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K. Mark Sossin

Professor
Associate Chair

Dyson College of Arts & Sciences

Psychology - NYC

Location
  • @New York City
    41 Park Row Rm 1309

Biography


Dr. Sossin is a clinical psychologist, researcher, and psychoanalyst with particular interests in infancy, psychotherapeutic methods, psychopathology, autism, family-systems, trauma-and-its-transmission, and movement/nonverbal behavior.

Education


Adult Psychoanalysis , New York Freudian Society , NYC, NY , 1995

Child & Adolescent Psychoanalysis , New York Freudian Society , 1991

PhD , Yeshiva University , New York , 1983
Clinical Psychology

MA , Yeshiva University , New York , 1981
Psychology

BA , Emory Univeristy , 1974

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • International Psychoanalytical Association, - Psychoanalyst
  • New York State, - Licensed Psychologist (NYS)

Publications


Sossin, K. M. (2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Early childhood risk factors for autism and psychosis.. J. McCarthy (Eds.), Psychosis in Childhood and Adolescence. New York NY, United States: Routledge. , pages 60-90. http://www.tandf.net/books/details/9780415821056/

Sossin, K. (2014, August). Parent-infant/toddler/child consultations in the wake of sudden parent-loss: Psychoanalytically informed close observation and video-feedback.. Sphinx: A Site for Inquiry and Innovation in Psychoanalysis.

Sossin, K., Cohen, P. & Beebe, B. (2014, February). Death of a father on September 11, 2001: Video-informed consultations with widowed mothers.. P. Cohen, K. M. Sossin, & R. Ruth (Eds.) (Eds.), Healing after loss of a parent in childhood and adolescence Therapeutic interventions and theoretical considerations. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. , pages pp. 301-322.

Cohen, P. P., Sossin, K. & Ruth, R. (2014, February). Healing after loss of a parent in childhood and adolescence Therapeutic interventions and theoretical considerations.. Lanham, MD, USA: Rowman & Littlefield. , pages pp. 341.

Sossin, K., Bromberg, Y. & Haddad, D. (2014, February). Parent loss during childhood and adolescence: A prismatic look at the literature. P. Cohen, K. M. Sossin, & R. Ruth (Eds.) (Eds.), in Healing after loss of a parent in childhood and adolescence Therapeutic interventions and theoretical considerations. Lanham, MD, USA: Rowman & Littlefield. , pages pp. 1-28.

Koch, S. & Sossin, K. (2013, August). Kestenberg Movement Analysis. Body-Language-Communication: An international handbook on multimodality in human interaction. Berlin & Boston, Germany & U.S.: De Gruyter Mouton. http:// Book URL: www.degruyter.com/view/product/186076?format=G

Sossin, K. & Cohen, P. (2012, February). Children's Play in the Wake of Loss and Trauma. Beebe, B., Cohen, P., Sossin, K. M., & Markese, S. (Eds.), Mothers, infants, and young children of September 11th, 2001. .

Beebe, B., Cohen, P., Sossin, K. M. & Markese, S. M. (2012, February). Mothers, infants and young children of September 11, 2001.. Beebe, B., Cohen, P., Sossin, K. M., & Markese, S. (Eds.), corresponds issue of Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 10 (2-3), 2011.. New York, NY, United States: Routlede. , pages pp. 264. http://www.psypress.com/mothers-infants-and-young-children-of-september-11-2001-9780415507790

Sossin, K. (2012, February). Support Group II: An Evolving Approach: Reflections on Group Process in the Early Years. .

