Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (ASPP)
A local chapter of the Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39) of the American Psychological Association (APA)
Center for Psychoanalytic Studies (CFPS)
An institute affiliated with the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
Current and Former Foster Youth:
Inner Conflicts, Common Enactments, Treatment Considerations, and Sociocultural Systems and Context
A Clinical Salon Presented by
JoAnn Ponder, PhD
Ryan Parker, LCSW
Monday, September 19, 2016 7:00pm-8:30pm
Monday, September 26, 2016 7:00pm-8:30pm
Monday, October 3, 2016 7:00pm-8:30pm
Monday, October 17, 2016 7:00pm-8:30pm
6 CE/CME/CEU/Professional Development Credits in the topic of clinical practice
JoAnn Ponder’s office
3660 Stone Ridge Rd., Ste. D-102
Austin, TX 78746
Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Our salons are friendly gatherings at the homes and offices of members of ASPP that intend to promote psychoanalytically and psychodynamically oriented knowledge at both beginning and advanced levels. The fees are aimed to support these and other ASPP programs. Our theme this year is “Conflicts, Enactments and Resolution.”
This salon/study group will focus on common psychological issues among foster youth, and special considerations in treating them. Children enter foster care due to neglect or abuse, consequently losing their parents, homes, culture, and community. Within the foster system, they often experience moves, changes in caregivers and therapists, and further adversity. Hence, common issues include trauma, loss, attachment problems, and fears of intimacy and abandonment. These issues, in turn, may impact the sense of self, security, and self-worth, along with cognitive development and emotional regulation. The study group will explore the benefits and challenges of long-term psychodynamic therapy with foster youth and young adults who “aged out” of foster care. This study group will also explore the historical and ongoing sociocultural context and “system” of foster care, and its impact on children and families.
After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:
1. Participants will be able to identify core issues impacting infants and young children in foster care.
2. Participants will develop clinical skills related to working with young children in foster care.
3. Participants will be able to identify core issues impacting latency-aged children in foster care.
4. Participants will develop clinical skills related to working with latency-aged children in foster care.
5. Participants will be able to identify core issues impacting adolescents and young adults who are or have previously been in foster care.
6. Participants will develop clinical skills related to working with adolescents and young adults who are or have previously been in foster care.
7. Participants will be able to identify core historical and ongoing factors that impact the foster care system.
8. Participants will develop clinical skills in being attuned to and addressing sociocultural issues related to foster care.
CME/CE/CEU/PD credits: 6 (Participants must attend all 4 sessions for credit)
JoAnn Ponder, PhD is a psychologist/psychoanalyst and sandplay practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in treating current and former foster youth in residential and outpatient settings. She completed postgraduate training in child psychotherapy and adult psychoanalysis at the Center for Psychoanalytic studies in Houston and Austin, where she currently serves on the faculty. She also completed the Infant-Parent MH Intervention program founded by Ed Tronick at the University of Massachusetts, and the family therapy program at the International Institute of Object Relations Therapy in Bethesda. JoAnn was the first Clinical Director and still serves as a therapist for the Austin chapter of A Home Within, which provides free long-term therapy for current and former foster youth. JoAnn’s publications include a journal article about the intergenerational transmission of trauma and a book chapter on treating children who lost parents.
Ryan Parker, LCSW is a psychotherapist who specializes in Infant-Parent and Early Childhood Mental Health. Ryan has worked with children who have experienced maltreatment, neglect, and abuse in various community mental health settings for almost a decade, and spent over five years working exclusively with children and families in foster care in San Francisco, before moving to Austin last fall. In 2014-2015, Ryan completed the inaugural Infant Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program founded by Kristie Brandt and Ed Tronick. Ryan serves as the current Clinical Director of A Home Within, which provides long-term therapy for current and former foster youth. She also serves on the board of Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and Division 39’s Section IX, Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility. Ryan is in private practice in Austin, TX.
Dates/Times: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17; 7:30-9pm
September 19, 2016 Working with infants and young children in foster care
Friaberg, S, Adelson, E, & Shapiro, V. (1975). Ghosts in the nursery: A
psychoanalytic approach to the problems of impaired infant-mother relationship. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 14 (3): 387-421.
Wakelyn, J. (2011). Therapeutic observation of an infant in foster care. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 37: 280-310.
Fixman, J. (2002). Healing damaged attachment relationships in young foster care children. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2: 95- 105.
September 26, 2016 Working with latency-aged children in foster care
Subramanian, S. (2004). Eileen: Treatment of a foster child. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 3: 384-390.
Ehrensaft, D. (2008). “A child is being eaten:” Failure, fear, fantasy, and repair in the lives of foster children. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 7: 100-108.
October 3, 2016 Working with adolescents and young adults who were in _ foster care
Altman, N. (2002). Geraldine: On the way out of foster care. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 2: 79-83.
Heineman, T. V. (2007). Weaving without a loom: Creating a self in foster care. Fort Da, 13: 55-68.
October 17, 2016 Historical, ongoing, sociocultural factors that impact the foster care system
Altman, N.; Bonovitz, C.; Dunn, K & Kandall, E. (2008). On being bad while doing good: Pro bono clinical work with foster children and their families. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 7: 14-36.
Cournos, F. (2004). Parental death and foster care: A personal and professional perspective. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 3: 342-355.
CME: These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. APsaA designates these live activities for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category I credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: None of the planners or the presenter of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest to disclose.
CEs: These programs, when attended as required in each specific salon, are available for continuing education credits. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants must attend at least 80% of the program in order to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Lisa Madsen at 319-400-7708 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. During the program, the presenter will discuss the validity and utility of the content and associated materials, the basis of such statements about validity/utility, and the limitations of and risks (severe and most common) associated with the content, if any. ASPP also provides Professional Development credits for psychologists in Texas.
ASPP is approved by (1) the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (Provider # 1138) to provide continuing education for licensed professional counselors in Texas and (2) the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers.
Registration for Salon 2016
To register, (1) contact facilitator and (2) complete the following form and bring your payment to the first class or mail this form and payment to ASPP, P.O. Box 162082, Austin, TX 78716
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Salon Fees: Circle applicable fee:
ASPP Members $150
ASPP Non-Members $170
Institute Candidates/ECPs* $95
* Early career professionals within 3 years of graduation
Full-Time Graduate Students $60
Salon#: 6 credits
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Refund Policy: Full refund, minus $25 administrative fee, is available with written notice of cancellation received by 08/31/2016. No refund available on or after 09/01/2016.
Replacement Fee for Certificate of Attendance: There is a $10 fee to replace a lost Certificate of Attendance, or to provide a Certificate because the attendee did not get it at the conference.