Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of New York State Society for Clinical Social Workers

Program Series for New Professionals


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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Course Number: 2      Location: 119 West 57th St. Suite 1006, New York City

Susan A. Klett, Ph.D., Psy.D., LCSW-R

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm
Location: 119 West 57th St. Suite 1006, New York City
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This seminar will provide an introduction and overview to the understanding and treatment of trauma. Through discussions and case vignettes participants will learn to recognize various forms of trauma. They will come to understand the psychodynamic and developmental consequences of early life relational-complex trauma and its impact on attachment and affect regulation. We will examine research on the brain/mind and body connection and discuss ways to identify and work with dissociation, splitting and PTSD. We will briefly discuss incest trauma, the psychological organization of the perpetrator, intergenerational transmission of trauma and the concept of “identification with the aggressor.” In addition we will focus on ways traumatic memories may emerge during the treatment process, as well as the importance of self-care and ways to recognize signs of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue.

Learning Objectives:
After attending this seminar participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the psychodynamic and developmental consequences of early life relational-complex trauma.
  2. Define symptoms of dissociation, splitting and PTSD.
  3. Explain the concepts of “identification with the aggressor” and “intergenerational transmission of trauma".
  4. Compare and contrast secondary trauma with compassion fatigue.


Susan A. Klett, Ph.D., Psy.D., LCSW-R, Director of the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW; a faculty member of
Postgrad* The Institute of the Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society (IPPS) where she has been a Board member and past President of The Postgraduate Psychoanalytic Society. Dr. Klett is a supervisor and faculty member at the Training Institute for Mental Health’s (TIMH) Couples’ Training Program and has taught in TIMH’s Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. She serves as invited lecturer at Baruch College’s Post-Graduate Training Series Program for Mental Health Interns and Externs where she presents an annual seminar on Borderline Personality Disorders and (DBT) treatment (2013-Present). Dr. Klett is the former Co-Director of Washington Square Institute (WSI) where she served on faculty, as a Training and Supervising Analyst and Director of Continuing Education. She is the Founder, Past Director and Group Supervisor of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training and Skills Group Program at WSI. Dr. Klett has also been a faculty member at Postgraduate Center for Mental Health’s (PCMH) Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program and she has served as a Field Instructor of MSW students from New York University and Hunter College Schools of Social Work.

Dr. Klett is a former contributing editor of Issues in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is co-Author of Analysis of the Incest Trauma: Retrieval, Recovery, Renewal (Karnac: 2015) and has published articles and reviews on Trauma, Eating Disorders, Couple Treatment and the Psychoanalytic Process. She has received a Humanitarian Award for her work with the victims and families of the World Trade Center Disaster (9/11) and has presented both nationally and internationally on trauma. Dr. Klett maintains a private practice in Manhattan working with individuals, couples, groups and provides supervision to clinicians and consultations to educational organizations.

Office can accommodate 8 participants.


  • $20  per program ‚Äč
  • $150 for entire 9 part program series

On Site:

  • Additional fee of $10.00

Please note:      
          On Site charge takes
          effect on November 8, 2018

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Kristin Kuenzel or Jennifer Wilkes 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 the “ACE Foundation”.

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
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