Friday, October 4, 2019

Treating Patients who are Divorcing or Recently Divorced

Neil S. Grossman, Ph.D., ABPP and Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq.

Presentation followed by Question & Answer Period as Time Allows

Sign in will begin at 6:45 PM - Workshop - 7:15pm - 9:15pm

The target audience for this presentation is mental health professionals who are in clinical practice. The workshop will be given on an intermediate level.

Handouts and seating can be guaranteed only for those who pre-register and pay by 9/25/19.

Location: Kings Park High School, Room 101
200 Route 25A
Kings Park, New York 11754
(Facilities are handicapped accessible)


SCPA Members: No Fee - 2 CE credits are available for a $20.00 fee
$10.00 fee until 9/30/19, $15.00 fee from 10/01/19* on

2 CE credits are available for a $20.00 additional fee

Social Workers ~ $30.00 fee (includes 2 CE credits) until 9/30/19 - $35.00 fee from 10/01/19 on*

Certificate of Attendance available for $5.00 additional

*strictly subject to seating availability.

There is no known conflict of interest involved in this program nor commercial support provided for its presentation.

Divorce is the most stressful time in most people’s lives. Strong emotions play havoc when one’s support system is shaken. Treating patients from this population presents a specific set of challenges for psychotherapists who may become pulled into court battles. Learn skills necessary to treat adults, children and families who are involved with a divorce. Understand the dynamics of divorce and ways that are available to reduce or contain the most destructive aspects of the conflict.

Dr. Grossman is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specializes in working with families and children. He conducts child custody evaluations and works with collaborative divorce cases. He also serves as a parenting coordinator. Dr. Grossman has taught graduate and post graduate courses at many universities and institutes. He is a past president of the NYSPA forensic division and chairs the SCPA Psychology and Law Committee.

Ms. Ciesinski is a founding partner of the law firm of Schwartz & Ciesinski, LLP, where she represents clients in all aspects of divorce and family law. Ms. Ciesinski is certified in Mediation and Collaborative Interdisciplinary Practice from the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals. Ms. Ciesinski has been appointed as a member of the Matrimonial Special Master’s Panel in Nassau County.

If you have any questions (including information about our cancellation policy), please email or call 631-623-0293 and be sure to leave a contact telephone number in your email or message. You may register and pay for this and all of our other workshops via our website using the form within this listing or by mailing in your payment by 9/30/19 (payable to SCPA) with your name and contact information to:

Suffolk County Psychological Association
P.O. Box 397
Commack, NY 11725

If you prepay and need to cancel, please do so via email to: or by leaving a message at 631-623-0293 up until 48 hours prior to the workshop and a credit will be issued towards a future SCPA workshop.

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Suffolk County Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Suffolk County Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Suffolk County Psychological Association is approved by NYSED State Board for Social Work to provide continuing education to LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State

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