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BPSI presents A Quick Course On Developmental Psychoanalysis

Monday, October 18, 2021, 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM
Additional Info:
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Dr. Harrison’s course will offer two lectures and two live Q+A video sessions. The first lecture presents a method for evaluating a child brought for consultation because of behavior or other psychological problems, illustrated with the case of a 4-year-old child.The second lecture presents material from the subsequent analytic treatment of the same child. The course will introduce important features of developmental theory and technique using Dr. Harrison’s “The Sandwich Model of Therapeutic Action”, a model that offers an integration of psychoanalytic theory with a contemporary nonlinear developmental perspective, that accommodates cultural differences in understanding how change takes place in adults and children.
4 Sessions:Mondays, Oct. 18, 25;
Nov. 1, 8, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Schedule: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Lecture/Presentation; 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Group Discussion

This course will take place online. Seminar sessions are not recorded.
Registration Deadline:
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Alexandra Harrison, MD
Training and Supervising Analyst in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis, BPSI, an Assistant Professor Part Time of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and on the Core Faculty of the Infant-Parent Mental Health Post Graduate Certificate Program at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Dr. Harrison is a Child and Adult Psychoanalyst with over 40 years of clinical experience, who lectures and teaches internationally. She is a pioneer in close-process video analysis and brings her work to underserved communities around the world including India, China, and Pakistan. Dr. Harrison is on faculty in the Infant Mental Health Program at UMass Boston, and she is Founder,Supporting Child Caregivers. She has a private practice in adult and child psychoanalysis and psychiatry in Cambridge, MA.
This course is open to licensed mental health clinicians and trainees on the path to licensure. Continuing Education credits are offered for physicians, psychologists, and social workers.
Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the value of the disciplined role of consultant to the child psychotherapist.
  2. Describe the three steps of the psychological evaluation of a child using the “Parent Consultation Method”.
  3. Name the three levels of the “sandwich” in the theoretical model of therapeutic action.
  4. Explain how an integration of developmental theory and psychoanalytic theory benefits the clinician in their understanding of clinical material.
Scholarships are available for BPSI programs.
$150 Course Fee
$125 Early Bird (available until 10/04/2021) Use Code at Checkout: EB2021QCD
The fee is waived for Early Career Clinicians and BPSI Members, Trainees, and Partners. Scholarships are available upon request.
Explorations in Mind: Community Education at BPSI is made possible by the generous support of BPSI Members and friends. To make a gift to BPSI, contact Carole Nathan(cnathan@bpsi.orgor 617-266-0953 x101),
go to, or send mail to BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459.

Program Administrator
Program Co-Chairs
Holly Friedman Housman,
Chris Lovett,
Continuing Education
Physicians:This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.
-Updated July 2021-

Psychologists:The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6 CE credits awarded for this program.
Please note: Per APA requirements, psychologists must attend 100% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Social Workers:Application for social work continuing education has been submitted. Please contact us at office@bpsi.orgor 617-266-0953 for the status of the social work CE accreditation.
Please note: Per NASW requirements, social workers must attend 80% of a course in order to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Licensed Mental Health Clinicians:NBCC credits are not available for this course.
Please note: Licensed Mental Health Clinicians may request continuing education credit on an individual basis from NBCC, through their Continuing Education Credit Verification process.
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Event Cancellation Policies & Procedures
Any program participant requesting their individual program registration be canceled, must submit their request in writing via email to Drew Brydon-Cardoso For fee-based events, a request for cancellation (and refund using the original form of payment) must be received no later than 48 hours in advance of the event. Requests received later than 48 hours prior to the event will not be processed or accepted. All approved refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative fee. If BPSI cancels an event, all registrants will receive a full refund of fees paid (no administration charge) no later than two business days following the scheduled date of the event, using the original form of payment.

Grievance Policy
Please address any questions or concerns about your experience at this or any program or event you have attended at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute to the Program Chair(s), via the Senior Administrator/Continuing Education Administrator, BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459;; 617.266.0953.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Inc., 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459, does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap in the admissions to or administration of its educational programs, scholarship programs or employment.

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