New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Mid-Hudson-Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Course Number: 181      Location: Mid-Hudson


Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: Registration: 9:15am-10:00am
  Presentation: 10:00am-1:15pm


Mental Health America
253 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Daniel Shaw, LCSW, presents a way of understanding the traumatic impact of narcissism as it is engendered developmentally, and as it is enacted relationally. Focusing on the dynamics of narcissism in interpersonal relations, Shaw describes the relational system of what he terms the 'traumatizing narcissist' as a system of subjugation – the objectification of one person in a relationship as the means of enforcing the dominance of the subjectivity of the other. Shaw illustrates the workings of this relational system of subjugation in a variety of clinical vignettes, theorizing traumatic narcissism as an intergenerationally transmitted relational/developmental trauma; and exploring the clinician's experience working with the adult children of traumatizing narcissists. Bringing together theories of trauma and attachment, intersubjectivity and complementarity, and the rich clinical sensibility of the Relational Psychoanalysis tradition, Shaw demonstrates how narcissism can best be understood not merely as character, but as the result of the specific trauma of subjugation, in which one person is required to become the object for a significant other who demands hegemonic subjectivity.

Lecture including case examples followed by discussion, Q and A.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

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

  1. Identify and define the dynamics of the traumatizing narcissist's relational system.
  2. Describe the application of a contemporary relational psychoanalytic approach to the treatment of the symptoms typical of the patient who has been subjugated by a traumatizing narcissist.
  3. Define subjugation trauma and explain its clinical implications.

Daniel Shaw, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City and in Nyack, New York; and Faculty and Supervisor at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York. His papers have appeared in Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and most recently, his book Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation, was published by Routledge for the Relational Perspectives Series.

Maximum Capacity: 50

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

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • 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 Dr. Susan Klett, Director of Professional Development at

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; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

”Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of SocialWork Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/17/2017-7/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Event Registration:        9:15am-10:00am
Presentation:                   10:00am-1:15pm

                Members  $20
                Non-members $50
                Students with ID: $20

RSVP is strongly encouraged and participation will limited to the first 50 people to register.
To Register and RSVP:

To Pre-register email Rosemary Cohen, LCSW-R at:

  • First and Last Name
  • License Number
  • Mailing and Email address

Note: Payment is required and will be collected on-site only from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Check only.

Checks are to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellation Policy:  If you are pre-registered and need to cancel, please email at: at least 24 hours prior to the presentation.

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