Registration Required: Event Fee $20 A ZOOM CASE CONFERENCE SERIES 2019/2020: Working at the Boundary: Inclusion, Exclusion, Identity and Otherness in Groups, Organizations and Nation States. CE Credits Available for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s (included in Fee for this event with pre-registration).
Wednesday June 24, 2020 11:30AM – 1:15PM THE IPTAR ASYLUM SEEKERS PROGRAM Dyadic, Small and Large Group Experiences of Therapists Working Within and at the Boundaries of the Consulting Room with Asylum Seekers.Richard Lasky, PhD: Supervisor Brett Gorkin, PhD: Administrative Coordinator Psychotherapists: Alexandra Cyr, LP; Anna Fishzon, Judith Hanlon, PhD; Mary Tirolo, Leni Winn, LCSW
The group will present the history of its formation, a collaboration between Doctors of the World (since re-named HealthRight International) and IPTAR (more specifically The IPTAR Clinical Center), intended to provide pro bono dynamically oriented therapy to victims of political, religious, sexual and genocidal violence and persecution seeking asylum in the United States. The critical containing function of the small supervisory group for the therapists will be described. Several case histories will be presented followed by a dialogue among the therapist group. The inherent difficulties in the work, such as vicarious traumatization and the clinical challenges of balancing concrete needs and creating a flexible frame will be considered, and common themes will be noted from among these and other cases. Some of the “tensions” in managing the various boundaries in the interface with the legal, social service and the clinical needs of the clients will be described as well as the enrichment gained in learning through these experiences with the Asylum Seekers. The presentation will close with a description of the dissolution of the supervisory group (with some suggestions about what brought it about) and an open discussion with the attendees of this Case Conference.
The Asylum Seekers Program, IPTAR:
Alexandra Cyr, LP — Advanced Candidate, IPTAR.
Anna Fishzon, PhD, LP — Advanced Candidate, Program and Faculty/Curriculum Committee Member, IPTAR.
Brett Gorkin, PhD — Member, and SEVIS Coordinator, IPTAR.
Judith Hanlon, PhD — Fellow and Faculty, IPTAR
Richard Lasky, PhD — Faculty & Fellow (Training & Control Analyst), IPTAR;
Clinical Professor of Psychology, Training & Supervising Analyst, NYU Postdoctoral Program.
Mary Tirolo, LCSW — Member, Faculty, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program, IPTAR.
Leni Winn, LCSW — Member and Faculty, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program, IPTAR.
1) Participants will learn the significance and psychodynamics of traumatic stress on asylum seekers attempting to obtain refuge in the United States.
2) Participants will be asked to consider the psychosocial and political consequences of the combined clinical and legal needs of the clients.
3) Participants will be asked to consider the complexities of the roles and role relationships, and their shifting nature over time, between the referring agency, the supervisory group, the panel of therapists, and IPTARss an institution.
A group presentation of the history of the supervisory group, from it’s inception to it’s dissolution, accompanied by the presentation of selected examples of work with clients.
1) History of the supervisory group.
2) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and it’s particular variants in our clients.
3) The Asylum process.
CE Credits for LCSW’s, LP’s, LCAT’s and LMHC’s
Social Workers: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Inc. (IPTAR) SW CPE 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 #0226.
Licensed Psychoanalysts: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) 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 (P-0011).
Licensed Creative Arts Therapists: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) 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 (#CAT-0037).
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: The Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) 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-0112).
(1.5) CE credits will be granted to participants who have registered, have documented evidence of attendance of the entire program and have completed the on-line evaluation form. Upon completion of the evaluation form a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to all participants who comply with these requirements.
The Case Conference Series consists of presentations of applied material from an organizational consultation, executive coaching engagement, or presentation relevant to systems-psychodynamic thinking and practice in organizational as well as clinical settings for therapists and analysts . The format is interactive and all who attend are invited to participate. For further information contact
Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, email@example.com .
IPTAR’s L.J.Gould Center is named for Laurence J. Gould, PhD, a psychoanalyst, psychologist, Organizational Consultant and international figure in the discipline instrumental in designing and implementing Systems-Psychoanalytic work at IPTAR.
THE GOULD CENTER ADMINISTRATION:
Joseph A. Cancelmo, PsyD, FIPA and Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, MBA, MA
Steering Committee and Additional Faculty: Joseph A. Cancelmo, PsyD,FIPA; Susan Berger, PsyD,FIPA; Michael A. Diamond, PhD.; Dahlia Radley-Kingsley, MBA, MA; Michael Moskowitz, PhD,FIPA; Ferne Traeger, LCSW, MBA, FIPA; Matthew von Unwerth, PhD, FIPA.
Visiting Faculty: Avi Nutkevitch, PhD / Sharon Horowitz, PhD / M.Gerard Fromm, PhD