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This event is a part of the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning's Spring 2018 Seminar Series.

March 23, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NYU Silver School of Social Work
1 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003


In our work with children and young adolescents, treatment gains are more likely to be retained if parents have changed too. This requires a more explicit model of work with parents in conjunction with their child’s therapy. This one-day training will cover key principles, and techniques for doing Concurrent Parent Child Psychotherapy, a model developed by Psychoanalysts Jack and Kelly Novick, informed by interpersonal neurobiology research. It emphasizes building two systems of self and dyadic regulation, staying equidistant between the needs of parent and child, parenthood as a developmental phase, and an explicit framework for building and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with parents. The workshop will address specific anxieties parents bring to each phase of treatment. Participants will role-play scenarios of typical dilemmas clinicians face when working with parents and children and examine biases one has to overcome to fully engage parents in the overall structure of a child’s treatment. Case material will be presented on each phase of treatment.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
  • Gain an overview of the rationale for Concurrent Parent Child Psychotherapy, theoretical assumptions, goals and interventions for different phases of treatment
  • Understand and address typical anxieties parents bring to treatment
  • Learn techniques for promoting self and dyadic regulation, and develop further appreciation for why self-regulation is a cornerstone of early childhood development that cuts across all domains of behavior
  • Learn skills for building multiple therapeutic alliances, and staying equidistant between the child’s and parent’s needs
  • Become more aware of different reasons for reluctance to engage parents in the overall structure of a treatment, and gain skills to deal with clinical challenges


Susan Goodman, LCSW

Susan Goodman, LCSW  

Susan Goodman, LCSW has worked with children, adolescents and their families for more than 25 years, in private practice, schools, and hospitals.  Committed to incorporating parents into the overall structure of child and adolescent treatment, she uses a framework derived from her training in Concurrent Parent Child Psychotherapy with Kerry Novick, Ph.D. This model fosters adaptive growth in parents alongside the growth in their child.

She is an Adjunct Lecturer in the NYU Silver School of Social Work where she teaches about parent work. Ms. Goodman previously served as Senior Consultant to ChildFirst where she trained and supervised Clinical Directors and their teams in Trauma-Informed Parent-Child Psychotherapy. At the Rye Country Day School, where she worked as the Middle School Counselor, Ms. Goodman also provided support for parents.

She earned her MSW at NYU Graduate School of Social Work and received her certification in the psychoanalytic treatment of children and adolescents from The Post Graduate Institute and Institute for Child, Adolescent and Family Studies.


  • General Admission: $70.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $52.50
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $52.50
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $59.50
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $52.50
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $35.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $46.69 
  • 3+ from one agency: $52.50 each
  • Veterans: $35.00

All discounts must be applied before the event date.


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NYSED and ACE approved for 3 CE hours. 


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) 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.
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.


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 March 15 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before March 21 (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after March 22: no refund
If the event is 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

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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