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Sunday, September 29, 2024

THE NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK LONG ISLAND CHAPTER WITH THE ADVANCED CLINICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION PRESENTS:

SIBLING ABUSE AS A COMPLEX TRAUMA: UNDERSTANDING THE FAMILY STRUCTURE AND ITS RESIDUAL DYNAMICS

Program Description

Identifying sibling abuse is critical towards efforts to protect children from physical and psychological trauma. Parent-child relationships are often the focus of assessment and sibling relationships are underexplored. Although sibling abuse occurs more frequently than parent-child abuse or spousal abuse, it poses a threat to one’s physical safety and emotional well-being, it is often overlooked as normal behavior among siblings. There is also a paucity of research on sibling abuse, sibling aggression and violence that have focused on the cycle of violence in intimate and parent-child relations without exploration of other adult attachment manifestations for survivors or a psychodynamic theoretical construct of sibling abuse.

This presentation will focus on the survivor’s perception and interpretation of sibling abuse and reveal how these experiences are internalized and subsequently externalized in interpersonal relationships with a lens towards attachment. Sibling abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) will be discussed as consideration of complex trauma as well. There will also be some interactive participation in which risk and protective factors will be identified; challenges of cultural and countertransference will be addressed; strategies for assessment will be explored; and interventions will be considered for individuals and families.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW current members only.

**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.

Date:

Sunday, September 29, 2024

9am - 10am: Sign-In, Social Networking and Continental Breakfast Served (Coffee, Bagels, Fruit and Cheese)
10am - 1pm: Introductions and Presentation

Registration:

Please register by Thursday, September 26 at 5pm.

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Presenter:

Amy Meyers PhD, LCSW

Location:

Live In Person
Molloy University (Building and Room # TBA at time of registration)
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Program Originator:

Long Island

Course Number

345

NYS CE Accreditation for:

LCSW, LMSW, LPSY, LMFT, LMHC, LP

The Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0028; licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0045; licensed psychoanalysts #P-0017; licensed psychologists #PSY-0121; and licensed social workers #SW-0056.

Out of State Providers:

Out-of-state providers are welcome to request a certificate upon completion of the presentation evaluation but must check with their own state licensing boards to inquire about whether or not the certificate is recognized as transferrable for CEs in their state’s jurisdiction.

Program Details

1. Distinguish sibling rivalry from sibling abuse;
2. Identify risk and protective factors of sibling abuse;
3. Explain sibling abuse as a complex trauma;
4. Identify the manifestations of sibling abuse on adult interpersonal relatedness;
5. List five questions to assess for sibling abuse.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

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

Dr. Amy Meyers, PhD, LCSW is a social work professor at Molloy University and a clinician in NYC where she has maintained a private practice for 30 years. She is an advisory board member to the Sibling Abuse and Aggression Research Advocacy Initiative at the University of New Hampshire and has published and presented nationally about sibling abuse. She has also conducted numerous trainings and workshops on diversity, equity and inclusion and transformed a Long Island School District’s approach to culturally responsive teaching. Dr. Meyers is host of “What Would Dr. Meyers Do?”, a podcast focused on countertransference and “getting into the mind of a therapist” where there is dedicated series on sibling abuse. She is currently the President of the New York State Social Work Education Association and a longstanding member of the NYSSCSW.

Bibliography/References – DOWNLOAD PDF
Live in person presentation with Q & A

Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation. Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Debbie at info.acefoundation@gmail.com, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at info.acefoundation@gmail.com.

Inclement Weather Policy:

Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Debbie, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Debbie: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
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