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Becoming a "Good-Enough" Mother: From Pregnancy to Birth to Healthy Attachment

ID: 5278

This workshop is about the journey of motherhood, particularly the key areas of pregnancy, postpartum issues, and attachment. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of what mental health issues can surface for a woman during and after pregnancy. Participants will explore the projections and fantasies that can arise for women during pregnancy, as well as the transference issues that can surface if the therapist herself is pregnant. The symptoms and treatment of postpartum mood disorders will be discussed at length. Finally, D. W. Winnicott's concept of the "good-enough" mother will be explored in its connection to a healthy attachment from mother to baby. Case examples and interventions will be explored, and extensive resources, reading lists, and current research articles will be provided. The workshop will be a combination of lecture and group process. Participants are free to bring case examples.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Jessica Flint, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Clinical Work with LGBTQ Youth

ID: 5230

LGBT youth have higher rates of mental health issues, substance abuse issues, involvement in the child welfare & criminal justice system and represent half of the homeless unaccompanied youth population in some cities. This workshop utilizes a framework of Minority Stress Theory and Attachment-Based Family Therapy and will discuss incorporating this framework into clinical practice. Participants will begin to understand the origins of negative outcomes, preventative strategies, suicide prevention, LGBT terminology, and provide local and national resources. We will discuss real case examples but please bring your own. This workshop will be highly interactive through case example small group & large group discussions, lecture, multimedia, and a quiz to test your knowledge.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Co-Occurring Disorders: Going Beyond the Boundaries of Diagnosis

ID: 5224

We used to call individuals with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders a "special" population, but over the years we have become aware that the prevalence is so great that they are our population. This workshop is designed for helping professionals who may need hope, understanding and methods for dealing with the most difficult of behaviors. An overview of the development of disorders, the interrelationship of mental illness and substance use, levels of severity, and how to sort through symptoms of each disorder will be explored. We will explore how attention to diagnosis, rather than attention to the total person can complicate engagement and treatment. This workshop will provide underlying principles for assessment, diagnosis, treatment and recovery support that can be provided in any agency in any system.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Kathryn Bedard, MA, LCADC, NCADC
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Dealing With Angry Students and Tantrums Effectively

ID: 5061

It seems each year we are faced in dealing with more and more students who are getting angrier and angrier. Why are our students angry? How do we deal with students when they are annoyed, frustrated or otherwise irritated? What works and what does not? In this informative workshop we will attempt to briefly look at the context that seems to foster these students. Then, and most importantly, we will look at practical and simple tools that can be used immediately to decrease the incidents of tantrums and angry behaviors within the school, mental health and home setting. The goal of this workshop will be to supplement your existing tools with others you can quickly implement when working with these students during their most challenging states.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Eating Disorders and Childhood Abuse: Connecting the Dots!

ID: 5207

Remarkable research findings reveal that a majority of adult women with serious eating problems (EP) have a history of childhood abuse. Perhaps more surprising is that the abuse is primarily emotional, rather than sexual or physical (i.e. behavioral). Despite childhood emotional abuse (CEA) being most clearly associated with eating pathology later in life, professional attention tends to focus mainly on behavioral abuse. This workshop shifts the focus to highlight CEA and its role, along with psychological factors, in the development and maintenance of EP in adulthood. Participants will be able to connect the dots between various forms of childhood abuse and current eating problems. There also is an opportunity to examine innovative approaches for addressing the CEA-EP relationship, including the often neglected role of self-criticism and unresolved anger.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Eating Disorders and Recovery: Highlighting Spiritual Practices

ID: 5233

Women with disordered eating behaviors (DEB) often describe their (mis)use of food as a way of providing comfort, filling a void or a healing “hole in the soul”. Emerging treatment strategies are focusing on spiritual growth. What do we mean by spiritual growth, why is it essential to recovery, and how can we help our clients grow spiritually? This workshop introduces a “healing circle”, a safe and nurturing environment in which we examine (a) the meanings of recovery and (b) the role of spiritual practices�"often neglected, but potentially powerful treatment resources. Sustainable recovery depends on spiritual practices which contribute to healing the “hole in the soul”. Ample opportunity is provided for participants to learn about and experience emerging spiritual practices while deepening an appreciation for how these practices nurture and contribute to on-going recovery.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Eating Disorders: Highlights and Relevant Clinical Issues

