ACE Foundation Programs

2019 Program Archive

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


Program Description

It is believed that when sexuality goes well for couples, it is a positive but not major component in the level of marital vitality and satisfaction – adding perhaps 15-20%. However, when dysfunction exists, when desire discrepancies are present or when sex is nonexistent, it can play an inordinately powerful role in robbing the marriage of 50-70% of its intimacy and vitality. It is a long held belief in the therapeutic community that couple sexual issues are simply a symptom of marital distress and that once the marital issues are resolved, sex will naturally take its rightful place. In some instances, this is true. However, often it’s the reverse, when sexual issues are the focus of treatment and resolved, marital satisfaction is heightened. In this workshop, while exploring the impact of sex and sexuality on the lives of our clients, we will address the inherent challenges of talking about sex, sexuality and intimacy. We will examine where our client’s sex education comes from, explore the myths and, most importantly move beyond them. We will look at major components to a satisfying sexual experience, illuminate the issues undermining each and explore treatment options.

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, February 3, 2021


Course Number



Pat Waldeck, LCSW

Program Originator:



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

contact Hours:

1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:



Registration is closed.

Program Details

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

  1. Describe the importance of being aware of your sexual discomforts while working with client sexual issues and explain why it is necessary to seek appropriate supervision and support.
  2. Define ways to create an environment that provides comfort and safety for the discussion of sexual issues.
  3. Compose a sexual history interview and explain why this is important.
  4. Identify myths held by clients and list ways that you will help them to move beyond them.
  5. List four key components to a satisfying sexual relationship.

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Pat Waldeck, LCSW trained as a sex therapist at the McLean Hospital Institute for Couples and Families in Belmont, Massachusetts and received her Sex Therapy Certification from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (ASSECT). She has over 35 years of experience, and in addition to her private practice in Scarsdale, New York, she has served as a staff clinician in Community Mental Health; a Corporate Employee Assistance Consultant and a consultant to public schools and Head Start. Some of Ms. Waldeck’s professional presentations include “Talking About Sex” to the staff of the Scarsdale Family Counseling Center, the staff of Gilda’s Club in White Plains and “Sexual Desire Disorders” at The Family Institute of Westchester. She has also presented “Sex and Cancer” to many community groups.


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.

  • 1.5 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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