Past Events for Members

Partial list of past brunches from 2009 through 2021 includes:

"When a Couple Fails to Thrive due to Family of Origin Enmeshment," Rachel Kalvert, LICSW, presenter; Lisa Davis, LMHC and Deborah Wolozin, Ph.D., discussants.

"The Therapist as Moral Agent in Couple Therapy," Tamara Feldman, Psy.D., presenter; Alistair McKnight, PsyaD, LMHC, clinical presenter; David Goldfinger, Ph.D., moderator

For the White Person Who Wants to Know How to be my Therapist," Andre Perreault, LMHC, presenter; Katie Naftzger, LICSW and Stephen Robinson, Ph.D., discussants; Magdalena Fosse, Psy.D., moderator

"Disturbing Affects, Troubling Assumptions, and Existential Decisions," Steven Krugman, Ph.D., Presenter; Nina Avedon, LICSW and Risa Weinrit, Psy.D., Discussants; David A. Goldfinger, Ph.D., Moderator

"Risk Taking in Couple Therapy," Diane Englund, LICSW, Presenter; Jennifer Stone, Ph.D. and Deborah Wolozin, Ph.D., Discussants; Rachel Barbanel-Fried, Psy.D., Moderator

"Are We Home Yet?  Negotiating Boundaries and Searching for Security in a Non-monogramous Relationship," Jennifer Bortle, Ph.D., Presenter; Magdalena Fosse, Psy.D. and Keith Irving, Ph.D., Discussants; David A. Goldfinger, Ph.D., Moderator

"A Case of Complicated Bereavement in the Aftermath of an Affair," Dasha Tcherniakovskaia, LMHC, Presenter; Laurence Chud, M.D. and Carolynn Maltas, Ph.D., Discussants; David A. Goldfinger, Ph.D. Moderator 

"The Challenges of Leaving the Family of Origin and Joining a Chosen Partner," Penelope Moore, LICSW, Presenter; David A. Goldfinger, Ph.D. and Axel Hoffer, M.D., Discussants; Susan Abelson, Moderator

Role Plays in Couple Therapy:  Live Demonstration #4:  The Couple:  Arnie Cohen, Ph.D. and Jennifer Stone, Ph.D.; The Couple Therapist:  James Donovan, Ph.D.;  Moderator:  Steven Krugman, Ph.D. 

Role Plays in Couple Therapy:  Live Demonstration #3:  The Couple:  Arnie Cohen, Ph.D. and Jennifer Stone, Ph.D.; The Couple Therapist:  James Donovan, Ph.D.; Moderator, Steven Krugman, Ph.D.

Role Plays in Couple Therapy: Live Demonstration #2; The Couple: Arnie Cohen, Ph.D., and Jennifer Stone, Ph.D.; The Couple Therapist: Jennifer Leigh, Ph.D.; Moderator: Steve Krugman, Ph.D.

Role Plays in Couple Therapy:  Live Demonstration #1; The Couple: Nina Carmel, MSW, and Katie Naftzger, LICSW;  The Couple Therapist:  Justin Newmark, Ph.D.

“Pushing the Reset Button: Work with Long-Married Couples,” Jacquie Olds, M.D. and Richard Schwartz, M.D., presenters

“Working with Contempt in Couples,” Eric Albert, LMHC and David A. Goldfinger, Ph.D., presenters

“Working with Couples who Have Experienced Trauma,” Laura Barbanel-Fried, Psy.D. and Belinda Friedrich, LICSW, presenters

“Affect-based Couples Case Consultation,” Eleanor Counselman, Ed.D.

“The Many Faces of Shame in Couples Treatment,” Jerry Gans, M.D. and Steven Krugman, Ph.D., presenters

“Therapists’ Use of Their Own Affective Experience in Couples Work,” Luanne Grossman, Psy.D. and Rachel Segall, LICSW, presenters

“High, Low, Dosey Doe: Working with Various High and Low Affect Pairings in Couple Therapy,” Rachel Barbanel-Fried, Psy.D., presenter, and Jennifer A. Stone, Ph.D., discussant

“Are We Wedded to Monogamy?: Working with Sexual Non-exclusivity in Committed Relationships,” Magdalena Fosse, Psy.D., presenter, and Andrew Compaine, M.D., presenter

“Perel: The Morning After,” presented by David A. Goldfinger, Ph.D.

“The Sexual Alarm System: How to Work with Women’s Sexual Inhibitions,” presented by Judith Leavitt, Ph.D.

“A Couple’s Paradox: As Love Deepens Does Desire Fade?” presented by Holly Levenkron, LICSW

“Clulow and Beyond: Attaching Theory to Practice,” follow-up discussion moderated by Arnie Cohen, Ph.D.

“Infidelity and Intimacy: Strange Bedfellows,” presented by Carl Bagnini, LCSW

“Working with Highly Distressed Couples,” presented by Michael Zentman, Ph.D.

“Attachment Theory and Implications for Adult Psychotherapy, Particularly with Couples,” presented by Steven Krugman, Ph.D.

“Divorce and Family Meditation — the hows, whys, and whens,” presented by Barbara Kellman, MSW

“Truth is a Big Place: Individual Therapy, Couple Therapy, and the Question of What is ‘Really’ Happening with Our Patients,” presented by Mark O’Connell, Ph.D.


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