In response to case material provided by the participants, this workshop will explore:
Apply your understanding of the emotional meaning of children’s play and other forms of creative expression to maximize emphatic relatedness in child psychotherapy sessions.
Plan ways to facilitate the growth of reflective functioning in children.
Ionas Sapountzis, Ph.D., is director and an associate professor in the master’s degree program in school psychology at Adelphi; a faculty member and supervisor in the Postgraduate Program in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapy, and in the Postgraduate Program in Adult Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; and associate editor of the Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy. His private practice is in Garden City, New York.
After a brief discussion from Kirkland Vaughans, Ph.D., this workshop will revolve around participants’ topics of interest and the case material they bring for discussion. Topics may include:
Explore with, and not interrogate, the adolescent about his thoughts and actions.
Develop interventions to work effectively with resistant adolescents.
Kirkland Vaughans, Ph.D., is an associate clinical professor and supervisor in the Postgraduate Program in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapy, and in the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. He is a clinical supervisor at the National Institute of the Psychotherapies and a school psychologist in the Hempstead Union Free School District. Dr. Vaughans is the founding editor of the Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and co-editor of The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents, a two-volume series. He maintains a private
practice in Manhattan.