psy.D., is Director of Training, Training and Supervising Analyst and Fellow at the William Alanson White Institute. At Long Island University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology, he teaches childhood psychopathology and child/adolescent psychotherapy. At Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, he has led process groups for rabbinical students for seventeen years. Dr. Aronson serves on the editorial boards of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. His articles include, “Balancing the fiddlers on my roof: on wearing a yarmulke and working as a psychoanalyst”; “Only connect; the mutuality of attachment “; “Through a glass clearly: boundary violations”; “Analytic supervision; all work and no play?” and “’Where the Wild Things Are’: The power and challenge of adolescent group work.” With Craig Haen, he is co-editor of the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy.
CONTINUING EDUCATION – 2 CE HOURS
Participants will be able to:
1) Identify two issues for children born of reproductive technologies
2) Describe the application of two theoretical models to understanding such children
3) Describe one issue in the work with parents of children born of reproductive technologies
The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy is recognized by NY State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0050; Licensed Clinical Social Workers # 00063; Licensed Psychoanalysts # P-0027; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0040; Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0075; and Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0028.
A completed evaluation must be submitted after the meeting for 2 CE hours.
Who should attend: Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychoanalysts, other mental health professionals, nurses, graduate students.
*Immediately following the Scientific Meeting
The Child/Adolescent/Parent Program (CAPP) invites you to an
Admissions Open House Discussion:
Allowing for Difference in the Experience of
Adopted Children and Their Families
Program directors Jane Bloomgarden and Irene Studwell will answer questions about our training program and illustrate CAPP’s orientation through examples of their work with adopted children and their parents.
The Open House will continue on ZOOM
You can register for the open house at this link: