Upcoming events

    • Sunday, September 26, 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, June 12, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
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    Please Note: Trainees must be independently licensed mental health professionals who will need to submit a certificate of malpractice insurance, a copy of license, and a current curriculum vitae.

    Questions: Call Alice Rapkin, PCFINE Administrator, with any questions at 781-433-0906, or send her an email at pcfine1934@gmail.com.

    Program Structure

    PCFINE’s couple therapy curriculum begins with a theoretical overview of our guiding principles. Each subsequent class focuses on specific techniques or focuses on clinical work, tying theory to clinical examples from both students and faculty. The first year of our training program covers topics that prepare clinicians with the fundamentals necessary for providing effective couple treatments (see below). There is also an optional second year program, pursued by a majority of our students, in which clinicians delve more deeply into specific, but common clinical issues facing couples therapy: e.g., infidelity; working with gay and lesbian clients; parenting issues; separation and divorce. In fact, after the second year, some clinicians choose to continue learning with their classmates and arrange for monthly group supervision over several years to follow. PCFINE welcomes our students to become involved in our professional organization which offers continuing education opportunities and professional support in sponsoring talks, case presentations and symposia.

    The first year classes meet monthly on Sunday mornings, from 9:00 am-noon, September through June, and are held at the homes of class coordinators. Each half-year has two faculty coordinators present at all classes in addition to the faculty guest speaker there to teach that month's topic. This is to offer a window into the differences in approach that various senior clinicians take, and to allow for continuity of themes between classes. The classes are taught in the manner of a post-graduate seminar with active participation by the students both in exploring the theory presented and around discussion of clinical examples. A syllabus and readings are provided in advance for each meeting. There are a total of 10 sessions with the first and last classes involving longer sessions. As well there is an orientation brunch for students and faculty before the first class meets in September.

    In addition to the monthly class meetings, students will be divided into small groups of 3 or 4 clinicians and assigned to a consultation group leader, a senior faculty member with whom they will meet monthly for two hours on Sundays following classes. This provides an opportunity for ongoing case discussion of the students' work as it is evolving over the course of the training program.

     


    • Sunday, September 26, 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, June 12, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    Register

    Please Note: Trainees must be independently licensed mental health professionals who will need to submit a certificate of malpractice insurance, a copy of license, and a current curriculum vitae.

    Questions: Call Alice Rapkin, PCFINE Administrator, with any questions at 781-433-0906, or send her an email at pcfine1934@gmail.com.

    The optional second year of training is available to students who have completed the first year of training and who wish to broaden and deepen their grasp of conceptual and technical aspects of couple therapy, through seminars and supervision of their clinical work. It also meets once a month on Sunday mornings, with subsequent small consultation groups. The second year focuses on specific topics including: working with the therapist’s self; therapeutic impasses; infidelity; separation and divorce; sexual and gender diversity in couple therapy; family therapy; race and other sociocultural dimensions in work with couples.

     


    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    This workshop is a fundraiser with all revenues earmarked to fund PCFINE Equity Initiatives.

    Those making a donation only (i.e., not attending the event), must also click "Register." 


    Marjorie Nightingale, PhD, JD, LMFT  is a psychologist, and a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in couples and sex therapy in a private practice in Washington, D.C. She received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at LaSalle University and her doctorate from the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Drexel University where her research focuses on interventions for African American couples. She holds a post master’s certificate in Sex Therapy from the Council for Relationships, and a juris doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. She has taught in MFT programs at Drexel, Virginia Tech, Jefferson Health Programs and The Council for Relationships. Before entering the mental health field, Marjorie spent seventeen years practicing child welfare law and family law in Baltimore. She recently received the 2020 AAMFT Foundation’s Outstanding Research Publication Award for her first academic article: Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Culturally Sensitive Approach for African American Heterosexual Couples. Learn more about Marjorie at www.marjorienightingale.com.


    Continuing education credits for Psychologists, Social Workers, LMFT's, LMHC's

    Agreement to Maintain Confidentiality of Protected Clinical Information

    I understand that I will be hearing clinical material in this course that must be kept strictly confidential and not discussed or disseminated in any form outside of the course, including personal recording, photos, or storing of digital content. This means that I need to view the on-line program in a private place where it cannot be overheard or observed. I further understand that although clinical material is heavily disguised, if I feel I recognize the person being presented, I will leave the session immediately and later contact the PCFINE administrator, Alice Rapkin at 781-433-0906 or through the PCFINE website, www.pcfine.org for a refund.

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