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Below you will find the following information: Continuing Education Workshop Registration; Continuing Education Fee Schedule; Convention Payment Forms; Payment Instructions; ICP's Continuing Education Cancellation Policy

2001 Conference in Winchester, Great Britain not yet accepting registrations 







Agnes Yu, Ph.D., Continuing Education Administrator

The ICP Padua Convention CE workshops promise to fulfill the theme of our conference: "IT'S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS."

The ICP Continuing Education Committee now has the pleasure to announce three outstanding workshops (two half-day, one full-day). The topics range from female intimate relationships to marital/family therapy, and hypnotherapy for couples. These workshops will be offered on July 17 and 18, 2000, preceding the main scientific program.

The International Council of Psychologists is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education to psychologists. International Council of Psychologists maintains responsibility for the program.

Our fee schedules are as follows):

Category A & B countries

50 Euro Dollars for half-day workshops

100 Euro Dollars for full-day workshops

Category C countries and Students

30 Euro Dollars for half-day workshops

60 Euro Dollars for full-day workshops

The fee includes Workshop Session, Morning and/or Afternoon Coffee Break, Program, and Official ICP Letter of Participation. We look forward to your early registration.

The full-day (8-hour) workshop will earn eight CE credits, and each half-day (4-hour) workshop will earn four CE credits.

Members of the CE Committee have offered much time and effort in putting this program together. Thank you to Gail Berkove, Stephanie Dudek, Natalie Feldman, Jo Milne-Home, Kathy Horne, and Antoinette Thomas for their hard work and diligence in observing our timelines under pressure; to Kay Greene for her support; and to Frank Farley for his guidance.

We look forward to see you this summer in Padua. Ciao!



Continuing Education Workshops are described below. Payment Form is found below.

One form for each registrant. Please photocopy if more forms are needed.

Please place an X in the box of each workshop you wish to take:

__ A. Relationships Between 2 Women:

Issues for Mental Health Care Providers

Elisabeth Gruskin and Pamela Miller

Monday, 17 July 2000, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon

(4 CE Credits)

__ B. Improving Marital/Family Relationships

Maruta E. Friedler, Ph.D.

Monday, 17 July 2000, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

(4 CE Credits)

__ C. Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Couples

Carolyn Daitch, Ph.D.

Tuesday, 18 July 2000

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

(8 CE Credits)



(Please use with Payment Form)

Category A & B Countries or Areas

Half-day (4-hour) workshop................... 50 Euro Dollars

Full-day (8-hour) workshop..................100 Euro Dollars

(A Countries or Areas: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab

Emirates, United States of America)

(B Countries or Areas: Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Suriname, Turkey, Venezuela, Yemen)

Category C (all other) Countries or Areas and Students

Half-day (4-hour) workshop.....................30 Euro Dollars

Full-day (8-hour) workshop.....................60 Euro Dollars



bulletV All fees are in Euro.
bulletAll banking charges and commissions are at registrant's expense.
bulletRegistration fee includes: Opening Reception July 18, p.m.

Two Luncheons July 19 and 20

Coffee Breaks

Program and Abstracts



Member..........................300.00........................ _________

Non-Member...................350.00........................ _________

Student............................90.00......................... _________

Accompanying Person.... 100.00.......................... _________

Banquet Ticket.........................................65.00.. _________

Souvenir T-shirt (circle size):.....................12.50... _________


Continuing Education Workshops

(See Continuing Education Fee Schedule above)

Workshop A: Two Women............30.00 or 50.00.. _________

Workshop B: Family Relationships.30.00 or 50.00. _________

Workshop C: Couples/Hypnosis....60.00 or 100.00. _________

TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE PAID......... _________


bulletPayments can be made by bank transfer. Bank transfers should be sent without charges to the beneficiary and made payable to:

Dr. Anna Laura Comunian (ICP) account:
bulletV From Italy: ABI 5040 CAB 12150 c/c 37940 E at Banca Antonveneta - Sede di Padova, Via VIII Febbraio, 5 - 35100 Padova, Italy; Phone 39-049-839111

PAYMENT OPTIONS. Since only Euro Dollars may be used, you might try the following (works in the USA):

1. With your PERSONAL American Express Card (NOT corporate card). In USA, call 1 -800-553-6782, and ask for American Express Travellers Checks in Euro Dollars (available only in $50 denominations. Put Anna Laura Comunian's name on the checks and send them directly to her address listed on Page 10. (No service charge if done by phone.)

2. In USA, call Thomas Cook at 1-800-328-5678, or go to a Thomas Cook offfice and purchase American Express or Thomas Cook Travellers Checks in Euro dollars with no fee. If done by phone and mail, a delivery fee and cash-advance-against-credit-card fee will be US$20 to US$30.

