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Welcome to the PTCNY Anouncements page.

This page is intended not only to give our members a place to share interesting, timely, information with each other but also to let other visitors experience the range of professional and personal involvement we have in our work and other activities.

Expect to find here not only topical announcements about professional meetings, courses and other opportunities but occasionally announcements re other interesting endeavors as well!

Read, enjoy — and participate.



Brides, Bodies, and Beauty: The Truth Unveiled
By Mary Anne Cohen
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Life in Uncertain Times
By Wendy Freund, MSEd., LCSW

PTCNY member, Wendy Freund, LCSW, has written a thoughtful essay that discusses our current unprecedented times. She writes in an artful way as to how so many of us feel and how psychotherapy can help us through these very difficult times.
Read the full article here.




The Power of Self Compassion to Heal Pandemic Eating
By Mary Anne Cohen
Read the full article here.






PTCNY member Mary Anne Cohen's latest book, Treating the Eating Disorder Self, is now available on Amazon.

In addition, NASW Press is offering a "Summer Social Work Resources" discount of 20% through July 15. This discount will automatically be applied to the order just prior to the final credit card charge: www.naswpress.org/publications/profession/treating-eating-disorder-self.html

You can also read the first chapter for free, "When Trusting Food is Safer than Trusting People": http://www.naswpress.org/publications/profession/inside/Sample_Chapter.pdf

Here are some early reviews:
"A sophisticated and heartfelt book for every psychotherapist who treats clients with eating problems or wants to learn more about this field. Not just for social workers! Mary Anne presents an in-depth understanding of the psychodynamics of eating disorders and a comprehensive treatment approach informed by psychoanalytic concepts such as attachment theory, transference and countertransference as well as exploring gender and multicultural issues in the field of eating disorders."
Valerie Frankfeldt, PhD
Faculty, Training, and Supervising Psychoanalyst,
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center

"Mary Anne is a great resource to us all, both experienced clinicians and those entering the field. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, weaving clinical case examples and her own personal history. She brings 'life' to the book and keeps readers engaged. What I appreciate most is Mary Anne's emphasis on helping the reader develop a rich understanding of their patient, not just a focus on behavioral intervention."
Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD. LCSWR
Psychotherapist and Author, Befriending Your Body: A Self-Compassionate Approach to Freeing Yourself from Disordered Eating

Excerpt from Richard Joelson, PhD in the upcoming The NYSSCSW Clinician: "Her openness and excellent use of her own clinical experiences is invaluable and as such offers a high degree of authenticity. It is truly a mini-encyclopedia that helps the reader understand different approaches to different eating disorders as well as customized applications for different clients."


No, we're not intergalactic yet but PTCNY is more than just NYC! Read this exciting announcement by PTCNY Executive Director Judith Gringorten.







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