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What the Children Taught Us

March 4, 2022 — 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation will highlight four clinical vignettes, a small sample of the work discussed during an ongoing weekly supervision groups. We will hear from Kim Kleinman, Tina Marie Dale, Donna Roth Smith, Susan Siegeltuch and Chris Kido as they discuss the group and 4 cases, ranging in age from 5 to 12.

At the start of the COVID lockdown in March of 2020, Kim Kleinman of CFS organized an online clinical group supervision/ support group for child analysts across the country. The group met twice per week. We initially focused on clinicians’ fears and anxiety around COVID, as well as the treatment challenges of working in a new way via Zoom. What made this time so unique was that both our patients and their clinicians were being affected simultaneously by the impact of this terrifying virus. Fear and anxiety gave way to an exploration of trauma in real time. For many of us, perhaps not surprisingly, the children we were treating (of all ages) led the way into this new “screen” technology. We were the novices, and they were our teachers in this virtual space. The clinical frame changed nearly overnight.


Kimberly Kleinman, MS, LCSW is a Life Cycle Training and Supervising Analyst. She has co-edited From Cradle to Couch, Essays in Honor of Sylvia Brody and The Plumsock Papers: Giving New Analysts a Voice. She is faculty at the Contemporary Freudian Society and the Harlem Family Institute as well as at the Tongji Medical School in Wuhan China. She has a private practice in Riverdale NY.

Tina Marie Dale, LCSW is a graduate of the Child-Adolescent and Adult Clinical Psychoanalytic Training Programs at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. She is a St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute faculty member, Director of the Child-Adolescent and Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, chair of the Child Adolescent Committee at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, has a full-time private practice, and received the 2020 K. Lynne Moritz Leadership Award. Tina has provided instruction and consultation, remotely and in person for 14 yrs., with a core group of teachers, caregivers, and staff working within a specific group of orphanages in South America. In addition, she has provided clinical treatment for immigrant Spanish speaking children and families in agencies, a Catholic Grade School and in her private practice.

Chris Kido, LCSW is a member and faculty member, and training analyst of the Contemporary Freudian Society NY & DC. He teaches in the IPTAR CAP child and adolescent psychotherapy program. He is co-founder of The Grief Project, a school based loss and bereavement group intervention serving NYC public schools. He is a child, adolescent and adult analyst/ psychotherapist in private practice in NYC.

Susan Siegeltuch, LCSW, FIPA is a psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and training psychoanalyst in Maplewood, NJ. She works with children of all ages, teens, adults and couples. Susan is the Chair of the two-year CFS Psychotherapy Training Program and Co-Chair of the CFS Committee on Humanitarian Concerns. She is also a Senior Psychoanalyst in the Forensic Expert Witness Training and Services of the Harlem Psychoanalytic Family Institute.

Donna Roth Smith, LCSW, FIPA is a child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalyst/psychotherapist in private practice in NYC where she works with parent-infant dyads, children/adolescents, adults, couples, and consults to private and public schools. She is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society, Member at IPTAR, Fellow of IPA, and Member of the IPA Committee on Child, and Adolescent Psychoanalysis Committee (COCAP). She is a faculty member at the CFS and IPTAR, Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program, and former faculty at Bank Street Graduate School Infant and Parent Development and Early Intervention Program.

Program Fee:  $60 General/$50 CFS Members/$30 Candidates & Students

Learning objectives:

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

1)  Understand group supervision and/or study group process in psychoanalysis.

2) Apply developmental theory to the analysis of their child adolescent and adult cases.

3) Differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical child and latency development as impacted by trauma.

4) Utilize the “whiteboard” function in Zoom to deepen treatment through online drawing.

Who Should Attend: The instructional level for this activity is advanced.  Mental Health Professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, e.g. LPs, LCATs, and pastoral counselors) and those with an interest in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic thinking and clinical applications.

Continuing Education Credits:

NY Social Workers: The PTI-CFS is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0087

NY Psychoanalysts: The PTI-CFS is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #P-0021.

NY Licensed Psychologists: The PTI-CFS is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provide of continuing education for Licensed Psychologists #PSY-0017.

Psychologists: The CFS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The CFS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  (DC, MD and VA Psychologist licensing boards accept CE credits provided by an APA approved Sponsor.  All other psychologists should check with their licensing boards.)

DC, MD and VA Social Workers: The Social Work Boards of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia will grant continuing education credits to social workers attending a program offered by an APA authorized sponsor.

CE credits will only be granted to participants with documented attendance of the entire program and completed online evaluation form. No partial credit will be offered. It is the responsibility of the participants seeking CE credits to comply with these requirements.  Upon completion of this program and online evaluation form, participants will be granted 2 CE credits.

Important Disclosure Information:

None of the planners and presenters of this program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.


March 4, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


By Zoom


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