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

147. PERFORMANCE ANXIETY (Queens)

1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Course Number:       Location:

PRESENTER: Dr. Judith Schweiger Levy, Ph.D.


                                          Date:  Saturday, May 7, 2016

                                          Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

                                           Location: Queens Hospital Center

                                                             82-68 164th Street Rm. A540

                                                             Jamaica, New York  11432

There’s an old adage that many people would prefer to be dead than to engage in public speaking. Performance anxiety is a ubiquitous  and  most human phenomena which manifests itself  in a variety of ways including  stage fright, fear of public speaking,  writers block,  rumination, procrastination,  inability to concentrate,  shyness,  fear of  intimacy.  Many of our patients come to us with varying symptoms of this problem, and often, we as therapists suffer with it as well. The therapeutic relationship is in itself a kind of play, and as such is a  vehicle for the expression and amelioration of performance anxiety.  This presentation will discuss the underlying issues which fuel performance anxiety, most especially fear of shame, as well as   methods to alleviate it, and ways  to cultivate and enhance peak performance. The presentation will provide opportunities to engage in the  experience of performance, so as to provide first hand visceral knowledge of the challenges and pleasures of being “in the spotlight.” 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain performance paradoxes and solutions

  2. Describe the essential elements of peak performance

  3. List the characteristics of flow

  4. Identify the stress response and explain how to regulate it

  5. Describe the importance of courageous vulnerability

Presenter: Dr. Judith Schweiger Levy, Ph.D. has been working as a clinical psychologist for  35 years and in private practice since 1983. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the City University of New York  in 1980,   completed her postdoctoral training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis at both the New York University Post Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and The Contemporary Freudian Society.  She is currently on the Teaching and Supervisory faculty of the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, the  Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, and is  a Training Analyst at the Contemporary Freudian Society, all in NY.   Dr Levy is also a singer, and understands first hand the challenges and joys of performing in high pressure situations. She is particularly interested  in helping people to perform at their best and to get unstuck.. Her interest in positive psychology has reinforced her commitment to help people to recognize, unlock, and expand the use of their strengths to their greatest advantage both at home and at work.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Fees and Policies:

Pre-registration                                                On-site

NYSSCSW Members - $50                                 $60

Non-members - $85                                            $95

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

Maximum Attendees- 30                                 

                                          Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation received at least (5) days before the event will be given full credit toward another chapter presentation (monthly presentation throughout the academic year).

To Register: Make check or money order payable to: New York State Society for Clinical Social Work(NYSSCSW).

Kindly mail to: Lisa Laudante, PhD.,  LCSW

                         1835  Corp. Kennedy Street #6A

                          Bayside, N.Y. 11360

       Please include your email address with registration

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 Rae Ann info.acefoundation@gmail.com

  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at SuzanneKlett@aol.com

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