Workshop for School Psychologists and School Social Workers.
This workshop will enable participants to discuss all aspects of their school-based clinical work as well as their general professional concerns. Topics may include: effective individual and group counseling strategies; the impact of transference and countertransference in consultation meetings with teachers and parents; using one’s subjective experience of the child to enhance the interpretation of cognitive, academic and personality assessments; relevant classroom interventions to reach the hard-to-reach student; understanding children’s personalities by appreciating their dreams, play, drawings and other forms of creative self-expression.
The group leaders are senior school psychologists who understand the nuances of working clinically in a school setting.
Participants will learn how to apply psychodynamic concepts in school-based counseling sessions as well as in school-based consultation meetings with faculty and parents, and in interpreting assessment results.
Participants will be able to understand a child’s personality dynamics by attending to the child’s behaviors, dreams, drawings and other forms of creative self-expression.
Stephen Hyman, Ph.D., is the director of Adelphi University’s Postgraduate Program in Psychodynamic School Psychology. Formerly, he was a school psychologist in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools. Dr. Hyman has a private practice in Roslyn Heights, New York.
Matthew Tedeschi, Ph.D., is a faculty member in Adelphi University’s postgraduate programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapy, and in Psychodynamic School Psychology. He is a school psychologist in the Western Suffolk BOCES School District and maintains a private practice in Northport, New York.