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The New York State Education Department has approved these courses for contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who attend all sessions, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.


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The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy,
The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and
The Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

Invite you to a Scientific Meeting

WHY IS IT EASIER TO BE MAD THAN TO FEEL SAD?
REGULATION FOCUSED PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR CHILDREN (RFP-C) WITH EXTERNALIZING BEHAVIORS
            
Friday, March 8, 2019
7:30 PM
PRESENTER: Leon Hoffman
, M.D.

The most common reason for referral of children to mental health practitioners is disruptive behaviors. In contrast to the usual treatment for these children, Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) is a short-term psychodynamic approach to working with children (and their parents) with externalizing behaviors. A central aspect of RFP-C is that externalizing behaviors are viewed as expressions of maladaptive emotion regulation or coping mechanisms (that is, defenses) by the child to protect him/her self from painful emotions, such as guilt, shame, hurt, and/or worry. In this treatment approach, the clinician systematically addresses the avoidance mechanisms with the child and talks with the child about how the disruptive behavior helps him/her avoid painful emotions. Parents are helped to understand the factors that provoke the child’s disruptions. The applicability of this approach to longer term treatments will be discussed.

 Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to: 1) Recognize that externalizing behaviors serve as defenses against painful affects, 2) describe the similarities between the concept "defenses" and the neuroscientific concept "Implicit emotional regulation," and 3) recognize the value of addressing a child's defenses in the clinical situation (short-term or long-term treatment).

 Leon Hoffman, M.D. Psychiatrist and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Training and Supervising Analyst in adult, child, & adolescent analysis, Co-Director, Pacella Research Center at New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Faculty: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Chief Psychiatrist: West End Day School, NYC. Over the last 15-20 years, Dr. Hoffman has become very active in the systematic empirical study of basic psychological constructs as well as the systematic empirical study of psychological treatments, especially with children. The development of the Manual for Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children with Externalizing Behaviors (RFP-C): A Psychodynamic Approach, co-authored with Timothy Rice and Tracy Prout, and published by Routledge in 2016, presents, in a systematic fashion, his long clinical experience approaching children and their families with difficult problems. A clinical trial using the manual has been underway at Yeshiva University’s School-Clinical Child Psychology Program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, with Tracy Prout as Principal Investigator.

 The New York State Education Department has approved this meeting for 2 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed to those who sign the attendance sheet at the end of the meeting, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.

No registration or fee required.  Refreshments served following the presentation.

 LOCATION OF MEETING:

Reidy Hall of Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue  (between 79th & 80th Streets)
New York, NY
10075

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OPEN HOUSE LUNCHEON & CLINICAL PRESENTATION
FOR THOSE CONSIDERING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: WHOSE CRIME? WHOSE PUNISHMENT?
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019      4:00 PM –5:30 PM
PRESENTER: LAUREN SKIBA ROSENSTOCK, LCSW

Material from a weekly psychotherapy case of a young woman will illustrate how unconscious guilt for intolerable feelings of destructive aggression are expressed in an all-consuming fear of contracting a dangerous illness. The presentation will demonstrate how these dynamics contribute to the patient’s difficulties in separating from her parents as well as her struggles in peer and romantic relationships.  How these dynamics come alive in the transference and countertransference with punishing feelings that threaten the treatment will be demonstrated as well as the crucial need to sit with and tolerate the patient's aggression.  The challenges of containing this level of aggression within our patients and its impact upon therapists will be explored. 

 Learning Objectives: 
Participants will be able to recognize:

1.  How problematic relationships with caregivers in childhood can lead to the development of aggression, guilt and the need for punishment. 

2. How these problems manifest in adulthood and the challenges the patient has in maintaining healthy adult relationships. 

3. The challenges of working with patients who have experienced this level of relational trauma. 

PRESENTER:  Lauren Skiba Rosenstock, LCSW, Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Current Candidate: Contemporary Freudian Society.

LOCATION:  160 West 86th Street (outside entrance, between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues)

RSVP:  Space is limited.  There is no fee but you must reserve in advance.  For reservations: please contact Ivy Vale, Registrar, at (212) 496-2858 or email info@mitpp.org.

Training opportunities, including flexible scheduling and financial options to fit individual needs, will be described following the presentation.  Refreshments will be served.

