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2019 Program Archive

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


Program Description

The workshop will address the value of integrating dream analysis into the fabric of the therapeutic process. The seminar will address key concepts in the use dream analysis including; the first dream, the symbolism and metaphor of the dream, the importance of the patient’s associations to their dreams, manifest and latent content, the life context of the dream, and the dream as a reflection of the patient’s engagement in the therapeutic process. The workshop will demonstrate the helpfulness of dream analysis in understanding the psychodynamics and internal world of two young adult patients who have been seen in individual treatment with presenting problems of depression, anxiety and conflicts related to separation and individuation.

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.


Saturday, November 2, 2019

10:45am - 12:45pm

Course Number



Michael De Simone, Ph.D., LCSW

Program Originator:



Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

contact Hours:

2.0 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 learning by being able to associate the seminar content to their own clinical experience.
  2. Practice with a greater understanding of the many facets of dream analysis and be aware of the therapeutic role that it could serve in their clinical practice.
  3. Describe key concepts useful in the technique of dream analysis.
  4. Employ new therapeutic skills with the goal of helping the patient to open up and deepen the treatment experience.

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.

Michael De Simone, Ph.D., LCSW, is a clinical social worker with over thirty years of clinical practice. He is a graduate of the Doctoral Program at the New York University School of Social Work. Dr. De Simone has taught a course on Group Practice at the NYU School of Social Work for several semesters and has a special interest in dream analysis. His paper “Birth Mother Loss: Contributing Factors to Unresolved Grief” was published in the Spring 1996 Volume of the Clinical Social Work Journal. Dr. De Simone is in private practice in Manhattan and on Staten Island. He specializes in the individual treatment of adults, adolescents and children and provides treatment for couples and families.

Workshop lecture with case vignettes 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:
  • 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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