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Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program - Virtual Open House

Date: 18 2021 20:00





Tuesday, May 18, 2021


8:00 pm to 9:30 pm



How to Be a Better Child Therapist:

10 Principles of Therapeutic Change


Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.






In this talk, Ken will describe the evolution of his clinical work with children, adolescents, and families
over the past several decades. He will offer an integrative theory of pathological development in
childhood, based on a contemporary understanding of children’s emotions and emotional needs, and
identify 10 principles that organize our therapeutic efforts. He will then discuss several core problems of
therapeutic work with children: How can we engage more children in treatment? How do children learn to regulate their emotions? How can we combat a child’s discouragement and self-doubt?



Ken Barish, Ph.D. is on the faculty of the WAWI Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training
Program and the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is also
Clinical Professor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Ken is the author of How to Be a
Better Child Therapist: An Integrative Model for Therapeutic Change (W.W. Norton, 2018) and Pride
and Joy: A Guide to Understanding Your Child’s Emotions and Solving Family Problems (Oxford
University Press, 2012). In addition to his teaching and clinical practice, Ken plays jazz trumpet.