Ace Foundation

The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents our:


5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Course Number: 294      Location: Zoom Platform

Mary Joan Gerson, Ph.D.
Julie Bondanza, Ph.D.
George Hagman, LCSW
Harry Paul, Ph.D.
Charles B. Strozier, Ph.D.

                  Four Presentations over Two Saturday Mornings

                            5 CEs for Both Saturday Presentations
                           2.5 CEs for Each Saturday Presentation
                          Dates:       April 17, 2021 & April 24, 2021

Time: Login:     9:15am - 9:45am
  Course:  9:45am - 12:30pm
Location: Two part series through
Live-ZOOM webinars - For BOTH days attendees receive 5 CE's or 2.5 CE's per day.

The following five distinguished scholars, psychoanalysts and historians will bring us into the world of secrets and lies to better understand the psychdynamics at play and strategize appropriate clinical interventions.

Mary Joan Gerson, Ph.D, author, professor, psychoanalyst, takes us into the world of couples and the discovery of cyberspace betrayal.

Julie Bondanza, Ph.D, Jungian analyst, explores in depth the psychology of the meaning of secrets consciously kept as well as those we keep from ourselves.  

George Hagman, LCSW and Harry Paul, Ph.D. speak to the recent proliferation of lies found in our political and social discourse, as well as the nature and legacy of lies and deception.

Charles Strozier, Ph.D., psycho-historian, psychoanalyst and Lincoln scholar will provide us with a stimulating, in-depth and thought provoking discussion of Mr. Hagman’s and Dr. Paul’s presentation on America in Crisis: The Legacy of Lies.

                                          April 17th  9:45am - 12:30pm  (2.5 CEs)
                                                             WELCOMING REMARKS


                                                                     Mary-Joan Gerson, Ph.D., ABPP

                                                  CONSTRUCTION AND DESTRUCTION:
                                   THE OPPOSITES CONVERGE IN SECRETS AND LIES

                                                                             Julie Bondanza, Ph.D.

                         CLICK HERE for the Course Description, Learning Objectives
                                                            and Presenter's Biography

                                             April 24th  9:45am - 12:30pm  (2.5 CEs)
                                                            WELCOMING REMARKS

                                                             George Hagman, LCSW
                                                                   Harry Paul, Ph.D.

                          CLICK HERE for the Course Description, Learning Objectives
                                                            and Presenter's Biography

                                                           Charles Strozier, Ph.D.

                                           CLICK HERE for the Discussant's Biography          


Conference Outline:

Part I April 17, 2021

  • 9:45am Welcome remarks: Shannon Boyle, LCSW, President NYSSCSW
  • Opening remarks: Susan A. Klett, Ph.D., Psy.D., LCSW-R Conference Chair/Director of Professional Development ACE Foundation of
  • Moderator: Marsha L. Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW-R, President ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW
  • 10:00am - 10:45am - Presentation by Mary Joan Gerson, Ph.D.
  • 10:45am - 11:00am audience participation
  • 11:00am Moderator: Louise DeCosta, Ph.D., LCSW-R, Conference Committee
  • 11:00am - 11:45am - Presentation by Julie Bondanza, Ph.D.
  • 11:45am - 12:00pm - Audience participation, Q & A
  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Dialogue between Dr. Mary Joan Gerson and Dr. Julie Bondanza (15-20 minutes) Audience participation with Q & A
    (10-15 minutes)
  • Closing remarks: Dr. Louise DeCosta

Part II April 24, 2021

  • 9:45am Welcoming remarks: Marsha L. Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW-R President ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW
  • Moderator: Susan A. Klett, Ph.D. Psy.D., LCSW-R Conference Chair/Director of Professional Development ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW
  • 10:00am - 10:45 am - Presentation by George Hagman, LCSW and Harry Paul, Ph.D.
  • 10:45am - 11:30am - Discussant: Charles Strozier, Ph.D.,
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm - Panel George Hagman, LCSW and Harry Paul, Ph.D. in dialogue with Charles Strozier
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm - Audience Participation, Q & A
  • Closing remarks: Dr. Susan Klett

This conference is appropriate for mental health professionals with all levels of experience.

Who Could Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapist, mental health counselors.

  • Those licenced in RED below can receive Contact Hours. The entire course must be completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and by finishing 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
  • Full refund will be given up to five days prior to conference date.

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 5 continuing education clock hours.

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc, provider #1413, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 7/15/20-7/15/23. Social workers completing this course receive 5 continuing education credits. 


Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for the following Licenses:


         LCSW- Most states are approved.
         Click here for more information on
                   ASWB state approvals

           to verify your states compliance.

Presentations:  9:45am - 12:30pm 

2 Consecutive Saturdays - 5 CEs ~ $100
1 Session - 2.5 CE's ~ $60

2 Consecutive Saturdays - 5 CEs ~ $130
1 Session - 2.5 CE's ~ $75
Students with ID:    Sessions
2 Consecutive Saturdays - 5 CEs ~ $30
1 Session - 2.5 CEs ~ $20

    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.


                      PLEASE NOTE:      
     All registrations must be made by
   midnight, Wednesday, April 14th
                    NO EXCEPTIONS.

              For EASY online
      registration click below:

          For April 24th ONLY!
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Registration for this course made on the
         Day 1 form previously will suffice.
         If you registered already, no need
                         to do so again!

If you want to be awarded contact hours, it is required that you RSVP with Zoom by the Friday before the course date.  This is done after you have registered with the ACE Foundation/NYSSCSW. 

RSVP through Zoom must be done by
the Friday before the course whether you plan on joining the session by phone or by computer.

**Instructions on how to do this will be
         in your confirmation email.**

         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 call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at







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