Digging Deeper [Online]

Although clients are typically focused on the here-and-now, quite often the intensity and nature of their reactions to intimate others relate to past experiences. Making sense of beliefs and expectations that were formed through early relational experiences can be vital to the change process.

This online workshop will use concepts from Object Relations and the neurobiology of emotions to show how and when to help clients connect the dots between the present and the past. Through video and case examples, the workshop will demonstrate ways to re-work troublesome issues and traumas that have been retained as ‘unfinished business.’

Learning Objectives:

  • An understanding of memory networks and their influence in the construction of meaning
  • Ways to appreciate how emotionally intense reactions to intimate others may be fueled by experiences from the past 
  • Ways to help clients connect the dots between current experiences and their past

Presenter:

Dr. Judith Siegel, is a Professor at the Silver School of Social Work at NYU. She is also the Director of the NYU Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Child and Family Therapy and the online Certificate Program in Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis. Her books include Repairing Intimacy, Countertransference in Couples Therapy, What Children Learn from their Parents Marriage, and Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions and have been published in 9 languages. Dr. Siegel has publications in over 40 recognized journals, encyclopedias, and edited books, and has presented to professional audiences nationally and internationally. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Social Work, and practices in New York City and White Plains New York.


Date / Time:

Friday, September 11, 2020
1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Continuing Education:

3 CE Contact Hours


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