ACE Foundation Programs

2022 Program Archive

NYSSCSW Mid Hudson Chapter with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


Program Description

This workshop will address working with anxiety states both acute and chronic, using Somatic Experiencing and the expansion technique of embodying difficult emotions. The idea behind this is that the more capacity we can build in the physiology to feel these emotions in a relatively safe and supportive therapeutic environment, the more we can promote healing.

We will go over some basic and easy to digest information about the state of the autonomic nervous system in the experience of anxiety, whether acute as in panic, or chronic. We will discuss ways to increase awareness of the body in ourselves and our clients through the use of languaging and simple somatic interventions.

The importance of using social engagement as a necessary tool for working with anxiety will be stressed. We’ll discuss the function of the Vagus nerve as well as other cranial nerves involved in social engagement and how to “wake up” these nerves during anxiety to alleviate the experience.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW current members 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, June 4, 2022

10:00am - 1:00pm

Course Number



Shideh Lennon, Ph.D., SEP

Program Originator:

Mid Hudson



contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

NYS CE Accreditation for:


The Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the NYS Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0028; licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0045; licensed psychoanalysts #P-0017; licensed psychologists #PSY-0121; and licensed social workers #SW-0056.

Out of State Providers:

Out-of-state providers are welcome to request a certificate upon completion of the presentation evaluation but must check with their own state licensing boards to inquire about whether or not the certificate is recognized as transferrable for CEs in their state’s jurisdiction.


Registration is closed.

Program Details

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 characteristics of the autonomic nervous system in anxiety states.
  2. List 3 ways in which to track for clients’ experience of anxiety by tracking the physiology.
  3. Describe 4 techniques used to help regulate clients’ nervous systems from anxiety into a more regulated state.

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.

Dr. Shideh Lennon is returning to do a second workshop for us. She has been practicing psychotherapy since 1998. Originally trained in psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy, she now integrates Somatic Experiencing into her work. The focus of her work is on promoting embodied resilience by supporting the nervous system to release long held trauma and allowing the body and mind’s natural healing resilience to manifest. Dr. Lennon’s specialties include complex trauma, developmental trauma, syndromes such as chronic pain, IBS, and autoimmune disorders. The embodiment of emotions is central to Dr. Lennon’s work as well. Dr. Lennon is currently on faculty track at Somatic Experiencing International where she has been facilitating trainings for the last seven years. She also teaches workshops on embodied resilience for psychotherapists and non-therapists alike. Dr. Lennon’s more than twenty years of experience in Zen and mindfulness mediation creates a container of warmth, compassion, and spaciousness in her work.

Zoom webinar

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:
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