ACE Foundation Programs

2022 Program Archive

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


Program Description

Increasingly, clinical social workers have been grappling with the corporate take-over of health, mental health and substance abuse treatment. Often disguised as non-profits, these entities cultivate strategies aimed at diffusion of professional identity and solidarity demanding allegiance to the fiscal needs of the overall “industry.” Clashes in practice standards as well as ethical challenges involving profit margins that take precedence over clinical judgment and recommendations are pervasive. Consequently, poor, minorities, the working class, and much of the middle class are now underserved with most of the marketing targeted toward the wealthy. Most clinicians in general do not obtain adequate preparation to critique these new business priorities. As a result, clinicians are placed in compromising positions involving possible breaches of ethics. This also applies to private practice, when clinicians are looking for placement. Particular emphasis will be on examples from the substance abuse industry and how a clinician might help prioritize clinical needs over profit.

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.


Sunday, June 5, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm

Course Number



Ellyn Freedman, Psy.D., LCSW-R

Program Originator:

ACE Foundation



contact Hours:

2.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:



Registration is closed.

Program Details

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

  1. Identify the influences of corporations, hedge funds, and family businesses on their clinical role.
  2. Describe how to intervene effectively in advocating for needed clinical intervention despite fiscal restraints.
  3. Explain new learning from in-depth clinical examples, the effects of a depriving context and how to sustain the therapeutic relationship.

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.

Ellyn Freedman, Psy.D., LCSW-R is a training and supervising analyst at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis Los Angeles where she is the founder of the biennial symposium for new authors. She has published several works on psychoanalytic couple treatment, immigration, and psychoanalytic complexity theory.

Zoom Webinar: Lecture and Power Point presentation with ample time for audience 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.

  • 2.0 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:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

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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