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Couples Therapy: A Principles-Based Approach

July 7, 2017

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

OVERVIEW

Working with couples requires a clinician to move flexibly among different viewpoints and to utilize a variety of clinical skills. A couple can be seen from three complementary perspectives: as two individuals, as a relational unit, and as a subsystem of a larger extended family system. In this way, each couple represents a 'triune reality' with three interrelated, mutually influencing domains (Individual, Couple, Family), each offering different ways of 'seeing' and interacting therapeutically. While there are many diverse models of couples therapy, this workshop will eschew models in favor of guiding principles that are grounded in systems theory and are flexible in application. These principles offer multiple points of entry for working with the complexity of couples relationships. Attendees should expect to gain concrete tools for effective assessment and intervention. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 
  • Gain an understanding of basic organizing principles for working with couples.
  • Learn to identify the three domains (two individuals, relational unit, and subsystem of extended family) and to direct clinical focus from moment to moment in a session and over the course of therapy.
  • Gain effective tools for assessment and intervention with couples.
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    

Presenters

Consuelo Senior
Andrew Roffman, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
 

Andrew Roffman, LCSW is Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and Director of the Family Studies Program at the Child Study Center of NYU Langone Medical Center. Mr. Roffman has been in practice for 28 years, spending the first 11 of those years in community mental health settings and the last 17 as part of the NYU Child Study Center where he divides his time between clinical practice, supervision, and teaching. Mr. Roffman directs Family Studies, a training program in family and couples therapy for psychiatry residents and psychology interns in the Departments of Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry at NYU. In addition, he teaches an undergraduate class on family systems theory in NYU’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies Program (CAMS). Mr. Roffman’s publications on psychotherapy include numerous articles in peer reviewed professional journals as well as book chapters. His clinical practice is comprised of work with individuals, couples and families.

 

 

FEES

  • General Admission: $60.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $45.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $51.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $45.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $30.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $45.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $45.00 each
  • Veterans: $30.00

Registration

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE contact hours.


SOCIAL WORK

New York University Silver School of Social Work 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 {#SW-0012}.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 3 continuing education clock hours.

 

MENTAL HEALTH

New York University Silver School of Social Work 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 {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

NOTE: LMHCs can provide psychotherapy to couples, but may not hold themselves out as a marriage, family or couples therapist.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:

  • Refund requests made on or before June 29 (by midnight): full refund
  • Refund requests made on or before July 5 (by midnight): 50% refund
  • Refund requests made on or after July 7: no refund

If the is event cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS & GRIEVANCE POLICY

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.
 
Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

Contact

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-5973
Fax: (212) 995-4497