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Friday, March 19, 2021

“Are We All Child Psychoanalysts?”
Justine Kalas Reeves, PsyD, LICSW
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM socializing
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM discussion via Zoom
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Q & A via Zoom
Gratis unless you would like continuing education credits, in which case the fee is $12.
Enter Meeting Number: 527-999-5540 (no password required)

Keyhill Sheorn, MD
1001 Boulders Parkway, Suite 160
Richmond, VA 23225 804.323.0003

SUMMARY: Since we take it as given that psychoanalysis is a developmental,
epigenetic domain even though development is non-linear, are we all child
psychoanalysts, analyzing the id, ego and superego of the inner child and/or
adolescent of our adult patients? Using clinical examples of adult patients who
suffered at nodal points in their development, the idea of the therapist as
developmental object is explored, as is transference of defense (also known as an
“externalizing transference”).

1) Participants will be able to describe why psychoanalysis is a developmental domain
2) Participants will discern the difference between promoting progressive adult development and “developmental disharmonies”
3) Participants will explain how a therapist can be a “developmental object”
4) Participants will distinguish between transference of unconscious wishes and transference of defense.

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Dr. Reeves is a former Secretary of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis. She
helped design and implement the integrated curriculum at CFS-DC such that
candidates can train to be ‘life cycle analysts’-that is, able to treat all ages, cradle to
grave. She trained in child/adolescent psychoanalysis at the Anna Freud Centre, and
adult psychoanalysis at CFS-DC. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, a
historian, and 15-year-old daughter. She also has a 22-year-old son who lives in

Continuing Education – $12
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
American Psychoanalytic Association and the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society.
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 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only
the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any
relevant financial relationships to disclose. For further information, contact Eli
Zaller, M.D. at or 804-288- 3251.
Up to 2.0 CEU’s are available for Licensed Clinical Psychologists and Licensed
Professional Counselors in accordance with the applicable requirements of the
Virginia Board of Psychology. There is no extra fee beyond the cost of the meeting.

Eligibility for credit is contingent upon the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society’s receipt
of the forms verifying attendance, as signed and validated by the monitor at the
meeting. For further information, contact Margaret Duvall, Ph.D. at or 804-340-5290.
Up to 2.0 CEU’s are available for MSW’s by NASW VIRGINIA. The application
costs are included in your registration fee. MSW CEU requests will be sent to
NASW VIRGINIA by the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society. For further information,
contact Susan Stones, LCSW or 757-622-9852×15.


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The April meeting will feature CAPT Michael McClam from Mennniger.

May will feature Alan Bass.

All meetings are planned as virtual events.