9th 10th December 2005
First workshop on Infant Observation
Psychoanalytic infant observation is a vital component in the training of child and adolescent psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and clinicians of allied professions. Its usefulness to clinical work is well established worldwide, as it enables clinicians to conceptualise the nonverbal and implicit interactive processes and can prepare psychotherapy trainees and enhance clinicians' capacity for perceptual and emotional receptivity. Through the training, the observers can develop 'empathic receptivity', as they unconsciously engage with primitive states of mind, when following the infant's emotional development within his/her family.
During the last EFPP conferences, presentations on infant observation have formed an ongoing theme. We have now extended this work and formed a working party within the EFPP with the aim of promoting a space for reflecting upon infant observation as a training method. The task of the working party is also to facilitate countries or sections that have not yet started a training in Infant Observation and are planning to do so.
Therefore we are inviting you to a workshop in Athens, (max.25 colleagues), on the 9th and 10th December 2005, focusing on:
The guest speaker
will present a paper on
Dimitris Anastosopoulos, (vice chair of the EFPP), will open the workshop. There will be plenty of time for reflection in small group discussions over the topics and exchange of experiences, thoughts, difficulties and hopes within the EFPP network.
We look forward to welcoming you to Athens.
The whole programme incl. registration form, accomodation & flights and site maps can be downloaded either as pdf-document.
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