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Thursday, May 28, 2020
4:00–5:30 p.m.



Supporting Teachers as they Adjust to the Professional and Personal Challenges of Distance Learning

Maintaining School Mental Health Services in the Midst of The COVID-19 Crisis

The Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in the Derner School of Psychology are pleased to invite you to a free zoom workshop for school mental health practitioners.

1.5 CE credits

Many teachers are attempting to balance their professional responsibilities with their parental responsibilities, as their children are now home with them. Preparation for these dramatic changes was limited at best.  It is no surprise that recent surveys have reported teachers feeling fearful, exhausted and irritable. Support from their trusted building school psychologists, school social workers and school guidance counselors can be extremely meaningful during this time of unprecedented stress.

The panel members for this workshop are all current or former school mental health professionals. They will demonstrate effective strategies and interventions designed to guide school mental health practitioners toward supporting teachers who are coping with the many personal and professional challenges they face as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Open dialogue with the audience will be provided and case material from participants is encouraged.  

Registrants are encouraged to submit questions and to express their interests before and during the presentation. Ample time will be provided for interaction between audience members and the speakers.


Stephen Hyman, Ph.D.
Founder and Co-director, Adelphi University’s Postgraduate Program in Psychodynamic School Psychology; former school psychologist, Hewlett Woodmere Public Schools; Journal article: The School as a Holding Environment; Private Practice, Roslyn Heights, New York.


Navila Armon, LCSW
School Social Worker in the Huntington Public Schools; Candidate, Adelphi University Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Private Practice, Jericho, New York.

Maryann Sullivan, MS
NYS Certified School Psychologist, is trained in, and has practiced as a School Psychologist. She is a graduate of the Postgraduate Psychodynamic School Psychology Program at Adelphi University. Currently Maryann works as a Teacher Coordinator.

Matthew Tedeschi, Ph.D.
Co-Director and faculty, Adelphi University Postgraduate Program in Psychodynamic School Psychology; faculty, Adelphi postgraduate programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy; former school psychologist Western Suffolk BOCES; Private Practice, Northport, New York.


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For more information, please contact:

Kathy Kannengeiser
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