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CAPTP Collouquim: Surviving Black Holes with Alex: A Space Odyssey

Date: Oct 12, 2017 11:45 am

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program

William Alanson White Institute

20 West 74th Street, Room 3A


Thursday, October 12, 2017

11:45 am to 1:00 pm

An introduction to the work of The Fostering Connection and a clinical presentation:

"Surviving Black Holes with Alex: A Space Odyssey."

Julie Sahlein, LCSW-R

The Fostering Connection (TFC) serves the child welfare community by offering long-term pro-bono psychotherapy to children, youth and families affected by foster care. We also provide consultation services and ongoing support to a wide range of professionals who work to address the many needs of this population. As a small, nimble organization, TFC can focus on the specific, individual needs of its clients. We take seriously the task of cultivating the budding relationships between our clients and volunteer therapists. By emphasizing the building of a positive attachment with each client, we strive to counteract the unintended negative effects of the foster care system.



Panelists from TFC at this event will include:

Carol J. Eagle, Ph.D., is a senior clinical psychologist and psychotherapist now in private practice. For the past 50 years she has provided treatment, supervision and developed programs for children of poverty and foster children.

Elizabeth Kandall, Ph.D., is a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.  She is a member of the steering committee for the Contemplative Studies project where she teaches contemplative approaches to reading and writing poetry. She is a co-founder of The Fostering Connection.

Jenny Kahn Kaufmann, Ph.D., is Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute, where she teaches a class in Div. I on Transference and Countertransference.  She also teaches and supervises in IPPP, and is on the Steering Committee.  She co-teaches a class in the Child and Adolescent Program at NIP on Developmental Trauma.  And, she's a Board Member and a therapist for The Fostering Connection.

Julie Sahlein, LCSW-R, is a psychotherapist in full-time private practice in Union Square.  She works with adolescents, adults, and children, in modalities including individual, family, couples, and group psychotherapy.  Areas of expertise include depression, panic disorder, identity struggles, and issues surrounding immigration.  Ms. Sahlein's background is in community mental health.  During the first part of her career, she served the communities of Washington Heights and East Harlem as a bilingual social worker.  Ms. Sahlein is currently a therapist for and President of the board of The Fostering Connection.

Marina Stolerman, Psy.D., is the Clinical Director of The Fostering Connection, where she is also a volunteer therapist. She is an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Dr. Stolerman is a candidate at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She maintains a private practice in New York and New Jersey.

Larry Zelnick, Psy.D., is a past President of the Board of The Fostering Connection. He has also served as a Consultation Group Leader for TFC. Larry is faculty ad supervisor at NYU’s Postdoctoral Program and Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Long Island University, Brooklyn. He has a private practice in New York City, working with children, adolescents and adults. Larry will be speaking today about the central role of the consultation group in The Fostering Connection model.



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