ID: 5206

In contrast to traditional treatment that views eating disorders as the problem, an atypical approach is taken in this workshop. Specifically, eating disorder (ED) and disordered eating behaviors (DEB) often begin as (misguided) attempts to handle or in some cases survive overwhelming emotional situations, including childhood abuse and trauma. As you might suspect, this perspective requires not only a shift in understanding, but also innovative and more relevant treatment strategies. Emerging research is presented together with recent findings about the significant roles of self-criticism and unresolved anger. Assessment tools are provided along with untraditional treatment strategies that clinicians may find especially relevant for adult female clients.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling

ID: 5598

This interactive workshop focuses on the major elements of legal and ethical issues for those clinicians working in the substance abuse field. It is important to know that the legal/ethical standards for working with substance abusing clients were updated in October, 2009. This workshop covers those changes and more. Legal areas include scope of clinical and supervisory practice, malpractice, duty to warn, informed consent, confidentiality, the impaired professional and the ADA. Ethical areas covered include workplace harassment, dual relationships, and an overview of the division of consumer affairs LCADC/CADC ethical standards. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Ethical

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, NJ
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Evolutionary Psychology in Clinical Practice

ID: 5284

This workshop presents Interpersonal Stance Theory (IST), developed at the Integrative Therapy Institute of New Jersey. It covers basic concepts in evolutionary psychology, including modules and critical periods, and how Interpersonal Stances are determined by evolution. It explains how Stances become features of personality, and the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that accompany them. Participants learn to use IST in treatment using case vignettes, and to educate patients about their own stance patterns and those of others to improve their functioning and relationships. Please go to integrativetherapyinstitute-nj.com if interested to more about IST and CIP.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Deborah McKinley, LPC
Tom Hollenbach, PhD
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss

ID: 5275

One in three children is grieving a loss due to death, divorce, abandonment, foster care, illness, incarceration, or deportation, leaving them at higher risk for suicide, substance abuse, and aggressive behavior. Learning how to support grieving children enables them to live emotionally healthy, meaningful and productive lives. This workshop provides an understanding of the impact of loss on children and youth. Attendees will learn the definitions and interrelatedness of loss, grief and mourning. The dominant culture encourages children to win and succeed, but doesn’t teach them how to lose. This essential life skill is learned when social workers and other professionals provide support to grieving children. While this workshop will focus primarily on how to help children cope with loss due to death, these concepts are transferable to all types of loss

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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How Do You Work with Kids Anyway?

ID: 5078

Working with children and adolescents can be overwhelming to many clinicians. This workshop will provide participants with a useful theoretical framework for working with children and adolescents by learning the techniques of doubling and sociometry. The workshop will include various action methods to aid the therapist in warming up the inner child; a basic understanding of how action techniques and their relationship to spontaneity and creativity when working with children.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Lisa Hillman, LCSW, CP
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Incarceration and the Impact/Effect on Children and Adolescents

ID: 5218

Parental incarceration is a complex and daunting experience for anyone, including mental health providers. This workshop will help participants identify the effects of parental incarceration at different developmental stages, key aspects that influence the childs understanding of the experience, and understand the impact of loss and trauma of this experience. This workshop does not specifically discuss therapeutic modalities but is geared towards helping mental health providers feel more comfortable working with children and families affected by parental incarceration.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Sarah Kautz, LCSW
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Working with Trans Youth

ID: 5254

What if we are going on an overnight field trip? Questions like this arise regarding the obligations for school districts, residential, inpatient facilities, employers when working with Trans Individuals. This engaging workshop will present the essential Trans friendly terminology, ethical dilemmas, Trans related legal history, employment & federal requirements and implementation for your specific setting. Videos, small group discussions, a quiz, and other interactive methods will be used to entertain you while you learn. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural, Ethical

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Mini-Certificate in Complex Trauma

ID: 8886

Drawing upon the most current conceptualizations of complex trauma, this four-day workshop will provide in-depth training in working with issues of complex trauma with older adolescents, adults and older adults. The workshop is designed for both clinicians new to working with complex trauma-spectrum problems, as well as for more experienced clinicians in various clinical settings. Clinicians will learn the essential principles of a phase-oriented, relational approach. Utilizing a resilience based, attachment-focused framework, clinicians will experience how to provide the necessary conditions for safely assisting clients in healing from complex traumatic disorders. In order to foster the kind of depth-oriented learning required to address the topic, the workshop is designed as a "closed cohort" model, i.e., the same group of particpants will be enrolled for the four day sequence, working closely in small groups for maximum participation.

