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a 3 hour Continuing Education Course for Social Workers


Sunday February 3, 2019 12pm-3pm

Brooklyn Learning Center, 147 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217


We will review and elaborate on the terms pertaining to the LGBTQIA community.  We will discuss treatment approaches, highlighting play therapy, in addition to individual, group, and family therapy.  We will discuss the process of assessing gender development in various age groups.  We will focus on how to help parents and families provide support that is vital to the outcome of the development and optimal adjustment of children who identify as LGBTQIA.


Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss ways that a therapist can recognize specific themes in children's play, and how to use them to help parents and families understand and encourage child/adolescent exploration about gender and sexual identity

  • Speak about ways to engage in conversation with LGBTQIA youth when sensitive issues come up. 

  • Describe specific issues and goals for working with children, adolescents and parents around issues of LGBTQIA.

  • Explain different ways to incorporate parents and family in treatment of children 10 and younger, and with those 11 and older, around issues related to gender and sexuality


About the Instructors

Susan Caputo, LCSW-R, is Director Emeritus of a community mental health clinic in Brooklyn, where she provided training and supervision for clinical staff in play therapy, trauma work, and health issues.  While director, Susan built a child program, and the clinic was awarded a school-based program by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Susan is a graduate of NYIPT and is trained in both EMDR and CBT therapy to work with traumatized or depressed children and adults. Susan has been in private practice in Brooklyn for 13 years working with a broad spectrum of children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. She currently works with children, adolescents, parents and adults managing LGBTQ issues including coming out, questioning, transitioning and same sex pregnancy.


Judith Gringorten, has been in private practice for 25 years, working with children and adolescents, individually and in family units. Judith has worked at numerous child and family service organizations, focusing on mental health and substance abuse issues. Post 9/11, Judy participated in specialized training in trauma and children, as she continued her interest in working with substance and alcohol abuse. Judith is the Director of the Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York, a network of licensed clinical social workers, viewed at Over the last several years Judith has worked with the LGBTQ population, with children, teens, and adults. More recently this focus has included the transgender and non-binary community, an area of treatment she considers long overlooked. Judy is an experienced trainer, and has presented workshops on a wide variety of topics for both community organizations and employee assistance programs. She is a faculty member of the New York State Office of Substance Abuse and Alcohol Services, and is certified to teach courses for CASAC credit. 


Price: $80.00 (includes certificate of completion for 3 CEU’s)


Refunds for individual tickets will be given for cancellations prior to January 19, 2019

No refunds will be given after January 19, 2019


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The New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training is approved by the New York State Department of Education to provide Continuing Education Credits to Social Workers (LCSW & LMSW). 



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