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The Sydney Institute for Psychoanalysis presents

A lecture by Dr Shlomith Cohen


Treatment under pressure: A psychoanalytic contribution to the treatment of children at risk of abuse and neglect

In this presentation, I wish to share my experience in applying psychoanalytic concepts and views in interventions with children at high risk of abuse and neglect. Being targets of actions of external forces, the subjective experiences and internal world of these children are at risk, endangering their potential for meaningful change in their lives. Looking at two cases, I wish to demonstrate the potential of the psychoanalytic approach to develop a model of intervention that offers these children a unique opportunity to continue their growth, and can help their therapists to partake in this taxing endeavour.
Dr. Shlomith Cohen
is a training psychoanalyst for children and adults, and a member of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society. She has served on various public interdisciplinary committees of mental health experts and legal experts in searching for ways to help children at risk for abuse and neglect. She supervised for over a decade psychologists and social workers working in a trauma clinic for children, and has contributed extensively to a book she edited A Home with a Window. Emergency Centers for Children at Risk and Their Families (Jerusalem, 2007, Hebrew).

Dr. Cohen is also interested in the function of memory in psychic development and in the therapeutic process. She lives and practices psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in her private clinic in Jerusalem, Israel.

Chair:  Ms Julie Meadow

Date: Thursday, 31st August 2017
Time: 8 - 9.30pm
Cost: 44.00 incl GST
Video Conferencing: $55 incl GST
Location: 5 Penshurst Street Willoughby NSW 2057
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