The New York State Education Department has approved these in-person 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 a processing fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.
OPEN HOUSE & CLINICAL PRESENTATION
FOR THOSE CONSIDERING POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
THE TREATMENT OF A YOUNG WOMAN: TRAUMA AND ANXIETY EXACERBATED BY CULTURAL COMPONENTS
TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019
4:00 PM –5:30 PM
PRESENTER: MARGARET FREEDMAN, LCSW
A young Chinese woman presented with anxiety and depression exacerbated by her birth in China during the period of One Child Rule and infanticide. The influence of trauma and cultural devaluation since birth affected her ability to communicate verbally, which led to stuttering. The presenter will discuss how the patient manages her anxiety through a manoeuvre of self-protection. By creating an environment that gives her the feeling of being up against a wall, she lives in a safe space despite the limitations it incurs. The patient’s artistic accomplishments are experienced through a sense of emptiness and loss. Her rage and childhood trauma are expressed in a lack of behavioral boundaries also demonstrated by her need to escape by daydreaming which began early in life.
Participants will be able to:1) become more aware of the impact of culture on psychopathology, 2) become more aware of the consequences of trauma, and 3) recognize the effect of cultural differences on the transference/countertransference matric.
PRESENTER: Margaret Freedman, LCSW, Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Staff Therapist: Metropolitan Center for Mental Health.
160 West 86th Street (outside entrance, between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues)
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Training opportunities, including flexible scheduling and financial options to fit individual needs, will be described following the presentation. Refreshments will be served.
MITPP candidates are eligible to receive social work contact hours for continuing education in MITPP courses.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2019 semester.
2019 SUMMER INSTITUTE
MINI-COURSES AND WORKSHOPS IN JUNE AND JULY
The New York State Education Department has approved these workshops and 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 a processing fee of $15. There is no charge for those affiliated with MITPP, MCMH or MSPP.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA: CLINICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE
Instructor: Linda Jaffe Caplan, Ph.D. -
THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT
This 4-week case seminar will explore Psychological Trauma, clinical theory and practice from a psychodynamic perspective. Special areas of exploration will focus on the effects of cumulative trauma, early onset trauma, PTSD and intergenerational transmission of trauma. While relevant readings will be assigned (historical and contemporary), the focus of each class will be on the clinical treatment of patients. Participants will be encouraged to bring into class on-going clinical material. The discussion and integration of case material (participants and instructor's) will be paramount. Participants will become more familiar with basic tenets of trauma from a psychoanalytic perspective and their applications to clinical work with seminal writings in psychoanalysis on trauma as well as more contemporary contributions, and will gain greater facility working with patients who present with trauma, from a psychoanalytic framework.
LINDA JAFFE CAPLAN, Ph.D. Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, New York University Postdoctoral Program. Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, IPTAR. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Faculty: IPTAR, Respecialization Program. Clinical Adjunct Supervisor: Derner Institute, Adelphi University. Clinical Adjuncst Supervisor: Pace University School of Professional Psychology
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 19, 26, July 10 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
155 West 71st Street, #1D (between Broadway & Columbus Avenues)
6 Contact Hours
IN THE BEGINNING - WHAT WE LISTEN FOR IN THE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Instructor: Hadassah Ramin, LCSW
THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT
The initial consultation is the stage on which the patient presents us with the cast of his/her internal object world. With the help of clinical vignettes the instructor will demonstrate how she listens to decipher deeper symbolic meaning hidden in the manifest content. She will also demonstrate how such deeper understanding facilitates the therapist’s capacity to formulate interventions that will be accessible and useful to the patient. Clinical material with theoretical background will be provided and participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own clinical vignettes for discussion. Participants will: understand the difference between hearing and listening; be sensitized to the value of non verbal communication, and learn the value of reliance on counter-transference as a tool to deepen the therapist’s understanding of the patient’s relationship with his/her internal objects.
HADASSAH RAMIN, LCSW Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Freudian Society. Faculty and Supervisor, Metropolitan Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Faculty, Supervisor and Training Analyst: Contemporary Freudian Society. Training and Supervising Analyst (Fellow): The Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
675 West End Avenue, #1A (between 92nd & 93rd Streets)
2 Contact Hours
SHOPPING ADDICTIONS: BEYOND THE PRIMAL
Instructor: Ricardo Rieppi, Ph.D.
THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT
Money is among the most emotionally charged subjects in contemporary life and in the psychoanalytic consultation room, with multiple meanings that are suffused with conscious and unconscious associations to power, security, self-worth, and love. These unconscious meanings in turn affect unconscious motivations that clash with our conscious striving and subsequently create problematic money symptoms, such as compulsive shopping, which can be seen as attempts to amend a missed or derailed developmental need. A comprehensive and extensive exploration of how patients regard and handle money can help us reveal, understand, and resolve our patients’ most powerfully influential attitudes, beliefs, and feelings, as well as provide us with an opportunity to explore deeper issues of developmental arrest and psychic conflict. We will discuss the historical and contemporary psychoanalytic perspectives on money and its use, with a primary focus on central themes that underlie our clinical understanding and treatment of compulsive shopping. Participants will review psychoanalytic conceptions of money, examine the meaning, clinical process, and psychoanalytic treatment of compulsive shopping, and explore clinical material that illustrates issues related to the treatment of compulsive shopping.
RICARDO RIEPPI, Ph.D. Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, New York University Postdoctoral Program. Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Chair: Candidate Outreach Committee, Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. Advisory Board Member: The Candidate Journal. Steering Committee Member: Psychotherapy Action Network. Member: Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association, Psychoanalytic Society of the New York University Postdoctoral Program, New York State Psychological Association, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
PSYCHOANALYTICALLY INFORMED WORK WITH CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS: DEVELOPING THE CAPACITY TO LISTEN TO THE LANGUAGE OF SOMA AND PSYCHE
Instructor: Michele Cohen, LCSW, FIPA
Chronic pain is an increasingly complicated public health concern, particularly in light of today’s opiate crisis. Patients who suffer from physical pain conditions experience isolation, despair, helplessness, hopelessness and frustration, but often have difficulty putting their feelings into words. Most do not seek out therapy as a means of understanding themselves, preferring magical solutions to rid themselves of pain. For this reason, people suffering from chronic pain can often be difficult to engage in treatment. This workshop will explore techniques associated with reaching out to an underserved group of patients. We will approach this population from the vantage of psychoanalysis, time-limited psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and support groups. Participants will be introduced to challenges unique to chronic pain patients, gain an understanding of defenses and resistances presented by chronic pain patients, and gain an understanding of transference, countertransference, projective identification and enactment in the context of working with chronic pain patients.
MICHELE COHEN, LCSW, FIPA. Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Freudian Society, Faculty and Supervisor, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Faculty and Supervisor, Contemporary Freudian Society, Psychotherapy Program. Training and Supervising Analyst, Contemporary Freudian Society. Member, Contemporary Freudian Society, American Psychoanalytic Association, International Psychoanalytic Association, NASW.
TUESDAY, June 18, 25, July 2, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
275 Central Park West, #1F (between 87th & 88th Streets)
4.5 Contact Hours
THE ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF DEPRESSED ADOLESCENTS
Instructor: William Salton, Ph.D.
THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT
This workshop reviews the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent depression. We will first review the diagnostic criteria and differentiate adolescent depression from adult depression and also from the “normal” difficulties of adolescence. We will then discuss how to assess depression in adolescence and how it may be disguised, along with the consideration of how to assess suicidal potential. Finally, we will examine the various etiologies of adolescent depression from a number of theoretical viewpoints (such as psychodynamic, family-systems, and cognitive) in order to present different treatment strategies. Participants will learn the phenomenology of adolescent depression, and particularly how it differs from depression in adults, learn how to formulate adolescent depression from different schools of thought including psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral, and learn how to integrate treatment methods for adolescent depression. Clinical case examples as well as characters from literature, film, and music will be used to enhance this presentation.
