This event will be presented in two parts. In Part 1, Jeff L. Eaton, MA, FIPA will read his 2006 Frances Tustin Memorial Lecture titled “A Permanent Earthquake: Notes on the Treatment of a Young Boy”. This paper describes in detail the psychoanalytic treatment of a boy diagnosed with Autism by the University of Washington Autism Center. The essay gives a detailed feel for the therapeutic process while also exploring many of Frances Tustin’s seminal ideas.
In Part 2, he will offer a short essay on what he has observed and learned since writing his Tustin lecture, having treated several more children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. His emphasis will be on the details of the clinical process and interaction, and some of the special challenges in making contact with difficult-to-reach children.