Presentations and Publications
Faculty– presenter on 03.01.18, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Meeting in Houston. Full Day Workshop “Dissociative Reenactments and Other Trauma Reactions in Members and Leader; Psychodynamic Theory and Group Interventions”.
Conference Chair, Violence Conference sponsored by the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society, Westchester Center for Psychological Education, NY Presbyterian Hospital on 4/7/17. Moderator of the Panel Discussion and Q&A. Panelists included Robert Klein, Victor Schermer, Richard Beck, Ray A. DiGiuseppe, Ada Dragowski.
Faculty– presenter, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Meeting in New York. On 03/11/17 Research SIG Open Session “Neuroimaging validates the efficacy of group therapy for developmental trauma” and half-day workshop “Fear-Based Brain Reactions Impacting Group Members and Leaders: Group Therapy Interventions and Neuroimagining for Early Developmental Trauma”.
Recipient of the Affiliate Society Assembly’s Award.
International Journal of Group Psychotherapy: Leiderman, L.M., & Smith, M.L. (2017). Neuroimaging measures to assess the effectiveness of a two-day marathon group of individuals with early developmental trauma: A pilot study. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 67 (1), 91-107. doi: 10.1080/00207284.2016.1203568
Smith, M.L., Leiderman, L.M., & de Vries, J. (2017). Infra-slow Fluctuation (ISF) Training for Autism Spectrum Disorders. In T. F. Collura & J. A. Frederick (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical QEEG and Neurotherapy (pp. 488-499), New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Conference Chair, Demo Group facilitator, presenter, Trauma Conference sponsored by the Westchester Center for Psychological Education, The Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society, NY Presbyterian Hospital on 3/25/16 . The facilitator of the trauma themed Fish Bowl Demonstration Group with 100 conference attendees. Presentation entitled “The Impact of Utilizing Group Therapy When Working Through PTSD and Developmental Trauma” by Reinhard and Leiderman.
Co- Facilitator, Day-Long Process Group by Postlewaite and Leiderman. These process-group-oriented programs provided mental health practitioners an opportunity to identify and explore issues related to feelings around leading groups and working as clinicians, with peers who share similar professional and emotional experiences. Open to experienced clinicians only. Sponsors included the Westchester Center for Psychological Education, Westchester Psychological Association, Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society and American Group Psychotherapy Association sponsored the workshop. 1/25/15, 1/16/16, 1/28/17, 1/13/18.
Faculty – Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, Annual Meeting in Boston. On 6/7/15 discussant in full-day session “Emotional Availability in Group: Expanding the Capacity for Intimacy in Group Members and Leaders”.
Faculty– presenter, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Meeting in San Francisco. On 02/28/15 half-day open session “The Body Speaks: Group Therapy as a Means of Accessing Expression” by Emerson, Ewing and Leiderman.
Faculty– presenter, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Meeting in Boston. On 03/06/14 half-day open session “The Psyche and the Soma: Group therapy as a Gateway” by Emerson, Ewing, Krugman and Leiderman. On 03/07/14 provided workshop entitled “Combining contemporary Neurofeedback and Group Psychotherapy modalities”.
Keynote speaker – Westchester County Psychological Association, Clinical Division on 4/19/13 “Combining the Complimentary Modalities of Neurofeedback & Psychotherapy”.
Faculty– presenter, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Meeting in New Orleans. On 03/01/13 provided workshop entitled “Neurofeedback Plus Group Psychotherapy- Optimizing Success”.
Keynote speaker – Westchester County Psychological Association, Clinical Division on 11/4/11 “Overview of Contemporary Neurofeedback Treatments”.
Published articles in Mental Health News and Education and Salud Mental newsletters from 2001- 2011.
Keynote speaker – Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Westchester, Group Psychotherapy on 10/18/10 “Group Psychotherapy Strategies with Resistant Members”.
Keynote speaker – a special workshop by the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society, an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, on 1/11/08 “Surviving and Working through Anger and Resistance in Group”.
Presenter – Suicide Prevention Conference by the Mental Health Association of Westchester on 6/16/06 “Suicide prevention and risk with the Latino community”.
Keynote speaker – New- York Presbyterian Cornell Medical Centers, Westchester, Medical Ground Rounds on 10/9/07 “The Emotional Impact of Immigration on Westchester’s Hispanic Families: Treatment Strategies”.
Keynote speaker – Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Westchester, First Latino Mental Health Summit on 10/18/07 “The Emotional Impact of Immigration on Hispanic Families”.
Guest Appearance – Cablevision of Westchester County, “Healthscope Program”. Covered issues related to the cross-cultural mental health treatment of Hispanics. May- June 2004.
Guest Speaker – Radio Wado, Live From Yankee Stadium with Armando Talavera, Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation. Presented on Parenting, Mental Health Issues and Sports. 2002- 2006.
Panel Member – Psychiatric Society of Westchester County.
“The Changing Faces Of Westchester: Cultural Sensitivity in Treatment” program. 2000
Guest Speaker – Radio Wado, “Entre Mujeres” Talk Show. Presented on topics such as: Disciplining Latino Children and Machismo.
Guest Appearance – on NBC, WNBC (channel 4) on the 1/7/01 program “Hispanics Today: Leaders of the New Millennium”. Covered issues related to the mental health of Hispanic men. 2001.
Conference Chair, 1999 – “Revisioning Family Therapy: The Role of Race, Culture, Community and Gender in Clinical Practice”. Presenters included Monica McGoldrick,,LCSW,Ph.D., Staff of the Latino Treatment Services of Saint Vincent’s Westchester, and Ramon Rojano,M.D..