New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Nassau Chapter's Fall Conference Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Course Number: 185      Location: Nassau

Bernie Michael Glintz, LCSW, BCD, FAPA, DPNAP

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: Registration: 8:30am-9:00am
  Continental Breakfast & Networking
  Seminar: 9:00am-12:45pm

Molloy College/Public Square Building
Larini Room 290 A.
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Center, New York 11571

The majority of treatment failures with adopted clients, whether it is domestic or international, often lie in the clinician’s inexperience and understanding of the esoteric psychological and psychodynamic world of the adoptee. Anecdotal accounts, many shared experiences with other therapists as well as my supervisory sessions with clinicians have demonstrated that the lack of such an essential knowledge base and its effect on treatment approaches can too often determine the success or hindering of treatment outcomes. The purpose of this presentation will address a multitude of reasons that underlie this problem by comparing treatment outcomes with the therapist that does or does not possess such knowledge. In this program, participants will gain increased awareness, insight and clinical understanding of this unique topic. Beginning with an overview of adoption from an historical and theoretical perspective that includes relevant clinical antecedents to treatment, the presentation will utilize clinical case illustrations, behavioral statistics, the exploration of adoption “myths vs. realities” and the use of the F-R-A-C-T-U-R-I-N-G acronym model. With this increased knowledge, participants will be able to more differentiate and understand the underpinnings of the treatment process of adoptees in contrast to their non-adopted peers.

Handouts:  Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define the increased and predetermined psychological risks in adoptees as compared to their non-adopted peers regarding their vulnerability to emotional, behavioral and academic problems.
  2. Describe “The Seven Core Issues in Adoption” by Silverstein and Rozzia.
  3. Define the pre-oedipal relevance of Verrier’s “Primal Wound”.
  4. Explain the Adoptee’s Transference and Resistance according to the unconscious mind and psychodynamics of the adoptee described in this presentation and discuss the countertransference issues presented in this case illustration.

Bernie Michael Glintz, LCSW, BCD, FAPA, DPNAP
is the former president of the Queens Chapter of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work. He has enjoyed a multi-faceted career in mental health, corporate, and forensic consulting for over 35 years. Himself an adoptee, Mr. Glintz is a senior clinician and recipient of several professional honors including a lifetime achievement award from the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Fellowship status by the American Psychotherapy Association, and as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academy of Practice. In his private practice, Mr. Glintz specializes in adoption psychology in providing treatment and clinical supervisory consultation for adoptive parents, adoptees and fellow clinicians. He has presented at many adoption conferences and clinical venues on a plethora of clinical adoption issues and has appeared on national television talk shows regarding controversial adoption issues.

Teaching Method: The presentation will include a power point presentation of didactic material, facilitated discussion, clinical case illustrations,
followed by a Q & A.

Event Outline:
8:30am - 9:00am - Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking.
9:00am - 9:15am - Introductory Remarks.
9:15am - 10:45am - PART ONE

  1. Adoption from a historical perspective.
  2. Relevant adoption clinical and behavioral statistics.
  3. Adoption myths vs. realities.
  4. Prelude to the treatment of the adopted client.
  5. Organizing and pre-treatment influences and considerations using the "Fracture Model."
  6. The "Program Running in the Background." The unconscious mind of the adoptee.

10:45am - 11:00am - Break
11:00am - 12:45pm - PART TWO

  1. The relevance and impact of "Primal Wound", (Verrier).
  2. Transference and counter-transference aspects.
  3.  "Adoptee" resistance.
  4. DSM-V discussion and diagnostic considerations.
  5. Q and A

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of 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 course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Psy.D, LCSW-R, BCD, 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 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Event Registration:

Seminar:    10:00am-1:00pm

Pre Registration Fee:  (Before 3/16/17)          
                  Members $25
                  Non-members $70
                  Students with ID: $25
On Site Registration Fee:         
                  Members $35
                  Non-members $80
                  Students with ID: $35

Payment:  Only checks, money orders
or cash.

Make checks payable to NYSSCW

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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                                  Ellie Perlman LCSW-R
                                  299 Main Street Suite 6
                                  Northport, NY  11768




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