GNYAIRT SCHEDULE 2015-2016
All chapter meeting and workshops (excepted when otherwise stated ) are held at Actors Theatre Workshop – 145 West 28th St. Between 6th and 7th, Avenue 3rd floor
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September 18, 2015 CHAPTER MEETING 12noon to 2pm
Herb Tannenbaum, Ph.D. will present on “Unconscious Self Hatred as Resistance in Couples Therapy” The workshop is based on the social and psychological journeys as described in Imago Relationship theory and the intrapsychic dynamics that create resistance to change for couples. It is further based on core Imago theory and integration of an understanding of Psychoanalytic dynamics of the repetition compulsion of the psychic economy. Those of you who were fortunate enough to have been trained by Herb Tannenbaum, Gene Shelly and Joan Lakin Marantz, know what a treat this will be.
November 6, 2015 CHAPTER MEETING 12noon to 2pm
Post conference meeting. Members who will be present at this years IRI International Conference will offer us the latest updates on the clinical workshops they attended. If you plan to attend the conference and would like to present at this meeting please contact Linda Schnapp. 914-381-0311 [email protected]
GNYAIRT FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEA – TBA
Feb 26, 2016 WORKSHOP 10am – 4pm
William Doherty – will present on “Discernment Counseling” the new approach for couples on the brink.
William Doherty PhD is a professor and Director of the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project at the University of Minnesota. His books include “Take Back your Marriage,“ “Take Back your Kids” and “Family Therapy” with Susan McDaniel.
Discernment Counseling is a way for couples to look at their options before making a final decision about divorce. Is most appropriate for couples where one partner wants to preserve and repair the relationship and the other is leaning towards ending it. Research shows that this kind of ‘mixed agenda’ is common among couples approaching divorce, and there is a dearth of special services for them. It also a common (and difficult) presentation in couples counseling. Discernment counseling is different from regular marriage counseling in three ways: a) the goal is not to solve problems in the relationship, but to figure out whether the problems can be solved; b) the process involves mainly individual conversations with each partner since they have different needs and agendas and c) it is always short term
April 15, 2016 WORKSHOP 10am – 4pm
Lynn Lyons – will present on “Intergenerational Anxiety”
Anxiety is a very persistent master. When it moves into families, it takes over daily routines, schoolwork, bedtime, and recreation. This workshop teaches concrete counter intuitive strategies that normalize worry for families including: 1) expecting worried to show up and talking to it; 2) learning to be unsure and uncomfortable on purpose; 3) helping clients stay focused on what they want not what they want to avoid; 4) helping them remember their skills and strengths to keep moving forward.
Lynn Lyons LICSW, specializes in the treatment of anxious families and is the co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and the companion book Playing with Anxiety Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids.
CHAPTER MEETING May 13, 2016 12noon to 2pm
Sylvia Rosenfeld will present on “Finding the Sex you Lost”
June 3, 2016 WORKSHOP 10am – 4pm
Pat Love will be presenting – more information will follow (no matter what she presents on you know it is going to be great)
CHAPTER MEETINGS are free for members and if we are not over booked you may also invite a friend who might be interested in learning more about IMAGO, GNYAIRT or the topic of the meeting.
WORSHOPS cost $195 per workshop for GNYAIRT members and $225 for non-members.
Discounts are available to GNYAIRT members only.
For those who wish to attend all 3 workshop there is a discount price of $450.
For those who wish to attend any 2 workshops the discount price is $370.
To sign up on line for these workshops please go to imagonewyork.com. Log in as a member, and go to the event calendar, click on the earliest event you wish to attend. Then click on the combination that suits you best and pay on line. If you chose to register and pay by check you can do that by clicking paying with “check”. You can then mail your check to me at GNYAIRT c/o Irene Azar, 61 Irving Place, apt 3C, New York, NY 10003. Please write on the check which workshops you will be attending.
This might be a good time to remind you of our refund policy.
Refunds creates extra work for us and defeats our desire to know if we can open up the workshop to others. In addition, we are charged both a fee and a percentage of the price by PayPal. When Clayton or I write a refund check it costs us time, money, also necessitating extra record and bookkeeping responsibilities and missed opportunity to offer the ticket to someone else.
All refunds will be pro-rated according to the discount provided. For example – you paid $450 for 3 workshops and can now attend only 1, you will receive a refund check of $255 minus $25 to cover the costs of the fees we incurred. You paid $450 for 3 and can now only attend 2, you will receive a refund check of $80 minus $25 to cover the costs of the fees we incurred. You paid $370 for 2 and can now only attend 1, you will receive a refund check of $175 minus $25 to cover the costs of the fees we incurred.
There will be only a 50% refund for cancellations during the 7 days preceding a workshop. Of course you are always welcome to offer your place to a colleague or friend.
We hope this is clear and eliminates confusion.
LAST YEAR’S OFFERINGS
Friday September 19th 12noon to 2pm
Bruce Hillowe who is both an attorney and a therapist will present on how we can best protect ourselves from malpractice.
