ACE Foundation Programs

2023 Program Archive

The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents our:


Program Description

9AM Welcome Remarks

9:15AM Introduction of Film by Presenter, Edward Ross, LCSW, BCD

9:30AM Film Featured: Crip Camp — A Disability Revolution (1 hour and 42 minutes) followed by Discussion

Crip Camp starts in 1971 at Camp Jened – a loose, free-spirited summer camp in New York for teens with disabilities. The documentary focuses on the evolution of those campers over the years as they waged a war for disability rights for all Americans: “This camp changed the world, and nobody knows this story. Crip Camp offers something we could all use more of—hope for the future” (RogertEbert.com, March 25, 2020). “Crip Camp has a universal message: Inspirations that begin in youth can lead to radical, world-changing results” (NY Times, September 8, 2020). The discussant will then facilitate a discussion following the film about the psychological and emotional experiences of disabled people within a disablist society, as well as the medical and social models of disability.

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, April 22, 2023

9:00am - 12:30pm


GENERAL REGISTRATION - $75 or $130 for 2 consecutive Saturdays

NYSSCSW MEMBER -$60 or $100 for 2 consecutive Saturdays*

STUDENT - $20 or $30 for 2 consecutive Saturdays**

Please register by Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 5pm for this session, or Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 5pm to attend both days.

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program


Edward Ross, LCSW, BCD


Live Online via Zoom

Program Originator:

ACE Foundation

Course Number


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

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe at least two barriers affecting people with physical disabilities that led to their struggle for self-determination, independence, accessibility and citizenship rights, culmination in public policy change.
  2. Describe and define the social model and the medical model of disability.
  3. Define the term ableism and implications for psychotherapy.
  4. Recognize the importance of intersectionality between disability, gender, race and poverty.

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

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

Edward Ross, LCSW, BCD, is a Behavioral Health Executive and Clinician in the fields of behavioral health, health, chemical dependence, and social services. He has been the Director of Health and Behavioral Health at Lighthouse Guild International since 2013 and was Director of Behavioral Health at International Center for the Disabled prior to that. Mr. Ross is also a Lecturer and Consultant to agencies, government and State-wide conferences on the subject of integrated healthcare for individuals with physical disabilities, brain injury/TBI, substance abuse, and serious mental illness. He is on faculty at NY Institute for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, completed his Certificate in Psychoanalysis at NPAP and maintains a private practice in Manhattan.

Bibliography/References – DOWNLOAD PDF
Zoom Conference: Virtual Film Screening with Discussion and 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 info.acefoundation@gmail.com, 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 info.acefoundation@gmail.com.

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: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Debbie: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • In the event of any grievance please contact: director.acefoundation@gmail.com.

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