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


2.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Friday, May 5, 2017

Course Number: 183      Location: STATEN ISLAND

Michael De Simone, Ph. D., LCSW

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: Early Sign-In: 5:15pm - 5:45pm
  Networking & Light Refreshments
  Presentation: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Richmond University Medical Center
355 Bard Ave
Staten Island, New York 10310
Sipp Auditorium

The seminar will address the value of integrating dream analysis into the fabric of the therapeutic process. The seminar will address key concepts in the use of 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 seminar will demonstrate the helpfulness of dream analysis in understanding the psychodynamics and internal world of a young adult male who was seen in individual treatment with presenting problems of depression, anxiety and problematic academic performance.

Handouts:  Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the therapeutic role of utilizing dream analysis in clinical practice.
  2. List and define 4 to 5 key concepts used in the technique of dream analysis.
  3. Provide a clinical example of the use of therapeutic skills learned in this workshop and explain how this helped to open and deepen the treatment 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.

The space can accommodate approximately 100 people.

The seminar is intended for clinicians at both an intermediate and advanced level of clinical experience.

NYSED Approved for:
Licensed Psychoanalysts (LP)  #P-0017
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) #MFT-0028
Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) - #MHC-0045


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 arrangement 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: 7/15/2016-7/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

No On-Site Registration:

Seminar:    6:00pm-8:00pm

Fee:          Members $45
                  Non-members $60
                  Students with ID: $25

Mailed to:    Joyce Daly, LCSW
                       148 Jacques Avenue
                       Staten Island, New York 10306
Questions:  Email Joyce Daly @

Please include:

  • First and Last Name
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  • NY State License Number
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     Staten Island Chapter
     May 5, 2017




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Please make payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation received at least (5) days before the event will be fully refundable.  There is no refund for cancellations received later.


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