The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


6.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Course Number: 268      Location: Manhattan

Michael M. Crocker, DSW, LCSW, CGP and Christopher Shea, LMSW, CASAC, CSAT, CPPT

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Time: Registration: 9:30am-10:00am

Morning Session   10:00am-1:00pm
Lunch Break             1:00pm-2:00pm
Afternoon Session  2:00pm-5:00pm


Michael Crocker's Office
333 West 57th Street, Suite 1C
New York, New York  10019

This session will provide a review of substance abuse definitions and will outline how substance abuse issues affect the Gay community more than others. We will explore reasons for the higher rates of substance abuse in the Gay population and as per the self-medication hypothesis, we will identify which substances are used and why. We will also explore some of the unique stressors on the Gay community that foster higher rates of substance abuse. We will then address barriers to treatment for this population and ways to most effectively treat these issues that includes a transtheoretical, integrated model that leaves room for treatment for those who are reactive to twelve-step ideology.

TEACHING METHODS: Lecture with Power Point and case study along with time for audience participation.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References


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

  1. Define and describe what Chemsex and Party ‘n Play is in the Gay community.
  2. Define and describe the vulnerabilities specific to the Gay community related to substance abuse, chemsex and Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior.
  3. Define and describe the transtheoretical approach to treating Chemsex in the Gay community to include attachment theory, affect regulation,
    motivation interviewing, group psychotherapy, combined treatment and 12 step ideology.
  4. Define and describe what an effective clinical program for the Gay Community struggling with Chemsex and Party ‘n Play.

Michael Crocker
has a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work as well as two Masters degrees; one in organizational behavior and industrial psychology and the other in socials work. Additionally, he has three postgraduate certificates in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He is the founder of the Sexuality, Attachment & Trauma Project, a group practice of clinicians who treat issues of Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior and other Trauma related disorders. His group practice includes individual, group and couple psychotherapy. He has published articles on Attachment Theory, Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior and Affect Regulation. His doctoral dissertation identified the correlation between Out-of-Control Sexual behavior and Insecure Avoidant Attachment.

Christopher Shea has a Masters in Clinical Social Work and is a Treatment and Training Associate of the Sexuality, Attachment & Trauma Project as well as a private practitioner. Christopher has over a decade of experience treating addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, identity issues, and personality challenges. In addition to being a licensed social worker he is also a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, a Certified Sexual Addiction
Therapist and a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist. He is also trained in Schema and EMDR therapies. In treating the doubly pernicious interaction of drug and sex fusion addictions, he utilizes a framework informed by attachment and affect regulation theories to help individuals resolve such entanglements.

The space can accommodate approximately 30 attendees.

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

Who May Benefit from attending: Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW), Licensed Psychoanalysts ( LP), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) and Licensed Psychiatrists.

  • 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, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, 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 Psychoanalysts #P-0017, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045.

Social workers, participating in this course will receive 6.0 continuing education clock hours.

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Registration: 9:30am-10:00am
Morning Session  10:00am-1:00pm
Lunch Break            1:00pm-2:00pm
Afternoon Session  2:00pm-5:00pm


                Members  $120
                Non-members $150
                Students with ID: $20
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

On Site:  
                Additional fee of $10.00

Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on April 16, 2020

             For inquiries e-mail:

             Michael M. Crocker 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 (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


Event Registration

Advance Registration Due By:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Registration Fees:

Non Member$150.00
MSW Student w/ID$20.00

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