Corso APSA per terapia a distanza Bambini e Adolescenti 16-18 aprile 2020

Dal 16/04/2020 to 18/04/2020

Corso APSA per terapia a distanza con Bambini e Adolescenti

Gli argomenti trattati dal corso saranno: Approntare una tecnologia sicura / Adattarsi al nuovo setting / Coinvolgere nel processo psicoanalitico.

Il corso si svolgerà su Zoom e sarà aperto a tutti gli analisi e agli analisti infantili. Si svolgerà il 16, 17, 18 Aprile, si potrà partecipare a tutti e tre gli incontri o ad uno soltanto, e occorre registrarsi in anticipo.Tutte le informazioni qui di seguito:

APSA course on tele therapy with children and adolescents


The Transition to Teletherapy and Teleanalysis for Children: Preparing Secure Technology, Adapting to the Frame, Engaging in Psychoanalytic Process


Course Director: Jill Savege Scharff MD

Faculty: Jack Novick, Kerry Novick (Michigan), Daniel Prezant (New York)

Jill Scharff (Maryland) Caroline Sehon (Maryland) Alan Sugarman (California)


An APsaA offering on Zoom, free and open to all analysts and child psychotherapists.


Thursday April 16, 2020         7:00 -9:00 pm EDT

Friday April 17, 2020             7:00 -9:00 pm EDT

Saturday April 18, 2020         2:00 -4:00 pm EDT


Register in advance for these meetings:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


You may attend one or all three sessions

Note: This will be recorded for future access through ApsaA

If you do not want to reveal yourself, you can hide your image on screen

Please do not reveal undisguised clinical information.


The COVID-19 pandemic crisis creates fear, takes children way from school and friends, and sequesters them with their family.  The stress that they and their parents face now — and in anticipation of greater loss — is equally tough on child analysts and child psychotherapists.  In the face of that shared stress, child clinicians also face losing their patients if they don’t switch to home-based teletherapy, and yet they are anxious about whether they can provide an equivalent level of care to child patients, and address the needs of children having at-home school.


Therapists suddenly have to learn HIPAA compliant technology, ethics of telemental health, and the dynamic approach to teleanalysis and teletherapy.  This emergency mini-course is one of the resources offered by the COVID-19 Response Team, this one geared to the specifics of child teleanalysis and child teletherapy.


This course will cover getting started with technology, regulations and ethics, the effect of COVID-19 on children and adolescents, making the transition to technology-mediated treatment for continuity of care, learning with the young patient, understanding expressions of child and parent resistance, engaging in unconscious communication in play and dreams, interpreting transference, and analyzing countertransference.


UNIT 1 Thursday April 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm EDT

 7:00 – 8:00 pm             Jill Scharff: Teletherapy with Children at Home because of COVID-19: Introduction, power point, audience discussion

8:00 – 9:00 pm            Caroline Sehon: Analysing Effects of COVID-19 in Art on Screen and Chat Function: Vignette of Ella, age 7

Jack Novick: Discussant


UNIT 2 Friday April 17, 7:00 -9:00 pm EDT


7:00 – 8:00 pm            Daniel Prezant Ph D.  Rapid Adjustment to Teletherapy due to COVID-19: Child’s comfort, parental fears and resistances, analyst’s fears, tiredness and judgmental countertransference.


8:00 – 9:00 pm             Caroline Sehon: The Screen as Bridge and Catalyst: Vignette of Violeta, age 9-10

Kerry Novick: Discussant



UNIT 3 Saturday April 18, 2:00 -4:00 pm EDT


2:00 – 3:00 pm            Caroline Sehon MD: Analysing Transference in Teleanalysis: Vignette of Damian, age 15 -19

Jill Scharff: Discussant


3:00 – 4:00 pm            Group Discussion of Issues related to COVID-19 and Telemental Health for Children. Jill Scharff (Chair) Jack Novick, Kerry Novick, Daniel Prezant, Caroline Sehon, Alan Sugarman



Course Faculty Bios


Jack Novick, M.A., PhD, Training and supervising analyst, CFS and IPA; Certified child and adult analyst, APsaA; President, Association for Child Psychoanalysis; past member of IPA Board and executive, founder and former chair, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute child analysis training; North America rep. on IPA Asia/Pacific committee; Member, ApsaA Department of Psychoanalytic Education (DPE);  author of papers and books on child technique, suicide, concurrent  parent work, sadomasochism, termination, teleanalysis, preschool and more.

Kerry Kelly Novick, Training and supervising analyst, IPA; Past Chair, IPA Committee on Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis; Chair, DPE Integrated Curriculum committee; Chair, joint DPE-ACP Child Analytic Traveling Scholar Committee; member ApsaA DPE member, APsaA Study Group on Distance Analysis and Distance Education; author of papers and books on parent work, psychoanalysis, and child development.


Daniel Prezant, PhD, Training and supervising analyst, child and adolescent supervising analyst, and formerly Board member, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI); Board member (Director-at-Large); Chair, Membership Department; Member, DPE Child Analytic Section; Former member of COCAA, the Committee on Child and Adolescent Analysis, and member, COVID-19 Response Team –all at APsaA.  Chair of Communications and Secretary-elect, Association for Child Psychoanalysis.


Jill Scharff, MD, FABP, Founder and supervising analyst, the International Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and founder and supervising child analyst, the combined child analytic and child psychotherapy training program, both at the International Psychotherapy Institute, Chevy Chase MD; member APsaA Study Group on Distance Analysis and Distance Education and of COVID-19 Response Team; author and editor of books on psychoanalysis online.


Alan Sugarman, PhD. Training and Supervising Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalyst-San Diego Psychoanalytic Center; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego; Head, APsaA Department of Psychoanalytic Education (DPE); Author and editor of papers and books on psychoanalysis.