Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Rockland Mansion
Rockland - East Fairmount Park
3810 Mt. Pleasant Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia


Attachment and
Day Care


Recent research has suggested no effect of day care on attachment security even though the opposite was implied by many writers in the past.  There is also much evidence to support that understanding attachment, fostering secure attachment, and addressing insecure attachments in the day care settings can be extremely useful.

PRESENTER: Ann Smolen, PhD

Ann Smolen, PhD, is a training and supervising analyst in child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalysis at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Dr. Smolen has won several national awards for her clinical work, which she has presented both nationally and internationally. Dr. Smolen has published several articles including ‘Boys Only! No Mothers Allowed’ published in The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Smolen is the author of Mothering Without a Home: Representations of Attachments Behaviors in Homeless Mothers and Children (Aronson, 2013), and Six Children: The Spectrum of Child Psychopathology and Its Treatment (Karnac, 2015). She maintains a private practice in child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Ardmore, PA.




3.0 CE/CME credits available
PQAS and Act 48 credits available - please bring your PPID number!

No Charge for PCOP Members, Students, and Fellows*
No Charge for Child Care Workers (PQAS and Act 48 credits available)

$75 for Non-Members Seeking Credit (CE/CME credits, not PQAS or Act 48 credits)

*If you are a PCOP member whose membership category does not include receiving continuing education credits (Basic Level membership), please pay the fee for non-members seeking credit.