Scroll Top

Widening the Lens: Ports of Entry in Child Psychotherapy – NYIPT – Susan Caputo, LCSW-R

NYIPT Proudly Presents a 2-hour Live Virtual Continuing Education Workshop for Clinicians

Widening the Lens: Ports of Entry in Child Psychotherapy

Sunday, January 8, 2023 10am – 12pm

PTCNY member Susan Caputo is also a member of the New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training. In her role with that organization she helps to organize workshop trainings and is pleased to announce the following workshop on the topic of child therapy.

From the world of dyadic parent-child psychotherapy, Dan Stern’s concept of “ports of entry” (Stern, 1995) is a valuable framework for case conceptualization and treatment planning with a focus on interactional and representational experiences of the parent, child and therapist.

In this workshop, we will discuss several “ports of entry” for clinicians treating children of different ages, from the tradition of infant mental health principles, including D.W. Winnicott’s oft-quoted notion that “there is no such thing as an infant [independent of the primary caregiving relationship].”

Using a live (and lively!) supervision model, our panelists will reflect on and respond to clinical case material primarily through three proposed “ports”: the child’s emotional regulation and body awareness; the child’s play; and the primary caregiver’s psychology. These “ports of entry” can influence our thinking and our interventions, while underscoring the inherent complexity in supporting children within their family systems and broader social embeddedness.

Our supervisory panelists are affiliated with Everyday Parenting Psychology, PLLC, where they provide psychotherapy for children and parents:

Ellie Becker, LCSW, MA, focuses on maternal and infant mental health, and challenges in early childhood such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and trauma.

Layne Raskin, PsyD, co-founder of Everyday Parenting Psychology, has specialized training in working with trauma, including EMDR and ketamine assisted psychotherapy.

Diane Rubino, LCSW is an NYIPT graduate who enjoys drawing from her training in play therapy, existential psychotherapy, and polyvagal theory.

Jeanette Sawyer Cohen, PhD, co-founder of Everyday Parenting Psychology, also consults and teaches in the area of early childhood development.

Price: $50.00
(includes certificate of completion for 2 CEU’s for social workers)

Click for more information and to register

The New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training is approved by the New York State Department of Education to provide Continuing Education Credits to Social Workers (LCSW & LMSW).

Phone: 718-253-1295

NYIPT is a non-profit 501(c) (3) training institute, provisionally chartered by the NYS Dept. of Education Board of Regents