Certified RIETM arent-Infant Guidance Classes in NYC are held at Yogi Beans
1018 Lexington Avenue @ 73rd Street, 2nd Floor
During Certified RIETM Parent-Infant Guidance classes, centered on group play sessions, small groups of parents and infants come together in an environment that is safe, cognitively challenging and emotionallly nurturing for the babies and peaceful, comfortable and intellectually stimulating for the adults. Adults quietly observe their babies exploring and teacher modeling when and how to intervene. Dr. Herwitz facilitates class discussions, provides education about infant development and makes suggestions for making life with baby more enjoyable. Discussion topics often include reading your baby’s cues and signals and how best to respond, age appropriate expectations and fostering pro-social skills, physical and intellectual development and discipline based on your baby’s readiness.
Babies are grouped according to gross motor development. Groups are on-going and remain together in continuous eight week-long sessions until the youngest turns two.
Classes are on going, so parents may begin at any time during the series; missed classes will be pro-rated
Parents who sign up for both sessions will receive a 10% discount on class price.
New to RIE? You can observe a class for free without your baby or sign up for a Trial Series of 3 classes at the pro-rated class price.
VISIT WWW.MINDFULPARENTINGNYC.COM TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RIE, PARENT INFANT GUIDANCE CLASSES, INFANT CARE WORKSHOPS and PRIVATE EDUCARING COACHING IN YOUR OWN HOME.
Johanna Herwitz, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Parent/Infant Specialist and RIE Associate. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.
As of February 10, 2014, WMHC member Sarah Klagsbrun, M.D. will become the Medical Director of Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY.
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Using lecture, videos, classroom discussion, panel presentations, and consultations, this eight-month program is designed to help therapists develop the clinical sensitivity, and more important, competency needed to treat the mental health problems of children who come from a background of abuse and neglect and who are being raised in a family other than the birth family.
The course emphasizes the development of a framework of understanding about the complexity of being a child or adult in a family by adoption and the therapeutic skills that will enable practitioners to work at the individual, couples, group, and family levels of clinical practice. Woven into each class is the impact that trauma, separation and loss-- as well as multiple moves -can have on children's development and well being.
Co-Host and Associate Presenter: Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW
For more information please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org (617) 547-0909
Contact For Full Course info Dates Scheduled for 2014 January 19, 2014 February 8, March 8, and April 5, 2014 Saturdays from 9:00 to 2:00 Upper West Side Location - to be announced Consultaion/Supervision Course also offered Saturdays 2:30 to 5:00
Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW
49 West 86th Street
New York, New York 10024
(212) 666-3400 ▪ email@example.com
Specializing in the therapy of adoption, infertility, and third-party reproduction.
September 3, 2013
Third International Conference On Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapies
"Relational Dimensions of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy"
- Applications of FOT to specific relational issues /areas such as: attachment, spirituality, couples work, ways of communicating, diversity conversations.
- FOT with various populations, such as: children, the elderly, couples, families, community work, groups etc.
- Different ways in which we think and work with relationality in psychotherapy; implicit and explicit ways of communicating; ruptures and repairs in the the therapeutic alliance, relational issues that arise when we cross FOT with other therapeutic approaches, qualities of relating and accessing the spiritual dimensions of psychotherapy; therapist’s self-care and development.
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Featured Guest Blog: Your Body. Your Baby. Their Flu.
As a conventionally trained, dyed-in-the-wool psychiatrist, I learned that mental illness is a manifestation of an imbalance of brain chemicals that can be largely reduced to too little serotonin and/or norepinephrine, too little dopamine, or messed up excitatory signals at the membrane level. These deficits required pharmaceutical intervention for repair, just as one of my attendings once patronizingly said to an inpatient post-suicide attempt: if you had poor vision, you would need glasses. There would just be no way for you to navigate the world without those glasses no matter how much you wanted to.
I don’t believe this anymore. I’ve left the church and I’ve run into the woods where I’m listening to the sermons delivered by the natives there…those who believe in a natural order, in the body’s capacity to heal, in the sanctity of a clean environment, and in the interconnectedness of spirit, nourishment, and movement. But this was a journey for me. I started to open my eyes during my first pregnancy, when I began my fellowship in treating pregnant and postpartum women. I learned how to consent them, and what informed consent really looked like, around treatment with psychotropics in pregnancy and lactation. Many of these women had been on medication for the better part of their adult lives and either found themselves pregnant, were planning to become, or developed symptoms despite treatment. I poured over the literature for hundreds of hours, memorizing authors and statistics, distilling complex analytic concepts, and building a rational path, with some forks in the road, for these women to travel. I helped them to understand the known risks, the unknown risks, the alternatives, and allowed them to assess the perceived benefits. This process would often culminate in a 90-120 minute session involving all and any interested family members and extensive communication with other providers – general psychiatrists, obstetricians, therapists, so that everyone was on the same page.
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The article addresses the issue of how girls are objectified in popular culture and the ensuing complications for parents navigating these situations.
Psychoanalyst and Huffington Post columnist McFadden offers insight and honesty in a discussion of the healthy ways mothers can help their daughters grow comfortable and knowledgeable about their sexuality. In August 2005, the author launched the Women’s Realities Study, a research project that aimed to take the pulse of modern women by asking open-ended questions about relationships, motherhood and mental health, among others. Her intended goal was to create a companion piece to the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves. Mission accomplished. The author clears away the heavy clouds that overshadow topics many daughters do not learn about from their mothers (and which mothers often dread sharing with their daughters): menstruation, masturbation and sex... There are hurdles to cross and backs to be straightened when it comes to this topic, but daughters need their mothers, and it’s time they heard their voices. An empowering resource for mothers and daughters everywhere.”
submitted by: Joyce. T. McFadden, NCPsyA
Congratulations to WMHC member Lisa Rubin, PhD, on her recent promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure at The New School for Social Research, where she is also the Assistant Director of Clinical Training for the Clinical Psychology doctoral program.
In addition, Lisa is currently chair of the WMHC social action committee. Lisa's research and clinical work focuses on women’s health concerns, including body image and eating problems, psycho-oncology, and assisted reproductive technologies.
Her scholarship includes publications in Cancer, Psychology of Women Quarterly, Health Psychology, Sex Roles, Psychology & Health, Culture Medicine & Psychiatry, among other journals. She is currently co-editing a special issue of the journal Women & Therapy on women and cancer.