Workshop to focus on clinical dilemmas in the practice of counseling and psychotherapy
Workshop to focus on clinical dilemmas in the practice of counseling and psychotherapy January 01, 2002Nicci Brownnicbrown@syr.edu
A one-day workshop sponsored by the School of Social Work at Syracuse University’s College of Human Services and Health Professions will focus on difficulties faced by therapists and patients during counseling and psychotherapy. The workshop will be held January 17 in the Goldstein Student Center on SU’s South Campus. Registration deadline for the workshop is January 15. Fees range from $50 to $75. For more information contact Claire Rudolph at 315-443-5583 or Kathy Van at 315-443-5550.
The workshop will examine issues such as the push for briefer treatments, the constraints of managed care systems, and the need for individuals and families to hold on to symptoms. It will also look at how to handle crises and choose between the needs of the patient and those of the institution. The workshop will use film segments, in addition to group and full workshop discussions, to focus on issues raised.
The main presenters at the workshop will be William R. McPeak, Ph.D., CSW, and Douglas J. Scaturo, Ph.D.
McPeak is an associate professor at the School of Social Work, and has taught in its mental health program since 1972. His teaching, workshops and publications are focused on family systems theory and family therapy practice, psychopathology, and ethical and legal issues in psychotherapy.
Scaturo is a licensed psychologist and coordinator of family therapy training at the outpatient mental health clinic of the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Syracuse University. His teaching, workshops and publications are focused on post traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism, panic disorders and agoraphobia, the family life cycle and integrative psychotherapy.
McPeak and Scaturo are co-authors of “Clinical Dilemmas in Contemporary Psychotherapy: The Search for Clinical Wisdom” (Psychotherapy, Spring 1998).