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Please save the date of Saturday December 5th, 2020 at 10:00 to 12:30 for an ISCSW sponsored training event.  The presenter will be Charles Pohl, LCSW, CGP. The training is: Charles Dickens Anticipates Psychotherapy in "A Christmas Carol"

In a two-hour experiential setting, members will be asked to visit their own personal ghosts of Christmas (*) past, present and future and share their reflections with the other members of the group. Experiential session will be followed by 30 minutes of didactic discussion.

Group size will be limited to 20 and attendees must be pre-registered and members of ISCSW.  The good news – membership in ISCSW is currently FREE!

In order for attendees to optimize the experience, it is recommended that they either read A Christmas Carol or watch a suitable rendition in a movie format to freshen the associations to the material.  George C Scott version highly recommended yet The Muppets Christmas Carol will do.

(*) The term “Christmas” is used to denote the traditional term for a day and a season without its traditional religious connotations intended although it certainly lends itself to that for those who are so inclined.

Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the general premises of psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • List and describe the stages of group development
  • Describe how their own life events have helped shape their characters and influenced their clinical practices.

When: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Where: via Zoom! All registrants will be emailed information about how to join the training prior to date/time of training.

Cost: This training will be provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of Charles Pohl – and due to the fact that ISCSW has been unable to offer our typical trainings due to COVID.

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