2020 FACTS Workshops

Emotional Nutrition:

Three Dimensional Communication in Couple’s Therapy

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with Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD

Saturday, November 14th 2020 from 9am-1pm

Offered virtually via Zoom!

Approved for 4 CE Credits!

This workshop rolls out an original approach— Emotional Nutrition™ for Couples— that incorporates, and is compatible with all major contemporary methods including EFT, IFS, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and more. The approach is both psycho-educational and experiential. Reframes are strengths-based, trauma-informed, sex-positive, and culturally sensitive so that partners can find the encouragement and safety they need to achieve an expansive sense of connection. Please join us for a presentation that will feature the transformation of “stuck-ness” into the realm of what’s possible and positive for couples.

About the Presenter:

Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD, Co-Director of the FACTS division since 2009. His latest book, I’m Not a Mind Reader: Using Three Dimensional Communication™ for a Better Relationship , was named finalist for both the 2016 International Book Awards and the 2016 Bookvana Awards in the Self-Help category. He also contributes to a blog entitled Middle Ground on the Psychology Today website

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).

ICP is also an approved provider of continuing education credits for psychologists through the APA.

Past FACTS Workshops:

Sexuality in Later Life:

Navigating the Challenges of Changing Bodies

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with Daniel N. Watter, Ed.D

January 11, 2020, 9:00am – 1:00pm

Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (33 W 60th St, 4th floor)

Approved for 4 NYS + 4 AASECT Credits!

As people are living longer, concerns about quality of life have taken on an increasingly prominent place in the lives of our patients.  One of the most  frequently expressed concerns/frustrations with aging is how to manage the sexual changes that naturally occur in an aging body.  Such concerns have implications for both levels of self-esteem and relationship/intimacy maintenance and enhancement.  This presentation will address the myriad sexual dilemmas facing our patients aged 50 and up, as well as suggest strategies the practicing clinician can employ when working with such patients.

About the presenter:

Daniel N. Watter, Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist, marital and family therapist, and AASECT certified sex therapist and sex therapy supervisor. He has been practicing sex and couples therapy for over 30 years. His recent publications have focused on existential-humanistic approaches to the treatment of sexual problems.

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Parental Alienation within the Separation-Divorce Context: Part II


Linda Gunsberg, PhD

Date: Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Time: 12:45pm-2:45pm

Location: ICP- 33 West 60th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10023

About the Workshop:

This presentation will define parental alienation in the separation-divorce context and how it is uniquely created by all participating family members: the alienating parent, the targeted parent, and the alienated child. In order to understand parental alienation, a family systems perspective is crucial to effective treatment. Clinical examples from the treatment of children and adults, as well as examples from group work with alienated parents will be offered.

About the Presenter:

Linda Gunsberg, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, is Chair of the Family Law and Family Forensics Training Program at Washington Square Institute in New York City. She created this program 20 years ago, with the goal of training mental health professionals, attorneys for children, matrimonial attorneys, and judges from an interdisciplinary perspective.

2 Continuing Education Units Available

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Two Offerings:

It’s the Money Honey: The Most Difficult Issue in Couples Therapy!

with Ella Lasky PhD

Thursday, November 14


Money is a topic that has received little or no attention in our training. It is a topic that is often not discussed openly and honestly in our culture. We will focus on helping our clients look at their patterns of dealing with money in a more open and direct way. This exploration can shed light on the couples’ relational patterns and tap into their unconscious issues and intergenerational patterns.

Ella Lasky, PhD, received her PhD from Teachers College’s Columbia University. She trained in both family systems work and in psychodynamic psychotherapy. She was Co-Director of ICP’s Family and Couples Training Service for 12 years and is a Member of the Executive Committee of FACTS at ICP. Ella Lasky published 16 articles on various clinical topics including money issues and edited one book on gender issues and has given numerous workshops on couples and money. She has a private practice in Manhattan.

It’s About the Money and it’s Not About the Money

with Barbara Mitchell, LCSW

Thursday, November 21


What factors draw individuals with seemingly incompatible ways of dealing with money toward each other? This workshop will describe several “money types,” identify their origins in early emotional deprivation, and explain how the couple’s money problem reflects their core relationship issues. A treatment approach that addresses the money problem and the relationship issues simultaneously will be outlined.

Barbara L. Mitchell, LCSW is a clinical social worker and certified Imago- Relationship Therapist who has conducted a private practice in New York City and Hastings-on-Hudson for over 35 years.

Refund Policy: Please note that refunds for all FACTS events are available up until one week before the start of the workshop or module.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Molly Potel at 212-333-3444 ext 107 or facts@icpnyc.org

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 approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.