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EDCAS RECAST 2017-2018

Starting in September 2017, the EDCAS program will offer clinical discussion groups, called "Clinical Forums" for EDCAS students who would like to continue and we will have a few spots open for new students. These groups will be held on 12 Fridays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the William Alanson White Institute, Room 3A. The focus will be on presenting and discussing clinical material to illuminate various topics of interest with one to two articles of reading for each meeting. Discussion group size will be limited. The fee for the year program is $1200. There is a $25 application fee for new students.


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Applications must send a CV, paragraph statement of interest, and two references to Richard Herman (212) 873-0725 ext. (20) There is a $25 application fee.



The William Alanson White Institute, 20 West 74th St, NY, NY 10023. Rolling admissions and space will be limited.


Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Dates:  The 3rd Friday of every month except for January, March and June where we meet twice a month



SESSION 1:                                                       Friday, September 15th

Topic: Challenges to the Frame: When to Hold, Fold or Run

Leader: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D. & Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.


SESSION 2:                                                        Friday , October 20th

Topic: Getting Real: Inviting the Patient to Talk about the Way you Look

Leader: Janet Tintner, Psy.D.


SESSION 3:                                                        Friday, November 17th

Topic: Topic: Saving the Attachment at Any Price: Sex, Drugs, Cutting and Growing Up

Leader: Jacqueline Ferraro, D.M.H.


SESSION 4:                                                        Friday, December 15th

Topic: Metta-analysis: Infusing our work with loving kindness and mindfulness to alleviate suffering

Leader: Ann B. Chanler, Ph.D.


SESSION 5:                                                        Friday, Jan 12th

Topic: Working with Dissociation as a Tool for Case Formulation: Coasting, Cruising, Chatting and the Body as a Barometer

Leader: Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D.


SESSION 6:                                                        Friday, Jan 26th

Topic: The Tug of War between Identity and Desire: Gendered Identifications in Patient and Therapist

Leader: Sarah Schoen, Ph.D.


SESSION 7:                                                        Friday, Feb 16th

Topic: Eating Disorders in the Confluence of Gender Identity, Sexuality, Racial Diversity and Cultural Pluralism

Leaders: Toni Andrews, Ph.D.; Eugenio Duarte, Ph.D.; Rosa Lim, Ph.D.


SESSION 8:                                                        Friday, March 16th

Topic: Timing Interventions within the press of the Interpersonal Field-- Now or Never

Leader: Anne Malave, Ph.D.


SESSION 9:                                                        Friday, March 30th

Topic: When Sex Isn’t Sex: Conceptualization and Treatment of High Risk Behaviors among College Students and Young Adult Patients

Leader: Carrie Gottlieb, Ph.D.


SESSION 10:                                                      Friday, April 20th

Topic: Working with Weed: Treatment Implications of Cannabis Use Amidst Cultural and Legal Shifts

Leader: Steven Tublin, Ph.D.


SESSION 11:                                                      Friday, May 18th

Topic: Dressing the Parts: Multiplicity, Body Image and Clothing

Leader: Liz Halsted, Ph.D.


SESSION 12:                                                      Friday, June 15th

Topic: When the Therapist Dreams about the Patient

Leader: Sue Kolod, Ph.D.


SESSION 13:                                                      Friday, June 29th

Topic: Gifts: Receiving, Giving and Unwrapping the Meaning

Leader: Jill Howard, Ph.D.






EDCAS RECAST: 2017/18 Learning Objectives


Program Learning Objectives

  1. Describe three underlying issues involved with eating disorders, compulsions and addictions and specifically the use of interpersonal perspectives in this area.


  1. Explain two skills necessary to hear verbal and interpret non-verbal communications when working with eating disordered, compulsive and addicted patients.


  1. Analyze the interpersonal perspectives and its impact on the clinical issues presented in the treatment of the eating disorders population and learns to utilize the interpersonal psychological aspects of this treatment.


  1. Explain   a framework for the treatment of patients with eating disorders, compulsions and addictions.


  1. Develop further awareness of the treatment implications associated with cannabis use in patients amidst cultural and legal shifts.


Class Specific Learning Objectives:

1.  Drs. Petrucelli & Schoen:  Articulate three competencies in understanding and working with the frame and challenges to the frame

2.  Dr. Tintner:  Discuss the impact and meaning of the way you look in the clinical encounter with patients.

3.  Dr. Ferraro:  Expand and deepen knowledge of development, specifically issues of attachment and dissociation, in the clinical work with patients who self-injure.

4.  Dr. Chanler:  List three ways to infuse the treatment with loving kindness and mindfulness in order to alleviate suffering.

5.  Dr. Petrucelli:  Develop and explain  a more in depth knowledge of dissociation and increase competencies in the clinical work with dissociation.

6.  Dr. Schoen:  Discuss one’s conceptualization of issues of identity and desire, specifically gendered identifications in the clinical encounter between patient and therapist.

7.  Dr. Gottlieb:  Describe the complexity of sexuality in the conceptualization and treatment of high risk behaviors among college students and young adults.

8.  Dr. Tublin: Summarize treatment implications of cannabis use amidst cultural and legal shifts.

9.  Dr. Halsted:  Describe  the meaning of clothing, dressing and body image in the clinical work.

10.  Dr. Kolod:  Explain transference and countertransference issues that arise in the clinical encounter between patient and therapist when the therapist dreams about the patient

11.  Dr. Howard:  Describe a more in-depth knowledge of the meaning of receiving and giving of gifts between therapist and patient.