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The 3 Rs of Emotion: Reading, Responding and Regulating in Clinical Practice

Choice of two dates and locations:
June 14, 2015 at St. Thomas Aquinas Campus, Rockland County
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Campus
125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY
June 18, 2015 at Sarah Lawrence College, Westchester County
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sarah Lawrence College
Heimbold Visual Arts Center
917 Kimball Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708


This event will focus on the client and ways to identify and work with emotional responses in individual, couple and family contexts and Worker’s self, and ways to develop and incorporate the use of emotional attunement in clinical practice. 

Learning Goals:
  • To recognize dissociative states as well as explosive emotional reactions.
  • To become familiar with responses that create a safe holding environment and allow the unfolding of neural memory networks.
  • To identify ways to create resilience and generate reparative responses from family members.
  • To acquire ways to be more aware and tolerant of emotional states that are aroused by the client.
  • To become comfortable with the process of exploring emotions and constructing meaning in the session.
  • To recognize signs of emotional overload, and ways to promote emotional health in one’s self and one’s clients.


Dr. Judith Siegel, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work
Judith Siegel has been a faculty member of the Silver School of Social Work at NYU since 1989. Prior to joining NYU, she was a faculty member of Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Siegel's most recent book is titled Stop Overreacting (2010; New Harbinger). She also wrote What Children Learn From Their Parents Marriage (2000; Harper Collins), Repairing Intimacy (1992; Jason Aronson), and Countertransference and Couples Therapy (1997; Norton). In addition to her scholarship in the areas of intimacy and family relationships, Dr. Siegel has published in the area of neuroscience research and emotion with recent articles appearing in Family Process; Trauma, Violence and Abuse and Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. She has also been published in The Clinical Social Work Journal; The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy; The Journal of Family Psychology; The American Journal of Family Therapy; Psychoanalytic Inquiry; The Journal of Family Social Work; The Journal of Emotional Abuse; The Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy; The Journal of Couples; The Journal of Traumatic Stress; Health and Social Work; The Journal of Reproductive Medicine; Family Systems Medicine; Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; and the Journal of Independent Social Work. Dr. Siegel has presented her work throughout the United States and abroad.
Dr. Siegel approaches couples treatment from a perspective that integrates object relations, emotional regulation, cognitive, systems, and narrative concepts. Another facet of her work involves parenting, including prevention against the effects of divorce on children, and ways that parents can emotionally coach their children. Dr. Siegel has written articles in parenting magazines and given 'expert' media advice in these areas. She also co-directs the post-master’s certificate program in child and family therapy. Dr. Siegel's interest in defensive splitting in couples has resulted in the development of a practice model as well as the creation of an assessment tool that is presently being used in research on domestic violence.


To register for the June 14, 2015 conference at St. Thomas Aquinas Campus (Rockland County), please click here.

To register for the June 18, 2015 conference at Sarah Lawrence College (Westchester County), please click here.

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Continuing Education Hours

The 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 #0012.

Attendance at this event result in receipt of seven and a half (7.5) continuing education credit hours.

Learning Assessment
In order to obtain the credits, all participants are required to complete a short post-event learning assessment. The learning assessment will be sent out electronically via the e-mail address provided at registration. Upon completion of the learning assessment, the credits will be e-mailed to the participant.

Attendance Fees

General Admission: $150
NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $112.50
NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $127.50
NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $112.50
NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $40
Non-NYU Silver Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $60
3+ from one agency: $112.50 per person
Veterans: $75

Cancellations and Refunds

In the event that after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning offers refunds on the following basis:
Refund requests made on or before June 5 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before June 12 (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after June 13: no refund
In the instance of event cancellation, all registrants will be fully reimbursed.
If you can no longer attend this event and wish to be reimbursed, please complete the form located here.   

Contact Us

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-998-5973
Fax: 212-995-4497