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Summer Sexuality Series: Attachment without Attraction: Understanding Lost Sexual Attraction in Couples (June 5-June 26)

Upcoming Virtual Workshop:

Summer Sexuality Series: Attachment without Attraction: Understanding Lost Sexual Attraction in Couples

Suzanne

with Suzanne Iasenza, PhD

Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2024; 1:45pm-3:15pm

This event is approved for Approved for 6 AASECT CE + 6 NYS CE Credits

One of the most perplexing clinical moments for patients and therapists is a declaration of an absence of sexual attraction by one or both partners. Unlike sexual desire which can wax and wane over time, sexual attraction is often experienced as fixed and unchangeable. What is a therapist to do? How do we best understand the vicissitudes of sexual attraction over the lifespan of couples including the absence of attraction from the beginning of relationships to its decline over time. 

Utilizing a narrative approach which integrates psychodynamic, systems, and cognitive behavioral elements, Dr. Iasenza will discuss assessment and treatment techniques that help identify and transform intrapsychic, interpersonal, developmental, and environmental factors that contribute to this emotionally challenging presenting problem.

About the Presenter: 

Suzanne Iasenza is a practicing psychologist who specializes in and writes on topics such as human sexuality, sex therapy for individuals and couples, sexual orientation and gender identity. She teaches at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, Adelphi University’s Derner Institute Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis, the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, the Family Institute of Westchester, and the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy in NYC, where she co-founded the Sex Therapy Training Program (STP).

She offers study/consultation groups and individual consultation for mental health professionals. She has a private practice in psychotherapy and sex therapy in New York.

 

An important note about CEs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts 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).

 

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Date:
June 5
Time:
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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Website:
icpnyc.org/training/stp

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Online Event

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Sex Therapy Program (STP)
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pcgs@icpnyc.org
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Credits
6

A Regenerative and Compassionate Approach to Working with Substance-Using Clients:

Harm reduction techniques, addiction medicine, and methods for supporting friends and family members assisting impacted loved ones

with Jen Levy, Ph.D, Sonya Lazarevic, MD, and Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D

Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at 10am-2:45pm on Zoom

Approved for 4.5 CE Credits!

This is an interactive, multi-presenter day of programming for clinicians working with individuals and families with substance use challenges. This workshop will provide the essentials of a harm reduction/mindfulness approach with Jen Levy, Ph.D., how to use addiction and functional medicine with Sonya Lazarevic, MD, and treatment approaches for families and loved ones of those impacted by substance use issues with Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

Addressing Addictive Issues from a Harm Reduction Framework

Following an overview of the current status of the addiction treatment field, there will be a discussion of a harm reduction-informed approach that encompasses a range of positive change goals. Case presentations will address both the underlying meaning and function of addictive issues, along with offering mindfulness-based skills to support the change process. The impact of trauma on the development and treatment of addictive issues will be explored as well. Participants will learn practical skills to work with cravings and reduce risk through guided practices that can be applied in a range of clinical settings.

Conventional and Integrative Approaches in Addiction Psychiatry

The discussion will outline medications prescribed in stages of use, from abstinence to harm reduction, focusing on the most common substances of use. An integrative approach will be mapped out, including layers of care from a functional and regenerative approach. Psychotherapists' role as critical pieces in front-line engagement will be explored. A case example will be used to encourage an interactive discussion.

The Invitation To Change Approach: How to Help a Loved One Change

Being in a close relationship with someone who is using substances is often stressful and confusing. Outlining the Invitation to Change approach will highlight three major areas of research-based strategies for having a positive impact on a loved one: 1) understanding motivation and the change process in a constructive way, 2) using positive reinforcement and effective communication tools, and 3) practicing skills of self-awareness/compassion. Participants will learn practical applications within these categories for how clients can take care of themselves while also influencing a loved one in positive ways.

About Presenter: 

Jenifer Levy, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in New York and New Jersey.
Dr. Levy specializes in the treatment of addictive issues and trauma from a harm reduction framework that is collaborative, compassionate, and non-judgmental. Dr. Levy obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton House Behavioral Health. She previously worked as the Assistant Director of The Center for Optimal Living, an outpatient private practice in NYC, where she coordinated clinical services and training activities along with providing psychotherapy. She also taught and supervised graduate students in psychology as the Assistant Director of the Concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling at The New School for Social Research. Prior to that, she was a Supervising Psychologist at the Women’s Health Project at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in NYC.

