New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Queens Chapter with the Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Course Number: 295      Location: ZOOM - Queens

Emily Treat Atwell, DSW, LCSW, LMFT

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021

Login:  9:30am - 10:00am

  Presentation: 10:00am - 1:00pm



This course will focus on ways to navigate experiences of grief and loss during the Coronavirus pandemic, specifically offering practical strategies and clinical insight for providing support. Informed by various theories of loss, this presentation will offer historical conceptualizations of loss, provide insight about ways to respond to grief, facilitate understanding about common grief responses, and recognize how these responses can impact psychological and physiological functioning. Topics such as traditional loss, ambiguous loss, anticipatory grief, and disenfranchised grief will be defined and applied to a greater understanding of the scope of COVID-19 and its impact on individuals and families. Through this presentation, the audience will be introduced to techniques and tips for self-care and suggestions for providing support for others in the face of the pandemic. The information stems from both empirical and practical knowledge of the impact of grief on micro, mezzo, and macro systemic levels.

Teaching Methods: Didactic and experiential activity.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography

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

  1. List at least five types of non-traditional loss.
  2. Describe at least six impacts of grief on individuals’ functioning.
  3. Identify and describe two interventions that you would implement with clients impacted by loss stemming from COVID 19.
  4. List 3 methods of professional and personal self-care as they relate to the impact of COVID-19.

Dr. Emily Treat Atwell
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Pennsylvania with years of experience facilitating meaningful connection between individuals, and within family and couple relationships in home-based, outpatient, educational, and private practice settings. She currently runs her own private practice with offices in Westchester, NY and Greenwich, CT. She has training and interest in supporting clients with issues of grief and loss, relationship conflict, parent-child communication, anxiety and depression, and peri-natal and post-partum experiences, among others. Emily’s primary research interests focus on manifestations of ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief in various relational contexts. Emily earned her MSW from Columbia University and her DSW from University of Pennsylvania. She has had the privilege of being a professor at several Master Level Social Work Programs including the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Rutgers University, and Daemen College which is a small university located in Amherst NY.

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

Who May Benefit from Attending: social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • 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 Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Event Login:               9:30am-10:00am
Presentation:             10:00am-1:00pm

Members:                 $30
               Non-members:        $75
               Students with ID:    $20
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

                          Please note:           
         All registrations must be made by
           midnight, Wednesday, May 12th
                         NO EXCEPTIONS.

              For EASY online
                registration click:

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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.**

For inquiries e-mail:

          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.

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Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded.
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