Sunday October 5, 2014 WORKSHOP
Hedy Schleifer 9am-6am
Join Hedy Schleifer, MA, LMHC, for a one day advanced clinical training, as she continues to deepen her latest thinking about the integrative and inter-disciplinary approach that she calls Encounter-centered Couples Therapy
The cost to members is $195 and to non-members $225. You can pay for it on our new website. We are also offering a deep discount to members who wish to come to all three workshops of $450 also payable with credit card on the “imagonewyork.com” website. This workshop will fill up fast and it will be filled on a first come first serve basis. (Depending on how many extra people sign up we might look for a larger space.) I have already started a list of people who wish to attend. See the end of this email for full details about this workshop. *
Friday November 14, 2014 12noon to 2pm
Post conference meeting. Members who will be present at this years IRI International Conference will offer us the latest updates on the clinical workshops they attended. If you plan to attend the conference and would like to present at this meeting please contact Linda Schnapp-
GNYAIRT FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEA – A SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY 2015 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCE
Friday Feb 6, 2015 WORKSHOP 9am – 3pm
Deepen your IMAGO skills and understanding with this IMAGO master – more information will follow at a later date. The cost to members is $195 and to non-members $225. You can pay for it on our new website.We are also offering a deep discount to members who wish to come to all three workshops of $450 also payable with credit card on the “imagonewyork.com” website.
Friday March 6, 2015 12noon to 2pm
Cheryl Dollinger Brown and Sylvia Rosenfeld will present on Stan Tactin’s work.
Stan Tatkin, Psy. D, MFT is the founder of the PACT Training Institute and the developer of PACT– A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy. PACT is an integration of neuroscience, arousal regulation, andattachment theory.This therapy modality centers on early attachment and its effect on the development of the brain and the nervous system. Also, PACT encourages couples to participate in secure-functioning relationships, even if the individuals themselves do not have secure attachment.
Dr. Tatkin is the author of Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, and Your Brain on Love: The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships,as well as the co-author with Marion Soloman of Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy.
May 15, 2015 Friday
WORKSHOP 10am – 4pm
Karyn Schorr & Catherine Calvert will present on DBT and Sensory Integration The cost to members is $195 and to non-members $225. You can pay for it on our new website. We are also offering a deep discount to members who wish to come to all three workshops of $450 also payable with credit card on the “imagonewyork.com” website.
June 12, 2015
GNYAIRT Chapter meeting 12- 2pm. Actors Theatre Workshop 145 west 28th street – between 6 & 7th avenues 3rd floor
At our final meeting we will be reviewing all of this season’s workshops and how they have been integrated into our practices. This promises to be an exciting opportunity to learn from and share with your fellow members. If you missed any of the workshops this is your chance to catch up and find out what you have missed.
In the past the last chapter meeting has always been lively and interesting. We do hope to see you there.
ABOUT GNYAIRT MEMBERSHIP DUES – PLEASE READ
Many or Most of you who are members have received a reminder to pay your dues. A big THANK YOU to all those who have already renewed – you make my life so much easier.
For the rest of you please note that it is once again the time of the year that we ask you to renew your commitment to and membership in GNYAIRT. Membership is $85 and runs from June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016
No matter when you decide to pay your membership dues they end May 31, 2016.
Because we now file a tax return (Thank you Clayton) we need to operate like other organizations with a fiscal year. Ours is from August 1 till July 31. That gives the stragglers among you an extra 60 days to pay your dues. Your dues allows us to create a budget to pay for rent, postage, the website, and allows us the flexibility to plan for future workshops and events. When they straggle in we are working in the dark.
You can pay your dues on line by logging in to our website IMAGONEWYORK.com. We accept all credit cards except AMEX.
*For those of you who were unable to pay on line in past years we are now using PayPal which is extremely reliable and safe. You may also pay by check. Make the check out to GNYAIRT and send it to GNYAIRT c/o Irene Azar, 61 Irving Place, Apt 3C, New York, NY 10003
IMPORTANT – I strongly recommend that you go on line and use this opportunity to update your information.
BENEFITS – You can now share with the public all your other specialties such as EMDR, EFT etc, your days of operation, and your other language skills. Please remember that all information you place on the website will be searchable by the public. So do not put down any information that you do not want available to the public. Also you can post 2 office addresses but one will have a map and the other will not. OFFICE #1 will have map. You decide which one to place as office #1 and office #2 (no map). Also this website allows clients to contact you directly from the site.
Finally the Yahoo list serve. If you have changed your email address you will need to go to the yahoo list and sign up again with your new email address if you wish to send out messages using this NEW address. Then, with your say so I will remove your defunct email address.
Please forward this email to anyone you may know who has complained about not getting emails about chapter meetings and workshops
Okay – that is enough information for one email.
Summary – Go to www.imagonewyork.com and renew or sign up for membership ASAP.