Working with Emotions in Clinical Practice

This workshop will present ways clinicians can identify and work with intense emotional responses that occur in sessions with individuals, couples and families.  The emphasis is on the clinician’s use of self, and ways to expand comfort and techniques to use information that is available through emotional communication.  Emotional memory networks and countertransference will be explored to demonstrate how clinicians can develop resonance and emotional attunement. Examples from parent coaching and couples therapy with explosive couples will help clinicians consider new ways to apply this information to build resilience and repair in their practice.

Judith Siegel PhD, LCSW, is a Professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, and Director of the Post Masters Certificate Programs in Child and Family Therapy, and Advanced Diagnosis and Assessment. Her publications include: Repairing Intimacy (Jason Aronson), Countertransference in Couples Therapy (co-authored with Marion Solomon and published by Norton Press), What Children Learn From Their Parents Marriage (Harper Collins) and Stop Overreacting (New Harbinger).  She has presented her work throughout the United States, Canada, England, Israel and Australia.

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
Contact Hours (CEU’s) for NYS: 6
CE Credits for NASW: 5

The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

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If you are an Ackerman alumni or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department directly to register.
Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111