ACE Foundation Programs

2019 Program Archive

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Queens Chapter with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


Program Description

The lyrics, poetry, sensuality, and psychohistory of Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) are seen through the lens of creativity/creative process and neurobiology. Cohen’s relentlessly deep yearning to live a livable and meaningful life are explored. This discussion also includes recognition of Cohen’s rootedness in biblical text and tradition, the will to flourish despite many challenges of living with a compulsive peripatetic life style, addiction to substances, and characterological challenges.

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, September 22, 2019

11:00am - 2:00pm

Course Number



Sandra Indig, LCSW-R, NCPsyA, ATR-CB and Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD

Program Originator:



Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
Kiely Hall - Room 148

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:

  1. Explain how Leonard Cohen’s psychohistory influenced his creative work and object or relational choices; his propensity to seek out and nourish violent and marginal persons.
  2. List two ways in which retreating from every-day life, including psychotherapy, can help or hinder, reduce or increase stress, anxiety,
    substance abuse, and possible pathology.
  3. Identify how negative emotions and attachments often have survival value.
  4. Explain the neurobiology of music and the word affecting one’s state of being and his/her understanding of the world.
  5. Describe how sound can function as a container for projected internal toxic object.

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.

Sandra Indig, LCSW-R/LP, NCPsyA, ATCB is a psychoanalyst/ psychotherapist in private practice in NYC. She received her MSW from New York University and a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health. She is a contributing author to an edited book by George Hagman titled Art, Creativity and Psychoanalysis: Perspectives from Analyst-Artists (Routledge) and the author of a book of poems and paintings titled Talking Colors: Seeing Words/ Hearing Images (MindMend Publishing, an imprint of the ORI Academic Press). Sandra Indig is also an artist and an active member of many art societies (The American Alliance of Museums, American Art Therapy Assoc., NY Artists’ Circle). She has curated numerous exhibits and serves as the chair of the Committee for Creativity and Neurobiology, NYSSCSW. Sandra was twice a nominee of NAAP Gradiva Award for her contributions to art and psychoanalysis.

Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD is a neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist, trained in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. She is the founder of, and a neuropsychoeducator at, the Neurorecovery Solutions, Inc. Dr. Rozentsvit is also an administrator, a community outreach organizer, and a scientific faculty member at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYC, where she teaches classes on Introduction to Neurobiology for Psychotherapists and Psychoanalysts and Love Before First Sight: Neurobiology of the Parent-Child Bonds. She is the founded of a psychoanalytic publishing company, the ORI Academic Press and the transdisciplinary journal, the MindConsiliums, both with an aim to promote neuro-psychoanalytic education to professionals and to general public. She maintains clinical affiliations at NYU/ HJD Neuro-rehabilitation Department/ Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit and Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center.

Workshop lecture with PowerPoint and discussion.

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:
  • 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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