• Sat

    ANNUAL CONFERENCE: "It's Not About the Food" - Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

    8:30am - 3:00pmRenaissance Hotel: 80 West Red Oak Lane, West Harrison, NY

    Distinguished Keynote Speakers:

    Judith Brisman, Ph.D. - "When Actions Speak Louder Than Words: A New Understanding of the Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders"

    Theresa Kinsella, M.S., RD., - "Healthy Choices or Disordered Eating: What to Know and How to Treat"

    5 CE Hours:  NY SW, CT SW, LMFT, LMHC, LCAT, Psychologist and LP


  • Fri

    Scientific Meeting: "Nasty Women": Toward a New Narrative on Female Aggression

    8:00 pmCommunity Unitarian Church - 468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains NY 10605

    Presented by: Janet Zuckerman, Ph.D.

    Additional details: This paper concerns the complex relationship between women and aggression, one that is troubled by numerous biases constraining women to be nice, never anger and avoid aggressive self-assertion. These social forces have silenced women throughout time, reflecting a powerful patriarchy that dates back for centuries. I begin with a personal vignette reflecting struggles with aggression, followed by two clinical examples demonstrating how an interpersonal/relational approach enabled my female patients to mobilize aggression for constructive use. Finally, I explore cultural as well as developmental factors that inhibit women's aggression; their adaptations to these strictures; and the ways therapy can help women transcend these obstacles to integrate a positive female aggression. I also include references to the 2016 presidential election as an example of sociocultural factors that infiltrate women's struggles with aggression. Inclusion of these elements tempers the tendency of psychoanalysis to separate the individual from the social, the intrapsychic from the political, and the private from the public.

    $20 suggested contribution; $30 with CE; RSVP: Ken Barish Barish@wcspp.org

    Disciplines that can receive CE: TBA