Western Regional Child and Adolescent
Sponsored by the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center
Saturday November 12, 2022
(In-Person @ SDPC & Online via Zoom)
from 9:00 am Pacific Time until 3:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am until 9:30 am (Pacific Time)
Opening Remarks and Introductions: Roderick S. Hall, PhD (San Diego Psychoanalytic Center)
9:30 - 10:00 am
Presentation by Fredrick Edo-Okuonghae, Psy.D. LMFT, Child Psychoanalytic Candidate, New Center for Psychoanalysis. Los Angeles
10:00am until Noon
“I’m just playing” Child’s play in the environment.
The case that will be presented is on an autistic child patient and the working through process. The use of language through forms of expression and its interlope on the child’s environment. The child’s use of the space and the analyst as a place to transition and belong. The technological functions inside and out and parallel processes as a way to relate to reality.
Noon until 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided by SDPC)
Presentation by Valerie Penner, DSW, Adult Psychoanalyst and Child Psychoanalytic Candidate, Minnesota Psychoanalytic Institute
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
"Music Becomes Communication in a Selectively Mute Adolescent"
This is a case example of the Child Analyst’s opportunity to follow this 13 yo female. The hope was to decrease anxiety and allow communication in words as she had suffered years of trauma. Bringing this adolescent to recognize her wants and encouraging her parents to support her growth was integral.