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Summer in the City: The Therapeutic Attitude (Full Series)

What does it mean to be “therapeutic”?  What are the unique characteristics and attitudes that shape a therapeutic experience, whether it be a single meeting or a longer term clinical process? This series, using clinical theory in combination with personal and case examples from small panels of ICSW faculty and doctoral students, will explore the fundamentals of the therapeutic attitude.  The objective of the series is to deepen the clinician’s reflectivity and self-awareness in his/her work.

There will be nine consecutive weekly sessions:  Freedom, Curiosity, Courage, Imagination, Authenticity, Faith, Listening, Empathy, Play.  Sessions can be attended and purchased singly, or as an entire series.

Series Outline

June 30:  FREEDOM:  Merari Fernandez, Linda Gross, Greg Rizzolo

July 7:  EMPATHY:  Connie Goldberg, Cheryl Neuman Meltzer

July 14:  PLAY:  Kerstin Blumhardt, Susan Chen, Paige LaCava, Kevin McMahon

July 21:  LISTENING:  Cate DesJardins, Woody Faigen

July 28:  AUTHENTICITY:  Caroline Moore, Gina Shropshire

August 4:  COURAGE:  Karen Daiter, Kate Freese, Michelle Sweet

August 11:  FAITH: Gina Shropshire

August 18:  IMAGINATION:  Paula Ammerman, Andrea Barbour

Series faculty include:  Paula Ammerman, Kerstin Blumhardt, Sherwood Faigen, Connie Goldberg, Kevin McMahon, Greg Rizzolo, Joan Servatius, and Michelle Sweet.

When & Where

Fridays, June 23-August 18, 2017
9:00 – 12:00 pm

At ICSW: Downtown Chicago
401 S. State St.
Suite 822
Chicago, IL 60605

Registration & CEUs


$315 for entire series (27 CEU’s), or $45 per session individually (3 CEU’s each).

ICSW student rate:  $225 for entire series/$35 per session individually; Clinicians working in agencies may register at the student rate through LaTrina Garner (

Queries should be directed to Jennifer Tolleson (, ICSW faculty and series Chair.

*Please note that individual CEU event registration will open April 2017


For questions or more information contact LaTrina Gamer or (312) 935-4245.

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