New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents


1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Course Number: 173      Location: Westchester


Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: Registration: 10:00am - 10:45am
  Presentation: 10:45am - 12:15pm


Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Avenue                                                                                 
White Plains, NY 10606

Troubled relationships with food and body are rampant in our culture.  Girls as young as five talk about dieting.  Many of our clients wrestle with eating struggles.  Others, with the pain of parenting daughters who suffer from eating disorders. In this presentation a new model for group intervention with mothers of daughters with eating problems will be explored.  This model is also applicable to individual treatment with our many clients who have painful relationships to food and to their bodies.  The complex interplay of cultural, psychodynamic and interpersonal forces impacting upon daughters as well as mothers will be examined.  The empowering effect that this kind of exploration can have upon mothers will be discussed.  The presentation of this group model will provide implications for effective intervention in individual work with mothers of eating disordered daughters.
HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the importance of addressing a mother’s relationship to her body and to food. 
  2. Describe cultural invitations to engage in body hating thoughts and practices, and describe the importance of facilitating the ability to resist toxic messages about food and body.
  3. Describe the importance of strengthening a mother’s ability to find her own voice and set boundaries with her daughter. 
  4. Describe the importance of enhancing a mother’s capacity for tolerating her own, and her daughter’s painful affective experiences.

Jody Porter, LCSW
has specialized in individual, couple and family treatment of eating disorders for the past 30 years. She has lectured on the topic of family systems treatment, both of eating disorders and addictions.  In December, 2015, she presented a paper about her model for group intervention with mothers of eating disordered daughters to The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, NYC.  Ms Porter is a graduate of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute Training Program in the treatment of eating and body image problems. She is also a graduate of Ackerman Institute’s Externship in Family and Couple Therapy.  Additionally, she has completed extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy which she is integrating into her work with families.

Maximum Capacity: 65

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

NYSED Approved for:
Licensed Psychoanalysts (LP)  #P-0017
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) #MFT-0028
Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) - #MHC-0045

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Psy.D, LCSW-R, BCD, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., 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 #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

”Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of SocialWork Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/15/2016-7/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Registration & Networking:   

Presentation:  10:30am-12:15pm


                Members  $30
                Non-members $45
                Students with ID: $20
     On Site:
                Members  $40
                Non-members $55
                Students with ID: $20

RSVP is strongly encouraged.
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee (to be paid on-site only).  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration, you will be added to our waitlist.

Email Alison Abrams, LMSW at

Please include:

  • First and Last Name
  • Member/Non-Member Status
  • Mailing and Email address

You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee (to be paid on-site only).  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration, you will be added to our waitlist.

Note: Payment is required and will be collected on-site only – check or money order only.

Check or money order are to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellation Policy:  
If you are pre-registered, please email Alison Abrams at, up to 48 hoursprior to the presentation.  Your notification may open up spacefor someone on our waiting list.

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