ACE Foundation Programs

2022 Program Archive

The New York State Society For Clinical Social Work Mid-Hudson Chapter With The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation presents:


Program Description

Dances of Intimacy introduces a psychoanalytically oriented approach to couple therapy, comparing individual (bi-personal field) and couple (tri-personal field) models and the role of the therapist as a participant-observer and “significant third”. Clinical exploration offers an eclectic paradigm (e.g., object relations, relational and self-psych), applying contemporary research on childhood trauma, implicit and explicit communication, the “multigenerational transmission process”, and impact of sociocultural (e.g., race, gender, class, age) constructions. Clinical vignettes highlight the “location” of the therapist and the impact of the bio-social environment (e.g., pandemic) on coupling struggles and adaptation.

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.


Sunday, October 23, 2022

10:00am - 1:00pm

Course Number



Claire Beth Steinberger, Ed.D., LMFT, LP

Program Originator:



Live Online via Zoom

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. Contrast a one-person with a two-person intervention models.
  2. Identify the beneficial effects of couple treatment for children and/or other “third” parties.
  3. Describe one impact of the therapist’s “location” on the treatment.

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.

Claire Beth Steinberger is a School Psychologist, Licensed Psychoanalyst and Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisory Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and served as Clinical Supervisor, NYC Bd of Education Family Counseling Program. She is Senior Faculty, National Psychological Association of Psychoanalysis, Adjunct Associate Professor Long Island University, and author of numerous articles and presentations emphasizing an eclectic and interdisciplinary approach to clinical inquiry (re: Teenage Depression: A Cultural, Interpersonal, Intrapsychic Perspective, Psychoanalytic. Review; International Psychohistory Association, Frozen Time: Trauma in the Tri-Personal Field).

Zoom Webinar: Lecture, Group Participation and Q and 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.

  • 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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