WILLIAM SALTON, Ph.D. Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents from New York University Medical Center Psychoanalytic Institute. Certificate in Family Forensics, Washington Square Institute. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescent Program. Former Director: Families and Individuals in Recovery (F.A.I.R.) Program, Metropolitan Center for Mental Health. Adjunct Associate Professor: Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. Faculty: New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training for Infants, Children, and Adolescents.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1225 Park Avenue, #1A (between 95th & 96th Streets)
3 Contact Hours
CHILD & ADOLESCENT THERAPY: WORKING WITH OUR PATIENTS’ PARENTS
Instructor: Alexandra Cattaruzza, MS, LP, FIPA
Talking to parents used to be regarded as contrary to analytic technique, sending parents off to their own treatments when their psychopathology or behavior was seen as interfering with the progress of the child. Nowadays we can’t imagine conducting a treatment without the participation of the parent or parents; however, the degree of their involvement varies in accordance to the nature of a child’s difficulties, his or her age and stage of development, and treatment goals. In this workshop we will discuss the history and theoretical foundations of parent work and the appropriateness and suitability for it according to the child’s difficulties. Case material will be presented and participants are encouraged to bring their own material to discuss and process. Students will learn about the history and theoretical foundations of parent work, different types of interventions with parents and the differences in technique according to the stage of development and age of the patient.
ALEXANDRA CATTARUZZA, MS, LP, FIPA Certificate in Clinical Training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Certificate in Adult Psychoanalysis, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Certificate in Parent-Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Contemporary Freudian Society & Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Certificate in Creative Arts Therapies, New School University. Diploma in Child Psychological Assessment, Universidad El Bosque. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult and Child and Adolescent Programs; Harlem Family Institute; Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1133 Broadway, #1120 (between 25th & 26th Streets)
3 Contact Hours
WHAT CLINICIANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEGAL LIABILITY
Instructor: Jonathan D. Rubin, J.D.
This presentation will provide an overview of the many malpractice litigation risks faced by psychiatrists, psychologists, psychoanalysts/therapists and social workers in New York State. He will also discuss some of the tools and protections available to mental healthcare providers to help reduce the risk of litigation and to mitigate liability. This workshop will provide an overview of malpractice claims against mental health providers, highlight common risks in the practice, and outline means to protect providers and their practice. Topics will include record keeping, confidentiality and privilege, the duty to protect third parties from a dangerous patient, terminating treatment of a patient, informed consent, and improper relationships with a client. This workshop is designed to help attendees understand the different kinds of malpractice litigation risks to mental health providers, what some of the most important best practices for avoiding liability are, and the tools and protections available to help reduce the risk of litigation.
JONATHAN D. RUBIN, J.D. Senior Partner: Kaufman, Borgeest & Ryan LLP. Practice areas include Medical Malpractice Defense, Long Term Care and Nursing Home Defense, Health Care, Products Liability Defense and General Liability Defense Litigation. He represents hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and health care professionals in civil litigation matters in state and federal courts, and has presented on topics including the litigation of complex medical malpractice matters and risk management issues for health professionals. His expertise is in the defense of mental health providers and he has lectured extensively, including ASHRM lectures focused on “Managing Psychiatric Patients in Acute Care Settings,” lectures for NYS Chapter of the American Psychology Association, NASW and other psychoanalytic and psychotherapy organizations.
MONDAY, JULY 8, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
120 Broadway (between Pine & Cedar Streets)
3 Contact Hours
TOO MUCH PAIN: WORKING WITH TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN
Instructor: Jill Bellinson, Ph.D.
Even for seasoned child therapists, children who’ve experienced significant early trauma present a challenge. They don’t play as freely as less impacted children — they may not be able to play at all. They respond dramatically to attention, limits, and separation, and they may be triggered inexplicably by almost anything that happens in the session. As caring therapists, we want to protect them from distress while we know we need to allow them to express their pain. This workshop will present the conundrum that arises in working with severely traumatized children — how to recognize it, how to understand it, and how to work with it. After a general introduction to concepts of early trauma and its effects on young children, it will examine case examples of children in treatment, both the instructor’s and the participants. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify three signs of early trauma that appear in the play of young children, modify their therapeutic stance so that children bring their distress to their therapists rather than hide it and describe interventions that are supportive of trauma survivors’ psychological healing. Note: this workshop is limited to those who are currently working with children in ongoing play therapy and who have active clinical examples to bring to the group.