PRESENTATIONS


Sharkey, S. M. (2014, June 17). 14th WAIMH World Congress. Emotional availability, parenting behavior perceptions, child temperament and parent personality characteristics in mothers and their 8 to 16 month olds. World Association for Infant Mental Heatlh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sossin, K., Bryl, K., Jessica, S. & Stephen, S. (2014, June 16). 14th WAIMH World Congress. Movement analysis of parent-infant interaction: Windows into meaning-making. World Association for Infant Mental Heatlh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sossin, K. (2014, May 4). “Conversations Pertaining to Therapeutic Implications of Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence: Marking the Publication of Healing after Parent Loss in Childhood and Adolescence” . Psychoanalytic theory and empirical findings regarding child bereavement. Pace University Department of Psychology, NYC, NY

Sossin, K. (2014, April 26). Annual Meeting of Div 39 (APA). Parent-Infant/Toddler Consultations in the Wake of Sudden Parent-Loss Psychoanalytically Informed Close Observation and Video-Feedback.. Parent-Infant/Toddler Consultations in the Wake of Sudden Parent-Loss Psychoanalytically Informed Close Observation and Video-Feedback., New York, NY

Sossin, K. & Charone-Sossin, J. (2013, August 3). APA 2013. Enhancing Work With Parents of Children in Therapy. American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI

Sossin, K., Loman, S. & , . (2012, November 10). Expressive Therapies Summit. Primary Prevention in Groups Utilizing the KMP. NYC

Sossin, K. (2012, September). Association for Early Childhood and Infant Psychology. Parent-Infant Interaction: Affect Sharing, Affect Transmission, Nonverbal Behavior and the Incorporation of Video-Feedback into Parent-Infant Psychotherapy.. NYC

Reale, A., Sossin, K., Beebe, B., Ward, A. & Endres, L. (2012, April). World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress. Maternal facial growing and shrinking patterns relate to maternal self criticism and dependency in a mother-infant microanalysis. Capetown, South Africa

Sossin, K. (2011, November). LIBERATING CREATIVITY THROUGH ANALYSIS & THE ARTS THE NEW SCHOOL. Discussant of “Looking for Me” and “To Move is to Be Alive”:. New York

Sossin, K. (2011, September). Exploratory Workshop: Embodied Mentalizing: The Emergence of The Emotional Embodied Mind. 11 Co-regulated sequential patterns of shape-flow in mother infant interaction: Affect sharing and affect transmission.. European Science Foundation, London, Anna Freud Centre

Sossin, K. (2011, September 11). Symposium: “Managing Collapse: Facilitating the Emergence of Meanings After 9/11". Representing Loss of Fathers: The Project for Mothers, Infants, and Young Children of September 11, 2001. Manhattan Psychological Association, John Jay College, NY

Sossin, K. (2011, August). American Psychological Association Annual Meetings. Repercussions of Loss for Mothers and Children: Looking Through the Lens of the World Trade Center Project [The Project for Mothers, Infants, and Young Children of September 11, 2001]. Washington, D.C.

Stern, A., Niu, W. & Sossin, K. (2011, August). American Psychological Association Annual Meetings. Sibling Relationship Quality, Parent-child Relationship Quality, and their Effects on Adult Romantic Relationships. Washington, D.C.

RESEARCH INTEREST ---


Ongoing research on infant-parent interaction, transmission of stress, autism, nonverbal/movement behavior, early childhood affective development

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

  • holocaustchildren.org/ [Internet]
  • http://www.kestenbergmovementprofile.org/ [Internet]
  • Slate.com [Internet], December 12 2011
    My Little Haggler Episode 9 of Slate's Negotiation Academy on negotiating with children. By Jill Barshay and Seth Stevenson http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/negotiation/2011/12/slate_s_negotiation_academy_episode_9_negotiating_with_kids.html
  • USA Today [Newspaper], August 7 2011
    • After 9/11, USA was more resilient than experts expected. By Sharon Jayson
  • Parents Magazine [Magazine], August 2010
    “How to Decode Your Kid's Body Language.” By Robin Westen. Also reprinted in Parents.com

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Dance/Movement Therapy Association (Associate)
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association of Early Childhood & Infant Psychologists [Former President]
  • Child Development Research [Board of Directors]
  • ContemporaryFreudian Society [Training Analyst/Faculty]
  • International Psychoanalytical Association
  • World Association for Infant Mental Health
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