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2021 Program Archive

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

BLOOMING IN DECEMBER: JOUSTING WITH GHOSTS AND PROMOTING GROWTH IN THE CLINICAL TREATMENT OF OLDER ADULTS - LIVE VIA ZOOM

Program Description

The clinical treatment of older adults presents both unique challenges and rewards. In later life, in Erikson’s ninth stage, issues from earlier developmental stages may come back to haunt as relational conflicts, mastered sufficiently in earlier life, revive. In addition, current adversity may reawaken early trauma. These ghosts from the past may create misery. Overwhelming affects may produce agitated states or emotional numbing and deadened depression (sometimes mistaken for dementia). The re-emergence of earlier difficulties, however, offers not merely trouble but also opportunity. Psychotherapy at this time can be highly effective, not only relieving suffering, but in many cases leading to striking psychological change and more fulfilling lives.

In this workshop we will combat ageist assumptions about the limitations of what psychotherapy can offer the aged. Dr. Schaffer will present a paper describing the psychological struggles of older adults and the role psychotherapy can play in facilitating growth. She will then offer an illustrative case example. In the discussion participants will be encouraged to share their own clinical material.

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.

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.

Date:

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm

Course Number

298

Presenter:

Amy Schaffer, Ph.D.

Program Originator:

Mid-Hudson

Location:

Zoom

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:

LCSW, LMSW, LP, LMFT, LMHC, PSY

Registration:

Registration is closed.

Program Details

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. List one psychological task faced in Erikson’s ninth stage.
  2. Identify two triggers in the experiences of older adults which evoke the affects of early trauma.
  3. Explain how the emergence of early self-states affect the sense of self of elders.
  4. Describe the role psychotherapy can play in facilitating psychological growth in older adults.

Social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, 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.

Amy Schaffer, Ph.D. is a faculty member and supervisor at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. She is a licensed psychologist in New York State and received her certification in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City, where she founded and directed their Two-year Training Program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Her background also includes psychodrama, psychological research, and college teaching. She has a private practice in Manhattan and has worked clinically with older adults for 40 years. She has published papers in journals and is the author of Blooming in December: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Older Adults.

Bibliography/References
Lecture, including case example, followed by discussion in which participants will be encouraged to apply the presented ideas to their own case material.

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 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.

  • 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: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
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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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