ACE Foundation Programs

2020 Program Archive

The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents our:

51st Annual Education Conference: Emerging Voices - Day 3

Program Description

Fixed or Fluid: Gender and Sexuality in Same Sex Partners By Michael M. Crocker, DSW, LCSW

Gender and sexuality are being explored as constructs rather than genetic or biological determinism. Clinicians need to listen closely to the development of these constructs. Same sex partners often feel perplexed when homophobia, sexism, misogyny, and social values get intertwined leaving it difficult to flesh out relationship roles due to socially constructed narratives. These narratives can then result in counter-transferential interference if left unknown, unobserved and unformulated.

This talk will weave in theories of gender, sexual identity and the stages of self-acceptance as well as false versus true self-identification. We as clinicians need to overturn limited and limiting models of gender and sexuality, no matter where our patients fall on these spectrums. We need to help them discover where they are landing and how to tolerate ambiguity and fluidity

Temperament: Clinical and Cultural Implications By Brian Quinn, Ph.D., LCSW

Dr. Brian Quinn begins his presentation by posing the question “Are there temperamental roots to patriarchy?” He then focuses on temperaments and examines those men with a hyperthymic temperament that are energetic, driven, self-assured and risk-takers who frequently rise to positions of power and authority. He claims that they can also be irritable, meddlesome, overbearing, and coercively controlling. Furthermore, he closely looks at the contributions of this predominantly male temperament to the oppression, exploitation, and abuse of women. Dr. Quinn concludes with a unique discusses, circling back to his question, regarding the roots to patriarchy.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.

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


Saturday, November 7, 2020

10:00am - 12:30pm

Course Number



Michael Crocker, DSW, LCSW and Brian Quinn, Ph.D., LCSW

Program Originator:

ACE Foundation



contact Hours:

2.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

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Program Details

Presentation 1

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe some of the struggles of same sex relationships.
  2. Explain what is meant by the social construct of gender.
  3. Define the meaning of the social construct of sexuality.
  4. Explain the social construction of same sex relationships.
  5. List three ways of how to intervene with the use of individual, couples and group therapy as it relates to sexuality and gender.

Presentation 2

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of hyperthymic temperament.
  2. Discuss the clinical implications of hyperthymic temperament in men and depressive temperament in women.
  3. Describe how gender-specific temperaments may contribute to patriarchy.

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.

Dr. Michael Crocker has a doctorate in clinical social work as well as two master’s degrees; one in organizational behavior and industrial psychology and the other in social work. Additionally, he has three postgraduate certificates in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He is the founder of the Sexuality, Attachment & Trauma Project, a group practice of clinicians who treat issues of Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior and other Trauma related disorders as well as issues of gender and sexuality. His group practice includes individual, group and couple’s psychotherapy.

Dr. Brian Quinn has his doctorate in social work from New York University and a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Beth Israel Medical Center. He has over thirty years of experience and specializes in working with patients suffering from mood disorders and substance abuse. Dr. Quinn has given seminars nationwide on bipolar and mood disorders. He has also taught continuing education seminars on mood disorders at leading graduate schools ofsocial work and state societies of social work. Dr. Quinn is the author of Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder and The Depression Sourcebook.

Zoom presentations

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 Jennifer 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.

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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.

  • 2.5 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 Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
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Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists  #PSY-0121.

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; LP# P0017; LMFT #0028; LMHC #0045.

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