ISCSW Fall Seminars: Mind-Body Connections in Clinical Work

  • Oct 1 - Nov 19, 2023
  • Central Standard Time

Ticket Price $25.00-$80.00 This event is now over

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Mind-Body Connections in Clinical Work 

ISCSW invites you to join us for the final presentation of our lauded Sunday Morning Seminars. At the end of this year, the Society will close and cease operations. On November 19, Christina Peters, PhD will present "Complexity and the Body." Registration slots are still available for this online talk on a first-come, first served basis. See below for more information about the presentation and how to register.

It has been our honor and privilege to provide high-quality Continuing Education programming these many years, including meeting the need for virtual options during the height of the COVID outbreak. 

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November 19th    9:30AM–12:30PM     3.0 CEUs

Presented by Christina Peters, PhD

Complexity and the Body: 

How Neurodevelopmental Differences Shape our 'Experience Of' 

and How Understanding Them Can Deepen Clinical Work


The impact of our individual, neurodevelopmental differences is an often-overlooked factor that influences our experiences of self, other, and the world around us. In our job, it’s helpful to understand how sensory, motor, language, and other cognitive factors shape the clinical process.  This presentation will use both an adult case (presenting ADHD challenges) and a child case (presenting language processing and sensorimotor challenges) to explore how the addition of neurodevelopmental perspectives expands our understanding of patients' experiences. The seminar will also help attendees consider when additional supports are needed, and opens up new ways of understanding interpersonal and intrapsychic dynamics.


  • Demonstrate an understanding that neurodevelopmental differences impact interpersonal and intrapsychic dynamics.
  • Assess one’s own understanding of neurodevelopmental differences and when to look for consultation from multi-disciplinary professionals to better-understand the role of neurodevelopmental factors.
  • Consider the role that neurodevelopmental factors have on a therapist’s formulations and ability to fully empathize with patients’ experiences.


About Our Speaker:


Christina Peters, PhD, has worked as a psychoanalytic clinician for over 30 years in the Chicago area with children, adults, families, and couples. She teaches psychoanalytic theory and methodology at the Institute for Clinical Social Work and the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance, and has presented at national and international conferences. 



October 1st          SOLD OUT  

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Date & Time

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