Continuing Education Chair: Daniel Yu, L.C.S.W.

CAPA is offering Continuing Education Seminars and Lectures for CAPA Basic and Advanced Training Graduates.  A variety of topics will be covered by distinguished members of CAPA's faculty.

Lecture #11: A Brief Introduction to the Writings of Donald Winnicott with an Emphasis on the Capacity to Play

Title:                     A Brief Introduction to the Writings of Donald Winnicott with an Emphasis on the Capacity to Play
Presenter:            Karen Melikian, Ph.D.
Seminar date:      Friday March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25, 2016
Seminar time:      8:00-9:15 AM EST / 9:00‑10:15 PM China Time for 3/4 and 3/11 / 8:00‑9:15 PM for 3/18 and 3/25
Price:                   700 RMB (110 US Dollars)
Prerequisites:      Students must be graduates of either the 2 or 4 years CAPA training
Course size:         Limit of 10 participants

Description: This four meeting course is designed to introduce the works of Donald Winnicott as they relate to development, play and psychoanalytic treatments. We will read several important papers that outline some of Winnicott’s contributions to theory and practice. The beginning focus will be on play and creativity. These ideas are relevant to both child work and adult work. I look forward to exploring these papers with you all.

Class One: Chapters 3 and 4 in Winnicott, D. W. (1971). Playing and Reality. London: Tavistock Publishing. These two chapters are about the importance of play and creativity in human development.

Class Two: Winnicott, D. W. (1960). The Theory of the Parent-­‐‑Infant Relationship. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 41: 585-­‐‑595.

Class Three: Winnicott, D. W. (1971) The Use of an Object – Also in Playing and Reality. Chapter 6.

Class Four: Winnicott, D. W. (1949). Hate in the Counter-­‐‑Transference, International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 30: 69-­‐‑74.

Course Objectives: After attending, the goal is for participants to be able to:
1. Identify and define three major concepts as outlined by Winnicott.
2. Explain the value of playing in child and adult development.
3. Consider the uses of counter transference responses in treatment relationship.

Important Note: You will be emailed copies of the above texts upon registering. Please be sure to have read each text in advance of the session in which it is discussed.

Bio: Dr. Melikian is on the faculty of the boston psychoanalytic society & institute and is a supervisor for the McLean‑Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient program.