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, April 1, 2017

Course Number: 165      Location: Mid-Hudson


Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017  
Time: Registration: 9:15am-9:45am
  Presentation: 10:00am-1:15pm


Mental Health America Dutchess County (MHADC)
253 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

EMDR, or Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing, is an evidence based mind/body treatment that reduces trauma and other symptoms.  Through a didactic presentation, participants will be introduced to its origins, the main components of the 8 phase EMDR Therapy, and positive and negative cognitions.  Basic brain science will be reviewed, emphasizing how simultaneously combining the left and right sides of the brain, (thoughts and feelings) promotes deep healing. Participants will be introduced to the commonality of human emotional experience, thereby eliminating differences of environment, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, age, gender, and other differences in treatment.  An EMDR case conceptualization will be discussed.   

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participating in this presentation, participants will be able to:   

  1. List two bilateral stimulation options.  
  2. Identify three common positive and negative cognitions.  
  3. Working in dyads and performing one EMDR relaxation experience to another workshop participant.           

Debbie Hutchinson, LCSW-R has been a licensed clinical social worker, trainer, clinical supervisor and CASAC for 25 years.  She received certification in EMDR in 2001 and uses this technique to treat trauma survivors, substance abusers, addictions, severe headache as well as those who suffer from anxiety and depression. Ms. Hutchinson is a former adjunct professor at SUNY Empire State College and has presented at the NYS OASAS Conference for Substance Abuse Counselors. In addition to her full time private practice in New Paltz, New York, she trains Health Alliance clinicians.  Debbie keep current in her field through her memberships in NYS OASAS, NYSSCSW and the EMDR International Association.

Format will be a combination of power point, lecture, discussion, case presentation, and experiential exercises. 

The space can accommodate approximately 50 people. Participation will be limited.

Level of experience of attendees: Clinicians of all levels of experience - one through forty years of experience 

NYSED Approved for:
Licensed Psychoanalysts (LP)  #P-0017

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

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. “Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/15/2016-7/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Event Registration:        9:15am-9:45am
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 Rosemary Cohen, LCSW-R at:

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

Note: Payment is required and will be collected on-site only from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Checks only; 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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