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2019 Program Archive

The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents its:

50th Anniversary Education Conference... 50 Years Of Generating Change

Program Description

Morning Session: 10:00am – 12:00pm – INTRODUCTION

Our 50th Anniversary Conference opens with reflections of NYSSCSW’s contributions to the clinical social work profession and legislative changes. This conference will address the psychological, emotional, mental and physical health needs of a population faced with an historical upheaval.

To celebrate our 50 years of education, our esteemed presenters will share their research and professional knowledge on ways to best understand the threat of potential social, cultural and political changes resulting from our current opioid epidemic, the implications of legalizing marijuana and changes in social work education for the next generation. Dr. Jeffrey Rubin will present an overview of his grounding in traditional and contemporary psychoanalysis and his study of Buddhism, which led to his innovative approach, whereby he integrated eastern and western practices to deepen and enrich the therapeutic process for both therapists and clients.

Psychoanalysis and Human Liberation – Jeffrey B. Rubin, Ph.D.
2.0 Contact Hours

It is fashionable in our time to dismiss psychoanalysis. As increased attention is given to alternative therapeutic modalities, the brain, and somatic approaches to trauma, it is tempting to conclude that psychoanalysis is a relic of a bygone age. And yet, despite these challenges—and a world that seems increasingly focused on quick fixes and has an aversion to self-introspection—psychoanalysis has a profound relevance for our troubled time. It can be an emotional sanctuary from our culture of immediacy and bombardment and an arena in which we can discover the best within ourselves and access untapped resources for addressing a world that is increasingly spinning out of control. Psychoanalysis can not only illuminate cultural madness that increasingly impinges on our lives and our sessions, it can aid us in living with greater authenticity and passion, meaning and intimacy in challenging times.

Discussions about human freedom often become polarized between those who maintain we are completely determined—even enslaved—and those who believe we can determine our fate. Psychoanalysis offers a unique conception of freedom: it recognizes that we are both shaped by our past and can create new possibilities in the present and future. After exploring what light psychoanalysis can shed on human liberation, we’ll explore the presenter’s conception of meditative psychoanalysis, an integration of several of the best features of the psychoanalytic and meditative traditions.

Afternoon Session: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Imaging Addiction in the Adolescent Brain – Stephen L. Dewey, Ph.D.
2.0 contact Hours

Addiction is a brain disease characterized by regionally-specific neurochemical changes. These changes underlie its development, progression, and the cravings most closely associated with relapse. The opioid epidemic – and the deaths resulting from it – are now one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States. Specifically, it is estimated that in 2018 more than 2 million Americans will suffer from addiction to these compounds while 8 people/hour will die from them and 2 babies/hour will be born addicted to them. Adding considerable complexity to the overall addiction epidemic, has been the push in recent years to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Studies have shown that its continued and chronic use can result in physical and psychological dependence. It is this dependency that may underlie recent preclinical data suggesting that prior exposure increases the addictive liability of nicotine – raising the age-old question of its ‘gateway’ status. While addictive substances and behaviors produce unique changes in specific brain chemicals, the degree to which they do depends not only on the substances and behaviors abused, but the duration of their exposure as well. This presentation will identify these neurochemical changes and demonstrate unique alterations that develop as this disease progresses.

The Manualization of Everything and the Future of Clinical Social Work – Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW

The field of practice called clinical social work has been transformed by the introduction of bureaucratic measurement systems and a pecuniary meritocracy. In this talk Dr. Longhofer will consider how changes in social work curricula, teaching, supervision, and research have forced our behaviors to conform to standards set by those least familiar with the everyday worlds of clinical practice. Dr. Longhofer will describe and explain the effects of the growing gap between research and practice. He will consider how in this new political economy of education diversity in teaching models of practice has been reduced or eliminated.

Conference Outline:

  • 10:00am-10:10am Shannon Boyle, LCSW, President NYSSCSW – Welcoming remarks and information on NYSSCSW’s 50yr. history.
  • 10:10am-10:20am Marsha Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW remarks on NYSSCSW achievements in regard to legislation.
  • 10:20am Susan A. Klett, Ph.D., Psy.D. LCSW-R, Conference Chair and Moderator: Director of Professional Development ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Opening Remarks.
  • 10:20am – 12:00pm ~ Jeffrey B. Rubin, Ph.D. “Psychoanalysis and Human Liberation.”
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm ~ Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 3:10pm ~ Stephen Dewey, Ph.D. “Imaging Addiction in the Adolescent Brain.”
  • 3:10pm Marsha Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW Introduction of Jeffrey Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW.
  • 3:10pm – 3:55pm – Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW “The Manualization of Everything and the Future of Clinical Social Work.”
  • 3:55pm-4:00pm Marsha Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW – Closing remarks.

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 27, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

Course Number



Jeffrey B. Rubin, Ph.D.
Stephen L. Dewey, Ph.D.
Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW

Program Originator:

ACE Foundation of the NYSSCSW


The New York Blood Center
310 East 67th Street
(Btwn 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

contact Hours:

4.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

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.


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Program Details

Session 1

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants will be able to:

    At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify several blind spots within psychoanalysis.
  • Identify several contributions psychoanalysis makes to human freedom.
  • List three ways psychoanalysis enriches the meditative process.
  • List three ways meditation enriches the psychotherapeutic process.

Session 2

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

  • Identify the specific neurochemical changes that occur in addiction.
  • Explain the use of brain imaging strategies to visualize addiction as a brain disease.
  • Describe the impact of environmental cues on relapse to drug seeking behavior.

Session 3

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

  • Explain how meritocratic practices at the university have forced changes in the social work curricula, research, and teaching.
  • Describe how the growing gap between research and practice has changed the dynamics of clinical education and practice.
  • List 3 proposed ways of reimaging clinical social work.

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.

Jeffrey B. Rubin Ph.D practices psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy and teaches meditation in New York City and Bedford Hills, New York. The creator of meditative psychotherapy, he is considered one of the leading integrators of the western psychotherapeutic and eastern meditative traditions. Jeffrey is the author of two ebooks, Meditative Psychotherapy and Practicing Meditative Psychotherapy and the critically acclaimed books “The Art of Flourishing,” “Psychotherapy and Buddhism,” “The Good Life” and “A Psychoanalysis for Our Time.” He lectures around the country and has taught at various universities, psychoanalytic institutes and Buddhist and yoga centers. His pioneering approach to psychotherapy and Buddhism has been featured in The New York Times Magazine.

Dr. Stephen L. Dewey received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Neurology Department at Stony Brook University. During his tenure at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Dewey conducted research on the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain. These studies led to the development of an effective treatment for addiction – currently in clinical trials. In 2009, Dr. Dewey moved his research efforts to the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health until 2017, when he left the Feinstein Institute and moved to the Department of Psychiatry at the New York University, School of Medicine.

Dr. Dewey started an outreach program in 1994 bringing his research findings to school districts throughout Long Island and the tristate area. He recently accepted an appointment to the Suffolk County Board of Health where he hopes to continue his education efforts in the fight against drug abuse. He is the Director of Research Education at Seafield Center.

Dr. Dewey is the recipient of many honors and awards for his distinguished research, community service and for prevention. He was honored as Man of the Year in both Science and Education. Dr. Dewey’s research has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, FOX News, News 12 Long Island, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsday.

Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW, is an Associate Professor of social work at Rutgers University. He holds graduate degrees in anthropology and social work and is supervising psychoanalyst at the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis New Jersey. He is currently serving as co-President of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work.

Lectures, followed by open dialogues with the audience.

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.

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  • Up to 4.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
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