ACE Foundation Programs
The clinical treatment of older adults presents both unique challenges and rewards. In later life, in Erikson’s ninth stage, issues from earlier developmental stages may come back to haunt as relational conflicts, mastered sufficiently in earlier life, revive. In addition, current adversity may reawaken early trauma. These ghosts from the past may create misery. Overwhelming affects may produce agitated states or emotional numbing and deadened depression (sometimes mistaken for dementia). The re-emergence of earlier difficulties, however, offers not merely trouble but also opportunity. Psychotherapy at this time can be highly effective, not only relieving suffering, but in many cases leading to striking psychological change and more fulfilling lives.
In this workshop we will combat ageist assumptions about the limitations of what psychotherapy can offer the aged. Dr. Schaffer will present a paper describing the psychological struggles of older adults and the role psychotherapy can play in facilitating growth. She will then offer an illustrative case example. In the discussion participants will be encouraged to share their own clinical material.
*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.
**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.
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Registration is closed.
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
Social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, 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.
Amy Schaffer, Ph.D. is a faculty member and supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. She is a licensed psychologist in New York State and received her certification in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City, where she founded and directed their Two-year Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Her background also includes psychodrama, psychological research, and college teaching. She has a private practice in Manhattan and has worked clinically with older adults for 40 years. She has published papers in journals and is the author of Blooming in December: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Older Adults.
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.
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