ACE Foundation Programs

2022 Program Archive

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work’s Met Chapter’s Committee on Psychoanalysis with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents


Program Description

The sexual landscape has changed dramatically in the past few decades, with the meaning of gender and sexuality being parsed within the realms of gender fluidity and nonheteronormative sexuality. The sea change in sexual attitudes has also made room for the mainstreaming of internet pornography and the use of virtual reality, cybersex, sex dolls and robots for sexual pleasure. Dr. Knafo suggests ways psychotherapy must evolve to meet the novel needs of today’s generations in our digital era.

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.


Saturday, November 12, 2022

10:00am – 1:00pm


Please register by Wednesday, November 9 at 5pm.

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program


Danielle Knafo, Ph.D


Live Online via Zoom

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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.

Program Details

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the changes that have taken place in the last few decades in psychoanalytic perspectives on sexuality.
  2. List modifications in the ways people are identifying their genders and describe resultant changes in how we are thinking about gender.
  3. Identify the massive use of internet pornography and the effects it has on development and addiction.
  4. Explain the ways advanced technology and AI have become incorporated into new forms of sexuality.

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

Clinicians from all levels of experience will benefit from this presentation.

Danielle Knafo, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, a prolific author, and a popular speaker. She is past professor at LIU-Post in its clinical psychology doctoral program, current faculty and supervisor at NYU’s Postdoctoral Program for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis and Adelphi’s Postgraduate Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She writes and lectures on many subjects, including creativity, trauma, psychosis, sexuality and gender, and technology. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan and Great Neck, NY.

Webinar lecture and Q and A.

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 Debbie 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 Debbie, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
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