The Institute for Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy:Zelma Joffe Memorial Lecture

July 10, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Lectures

The Institute for Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy

in collaboration with

The Association of Johannesburg Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Groups


Invites you to the Annual


Zelma Joffe Memorial Lecture


This special event pays tribute to the life of our friend and colleague Louise Emanuelwho sadly passed away this year.


After a short tribute there will be a paper presentation

by Rome-based Psychoanalyst and Child Psychotherapist

Suzanne Maiello

“Failure of the primary relationship and the absence of mental triangulation in eating disorders. The dialectic between interpersonal and intrapsychic links.”


The paper focuses on two joint mother-child assessment sessions. The (anorexic) mother of a 2-year old little girl was worried about the child’s refusal to eat. The observation of the mother-child interactions revealed the complex projective processes which had contributed to the little girl’s symptoms. Theoretical thoughts about eating disorders and the development of the internal world accompany the material.


DATE:                        Thursday 31 August

TIME:                         Registration 18h00 for 19h00

VENUE:                     Ububele, 1 Tenth Road, Kew (secure parking)

COST:                        R200

BOOKINGS:              Julie Green

       Please send your PS number when booking.