Events

When:

Friday, April 5, 2019
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where:

Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island 110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge, NY, 11788
 
 

From Resolve to Dissolve in Marital Counseling: Clinical Skills for Couples in Transition to Divorce and Post-Divorce


with Dana Greco, LCSW-R & Don Desroches, CDFA

This seminar will provide information for therapists to help them transition from the role of saving a couple’s marriage to helping them through the divorce process and post-divorce after the couple has decided to dissolve their marriage.

Current statistics, actual case studies, problem-solving and psychological detriments that impact the family system will be presented for the benefit of clinicians in preparation and treating individuals and couples subjected to this life-changing adjustment.

The presenters will demonstrate learning how to treat couples in marital discord leading to divorce.

The presenters will also demonstrate the complexities of the process of divorce including the psychological grieving, legality, and restructuring family post-divorce, while the individual is immersed in the dissolve of hi and her marriage.

Identification of risk and protective factors associated with children’s psychological and academic adjustment, the importance of how this impacts parenting in two households, how co-parenting is remedied, the possibility of parent alienation, loyalty binds, parent/child alignment, sibling rivalry, and extended family involvement will assist the clinician in detecting behaviors that are the result of temporary adjustment to the fracturing of household and family once known to the individual.

An Introduction to finances and decision making around finances while in an emotional state will be led by co-facilitator who is a CDFA (certified divorce financial analyst).  As courts and mediation future financial anxiety and uncertainty in lifestyle can halt the process of divorce settlement leaving the couple to further tensions and detrimental effects of all those living in the household.

Problem solving, solution based treatment will be offered to assist the clinician that is treating the family while coming to terms around changes in finances and life-style in order for the couple to resolve and dissolve in order for the family to move toward healing.

A change in custody, residential, custodial rewards have been more frequent in the court system, as non-traditional homes have become more main-stream. Clinicians will learn more about how non-traditional households hold up in court and be better equipped to serve their clients through-out custody disputes.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how to transition from saving marriage to dissolving the marriage,
  2. Understand the different options when divorcing and can identify risks and benefits,
  3. Understand the emotional stages of divorce, and
  4. Understand the different barriers to divorce and overcoming traumatic change.

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About the Speakers

Dana Greco, LCSW-R, is in private practice, specializing in family systems, a graduate of The Ackerman Institute for Family and Couples. Dana is a Certified Divorce mediator and on the mental health Professional panel for the New York City Court System. Additionally, she is the co-founder of The Mediation and Family Counseling Group.

Don Desroches, CDFA, is in private practice as a certified divorce financial analyst and a certified divorce mediator. He is also a member of the New York Counsel for Divorce Mediation.

 

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Continuing Education Credit

  • Social Workers: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0032.
  • Mental Health Counselors: Adelphi University School of Social Work is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0068
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: Adelphi University is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0038
  • Psychologists: Adelphi University School of Social Work is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.
  • CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for earning or re-credentialing for CASAC clock hours.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education credits. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEUs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”


Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or sao@adelphi.edu.


For further information, please contact:

Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516.877.4339
e – afreshman@adelphi.edu
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