JILL BELLINSON, Ph.D. Certificate in Psychoanalysis, William Alanson White Institute. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescent Program; William Alanson White Institute; Adelphi University. Supervisor: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs of CUNY, Columbia University and Yeshiva. Author: Children’s Use of Board Games in Psychotherapy & papers on psychodynamic treatment of children and adults.
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
170 West End Avenue, #1K (between 68th & 69th Streets)
3 Contact Hours
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PRIVATE PRACTICE: A DISCUSSION FOR THOSE CONSIDERING GOING (OR ABOUT TO GO) INTO THEIR OWN PRACTICE
Instructors: Alison Hickman, LCSW, & Sweta Kansagra, LCSW
The focus will be helping to pave the way for those starting out in private practice and will include: Assessing needs for office space and finding an office, practical matters concerning licensing and managing your records (clinical and financial), determining whether or not to participate on managed care panels, how to fill out insurance forms and submit to insurance companies for payment, practical information about insurance (what is a deductible, coinsurance vs. copay, etc.), issues in fee setting, advertising, marketing, developing a referral network, HIPAA (Privacy Law) requirements, licensing restrictions, and developing collegial and supervisory supports. The clinical dimensions that arise around these issues will also be raised (frequency of sessions, payments for missed appointments, telephone sessions, and other such matters). Clinical dimensions that arise around the issues of opening your private practice will be discussed. Participants will learn how to go from passing your LCSW exam to opening the door to your private practice and how to fill out insurance forms and other useful information about the ins and outs of taking insurance.
ALISON HICKMAN, LCSW Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Faculty: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Board Member: Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists.
SWETA KANSAGRA, LCSW Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Member: Metropolitan Society of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists.
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
116 WEST 23rd Street, 5th Floor, Conference Room #1 (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
3 Contact Hours
The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
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THE BUDDHIST WHEEL OF LIFE AND DEATH AND PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
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 two-hour on-line 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 practice.
Participants will: 1) Become familiar with the Psychology of the Buddhist Wheel of Life & Death as it relates to psychotherapeutic technique, 2) Identify and use "The Six Realms in relation to understanding character types and behavior; 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).
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A CLINICAL WORKSHOP/CONVERSATION ON RACE AND CULTURE:
ENGAGING WITH DIFFERENCE IN TREATMENT
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Breakfast at 9:30 AM
PRESENTER: DEBRA GILL, LCSW
When the therapist’s racial and/or cultural worlds are overtly different from the patient’s, barriers to trust need to be recognized and addressed. Enactments around difference, when understood, have the potential to facilitate analytic engagement. In this workshop, we will consider how our own conscious and unconscious attitudes about “difference” are thought about and how we prepare ourselves to both receive projections and recognize how the unconscious locates opportunity for the repetition of unresolved trauma in the transference. In this workshop, we will discuss treatments that have the added dimension of racial and/or cultural difference in the analytic relationship. Relying on both contemporary psychoanalytic literature and clinical experience, we will think about how the traumatic impact of racism, in particular, is brought into the analytic dyad. While misunderstandings and disillusionment emerge, we have the opportunity to widen the intersubjective field which allows for mourning, creativity and growth. Participants are encouraged to discuss their own experiences and clinical work.
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify the ways in which conscious and unconscious attitudes towards racial and cultural difference enter treatment.
2. Recognize and discuss how unconscious trauma is repeated in the transference.
3. Discuss techniques to recognize and work through enactments with the goal of deepening the analytic process.
PRESENTER: Debra Gill, LCSW Certificate in Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society. Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Faculty and Supervisor: Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Adult Program. Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst: Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society. Fellow: International Psychoanalytical Association. Member: Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies; American Psychoanalytic Association.
The Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
1090 St. Nicholas Avenue (located on West 165th Street between St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Avenues, downstai level next to Church Santa Rosa de Lima)
$65 includes refreshments (no fee to MCMH staff)
$30 Student Fee (includes refreshments), with proof of student status
On site registration: $75 or $40 (students with proof of student status)
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 and complete an evaluation.
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