Observational Studies Program
Join us for our Open House
It’s Not What You Look at That Matters: It’s What You See
Saturday, May 12, 2018
9:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Come participate in a morning of learning about Infant and Young Child Observation and its enormous potential for deepening clinical work.
As the title of our open house program suggests, it is not only about increasing one’s capacities to take in and remember details, but also about transforming simply looking to seeing with our mind’s eye—to enhancing our ability to absorb primitive anxieties, and make emotional sense of what we see in the baby, the family and within ourselves. Observing babies and young children affects us profoundly and allows for an experience of learning that greatly transcends reading texts.
The morning's program will include clinical material of work by a former student and now new faculty of our program as well as video tapes where observational skills are applied in a day care setting and in a short-term intervention with a mother and her three-year old child with significant feeding difficulties at a clinic. We anticipate your lively participation in discussing what you see in the material as part of our introduction to what happens in an Observational Studies seminar.
Please RSVP for this program
9:00—9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast—A chance to meet faculty and students
9:30—9.45 AM Welcome and Introduction Nydia Lisman-Pieczanski
9:45-10:00 AM Ways of Looking: From Scrutiny to Beholding Deborah Blessing
10:00-10:40 AM Vignettes from Individual Psychotherapy: Applying observation
skills Maria Lima, Nydia Pieczanski
10:40-11:30 AM Transformations in a Day Care Setting Sharon Alperovitz,
Silvana Kaufman, Liz Hersh
11:30-12:10 PM Transformations in Parent Child Psychotherapy OSP Faculty
12.10-12:30 PM Wrap Up and Socializing
At the Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Ave NW #400, Washington DC 20016