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Exploring Antisemitism and Therapeutic Alliance–Free Workshop and CEs

General Information

Title: Exploring Antisemitism and Therapeutic Alliance

Presenter: Aliza Scharf-Bendov, LCSW-C

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Fee: Workshop and 3 CE credits are free of charge.

Venue: Online Webinar

Exploring Antisemitism and Therapeutic Alliance–Free Workshop and CEs

Description

This course will provide a definition and brief history of antisemitism for clinicians. Examples of incidents of antisemitism presenting in psychotherapeutic treatment settings will be illustrated in addition to providing tools to bridge gaps in the therapeutic alliance when antisemitism presents. Participants will be given opportunity to reflect and explore assumptions and biases associated with antisemitism through a series of reflective written exercises. Participants will then be given tools in the form of scripts to name Jewish suffering resulting from antisemitism in order to acknowledge this suffering from an informed location (as opposed to uninformed universal statements of human suffering which leave clients feeling unheard, unseen, alone, or discriminated against).

Instructor

Aliza Scharf-Bendov, LCSW-C is a psychotherapist and family therapist who has been in direct clinical practice for over 16 years. She has published articles related to themes of spirituality and healing and is the author of the book “A Jewish Holiday Reader; Lessons on Healing from a Psychotherapist’s Perspective.”

Exploring Antisemitism and Therapeutic Alliance–Free Workshop and CEs

Objectives

  1. Participants will develop ability to locate and name 2-3 examples of bias that stems from antisemitism in our culture and society
  2. Participants will be able to identify and name 1-3 examples of suffering from antisemitism that shows up in clinical treatment settings
  3. Participants will rehearse 1-2 scripts that reflect knowledge and competency into Jewish suffering

CE Information

Continuing Education Credits (3) are granted through Nefesh International for the following professions: Psychologists, Social workers, Mental Health Counselors, and LMFTs. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.

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The School of Sex Therapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing educationfor psychologists. The School of Sex Therapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

References

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, signed in or logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (for pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% is required.) Failure to sign/log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available electronically after satisfactory course completion. A link will be provided for those who have completed the training.

 

Exploring Antisemitism and Therapeutic Alliance–Free Workshop and CEs

Policies

Application Deadline:  March 27, 2024, or until all training spaces are filled, whichever comes first.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance when registration is complete, and payment is received.

Refund/Cancellation Policy 

Tuition/registration payments are refundable until the training. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable. In this situation, we will attempt to find someone to take your slot (based on our waiting list).

Accessibility

Conference is via webinar. For live options, there will be handicap accessibility.

Course level

Introductory

Level of clinician 

Introductory

Accessibility

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification

Our Grievance Policy for trainings is available here

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Exploring Antisemitism and Therapeutic Alliance–Free Workshop and CEs

Schedule

March 29, 2024

10 - 11:15 AM: Introduction, background of therapist, review learning objectives, introduce antisemitism and bias in treatment contexts, review internal-reflection questions to identify antisemitic bias.

(Lecture, Discussion, Experiential Exercises)

11:15-11:30 AM: break

11:30 AM -1 PM: Introduce "Windows into Jewish Experience" material, guide reflective questions through facilitated written exercise. Discussion and review of clinical examples and responses to antisemitic suffering in treatment settings.

This will include modeling and rehearsing appropriate scripts with clients.

Closing with Q & A.

(Didactic, Video, Experiential Exercises, Lecture, Discussion)

Exploring Antisemitism and Therapeutic Alliance–Free Workshop and CEs

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