CSAB Workshops

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Past Workshops
Continuing Education Information

Rewriting Family Stories: Working with Countertransference in Eating Disorder Patients
with Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 1:00-2:15 pm

 

“I love my mother, but…” “My father, he wasn’t around much…” How many times have you heard these words from a client? Have these words ever echoed your feelings? Parent-child relationships remain a crucial focus in the treatment of eating disorders. As mental health professionals, we are trained to create treatment plans reflecting theoretical perspectives, yet family legacies are always present. Who you are as a person may be more important than what you think or what you think you think!  The stories we carry can consciously or unconsciously empower or derail us. This experiential workshop includes writing exercises, clinical case material, and discussion of countertransference. Come away more mindful of your family legacies. Sharing optional. 
About the Presenter: Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, author, speaker, writing coach and consultant based on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It is recommended you read her recent memoir The Girl in the Red Boots: Making Peace with my Mother prior to attending the workshop.

Past Workshops

Eating Disorders with Men with Jake Pine, LCSW

Eating Disorders with Men

A virtual workshop with CSAB co-director Jake Pine, LCSW

December 11, 2023, 12:00PM-2:00PM via Zoom

Approved for 2 CE credits

Men account for approximately one-quarter of all people with anorexia, and a third with eating disorders overall. While many factors related to the etiology and treatment of eating disorders are not gender specific, many others are. This 2-hour workshop will begin to uncover some of the issues that boys and men face that can lead to eating disorders as well as some of the differences in treatment that can arise. Presenter, and CSAB co-director, Jacob Pine LCSW, has run several Men’s Groups for disordered eating and eating disorders over the years and brings an important perspective to this burgeoning issue.

Bio: Jacob Pine is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Manhattan.  He grew up in New York City, and did his undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University and The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.  He earned his Masters degree in social work from Fordham University, and received his certificate in the integrated treatment of eating disorders from the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia in 2010. He has been Co-director of CSAB for 5 years. He has presented, supervised, and taught in numerous capacities, and has had multiple articles published about his experience running an eating disorder group for men. He is well-versed in a wide variety of theories and techniques, and uses them as indicated by both scientific research and professional experience.

Introduction to the Treatment of Eating Disorders with Jake Pine, LCSW

Introduction to the Treatment of Eating Disorders

A virtual workshop with CSAB co-director Jake Pine, LCSW

Tuesdays October 3, 10, & 17, 2023, 6:30-8:00pm

Approved for 4.5 CE credits

How, where, and when to get treatment for an eating disorder is one of the more difficult and important decisions an individual, family or treatment provider will have to make. This three-session seminar on the treatment of eating disorders will serve as a primer to the different treatment models often used to treat eating disorders. We will also explore the different levels of care frequently utilized in eating disorder treatment, and when and how to decide which level of care is necessary at the different stages of the disorder. This class will introduce participants to concepts of psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, FBT/Maudsley, IFS, and other theories, and their applications to eating disorder treatment. We will become familiar with the nuanced differences between inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment, PHP, IOP, and outpatient treatment.

An important note about CEs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and psychoanalysts through the New York Department of Education. If your license is from a different state, please contact your state’s licensing board to find out if they will accept CE credits for New York State. If your license is from another state, please enter your license number with your state in parenthesis, ie 54321 (CA).

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact  Emily Stainkamp, Program Manager, at 212-333-3444 x117 or csab@icpnyc.org.
Refund Policy: Please note that refunds for all CSAB events are available up until one week before the start of the workshop or module unless otherwise stated. Registration fees are non-transferable. Once you have registered and paid for an event, your registration and payment cannot be transferred to another person or event.

Melting Away Resistance in Eating Disorder Treatment with Donna Fish, LCSW-R

Melting Away Resistance in Eating Disorder Treatment

A hybrid workshop with Donna Fish, LCSW-R

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 10:30am-12:30pm EST

Approved for 2 CE credits

Note: This workshop is available both in-person and on Zoom. 

Patients who come to us with eating disorders initially want change and they are distressed. Most of the time, however, the powerful reasons for the development of their eating disorder, will reemerge. This workshop will focus on the specific outcome and process resistances that are common to eating disorders, and will offer therapists specific tools to use with patients at the outset so that the agenda for the work is established. Ways to positively reframe and maintain the advantages of symptoms will be identified. Additionally we will focus on ways to preserve safety and to offer the Gentle Ultimatum in order to effectively set up a treatment plan that takes pressure off of the therapist needing the patient to change.

About the presenter: Donna Fish LCSW-R, is a licensed clinical social worker and currently runs a private practice in Manhattan. Current faculty positions include the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, and adjunct at Ramapo College where she teaches the clinical course for 2nd year MSW students. Ms. Fish’s prior guest lecture and adjunct positions include Harvard Medical School Dept. of Continuing Ed., and Columbia University. Following the publication of her book “Take the Fight out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems”, Ms. Fish has been a consultant to NYC’s Administration of Child Services, Head Start, Bellevue and Mount Sinai Hospital, the Minnesota School Board, and Renfrew Center.

An important note about CEs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and psychoanalysts through the New York Department of Education. If your license is from a different state, please contact your state’s licensing board to find out if they will accept CE credits for New York State. If your license is from another state, please enter your license number with your state in parenthesis, ie 54321 (CA).

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact  Emily Stainkamp, Program Manager, at 212-333-3444 x117 or csab@icpnyc.org.
Refund Policy: Please note that refunds for all CSAB events are available up until one week before the start of the workshop or module unless otherwise stated. Registration fees are non-transferable. Once you have registered and paid for an event, your registration and payment cannot be transferred to another person or event.

CBT for Eating Disorder Treatment with Stephanie Jacobs, PhD

CBT for Eating Disorder Treatment

A virtual workshop with Stephanie Jacobs, PhD

Mondays; October 23, October 30 and November 13, 2023, 8:30-10:30 am

Approved for 6 CE credits

Traverse the five stages of CBT-E, from assessment and case conceptualization to relapse prevention. Engage in dynamic activities such as case studies, role-playing, and group discussions, reinforcing core CBT principles and practical application. We will learn cognitive behavioral techniques as we work through the stages, honing your ability to support and enhance client engagement. These will include navigating exposure methodologies to confront dietary fears, as well as coping strategies to address anxiety and challenges. As we delve into ethical considerations and therapeutic boundaries, you’ll be well-prepared to navigate real-world scenarios ethically and effectively. Walk away with a comprehensive toolkit, ready to guide individuals towards sustainable recovery.

Continuing Education Information

NYS Continuing Education Information

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the NYS Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education credit for licensed social workers.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists.

*The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists.