The implications of our investigations into the nature and influence of temperament will be· elaborated by the concepts of temperament-environment interactions, goodness of fit and parent guidance as well as guidance of adolescents and adults in psychotherapy. These formulations will be applied to psychotherapeutic clinical practice with children, adolescents and adults. A 22 minute illustrative videotape will be shown.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Stella Chess, MD, was a Full Professor in Child Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center. She received her M.D. in 1939 from the New York University College of Medicine. Dr. Chess was a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Life Fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association. She has served on a number of editorial boards of prestigious journals; has received a number of research grants; and has been awarded distinguished honors from professional organizations and governmental agencies. Dr. Chess has authored, edited, or co-authored 16 professional books and 150 articles and chapters. She is renowned for her contributions to child psychiatry, especially in the study of temperament.