Alan Sroufe, professor emeritus at the Institute of Child Development, will be presenting a series of three talks on The Nature of Development at the Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. These presentations are intended to detail the contributions that Developmental Science has made and is making to clinical understanding and practice. The first public talk, The Nature of Development: Implications for Clinical Practice will take place on Sunday, November 3 at 9:00 am to noon at McNeely Hall, Rm 100, University of St. Thomas. The event is open to the public and at-the-door registration begins at 8:00 am. Sroufe will present two more talks in this series, The Developmental Construction of the Self on December 7 and Psychopathology as an Outcome of Development on February 15, 2014. The events are co-sponsored by CEED.