a 3 hour Continuing Education
Course for Social Workers
Sunday February 3, 2019
Brooklyn Learning Center, 147 Lincoln Place,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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
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:
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
ways to engage in conversation with LGBTQIA youth when
sensitive issues come up.
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
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 www.psychotherapistsnyc.com. 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).