3. Your personal banker might arrange the American Express Traveller's Checks in Euro dollars through their international division, and may waive fees. Handle these checks as above.

The exchange rate for Euro and US dollars fluctuates daily, but are often comparable (1 Euro per US $1).


The American Psychological Association requires its approved sponsors of Continuing Education Programs to pro-vide a cancellation policy.

Cancellations received by Dr. Anna Laura Comunian in Padua by 1 July 2000 will receive a refund of the Continuing Education Workshop Fee.

Cancellations received by Dr. Anna Laura Comunian in Padua AFTER 1 July 2000 will NOT receive a refund.

PLEASE NOTE: Since payment is made, and refunds are given in Euro Dollars, the value of which flucuates against other currencies, refunds may not be exactly equal to the amount initially paid.

Registrations will not be accepted unless accompanied by payment.

One delegate per registration form. Please photocopy if more forms are needed.

Send completed registration, continuing education, and payment forms, with your payment, to:

ICP 2000 Convention, Prof. Anna Laura Comunian

Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale Universita' di Padova

35100 Padova, Italy

Tel.: (+39-049) 827-6629

Fax: (+39-049) 827-6600





ICP 2000 Convention

Prof. Anna Laura Comunian

Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale

Universita' di Padova

35100 Padova, Italy

Tel.: (+39-049) 827-6629

Fax: (+39-049) 827-6600







Monday, 17 July 2000, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

(4 CE Credits)

Presenters: Elisabeth Gruskin, Berkeley, CA, USA

Pamela Miller, San Francisco, USA


Abstract. Relationships between women raise different issues for the women involved in the relationship, their in-laws and their children. This is in part because of society's attitude toward same gender relationships. Female to female couples are also different than opposite gender couples because of qualitative differences between men and women.



Homophobia/heterosexism (internal and external)

Lack of Role Models

Cross Cultural Relationships



In Laws


Coming Out

Butch/Femme (gender presentation and identity)

Terminating Relationships

Domestic Violence

Managing Closeness While Maintaining Individuality


Educational Objectives

  1. To familiarize participants with terminology important in being able to sensitively care for women who are in same gender relationships.
  2. To raise participants' awareness about the health risks, concerns, and treatment issues of women who are in relationships with women.
  3. To familiarize participants with the issues raised in relationships between women.
  4. To raise the consciousness about relationship issues for participants who are doing individual work lesbian and bisexual women.
  5. To address the concerns of family members of women who partner with women.
  6. To discuss how homophobia/heterosexism plays out in families headed by two women.


Format. This workshop consists of didactic presentation, the viewing of a video case presentation of women in lesbian relationships, facilitated discussion, case presentation and role playing


Schedule. 4-hour (half day) workshop


Intended Audience. Mental Health Care Providers



Cajab, R. & Stein, T. (Eds.) (1996). Textbook of Homosexuality and Mental Health. Washington, DC: Taylor and Francis.

Greene, B and Croom, G (1999). Education, Research and Practice in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Psychology. Altimira.

Gruskin, E. (1999). Treating Lesbians and Bisexual Women: Challenges and Strategies for the Health Professional. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Solarz, Andrea (Ed.) (1999). Lesbian Health. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Wilton, T (1997). Good For You: a Handbook on Lesbian

Health and Wellbeing. London: Cassell.



Elisabeth Gruskin

BA(1992), Psychology, State University of New York, Purchase, NY; MPH(1995), Behavioral Sciences, UC School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA; DrPH(1999), Public Health, UC School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA; Post Doc Fellowship (current),

UCSF Health Policy Institute, SF, CA

Principal Investigator, 1999-Present, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care; Program, Division of Research. Topics: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender Health; Libido and Orgasm in the Peri-menopause; Post Doc, Institute of Health Policy, UCSF: Topics Alcohol and Tobacco Imagery; Instructor, 1994-current, Lesbian/ Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Health Issues, University of California School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA


Pamela J. Miller

BA(1967), Psychology, Skidmore College, N.Y.; MS (1969), Journalism, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; California State College, MA(1975), Psychology, Sonoma, CA; 1989-present, Core Faculty Member, Graduate School of Psychology, New College of California, SF, CA; 1976-present, Practice, Individual and couples therapy

Presentations. Local and national talks on issues of treatment approaches for families with alcoholic mothers; appearances on Phil Donahue Show and National Public Radio on working with children from alcoholic families and battering families.





Monday, 17 July 2000, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

(4 CE Credits)

Presenter: Maruta E. Friedler, Ph.D.

Summit, N.J., U.S.A.


