by Monika Telichowska, Psy.D.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BABY: THE EARLY PSYCHIC LIFE OF TWINS
Instructor: Ruth Simon, Ph.D.
CE: 3 CE credits
Location: The Wright Institute
2728 Durant Avenue, Room 109/110, Berkeley, CA 94704
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuition: $15 General Public | Free NCSPP Members
Additional $10 processing fee for CE credits
In this presentation, Winnicott's theory of infant development is expanded to consider the unique psychic situation of twins. The mother of twins is preoccupied with both babies whose internal worlds include a social context in addition to a sense of an individual self. Twin-specific developmental conflicts involve twins' experiences of being primary and environmental. The role of the primary caretaker's partner will also be highlighted. After Dr. Simon's presentation, a non-psychologist twin will speak about her family experience and her twin sister. A conversation with the audience will follow.