NJI's 39th Annual Conference

October 29, 2017

A Conversation with

Dr. Michael Eigen

Pain, Attitude, Multiplicity, Possibility

No human being ever lived without pain. We will trace various interactions between pain, attitude and possibility. Pain can radiate in many directions, at times permeate the psychic field, other times scarcely felt. Kinds of pain and range of response can be enormous.  How much and what kind of experience can one take and make use of?  We will discuss vicissitudes of pain and possibility and explore dimensions of experience pain can open or close

CASE PRESENTER:  Susan Goldman, LCSW, PsyA

Sunday, October 29, 2017

9:00am - 3:00pm

Montclair State University (7th floor, University Hall)

Learning Objectives:

  1. To enrich appreciation of the many roles pain can play in life and expand and refine awareness of therapeutic                  possibilities in face of it.

  2. Explore the roles of varied therapeutic attitudes and their uses at different times, e.g., kinds of openness,                         receptivity,  active suggestions, and background support.

  3. Enhance sensitivity to the complexity of experience  and its multidimensionality in face of tendencies to be overly           reductive, simplistic, prematurely jump to conclusions, dogmatize-stigmatize, magnify-minimize.

5 CEU's Approved for Social Workers by NJSCSW

5 NBCC Approved Clock Hours for Counselors

*NJI has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5822.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credits are clearly identified. NJI solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.   


The Conference Center is located on the 7th Floor of:

University Hall – The College of Education and Human Services.

*When using a GPS device we have found some accept our true address (1 Normal Avenue) and give correct directions. Others will give you correct directions with the address 22 Normal Avenue or 22 East Normal Avenue. (Directly across our main entrance)

Please visit our website for transportation information:


Once you arrive on campus:

Ø  Take Normal Avenue

Ø  Right onto College Avenue (main campus entrance)

Ø  College Avenue will bend to the left and the parking garage is on the right

Ø  Parking for guests is available in the Red Hawk Deck adjacent to the Alexander Kasser Theater. 

Once you park:


Access the event shuttle from the Red Hawk Deck parking garage level 2 – street level. 

Walking Directions:

Exit the deck on the rear of the Fifth Floor and there is a walking path, follow the “conference center” signs along the path until you reach University Hall/The College of Education and Human Services (It is the second Spanish Mission Style building; it is also the largest building on campus).  Go through the lobby heading North, take the 2nd bank of elevators at the end of the hallway on the right and go to the 7th floor

We hope you have a wonderful time!

Please call (973) 655-7748 if you need assistance with directions.