ACE Foundation Programs

2019 Program Archive

Program Series for New Professionals


Program Description

This course will cover the evolution of psychoanalytic theory beginning with Freudian psychoanalysis and drive theory, followed by the increasingly social object relations theory, evolving into Kohut’s use of empathy and empathic immersion in the theories of self-psychology and finally the co-created treatment relationship in contemporary relational theory.

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.


February 1, 2019

12:30pm - 2:00pm

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Karen Kaufman, Ph.D., LCSW

Program Originator:

ACE Foundation


132 East 72nd St., Suite LL
New York City

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0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

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Program Details

After attending this course participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the evolution of psychoanalytic theory from a one-person to two-person psychology.
  2. Compare and contrast each theory addressed in this workshop.
  3. Provide one case example and discuss this same example from a Freudian, self-psychology, object relations and contemporary theoretical perspective.
  4. Describe the role of the clinician and the therapeutic relationship in providing a safe environment conducive to change.

Beginning practitioners

Karen Kaufman, Ph.D., LCSW, has been in private practice in Manhattan for nearly thirty years and was an adjunct faculty member at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service/Westchester Division from 1998-2014. She has been president of the Metropolitan Chapter of the NYSSCSW since 2011 and President of the ACE Foundation of the NYSSCSW since 2014. Dr. Kaufman has published in the Clinical Social Work Journal and presented on several occasions on the subject of treatment failure, transference and countertransference.

Small group workshop

There will be no contact hours awarded for this program

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.

  • 0 Contact Hours will be awarded for this program.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • 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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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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