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


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Friday, May 13, 2016

Course Number:       Location:


Presenter:          Janice Gross, LCSW Date:    

Date:                   Friday, May 13, 2016

Time:                  5:15PM - 9:30PM

Place:                  Richmond University Medical Center Sipp Auditorium
                             355 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y.  10310


Program Description: Thisprogram will illustrate various aspects of systems theory as it relates to and applies to couples. Participants will learn how insystems thesum of theparts is greater than the whole and how to apply this knowledge to couples. Drawing/ram the work of Judith Siegel and Susan Johnson thepresenter will discuss how todevelop guidelinesfor conducting a couples session and ways tocreate safety and toform a strong working alliance. Thepresenter will highlight the importance of examining thefamily of origin in order to understand eachperson 's attachment history. Ways to identify the individual 's attachment style will be discussed and examples todemonstrate how the individual attachment style influences the couple's relationship will beprovided. Techniques to incorporate the influence of emotion as apowerful tool in session will be underscored. Participants will learn how to use a genogram as a tool to organizefamilial information.


Learning  Objectives:


  1. Participants will be able todemonstrate knowledge ofgenograms byconstructing 2 to 3 generation genograms.


     2.  Participants will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of systems theory by describing couples in terms of distance, conflict triangles and homeostasis.


     3. Participants will be able to describe three major attachment styles.


4. Participants will be able toprovide a brief example of a couple session in which they demonstrate three components of creating an alliance and safety.


About the Presenter: Janice Gross, LCSW has advanced clinical training incouples andfamily therapyfrom the Ackerman Institute for the Family, from the New York Centerfor Emotionally Focused Couples Therapyandfrom the International Institute for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. She has been a faculty member of SUNY Binghamton, NYU School of Social Workand the College of Staten Island, School of Social Work. Ms. Gross also was afield instructorfor NYU and Columbia University. She has over 30 years experience and maintains afull time practice  in Staten Island where she treats couples,families and adolescents.


Program  Schedule:


5:15 - 6 PM           Registration,  light  supper and networking


6 PM - 6:15           Introductory Remarks


6:15 - 9:30             Presentation. There will be a 15 minute break.


Registration must be received by May 6, 2016


NYSSCSW Member                           $45


Non-Members                                    $60


Students (with ID)                             $25


Cancellations received at least one week prior to the conference will be fully refundable. There is no refund for cancellations received later. Please make check payable to NYSSCSW. We are not able to accept charge cards.


To register please mail the form below and payment to:

Joyce Daly, LCSW

148 Jacques Avenue

                                                                  Staten Island, N.Y. 10306

Questions: E-mail Joyce Daly @                                                 




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