ACE Foundation Programs

2019 Program Archive

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

OUT-OF-CONTROL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR AS SYMPTOM OF INSECURE-ATTACHMENT: TRANSFORMING ANXIETY AND AVOIDANCE INTO ALLIANCE AND INTIMACY

Program Description

The Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project recently published research that provided evidence that there is a relationship between out-of-control sexual behavior (OCSB) and insecure attachment styles. Specifically, the research indicated that people who assessed as struggling with OCSB also assessed as having high levels of attachment avoidant behaviors. We discovered that those who struggle with OCSB may actually want a connection but are fearful of exposing the vulnerability required in intimacy. This fear often relates to early attachment trauma that must be addressed in treatment.

The workshop provides an overview on psychodynamic psychotherapy that focuses on treating the underlying attachment issues that exist in clients with out-of-control sexual behavior. The Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma project has developed treatment models that directly address these issues. This workshop presents this treatment model, which includes individual, couples and group therapy concepts. The workshop includes the presentation of case vignettes, which will elucidate the various attachment styles that need to be addressed in order to assist with long-term recovery from OCSB.

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.

Date:

Saturday, April 6, 2019

9:15am - 12:30pm

Course Number

240

Presenter:

Michael Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA

Program Originator:

Staten Island

Location:

Richmond University Medical Center
Sipp Auditorium
355 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:

LCSW, LMSW, LP, LMFT, LMHC

Registration:

Registration is closed.

Program Details

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

  1. Define various theories of etiology of out-of- control sexual behavior.
  2. Describe advancements in the understanding of out-of-control sexual behavior as it relates to attachment theory and neuropsychology.
  3. List and explain treatment modalities that address the attachment related issues pertaining to out of control sexual symptoms through the use of case study review.
  4. Identify the benefits and reasons for a multi-modality treatment model that includes individual, couples and group psychodynamic psychotherapy for this population.

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.

Michael Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA is the Director of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project as well as a private practitioner who provides direct clinical services that address trauma, cross-addiction, out-of-control sexual behavior, as well as sexual inhibition, intimacy anxiety, gender disorders and sexual identity confusion. He has a doctorate in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the connection between out-of-control sexual behavior and insecure attachment. Dr. Crocker is a licensed clinical social worker whom also holds a masters degree in social work, a masters degree in industrial psychology and organizational behavior, two post masters certificates and institute training in object relations theory. Dr. Crocker is an adjunct professor for Touro College, Rutgers University and Iona College. He teaches psychodynamic theory and trauma related studies for graduate students.

Bibliography/References and Social Work Journal Article by Michael Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA
Workshop lecture with case vignettes 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 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.
  • In the event of any grievance please contact: director.acefoundation@gmail.com.

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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