In addition to offering psychotherapy services, Dr. Levy facilitates trainings on a range of topics related to addictive issues, harm reduction, mindfulness approaches, and working with trauma survivors.

Sonya Lazarevic, MD, is a general, addiction, and integrative psychiatrist with a private practice in New York and Connecticut. She began her career as a clinical social worker in the ’90’s. In the mid-2000’s she attended St. George's University Medical School and subsequently completed fellowships in
addiction psychiatry at NYU and integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. Currently, she is deepening her clinical practice to include functional and regenerative medicine approaches and complements care with essential oils. Since college, she’s maintained a regular meditation/yoga practice and trained in various holistic disciplines.

Dr. Nicole Kosanke is a licensed clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience treating substance use disorders in individuals and families. Dr. Kosanke utilizes the principles of ITC (Invitation to Change), motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy in different therapeutic modalities and resources: group, individual, family, video training, and written materials. She co-authored the book, Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change, which is a compassionate and science-based family guide for navigating the addiction treatment world, understanding motivation, and using CRAFT skills. Dr. Kosanke also serves as a consulting psychologist and trainer for CMC:FFC, a nonprofit organization providing evidence-based skills training to family members who have a loved one struggling with substance use issues. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Association of Addiction Psychiatrists.

For any questions, including those about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Oranda Barnes at at@icpnyc.org

An important note about CEUs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, 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).

 


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.

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Date:
May 4
Time:
10:00 am - 2:45 pm EDT
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4.5

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Online Event
The SICP Friday Night Lecture Series Returns! Featuring In-Person events.

Expanding Dissociation Informed Psychoanalytic Practice:
How to make conceptual sense of Not-me, No-me, & Many mes

Johanna Dobrich

with Johanna Dobrich, LCSW

Friday, May 17th, 2024 7:00-9:00pm in-person at ICP

 

Approved for 2 NYS CE Credits!

In recent years, psychoanalysis has undergone a transformation away from an exclusive focus on repressive symptomatology to include dissociative symptomatology. Howell/Itkowitz's dissociative unconscious, Bollas' unthought known, Stern's unformulated experience, and my own unexperienced-experience, regularly appear as constructs in both our theoretical and clinical formulations. Yet there remains a lot of ambiguity about the differences between defensive and ordinary dissociation and the varied forms defensive dissociation in particular may take. Many times, people confuse dissociation as a defense from dissociation as a structure of the self. Taking Sullivan's understanding of the self as a system, I propose a continuum in which defensive dissociation may occur ranging from a more or less continuous self-system all the way up to a discontinuous self-system. I describe the difference between the 'dissociation of content' from 'dissociation as a structure of the self,' highlighting clinical phenomena people may come to recognize in their practice. I go on to elaborate on some of the structural features of 'dissociation as a structure of the self ’ and offer clinical examples.

About Presenter:

Johanna Dobrich is a licensed clinical social worker and graduate of ICP’s four-year psychoanalytic training program. She is on the Faculty at the ICP, the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, and the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, where she teaches courses on trauma, dissociation, and contemporary psychoanalytic practice from a Relational perspective, as well as supervises candidates in training. She is the author of the book “Working with Survivor Siblings in Psychoanalysis” for which she received the 2023 Sandor Ferenczi Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and has authored numerous articles on dissociation, loss and mourning. Johanna is in private practice in New York, NY.

For any questions, including those about accessibility, or to request accommodations please contact Maeve Hanley at SICP@icpnyc.org

An important note about CEUs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, 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).

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Date:
May 17
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Credits
2 NYS credits

Venue

ICP
33 W 60th St., 4FL
New York, 10023 United States
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212.333.3444
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Interested in learning about Psychoanalytic Training? Join us to discuss psychoanalytic training for Licensed and Unlicensed Candidates. 

REASONS TO ATTEND:

We are a NYS approved training program for social workers, mental health clinicians, and for psychoanalytic licensure for individuals who currently hold a master level or higher degree.

We are an approved NYS-CE provider for social workers and mental health clinicians. 

