John Leopold Weil and Geraldine Rickard Weil
Memorial Charitable Foundation, inc.

The Boston Psychoanalytic Alliance
and
The John and Geraldine Weil
Memorial Charitable Foundation


present the

Weil Memorial Lecture

Developing Capacities for Emotional
Regulation in Early Childhood:
New Research and Clinical Implications

Linda Mayes, M.D.
Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Smith, M.A., LICSW
Stuart T. Hauser, M.D., Ph.D.
James Herzog, M.D., Moderator


Saturday, October 18, 2003
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

at
The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
15 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116


About the John and Geraldine Weil
Memorial Charitable Foundation, Inc.

John and Gerry Weil were superb clinicians who spent their adult lives helping and healing emotionally troubled children to strengthen their psychological well being. Dr. John Weil was a pioneer in the study and treatment of the emotional effects of physical and sexual abuse of young children. His wife, Dr. Geraldine Rickard Weil was an innovator in the study of child development. Among her many accomplishments in advancing the welfare of children, she created the Tasks of Emotional Development test, which has been widely used in schools for the assessment of children.

The goal of the Weil Memorial Foundation is to continue their legacies in three important ways:

About The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
and
The Boston Psychoanalytic Alliance

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is a membership organization with three principal programs:

For more information contact Ms. Diana Nugent, Administrative Director at (617) 266-0953 or www.bostonpsychoanalytic.org.


The Weil Memorial Lecture

Developing Capacities for Emotional
Regulation in Early Childhood:
New Research and Clinical Implications

Linda Mayes, M.D., Keynote Speaker


Stephanie Smith, M.A., LICSW, Stuart T. Hauser, M.D., Ph.D.
James Herzog, M.D., Moderator


Saturday, October 18, 2003, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

What are feelings? Emotions? Affects? What do we mean when we use the term emotional regulation? How does an increasing capacity to regulate emotions contribute to the child's developmental process? This conference will explore basic concepts related to emotional (affect) regulation in children, including current research and theory from psychoanalysis, neurobiology, and psychology. One important focus will be that of translation, i.e., understanding the developmental and clinical significance of the research and theory for professionals who work with children. The conference will specifically address the relevance for child treatment and also explore the implications for creative program planning designed to facilitate children's capacities for emotional regulation.

Program Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 - 9:20 Welcome and Overview
James Herzog, M.D. Moderator
Richard C. Waters, Ph.D., for The John and Geraldine Weil Memorial Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Gerald Adler, M.D., President, Boston Psychoanalytic Alliance
9:20 - 10:20 Developing Capacities for Emotional Regulation in Early Childhood: New Research and Clinical Implications
Keynote Speaker: Linda Mayes, M.D.
10:20 - 10:40 Open Discussion
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Case Illustration and Discussion: Problems with Affect Regulation in a Four-and-a-Half-Year-Old Boy
Stephanie Smith, M.A., LICSW
11:30 - 12:00 pm   Implications for Creating Innovative Programs Designed to Enhance the Emotional Growth of Vulnerable Children
Stuart T. Hauser, M.D., Ph.D.
12:00 - 1:00 Panel Discussion with Audience
1:00 pm Adjourn

The objectives of this half-day conference are:

Who Should Attend

Physicians, psychologists, social workers, psychoanalysts, counselors, nurses, developmental specialists, and program administrators seeking information on issues related to the topic of child development from ages 0 to 6.


FACULTY

Linda Mayes, M.D. Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Section, Yale Child Study Center; Member NIH Human Development Study Section; Faculty, Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis, Co-Director, Anna Freud Institute, London.

Stuart T. Hauser, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director, Clinical Research Training Program in Biological and Development/Social Psychiatry, Harvard Medial School; President, Judge Baker Children's Center; Faculty, Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East.

James Herzog, M.D. Training and Supervising Analyst and Child and Adolescent Supervisory Analyst, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Supervisory Analyst, Sigmund Freud Institute, Zurich, Switzerland; Child/Adult Psychiatrist, Children's Hospital and in private practice.

Stephanie Smith, M.A., LICSW Faculty, Vice-Chair, Child Analysis Committee, Associate Supervising Child/Adolescent Analyst and Secretary, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute; Lecturer in Psychiatry, Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Gerald Adler, M.D., Alan Gurwitt, M.D., Diana M. Nugent, Barbara Roop, Ph.D., Stephanie Smith, M.A., LICSW, Leonard Solomon, Ph.D., Richard C. Waters, Ph.D.

ACCREDITATION

Physicians This activity has 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 Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical Education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 hours in category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Psychologists This program is co-sponsored by the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and the John and Geraldine Weil Memorial Charitable Foundation. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute maintains responsibility for this program. The program fulfills the requirements for 3.5 hours of CE.

Social Workers Please contact the BPSI Administrative Office at 617-266-0953 or email office@bostonpsychoanalytic.org regarding continuing education for social workers.