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


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, November 5, 2016

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Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 10:00am to 1:15pm
Location: Health Alliance
105 Marys Ave, Kingston N.Y.  12401

This workshop, both didactic and experiential, will present the differences and similarities between Pesso’s approach (PBSP) and more relationship-oriented models, such as accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP).  Participants will learn easily applicable PBSP interventions and frames, which are congruent with many relationship approaches, and will increase their ability to track, intervene and deepen affect.  Ways to recognize the expression of unmet developmental needs, such as the needs for place and limits, and how to symbolically meet these needs during the session as well as how to heighten affective intensity during portrayals and other gestalt-like processes and how to understand and work with the key Pesso concepts of “holes-in-roles” and “ideal parenting” will be illustrated.

PBSP brings together in a unique way elements of developmental theory, gestalt therapy, psychodrama, psychoanalysis, dance and other movement approaches (Alexander, Feldenkrais), the dynamics of theatre, developmental theory, mindfulness and attachment theory. Similar to AEDP, PBSP focuses on undoing aloneness, creating safety, developing reflective capacity, processing intense affect to completion, undoing defenses and repairing childhood wounds. PBSP adds: working with touch /and/motoric expression, and the creation in the client of new, carefully designed antidotal memories, which offset original, defense-determining, family of origin experiences and the limiting conclusions drawn from them.

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

1)  List  5 basic developmental needs according to PBSP

2)  Compare and contrast the PBSP technique of “witnessing” with the empathic/sympathetic verbalizations of relational therapy

3)  Describe the syntactic form of “ideal parent” statements

4)  Identify  “symbolic historical reversals” which would follow from a list of unmet developmental needs


Presenter: Matt Fried, Ph.D.t has trained with Albert Pesso since 1987. He has presented at International PBSP Conferences and run ongoing PBSP therapy groups in NYC. He is a Certified PBSP Supervisor and is Coordinator of PBSP Training in the NYC area. He is also certified AEDP therapist and coordinates the AEDP community in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Fried is a licensed psychologist and has been in private practice in New York City for over 30 years working with individuals, couples and groups. He is also a member of the NYC Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team.

Level of experience of attendees: Clinicians of all levels of experience - one through forty years of experience

Number of attendees the space can accommodate- 60

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 and evaluations are 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 Rae Ann
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

Event Registration

Fee : $20 members and students

          $50 non-members

Registration: To Pre-register email Crystal Marr, LCSW at:

NOTE:  payment will only be accepted on site

Beginning 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

CHECKS payable to: NYSSCSW

Cancelation policy: pre-registered attendees will be notified by email.

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