ACE Foundation Programs

Sunday, June 4, 2023

The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation’s Sunday Program Series presents:


Program Description

In this workshop, I will ask members to participate in a demonstration session where I will show ways of connecting members to one another. Bridging members into a working group is our goal. In one’s individual sessions, we only see and listen to the client’s description of their problem. We try to figure out how they are in their real life situations. In the group, we see first hand, the struggles to be open, stay in the moment, and connect to their fellow members. Each of you has the ability to find a group of, say six, members in your practice or clinical setting, to create into a working group.

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.

This is an ACE Foundation Program. If this is your first time taking an ACE Foundation program not co-sponsored by an NYSSCSW, you will be prompted to make your complimentary account on the ACE Foundation Learning Center platform, where you will be able to access all program information, course materials and information for future ACE Foundation programs from your member dashboard. You will be asked to set a password for your new ACE Foundation Learning Center account.


Sunday, June 4, 2023

10:00am - 12:00pm


Please Register By Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 5pm.

contact Hours:

2.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program


Greg MacColl, LCSW


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

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

  1. Recognize ways of joining members of a group together into a working unit.
  2. Assess who to rule out and who to accept into one’s group.
  3. Assess and prepare, whom in your practice would be a good candidate for joining a group.

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

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

Greg MacColl, LCSW, FAGPA, CGP has been in private practice for the past 40 years. He has offices in Manhattan and Forest Hills. Mr. MacColl graduated with his MSW from NYU and completed further psychoanalytic training at the Long Island Institute for Mental Health. He has done past training with a consultant who used the Irv Yalom method for Group Training and trained, both in therapy and group supervision, with Ormont and Furgeri. He specializes in Group psychotherapy with two mix adult groups currently online, and he does individual and group supervision for those interested in the study and development of group therapy in their private practice, hospitals, and mental health agencies. Mr. MacColl has run many workshops and institutes with AGPA, EGPS and NSGP, as well as online workshops with mental health therapists in China and Russia. He was recently on the AGPA institute committee for a four-year period where he observed and supported clinicians in their Institute group work. His article, “The Art of Bridging Revisited,” is one of the top read articles of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. He also wrote “A 9/11 parent support group” also in the IJGP, and “The group therapy contract-revisited” in the Group Journal of EGPS.

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 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.

  • 2.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Thursday 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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