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Finding the Unfound: A Method for Understanding and Treating Patients Diagonosed with Asperger's Syndrome  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Katharine Gould, LCSW


With 2 CE/CME credit: $20.00

The presentation, “Seeing as I see,” challenges the misinformed opinion that psychodynamic therapy is largely ineffective with patients diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Using a psychodynamic approach, Ms. Gould demonstrates how she was able to uncover the keen longing for attachment that lay underneath David’s unrelated and alienating behaviors— behaviors that left this rigid and perseverating six year-old trapped and isolated from peers, parents and teachers. As she introduces first dialogue and then characters into his mechanized rituals David begins to see his therapist seeing him and learns reciprocity as he is guided into play. An unplanned early termination provokes an unexpected demonstration by David of what he has learned.

Katharine Gould, LCSW is a faculty member of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and a recent member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis. She is the issue editor and contributor to the May-June 2011 issue of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, on the topic of psychoanalytic work with patients diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Ms. Gould has recently relocated her private practice to Santa Monica from Chicago where she worked for 18 years with adults, children and adolescents.
Course Objectives:
As a result of attending this program participants should be able to:
·         Gain insight into the deficits that cause the peculiar asocial behaviors typical of the AS character
·         Recognize the extraordinary challenges that an AS child presents for parents and peers
·         Describe a method of playing with the AS child that teaches reciprocity and the feeling of being found
Thursday, February 16, 2012
8 PM-10 PM
New Center for Psychoanalysis
$20 with 2 CE/CME credits
Free attendance without continuing education credit
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum number of 2 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. Psychologists report directly to the MCEP using its form. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an approved provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider # PCE 674). This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity may be claimed for credit.
The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.