New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents


1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Course Number: 227      Location: Westchester

Jo Hariton, Ph.D. LCSW

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018
Time: Registration:   10:00am - 10:45am
  Presentation:  10:45am - 12:15pm


Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

In this presentation Dr. Hariton will provide a brief historical overview of how family intervention developed from its start in the child guidance movement to the present. She will provide indications for its use and highlight its efficacy.  She will also demonstrate the value of a multimodal approach, with flexibility being a key component.

Guidelines for family assessments will be presented as a prelude to the development of a treatment plan. When to see parents alone and how to include children of various ages in the session will be discussed. Issues involving confidentiality will be included as well as how to overcome obstacles to working with families. The “how to’s” of family engagement will be a focus, with clinical examples offered for children of varying developmental levels. Novel approaches for working with families will be highlighted.            

Teaching Methods:  Lecture with audience participation

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain an historical perspective about how family intervention evolved in the psychotherapeutic treatment of children and adolescents.
  2. List three benefits of family assessment and intervention.
  3. Describe four interventions to enhance family work.
  4. Identify three reasons why mentalization techniques are important in family work.


JoHariton, Ph.D.  LCSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College; Professional Associate NYPH. She currently supervises second year child psychiatry fellows in family therapy. She maintains a private practice where she sees children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Hariton received her Ph.D. in clinical social work from NYU and has completed psychoanalytic training from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.  In 2009 she received the NASW, Westchester Division, Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession. Dr. Hariton also founded the Social Skills Training Program for Children and Adolescents at NYPH, Westchester Division. She has many publications on social skills training and is on the Board of Directors of the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society.

The space can accommodate approximately 65 attendees.

This presentation is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

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

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation.
  • 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 arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content or registration access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, 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 Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Registration:    10:00am - 10:45am
Presentation:   10:45am - 12:15pm


                Members  $30
                Non-members $45
                Students with ID $20
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on November 1, 2018


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having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration,
you will be added to our waitlist.

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