Helping Preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum or with Serious Emotional Disturbances
Guest Presenter: Gilbert Kliman, M.D.
This workshop will demonstrate how Reflective Network Therapy works for preschoolers as well as for children with trauma such as bereavement, domestic violence, sexual molestation, and for those diagnosed with ADD or oppositional defiant disorder. The method has been well tested with foster children, significantly reducing transfers among foster homes, as well as with homeless children in shelters. The method has also been used successfully with children not on the autism spectrum.
Gilbert Kliman, M.D., is a child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalyst who is on the faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Kliman is winner of the Janusz Korczak International Literature Prize for "Best book concerning the well-being and nurture of children" and the Dean Brockman award for lifetime achievement in psychoanalysis and psychiatry.
- 1. Describe psychoanalytic concepts relevant to treatment of children on the autism spectrum with the reflective network therapy approach.
- 2. Discuss the cognitive, clinical effectiveness of reflective network therapy in working with children, with emphasis on how it can be replicated in multiple sites by persons other than the originators of the method.
- 3. Begin to apply reflective network therapy techniques in a clinical setting with children experiencing a broad range of disorders.
- 4. Define the essential aspects of reflective network therapy that cross cultural and linguistic boundaries.