Burying Cement Blocks : Working with Object Relations in Family Systems
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Presenter: Adam Schneider, MA, MHP, LMHCA, CDP-T
Discussant: Denise Fort, Ph.D.
Oct 20th, 2018
This presentation will focus on treatment priorities during short -term psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and their families as they participate in wraparound services. Current cases will be shared that best represent the importance of accurate diagnosis and identifying core transference/countertransference dynamics. Because the psychoanalytic perspective has made little room for family psychotherapy, there is a need to integrate object relations theory with family systems. Attending to the relation between metaphor and literalism within the family system will be emphasized.
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About the Presenters
Adam Schneider, MA, LMHCA is a Child & Family Therapist with Compass Health’s Wraparound Intensive Services (WISe) Program based in Everett, WA. He also has worked in case management and psychotherapy with adults with psychosis in residential treatment. Adam completed his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in 2017. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is completing his doctoral practicum in a partial hospitalization program at Fairfax Behavioral Health. Current research interests include the marginalization of psychoanalysis by evolutionary psychology, the impact of schizophrenia on family systems, and Lacanian perspectives on contemporary issues in sexuality.
Denise Fort, PhD completed her training in child and adult psychoanalysis at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute where she was a Teaching Analyst prior to moving to Seattle. She is currently Chair of the Child Psychoanalytic Program at the Seattle Institute. Dr. Fort obtained a B.S. in Nursing from Georgetown University after which she completed graduate work at Catholic University earning an M.S. in Psychiatric Nursing, an M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has written on a number of subjects including transference, shame, violent fantasies in children, and regret. Dr. Fort has a full-time private practice in adult and child analysis and psychotherapy. She has a special interest in the treatment of young children.
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