Sunday, October 3, 2021

Challenges in Individual & Family Therapy During and After a High-Conflict Divorce (2 NYS CE Credits)

Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D., ABPP & Roxane Polak, PhD.

Course Description: Divorce is one of the most stressful times in people’s lives. Strong emotions play havoc when one’s support system is shaken. Treating patients from this population presents a specific set of challenges for psychotherapists. Additionally, the treating professional may become pulled into court battles. Learn skills necessary to treat adults, children and families who are involved with a divorce. Understand the dynamics of divorce and ways to reduce or contain the most destructive aspects of the conflict. Learn how to interact with the legal system when treating these cases.

Program Goals:

  1. Learn about the dynamics of high-conflict divorce and the pressures asserted on the practitioner.
  2. Identify common lapses in appropriate roles, boundaries and limits with this type of client.
  3. Understand the pressures asserted on the practitioner by the legal system and the legal and ethical problems that frequently result.
  4. Learn ways to expand your practice by providing different services to this population.

About the Presenters:

Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Grossman is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in working with families and children. He conducts child custody evaluations and practices in the area of collaborative divorce. He also serves as a parenting coordinator and mediator. Dr. Grossman has taught graduate and post graduate courses at many universities and institutes. He is a past president of the NYSPA forensic division and chairs the SCPA Psychology and Law Committee. He chaired the Forensic Task Force of the APA Division of Couple and Family Psychology and was the liaison to the APA/ABA Joint Committee. Dr. Grossman has served on a number of boards in professional psychology.

Roxane Polak, Ph.D.

Dr. Roxane Polak is a psychologist who specializes in individual and couple therapy and divorce counseling. In the interdisciplinary field of Collaborative Practice, she consults as a family and child specialist, has lectured in this area, and has taught interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice courses in Hofstra University Law School. She has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate psychology courses in Hofstra University, SUNY Purchase, and Sarah Lawrence College. She is a former executive Board member of NYACP. She is also a meditator and parenting coordinator. She has been an allied staff member for North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY in the department of child and adolescent psychiatry since 1996.

The program fee for the general public is $60. but NCPA members may use the code NCPA and attend at the reduced price of $40.

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Training ID: 481-119-420