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14th Annual Edna Reiss-Sophie Greenberg Chair and Conference

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services’ Reiss-Davis Child Study Center and Institute’s

14th Annual Edna Reiss-Sophie Greenberg Chair and Conference

Honors its 2018 Recipient

Dr. Peter Fonagy



  • JANUARY 19, 2018                                                                         9:00am–4:30pm | 6 CE Credits  Note: This is a Friday PresentationTHE REISS-DAVIS CHILD STUDY CENTER & INSTITUTE’S 14th ANNUAL EDNA REISS-SOPHIE GREENBERG CHAIR AND CONFERENCE


    Dr. Peter Fonagy is an internationally known psychoanalyst, professor, and researcher who has been a pioneer in the field of child, adolescent and young adult mental health, making major contributions to our understanding of attachment in young people and their parents, mentalization, theory and technique, working therapeutically with adolescent Borderline Personality Disorder.  He has written over 400 original peer-reviewed papers and articles, and has authored/co-authored 19 books including groundbreaking books such as: Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis and Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of the Self. 



    Imagination and Psychotherapy: My Evolving Thoughts on the Application of Mentalization When Working with Children, Adolescents, and Parents.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain one of the original contributing factors to Dr. Fonagy’s mentalization theory.
    • Describe one clinical group of young people that Dr. Fonagy first felt could benefit from mentalization based work.
    • List at least two more recent applications of mentalization theory that you could apply to your child/adolescent clinical practice.
    • Discuss the importance of imagination in working therapeutically with young people.


Don’t miss the opportunity to personally experience this master clinician, researcher, and teacher to better understand why he is being honored as our 14th Edna Reiss-Sophie Greenberg Chair.

To register online, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/14th-annual-edna-reiss-sophie-greenberg-chair-and-conference-tickets-40038188299

For more information, email milajovicic@vistadelmar.org or call (310) 204-1666 ext. 328


January 19
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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