Week One: Current Conceptualizations and Biopsychosocial Assessment of Complex Trauma This module provides an introduction to the series, as well as a theoretical foundation for the intervention approach. The developmental etiology and neurobiological consequences of complex trauma will be reviewed through the lens of current research on attachment. Potential psychological and physical consequences of untreated complex trauma across the lifespan will be discussed. Clinical assessment of complex trauma will be reviewed, through the use of case vignettes and videotapes, highlighting managing the clinical interview, engaging the client, and setting the stage for treatment. Risk/vulnerability and resilience profiles will be presented so participants can understand the range of complexity inherent in treating complex trauma.

Week Two: Differential Diagnosis and Ethical Issues Encountered in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Phase-Oriented Treatment Model The morning module focuses on diagnostic dilemmas that clinicians face in accurately assessing complex trauma, as well as the ethical issues that are commonly encountered in working with individuals suffering from this type of distress. Identifying commonly misdiagnosed "presentations" of complex trauma, avoiding clinical pitfalls that can lead to ethical dilemmas, and adopting a process and outcome-focused treatment response model are presented as essential prerequisites to working with these issues. Case vignettes and small group exercises will provide experiential learning opportunities. The afternoon module presents an overview of the phase-oriented, relational approach (Courtois and Ford, 2013) that provides clinical guidelines for maintaining safety, providing structure, responding to particular reactions and issues, and managing the clinical disruptions that are inherent in the treatment of these trauma-spectrum problems.

Week Three: Implementation of the Phase-Oriented Treatment of Complex Trauma The focus of this module will be on matching client needs to treatment sequences and interventions. The morning session will focus on applying the phase-oriented relational approach to trauma-spectrum problems through the use of case vignettes, videotapes and small group practice exercises. The afternoon session will review evidence-based treatment models, such as cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy and narrative exposure therapy as examples of clinical approaches that can be integrated within the phase- oriented model. Continued practice exercises in small groups of three will focus on applying essential skills to case vignettes. Time permitting, case consultation and discussion will be provided at the end of this module.

Week Four: Building a Complex Trauma Model: Essential Practice Principles This module further develops and deepens the competencies acquired through previous modules, focusing on integrating and applying best practice approaches to working with complex trauma across a variety of settings and populations. Drawing upon the experience of the prominent clinicians and scholars in the field, application of a complex trauma model is reviewed and discussed, with continued practice of specific clinical situations, such as working with the dissociative client, addressing safety needs in real world contexts of domestic violence, and providing culturally responsive approaches to traumatic grief. This module concludes with an experiential segment on self-care for clinicians, and developing communities of practice to sustain trauma workers in the field.

Week Five: The morning section will focus on self-care for clinicians, and why it is an ethical imperative for clinicians who work with trauma to focus on their own wellness. Didactic and experiential exercises will be integrated throughout the morning session. The morning will conclude with a discussion of building "communities of practice" that can sustain the vitality of this important work through providing support and guidance for clinicians. The afternoon section will examine the latest research on resilience - its role and its limitations - in attachment-focused complex trauma interventions. This module further develops and deepens the competencies acquired through previous modules as well, focusing on integrating and applying best practice approaches to working with complex trauma across a variety of settings and populations. Drawing upon the experience of prominent clinicians and scholars in the field, specific issues are examined in the "real world" application of a complex trauma model, such as culturally informed/culturally responsive trauma treatment, working with dissociative clients, and addressing safety needs in the contexts of domestic violence.

Fee: $750.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 25.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Monica Indart
Date: January 15, 2019 / January 22, 2019 / January 29, 2019 / February 5, 2019 / February 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Outside the Classroom: Treating Adolescents

ID: 5279

This workshop draws from the experience of the presenter as a NYC public middle school teacher in Brooklyn, as well as his training and experience as a social worker and therapist, to explore the unique stresses that face today’s youth. Covering topics of online bullying, social media addiction, gender dysphoria, complications of autism, and the traditional stresses of childhood, this workshop will help clinicians to work with adolescents in a variety of settings. This workshop will help clinicians to: 1) Discover the gap between academics and mental health in schools, 2) Recognize the unique challenges that adolescents face, 3) Identify the neurological changes an adolescent brain undergoes, and 4) Integrate effective techniques for working with this traditionally resistant population. $129

