ACE Foundation Programs

2021 Program Archive

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


Program Description

This course will focus on ways to navigate experiences of grief and loss during the Coronavirus pandemic, specifically offering practical strategies and clinical insight for providing support. Informed by various theories of loss, this presentation will offer historical conceptualizations of loss, provide insight about ways to respond to grief, facilitate understanding about common grief responses, and recognize how these responses can impact psychological and physiological functioning. Topics such as traditional loss, ambiguous loss, anticipatory grief, and disenfranchised grief will be defined and applied to a greater understanding of the scope of COVID-19 and its impact on individuals and families. Through this presentation, the audience will be introduced to techniques and tips for self-care and suggestions for providing support for others in the face of the pandemic. The information stems from both empirical and practical knowledge of the impact of grief on micro, mezzo, and macro systemic levels.

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 15, 2021

10:00am - 1:00pm

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Emily Treat Atwell, DSW, LCSW, LMFT

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3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

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Program Details

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. List at least five types of non-traditional loss.
  2. Describe at least six impacts of grief on individuals’ functioning.
  3. Identify and describe two interventions that you would implement with clients impacted by loss stemming from COVID 19.
  4. List 3 methods of professional and personal self-care as they relate to the impact of COVID-19.

Social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, 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.

Dr. Emily Treat Atwell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York and Pennsylvania with years of experience facilitating meaningful connection between individuals, and within family and couple relationships in home-based, outpatient, educational, and private practice settings. She currently runs her own private practice with offices in Westchester, NY and Greenwich, CT. She has training and interest in supporting clients with issues of grief and loss, relationship conflict, parent-child communication, anxiety and depression, and peri-natal and post-partum experiences, among others. Emily’s primary research interests focus on manifestations of ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief in various relational contexts. Emily earned her MSW from Columbia University and her DSW from University of Pennsylvania. She has had the privilege of being a professor at several Master Level Social Work Programs including the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Rutgers University, and Daemen College which is a small university located in Amherst NY.

Didactic and experiential activity.

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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