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CANCELLED: The Child as Teacher, The Child as Text: Learning from Each Analysand How to be a Trustworthy Co-explorer of the Inscape


We regret that the scheduled talk by James Herzog, M.D. has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. There will be no substitute talk scheduled for May 6. Please check back in September for new CME/CE offerings.

James Herzog, M.D.
Training and Supervising Analyst
Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute

Discussant: Lorrie Chopra, M.S.
Associate Faculty, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Saturday, May 6, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 PM

*2 CME and CE Credit Hours

Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute
32841 Middlebelt Rd.
Farmington Hills

About the presenter:
Dr. Herzog is an adult and child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is a training and supervising analyst, as well as a child supervisory analyst, at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He is a supervising analyst at the Sigmund Freud Institute in Zurich. His principal interests have been in the role of the father, the application of play to psychoanalysis, and its implications for technique, as well as in the transmission of trauma with special reference to the Holocaust.

Practice Gap/Need and Course Description:
Many physicians, analysts, and therapists do not recognize how the technical contributions of child psychoanalytic theory and technique can prepare one to do adult therapy and analysis, further developing the therapist’s analytic listening and restraint. In this paper, Dr. Herzog provides rich clinical accounts of both a child and adult case, identifying how learning to understand the play of children can assist the adult therapist or analyst in understanding the way adults express themselves when they attempt to convey the more private parts of their minds.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the similarities between the play of child patients and the verbal “play” of adult patients.
2. Recognize the value to adult therapists and analysts of training in child development and child treatment.