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Friday, November 15, 2019
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street
New York, NY, 10013





The Gaslight Effect: How to Take the Power Back

Gaslighting is a term used to describe emotional abuse and manipulation that is difficult to recognize and even harder to break free from. We know that emotions can hurt us when they ‘control’ us, and can help us when we can successfully regulate them.

In this highly interactive workshop for mental health practitioners, participants will learn about the The Gaslight Effect: the stages of gaslighting, types of gaslighters, what makes us vulnerable and how to stop the gaslighting, or move away from those relationships and reclaim our reality.  Through the use of videos and small group conversations, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the content experientially as well as through didactic learning and be able to bring what they have learned to their clients.

Participants will also be introduced to the science of emotional intelligence and how one can use the skills and tools of emotional intelligence to help change the dynamic of a gaslighting relationship or to consider leaving, if change is not possible.    

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Gain knowledge and a greater understanding of the topic of gaslighting
  2. Be introduced to the science and practice of emotional intelligence 
  3. Learn the skills of emotional intelligence through didactic learning, and videos

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About the Speaker

Robin Stern, PhD

Robin Stern

Robin Stern, PhD, is the co-founder and associate director for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and an associate research scientist at the Child Study Center at Yale.  She is a licensed psychoanalyst with 30 years of experience treating individuals, couples and families. Robin is the co-developer of RULER and is currently working on infusing RULER into trauma sensitive classroom work, and bringing RULER skills to mental health and health care professionals. Robin regularly consults with schools nationally and across the globe. She also consults with large companies, including Facebook and Google on best practices for integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into training and product design. With Facebook, she has co-developed a number of products, including a social resolution tools to help adults and youth resolve online conflict and the bullying prevention hub to support educators, families, and teens.  Robin is a member of the Emotional Intelligence Consortium for Research in Emotional Intelligence and serves on the advisory board for several organizations including United Nations Women for Peace Association, Crisis Text Line, I’ll Go First, Think Equal and Her Wisdom. She is the co-founder of Star Factor Coaching, a model of leadership coaching anchored in the skills of emotional intelligence and was a founding member of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, where she spent 15 years creating and facilitating professional development programs for aspiring women leaders. In 2014-15 Robin was a fellow in the Yale Public Voices Fellowship, and her work is frequently published in popular media outlets, and is the author of The Gaslight Effect and Project Rebirth. Robin lives in New York City and treasures her relationship with her son, Scott and daughter, Melissa who are each following their own passions.

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

Coronavirus Update: As New York is on a "pause" for social distancing purposes, all in-person events for the next several weeks have been converted to online, postponed or canceled. Please check this page as information will be updated as possible—and call ahead before any upcoming in-person events until further notice. Thanks. 

For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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