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Child psychoanalytic therapy: an introduction

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We have amazing news for you:

We invite you to the program  on child psychotherapy from analytical psychologists Elena Kosheleva (Moscow) and Lilia Karamutdinova (Moscow)

This course is intended for psychologists who work with children and adolescents or plan to start such work!

As a result, participants will receive a Pro Platform copyright certificate

Studying the course will allow you to get acquainted with the basic theories of psychoanalysis and modern views on the process of mental development of the child. The process and techniques of analytical psychotherapy with children and adolescents are considered in detail.  The main focus of the course is on the practical part of the work of a psychologist, for this, cases of working with children and adolescents will be analyzed during the course.
Duration of training: 24 hours

Students of the program: advanced training program for psychologists, educators and specialists with other humanitarian education.

Program description

Objective: to introduce students to the basic concepts and techniques of working in analytical psychotherapy with children and adolescents.

As a result of learning

You will learn:

- modern ideas about the functioning of the psyche in infancy, childhood and adolescence, the causes of psychological problems in children, ways to prevent them;

- the main methods of work of a child analytical psychotherapist with children and adolescents;

You can:

- apply in practice psychoanalytic concepts of the development of the psyche and analytical methods of working with children and adolescents;

- gain experience in psychoanalytic supervision of their own psychological work with children and adolescents.

Program content

Part I. Basic theories of child psychoanalysis.


  1. Historical roots of the emergence and development of child psychotherapy. Z.Freud's contribution. Discussion A. Freud and M. Klein.  Periodization of child development. Different approaches to the conduct and goals of pediatric therapy. Theory of protective mechanisms.

  2. M. Klein's contribution to the development of child psychotherapy. Theory of object relations. Stages of development of object relations. Protective mechanisms. Concepts of projection and projective identification. Triangulation. Conditions and mechanisms of triangulation.

  3.  Basic theories of modern child analytic therapy. Theories of D. Winnicott and W. Bion.  Holding. Containerization. The concept and types of attachment.

  4. Attachment theory.  Types of attachment. Formation of affection


Part II. Technique of child psychotherapy.


  1. Playing, drawing and fantasizing in child psychotherapy. Features of using the game and drawing of the child as a tool for psychotherapy. Interpretation. 

  2. The concept of transference and countertransference as the main tools of unconscious communication in child psychotherapy.   The concepts of "transference", "countertransference", their development in psychoanalysis. Work with various types of transfer. Types of countertransference. Features of countertransference in work with children and adolescents.



Lilia Karamutdinova  (Moscow). Coach, counseling psychologist (Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, program “Theory and Technology of Practical Psychology”) Analytical psychologist, sand therapist (Moscow Association of Analytical Psychology, program “Jungian Psychotherapy”, “Theory and Practice of Child Psychoanalysis”, “ Sand-play therapy", "Therapy of psychosomatic conditions") Lecturer at the Institute of Practical Psychology of the Personality Genesis, Institute of the Higher School of Psychology
Elena Kosheleva (Moscow). 
Graduated from the Faculty of Psychology of Moscow State University.
M. V. Lomonosov in 2000,
specialization "Psychological counseling";
Analytical Psychologist, 
 2000 worked as a psychology teacher;
Since 2005 - a teacher-psychologist at school;
From 2010 to 2016 – a medical psychologist in the Department of Social and Psychological Assistance to Children and Adolescents of the Narcotics Dispensary;
Since 2017 he has been in private practice.

When:  due to the pandemic situation, dates are currently being confirmed


Cost: 5200 som

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