Lecture/Discussion: ‘Do Babies Remember Trauma?’

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Dr. Ira Brenner will discuss the lecture, “Do Babies Remember Trauma?,” as part of the Selma Kramer Lecture in Child Psychoanalysis presented in conjunction with the 2012 Kramer-Mahler Lecture Series featuring Susan Coates, PhD.


“Do Babies Remember Trauma?”
2012 Kramer-Mahler Lecture Series (Part 1 of 2)
The Selma Kramer Lecture in Child Psychoanalysis

DATE – Friday, February 24, 2012
TIME – 7:30-9:30 PM
LOCATION – Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131 (map)

SPEAKER – Susan Coates, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Co-editor of “September 11: Trauma and Human Bonds;” Board Member of Margaret Mahler Foundation

DISCUSSANT – Ira Brenner, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College; Training Analyst, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia

ABSTRACT – In this paper Dr. Coates focuses on the following questions: What are the expectable behaviors in infants after experiencing a traumatic event? In what forms are preverbal traumas represented? What have we learned from cognitive neuroscientists about memory in the early years of life? And what forms of intervention help traumatized infants and young children recover?


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