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Wed, Sep 27



MINDinMIND: Dr. Anne Alvarez

A MINDinMIND Live Legacy Interview

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MINDinMIND: Dr. Anne Alvarez
MINDinMIND: Dr. Anne Alvarez

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Sep 27, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT


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MINDinMIND Live Legacy Interview with internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, Dr Anne Alvarez and her special guests, Dr Graham Music and Dr Robin Holloway. Groundbreaking therapeutic concepts on working with traumatised children and autism September 27th 5pm-7pm UK /12pm-2pm ET If you're unable to make this time, a recording will be made and sent to all ticket holders. Dr Anne Alvarez is a renowned child psychotherapist who has made significant contributions to the field of child and adolescent mental health. Join us for this Live Legacy Interview to hear Anne discuss her life, work, and key aspects of her thinking. She will be joined by her special guests Dr Graham Music, leading Child and Adult Psychotherapist and Dr Robin Holloway. Anne was an early supervisor of Graham's work and has been an ongoing important influence on his thinking. After hearing Anne Alvarez speak about autism, Robin went on to develop a special interest in children with autism and Asperger’s. This in turn has led to several publications. Anne has lectured and supervised all over the world, influencing generations of clinicians working with children who have experienced trauma. She has dedicated her career to understanding and treating the emotional and psychological needs of damaged and neglected children and was one of the first clinicians to treat children with autism. By highlighting the significance of early relationships and the role of play in the healing process, Anne has had a profound impact on our understanding and treatment of children with complex emotional and psychological needs. She has written numerous influential books and articles on child psychotherapy, including ‘Live Company: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Autistic, Borderline, Deprived and Abused Children’, ‘The Thinking Heart: Three Levels of Psychoanalytic Therapy with Disturbed Children and 'Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop,' edited with Sue Reid. Today, Anne Alvarez is considered one of the most highly respected authorities in the field of child psychology, and her contributions continue to shape the practice and theoretical frameworks used by professionals working with children and adolescents. This will be an insightful exploration of Anne's clinical work, incorporating her findings from infant research, psychoanalysis and neuroscience, including: - Anne Alvarez's concept of the three levels of interpretation; a framework she developed to understand and respond to the play and communication of children in psychotherapy. This allows the therapist to go beyond the surface-level and work on the deeper layers of meaning - 'The concept of 'Reclamation' whereby the therapist takes a more active role in helping a child find life and meaning - Why being alert to the qualities of the present moment and "ordinary excitements" when they arise is crucial - How and why analytic work can be both developmentally and psychopathologically informed There will be time for questions from the audience. If you're unable to make this time, a recording will be made and sent to all ticket holders. I will be in conversation with Anne and her guests. We are looking forward to warmly welcoming you, Jane O'Rourke Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist Founder, MINDinMIND Jane is a Psychodynamic Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist working in schools, NHS and private practice. She trained at the Tavistock Clinic. She was formerly an award-winning Producer for the BBC. She is interested in how key psychological ideas, clinical experience and wisdom from our leading mental health clinicians from around the world can be made more widely available to help improve child and family mental health. This year Jane was given the Association of Infant Mental Health’s Founders Award for her contribution to the field. Payment options MINDinMIND has no income stream, and we depend on donations and ticket sales to keep putting out content like our legacy interviews. £35 ... ticket price please choose this option if you can £15 ... ticket price for unemployed and low waged Note to our friends in USA and elsewhere, we are only able to show ticket prices in one currency. Your credit card company will automatically convert it into your currency. Full priced tickets are roughly $45 USA / $67 Australian /40 Euros depending on currency rates of the day. Please do get in touch if you are living and working in a Low Income Country as we have special discount codes available. If you experiencing financial hardship and wish to attend we have a number of sponsored tickets: 

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