Dyslexia and Other Learning Disorders, Educational Therapy and Psychoanalysis in the Trenches

June 9, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Many children and adolescents are struggling with moderate to severe learning and processing impairments such as dyslexia; however, these issues are not directly worked on as central goals in any form of psychotherapy.   Parents may struggle to find the right high-frequency intervention to work on these processing deficits and do not know where to turn for academic support. Frequently learning disorders are complicated by social and emotional setbacks, validating the need for intensive psychotherapy to address these issues. A detailed picture shown in a PowerPoint demonstration defining Educational Therapy through the lens of clinical Educational Therapy case is analyzed in conjunction with various psychoanalytic concepts to assist in a positive therapeutic assessment.

 Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the field of Educational Therapy and show its relation to the use of psychoanalysis
  • Attune clinicians to seek out the professional assistance of an Educational Therapist in case work
  • Examine the nature of the “Twice Exceptional” population, and its relevance to neurosis and symptom formation

Sandy G. Ansari, MA, ET/P, MFTA, graduate of NCP’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Programs, practices as an Educational Therapist with over 15 years of experience treating children and adolescents on their overall educational and social emotional development. She has published in Psychoanalytic Inquiry on “A Basis for Creating a Reflective Network in Schools: Reflective Network Therapy in a Small Middle and High School" in 2015. She is interested in taking psychoanalytic theories one step further, applying them in the child’s real world, in schools, social groups and to parents.


Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM – 3 CE Credits

$55 Pre-registration, $65 at the door, $30 Student Rate



IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of ths CME/CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership 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 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. 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. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.  


The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency. 

REGISTERED NURSES: 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.