ACE Foundation Programs

2019 Program Archive

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents


Program Description

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing, is an evidence based mind/body treatment that reduces trauma and other symptoms. Through a didactic presentation, participants will be introduced to its origins, the main components of the eight phase EMDR Therapy, and positive and negative cognitions. Basic brain science will be reviewed, emphasizing how simultaneously combining the left and right sides of the brain, (thoughts and feelings) promotes deep healing. Participants will be introduced to the commonality of human emotional experience, thereby eliminating differences of environment, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, age, gender, and other differences in treatment. An EMDR case conceptualization will be discussed.

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.


Saturday, May 4, 2019

10:45am - 12:45pm

Course Number



Debbie Hutchinson, LCSW-R

Program Originator:



Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

contact Hours:

2.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:



Registration is closed.

Program Details

As a result of participating in this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify two theories or studies that support the integration of a transpersonal psychological approach with EMDR therapy, allowing for spiritual consciousness to organically emerge.
  2. Identify three phases and of the EMDR protocol within which the emergence of peak spiritual experiences can facilitate emotional stabilization, positive adaptive resourcing, cognitive interweave and provide new spiritual meaning for past, present, and future.
  3. Describe two intuitive feedback mechanisms, using focusing and inner knowing, which can be integrated into the EMDR protocol, contributing to a nonlinear integrative transpersonal therapy.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners, family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Debbie Hutchinson, LCSW-R has been a licensed clinical social worker, trainer clinical supervisor and CASAC for 32 years. She received certification in EMDR and uses this technique to treat trauma survivors, substance abusers, addictions, severe headache as well as those who suffer from anxiety and depression. Ms. Hutchinson is an adjunct professor at SUNY Empire and has presented at the NYS OASAS Conference for Substance Abuse Counselors. In addition to her full time private practice in New Paltz, New York, she trains Health Alliance clinicians. Debbie keeps current in her field through her memberships in NYS OASAS, NYSSCSW and the EMDR International Association.

Combination of lecture, discussion, case presentation, and experiential exercises.

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:

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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