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PSI: Treating Mind and Spirit as One for More Than 40 Years!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

This dynamic day-long conference will examine the effects of spirituality for those we work with, identifying the particular elements of spiritual life that serve as protective factors against mental illness and also promote resilience in individuals, fostering healthier relationships and a stronger sense of self. This material is suitable for social workers, substance abuse counselors, other mental health professionals, activists, clergy of all faiths, pastoral caregivers, and scholars. There will be a reception at the end of the day for networking and conversation.

Keynote Speaker: Pilar Jennings, PhD
Author of MIXING MINDS: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism
Case Presenter: Lisa Cataldo, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Fordham University, Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
Panel Respondents:
 Kelly Murphy Mason, LCSW  ~  Charles Mayer, PsyD  ~  Kenneth Porter, MD
Community Center, St. Jean Baptiste Church, 184 East 76th Street, New York City
9:30am to 4pm (Reception to follow)


Pending approval of NYS Education Dept. and NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, 5 CECs available for LMSWs, LCSWs and CASACs.

PSI helps restore hope, health and healing to individuals, families, communities, and organizations by providing professional counseling, consulting, and educational services.

Psychotherapy and Spirituality Services In Manhattan

Individual and Group Psychotherapy
Couples Therapy and Premarital Counseling
Career Programs / Skills Building for Professionals
Groups and Workshops
Clergy Consultation and Support
Community Outreach
Women Veterans Project


Rutgers Counseling Center
2095 Broadway, Rm 406 (at 73rd St)
New York, NY 10023

St. Bartholomew Counseling Center
325 Park Ave (at 50th St)
New York, NY 10022

St John’s Counseling Center
222 West 11th St
New York, NY 10014

Trinity Counseling Center
New Location
120 Broadway, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10271

Administrative Offices
120 Broadway, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10271
(212) 285-0043

Ongoing Grief Groups

New Yorkers: If people you know now find themselves in the midst of grief, or if you yourself are grieving a loss, PSI will be offering three supportive group sessions starting in May and June, all as part of the ‘Rest for Your Souls’ program sponsored by Trinity Church Wall Street. Every Wednesday evening, psychotherapists Kelly Murphy Mason and Sarah Segal McCaslin will be meeting with folks downtown. This program is entirely free and open to the public. More information is available online at tribecatrib.com.

Waiting List Available

The Interfaith Center of New York has just announced that its Spring 2015 “Social Work and Religious Diversity: Religion and Spirituality Through the Life Course” has reached its registration capacity a month in advance.  As a proud co-sponsor of the event along with the Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services, PSI wanted to inform interested parties that a waiting list is being kept in case spots open up on June 17th. The conference offers both LMSWs and LCSWs 8.0 continuing education credits to meet the new NY State recertification requirements. More information is available online at The Interfaith Center website.


Women Veterans Tell Their Story

“In Our Own Voice: Women Veterans Tell Their Story” will be featured in the Planet Connection Theatre Festivity this summer in New York. Performances will be given June 24th and 29th, as well as July 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 11th. This PSI production will be directed by Colleen Britton and feature Cailin Kless, Sionain Kuhner, Eirinn McGuinees, and Katrina Perkins. Seating is limited, so people should plan on purchasing tickets for the summer performances as early as possible. More information is available online at planetconnection.org.

In Our Own Voice is a play-in-monologues drawn from interviews with women veterans written by Beverly Coyle and produced by PSI. Visit our Women Veterans Project page for more information on the project.

“The Spirit of Healing” in the Spotlight

Recently, the Interfaith Center of New York has been interviewing participants in the June 2015 conference it is co-sponsoring with the Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. One faith leader featured in the ICNY spotlight is PSI Managing Director Kelly Murphy Mason, who spoke about “where the spirit of healing is at work” in people’s recovery, through the process of psychotherapy as she understands it, as well as through individuals’ sincere participation in spiritual community. Read more at Interfaith Center website.

The Great Escape

H. Kimball Jones, one of the founders of PSI and currently Westside Area Director, was involved in 1961 in a political adventure that, according to the London Observer, “changed the map of Africa.” Dr. Jones was one of a group of five Americans and one Frenchman who smuggled 60 African students out of Portugal, where they were being abused by the dictator, Salazar, and drove them to France where they were granted political asylum by Charles De Gaulle. Read more at The Guardian.

Support Group for Unemployed Persons

Meets every Tuesday from 11am to 12 noon. For more information contact Dr. Kimball Jones at 212-580-7974, kjones20@nyc.rr.com or see this page on our website.

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