Events
Events

The Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis is proud to offer the following mini-courses, supervision groups and writing workshop for Fall 2017

Attachment and Psychotherapy

Instructor: Amira Simha-Alpern, PhD

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Amira Simha-Alpern, PhD

Dates: Fridays – October 27 · November 3, 17 · December 1, 8, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: 21 Redwood Lane, Smithtown, NY 11787
Tuition: $600.00 ($500.00 for SIPP members); SW CEU credits: 10

Description: This course is designed to introduce fundamental concepts of attachment theory and key findings of infant research. It will review the development of attachment theory from Bowlby’s Evolutionary Theory, through Mary Ainsworth’s seminal classification of attachment styles as manifested in her classical research paradigm of the Strange Situation, as well as Mary Main’s adult attachment classification. Contemporary contributions of Tronick, Beebe, and Fonagy on the role of the reflective function and mutual regulation will be discussed. Concepts will be illustrated through case presentations and videos. Reading List will be provided.




Introduction to Child Psychotherapy

Instructor: Kathleen Hushion, LCSW

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Kathleen Hushion, LCSW

Dates: Fridays, October 20, 27, November 3, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: 2 Chimay Court, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Tuition: $270.00 ($225.00 for SIPP members); SW CEU Credits: 4.5

Description: This course will provide an overview of assessment and treatment of latency age children and their parents. It will cover the initial sessions where use of a comprehensive assessment, including individual interviews with parents and child, family history, and input from outside medical and educational agencies are all utilized to fully understand the presenting problem and devise a preliminary treatment plan. An overview of the range of childhood pathology will be provided and discussed. Cases will be presented by instructor to illustrate these concepts as well as the process of Play Therapy. The class will discuss the concept of “play” and the ways in which a child can be engaged in a therapeutic process. Reading list will be provided. 




Supervision Groups

 

Description: Supervision is geared toward deepening the clinicians understanding of their patient’s personality organization, as well as guiding them through the therapeutic process. It will attempt to illuminate a patient’s developmental needs, coping strategies, defenses, unconscious fantasies, and way of being in the world. Transference and countertransference issues, as well as mutual enactments will be discussed to inform clinicians of a patient’s psychodynamics and guide effective intervention. We will ask the central question “What does the patient (consciously and unconsciously) want and need from the therapist?” Attachment theory and relational psychoanalysis will inform the instructors’ formulations. All participants will be expected to present cases.


Supervision Groups — Location #1

Instructor: Amira Simha-Alpern, PhD

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Amira Simha-Alpern, PhD

Dates: Wednesdays – November 1 to December 20, 2017 (8 meetings)
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 21 Redwood Lane, Smithtown, NY 11787
Tuition: $400.00 ($350.00 for SIPP members); SW CEU credits: 8


Supervision Groups — Location #2

Instructor: Madeline Hirschfeld, PhD

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Madeline Hirschfeld, PhD

Dates: Tuesdays – October 24 to December 12, 2017 (8 meetings)
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: 119 N. Park Avenue, Suite 210, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Tuition: $400 ($350.00 for SIPP members); SW CEU credits: 8




Writing Workshop

Instructor: Karen Starr, PsyD

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Karen Starr, PsyD

Dates: Sundays – October 22, 29 · November 5, 12, 19 · December 3, 2017
Times: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: 124 Shoreward Drive, Great Neck, NY
Tuition: $600.00 ($500.00 for SIPP members); SW CEU credits: 9

Description: This workshop is designed to provide individuals who are interested in writing for presentation or publication with the opportunity to write about a psychoanalytically informed topic as an independent writing project. Karen Starr will facilitate the class in which members offer samples of their writing projects to the group and will receive assistance from the instructor and group members regarding form, style and other aspects of structure. Additionally, workshop members will be helped to develop voice, formulate clinical narrative, and integrate research and past contributions from the field to the writer’s topic.




Introduction to Couples Therapy

Instructor: Bob Raymond, PhD

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Bob Raymond, PhD

Dates: Mondays – October 23, 30 · November 6, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Location: 30 Station Road (A4), Bellport, NY 11713
Tuition: $270.00 ($225.00 for SIPP members); SW CEU Credits: 4.5

Description: This course will provide an integrative approach to working with couples. Starting with a discussion of a healthy couple’s relationship, it will then explicate how and why some relationships breakdown over time. The course will provide an overview of the major models of couple’s therapy. It will review and discuss readings on Emotional Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Attachment, Relational Couples Therapy and the work of Gottman. Participants will have the opportunity to share personal and professional experiences related to the dynamic of couples. Readings will be assigned for the second and third class.


Group Supervision of Couples Therapy

Instructor: Bob Raymond, PhD

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Time: 5:45 – 7:15 pm
Tuition: $270.00 ($225.00 for SIPP members); SW CEU Credits: 4.5

Description: This supervision group will follow the above course from 5:45-7:15 and is open to all clinicians who are interested in developing or expanding their skills in work with couples. The participants will present cases for discussion in a supportive atmosphere with a view toward imparting theory and heightening clinical sensitivity to the challenges of couple’s therapy.




Suffolk Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0133.

An additional fee of $20.00 per course is required of non-SIPP members to obtain a SW CEU certificate.

New York State requires that there be no partial SW CE credit.