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Current & Upcoming Events

Getting to the Core of Things: Therapy with the Dying

Feb 28, 2018 6:00 - 8:30pm Amy Stevens Monthly Seminar

This presentation will consider the experience of therapy with hospice patients. Within the context of hospice, therapy with patients living with and dying from terminal illnesses will be presented as a rich and evocative therapeutic experience.

HIV, Mental Time Travel and Psychic Continuity

May 02, 2018 6:00 - 8:30pm Dennis Shelby, Ph.D. Monthly Seminar

This presentation explores the analysis of a long-term HIV survivor with an emphasis on time, the distortion of time, the re-emergence of a sense of psychic continuity and with it a hopeful sense of future.

Past Events

Shame and the Traumatic Impact of Self-Deficits

Nov 11, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm Joseph Palombo, MSW JPC

This conference will address the problems that confront patients with neuropsychological impairments, such as ADHD, dyslexia, executive function disorder, and other brain-based disorders.

Dreams in Contemporary Practice

Oct 25, 2017 6:00 - 8:30pm Gabe Ruiz, M.A. Monthly Seminar

This workshop will focus on contemporary psychoanalytic models of dream theory and technique.

Summer in the City: Imagination

Aug 18, 2017 9:00 - 12:00pm Paula Ammerman, Ph.D & Andrea Barbour Summer in the City

This presentation focuses on the space in between creation and discovery in the therapeutic endeavor.

Summer in the City: Faith

Aug 11, 2017 9:00 - 12:00pm Gina Shropshire Summer in the City

Emotional growth and transformation is formidable, requiring an openness and a surrender (in the patient and therapist alike) to suffering.

Summer in the City: Courage

Aug 04, 2017 9:00 - 12:00pm Karen Daiter, Ph.D, Kate Freese, & Michelle Sweet, Ph.D Summer in the City

This summer series explores courage: how to stand in the spaces that scare us and find ways to act in the face of profound pain or fear.

Summer in the City: Authenticity

Jul 28, 2017 9:00 - 12:00pm Caroline Moore & Gina Shropshire Summer in the City

As a psychotherapist, one is called upon to develop a clinical stance that is open, honest, discerning, and many other things.

Summer in the City: Listening

Jul 21, 2017 9:00 - 12:00pm Cate DesJardins & Woody Faigen Summer in the City

The most basic task of the psychotherapist who is psychodynamically oriented is to listen in sessions.

Summer in the City: Play

Jul 14, 2017 9:00 - 12:00pm Kerstin Blumhardt, Ph.D, Susan Chen, Paige LaCava, & Kevin McMahon Summer in the City

This seminar will serve as an exploration of the variety of ways that play can be useful in clinical work with both children and adults.

Summer in the City: Empathy

Jul 07, 2017 9:00 - 12:00pm Constance Goldberg & Cheryl Neuman Meltzer Summer in the City

In this presentation we will explore the historical context of empathy both as a means of information gathering and as a crucial aspect of clinical social work practice.