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Continuing Education: The Power of Authenticity

By Jumana Grassi, LCSW, CASAC

Mountainside Chappaqua
Monday, September 23rd
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Power of Authenticity: Using Your ‘Self’ in The Clinical Encounter

Course Overview

Explore the importance of bringing your authentic self to the clinical dyad as a way to disarm potential clients’ overzealous defense mechanisms and create a space of safety and trust.

This presentation is appropriate for: clinical professionals, psychologists, therapists, counselors, and social works.

1 SW CE credit available


At the conclusion of the day’s presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish the therapeutic goals of early trauma treatment from those of later-stage treatment
  • Understand how attachment trauma impacts the ability to form lasting intimate relationships
  • Name 3 modalities that support the therapists use of self in treatment
  • Understand counter transference, strategic sharing, and self-disclosure


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM : Registration, networking with lunch.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM : Presentation by Jumana Grassi, LCSW, CASAC

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM : Questions and discussion

Event Information & Registration

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Location: Mountainside Chappaqua — 480 North Bedford Road Chappaqua, NY 10514

This course is free and space is limited.

Please rsvp by September 16th to or call 203 219 2800


Upon completion of the workshop, certificates will be issued in person, after participants sign-out and hand in course evaluation.

Partial credits will not be given. You must participate in the entirety of the workshop.


Jumana Grassi, LCSW is a psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City and Fairfield, CT. Her clinical experience includes a position as the Director of a Substance Abuse Prevention Program at Phoenix House where she oversaw programming and facilitated relapse prevention and process groups in the OASAS outpatient program, both with adolescents and adults.

Jumana earned her master’s degree from Hunter College School of Social Work. She holds a New York State Social Worker License (LCSW), a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), and a Certificate in Student Field Instruction (SIFI). From 2015-2019 she was an active committee member of the Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment, and from 2015-2016, she served as Co-Chairperson of the New York State Providers Liaison Association.


SOCIAL WORK: Jumana Grassi LCSW NY# 0556 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the New York State Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

ACE: Jumana Grassi, LCSW, #1721, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Jumana Grassi, LCSW maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 06/14/2019 – 06/14/2020. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education credit.

ADA Accommodations: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact us at least 7 days in advance of the event so that we can ensure accommodations are made.

*There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

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