Reserve your spot today. Register early and receive the pre-registration discount (where applicable).

Transforming Aggression: The Admiral's Fleet: A Child's Tale of Revenge  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Katharine Gould, LCSW Pre-registration has ended


By the time nine-year-old Jesse* came for treatment he had been rejected by
schools, recreation programs and peers—and, in a sense, his own parents who,
discouraged by their failure to protect him, had begun to believe that they had
raised a freak. They volunteered that their relationship had been “full of conflict”
from the start. They had considered divorce on numerous occasions and had
been through several unsuccessful attempts at couples’ counseling. His mother
confided, “Jesse heard our fights in the womb.”
Jesse was able over time, with help, to express his mental anguish in fantasy play
with a poignancy and verisimilitude that defies translation. His tale of
transformation told in metaphor carried the unexpected punch of an adult’s
dream and seized on what it is to be alive. Greed, envy, fear, love, hate, murder
and desire permeated his drama. Yet above all else, it was his determination to
bring the therapist into his inner world which contained the germ of his
transformation and emotional growth. How this came about is the subject of this
summary. *This clinical vignette is based on composite case material.
Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
• Recognize the ways in which a toxic home environment impacts and impedes
child development
• Understand an effective way to transform aggression within the
treatment process
• Learn how to access the internal world of a child with the use of fantasy play
Katharine Gould, LCSW, is the Director and faculty member of the Child and
Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (CAPPP) at New Center for
Psychoanalysis. She is the editor and contributor to an issue of The Journal of
Psychoanalytic Inquiry on treating Asperger’s Disorder. She has also published
articles in The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child on the uses of fantasy play to
teach reciprocity. She has presented her work with children in numerous
conferences and institutes in the United States and Canada.
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM • 3 CE Credits
$55 Pre-registration, $65 at the door, $30 student rate 





IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.



These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates these Live Activities for the maximum of 3 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for its programs and content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.



The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an approved provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider # PCE 674). These courses meet the qualifications for 2 continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Please see the individual program for the number of CE credits awarded for each course. Only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity may be claimed for credit.



The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the

California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may

claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.




PARKING: Limited parking is available behind the NCP building with entry on Beloit Ave.