An Invitation to Mental Health Professionals
Together with The New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work, The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Inc. presents:
An Invitation to Mental Health Professionals
A Thought-Provoking Series
∙Open Discussions
∙Approachable, non-judgmental, interactive
Conversation:  Psychoanalysis During the Pandemic: What have we learned about our clients and ourselves?

This workshop will explore some of the effects of the pandemic on treatment and how the lockdown has increased rates of depression and anxiety. Since clinicians have not seen clients face-to-face for over a year, what effects did this have on treatment? What has been lost by not being able to see a client’s body language or non-verbal communication? Has anything been gained by not being in the same room? How does the loosening of boundaries by seeing into people’s homes affect treatment? The workshop will also explore what happens when the client and therapist are both facing severe restriction in movements and loss of normal outlets for social interaction? This conversation will process the inevitable changes that have been made to the client/therapist relationship and how it has impacted both client and therapist.
Course Objectives:
1.     Attendees will learn the effects of lack of stimulation on brain functioning.
2.     Attendees will learn that novelty and physical activity are necessary for brain health.
3.     Attendees will recognize the dangers of social isolation and how it increases the risk of depression and anxiety.
Facilitator: Lisa Sokoloff, LCSW, PsyA
Place: Zoom Meeting
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Time: 11:am to 1:00pm
Fee: $10 payable via Zelle or PayPal using, or check sent to 14-25 Plaza Rd., Ste. N 2-4, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
RSVP: Please register on our website. By June 4, 2021
Zoom invitation will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.
Please join us after to ask questions and get more information on our program.

2 Credit Hours on June 6, 2021 via Synchronous Videoconference.
2 CEU's provided by the NJSCSW, a recognized provider of Continuing Education Units by the NJ State Board of Social Work Examiners.