ACE Foundation Programs

Saturday, October 2, 2022

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work’s Nassau Chapter with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents


Program Description

In this presentation, we will identify commonalities among clinicians’ experiences of working remotely, after two years of visceral separations from our clients and our colleagues. We will also identify providers’ typical desires and goals that have surfaced in the wake of remote work. As specialists in the field of attunement, how has the screen-based treatment experience impacted our own drives to support and deepen our efficacy with our clients? We will use Psychodrama’s methods to help clinicians and their clients navigate the difficulties of remote work. The presenter will link the goal of deepening connections with clients to the basic core interventions of Psychodrama, doubling and role reversal. She will demonstrate these techniques. Ms. Coburn will also encourage participants to present client situations where these basic tools will support clients’ goals, by enhancing the safety in the therapeutic relationship.

Psychodrama is a method of psychotherapy in which clients are encouraged to continue and complete their actions through enactments, role playing and dramatic self-presentation. Clients develop skills to use both verbal and non-verbal communications to clarify their experience and the thoughts, feelings and behaviors associated with the experience. Psychodrama is one of five Creative Arts Therapies which is ideally suited to enhance the connections between people. Its structured enactments, group work modality and solid structure and boundaries, enable enhanced connections among participants.

Attendees will also benefit from the presenter’s vast multifaceted experiences and her commitment to and passion for action methods and engaging style. She will summarize the literature and will integrate the learning and “containing tools” from five studies of various populations receiving psychodrama. The presenter will share similar results from comparable studies of three of the other Creative Arts Therapies (dance movement, music and art). She will also identify the benefits of basic psychodramatic interventions, fashioned with the intent to amplify clients’ sense of safety with the therapist. Finally, Ms. Coburn will share video enactments of psychodrama’s basic tools (doubling and role reversal) and empower participants to use them in their clinical work.

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.


Sunday, October 2, 2022

10:00am – 1:00pm



contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program


Letitia Coburn, LCSW, CASAC, CP



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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.

Program Details

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the commonalities among providers’ aspirations in building connections with their clients during a period of real-world separations.
  2. Describe three tenets and values that link Creative Arts Therapies together.
  3. List 5 populations with whom psychodramatists have utilized Moreno’s theories of psychodrama and group work to build commonalities and connections.
  4. Identify ways to utilize these skills with clients to help accentuate the connection between clinician and client.

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.

Letitia Coburn, LCSW was drawn to experiential therapies for her personal growth, during her initial career as a dancer, dance teacher and re-constructor of dance classics. She initiated her clinical training in a Dual-Masters (Dance Movement Therapy and Social Work) program. Later, she completed certifications in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Therapy and in Psychodramatic Body Work. She is serving a three-year term as a member of the American Board of Examiners. The ABE serves to establish professional standards in the fields of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.

She is certified in EMDR and trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She has worked with clients with HIV. Later, she specialized in working with people with Co-Occurring Disorders at Silver Hill Hospital, Freedom Institute and St. John’s Riverside Hospital, where she was the director of three in-patient units. Her practice in Briarcliff Manor includes clients with histories of trauma, addiction, and personality and mood disorders.

A lecture and experimental workshop which will include a video and 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 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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