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Cultivating Change: Case Studies Illustrating the Use of Multiple Lenses in Engaging Substance-Using Clients

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Cultivating Change:

Case Studies Illustrating the Use of Multiple Lenses in Engaging Substance-Using Clients

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

Saturday, October 26th, 2024 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.

Details

Date:
October 26
Time:
10:00 am - 2:45 pm EDT
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Credits
4.5
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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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Adult Treatment

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Credits
2
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Virtual Workshop:

Becoming Human

How Transference and Countertransference Define Relationship, Selfhood, and Healing

with Brian Lathrop, M.Div, LP

Friday, November 3, 2023, 12:00-2:00pm

Approved for 2 NYS CE credits

In this workshop, a modern understanding of the role psychoanalysis might play in the mental health field will be explored. The hope will be to lead attendants to a practical sense of when and how this might be the intervention of choice for folks seeking therapeutic aid. Transference and Countertransference are the core dynamics of analytic engagement and form the nexus within which deeper healing and wholeness can be sought and found. Please join us in this playful and meaningful engagement!

About the Presenter:
Brian Lathrop is a Psychoanalyst with 33 years of experience living and working in Greenwich Village New York, Brian is a graduate of the Westchester Institute for Psychoanalysis and also a graduate of the Masterson Institute. He has led numerous workshops and trainings on Psychoanalytic technique and approach as it relates to sexual behaviors and the sense of sexual selfhood. He is a specialist in Character Disorders and works primarily within the approach of Dr. James Masterson.

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).
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Date:
November 3, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Adult Treatment
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Hybrid: Virtual and In-Person

Introduction to Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence

with a Special Focus on Its Impact in the Queer Community:
Best Practices and Clinical Strategies

Presented by
Aditi Bhattacharya and Kiara Montero Reyes
NYC Anti-Violence Project

Friday, October 13, 2023, 12:00-3:00pm

Approved for 3 NYS CE credits

The workshop will identify and define violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) communities. We will explore how gender-based violence is a Queer issue and the unique ways that LGBTQH individuals experience violence at the intersection of actual and perceived identities, including gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, HIV status, race, ethnicity, national origin, language, ability, and religion. We will share insights gained from the work the Anti-Violence Project does with clients at intersections of marginalized identities and the systems they navigate at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. The workshop will focus specifically on dynamics of relationship violence that challenge the binary ways of systemic and mainstream understanding of harm.

We will outline best practices when interacting with LGBTQH individuals in order to reduce the potential for re-victimization. We will specifically discuss strategies to explore relational dynamics from a harm reductionist and antioppressive framework that is affirming of identity and uplifts the nuances of LGBTQH survivorship and intersectional lived experience.

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).
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Details

Date:
October 13, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Adult Treatment

Venue

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33 W 60th St., 4FL
New York, 10023 United States
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212.333.3444
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Workshop: The Elephant not in the Room:
Will Psychoanalysis Survive the Screen?
with Leora Trub, PhD and Joyce Slochower, PhD

Don't miss out on this 2 NYS CE Credit virtual talk on Thursday, September 28th from 7pm-9pm on Zoom with Leora Trub, PhD and Joyce Slochower, PhD

Until Covid upended the psychoanalytic frame as we knew it, most of us assumed that the therapeutic process required that analysts’ and patients’ bodies occupy the same physical space. While Covid forced us to abandon these assumptions, we anticipated, even yearned for the day when we could return to in-person work.

Today we’re in a gray zone. To mask or not to mask? To remain remote or risk exposure? While these decisions in part are informed by clinical considerations, our personal necessities are likely also implicated. Do we rationalize when we declare remote therapy equivalent (or nearly equivalent) to in-person work? Do we minimize the health risk to ourselves and our patients when we return to an in-person model? In this talk we invite you to interrogate the factors—conscious or not—that inform our use (or rejection) of remote work. We also aim to explore the short- and long-term implications of working through a screen for the psychoanalytic field as a whole.

Leora Trub, a clinical psychologist, has written extensively on these issues. She runs the Digital Media and Psychology lab at Pace University where she investigates how technologies affect our conceptions of ourselves and our relationships with others.

Joyce Slochower will act as facilitator and discussant.