Abstract. This workshop will illustrate the application of Contrapuntal Couples Therapy (CCT), the presenter's approach to working with couples (and their children).

CCT is based on developmental, ego psychology, and systems theories and applications, and may employ, additionally, cognitive behavioral strategies,

coaching, various holistic techniques such as relaxation training and clinical hypnosis, and psychoeducational components dealing with diversity and multi-culturalism.

CCT considers each partner as an individual from a different "culture" (family) and is directed toward helping each partner, individually, to heal developmental wounds or disappointments so as to be better able to validate and appreciate the differences as well as the similarities within the couple. Then, like counterpoint in music, the two partners (two independent "voices") will be sufficiently secure to be able to combine as an intricate and satisfying whole, resolving inevitable dissonance into overall harmony.

By following the case of a culturally and nationally diverse married couple and, subsequently, their two young children, with other brief examples, participants will be able to examine a variety of treatment modalities, to understand why they were used, how they were implemented, and to discuss how to select which strategy or approach at any given juncture.

There will be time for questions and discussion. Finally, participants will be theoretical framework, to use their own self and creativity when working to improve couple and family relationships.


Educational Objectives

  1. Participants will know two basic tenets of systems theory.
  2. Participants will know two basic tenets of developmental theory of childhood.
  3. Participants will know two basic tenets of ego psychology theory.
  4. Participants will know how to assess a couple's cultural differences.
  5. Participants will know how to recognize a couple's similarities.
  6. Participants will know how to recognize and correct the negative influence of a couple's conflict on their children.


Intended Audience. Psychologists, Therapists, Counselors, Students


Schedule. 4-hour (1/2 day) workshop



Blanck and Blanck, Ego Psychology.

Lerner, H.G. The Dance of Anger.

Lerner, H.G. The Dance of Intimacy.

Viorst, J. Necessary Losses.


Presenter. Maruta E. Friedler

Maruta E. Friedler, Psy.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Summit, New Jersey, where she treats couples, families and individuals of all ages.

A certified school psychologist, she worked for 10 years as staff psychologist and chair of the bilingual Child Study Team in an inner city school district. She is a supervisor and former contributing faculty member for doctoral students at The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University.

In 1996 she was a visiting professor at the University of Granada, Spain, in the psychology M.A. program. Fluent in French also, she has lectured at the University of Aix on Provence in France. She worked as Spanish language consultant to Bill Moyers for three television documentaries at CBS Reports. One of her clinical specialties is concentrating on helping couples who want to stay together but are having trouble in their marriages sort out their problems and strengthen or heal the areas of need.





Tuesday, 18 July 2000, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

(8 CE credits)

Presenter: Carolyn Daitch, Ph.D.

Michigan, U.S.A.


Abstract. The workshop will focus on the utilization of hypnosis in work with couples. Not only will participants become familiar with the applications of hypnosis in this population, they will also be instructed in specific hypnotic techniques. This workshop offers learners an introduction to hypnotic phenomena and its applications to couples. There would be three main components to the workshop.

The first component would educate the learners in the nature of hypnosis: myths and misconceptions, limitations and applications will be included. The second portion of the workshop would introduce the learners to basic trance induction and deepening techniques. The remaining time will focus on specific ways that therapists can incorporate hypnotic applications in their work with couples. Much of the workshop will focus on developmental deficits healing through trance work. The hypnotic strategies of age regression, age progression, positive hallucination and metaphor construction will be presented.



Educational Objectives

  1. To provide a definition of hypnosis related to relevant scientific research.
  2. To delineate the myths and misconceptions of hypnosis; provide an understanding of the utility of hypnosis in clinical practice and its limitations.
  3. To introduce participants to hypnotic applications in their work with couples.
  4. To familiarize participants in hypnotic phenomena that can be utilized to enhance relationships. Included will be: age regression, age progression and positive hallucination.
  5. To introduce participants to hypnotherapeutic interventions aimed at healing development deficits that impede optimal functioning in relationships.
  6. To introduce participants to hypnotic metaphor construction and its utility with couples.


Skill Level. Experienced therapists who have had some experience working with couples.


Format. Lecture, Demonstration and Experiential. Participants will have an opportunity to practice hypnotic techniques, supervised by the instructor.


Schedule. 8-hour (full day) workshop


Presenter. Carolyn Daitch

Dr. Carolyn Daitch is a fully licensed psychologist and director for the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders and the Center for Clinical Hypnosis and Behavioral Health. She is a Certified and Approved Consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is a Certified Image Relationship Therapist, a Diplomat in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is president elect of the Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She has 23 years of clinical experience and currently divides her time between clinical practice, supervision, consultation and training.