The Peruvian Association of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy conference

28th June 2016 By: irina.nedelcu@annafreud.org

Dr. Inge Pretorius was one of the speakers at the conference of the Asociacion Peruana de Psicoterapia Psicoanalitica de Niños y Adolescentes (APPPNA), the Peruvian Association of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, held on 2nd April 2016 in Lima, Peru

At the conference of the Asociacion Peruana de Psicoterapia Psicoanalitica de Niños y Adolescentes (APPPNA), the Peruvian Association of Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, held on 2nd April 2016 in Lima, Peru, Dr. Inge Pretorius presented various theoretical and clinical papers. She opened up the conference with a brief summary of the historical background of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, as a way to understand how and from where Anna Freud drew her inspiration when establishing the Lines of Development to assess a child’s development. She then discussed the “psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children under 5 years old: the technique for the approach of child’s neurosis and disturbances in development”. Dr. Pretorius presented case material of a pre-oedipal child who received twice weekly psychotherapy for almost 2 years.

 Afterwards, Dr. Pretorius presented and explained the work done with parents and toddlers at the Parent-Toddler Groups of the Anna Freud Centre. To illustrate this she and Maria-Paz Saenz, who graduated from the MSc PDP in 2015 and who is currently working in a parent-toddler group, co-presented a clinical case about a toddler and her mother.

Finally, Dr. Pretorius presented a longitudinal clinical case on “repetition and reparation: psychoanalytic interventions with a traumatized mother and her two children”, this was done by showing several selected clips and engaging the attending audience to participate in a discussion, thereby creating a more interactive and dynamic atmosphere which was a perfect way to end the conference.  Amongst the audience were 9 alumni who completed the MSc in PDP at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

 Tanya González-Vigil Hertenberg (MSc PDP 2010-11).