The Dilemmas of Secrecy and Openness in the 21st Century

Presenter: Evan Imber-Black, Ph.D.

December 13, 2019 • 9:30am - 12:30pm

Fee: $100.00 | FIW Alumni: $90.00

CEU's: 3

Secrets have existed throughout time. Contemporary families face particular dilemmas regarding secrecy, privacy, truth-telling and openness. Shaped in the interior of a family ten, twenty or fifty years ago, secrets may mean something quite different in today’s wider culture. New arenas of secrecy have emerged. People are left in a quandary regarding decisions about who to tell or whether to tell.

This workshop will examine secrets in a multi-systemic context of culture, media, institutions, family-of-origin, household and individual selves. We will learn effective interviewing techniques when secrets pertain and clarify our own ethical positions as therapists regarding secrets connected to birth, illness, incest, adultery, substance abuse, suicide, money and death.

Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 2 weeks before event for a refund fee, minus a $25.00 administrative charge; Less than 2 weeks, credit applied towards a future workshop. Visit our website at www.FIWNY.org to register.

CEU’s: Distributed to anyone holding a degree in social work and marriage and family therapy in the state of New York. If you have an out-of-state license, please contact your states education department and ask if they are willing to allow CEU’s from NYSED approved providers.  Please follow your state education departments rules and procedures.

All Workshops are held at:

333 Westchester Avenue, Conference Room A 
1st Floor (parking available on the East side of bldg)
White Plains, New York 10604

Food and Beverages can be purchased in the Bistro outside the Conference Room

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Family Institute of Westchester
333 Westchester Ave, St. E106,

White Plains, NY 10604
914-777-3909 W  914-341-1478 F

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