The Art of Psychosomatics: Babies and Toddlers on the Couch? Early Intervention with Psychosomatic Illness

June 18, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pacific Time


This meeting will take place online via Zoom. Once you register, you will receive an email more information.

*** Registration will close at 4:00 PM on the day before the event. No registrations are possible after this time, no exceptions.

All times listed are in Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted


The Art of Psychosomatics

Expert Child Analyst Weekend

June 16-18, 2022

Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, MD, PhD

Photo of Christine Anzieu-Premmereur


Babies and Toddlers on the Couch? Early Intervention with Psychosomatic Illness


A case of a sleepless child in post 9/11 New York City

Traumatized mother, sleepless baby: Mother–Infant Psychotherapy with a sleep-impaired 18-month-old boy, whose experience of impaired maternal functioning impacted his early psychic life. The child presented in an agitated state while his mother resembled the proverbial "dead mother," unable to feel any positive emotions. The report of play sessions will show the technique of intervention with the depressed dyad. 

A case of a wordless toddler with severe eczema

With Discussant Bart Blinder, MD, PhD

Suppression of affects and psychosomatic balance in a dyad: Mother-Child therapeutic intervention with a 2-year-old boy presenting with head-banging and eczema.
Difficulty establishing object constancy and stable mental representations in a young child lead to bodily symptoms and non-pleasurable self-soothing activities. The dyad demonstrated pure arousal without any containing function or clear emotional state.  The mother’s inability to give meaning prevented the child from linking emotion with symbolic activity. But regaining contact with his maternal object made him recover.


Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • List multi-layered dynamics present in infant-parent interactions
  • Summarize techniques of intervention when trauma has impaired a mother’s ability to care for her baby
  • Describe approaches to developing the working alliance with parents in order to facilitate in-depth work with young children


Part of this event's proceeds will go to the NCP Child and Adolescent Clinic


Program Coordinator: Susan Donner, MD

 Presenters and Discussants



Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, MD, PhD, is a child and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in New York City. She is on the faculty at the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center and Director of the Parent-Infant Psychotherapy Program. A member at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, she chairs the discussion group on Parent-Infant Programs at the American Psychoanalytic Association, and she is the chair of the IPA Committee for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis. 



Photo of Bart BlinderBart Blinder, MD, PhD, is an adult and child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Newport Beach, CA. He is a Clinical Professor at UC Irvine, where he was past Director of Eating Disorder Treatment and Research, and the University of Washington. He is a Senior Faculty Member in the Adult and Child & Adolescent Training Programs and the Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, where he actively participates in the Child Study Group and Chairs the Research Committee. At NCP, Bart has taught sections on early infant and child development, infancy and childhood antecedents of eating disorders, and neurobiologic and psychodevelopment roots of autistic disorder. He has edited major texts in child psychiatry, eating disorders treatment and research, and integrating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.


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  • Pre-registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis because of limited capacity. 
  • 3 CE credits offered for this date.
  • Attendees must "sign" in and out at the beginning and end of the lecture to receive credit. Instruction and info will be provided  after you register. You will receive this information by email. Contact Tina Walters at if you have questions. 
  • This conference will be recorded. All registered attendees will receive a link to the recording so they may review. Only live attendance receives credit.



  • Early General Registration:  $75 ($85 after June 7) 
  • Early Student Registration:  $20 ($25 after June 7)

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IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists must report CE credits directly to MCEP using this document to verify attendance. Please note that a Psychologist must attend the CE program in its entirety in order to receive credit.  

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