New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Metropolitan Chapter Committee on Family and Couple Therapy Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Course Number: 237      Location: Manhattan

Bernie Michael Glintz, LCSW, BCD, FAPA, DPNAP

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time: Registration: 8:30am-9:00am
  Continental Breakfast & Networking
  Seminar: 9:00am-12:45pm

The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies
16 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

The majority of treatment failures with adopted clients often lie in the clinician’s inexperience and/or lack of understanding of the esoteric psychological and psychodynamic world of the adoptee.  Observation and reported previous therapeutic experiences by adopted clients demonstrate the lack of such essential knowledge and its effect on treatment approaches which can too often determine the success or hindrance of therapeutic outcomes.

In this workshop, Mr. Glintz, LCSW/BCD will present an overview of the historical and theoretical perspectives on adoption.  He will discuss the myths vs. realities of being adopted, the concept of “primal wound” and the “fracture” model.  By providing case vignettes, he will illustrate how he uses these concepts as a treatment guide and tool as he addresses the adoptee’s resistance, transference as well as his own countertransference.

Handouts:  Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the predetermined psychological risks in adoptees as compared to their
    non-adopted peers regarding their vulnerability to emotional, behavioral
    and academic problems.
  2. List three adoption myths vs. realities.
  3. Describe the meaning of the “F-R-A-C-T-U-R-I-N-G” acronym and include cornerstone and epidemiologial issues, in addition, discuss organizing influences that may govern treatment outcomes.
  4. Identify the therapist’s countertransference presented in the case illustrations and discuss ways it has contributed to your own understanding of the internal world
    of the adoptee.
  5. Explain the adoptee’s transference and resistance according to the unconscious mind and psychodynamics of the adoptee described in the presented case illustrations.

Bernie Michael Glintz, LCSW, BCD, FAPA, DPNAP
is the former president of the Queens Chapter of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work. He has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in mental health, corporate and forensic consulting for over 35 years. Himself an adoptee, Mr. Glintz is a senior clinician and recipient of several professional honors including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Fellowship status by the American Psychotherapy Association and as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academy of Practice. In his private practice, Mr. Glintz sub-specializes in adoption psychology, he provides treatment and clinical consultation for adoptive parents, adoptees and clinical supervision. Mr. Glintz has presented at many adoption conferences and clinical venues on a plethora of clinical adoption issues and has appeared on national television talk shows regarding controversial adoption issues.

Teaching Method: Workshop lecture with case illustrations and audience participation

Event Outline:
8:30am - 9:00am - Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking.
9:00am - 9:15am - Introductory Remarks.
9:15am - 10:45am - PART ONE

  1. Adoption from a historical perspective.
  2. Relevant adoption clinical and behavioral statistics.
  3. Adoption myths vs. realities.
  4. Prelude to the treatment of the adopted client.
  5. Organizing and pre-treatment influences and considerations using
    the "Fracture Model."
  6. The "Program Running in the Background." The unconscious mind
    of the adoptee.

10:45am - 11:00am - BREAK

11:00am - 12:45pm - PART TWO

  1. The relevance and impact of "Primal Wound" (Verrier).
  2. Transference and counter-transference aspects.
  3. "Adoptee" resistance.
  4. DSM-V discussion, prognostic and diagnostic considerations.
  5. Case illustrations
  6. Audience participation, Q & A

The space can accommodate approximately 50 attendees.

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

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers,
psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners, family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health 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 or registration 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
Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
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LCSW          LMSW         LP

Event Registration:   8:30am - 9:00am​ 
Presentation:      9:00am - 12:45pm​

     In Advance
                Members               $60
                Non-members      $90
                Students with ID: $20
     On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00

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