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Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland Offers Talk on ‘Discovering Your Family Dynamics’

Psychotherapist George Toth, author of ‘Marble Mindfulness,’ will explain his technique of using marbles to clinicians and general public at Oct. 25 event

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Peter Reiner,Director of Marketing
Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland,
Long Island University
845-359-7200, ext. 5414

Orangeburg, N.Y. – Long Island University Professor George Toth, author of a new book on family dynamics, "Marble Mindfulness" will give a free presentation, "Discovering Your Family Dynamics" on Tuesday, October 25, at 5-6 p.m. at Long Island University's Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland. The presentation is for social workers, school and mental health counselors and psychologists.

Professor Toth, who is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and social worker, uses his marble assessment technique with his clients. He has spent the last four decades developing this method, the concept of which stemmed from a professional training experience in 1969.

He will describe his step-by-step method at this talk. "The marble assessment technique can function as a powerful family assessment tool, to identify issues, strengths, feelings, beliefs, values and place with the family or group," says Professor Toth. "It can be incorporated into your practice's hypnotic suggestion and visual imagery."

The presentation has five objectives: to increase knowledge and understanding of interfamily relationships and behaviors; to unlock conscious and subconscious strengths, feelings and personality of family members; to learn the four factors used in assessing families, by using marbles and other small objects as assessment tools; to learn critical questions to ask about family dynamics; and to see and understand results and insights into behavioral problems.

George Toth (CH, LCSW) has worked in the behavioral health field for 40 years. As director of Army Community Service at the United States Military Academy, he was responsible for making major quality of life changes in support of families throughout the world. Co-founder of Alternative Counseling, he has presented seminars globally and recently he has appeared on Discovery Channel's "American Chopper" reality television series as a family therapist.

Professor Toth will be signing copies of his book, "Marble Mindfulness,"at the seminar.

To register, please call (845) 450-5434. The Hudson Graduate Center at Rockland is located at 70 Route 340 in Orangeburg. For directions to the campus, go to http://www.liu.edu/Hudson/About/Visit/Directions.aspx.

Posted 10/24/2011

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