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, September 22, 2019

Course Number: 259      Location: Queens

Sandra Indig, LCSW-R, NCPsyA, ATR-CB and Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD

Date Sunday, September 22, 2019

Registration:   10:30am - 11:00am

  Presentation:  11:00am - 2:00pm


Queens College 
65-30 Kissena Blvd.                 
Flushing, NY 11367

Kiely Hall - Room 148

The lyrics, poetry, sensuality, and psychohistory of Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) are seen through the lens of creativity/creative process and neurobiology. Cohen’s relentlessly deep yearning to live a livable and meaningful life are explored. This discussion also includes recognition of Cohen’s rootedness in biblical text and tradition, the will to flourish despite many challenges of living with a compulsive peripatetic life style, addiction to substances, and characterological challenges.

Teaching Methods:  Workshop lecture with PowerPoint and discussion.
HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain how Leonard Cohen’s psychohistory influenced his creative work and object or relational choices; his propensity to seek out and
    nourish violent and marginal persons.
  2. List two ways in which retreating from every-day life, including psychotherapy, can help or hinder, reduce or increase stress, anxiety,
    substance abuse, and possible pathology.
  3. Identify how negative emotions and attachments often have survival value.
  4. Explain the neurobiology of music and the word affecting one’s state of being and his/her understanding of the world.
  5. Describe how sound can function as a container for projected internal toxic object.

Sandra Indig, LCSW-R/LP, NCPsyA, ATCB is a psychoanalyst/ psychotherapist in private practice in NYC. She received her MSW from New York University and a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health. She is a contributing author to an edited book by George Hagman titled Art, Creativity and Psychoanalysis: Perspectives from Analyst-Artists (Routledge) and the author of a book  of poems and paintings titled Talking Colors: Seeing Words/ Hearing Images (MindMend Publishing, an imprint of the ORI Academic Press).  Sandra Indig is also an artist and an active member of many art societies (The American Alliance of Museums, American Art Therapy Assoc., NY Artists’ Circle). She has curated numerous exhibits and serves as the chair of the Committee for Creativity and Neurobiology, NYSSCSW.  Sandra was twice a nominee of NAAP Gradiva Award for her contributions to art and psychoanalysis.

Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD is a neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist, trained in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. She is the founder of, and a neuropsychoeducator at, the Neurorecovery Solutions, Inc. Dr. Rozentsvit is also an administrator, a community outreach organizer, and a scientific faculty member at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYC, where she teaches classes on Introduction to Neurobiology for Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts and Love Before First Sight: Neurobiology of the Parent-Child Bonds. She is the founded of a psychoanalytic publishing company, the ORI Academic Press and the transdisciplinary journal, the MindConsiliums, both with an aim to promote neuro-psychoanalytic education to professionals and to general public. She maintains clinical affiliations at NYU/ HJD Neuro-rehabilitation Department/ Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit and Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center.

The space can accommodate approximately 30 attendees.

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

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and 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, registration and disability 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 Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045
  ” Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration


Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

LCSW          LMSW         LP     

Registration:    10:30am - 11:00am 

Presentation:   11:00am - 2:00pm

     In Advance
                Queens Chapter Members   $45
                NYSSCSW Members               $60
                Non-members                         $80
                Students w/ ID:                        $25
     On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on September 19, 2019


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

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