ACE Foundation Leadership
What We Do
The ACE Foundation delivers state-of-the-art programs and adjunct resources that provide mental health professionals with the clinical skills and theoretical knowledge they need to grow.
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization created for and directed by mental health professionals.
Our continuing education programs are approved for New York State LMSWs and LCSWs. We are also approved by the American Social Work Board for continuing education, which includes most other states. Many of our programs are also approved for New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, New York State Licensed Mental Health Councilors, New York State Licensed Psychoanalysts and New York State Licensed Psychologists.
We don’t just provide contact hours for license renewal, we also encourage the lifelong mastery of clinical skills and an enduring curiosity for new trends in the field. This includes introducing our colleagues to opportunities for further comprehensive study outside the Foundation.
With a yearly conference and programs every month, there’s always more to explore at the ACE Foundation.
Board Members & Officers
Marsha Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW-R
Helen Goldberg, LCSW-R
Jerry Floersch, PhD, LCSW
Jerry Floersch is an associate professor of social work at Rutgers University. Dr. Floersch is the author of Meds, Money, and Manners: The Case Management of Severe Mental Illness, published by Columbia University Press (2002), where, utilizing ethnographic and socio-historical methods, he examined the rise of community support services, the rise of the case manager and case management. He is a NIMH K08 recipient (2004-2009) for training in and development of qualitative methods to study youth subjective experience of psychotropic treatment. Dr. Floersch conducted a follow-up ethnography to Meds, Money & Manners, which led to a second book, On Having and Being a Case Manager (2010). His research/practice methodology is developed in a book Qualitative Methods for Practice Research (2013), published on Oxford University Press. From 2010 to 2017 he was the director of Rutger’s DSW program, where he developed a case study method and curriculum for advanced clinical training. He is the past co-president (2017-2019) of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. In 2019 he was inducted as a fellow in the Society for Social Work and Research, the flagship society for social work research.
Dr. Floersch has practiced across many settings: in-patient hospitals, outpatient substance abuse, and community mental health centers and has expertise with adolescents and young adults, especially among those having difficulty making transitions from home to college, home to work, or from home to independent living.
Jeffrey Longhofer, PhD, LCSW
Jeffrey Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW is an associate professor of social work at Rutgers University. Dr. Longhofer holds graduate degrees in anthropology and social work. He did his postgraduate psychotherapy training in child development and psychoanalysis and adult psychoanalysis at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center (Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center, accredited by the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Hanna Perkins Center. He is the past co-president (2017-2019) of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work.
Dr. Longhofer is a clinical social worker, applied anthropologist, and psychoanalyst, whose research focuses on mental health practice, mental health case management, psychiatric medication, and the roles that stigma and shame play in the social and psychological dynamics of practice. He specializes in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He has served as the associate editor for the Society for Applied Anthropology journal, Human Organization, and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and as editor of the American Anthropological Association journal, Culture and Agriculture.