• Serena Wieder, PhD, invites Graduates of the Profectum Certificate Programs and Current Candidates to participate in the Clinical Case Seminars led by our faculty. This is an opportunity to continue learning together, and we hope it will facilitate your connections with each other and with us, building our family network.

    How it Works

    Faculty have selected advanced themes, described below, to present for discussion.  All participants will have an opportunity to discuss related challenges they have experienced.

    While faculty of different disciplines lead these seminars, you already know that our faculty is interdisciplinary and will help you integrate all facets of the theme.

    Each seminar will be limited to 20 participants on a first come basis. The fee is $25 (US).

    Clinical Case Seminar Schedule


    Griff Doyle

    5/23/16 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm EST
    PART 2: 6/13/16 – 7:30 to 9:00 pm EST  with Rosemary White, OTR/L 
    A case presentation reflecting addressing attachment in a DIR OT Clinician’s work.

    Griff Doyle, PhD

    Is Attachment a Challenge for Parents and Children with ASD? Reflections on the Evolution of Relationships

    This seminar will focus on differences between attachment and relatedness to explain the different layers of connectedness between a child and primary caregivers. Emphasis will be placed on the unfolding duality of being safely bonded and simultaneously being separate and individually competent when working with children with ASD. Case vignettes will examine this unfolding process, e.g., when does a parent let her child figure it out, or recognize her child needs her in a different way than a year ago. Participants are invited to bring in concerns regarding attachment disorders and disorders of relating and communicating at different stages.


    Rosemary White, OTR/L and Griff Doyle, PhD will continue discussion on this topic on Monday, June 13th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (EST).  Use the May payment item in the right sidebar to register!

    ruby salazar

    6/27/16 – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST

    Ruby Salazar, LCSW, BCD

    Solution Oriented Approaches to Challenges Faced by Families Living with Special Needs

    Families are more stressed than ever.  Let us come together to discuss reasonable daily routines, practical solutions and relationship building activities for current families whose parents often both work and want a challenged child to bring joy and growth to all family members through consideration of each person and balance.  Professionals and Parents are welcomed!