|TICP Conference November 2, 2019: Dr. Edward Tronick|
The 4th Annual Willock-Ipp Lecture
Presenter: Edward Tronick, Ph.D.
Saturday November 2, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Innis Town Hall Theatre, University of Toronto
2 Sussex Ave., Toronto, M5S 1J5
ABOUT THE DAY
Dr. Tronick states that psychotherapy is about changing the meaning people make about themselves in the world and meaning, and that private meaning is at the core of a variety of approaches to therapy. However, we typically have misconstrued the nature of meaning and the processes making meaning in deep ways that limit our understanding of how humans function. Based on Dr. Tronick’s research on infant development and how infants and young children make meaning of themselves in the world, he will discuss meaning making as a neurosomatic biopsychological process in which different systems make different kinds of meaning. Dr. Tronick argues that the meaning made by infants and adults is made up of multiple forms of meaning, which are at best messily put together into a more or less coherent sense of themselves – what he calls a state of consciousness. Moreover, that a primary way that meanings get made or changed is when individuals – parents and children or analyst and analysand – bring together their individual states of consciousness to form dyadic states of consciousness. Dr. Tronick’s argument relates to the work of Modell on the private self and the critical nature of meaning. This presentation will be illustrated using video tapes of infants engaging with objects and people, including the still-face in young infants and toddlers, and recent studies of stress and memory.
The Neurosomatic Making of Meaning without Words or Symbols
The Dynamics of Meaning Making
SCH EDULE FOR THE DAY
10 a.m. Introduction of Speaker (Dr. Kobrick)
10 – 11 The Neurosomatic Making of Meaning Without Words or Symbols
11 -12 Discussion with Audience
12 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00 – 3:00 The Dynamics of Meaning Making (Dr. Tronick)
3:30 – 4:00 Audience Discussion
4:00 Closing Remarks (Dr. Kobrick)
BIOGRAPHY OF SPEAKER
Ed Tronick, PhD is a developmental neuroscientist and clinical psychologist. Dr. Tronick is a University Distinguished Professor of Developmental Brain Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Research Associate in the Department of Newborn, Medicine Harvard Medical School. He is internationally recognized for his research on infant neurobehavior and infant face-to-face infant interactions. He formulated that Still-Face paradigm, and the Mutual Regulation Model with its reparation-mismatch theory of interactions and therapeutic interactions. He has done research on child development and parenting in Kenya, Zambia, Peru, Grenada, and diverse communities in the USA. His current research focuses on infant memory for stress and epigenetic processes affecting infants’ and parents’ behavior. He has published more than 300 scientific articles and 4 books, several hundred anthropological photographs. He co-founded the Brazelton Touchpoints program. He founded and is Head Faculty of the University of Massachusetts Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program with its multidisciplinary and international fellows and its award winning training program. He has received the Zero to Three Lifetime Achievement Award and the Society for Research in Child Development Award for Scientific Contribution to Child Development. His research is funded by National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. and has appeared on national radio and television programs and lectured internationally, including talks in London, Rome, Bangkok, Melbourne, Lisbon, Pretoria, and multiple cities in the USA.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 18, 2019
STUDENT RATE AVAILABLE TO FULL TIME UNIVERSITY STUDENTS ONLY: ID MUST BE PROVIDED.
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