Workshops and 6-week Groups for the Public

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Attuned Aging: Moving Beyond Cultural Expectations, Experiencing Our Truest, Fullest Selves
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?
Aging is a challenge for all and also an opportunity to look more deeply at our own attitudes, feelings, and experiences.
Incorporating the thoughts of clinicians and other writers in this didactic and experiential presentation, we explore the realities of aging and the socially constructed expectations of how we should age with an eye towards developing new and positive perspectives.
Suitable for clinicians and nonclinicians.
Participants will:
-- Identify the larger cultural forces that affect thinking and feelings about aging.
-- 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 practitioners in listening for client’s problematic reactions to aging while holding our own reactions.
2.0 Continuing Education Credits for NYS licensed LCSWs/LMSWs, MHWs and LCATs. Please allow 5 days for processing.
Bonnie Gitlin, LCSW and Lela Zaphiropoulos, LCSW-R, ACSW
Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm Fee $55.00 WTCI Association Members: $45


RefundPolicy: 2 weeks prior to the workshop: 100% refund. After that date, no refunds unless the date and /or time of the workshop has been changed by the sponsor. If such a change is made, 100% refunds are available 3 days from date the learner is advised of the schedule change.


Empowering Ourselves To Raise Daughters With Healthy Relationships
To Food & Body
This experiential workshop will explore how mothers can support daughters by giving them body positive messages and helping them to develop a relaxed, easy relationship to food. The complex interplay of cultural, psychological and interpersonal forces impacting upon daughters as well as mothers will be examined.  Mothers’ relationship to food, and to her own body will be explored.  Our conversation will aim to strengthen our ability as mothers, to resist and challenge dominant cultural discourses about food and female embodiment, so that we may more effectively help our daughters to reject body hating thoughts and practices.
Jody Porter, LCSW
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00am – 12:30pm Fee $50.00 WTCI Association Members: $40 REGISTER


Empowering Ourselves / Supporting Our Daughters Who Struggle With Eating and Body Image Problems

This experiential workshop will explore how mothers can empower themselves to be supportive of daughters who have painful relationships to food and to their bodies. The complex interplay of cultural, psychological and interpersonal forces impacting upon daughters as well as mothers will be examined.  Mothers’ relationship to food, and to her own body will be explored.  Our conversation will aim to strengthen our ability as mothers, to resist and challenge dominant cultural discourses about food and female embodiment, so that we may more effectively help our daughters to reject body hating thoughts and practices.
Jody Porter, LCSW
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00am – 12:30pm Fee $50.00 WTCI Association Members: $40 REGISTER

Jody Porter, LCSW has specialized in individual, couple and family treatment of eating & embodiment problems for the past 30 years. She has lectured on the topic of family systems treatment, both of eating problems and addictions.  She has conducted presentations about her model for group intervention with mothers of daughters who struggle with eating & embodiment difficulties, to The Women's Therapy Centre Institute, NYC., and The Westchester Chapter of the NY State Society for Clinical Social Work. 





6-Week Eating Groups for the Public

In a therapist-led supportive environment, participants in our six-week groups are introduced to the process of relating more comfortably to food and one’s body. The diet culture has caused most women to become disconnected from their innate ability to feed themselves in accordance with bodily appetite and in a way that is emotionally nourishing, as well as physiologically and psychologically organizing and sustainable. Our six-week groups help women rediscover this lost relationship with their bodies and needs.
Tuesdays, starting November 28, 2017 (no meetings December 19 or December 26; meeting 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16)
8:30pm-10:00pm
Lisa Thaler, LCSW
Fee: $300


6-Week Eating Groups for the Public
In a therapist-led supportive environment, participants in our six-week groups are introduced to the process of relating more comfortably to food and one’s body. The diet culture has caused most women to become disconnected from their innate ability to feed themselves in accordance with bodily appetite and in a way that is emotionally nourishing, as well as physiologically and psychologically organizing and sustainable. Our six-week groups help women rediscover this lost relationship with their bodies and needs.
Thursdays, starting January 11, 2018 TO BE RE-SCHEDULED
7:00pm-8:30pm
Amie Roe, LCSW
Fee: $300


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