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Reflective Network Therapy: Harnessing Small Social Networks in the Preschool Classroom to Treat Autistic and Other Disordered Children  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Gilbert Kliman, M.D.


Pre-registration: $150.00

Day of Event: $165.00

Teachers, clinical associates, residents, interns, and students: $65.00


NCP Child Analytic Program, Los Angeles Child Development Center, Saint John’s Child & Family Development Center, and NCP Program Committee in collaboration present

Reflective Network Therapy: Harnessing Small Social Networks in the Preschool Classroom to Treat Autistic and Other Disordered Children

It is well founded that early intervention is a crucial element in the treatment of autistic and severely traumatized children. In this presentation Dr. Gilbert Kliman presents a therapeutic model which can begin in the pre-school classroom. Dr. Kliman outlines how to create small group networks there with teachers, students, parents and therapists. He shows how therapeutic gains are enhanced by the network established in the classroom and how all the children develop a heightened capacity to reflect and be empathic with themselves and others. Dr. Kliman punctuates his discussion with videotape of actual sessions in the classroom, paying special attention to the traumatized and the autistic child. Certified teachers and licensed mental health professionals may obtain confidential videos illustrating RNT treatments.  These are without charge, a precious gift from parents of treated children, to be received upon signing a confidentiality agreement.  
Course Objectives:
·         Explain the definition of "Reflective Network Therapy"
·         Discuss the essential techniques of Reflective Network Therapy which distinguish it from other methods
·         Describe how RNT can be used with preschool children on the autism spectrum, psychologically traumatized preschoolers, and dysregulated preschoolers
·         Examine the IQ and Children's Global Assessment outcome data for RNT treated vs. control and comparison children 
·         Give a theoretical explanation for the highly significant IQ and CGAS rise phenomena
Gilbert Kliman, M.D., a Board Certiï¬Âed child psychiatrist and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association is the founder and director of The Children's Psychological Trauma Center. He is the author of over 50 articles and books and has received an International Literary prize for “Responsible Parenthood” as best book concerning well-being of children. In a period of over 35 years, he has founded and directed three nonprofit organizations for emotionally disturbed children and their families – The Center for Preventive Psychiatry, Inc. in New York (1965-1978), The Foster Care Study Unit at Dept. of Child Psychiatry, Columbia U. (1983-1987), and The Children’s Psychological Health Center, Inc. in San Francisco (1992-ongoing).
Special discounts for the purchaseof Reflective Network Therapy in the Preschool Classroom, Kliman, G., 2011; University Press of America, will be available for those attending this meeting.  
Saturday, November 3, 2012
9 AM–4:30 PM    CE/CME Credits: 6
$150 Pre-registration
$165 Day of Event
$65  Teachers, clinical associates, residents, interns and students   


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this 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 6 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 LMFTs/MFTs (provider # PCE 674). This course meets the qualifications for 6 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.