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CAPTP Open House: 4/18/2018

Date: Apr 18, 2018 7:30 pm

The Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program and The Frieda Fromm-Reichmann Society of CAPTP


Wednesday, April 14, 2018​

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Do You Help Children with Divorce?

A Study of a Defensive Organization in a Child


Ilana Attie, Ph.D.


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This paper will explore the treatment of a young girl whose early experience of rupture in the parent-child relationship resulted in the development of a protective psychic organization based on omnipotence, control, and precocious independence.  Clinical material will highlight the challenges of working with the sustained negative transference that came to dominate the patient-therapist relationship over the course of this three-year psychoanalytic treatment.



Ilana Attie, Ph.D., is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.  She is on the faculty of the William Alanson White Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program (CAPTP).  Dr. Attie maintains a private practice with children, adolescents, and adults, and also leads study groups on Melanie Klein and on contemporary Kleinian thinking for child psychotherapists.




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This is an invitation to explore and consider the many ways of thinking about the treatment of children, adolescents and their families.  How do we understand the person before us?  What is helpful in the short-term?  What produces lasting and meaningful change?  We will consider developmental, neuroscientific, and psychoanalytic approaches to understanding the meaning of symptomatic behaviors.