ACE Foundation Programs

2019 Program Archive

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


Program Description

Widely used, evidence-based child trauma treatment models view the possibilities of engaging parents in the child’s recovery from trauma in very different ways. We can learn much about the realities of collaboration with parents and the possibilities by comparing these models: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), and Trauma-Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC).

While each of the four models has proven efficacy, each makes use of the parent in unique ways. Each takes a different position on how to engage the parent as a positive force in the child’s recovery during treatment; how to address the parent’s potential hampering of the child’s recovery; how to work with the parent’s sense of responsibility for the trauma; how to divide up the treatment roles between the clinician and the parent; how to help build the parent-child relationship in the face of trauma; and how to prepare the parent to maintain the child’s recovery after termination This comparison of different successful models can help us articulate our own positions and aspirations as clinicians empowering parents to actively contribute to their child’s healing from trauma.

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, April 28, 2019

10:00am - 12:30pm

Course Number



Susan McConnaughy, PhD, LCSW-R

Program Originator:



St. Thomas Aquinas College
Private Dining Hall - McNelis-Commons
Route 340
Sparkill, New York 10976

contact Hours:

3.0 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:

  • Define the major roles that parents are asked to play in each of four child trauma treatment models.
  • Identify the implicit and explicit assumptions each model holds about the possibilities of parent participation in the child trauma treatment process.
  • Describe your own values and skills as clinicians in engaging parents in genuine collaboration.

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.

Susan McConnaughy, Ph.D., LCSW-R has over thirty years of social work practice experience with families and children as a clinical social worker, clinical supervisor, and program designer and administrator. She has taught and trained the next generation of human service workers for fifteen years at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her teaching interests are human development across the life span, clinical services, attachment theory, child welfare policy, and trauma studies. She balances this strong clinical focus by working with with small community-based organizations to develop new services and initiatives. Dr. McConnaughy served as a founding director of the National Institute for Psychotherapies’ advanced clinical training program in child and adolescent therapy.

Workshop lecture with a 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:
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
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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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