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CAPTP Open House: 6/13/18

Date: Jun 13, 2018 7:30 pm

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


Wednesday, June 13th, 2018​

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Imaginary Twins: Live Supervision

Presenter: Matthew Cordova Frankel, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Supervisor: Ilana Attie, Ph.D.


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The treatment of a 9 year-old girl coping with a higher-achieving fraternal twinsister, intergenerational depression and anxiety, and parental conflict in whichissues of doubling, fantasies of contagion, and the concept of projectiveidentification inform family-child and patient-therapist relationships.



Matthew Cordova Frankel, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. has completed the William Alanson WhiteInstitute's Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program; its program in Eating Disorders,Compulsions, & Addictions; and is completing the Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy TrainingProgram. Matt earned his doctorate in English Literature and Language at NorthwesternUniversity with a focus in American Literature, and he was full-time faculty in the departmentsof English and Comparative Literature at the University of Rhode Island. He received his MSSWfrom the Columbia University School of Social Work. Matt currently works as a child and adultpsychotherapist at the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic of the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center,where he also serves on the faculty of the psychiatry residency program. He maintains a private
practice with children, adolescents, and adults in Forest Hills, Queens.


Ilana Attie, Ph.D., is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis andPsychotherapy. She is on the faculty of the William Alanson White Child and AdolescentPsychotherapy Training Program (CAPTP). Ilana 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.




Refreshments to Follow





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.