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Managing Family Dynamics During COVID-19 | 2020

Managing Family Dynamics During COVID-19:
A Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, June 11, 8:00pm EST
Presented by:
Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Dr. Craig Haen

Join VOICES on Thursday, June 11th at 8:00pm EST, for an informative roundtable discussion, “Managing Family Dynamics During COVID-19,” with our guests Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Dr. Craig Haen, Co-chairs of the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s Community Outreach team. This program is part of VOICES COVID-19 Response Program. The discussion will be moderated by VOICES Executive Director, Mary Fetchet, LCSW.

Social-distancing, due to the pandemic, has impacted relationships with grandparents, partners, children of all ages, and peers. It has changed the social dynamics within the family unit and beyond, often creating isolation and uncertainty.

This webinar will focus on managing family dynamics during uncertain times and build upon topics that were covered by Dr. Phillips and Dr. Haen prior presentation, “Coping with COVID-19 with Echoes of 9/11: Pain and Possibilities”.

The roundtable discussion will explore how to navigate interpersonal relationships in the “here and now,” as families begin to emerge from sheltering in place. This panel discussion will explore topics such as:

  • Couples navigating new dynamics in their partnerships
  • Parents talking to their children of all ages about risks related to COVID-19
  • Integrating aging parents/grandparents into family life, while also keeping them safe

The webinar is free and open to the public. Registrants are encouraged to submit questions in advance. Space is limited and registration is required.

If you missed Dr. Phillips and Dr. Haen’s prior presentation, “Coping with COVID-19 with Echoes of 9/11: Pain and Possibilities”, it was recorded and can be viewed here:


About the presenters:

Suzanne Phillips, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, Long Island University Faculty, Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Fellow, Board Member and Co-Chair, Community Outreach, AGPA

Dr. Phillips a retired Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Psychology Doctoral Program at LIU Post, NY, and Group Faculty and Supervisor at the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. She is in private practice in Northport, NY, co-author of three books, over 40 articles and chapters, and hosts Psych Up Live on International Talk Radio.


Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP, LCAT, FAGPA,
Adjunct Faculty, New York University & Lesley University, Co-Chair, Community Outreach, AGPA

Dr. Haen has been working clinically with people impacted by interpersonal, developmental, and familial trauma for 15 years. He is in private practice in White Plains, NY. He provides acute crisis intervention following acts of violence and atrocity, trains crisis teams and schools in responding to mass trauma events and has consulted with organizations on the implementation of trauma-informed care.


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