ACE Foundation Programs

2021 Program Archive

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


Program Description

Within this workshop, Diane Sweet, LCSW and Maria Solomon, LCSW-R will provide a correction of the misperceptions about borderline personality disorder by providing an overview of updated research about borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms from a neurobiological, behavioral, and psychological perspective. Evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder and a range of skills from these interventions will be addressed to leave workshop participants with a practical knowledge base and techniques to identify and support people with BPD. The stigma surrounding BPD will be explored, identifying environmental, cultural and systemic barriers to receiving a diagnosis and accessing BPD treatment. Community support will be explored such as family skills groups, education, peer support and alternative therapies as a bridge to care.

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*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, April 11, 2021

9:30am - 11:30am

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Diane Sweet, LCSW and Maria Solomon, LCSW-R

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2.0 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. Identify myths and facts about borderline personality disorder (BPD) based on updated research about evolution of BPD as a psychiatric disorder from 1980 to 2020.
  2. Compare and contrast borderline personality disorder (BPD) from other psychiatric disorders, identifying symptoms and an understanding of the longitudinal course of the disorder.
  3. Define specific evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disorder, and explain why some people BPD specific symptoms respond to some treatments over others.
  4. Describe a range of skills and best practices for working with people with borderline personality disorder, including an introduction to crisis intervention practices.
  5. List the real-world barriers to care, such as the probative cost of treatment, cultural, racial or gender barriers and include community resources and supportive interventions to promote recovery.

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.

Diane Sweet, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with a private practice for over 30 years in Albertson, New York. She has an expertise in suicide prevention, addiction, grief, mindfulness, mental illness, stress reduction and parent education. She is a trainer in suicide prevention for the New York State Office of Mental Health and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Diane is a trainer and facilitator for the National Education Alliance on Borderline Personality Disorder-FAMILY CONNECTIONS program, which provides education, support to family and caregivers of persons with borderline personality disorder. She is also co-founder of PACT (Partners Assisting Children and Teens), a group of school personnel focused on mental health and suicide awareness, a member of TULIPS (Trainers United on Long Island in the Prevention of Suicide.

Maria Solomon, LCSW-R is a Senior Clinical Social Worker at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Payne Whitney Day Treatment Program. She has expertise in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in inpatient, outpatient and intensive day-treatment settings. Ms. Solomon supervises the social work staff and student interns at Payne Whitney. She also practices as a private psychotherapist, providing clinical services including consultation, assessment, referral, and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Ms. Solomon is active in community organizations that support borderline personality disorder, including peers at Emotions Matter and as a trainer for Family Connections with the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder.

This lecture/workshop with include a Power Point presentation and role-playing to enhance learning and will open up time from 10:50am to 11:05am for Q and A 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, 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.

  • 2.0 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:
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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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