The Child Analyst as a ‘New Developmental Object’ to a Developmentally Delayed Young Child - Angela Joyce (Live)

November 18, 2022


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This presentation considers the nature of psychoanalytic treatment for children where there is severe developmental delay in the context of intergenerational trauma. From a variety of theoretical positions, the author discusses a case of a young child for whom psychoanalytic treatment was not originally intended but who, for institutional reasons concerned with the training needs of a trainee, was seen in three times per week psychoanalytic child psychotherapy for a number of years. The paper examines the notion of the child analyst as a new developmental object to such a child, locating its origin within the Anna Freudian tradition but making links both to Winnicottian concepts and also post Bionian elaboration of the nature of the analyst’s mental functioning in the analytic setting.

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11/18/2022 - 6:30pm EST
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11/18/2022 - 8:00pm EST

Angela Joyce is a training and supervising analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society. She trained as a child analyst at the Anna Freud Centre where she has helped to pioneer psychoanalytic work with infants and parents, and is currently jointly leading the resurgence of child psychotherapy there. She also is an editor with the Winnicott Trust. 

Austen Riggs Center Inc. confirms that Angela Joyce, nor anyone involved in the planning of the CME event, has disclosed a potential conflict of interest. 

The views and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Austen Riggs Center. 


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