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The Defense Mechanism

For New and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Register online for this FREE seminar Participants must bring their registration ticket for admission.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 • Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 2 CEU Credit Hours

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Seminar Highlights:
This seminar is centered on various defense mechanisms identified by Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud. Details about defenses universally used by people to protect themselves and to avoid change are presented. The seminar focuses on the Id, Ego, and Superego, and how to help clients develop insight about their use of defenses in everyday interactions.


  • Clinicians will be able to name five neurotic defenses and five mature defenses.
  • Attendees will be able to recall three ways to educate their clients about defenses in either individual or group therapy.
  • Social workers will be able to name two emotional problems, which play a critical role in the development of defenses.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work, where he teaches clinical topics. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist for more than 25 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics, including personality disorders, emotional disorders, and psychotherapy models. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of The Psychotherapy Manual, Co-occurring Disorders, and Shame Affect – Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment.

Attendees must attend the entire seminar and complete the evaluation form to receive a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will be given at the end of the seminar. This seminar is 2 CEU credits. For CEU approval information, go to If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, or content evaluation, contact If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, email RoseMary Klie at

Amazon Smile Supports the Foundation

Shop for the Holidays and Give Twice

New Bridge Medical Center is proud to announce a new way to support the hospital and the patient, residents, and communities it serves. With holiday shopping season in full swing, you may purchase through AmazonSmile, and select The Foundation Supporting New Bridge Medical Center. Click on the AmazonSmile logo below and you will be directed to The Foundation Supporting New Bridge Medical Center’s charitable account. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The Foundation.

Enjoy your holidays. Shop from your computer. Give from your heart.

Deborah D. Visconi, New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO Honored as a 2017 TWIN Award Recipient

New Bridge Medical Center congratulates our president and chief executive officer, Deborah D. Visconi, for being selected as a 2017 TWIN Award Recipient.

The Tribute to Women of INfluence (TWIN) Award, is a prestigious celebration of empowerment established by YWCA Bergen County in 1975. The program was so meaningful and successful that YWCAs throughout the country and the world have adopted it and continue the tradition today. During YWCA Bergen County’s years of TWIN, we have honored a real “who’s who” of Bergen County women of achievement and influence. Much about our world and women’s place in it has changed since the inception of TWIN, but women still grapple with issues of equal pay, equal opportunities, work-life balance, children, and career. The heart of TWIN remains to honor women of achievement and celebrate organizations that create cultures in which women can thrive.

The TWIN Awards will be held on December  7, 2017, 8:00 am-10:00 am at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Hackensack, NJ.

TWIN tickets can be purchase at

Bedside Harpist Visits Long Term Care

The Foundation sponsors Bedside Harpist to provide music for the Medical Center’s long term care residents on a monthly basis.

Bedside Harpist was established in 2002 by Edie Elkan as Bedside Harp, and is now a featured service for Pennsylvania and New Jersey hospital and healthcare facilities. The harpists are very experienced and play for the Medical Center’s residents at their bedside or in the long term care dayrooms. The beautiful music has already proven to be serene and relaxing for our residents.  The wonderful harp music radiating throughout each unit seems to provide a healing power and soothing experience for residents and staff alike. 

The harpists have shared some of the insights to the positive effects of the music. One harpist noted a resident sitting in a wheelchair looking on with apparent curiosity. The harpist went near to play and he nodded when asked if he would enjoy some music. When the harpist played, he broke out into a big smile and enjoyed some familiar tunes. When the session ended, with a big smile and a soft whisper, he thanked the harpist.

Another resident was in bed and smiled when approached by the harpist. The harpist played several recognizable tunes for her, which brought a warm smile and thank you from her when the session ended.  As the harpist left her room, the resident began to sing some of the songs she had just heard.

The power music and its positive impact on the long term care residents is difficult to measure, but the experiences shared by the harpists from Bedside Harpist have been positive and rewarding. Thank you to The Foundation for sponsoring this uplifting new service.