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DRN Training Module 7 - Groups
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When: Sunday, September 27, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Zoom Meeting
United States
Contact: NYSPA Central Office
(518) 437-1040

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NYSPA Disaster Relief Training Module #7

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Sunday, September 27

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

‘No one...transcends the need for human contact’:

Group psychotherapy in Psychological Trauma disaster response

Alexandra Stratyner, Ph.D.


Perhaps more than any other treatment modality, group psychotherapy is particularly well suited to addressing the needs of individuals experiencing acute stress, post-traumatic stress, or complex trauma. Regardless of theoretical orientation, group psychotherapy offers unique opportunities to facilitate connection, explore individual processes and patterns of relating that may impact interpersonal connecting, and foster self-efficacy and growth through shared learning.

Dr. Alexandra Stratyner will discuss considerations for the facilitation of group in the COVID-19 era.Psychodynamically oriented interpersonal process groups, as well as skills focused (CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based) approaches to providing group-based trauma care will be considered. Special consideration will be given to the provision of multiculturally competent group therapy, including addressing racial trauma in the context of group psychotherapy and providing remote therapy services to patients across the lifespan. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in an experiential live demonstration. 

Dr. Alexandra Stratyner is a Manhattan-based licensed counseling psychologist who provides tailored individual, couples, family and group therapy and assessment services. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan and in a diverse range of settings, including internationally in Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Stratyner is an adjunct faculty member at New York University, a core faculty member of Caron Treatment Center’s New York Pediatric Substance Use Disorder Education Program, and a supervisor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West Hospitals. The practice of group psychotherapy is a cornerstone of Dr. Stratyner’s work. She currently facilitates an interpersonal process group for emerging adults which has been running for four years, as well as a COVID-19 support group for individuals in the performing arts. Dr. Stratyner is also well versed in the provision of CBT and DBT groups, has facilitated groups in inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings, and provides supervision to doctoral trainees running groups. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Stratyner has authored multiple studies; her work on complex PTSD was recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice. Dr. Stratyner will present on the provision of training groups for medical and psychology trainees at the 2020 NYSPA Convention with Dr. Katherine Mitchell.


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