The Margaret S. Mahler
Child Development Foundation
Meetings → Symposia


Saturday, April 20, 2024
8:30 am to 1:00 pm ET
Teleconference via Zoom

Co-sponsored by
The Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
The Margaret S. Mahler Child Development Foundation

Ours, Yours, Mine — The Self in Relationship
from Infancy through Later Adulthood:
A Tribute to the Life and Work of Anni Bergman

This program draws from approaches to clinical research and practice that are aligned with the work and legacy of Anni Bergman, PhD, a pioneer in developmental theory and in working with high-risk and at-risk individuals and families. Each presentation, and each discussant, builds on Dr. Bergman's legacy, to meet the needs of contemporary clinical practice and current sociopolitical realities. Dr. Bergman mentored each of the presenters, who represent the range and depth of her impact across populations and settings, and who have continued in her tradition of innovation according to evolving circumstances and of integrating research into clinical practice in the real world.

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Ashlyn Ernst
Director, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
8:35 An Appreciation of Anni Bergman
William M. Singletary, MD
President, Margaret S. Mahler Child Development Foundation
Faculty, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
8:50Introduction to the Panel
Lawrence D. Blum, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Faculty, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
9:00The Impact of Siblings on Development Across the Lifespan:
A Case Study of a Sibling Pair Over 60 Years

Wendy Olesker, PhD
Training and Supervising Analyst, NY Psychoanalytic Institute
Faculty at NYU, Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
Director of Mahler Follow-Up Study
9:45Audience Discussion
9:50Looking Back, Looking Forward:
The Legacy of Anni Bergman in the ABPIP Home- Visiting Project

Sally Moskowitz, PhD, & Rita Reiswig, MS, LP
Co-directors, The Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program
10:35Audience Discussion
10:40Break for 15 Minutes
10:55Meeting the Minds of Mothers:
Finding Risk and Resilience in Maternal Identity Development

Inga Blom, PhD, PMH-C
Director of Externship Training Program and Director, Reproductive Mental Health, Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Psychiatry; Part-Time Assistant Professor, The New School; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University/Northwell
11:40Audience Discussion
Claudia M. Gold, MD
Pediatrician, Early Relational Health Specialist
Core Faculty, UMass Chan Medical School Early Relational Health Fellowship
Ashley Rainford, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology in OB/GYN and Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, NYC
12:15Discussion Between Presenters
12:30Open Discussion with Audience

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