ACE Foundation Programs

2019 Program Archive

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

THE TRAUMAS AND TYPES OF POST TRAUMA STRESS ENDURED BY THREE ICONIC AMERICAN AUTHORS: J.D. Salinger (Catcher In The Rye); Truman Capote (In Cold Blood); Maya Angelou (Why The Caged Bird Sings).

Program Description

In this presentation Roger Keizerstein will address a wide spectrum of traumas through the stories of three renowned authors. He will examine J.D. Salinger’s combat experience during the invasion of Normandy and its aftermath. He will discuss and illuminate the types of trauma and post-traumatic stress unique to the combat veteran, including accumulated stress, moral wound, survivor’s guilt, blast-related traumatic brain injury and specific symptoms of post-traumatic stress due to poor re-assimilation from combat zone to civilian life.

Mr. Keizerstein will then visit and explore Truman Capote’s experience interviewing two death row prisoners charged with the murder of an entire farm family in Holcomb, Kansas. He will shed light on the various types of accumulated stress, lower case “t” traumas and symptoms of post-traumatic stress such as, accumulated Stress— A Writer’s moral conflict, over-exposure to traumatized individuals, addiction to emotional intensity, collapse of pre-traumatized personality, emotional dysregulation and regression.

Through the tragic sexual assault of Maya Angelou as an eight -year-old child, Roger will explain the types of post-traumatic emotional retreat and treatment interventions – both intentional and inadvertent. He will specifically explore titration and will further explain titration trauma treatment, ways to understand and work with dissociation and means of facilitating healing and resilience.

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 10, 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

Course Number



Roger Keizerstein LCSW

Program Originator:



Molloy College
Public Square Building
Larini Room 290A
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, New York 11570

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:



Registration is closed.

Program Details

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the unique nature of the combat veteran’s trauma and types of post-traumatic stress through providing feedback and elaborating on illustrations from the material presented and through their own clinical cases.
  2. Define three types of accumulated stress and post-traumatic personality collapse.
  3. Demonstrate a scientific understanding of the biofeedback techniques promoting re-regulation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) by labeling the two branches of the ANS and by practicing biofeedback techniques periodically throughout the presentation.
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Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners, family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

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

Roger Keizerstein, LCSW, trained in child and family therapy at the North Suffolk Mental Health Center in Smithtown, New York and received a postgraduate certificate of training from the International Association of Trauma Professionals. He has presented on trauma throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Roger Keizerstein, LCSW has been in private practice for thirty-four years. He specializes in working with adults, children and families suffering from trauma and learning disabilities.

Workshop lecture with case illustrations drawn from literary figures 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.

  • 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:
  • 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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