ACE Foundation Programs

2023 Program Archive

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


Program Description

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects a sizable minority of people. It doesn’t discriminate in terms of gender, age, race, socioeconomic or other demographic factors. Clinical understanding of OCD has expanded to include a spectrum of different manifestations or “types”. A key aspect of this presentation will be describing these OCD “types”. We’ll look at what they all have in common, while recognizing that every person’s experience with OCD is unique. I will offer a brief history of our professional understanding of OCD. In addition, we’ll look at the causes, as best our profession can hypothesize, for this disorder.

Gestalt therapy theory and practice will underpin the learning in this workshop. The format will also compare and contrast the ways other psychotherapy modalities theorize on, and treat, obsessive-compulsive behavior. These modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and medication management.

This 3-hour presentation will include didactic and experiential work. It is recommended that participants be onscreen and open to interactive group discussion.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW current members only.

**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.


Saturday, February 4, 2023

10:00am - 1:00pm


Register by Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 5pm

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program


Adam Weitz, LCSW


Live Online via Zoom

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NYS CE Accreditation for:


The Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0028; licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0045; licensed psychoanalysts #P-0017; licensed psychologists #PSY-0121; and licensed social workers #SW-0056.

Out of State Providers:

Out-of-state providers are welcome to request a certificate upon completion of the presentation evaluation but must check with their own state licensing boards to inquire about whether or not the certificate is recognized as transferrable for CEs in their state’s jurisdiction.

Program Details

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  1. Learn how to identify signs and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder in their clinical work.
  2. Define and differentiate between the various types of obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.
  3. Differentiate between obsessive compulsive personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  4. Learn a selection of treatment options drawn from Gestalt therapy and other contemporary psychotherapy modalities.
  5. Be able to articulate the relationship between OCD and anxiety.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

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

Adam Weitz, LCSW is a Gestalt psychotherapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in New York City. He is a graduate of The NYU Silver School of Social Work. Adam is a recent President of The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy.
Before starting his private practice, Adam was as a staff therapist at The Blanton Peale Institute and Counseling Center in New York City. At Blanton Peale, he had the opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of people and issues. He carries this experience into his ongoing work as a therapist.

Adam is a Full member of The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy (NYIGT); a member of The International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, (IAAGT); a member of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW); and a member of Identity House, a volunteer, non-profit peer counseling organization serving the needs of LGBTQ people. Adam is currently a supervising therapist at Identity House.

Adam is passionate about Gestalt Therapy. In addition to being a Gestalt Therapy trainer, he offers gestalt-based workshops that explore current social conditions. These have included, “You, Me and Our Cellphones”; “Looming Figures on Shaky Ground: This Era’s Authoritarianism”; and “Looking Up and Looking Down: Ranking, an Activity at the Contact Boundary”. Adam has trained or presented at The Fifth Avenue Counseling Center; Identity House; The Gestalt Center, The International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy; and The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy.

Bibliography/References – DOWNLOAD PDF
Zoom webinar with Q & A

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.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Debbie at, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.

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

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.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Debbie, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
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