Setting the Frame

Setting the Frame

  • Setting the Frame
    September 9, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cancelled for now – will be offered as a webinar very soon.


Instructor: Vivian Eskin, Ph.D.

Date: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 10:00am-12:00 p.m. EST

Location: Upper West Side TBA and Long-Distance via Videoconference

2 CEUs for social workers licensed in NY

Fee: $50

Candidates and Students with ID: $20



This seminar will explore the theory and purpose of the analytic frame in couple psychotherapy and consider the ways in which this is similar to and different from work with individual psychotherapy. The frame is an important factor in promoting containment for the couple, as a part of the therapeutic action, and is an important source of information for the therapist. We will also discuss the components of the frame in couple psychotherapy such as scheduling and boundary issues, including confidentiality, whether to meet separately or together with the partners, and the management of consultations with other professionals. 

Participants will learn what a couple assessment is, and what to look for to discover which dynamics the couple struggle with, how motivated they are for psychotherapy, and their willingness to work weekly.

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explore the meaning behind setting a frame in psychoanalytic couple psychotherapy
  2. Discuss the purpose of setting a frame and how it impacts the course of a psychotherapy treatment for couples
  3. Assess a couple for psychotherapy

Fee can be paid on this webpage or by check made payable to: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of New York LCSW P.C.; if paying by check, please RSVP to for mailing address.

Cancellation requests made more than 3 weeks prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within 3 weeks of the event, for no-shows on the day of the event, or for missed events. For further information, for information about accessibility for participants with disabilities, or to address grievances, please contact Contemporary Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy of New York, NY LCSW, PC, CEP #0263 is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.