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Finding the Fear in Couple Therapy
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When: Friday, September 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: NASW-NYC Chapter Office
305 7th Avenue
13th Floor
New York, New York  10001
United States

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Fear has many faces in couple relationships. As couple therapists, we have all seen how attachment fears sabotage fulfillment in the life of couples. This workshop will present an approach to help couples shift from conflict to genuine intimacy.


After a brief overview of attachment theory, the workshop will explain the "Rules of Engagement," the guidelines developed for intimate conversation. The workshop will then use role play to show how to rephrase and reframe a couple's communication.



With this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the four basic attachment styles
  • Identify attachment-based fears that emerge in couple dynamics
  • Recognize effective interventions to address fears in a couple's conflicts
  • Understand how disarming fears can further intimacy in couple relationships



NASW Member: $55 | Non-Member: $115


3 SW/LMFT CE Contact Hours





Lee Kassan, MA, LP, LMHC, CGP, LFAGPA has practiced as a psychotherapist since 1980, and is a Licensed Psychoanalyst, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. He was the editor of the journal GROUP for six years.


Mr. Kassan has written six books about psychotherapy and in 2016 was made a Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.






NASW-NYC Certificates Policy


As per New York State Continuing Education guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop will not receive their certificate, is not allowed admittance into the workshop and is also not eligible for a refund in any way. Please check transportation schedules ahead of time and plan accordingly.


We are currently transitioning from providing paper certificates to electronic ones. Please ensure that your registration information is accurate (name, e-mail, license type and number) as this will impact your continuing education certificates. NASW-NYC is not responsible for the accuracy of your registration information. To receive your certificate of completion, on the workshop date, please sign-in with your time and before you leave, initial-out with your time. Please allow up to 30 calendar days after the workshop date to receive your certificate.



NASW-NYC Refund Policy


All refund requests must be submitted by e-mail to workshops.naswnyc@socialworkers.orgRefund e-mails must include the subject line "Refund Request" as well as the attendee's name, workshop date and title in the body of the e-mail. Valid requests must be received no later than five business days prior to course date. NASW-NYC reserves the right to refuse any refunds requested later than five days prior to the course date.


All refunds are subject to a $20.00 administrative processing fee.

Refund requests typically require 1-2 weeks processing time.

Refunds ONLY; credit cannot be issued toward a future program date or substituted for another workshop.


If the workshop is cancelled, you will be informed ahead of time and fully refunded.



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NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027 and the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0060.

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