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The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Invites you to a Workshop

THE BUDDHIST WHEEL OF LIFE AND DEATH AND PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PRESENTER: PAUL C. COOPER, MS, LP

The Wheel of Life & Death functions as a pictorial representation of cyclic existence or “samsara.” It is comprised of a series of concentric circles that detail how the mind is structured and functions. It serves as a template for mapping out and understanding internal mental processes, the range of emotional and psychological states that contribute to our sense of identity and their behavioral manifestations that can contribute to identifying both internal and relational dynamics, which can expand our awareness and choices that in turn can contribute to healthy and constructive responses to self and others. This four-hour didactic and experiential workshop will examine the elements and dimensions of the wheel in relation to psychoanalytic concepts and practices with an eye toward personal growth and the therapeutic process and will include applications to clinical and meditation practice.

Learning objectives:
Participants will: 1) Develop enhanced psychoanalytic listening skills through the use and practice of insight oriented meditation, 2) become familiar with the Psychology of the Buddhist Wheel of Life & Death as it relates to psychotherapeutic technique, and 3) understand how the Buddhist notion of 12 links of dependent-arising relate to psychoanalytic theory and technique.

Paul C. Cooper, MS, LP NYS Licensed Psychoanalyst, Ordained Soto Zen Priest & Transmitted Teacher, Co-Founder, Director, Teacher: Two Rivers Zen Community, Narrowsburg, NY. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training In Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program; Contemplative Studies Project, NY. Director: Realizational Practice Study Group, NY. Board of Directors, Chair: Spirituality and the Psyche Committee for The International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education; Co-founder, Director and Guiding Teacher at the Zen & Psychoanalysis Realizational Practice Study Group in NYC. Former Dean of Training at National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis; Faculty, Training Analyst, Supervisor and Senior Member: NPAP, IEA. He has written numerous award-winning poems and articles. His books include: Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action: Two Arrows Meeting (2018: Routledge), The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter (2010, Routledge), Into the Mountain Stream: Psychotherapy and Buddhist Experience (Ed.: 2007: Jason Aronson) and Solitary Moon (2017: Three Stones Press).

LOCATION: 145 East 35th Street, #5FE, (between Lexington & 3rd Avenues)
FEE: $100

FEE FOR ONLINE ATTENDANCE: $50 (on ZoomUs)

The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 4 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who attend on site, sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15.  There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.

 SPACE FOR THE WORKSHOP IS LIMITED. 

 REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS April 25, 2019. On-site registration fee applies after that date.

PLEASE USE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW

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The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy,
The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and
The Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

Invite you to a Clinical Workshop

THE IMPACT OF A CHILD ON THE COUPLE
SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Breakfast at 9:30 AM
PRESENTER: VIVIAN ESKIN, Ph.D.

Pregnancy and childbirth alter a couple relationship facilitating change and transition to negotiate a new identity and emotional experience. While both partners in a couple give birth to the new identity of parenthood, the couple space changes as does the re-negotiating of emotional experience. While most parents wish to provide an optimal environment for their child unfortunately, difficulties arise.
This workshop will cover the impact of couple psychotherapy following childbirth. Clinical vignettes highlighting themes of sexual disturbances, infidelity, feelings of exclusion, idealization, envy, abandonment, and unresolved mourning will be explored and discussed.

Learning objectives:
Participants will be able to: 1) Explore and discuss couple psychoanalytic ideas related to narcissism and renegotiating the couple space after the birth of a child, 2) Discuss psychic development and the couple, 3) Identify different psychoanalytic modalities and how they can be helpful in working with this vulnerable population.

Vivian Eskin, Ph.D. Training & Supervisory Psychoanalyst, New York Freudian Society, Graduate of NYFS/IPTAR Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program, Qualifying Diploma in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Tavistock Relationships, London, UK. Faculty: The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program, and The Contemporary Freudian Society, Adult Psychoanalytic Program. Owner of CPCPNYC, a couple psychoanalytic continuing education program.

 LOCATION: The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
1090 St. Nicholas Avenue
(located on West 165th Street
between St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenues, downstairs
level next to Church Santa Rosa de Lima)

FEE: $50 includes refreshments (no fee to MCMH staff)
$30 Student Fee (includes refreshments), with proof of student status
On site registration: $60 or $40 (students with proof of student status)
No fee to MCMH Staff members.

 The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 3 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs and LPs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop, complete an evaluation and pay an administrative fee of $15.  There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.

SPACE FOR THE WORKSHOP IS LIMITED. 

REGISTRATION IS ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

 REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS May 9, 2019. On-site registration fee applies after that date.



PAYMENT OPTIONS

  •  Check or Money Order – payable to MITPP.

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Joyce A. Lerner, L.C.S.W., Director
MITPP
160 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10024

Payment may also be dropped off in a sealed envelope and placed in the Joyce Lerner/MITPP mailbox at 160 West 86th Street. Please be sure to write For MITPP on the outside envelope.

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