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2019 Program Archive

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Metropolitan Chapter Committee on Family and Couple Therapy with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


Program Description

The majority of treatment failures with adopted clients often lie in the clinician’s inexperience and/or lack of understanding of the esoteric psychological and psychodynamic world of the adoptee. Observation and reported previous therapeutic experiences by adopted clients demonstrate the lack of such essential knowledge and its effect on treatment approaches which can too often determine the success or hindrance of therapeutic outcomes.

In this workshop, Mr. Glintz, LCSW/BCD will present an overview of the historical and theoretical perspectives on adoption. He will discuss the myths vs. realities of being adopted, the concept of “primal wound” and the “fracture” model. By providing case vignettes, he will illustrate how he uses these concepts as a treatment guide and tool as he addresses the adoptee’s resistance, transference as well as his own countertransference.

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.


January 19, 2019

9:00am - 12:45pm

Course Number



Bernie Michael Glintz, LCSW, BCD, FAPA, DPNAP

Program Originator:

Metropolitan Chapter Committee on Family and Couple Therapy


The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies
16 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011

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. Define the predetermined psychological risks in adoptees as compared to their non-adopted peers regarding their vulnerability to emotional, behavioral and academic problems.
  2. List three adoption myths vs. realities.
  3. Describe the meaning of the “F-R-A-C-T-U-R-I-N-G” acronym and include cornerstone and epidemiologial issues, in addition, discuss organizing influences that may govern treatment outcomes.
  4. Identify the therapist’s countertransference presented in the case illustrations and discuss ways it has contributed to your own understanding of the internal world of the adoptee.
  5. Explain the adoptee’s transference and resistance according to the unconscious mind and psychodynamics of the adoptee described in the presented case illustrations.

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.

Bernie Michael Glintz, LCSW, BCD, FAPA, DPNAP is the former president of the Queens Chapter of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work. He has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in mental health, corporate and forensic consulting for over 35 years. Himself an adoptee, Mr. Glintz is a senior clinician and recipient of several professional honors including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Fellowship status by the American Psychotherapy Association and as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academy of Practice. In his private practice, Mr. Glintz sub-specializes in adoption psychology, he provides treatment and clinical consultation for adoptive parents, adoptees and clinical supervision. Mr. Glintz has presented at many adoption conferences and clinical venues on a plethora of clinical adoption issues and has appeared on national television talk shows regarding controversial adoption issues.

Workshop lecture with case illustrations 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:
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