ACE Foundation Programs

2022 Program Archive

The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents our:

53rd Annual Education Conference - Lives Disrupted: Resilience in the Face of Loss - LIVE VIA ZOOM

Program Description

Living in this age of COVID, each of us has suffered a sequela of complicated physiological and psychological effects. In 2005, Oliver Sachs co-authored an op-ed in the Times, emphasizing that discrete flu viruses could cause “shadow pandemics.” Although his focus was on the neurological complications, he reminded and presented us with the idea of shadow aftermaths to the original viral contagion. “Such post-viral diseases have been recorded since the time of Hippocrates.”

The focus of our conference is to trace and honor the legacy of our collective experience during this current pandemic. In our first Saturday presentation we consider the heartbreaking emotional and physical challenges of personal loss and grief as well as long-term health conditions of those who have survived Covid 19. In our second Saturday presentation, we will consider reflections of the past two years and the experiential nature of loneliness and solitude as well as the potential for recreating our lives in more fulfilling ways.

Presentation 1
Circling the Unthinkable: Death Anxiety by Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Invoking the rite of birth is a duality that includes the rite of death. Our cultural and existential anxiety regarding dying can shadow the sacredness of our passage from the physical life. The ego feels fear and the honoring of the rite and rituals of dying can become lost. Our current collective pandemic moment requires an even more attentive gaze, self-reflection, and honored remembrance of the conjunction of birth and death. Might this attentive gaze ease our anxiety? My talk and our discussion seek to allow for the discomfort as well as possible egoic comfort regarding the important rite of passage of dying. Being alive to truly living, as many of us seek to do, must also require an acceptance and peaceful attention to the inevitability of death. Through talking together perhaps we can find ways to support the full grace of everyday living.

Moderator: Susan Klett, Ph.D., Psy.D., LCSW-R

Presentation 2

NEUROCOVID-19: Cognitive, Psychiatric, and Psychological Manifestations by Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP.,

COVID-19 can affect the brain of infected individuals, which may result in a wide range of neurocognitive and psychiatric symptoms. It can also have multiple psychological and psychiatric impacts on the general population. In this presentation, Dr. Goldberg will discuss the concept of “neuro-COVID” and examine the expanding knowledge of its impact on specific brain systems. He will explain the causal role on neuro-COVID in dementia and delirium; in executive deficit, memory impairment and other specific cognitive impairments; in psychosis and psychiatric and psychological disorders; and its pediatric manifestations. We will also learn about the emerging therapeutic approaches, global research and clinical initiatives, and how one can participate in them.

Moderator: Marsha Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW-R

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, April 2, 2022

9:00am - 1:00pm

Course Number



Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A., L.P. and Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Program Originator:

ACE Foundation



contact Hours:

3.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:



Registration is closed.

Program Details

Presentation 1:
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe C.G. Jung’s psychological philosophy regarding the rite of passage of birth and death as expressed through his teachings on mortality and its applicability to clinical practice.
  2. Explain the ways cultural rituals regarding trauma and grief promote psychological healing within psychoanalytical practice.
  3. Define how to use writing as a tool for working through stages of grief as part of the healing process.

Presentation 2:
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Neurocovid-19.
  2. Identify the impact of neuro-Covid on the frontal lobes, temporal lobes and brainstem and describe 2 specific types of cognitive impairment caused by neuro-Covid: such as executive deficit, amnestic syndromes, delirium and dementia.
  3. List 3 to 4 psychiatric manifestation of neuro-COVID and describe the psychosis which may occur.
  4. Identify how Neuro-COVID manifest in children.
  5. Describe emerging therapeutic approaches and global initiatives.

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

These presentaitons are appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A. is a Jungian analyst and Professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a writer of nonfiction including African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows (Routledge, 2017), Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss (Routledge, 2018) and The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race. (Routledge, 2019). Dr. Brewster is a lecturer and workshop presenter on Jungian related topics that address Dreamwork, American Culture and Creativity. She is a faculty member at the New York C.G. Jung Foundation and an analyst member with the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.

Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP., is a clinical neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist, Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine and Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Goldberg has authored numerous research papers on functional cortical organization, hemispheric specialization, frontal lobe functions and dysfunction, memory and amnesias, traumatic brain injury, dementias, and schizophrenia. His books The Executive Brain (2001), The Wisdom Paradox (2005), and The New Executive Brain (2009) have met with international acclaim. Dr. Goldberg co-authored The Sharp Brains Guide to Cognitive Fitness (2013). He was a student and close associate of the eminent neuropsychologist Alexander Luria.

Zoom Conference: Lecture with Audience Participation 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 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.

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.

  • 3.5 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.

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