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ
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Positive Parenting

ID: 5772

Positive parenting is an approach focused on bringing out the best in kids by focusing on their potential, strengths, and inherent abilities. In many human service settings parenting education is a key element of the services provided. Whether parents are involved in school-related activities, post-divorce mediation, the child welfare system, mental health services, or self-enrichment programs, parenting education touches the lives and future welfare of thousands of children and their families. By raising children using Positive Psychology, we can better provide children with a more optimistic and resilient outlook. This Positive Parenting workshop will focus on establishing nurturing environments, being a role model, and ways to utilize strengths and abilities as a way to create happy and meaningful lives. It's important to remember that happy parents result in happy children.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Positive Psychology for Clinical Practice

ID: 5085

This workshop will explore the rapidly growing and exciting field of Positive Psychology. In the past we have focused on what is wrong and not working in our lives. Positive Psychology is the scientific study of well-being and optimal functioning. It is a strengths-based approach to mental health which uses coaching as a process. This practical science can be applied to help people increase their well-being, build resiliency, learn their strengths and enhance their overall life satisfaction. Positive Psychology interventions can help clients alleviate and prevent mild to moderate depression and help people bounce back from adversity and feel happier. Teaching happiness skills to clients will improve their physical and emotional health. Our own personal happiness is a vital key to how effective we are as clinicians and health care practitioners. We know that happiness is also one of the most effective health interventions. Clinicians and healthcare practitioners will learn techniques that will be a useful addition to their practices and support their own well-being.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Releasing Resentment and Cultivating Self-Forgiveness

ID: 5276

Clients experiencing acute or long-term illness have an array of emotions. They may experience self-directed shame, blame, distrust, and punishment as it relates to their illness, relationships, and life choices. This workshop will provide education on the clinical relevance of resentment and how it causes emotional suffering for clients. Participants will learn tools and techniques to mitigate the effects of resentments and create a greater sense of self-compassion through self-forgiveness. Lastly, it will enhance your clinical social work toolbox with unique exercises and solid skills.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Kristy Case, LCSW, OSW-C
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Solution-Focused Practice

ID: 5211

In a managed care environment, where treatment is often driven and constrained by time limits, it is critical for clinicians to have a diverse knowledge base of skills that enable them to provide effective treatment in the short term. This interactive, "hands on" workshop will teach participants a systems theory clinical model of solution-focused brief therapy that utilizes solution-focused premises, techniques, and tasks to promote improvement and change quickly. Generic formula interventions and an emphasis on client strengths and solution development provide clinicians with effective clinical tools that are useful with a variety of client populations.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Debra Castaldo, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Who's Afraid of the Angry Client?: Using Schema Therapy to Understand and Treat Angry Modes

ID: 5096

Anger is challenging to deal with both interpersonally and professionally. This workshop will provide clinicians with strategies for discerning anger modes as they surface in your clients in the treatment room such as the angry/enraged child, bullying adolescent, angry/defiantly detached protector, critic, and aggressive overcompensator. You will learn methods for effectively addressing them, including how to: "listen" for and recognize the signs of an angry bully, resentful adult, or childlike victim; and know how/when to allow for ventilation, empathically confront, or set limits.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: John Gasiewski, LCSW, PhD
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor , New York, NY

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Working with Narcissism

ID: 5280

What therapist hasn’t seen a patient who displayed the signs of either clinical or sub-clinical narcissism? How many of us have successfully treated one of these individuals either in individual or couples therapy? Narcissists are a notoriously resistant treatment population, and one of the riskiest to work with. Emotional seductiveness, dishonesty, and manipulation are some of the reasons most clinicians prefer to refer these clients elsewhere. As we proceed further into what many social theorists term “The Age of the Narcissist” it will be essential for clinicians to understand how to work with this growing and difficult population. As this treatment population grows, it will be ever-more critical for clinicians to understand how to identify, relate to, and treat narcissistic clients. This workshop will help clinicians to: 1) Discover the traditional, conceptual, and neurobiological explanations of narcissism, 2) Judge case studies and reflect on the clinician’s own terminal ruptures with narcissistic clients, and 3) Integrate the basics of effectively treating narcissistic clients.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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