Friday, March 15, 2019
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi Manhattan Center 75 Varick Street New York, NY 10013

From Resolve to Dissolve in Marital Counseling: Clinical Skills for Couples in Transition to Divorce and Post-Divorce

with Dana Greco, LCSW-R & Don Desroches, CDFA

CEs: 6
Cost: $125

The presenters will demonstrate the skills necessary to treat couples in marital discord leading to divorce. This is a complex transition point in many of our client’s lives.  The process of divorce often entails issues of anger, loss, legalities, family restructuring during and post-divorce. Many of these challenges are faced amidst a state of crisis that requires specific management techniques. Problem solving, solution based treatment will be offered to assist the clinician that is treating the family while coming to terms around changes in finances and life-style in order for the couple to resolve and dissolve in order for the family to move toward healing.

  • Identification of risk and protective factors associated with children’s psychological and academic adjustment, the importance of how this impacts parenting in two households, how co-parenting is remedied, the possibility of parent alienation, loyalty binds, parent/child alignment, sibling rivalry, and extended family involvement will assist the clinician in detecting behaviors that are the result of temporary adjustment to the fracturing of household and family once known to the individual.
  • An Introduction to finances and decision making around finances while in an emotional state will be led by co-facilitator who is a CDFA (certified divorce financial analyst).  As courts and mediation future financial anxiety and uncertainty in lifestyle can halt the process of divorce settlement leaving the couple to further tensions and detrimental effects of all those living in the household.
  • A change in custody, residential, custodial rewards have been more frequent in the court system, as non-traditional homes have become more main-stream. Clinicians will learn more about how non-traditional households hold up in court and be better equipped to serve their clients through-out custody disputes.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how to transition from saving marriage to dissolving the marriage,
  2. Understand the different options when divorcing and can identify risks and benefits,
  3. Understand the emotional stages of divorce, and
  4. Understand the different barriers to divorce and overcoming traumatic change.

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About the Speakers

Dana Greco, LCSW-R, is in private practice, specializing in family systems, a graduate of The Ackerman Institute for Family and Couples. Dana is a Certified Divorce mediator and on the mental health Professional panel for the New York City Court System. Additionally, she is the co-founder of The Mediation and Family Counseling Group.

Don Desroches, CDFA, is in private practice as a certified divorce financial analyst and a certified divorce mediator. He is also a member of the New York Counsel for Divorce Mediation.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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