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The Autism Spectrum: Throughout the Life Span

Date: Jan 23, 2017 7:45 pm


Sponsored by the White Institute Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program


This four-week course will focus on the autism spectrum disorders from the first appearance of autism as a diagnostic category in the 1940’s, to its current conceptualization as a spectrum disorder or set of disorders.  We will look at how the defining characteristics of the spectrum disorders manifest at different developmental stages, discuss treatment approaches, and examine the role of psychodynamic thinking in working with children on the spectrum and their families.  We will use readings as well as clinical material provided by the instructors and/or illustrated in film excerpts.  Class members will have the opportunity to bring clinical material for discussion.

This course is intended for professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of the autistic spectrum, as well as those already working in this area.


Class Schedule


4 Mondays, January 23, January 30, February 6 and February 13

6 Continuing Education Credits/Contact Hours


7:45 pm to 9:15 pm at the White Institute

(20 West 74th Street, NY, NY)


Instructors:  Nancy Crown, Ph.D. and Susan Rose, Ph.D.


Learning Objectives of This Course:

1.To become familiar with broad overview of the history of autism spectrum disorders.

2.To become familiar with core challenges of autism spectrum disorders.

3.To become familiar with issues and challenges of autism spectrum disorders as they present at different developmental stages as well as the usefulness psychodynamically-minded approach to working with these individuals and their families.

Nancy Crown, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist/psychoanalyst in New York City.  She is on the faculty of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program at the William Alanson White Institute, and in the Psychiatry Residency Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Dr. Crown publishes and teaches on topics related to autism and on her work in Sign Language with Deaf people.  She is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.


Susan Rose, Ph.D. is a practicing Clinical Psychologist/ in Manhattan and Westchester.  She is a graduate of the Certificate in Psychoanalysis/William Alanson White Institute and Director/Child and Family Center at the William Alanson White Institute.  She is a faculty and supervisor in the Psychoanalytic Program and the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program/William Alanson White Institute.  She is an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.  Works with many children on the autism spectrum individually and in groups.




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Discount Registration for both the Autistic Spectrum Throughout the Life Span and Play Therapy with Very Young Children, (a total of 7 weeks of classes, 10.5 CE credits) $300


Click here to register for both courses.



The William Alanson White Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education for Psychologists. The William Alanson White Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents.


For Social Workers:
William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0159.


For Physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the William Alanson White Institute. 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] AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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.


The William Alanson White Institute has applied to the New York State Education Department for permission to provide Continuing Education to Licensed Psychoanalysts, Licensed Mental Health Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselors and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Our applications are pending.


Cancellation Policy: Full refund given three days prior to start of class.