New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Queens Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Course Number: 204      Location: Queens

Roberta Rachel Omin, LCSW

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: Registration: 9:30am - 10:00am
  Presentation: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Room: A540 (5th Fl.)

       We have all known therapists who have experienced an acute, chronic, progressive or terminal illness. These existential crises touch our deepest vulnerabilities and fears.  What allows some therapists to transverse this well?  When our core mission is to facilitate healing, and a reason why clients come into therapy, how can we “do no harm” when we are in the midst of an illness and perhaps radical change?

       Through experiential exercises, audience dialogue, synthesis of research from therapist and client interviews, a video vignette along with didactic learning, this workshop will stimulate participants with the unthinkable to courageously engage with all our parts and create a contactful and meaningful spaciousness in the therapeutic relationship.  We will unpack “Principles of Contextual Self-Led Disclosure”, utilize therapeutic trailheads and learn how it is possible to be a healing presence as we live with an illness.


Didactic learning including experiential exercises, a video vignette and audience dialogue.                                                                          

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this lecture/workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of self-awareness and the necessity of working with one’s parts while coping with the reality of one’s medical vulnerabilities. 
  2. Explain the fundamental concerns about whether to self-disclose or not and differentiate parts that belong to the therapist, a human being first, and what parts belong to the therapy relationship.
  3. Explain a dual awareness in regards to being a therapist with a medical issue and being the client of that therapist.
  4. Define the four “Principles of Contextual Self-Led Disclosure.”

Roberta Rachel Omin, LCSW specializes in treating individuals, couples and families who have special needs including chronic, acute, or life-threatening illnesses.  She is certified in Internal Family Systems (IFS), Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) and Gestalt Therapy.  Roberta practices in Ossining and White Plains, New York.  She is currently co-president of the Westchester Chapter of NYSSCSW.  She was an active member of the American Cancer Society’s Crisis Counseling and Westchester Oncology Social Workers for over three decades.  Roberta brings a wealth of experience to this topic including her own experience with breast cancer, research and interviews with therapists who have coped with illness and with clients who have had a therapist with an illness or who have died.  Roberta has published several articles including “When the Therapist Becomes the Medical Patient” in the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care (2014), “Recovering Together” in the Psychotherapy Networker (2012), and “To Die in Treatment: A Time for Growth, Consolidation and Healing” in Clinical Social Work Journal (1989).  

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.
Maximum Capacity: 30

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors and mental health councelors.

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangement are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at


Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., 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 #0056; Licensed Psychoanalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Registration:   9:30am - 10:00am
Presentation:  10:00am - 1:00pm


                Members  $60
                Non-members $75
                Students with ID: $30 (No CEU's)
     On Site:
                Members  $70
                Non-members $85
                Students with ID: $40 (No CEU's)

  •     RSVP is strongly encouraged


For On Site Registration:

Check or money order only, to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellation Policy:  
Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded.

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