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First Fridays, a Mini-Series for Child Therapists: Introduction to psychoanalytic child therapy with Julie Wood, MA - Postponed

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First Fridays, a Mini-Series for Child Therapists: Introduction to psychoanalytic child therapy with Julie Wood, MA - Postponed

Friday, April 3, 2020 10:00am to 12:00pm
Bellefield Office Park
1450 114th Ave SE
Training Room - First Floor
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Due to recommendations by the Washington State Health Department, we are postponing this class.  We will update this page as we have more information.

Please join the Child Therapy Committee of the NW Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study for First Fridays: a Mini-Series for Child Therapists. On the first Friday of February, March, and April 2020, we are hosting different local speakers who each focus on integrating different psychoanalytic theories with psychotherapeutic work with children. The Alliance's Child Therapy Committee is dedicated to building community among child therapists in the Puget Sound area. We also work to bring therapists together to learn, grow, and develop skills. We hope you will join us for good food, learning, and community building. 

April Program: 

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Child Therapy with Julie D. Wood, MA, LMFT, LMHC, Adult and Child Psychoanalyst in Bellevue, WA

We’ll talk together about the distinguishing elements of psychoanalytic child therapy and its contrast and similarity to other modalities of child therapy. We’ll think holistically about approaches that are both child directed and therapist directed; maintain a collaborative stance with child, family, school, and other providers; and that integrate family interventions with child psychotherapy.

Learning objectives:

  1. Be able to identify the distinctions of psychoanalytic child therapy, in comparison to other modalities.
  2. Be able to assess symptoms from a psychoanalytic perspective that privileges developmental capacity for love and work and creativity over symptom resolution.
  3. Be able to talk with your colleagues about your clinical material in a safe and fun setting.


The building at 1450 114th Ave SE is called the Conifer Building and is connected to the Dilletante Cafe. 

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