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


4.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, April 03, 2016

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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.

This seminar will constitute 4 contact hours
New York State Society for Clinical Social Work – Nassau Chapter
Co-sponsored with Advanced Clinical Education Foundation

Why Group Psychotherapy?

Sunday, April 3, 2016
Time: 9am-1:15pm
Location: Molloy College, Square Building
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Room 290
Rockville Center NY 11550

A well-run therapy group is like a member’s first group experience in that participants see others in the group as significant people in their lives and re-create these relationships in the group. A group that is structured as a secure frame, one in which members are anonymous to each other outside the group and the leader’s relationship to the members is solely doctor to patient, allows the group therapist to be reasonably certain that his or her observations of the manner in which members recreate their families of origin in the group are accurate. This then allows the leader to understand the manner in which members undermine themselves in their adult relationships, revealing the member’s unique character defenses and personality dynamics, in vivo. This is a method that is not readily accessible for an individual therapist to apprehend directly. That is the healing potential of group. Other comparisons between group therapy and individual therapy will be delineated.
The manner in which group members know each other and what they know about each other, and the manner in which they know the group leader and what they know about him or her, all have a profound effect on the course of treatment and its outcome.

Educational Objectives:
As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
• Compare the differences between individual and group psychotherapy and write a brief paragraph which illustrates their understanding of the power of group to react
to the members’ family of origin in a way that is not easily accessible to the individual clinician.
• a) Provide a brief case example in which you apply techniques to resolve destructive resistances in group and b)identify countertransference resistances in leading a difficult group
• Define induced feelings and describe a way that you would use this feeling to better understand the group
• Explain ways that you will integrate the importance of secure boundaries within the group setting.

Presenter: Robert S. Pepper, LCSW, PhD, CGP is the Director of education and training at the Long Island Institute for Mental Health in Rego Park, NY. He is also an adjunct professor of behavioral science at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan, NY. Dr. Pepper is the author of numerous articles on ethics and boundaries in psychotherapy and has lectured across the country on this topic. His new book entitled: “Emotional Incest in Group Psychotherapy—A Conspiracy of Silence” was published by Roman & Littlefield in 2014. He is in private practice in Forest Hills, NY where he runs six (6) weekly transference groups.

Checks or money orders are to be made out to New York State Society for Clinical Social Work and mailed to:
Ellie Perlman, LCSW-R
299 Main Street
Suite 6
Northport, NY  11768

Registration on site: checks, money orders and cash only.

Fee/registration/cancellation policy

Registration 8am
Presentation 9am
15minute break
Seminar Ends: 1:15pm

NYSSCSW Members $ 60.00
Non-Members $ 75.00
Students (with I.D.) $ 25.00
Registration at the door $ 10.00 additional

Cancellations received at least (5) days before the event are fully refundable. There is no refund for cancellations received later.

Room capacity 150

Level of training-This seminar will be appropriate for clinicians at all levels of experience. Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

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 course content, registration and disability access please contact Kristin or Sheila
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