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"Psychodynamic psychotherapy for children, adolescents and young adults"

Krakow, 5-6 September 2019



THURSDAY 5th September, 2019

We kindly invite you to come on a Friday conference day, as the first day will not be in English. English speaking participants will be given translated materials from Thursday presentations.

9:00  10:00 Registration  
10:00 - 11:30 Opportunities and limitations of psychodynamic group therapy in the treatment of adolescent patients with Asperger's syndrome

Ewa Stachowiak
Ewelina Rejner-Cupiał

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break  
12:00 - 13:30 Sexual development and pathology in psychoanalytic theories prof. Mateusz Stróżyński
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break  
15:00 - 16:30 Withdrawal from a child's contact and mother's postpartum depression. Psychodynamic therapy of mother and baby dr Magdalena Chrzan-Dętkoś
16:30 - 18:00 Intrapsychic and interpersonal determinants of psychoactive substance dependence in children and adolescents dr Ewa Wojtynkiewicz
18:00 - 18:30 Coffee break  
18:30 - 20:00 Neuroaffective systems in the psychodynamic therapy of children and adolescents – a case study dr Cezary Żechowski     
20:00     Glass of wine  


FRIDAY 6th September, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 Registration  
9:00 - 10:30 Identity Crisis of Adolescence and Identity Diffusion of Personality Disorder

Karin Ensink, PhD
Frank Yeomans, MD

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break  
11:00 - 12:30 Work with MBT and TFP in adolescents Karin Ensink, PhD
12:30 - 14:00 Trauma-informed MBT and TFP for children, adolescents, and parents with complex mental health problems Karin Ensink, PhD
14:00 - 14:30 Coffee break  
14:30 - 16:00 Working with young adults with “failure to launch” Frank Yeomans, MD



Karin Ensink, PhD is a psychologist and professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology in Canada and is responsible for the development of a Mentalization Based Treatment network for clinicians and researchers in Canada. She is the author of Mentalization Based Treatment for Children and has published widely on the development of mentalizing, the role of mentalizing as a resilience factor in the context of trauma and personality disorders in adults, parents, adolescents and children. She completed her PhD at UCL with Peter Fonagy and Mary Target on the assessment of mentalizing in children while working at the AFC on London. She provides trainings for the assessment of mentalization in therapists, adults, youth, children and parents.

Frank Yeomans, MD is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Director of Training at the Personality Disorders Institute of Weill-Cornell, Lecturer in Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, and Director of the Personality Studies Institute in Manhattan. He graduated from Harvard College and went on to obtain his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine and complete his training in psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Clinic of the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College.

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