Videoconference: 7-Week Introductory Infant Observation Seminar


Dates: Fridays, January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19
Time: 12 noon to 1:30 pm PST; 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Maximum number of participants: 8

Dorinda Welle, PhD

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This experiential seminar offers an introduction to parent-infant observation through the use of artwork and videos. As a unique opportunity to see the relational capacities of infants and their caregivers, the close observation of a parent and baby can inform psychoanalytic training and help deepen analysts’ treatment work. Many clinical innovations of recent decades have been enhanced by infant observation, including understandings of the intergenerational transmission of trauma and appreciation of the infant in the adult or child patient.