ACE Foundation Programs

2021 Program Archive

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Queens Chapter with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


Program Description

What does it mean to the patient who returns to the same therapist many years after leaving therapy? How will the therapist’s years of development and new directions now impact the patient? How will the parallel process of the patient impact the therapeutic encounter? Cases illustrating this occurrence will be discussed.

An in-depth analysis using case examples, will demonstrate how the “second encounter” can function as an opportunity for client growth.

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.


Saturday, March 20, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm

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Hanna Turken LCSW, BCD, LPsyA and Lynne O’Donnell, LCSW, ACSW

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contact Hours:

3.0 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.


Registration is closed.

Program Details

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

  1. Describe the effect of aging of the therapist and the patient and its impact on the earlier attachment to, and separation from the therapist.
  2. Explain how the passing of time affects reconnecting with the patient who returns to treatment.
  3. Identify and describe whether there is a regression in the patient or whether a new circumstance arrived that required further treatment.
  4. Identify if an attachment and separation from the therapist, following the first analysis within the case presented, has been resolved or unresolved and explain your reasoning.
  5. 5. Describe how the concept of the therapeutic relationship evolved over time and whether, and/or when, there may be a right time to end.

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.

Hanna Turken, LCSW, BCD, LPsyA, Board Member of the Queens Chapter. Continuing Education Committee and senior member, NPAP. Research Associate the Psychohistory Forum. Published author and presenter of clinical papers on topics of culture, sexuality, female development, fathers, trauma, and psychohistory. Bilingual (Spanish) private practice in Queens and Manhattan.

Lynne O’Donnell, LCSW, ACSW, has been practicing as a clinical social worker for the past thirty-nine years. She has worked as a full – time private practitioner since 1989 with an eclectic practice, adding EMDR to her toolbox since Superstorm Sandy. She has developed workshops on Parenting Children to Promote Good Self Esteem for which she has been in the Daily News, Family Circle and interviewed on the radio. She has worked as a field instructor and LMSW’s. In her work as a consultant with Catholic Charities, she worked with both clinicians and groups of parents and children on how to negotiate the trauma of 9/11. She taught a Family and Couple Therapy Practicum at Hunter College Social Work Post Graduate Program. She has taught courses on Death and Dying and Generalist Practice at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service. Finally, she has been a member of our Society since 2007 and President of the Queens Chapter for the past four years.

Lecture, presentation of case vignettes and audience participation.

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.

  • 3.0 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 Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
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