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


3 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, April 17, 2016

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Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

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

          10:00am-12:00pm Part 1 of Presentation

          12:00pm-12:30pm Intermission

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

Location: St. Thomas Aquinas College

                  Private Dining Hall at McNelis Commons

                  Route 340, Sparkill, NY


This presentation will explore the impact of the psychoanalytic psychotherapist’s life experience and psychological make-up on the treatment. By expanding study beyond theory and technique to include an examination of events in the clinician’s childhood and adult life as well as related psychodynamic issues, participants will have an opportunity to focus on ways in which these experiences, crises, and dynamics affect both clinical choices and the tenor of the therapist’s presence in the consulting room. We will also explore areas of overlap and differentiation between two phenomena that are often confused: the larger issue of the therapist’s subjectivity, and self-disclosure.


Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify at least two ways in which their life experience affected a theoretical choice or clinical intervention that they made.

2. List 2-3 reasons why it is important to track their subjective responses to patients.

3. Provide at least one example of how identifying a moment in which an aspect of their subjectivity impacted a clinical choice led to a therapeutic gain.

The presenter will utilize a didactic presentation to increase participants’ knowledge, enhance learning and develop a greater understanding of a psychotherapist's mind and the impact of subjectivity on patients and treatment. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion with presenter.



Steven Kuchuck, LCSW is the Editor of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Associate Editor of Routledge’s Relational Perspectives Book Series, Board Member, supervisor, faculty and Co-Director of Curriculum for the adult psychoanalytic program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), and faculty/supervisor at the NIP National Training Program, the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, and other institutes. His writing focuses primarily on the analyst’s subjectivity and includes Clinical Implications of the Psychoanalyst’s Life Experience: When the Personal Becomes Professional (Routledge, 2014), and The Legacy of Sandor Ferenczi: From Ghost to Ancestor (co-edited with Adrienne Harris, Routledge, 2015). 


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 April 13, 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 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

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