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The Evolving Self-Narrative Of An Incest Survivor

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


2 CE Hours available for
NY Practitioners – LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs, PHDs, PSYDs

LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS!To allow for depth of clinical discussion and a true sense of our formal coursework, participation will be capped at 20 therapists.

The therapeutic relationship with a survivor of incest is delicate and frightening for both patient and therapist. Together my patient and I embarked on a journey of trust and collaboration to help her better manage self-destructive behaviors stemming from her past wounds. We tried multiple therapeutic methods until we came upon Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS), which allows trauma to be processed and addressed in a more gentle manner. This case presentation will illustrate her courageous effort to face and to change the self-narrative of being someone who had believed she was “dirty” and “deserved to be punished” to a person worthy of protection and nurturance.

Deborah Cassidy-Charron earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University where she completed internships at Bronx Children’s Hospital and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and wrote a dissertation on the Rorschach. She completed the Advanced Psychoanalytic Training Program at WCSPP in 2019 and is currently working in private practice with adults in Armonk, NY, specializing in trauma cases, ADHD, and aging.