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The Anne Marie Sandler Colloquium

March 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - March 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

$50.00 – $125.00




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The Yale Child Study Center and Western New England Psychoanalytic Society and Institute invites you to:

The Anne Marie Sandler Colloquium

March 6 and 7th , 2020

Clinical and Research Innovations in working with Hard to Engage
Children and Adolescents

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Friday, March 6th, 2020–6:30pm — 9:00pm

This portion of the event is free to attend. 

Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute and Society
255 Bradley Street, New Haven, CT 06511

The Need for Technical Modifications in Adolescent Psychotherapy in the Consulting Room & the Community

A discussion between Dr. Conway, Dr. Vaughns and Dr. Dangerfield regarding the need for technical modifications when working with high risk and difficult to engage adolescents from a psychodynamic perspective. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Norka Malberg.

Saturday, March 7th, 2020–9:00am — 4:00pm

Registration for Saturday presentations required below. $125 for professionals/$50 for students and trainees

Yale Child Study Center–Cohen Auditorium
230 Frontage Road, New Haven, CT 06519

9:00am — 9:30 am Introduction
9:30am — 10:45am Francine Conway, PhD
Cultivating Compassion: A Psychodynamic Understanding of ADHD
10:45am — 11:15am Coffee Break
11:15am — 12:30pm Kirkland Vaughs, PhD
Assisting a Light Middle Weight Contender Improve His Boxing Skills
Through Psychotherapy (Work with a 14 year old Hispanic Boy)
12:30pm — 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm — 2:45pm Mark Dangerfield, PhD
Innovations in Providing Mental Heath Services to Hard to Reach Adolescents
2:45pm — 4:00pm Discussion/Q&A

Registration fee: Professionals $125/Students $50
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Research into Clinical Practice

Francine Conway, PhD: Cultivating Compassion: A psychodynamic understanding of ADHD

Dr. Conway is a clinical psychologist recognized for her work in aging and child psychopathology. She is the Dean of the  Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She was a member of the faculty at Adelphi University’s Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies from 2003 until 2017. During her tenure at Adelphi, she developed and directed the institute’s community-based mental health clinic that provides psychotherapy to children living in underserved communities.

Clinical Presentation

Kirkland Vaughns, PhD : Assisting a Light Middle Weight Contender Improve his Boxing Skills Through Psychotherapy (Work with a 14 year old Hispanic boy)

Dr. Vaughns is a licensend clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is also a school psychologist in Hempstead , New york and the founding editor of the Journal of Infant , Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. He is associate professor of psychology at the Denner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi  University, faculty member of the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Program at Adelphi University and a clinical supervisor at the National Institute for Psychotherapies.

Clinical Innovation in the Community

Mark Dangerfield, PhD: Innovations in providing mental health services to hard to reach adolescents

Dr. Dangerfield is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. Has worked for over 20 years in pediatric hospitals and mental health services in Barcelona (Spain), specializing in working with adolescents and adults.  He  works for the Vidal and Barraquer Foundation in Barcelona as Clinical Manager of the ECID, an AMBIT (mentalization based intervention) based community outreach mental health team for high-risk adolescents who have dropped out from school and refuse to seek mental health services.


March 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
March 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
$50.00 – $125.00
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255 Bradley Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States


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