Presenter – Leora Trub, PhD

Leora Trub, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at Pace University’s doctoral program in School/Clinical-Child Psychology, and has a private practice in New York City, where she treats adolescents, adults and couples. Her primary research interest is the study of identity development, relationship formation and psychological well-being in the age of technology, and the implications of digital technology on clinical practice. She is the author of numerous papers and chapters on clinical practice in the digital age, and the relationship between technology and psychological constructs including attachment, emotional regulation, intimacy, self-presentation and mindfulness. Her research has been published in a range of research, clinical, and psychoanalytic journals. It has also been reported on in various news outlets, including the New York Times.

Discussant – Joyce Slochower, PhD, ABPP

Joyce Slochower Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Hunter College & the Graduate Center, CUNY. Joyce is faculty and supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program, the Steven Mitchell Center, the National Training Program of NIP (all in New York), Philadelphia Center for Relational Studies in Philadelphia and the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California in San Francisco. She is on the Editorial Boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Ricerca Psicoanalitica and Psychoanalytic Perspectives and is on the Board of the IARPP. Joyce has published over 100 articles on various aspects of psychoanalytic theory and technique. Second Editions of her two books, Holding and Psychoanalysis: A Relational Perspective (1996) and Psychoanalytic Collisions (2006), were released in 2014 by Routledge. She is co-Editor, with Lew Aron and Sue Grand, of “De-idealizing relational theory: a Critique from within” and “Decentering Relational Theory: A Comparative Critique (2018, Routledge). Her forthcoming book, Elephants Under the Couch: Psychoanalysis and the Unspoken, is in press with Karnac. She is in private practice in New York City where she sees individuals and couples, runs supervision and study groups.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Oranda Barnes, Program Manager, at 212-333-3444 ext 107 or at@icpnyc.org.
Refund Policy: Please note that refunds for all AT events are available up until one week before the start of the workshop or module, unless otherwise stated.

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Details

Date:
September 28, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Adult Treatment

Other

Credits
4.5 CE Credits
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Virtual Workshop:

The Truth Shall Set You Free: Ethics and Authenticity in Session

with Mark O’Connell, LCSW-R, MFA

Approved for 3 NYS CE Credits

As therapists, our most essential instrument to engage our clients is our selves–no matter what theories or techniques guide our work. But very little is written or taught about how we can prepare and use our instrument in session, moment-to-moment, with each client–particularly in terms of our implicit/ non-verbal communication as it transmits through our eyes, faces, bodies, and voices. The more aware we are of our unique instrument and how we use it, the more ethical our clinical practice will be with each unique person who seeks our help.

Utilizing his experience as both an actor and a therapist, Mark O’Connell will offer you ways to prepare and to use your instrument with awareness, responsiveness, authenticity, intentionality, versatility, responsibility, and self-care. Participants will discuss ethical dilemmas in clinical practice with individuals, couples, and families, including questions around self-disclosure, countertransference, and confidentiality. And we will study, from an ethical perspective, how we can most effectively use ourselves authentically, even in the most challenging clinical scenarios. Mark will also guide you through theatrical concepts of “objectives,” and “roles” within relationships to gain perspectives on effective communication–beyond the words we speak–and to develop and trust your own sense of ethical and clinical best practices.

About the Presenter

Mark O’Connell, LCSW-R, MFA, is a psychotherapist in New York City, and a trained actor. He’s the author of the books The Performing Art of Therapy: Acting Insights and Techniques for Clinicians, and Modern Brides & Modern Grooms. His wide ranging articles have been published in various clinical journals and popular sources, and he writes the Psychology Today blog Quite Queerly.
For more information about Mark’s workshops on using the therapist’s “instrument,” visit:
www.theperformingartoftherapy.com.
And for more information about Mark’s psychotherapy practice visit: www.markoconnelltherapist.com

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Oranda Barnes, Program Manager, at 212-333-3444 ext 107 or at@icpnyc.org.
Refund Policy: Please note that refunds for all AT events are available up until one week before the start of the workshop or module, unless otherwise stated.

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Details

Date:
October 20, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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Organizer

Adult Treatment

Other

Credits
3 NYS CE credits
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