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New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Met Chapter Committee on Psychoanalysis Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Course Number: 163      Location: Manhattan


Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
Time: Registration: 9:30am-10:00am
  Seminars: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Lincoln Square Synagogue
180 Amsterdam Ave
NYC, 10023

"Childhood is a very, very tricky business of surviving it. Because if one
thing goes wrong or anything goes wrong, and usually something goes
wrong, then you are compromised as a human being. You're going to
trip over that for a good part of your life."
(Maurice Sendak)

This interactive lecture-workshop will continue the conversation about neurobiological underpinnings of the attachment theories, which was started earlier this year. It is accepted by most that parents represent their child’s micro-world, and that the parent-child relationships offer the templates of operation in this child’s macro-world throughout his/her development. Of course, environmental influences, external and internal (hormonal and others), shape these templates too, so it is “nature and nurture”, and not “nature vs. nurture” we need to be aware about.

It is known that from our childhood connections, we develop the ‘schemas’ that are concerned with dependability of others and the worth or ‘lovableness’ of self.  These templates and schemas are stored in this person’s brain-mind ‘operating system’ as so called attachment styles, for the rest of his/her life. It is important to understand that these templates can be edited/ altered, utilizing the fundamental neurobiological mechanisms of neuroplasticity and neurointegration, and this editing process is going on through the rest of one’s life. It is also important to know that the same neural mechanisms that provide for ‘good’ editing, are available to provide for ‘negative’ editing, leading one to unhappy life or to socio-psychological isolation, or/and significant medical/health issues.

In this interactive lecture/workshop, we will examine some main brain-mind-body mechanisms involved in the phenomenon of attachment, childhood trauma, and the parent-child bonds through the clinical examples.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this lecture/workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. List three attachment styles, and define the attachment phenomenon in general, as a framework for future relationships.
  2. Identify the brain-mind mechanisms of “normal” and “pathological” functioning and explain how to apply this knowledge about neurobiology to "cases" offered in this workshop.
  3. Define the levels of brain-mind functioning based on the “triune brain” phenomenon, and explain the level at which each individual client can be reached at therapeutically.
  4. Describe the concept of a “mindful” therapy and an "integrative" therapy approach to working with both a developmental and a relational trauma.

Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, MSciEd, MBA is a neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist, trained in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. She is the founder of and the neuropsychoeducator at the Neurorecovery Solutions, Inc. Dr. Rozentsvit is a scientific faculty member at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYC, where she teaches classes on Introduction to Neurobiology for Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts and Love before First Sight: Neurobiology of the Parent-Child Bonds.  Dr. Rozentsvit is involved in practice of neuro-psychoeducation and lecturing/ presenting in US and internationally on the topics of parent-child bonds and attachment; post-traumatic growth (PTG) phenomenon, trans-generational trauma, and on Neuro-psychoeducation. She is affiliation with New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases Neuro-rehabilitation Department.

This lecture/workshop will benefit clinicians at all levels of Experience.

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 Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

Event Registration

Event Registration: 9:30am-10:00AM
Seminar: 10am-1:00pm
Fee:        Members $65
                Non-members $65
                Students with ID: $10
                On Site: Additional fee of $5.00

Payment: Please make payable to NYSSCSW
● Sent to:   Don Appel, LMSW
                    PO Box 63102
                    Bronx, NY 10463

Please include:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing and Email address
  • NY State License Number
  • Member/Non-Member Status

No credit cards, at the door, cash, checks or money orders only.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation received at least (5) days before the event will be fully refundable.






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