Articles by Suzanne Bender, M.D.

Suzanne Bender, M.D. is the senior consulting child psychiatrist on the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Child Nutrition Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has a long-standing interest in adult and child psychodynamic psychotherapy, and is the co-author of Becoming a Therapist: What do I Say and Why? which is used nationwide as a teaching text in psychotherapy training programs nationwide.

What Is Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy?

September 23, 2013


What Is Psychodynamic Child Psychotherapy?

Your child is in emotional distress.  About a month after the divorce, your 7-year-old daughter Ali starts having some difficulty settling down for bed.  She insists on a prolonged bedtime ritual for her dolls—tucking them all in carefully, and reciting the same “good night” words to 10 little feminine figures.  At first this seems sweet; […]