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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

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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