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.

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Mid-Hudson-Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Course Number: 161      Location: Mid-Hudson


Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: Registration: 9:15am-10:00am
  Presentation: 10:00am-1:15pm


Mental Health America
253 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

This Lecture is open to anyone hoping to learn more about treatment strategies for difficult to treat life patterns through the use of Schema Therapy (ST). There will be a brief overview of common symptoms and life-patterns experienced by individuals, including common diagnoses of individuals suffering from complex trauma; an overview of Schema Therapy and how to apply ST strategies in an outpatient treatment setting. This will include the assessment process, identifying life patterns and connected maladaptive schema and coping modes; evidence-based tools to use for assessment; practice in the implementation of core principles of ST; strategies of meeting heretofore unmet needs in the therapeutic process. The presentation will have an in depth focus on strategies to help individuals heal from dysfunctional schemas formed by repeated or prolonged unmet childhood needs.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

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

  1. Identify 5 domains of distorted schemas.
  2. Identify 4 dysfunctional behavior patterns that can be successfully treated.
  3. Identify 3 techniques to help clients bring therapy in to their everyday lives.
  4. Identify 4 core unmet needs associated with complex trauma and other life patterns.
  5. List two experiential techniques that will help identify and break links with maladaptive schemas.

Elizabeth Lacy, LCSW,
Advanced Certification in Schema Therapy (ST), Certified Clinical Supervisor and Trainer for the International Society for Schema Therapy. She is a member of the International Society for Schema Therapy, serving on their board subcommittees.  Ms. Lacy develops and implements training programs for the NY/NJ Schema Institute. Throughout her long career in human services she has worked in mental health day treatment programs, served as clinical director for an HIV service organization and has been trained in several evidence-based psychotherapy models including exposure/response prevention, prolonged exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy and other CBT-based models. Her focus for the past 10 years has been working with individuals with PTSD, chronic anxiety disorders and personality disorders, especially Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. 

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

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

  • 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 course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Psy.D, LCSW-R, BCD, Director of Professional Development at

Event Registration

Event Registration:        9:15am-10:00am
Presentation:                   10:00am-1:15pm

                Members  $20
                Non-members $50
                Students with ID: $20

RSVP is strongly encouraged and participation will limited to the first 50 people to register.
To Register and RSVP:

To Pre-register email Crystal Marr, LCSW at:  

  • First and Last Name
  • License Number
  • Mailing and Email address

Note: Payment is required and will be collected on-site only from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Check, money order or cash only.

Check or money order are to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellation Policy:  If you are pre-registered and need to cancel, please email at:  at least 24 hours prior to the presentation.

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