Projects on Childhood
Much of my life’s work is taken up with understanding children and assisting children in expressing their emotions, finding their desires and releasing their imaginations. I have done my most extensive writing in this area, including autobiographcial reflections on my own childhood, essays about the emotional climate of schools, and theoretical and clinical writings about the experience of childhood. I often teach an intensive one-week summer course at Adelphi Unviersity entitled The Emotional Lives of Children, and I have taught similar courses and workshops at the University of Hawai’i, the University of Technology in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and at Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis. Beginning in 2019, I teach two doctoral level courses on psychodynamic approaches to child therapy in the new doctoral program in School Psychology at Adelphi University.
You can find more details on my views of childhood as well as samples of my writings by clicking the tab “The Experience of Childhood“.