Aging is a challenge for all and also an opportunity to look more deeply at our own attitudes, feelings, and experiences. How do we accept and even enjoy our bodies and our lives while living in a culture that demands an ideal body and eternal youth?
In this didactic and experiential workshop we explore the dichotomy of the realities of aging and the social constructed expectations of how we should age with an eye towards developing new and positive perspectives.
Psychological and physical processes of aging and their impact on the mind and body image. Potential solutions for constructive aging to be used personally and clinically.
Bonnie Gitlin, LCSW and Lela Zaphiropoulos, LCSW, ACSW
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan
Fee: $65.00 WTCI Association Members: $55
Bonnie Gitlin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in NYC. She is a faculty and former Board member of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute. She has coauthored, with Lela Zaphiropoulos, “Gaining Perspective: Transference and Countertransference, Eating Problems in Middle Age” in Renfrew Perspective, 2004. She has also participated in research and written about treatment of Panic Disorder (Gitlin, B. et al. “Behavior Therapy for Panic Disorder,” JNervMentDis v. 173 No.12,Dec., 1985 and other articles) and taught at The WTCI about the integration of psychoanalytic and behavior therapy for anxiety disorders. She is fairly fluent in Spanish and interested in crosscultural issues.
Lela Zaphiropoulos, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in NYC. She is on the Executive Board and a faculty member of The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute. She is co-author of EatingProblems: A Feminist, Psychoanalytic Treatment Model and of Kids, Carrots, and Candy. She is a founding member of Endangered Bodies NY, a global initiative to challenge the industries that promote body insecurity.
— This workshop will provide an opportunity to identify individual feeling about the aging process.
— Participants will be able to identify the larger cultural forces that effect thinking and feelings about aging.
— Participants have the opportunity to become more comfortable about aging by understanding both the personal and cultural roots of their discomfort about aging.
— The above, in turn, will aid in listening for client’s problematic reactions to aging.
Teaching methods will include live, in-person, didactic and experiential. Presentation to include guided imagery.
*Please note: No on-site registration. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.
Refund Policy: 2 weeks prior to the workshop: 100% refund. 1 week prior to the event: 50% refund.