Tag: "psychotherapy"

“A Common Language that is Always Present” – Rev. Sarah McCaslin on her Spiritual Calling to a Life of Ministry, Psychotherapy, and Waffles

   Host Maggi Van Dorn (left) With Rev. Sarah McCaslin    Our Guest:    Rev. Sarah McCaslin, MDiv, LMSW, Waffle Church Minister at St. Lydia’s in Brooklyn, and resident therapist at the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute. In a 2-part episode, Sarah talks with us about how her desire to serve and help others leads her on a simultaneous journey of ministry and psychotherapy.  And yes, there will be waffles along the way!  Highlights:   On "Dinner Church": It links really well to the scriptural stories that we understand about the beginning of Communion, and Jesus and his disciples gathered for a meal. Before there were churches, [early Christians] were meeting in eac...Continue Reading

Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute Fall 2016 Conference for Clinicians, Counselors, Clergy and the Curious

“Embracing Diversity and Difference: Empathy as a Bridge to the Other” CEC's and Student Discounts Available Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York Date: Saturday, Nov. 12 Time: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Location: Jones Auditorium, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 How can we allow greater empathy for ourselves and others to emerge in increasingly diverse social contexts? Any form of difference can complicate deeper understanding. Calling on her considerable work in relational psychoanalysis and pastoral psychotherapy, Dr. Pamela Cooper-White will help us confront the...Continue Reading

Raman K. Randhawa to speak at April 7 education conference for social workers and their colleagues

"Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis” Full Day Conference on April 7th 7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs Please join us on April 7th to explore the religious and spiritual coping resources that provide strength and support for diverse New Yorkers facing personal hardships or communal crises. A featured speaker at this conference will be Raman K. Randhawa, LMHC, NCC, holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is currently enrolled in the Counselor Education Doctoral program at Montclair State University.  In addition to her graduate coursework and research, she is currently practicing as a Bereavement Counselor ...Continue Reading

Welcoming Robina Niaz at April 7 education conference for social workers and their colleagues

"Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis” Full Day Conference on April 7th 7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs Please join us on April 7th to explore the religious and spiritual coping resources that provide strength and support for diverse New Yorkers facing personal hardships or communal crises. A featured speaker at this conference will be Robina Niaz, MS, MSW, is the Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point for Women and Families, a community based non-profit organization addressing the needs of Muslim women and families affected by domestic violence.  In addition to crisis inter­vention and counseling services, Turning Point h...Continue Reading

Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub to speak at April 7 education conference for social workers and their colleagues

"Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis” Full Day Conference on April 7th 7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs Please join us on April 7th to explore the religious and spiritual coping resources that provide strength and support for diverse New Yorkers facing personal hardships or communal crises. A featured speaker at this conference will be Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LCSW, is the Rabbinic Director of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. He leads workshops on Jewish spiritual resources for living with illness, loss, and trauma; develops training seminars for rabbis and health care professionals; and has written and lectur...Continue Reading

Rev. Dr. Khadijah Matin joins April 7 education conference for social workers and their colleagues

"Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis” Full Day Conference on April 7th 7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs Please join us on April 7th to explore the religious and spiritual coping resources that provide strength and support for diverse New Yorkers facing personal hardships or communal crises. A featured speaker at this conference will be Rev. Dr. Khadijah Matin is Vice President for healthcare chaplaincy at the Association of Muslim Chaplains.  She is also an Adjunct Dean for the One Spirit Learning Alliance’s Interspiritual Counseling Program, and a spiritual leader and counselor in New York’s Muslim and interfaith communities. ...Continue Reading

Rev. Dr. Sally MacNichol to speak at April 7 education conference for social workers and their colleagues

"Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis” Full Day Conference on April 7th 7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs Please join us on April 7th to explore the religious and spiritual coping resources that provide strength and support for diverse New Yorkers facing personal hardships or communal crises. A featured speaker at this conference will be Rev. Dr. Sally MacNichol is the Co-Executive Director of CONNECT, a leading educational and advocacy organization dedicated to the prevention and elimination of inter­personal violence in New York City.  She has been an advocate against domestic violence for over 30 years, working to counsel victims...Continue Reading

Welcoming Anindita Chatterjee Bhaumik as speaker at April 7 education conference for social workers and their colleagues

"Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis” Full Day Conference on April 7th 7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs Please join us on April 7th to explore the religious and spiritual coping resources that provide strength and support for diverse New Yorkers facing personal hardships or communal crises. A featured speaker at this conference will be Anindita Chatterjee Bhaumik, LICSW, currently a Direct Care Coordinator for the High Risk (DV) Assessment and Response Team at the Guidance Center in Somerville, MA, as well as a clinician at Boston Evening Therapy Associates.  She has dedicated her life to raising awareness about the perils of viol...Continue Reading

Bhante (Venerable) Heenbunne Kondañña joins April 7 education conference for social workers and their colleagues

"Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis” Full Day Conference on April 7th 7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs Please join us on April 7th to explore the religious and spiritual coping resources that provide strength and support for diverse New Yorkers facing personal hardships or communal crises. A featured speaker at this conference will be Bhante (Venerable) Heenbunne Kondañña, MSW, is a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, and Abbot of the Staten Island Buddhist Vihara.  He received his BA in Buddhist Philosophy in the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, his BSW from York College (CUNY), and his MSW from Fordham University.  His work as a comm...Continue Reading

Welcoming Rabbi Dr. Tsvi Blanchard as speaker at April 7 education conference for social workers and their colleagues

"Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis” Full Day Conference on April 7th 7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs Please join us on April 7th to explore the religious and spiritual coping resources that provide strength and support for diverse New Yorkers facing personal hardships or communal crises. A featured speaker at this conference will be Rabbi Dr. Tsvi Blanchard, the Meyer Struckmann Professor of Jewish Law at the Humboldt University Faculty of Law in Berlin, and a scholar in residence at the Institute on Law, Religion, and Lawyer’s Work at Fordham University.  In addition to his academic work, he is a long time social advocate a...Continue Reading