MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: A DISCUSSION ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TWINS
A twinship is a marriage that one does not choose. Biological destiny determines the twin coupledom. For many twin pairs, the course of their emotional lives is dictated by this singular event. While all of us enter relationships with our unique history and "baggage," twins have specific developmental experiences that psychotherapists need to learn about and respect.
Dr. Joan Friedman is a gifted psychotherapist who has devoted many years of her professional career to educating twins and their families about twins’ emotional needs. Having worked through her own twinship challenges and parented her fraternal twin sons, she is a definitive expert on twin development.
She is the author of Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children and just published, Twins In Session: Case Histories in Treating Twinship Issues.
· Being able to describe three characteristics pertinent to the twin relationship
· Being able to distinguish three aspects of developmental progression relevant to twinship
· Being able to name strategies for the twin's mother and/or father to help with the management of the twin challenges
Under review with CPA for 3 CE credits.
CPA is co-sponsoring with OCPA. CPA is approved by APA to sponsor CE for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents