Date & Time: September 22, 2021 – May 4, 2022 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Virtual

The Couple Psychotherapy Program at the Postgraduate Programs for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Derner School of Psychology presents their seminar series for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

All Seminars are live and will be given on-line via Zoom only.

CE credits are available for New York State Psychologists, Social Workers, LMFT, and LMHC

In his song Isis Bob Dylan captures the paradox of enduring relationships:
What drives me to you is what drives me insane.”
Bob Dylan album Desire. January 1976

The simplicity of these ten words eloquently sums up the complexity of the relationship dynamics that make couple therapy one of the more challenging forms of treatment. At the Adelphi University Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy we provide grounding in the theory and practice of couple psychotherapy through our Continuing Education and Professional Development Series.

If you are a mental health professional and are licensed or license-eligible in your state, our seminars are the next step in establishing yourself as an expert in the field of couple psychotherapy. No prior experience treating couples is required.

  • Create your own postgraduate learning experience with a diverse selection of advanced training opportunities.
  • Sharpen and refine your clinical skills and theoretical understanding of couple therapy.
  • Study with faculty who are at the forefront of current scholarly and clinical practice.
  • Increase your knowledge in order to maintain clinical flexibility and value.
  • Choose seminars focused on your professional interests.
  • Pursue your education at your own pace.

Fall 2021 Seminars:

Infidelity and Intimacy (8 CE credits)

Affairs are one of the most traumatic events in a relationship. They threaten the couple’s emotional security by disrupting their secure attachment bond. These events must be handled with the utmost delicacy and require very specific clinical skills and interventions which will be the focus of this course.

Dates:
September 22, 29
October 6, 13

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Instructor:
Michael D. Zentman Ph.D.
Dr. Zentman is the Founding Director of the Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy and faculty in the Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Registration Fee: $360.00


Working with High-conflict & Volatile Couples (8 CE credits)

Couples often enter treatment in dysregulated states. This course will provide a theoretical understanding as well as specific clinical techniques to provide holding and containment for these couples.

Instructors:
Wendy Greenspun, Ph.D.
Dr.Greenspun is faculty and supervisor at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Couples Therapy Training Program at the William Alanson White Institute, and the Adelphi Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy.

Michael D. Zentman, Ph.D.
Dr. Zentman is the Founding Director of the Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy and faculty in the Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Dates:
October 20, 27
November 3, 10

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $360.00


The Use of Transference and Countertransference in Couple Therapy (8 CE credits)

When couples have difficulty articulating their experiences due to high states of emotional pain and anxiety this information is often expressed through how they experience and influence us during the course of treatment. There are times when transference and countertransference are all we may have to guide us through a difficult phase in a couple’s treatment.

Instructor:
Carl Bagnini, LCSW, B.C.D.
Mr. Bagnini is founding and senior faculty at the International Psychotherapy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Dates:
November 17
December 1, 8, 15

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $360.00


The Impact of Trauma in Couples (8 CE credits)

This course will examine the impact of contemporary and inter-generational trauma on couple relationships.

Instructor:
Ron Nasim PhD
Dr Nasim is a clinical psychologist and certified couple and family therapist from Israel. He is a former coordinator and supervisor for the couple and family therapy program at LOTEM clinic for sexual abuse survivors, Sourasky Medical Center at Tel Aviv. Dr Nasim is also lecturer at the Barcai Institute and the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo.

Dates:
January 9, 23, 30

Time:
9:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Registration Fee: $360.00


Spring 2022 Seminars

Working with Addiction in Couple Therapy (8 CE credits)

Addictions are often the third leg of a triangle that takes on a life of its own in couple relationships. For treatment to be effective, the individual and dyadic nature of an addiction must be addressed. This course will elaborate on these dynamics.

Instructor:
Marg Rombone, Ph.D.
Dr. Rombone teaches courses in Couples Therapy and Research, Addiction, and Personality. She is faculty at Adelphi University and has completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Therapy

Dates:
January 26
February 2, 9, 16

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $360.00


Sexuality and Sex Therapy (8 CE credits)

This course will explore the multi-faceted meaning of sex and sexuality in couple relationships.

Instructor:
Suzanne Iasenza, Ph.D.
Faculty at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and the Adelphi University Derner Institute’s Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy and Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She also teaches at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Family Institute of Westchester.

Dates:
February 23
March 2, 9, 16

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $360.00


Divorce and Divorce Counseling (4 CE credits)

Working with couples in the throes of separation and divorce can be challenging. This course will provide a framework to guide the couple through this wrenching process while minimizing collateral damage to their children and each other.

Instructor:
Sharon Kozberg, Ph. D.
On faculty at the Adelphi Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy and is a member of both the NYU Postdoctoral Program Immigration and Human Rights Work Group and Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights.

Dates:
March 23, 30

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $180.00


Gender Issues in Couple Therapy (4 CE credits)

The shapes and forms of contemporary relationships require an expansion of our clinical lens. This course will explore the treatment of the many variations of coupling.

Instructor:
Patricia Dowds, Ph.D.
Patricia Dowds, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Family Therapy Institute of Suffolk, and the past Executive Director of the Minuchin Center for the Family, N.Y.C. Through these two agencies she has worked on developing programs to keep children out of the court system, and to reduce conflict in divorce. She also is a Consultant to Suffolk County Dept of Health, visiting faculty at Nassau University Medical Center, and SUNY at Stony Brook where she teaches working therapists, graduate students, medical students, and medical residents on family systems.

Dates:
April 6, 13

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $180.00


Ethnicity and Cultural Influences (4 CE credits)

An individual’s cultural heritage lives as much in their present as in their past. Unacknowledged intergenerational influences are a crucial element of effective couple therapy and will be explored in this course.

Instructor:
Tomas Casado-Frankel, MA, LMFT

Dates:
April 20, 27

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $180.00


Integration of Psychoanalytic and Systemic Thought and Practice. Finding Yourself in a Theory – Finding a Theory in Yourself (4 CE credits)

Participants will have an opportunity to clarify, compare and contrast various theoretical perspectives in this course as they begin to identify their own clinical orientation to couple treatment.

Instructor:
Michael D. Zentman, Ph.D.
Dr. Zentman is the Founding Director of the Postgraduate Program in Couple Therapy and faculty in the Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Dates:
May 4, 11

Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $180.00


Discount packages are available for multiple seminars registration.

  • FULL Fall Seminar Series (4 seminars) $1300

  • FULL Spring Seminar Series (6 seminars) $1300

  • 2 seminars ($360 each): $650.00

  • 3 seminars ($360 each): $970.00

  • 2 seminars ($360 and $180): $490.00

  • 3 seminars (two $360 & one $180) $600

  • 3 seminars (one $360 & two $180) $650

  • 2 seminars ($180 each): $325.00

  • 3 seminars ($180 each): $485.00

  • 1 seminar: $180 / $360


Credentialing Information

Adelphi University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Adelphi University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Adelphi University, Derner School of Psychology, Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 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-0185; by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0083; and 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-0607; and by New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0024.

Disclaimer Statement

This continuing education seminar, seminar instructor/s, and the Postgraduate Programs as the seminar’s sponsor, receive no commercial support for the content of instruction (e.g., research grants funding research findings etc.), or benefit for endorsement of products (e.g., books, training, drugs, etc.) that are known to present a conflict of interest.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are issued for cancellations made up to 7 working days before the event. Cancellations of less than 7 days for any reason, or no-shows are not refunded. Credit towards a future event/workshop are issued for cancellations less than 7 days and up to 24 hours before the event. No credit is issued for cancellations less than 24 hours before the events or no-shows.


For further information, please contact:

Micheal D. Zentman, PhD
Program Director
p – 631.754.3880
e – mzentman@adelphi.edu

Susan Haacke, LCSW
Assistant Director for Continuing Education
p – 516.877.4839
e – shaacke@adelphi.edu

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