Upcoming Program

Saturday, June 4

NYSSCSW Mid Hudson Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


Program Description

This workshop will address working with anxiety states both acute and chronic, using Somatic Experiencing and the expansion technique of embodying difficult emotions. The idea behind this is that the more capacity we can build in the physiology to feel these emotions in a relatively safe and supportive therapeutic environment, the more we can promote healing.

We will go over some basic and easy to digest information about the state of the autonomic nervous system in the experience of anxiety, whether acute as in panic, or chronic. We will discuss ways to increase awareness of the body in ourselves and our clients through the use of languaging and simple somatic interventions.

The importance of using social engagement as a necessary tool for working with anxiety will be stressed. We’ll discuss the function of the Vagus nerve as well as other cranial nerves involved in social engagement and how to “wake up” these nerves during anxiety to alleviate the experience.


Members of NYSSCSW $20
Non-members of NYSSCSW $60
Students (with School ID) $25    

*Student fees are only for social work  or MHC master level, full time student


Saturday, June 4, 2022

Course Number



Shideh Lennon, Ph.D., SEP

Program Originator:

NYSSCSW Mid Hudson Chapter


Live via ZOOM

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Applicable for:



All registrations must be made by midnight, Wednesday, June 1. NO EXCEPTIONS

Program Details

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

  1. Identify 3 characteristics of the autonomic nervous system in anxiety states
  2. List 3 ways in which to track for clients’ experience of anxiety by tracking the physiology
  3. Describe 4 techniques used to help regulate clients’ nervous systems from anxiety into a more regulated state

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.

Dr. Shideh Lennon is returning to do a second workshop for us. She has been practicing psychotherapy since 1998. Originally trained in psychodynamic and relational psychotherapy, she now integrates Somatic Experiencing into her work. The focus of her work is on promoting embodied resilience by supporting the nervous system to release long held trauma and allowing the body and mind’s natural healing resilience to manifest. Dr. Lennon’s specialties include complex trauma, developmental trauma, syndromes such as chronic pain, IBS, and autoimmune disorders. The embodiment of emotions is central to Dr. Lennon’s work as well.  Dr. Lennon is currently on faculty track at Somatic Experiencing International where she has been facilitating trainings for the last seven years. She also teaches workshops on embodied resilience for psychotherapists and non-therapists alike. Dr. Lennon’s more than twenty years of experience in Zen and mindfulness mediation creates a container of warmth, compassion, and spaciousness in her work.

3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire presentation is completed and the on-line evaluations are received. Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days later.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Jennifer at info.acefoundation@gmail.com, 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 info.acefoundation@gmail.com.

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: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at SuzanneKlett@aol.com.

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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