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

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


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Course Number:       Location:


                                                                  Sunday, March 6, 2016


                                                                St. Thomas Aquinas College

                                                          Private Dining Hall at McNelis Commons

                                                                  Route 340, Sparkill, NY

This program will enable clinicians to identify and assess Orthodox Jewish clients, while learning how to interact competently and sensitively with them, their family members and community collaterals. Clinicians will be educated regarding the variety of cultural differences within the Orthodox Jewish community, the norms of their lifestyles, schemas, range of expectable behaviors as well as common areas of emotional and functional difficulty. Life cycle stages and family and community roles will be presented with an eye towards enabling clinicians to differentiate between normal cognitive styles and behaviors and distorted, neurotic, mentally unstable presentation. Elements essential to building therapeutic rapport  will be addressed including scheduling, office setup, privacy, common client concerns, and communication style.


Learning Objectives: At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

1. Define 3-5 characteristics of Orthodox Jewish clients

2. Describe 3 developmental rites of passage and pathology related to life cycle

3. Write a brief paragraph on how you would assess and understand mental illness in Orthodox Jewish clients from a cultural perspective

4. List ways that you would engage and  assess the unique needs of this population and mention 2-3 clinical strategies that you would use which would demonstrate  culturally sensitive care

5.  Describe the role clergy and community organizations play in treatment


Brief Description of teaching methods

The presenter will utilize didactic presentations and PowerPoint to increase participants knowledge, enhance learning and develop a greater understanding of cultural competent practice with Orthodox Jewish clients. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion with presenter.

Presenter :


Lili Grun, LCSW-R  specializes in the treatment of Orthodox Jewish patients. She treats adolescents, adults and couples. She practices insight-oriented and psychodymanic psychotherapy, CBT, DBT and Mindfulness. In addition to her private practice, from 2007-2014 she was Staff Therapist at Bikur Cholim Partners in Health, one of the world's largest centers for Orthodox Jewish mental health, located in Monsey, NY. Lili Grun is a Fellow of the New York Society for Clinical Social Work, a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and the International Organization of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals-Nefesh.


Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016

Time: 9:30a-10:00a Registration

          10:00a-12:00 Part 1 of Presentation

          12:00p-12:30 Intermission

          12:30p-1:30 Part 2 of Presentation


Location: St. Thomas Aquinas College

                 Private Dining Hall at McNelis Commons

                 Route 340, Sparkill, NY


Fees and Policies



NYSSCSW Members - $20

Non-members - $50

Seniors - $20

Students - Free


Refund/Cancellation Policy:

  1. Full refunds will be granted on or before March 1, 2016
  2. Full refunds will be provided to registered participants in the unlikely event the presentation is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances  
  3. RSVP is strongly encouraged and participation will limited to the first 32 people to register

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience

To Register: Make check or money order payable to “NYSSCSW”

                       Kindly mail to: Ms. Donna Davidson

                                            185 Tweed Boulevard

                                            Nyack, NY 10960

                       Note: On-site registration – check, money order or cash only

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
In the event of any grievance please contact Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

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