The newly formed Freedman-Riley Institute, the brain child of Diane E. Freedman, Ph.D., LCSW-R and Donna B. Riley, Ph.D., LCSW-R, bring together collectively nearly thirty years of clinical social work and macro social work experience.
The institute will provide:
Individual Supervision: Online or In-person at our facility,
Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Semi-Monthly Group Supervision: Online or In-person at our facility,
NYS CEU opportunities, coming shortly.
Supervision that are conducted remotely and is available on many mobile devices (tablets and phones). You may have to download the video conference platform or app to access which is available for free from Google Play and or ITunes. It is best if you have a webcam, microphone, and headphones, which cuts down the static and interference. You can also access the discussion via audio from a phone.
For further information and beginning dates, please refer to our website: FreedmanCenter.com, or contact Dr. Riley at 516-983-1780. Additionally, an e-mail group will be setup soon to notify interested mental health professionals to register.
Contact Dr. Donna B. Riley for further information and starting dates. 516-983-1780
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Clinical Group Supervision
Donna B. Riley, Ph.D., LCSW-R offers a two-hour Transgender Clinical Supervision semi-monthly. The purpose of these meetings is conduct a clinical case conference of TGNC clinical cases, including adults, children, and adolescents. TGNC Group Supervision is open to all mental health providers – social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, and family therapists.
The program is set up as a monthly 1.5-hour, clinical group supervision. Limited seating available The sessions will be held at The Freedman Center for Clinical Social Work, located at 2233 Nesconset Highway, Suite 104, Lake Grove New York 11755.
The statistics on violence against transgender individuals are staggering. In a multiracial sample of 111 transgender persons, 46% reported sexual assault, 66% reported violence in the home, and 60% were physically abused at some point in their lives (Kenagy & Bostwick, 2005). The rates of suicide in the community are just as astounding with 32% to 38% of the transgender community attempting suicide, which is much higher than the general public at 1% to 6% (Hendricks & Testa, 2012). Furthermore, 75% of the transgender population seek out counselling as compared with just 3.18% of the general population, which increases the probability of a counsellor working with transgender clients at some point in time, and makes being better prepared even more pressing (Budge, 2013).
Please check back frequently for additional NYS CEU approved courses.