Second Annual Child and Adolescent Clinical Case Conference

  • 03 Jun 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM



Portals of Entry into Parent-Child Work

Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:00 am11:30 am


A young child’s symptoms initiate a play therapy intervention. The richness of the play reveals multiple dimensions, depending in part, on the theoretical structure held in mind by the clinician who is playing with the child and meeting with the parents. This presentation will discuss a vignette of play (essentially freezing the frame) to unpack the multiplicity of meanings played with. Expanding from this discussion will be to links made to “outside” (external world of the child) from the “inside” in child development and therapy. This presentation will elaborate on the therapeutic action in child relational psychotherapy.

PRESENTER: Laurel M. Silber, PsyD

Laurel M. Silber, PsyD, is a child and family clinical psychologist with a practice in Bryn Mawr. She is on the Board and on the faculty at the Institute of Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia and an adjunct faculty at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Her publications are in the area of childism, play, and working clinically with intergenerational transmission of trauma. She is past president of both Philadelphia Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology and the Philadelphia Center of Psychoanalytic Education and co-founder of the Philadelphia Declaration of Play, a child advocacy group.

MODERATOR: Corinne Masur, PsyD

Corinne Masur, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who has worked with children for over 30 years. She in private practice with offices in Center City Philadelphia and Exton, PA. She is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, co-director of The Parent Child Center, past President of PCPE, and co-founder of the Philadelphia Declaration of Play. She has taught and written on the subjects of early childhood bereavement, the denial of mortality, child development, and clinical issues in child and adult treatment.

East Fairmount Park 3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive Philadelphia, PA 19121

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No Fee for PCOP Members and Trainees
No Fee for PSPP Members
No Fee for Full-Time Students and Residents (no CE/CME credits) $60 for Non-Members Seeking Credit
$25 for Non-Members Seeking Credit

2.5 CE/CMEs available


At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

1. Interpret multiple dimensions of play with emphasis on attachment issues.
2. Recognize the interference to a child's development of intergenerational transmission of trauma.

3. Recognize the necessity of incorporating attachment and systems theory to psychoanalysis to best address this intersection of generations in a child's treatment.


Continuing Medical Education (CME):

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 American Psychoanalytic Association and the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. 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 a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Continuing Education for Psychologists (CE):

The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Every session of this program offers CE credit for psychologists.

Continuing Education for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors (CE): In accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth of PA dated 12/23/06 [PA Code: Title 49, Ch. 47-49], The State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors recognizes the American Psychological Association (APA) as a preapproved provider of continuing education programs for social workers and clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors in the State of Pennsylvania. The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education programs.

For more information about this event or other continuing education programs, please contact the administrative office of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia:

Rockland – East Fairmount Park 3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive Philadelphia, PA 19121 215-235-2345

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