New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Course Number: 207      Location: Westchester


Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: Registration, Networking &
General Membership Meeting
                            9:00am - 10:00am
  Presentation: 10:00am - 1:00pm


Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

As clinical social workers, we listen deeply to our clients in order to foster intra-psychic and interpersonal change. White racism, deeply embedded in our society’s history, resides in our psyches. It influences our prejudices and behaviors. White people are socialized to not notice whiteness; People of Color are socialized to defer to whiteness. When whiteness is invisible and unspoken in the therapy room, it slips through in coded language and in gestures. We may not even be conscious of the skewed verbal and body communications that convey our racialized views.  Collaborating with each other, we will expose some of the coded language that impairs our ability to have honest, open conversations about the expression of racial perspectives in our work. We will practice constructing therapeutic interventions that aren’t race avoidant by using language that is direct and empathic.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify micro aggressions embedded in everyday conversation.
  2. Explain how racial prejudice is a product of systemic racism.
  3. Construct therapeutic interventions that aren’t race avoidant.
  4. Define ways to reduce race avoidant talk with an example of  ways to increase confidence to talk about race.
  5. Explain how racism impacts everyone.

Christine Schmidt, LCSW,
is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Brooklyn, New York and a member of the Anti-racist Alliance. She has led workshops about race, racism and psychotherapy for New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers and the Eastern Group Psychotherapy
Society and is on the faculty of the Advanced Psychodynamic Addictions Training program at Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center.  
Rudy Lucas, LCSW, CSAC, is a modern psychoanalytic group psychotherapist with over twenty years experience treating chemical dependency in Greenwich Village, New York. He has led workshops about race, racism and psychotherapy for the New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers and the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society. He is a member of the Anti-racist Alliance as well as numerous professional organizations.

The space can accommodate approximately 65 attendees.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

”Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of SocialWork Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/17/2017-7/17/2020.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Registration, Networking
& General Membership Meeting
Presentation:   10:00am-1:00pm


                Members  $50
                Non-members $75
                Students with ID: $20
     On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                    On Site charge takes
                   effect on Apr. 5, 2018


                For EASY online
                registration click:

                      Register Here

             For inquiries e-mail:

         Alison Abrams, LMSW at

Early Registration is strongly encouraged.
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee
having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration,
you will be added to our waitlist.

For On Site Registration:

Check or money order only, to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Inclement Weather Policy:
Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

Cancellation Policy:  
Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at

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