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June Seminars: The American Family in 2008


Interactive Workshop in Couples Therapy

Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 5:30-7 pm

With Sara Sheftel, Ph.D., CMPS faculty member and chair of Professional Events & Continuing Education


A modern analytic approach to a "how to and why" for clinicians and all who are interested. Major Topics: Beginning and structuring the treatment; Determining motivation; Doing psychodynamic diagnosis; Handling multiple resistances, and formulating interventions based on understanding and emotional induction. Participants are invited to present case material.

The Sandwich Generation - Tolerating Resentment, Guilt & Loss

Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:10-8:490 pm

With Rose McAloon, Ph.D., CMPS faculty member and chair of CMPS Extension Division


As Americans are living longer, negotiating and monitoring adequate care for elderly parents falls to children already leading demanding professional and family livs. This participatory workshop will address the impact this additional burden places on our emotional lives and our relationships with parents, spouses, siblings, and children.

Are Fathers Necessary?

Tuesdays, May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 5:30-7 pm

With Lucy Holmes, Ph.D., CMPS faculty member and Annual Scientific Conference chair. She is author of The Internal Triangle: New Theories of Female Development, published by Jason Aronson.



In an age of sperm banks and greater economic opportunities for women, some feminists argue that fathers are no longer needed to raise children. This workshop explores the role fathers play in childhood development and makes a case that both the male and female perspective are crucial for healthy psychic development in children, whether sons or daughters.

What is Remembered....A Workshop about Families

Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:30-7 pm

With Dolores Welber, Ph.D., CMPS Faculty member and chair of Educational Advisement and Robert Welber, MA, CMPS faculty member and Library Committee Chair



This experiential workshop will discuss the influences that shaped our childhood and how they resonate both positively and negatively from generation to generation. Case material from both the instructors and the class participants will investigate the role of individual perception in the life of the family.