Joel Oppenheimer, LCSW
Joel Oppenheimer received his master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College in 2007. During his education at Hunter College, he completed the Undoing Racism training from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. Hunter College adopted the Undoing Racism frame for its entire Social Work curriculum following the floods in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina.
 
Joel worked for several years in homeless services in San Francisco where he deeply learned the multiple levels of systemic oppression of poor and black communities. Deeply confronted by his own whiteness and maleness, Joel almost left Social Work due to his own white fragility but a mentor helped him understand the need for white people to listen and lead in the movement for liberation. Joel has been a clinician in a variety of programs for the last 20 years. He now works at the Counseling Center at SUNY, New Paltz. Most recently he created the Positive Masculinity Project which provides monthly workshops informed by Relational Culture and Restorative Justice practices and also integrates his background in the arts and playback theater. Joel has facilitated trainings, groups, and workshops for many years and is excited to bring his skills and experiences with racism to this Professional Development training.
Participants will receive a unique Zoom Video Conferencing link that will provide you entry into the workshop upon registration. This link will become active approximately thirty minutes prior to the start of the event. 
To familiarize yourself with the Zoom platform, please refer to these instructional links:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

General System Requirements for Zoom

  • Internet connection

  • Speakers and a microphone

  • Webcam

  • Please close all computer windows which may use your camera to allow for optimum Zoom functioning.

  • Please take the time to check your technology prior to the event.

Let's Talk About Racism Series:
Privilege and the Clinical/Helping Relationship

 

Presented by Joel Oppenheimer, LCSW 

This training will be held online, via Zoom.

Date: 8/19/20

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $60

2 CE contact hours available for NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs

As helping professionals, we have all been socialized in a racist society, and as a result, we may inadvertently participate in and support racist systems. As clinicians, we must be open to self-reflection and to take ownership of the role of race in therapy.   
Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn the importance of personal and professional understanding of racism and its daily impacts.
Participants will understand how white fragility maintains racist structures and systems.
Participants will increase awareness of whiteness and how it can show up personally and professionally.
Participants will learn about transference and countertransference as it pertains to race in the clinical relationship.
Joel Oppenheimer, LCSW
Joel Oppenheimer received his master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College in 2007. During his education at Hunter College, he completed the Undoing Racism training from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. Hunter College adopted the Undoing Racism frame for its entire Social Work curriculum following the floods in New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina.
 
Joel worked for several years in homeless services in San Francisco where he deeply learned the multiple levels of systemic oppression of poor and black communities. Deeply confronted by his own whiteness and maleness, Joel almost left Social Work due to his own white fragility but a mentor helped him understand the need for white people to listen and lead in the movement for liberation. Joel has been a clinician in a variety of programs for the last 20 years. He now works at the Counseling Center at SUNY, New Paltz. Most recently he created the Positive Masculinity Project which provides monthly workshops informed by Relational Culture and Restorative Justice practices and also integrates his background in the arts and playback theater. Joel has facilitated trainings, groups, and workshops for many years and is excited to bring his skills and experiences with racism to this Professional Development training.
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Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age: Assessment, Countertransference, and Treatment
Presented by Chris Dennehy, LCSW

About this Event:

The increased accessibility and availability of pornography and sexual partners via the internet and technology have had implications for those dealing with sexual addictions. An often misunderstood and stigmatized clinical condition, sexual addiction is painful and destructive, and warrants informed treatment interventions.  

Participants will gain an increased understanding of the characteristics of sex addiction in the age of digital technology. Participants will increase their ability to recognize countertransference issues that may inhibit treatment.

Participants will learn about best assessment practices and effective treatment interventions for those struggling with sex addiction.

Chris Dennehy is a graduate of Fordham University School of Social Work and has Post-Graduate training in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Chris earned his Certified Alcoholism Counseling (CAC) in 1996, holds an International Chemical Dependency Certification, and is a Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).

Currently the Executive Director of Child and Family Guidance Center Addiction Services/Step One, Chris has worked in supervisory positions since 1994 and direct clinical work in addiction and mental health treatment since 1988. His work has included Network Adolescent Program, Valley Hospital, Fair Oaks Hospital, Von Ost Institute, The A.K. Bean Foundation, Nyack Hospital, and Craig House Hospital in New YorkNY. Chris was the Director of Training of the Hudson Valley Counseling School in Newburgh and Fishkill, New York for professionals seeking their CASAC certification. Chris is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Marist College and has a private psychotherapy practice in the Hudson Valley.

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