For more information contact our Program Manager, Zoe Pappas at analytictraining@icpnyc.org

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Date:
May 1
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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ICP
33 W 60th St., 4FL
New York, 10023 United States
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Phone
212.333.3444
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Join us to learn more about ICP’s certificate program in Family and Couples Training - an exceptional psychotherapy training opportunity in NYC!

ICP’s Family and Couples Training Program has provided a cutting-edge approach to a diverse group of trainees for over 35 years.

Case examples will be offered with Q&A, as well as a chance to schedule a follow-up after the open house.

The program begins in September for those who will have a graduate degree in a licensable mental health profession by Fall 2024. Clinical hours spent with ICP patients count toward licensure.

Please inquire about our E. Kitch Childs Racial Equity scholarship which provides full tuition for one candidate each year. ICP also offers need-based financial aid

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Date:
May 3
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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
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Learn about our Programs and meet ICP's Training Directors, Current Candidates, and Faculty Members.
Multiple In-person and Online events to choose from. Click through for details.
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Date:
April 12
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Please join us on Zoom to learn about ICP’s 2-Year Training Program in Trauma Treatment.

Meet and speak with supervisors and other leaders at the Trauma Studies Center about all aspects of the training program:

Please email trauma@icpnyc.com if you’d like info about future information sessions.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Learn more about our Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  Training Program by visiting https://icpnyc.org/training/trauma/

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Venue

ICP
33 W 60th St., 4FL
New York, 10023 United States
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Phone
212.333.3444
View Venue Website

Please join us on Zoom to learn about ICP’s 2-Year Training Program in Trauma Treatment.

Meet and speak with supervisors and other leaders at the Trauma Studies Center about all aspects of the training program:

Please email trauma@icpnyc.com if you’d like info about future information sessions.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Learn more about our Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  Training Program by visiting https://icpnyc.org/training/trauma/

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Venue

ICP
33 W 60th St., 4FL
New York, 10023 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
212.333.3444
View Venue Website

Please join us to learn about ICP’s 2-Year Training Program in Trauma Treatment.

Meet and speak with supervisors and other leaders at the Trauma Studies Center about all aspects of the training program:

Please email trauma@icpnyc.com if you’d like info about future information sessions.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Learn more about our Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  Training Program by visiting https://icpnyc.org/training/trauma/

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Venue

ICP
33 W 60th St., 4FL
New York, 10023 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
212.333.3444
View Venue Website

How to be Human & a Therapist in Challenging Times:

Breathwork as Self-Care for Therapists

with Charlene Rymsha, LCSW

Saturday, May 11th, 2024, 2-4pm on Zoom

Approved for 2 CE Credits!

During this 2-hour workshop, you will learn about the magic and science of Breathwork and how it can help you as a therapist decrease stress and foster a deep sense of mental well-being. Through the integration of mind and body, the session begins informational and moves into an experiential one. You will be guided through a full-length Breathwork session to gain an embodied understanding of the power of this self-care modality. Breathwork is very safe for most people, yet please review the listed contraindications. Even with a contraindication, you can still attend and receive benefits from the workshop because an alternate breathing technique will be provided for those unable to do the more activating practice. If you prefer to participate in the full Breathwork experience, please contact your healthcare provider in order to receive prior medical clearance.

Breathwork Contraindications: Angina, Cardiovascular Disease, Hx Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure,
Glaucoma, Retinal Detachment, Osteoporosis, Seizure Disorders, Recent Injury or Surgery, Frequent Panic Attacks, Hx Psychosis, Family Hx of Aneurysms, Vertigo, Currently Pregnant.

About Presenter: 

Charlene Rymsha, LCSW, is a Trauma-trained Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Certified Breathwork Instructor, International Author, and Entrepreneur. Introduced to Breathwork at the start of the pandemic, she found it to be lifesaving at the time, maintains a daily practice to this day, and is honored to share this
modality of transformation with fellow therapists. Charlene sees clients through her NYC-based private practice, supports therapists through dynamic mentorship programs, and seeks balance in her downtime through quality time with loved ones, being in nature, and making art.

For any questions, including those about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Oranda Barnes at at@icpnyc.org

An important note about CEUs: ICP is an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, 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).

 


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.

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Date:
May 11
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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Online Event

Organizer

Adult Treatment

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Credits
2
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