New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter Co-sponsored with the ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Presents


1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Course Number: 192      Location: Westchester


Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: Registration: 10:00am - 10:45am
  Presentation: 10:45am - 12:15pm


Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Avenue                                                                                 
White Plains, NY 10606

How does our awareness of implicit processes increase our effectiveness as clinicians?  Described in the literature in terms such as subsymbolic experience, non-conscious communication, right-brain to right-brain dialogue, embodied knowing and the pre-reflective unconscious, this invisible substrate of human experience forms the relational ground for all therapeutic engagement, growth and change.

Enfolded within words, gestures, facial expressions, and patterns of movement, this unformulated experience is forever informing our conscious knowing in automatic and habitual ways.  The implicit is woven into how we perceive one another, and within the spaces-between our thoughts and resulting actions, as an unspoken wilderness rich with information, vitality, meaning and significance. 

This didactic and experiential presentation invites participants to explore the implicit through an embodied mindfulness practice, informed by the work of Dr. Daniel Stern, Dr. Allan Shore, and Dr. Eugene Gendlin.  Discussion and exercises around “perceptual transference” will be explored.  Engaging with the “edge of awareness,” our ways of receiving information from the intersubjective field will be highlighted to increase our capacity to make room for implicit relational knowing in our treatment.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify three examples of implicit processes with clients.
  2. Define the difference between “feeling into” and “thinking into.”
  3. Explain two ways in which implicit relational knowing in psychotherapy practice is significant.
  4. Describe three ways therapists can to attune to their own somatic experience.
  5. Identify three ways right-brain to right-brain communication deepens therapeutic engagement.


brings over 30 years’ experience in the field of mind body connection to his clinical practice as a psychotherapist.  He is certified in Gestalt Therapy, Eating Based Mindfulness training, and Nondual Integrated Kabbalistic Healing and utilizes an Internal Family Systems (IFS) approach with somatically oriented mindfulness. Terry weaves together western psychology and the latest research in applied neuroscience with contemplative meditation practice and eastern spiritual traditions.  

In addition to his private practices, he is an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work Master’s program, where he teaches courses on emotional regulation, neurobiology, and mindfulness in social work practice. He also leads an ongoing practice group for therapists at the Westchester Chapter of NYSSCSW in the study of emotional regulation, neuroscience and psychotherapy. Terry has led workshops and retreats at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck New York on Overeating and Sexuality, at Kripalu in Lenox Massachusetts on the Energetics of Intimacy and Eating and Awakening, and at the Gestalt Center of Mexico on New Approaches to Couples Therapy. He has presented at Renfrew Center’s Annual Conferences in Philadelphia on Movement Therapy and the Evolution of a Therapist.

Maximum Capacity: 65

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 therapists and mental health 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: 7/15/2016-7/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Registration & Networking:   

Presentation:  10:45am-12:15pm


                Members  $30
                Non-members $45
                Students with ID: $20
     On Site:
                Members  $40
                Non-members $55
                Students with ID: $20

RSVP is strongly encouraged.
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee (to be paid on-site only).  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration, you will be added to our waitlist.

Email Alison Abrams, LMSW at

Please include:

  • First and Last Name
  • Member/Non-Member Status
  • Mailing and Email address

You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee (to be paid on-site only).  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration, you will be added to our waitlist.

Note: Payment is required and will be collected on-site only – check or money order only.

Check or money order are to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellation Policy:  
If you are pre-registered, please email Alison Abrams at, up to 48 hours prior to the presentation.  Your notification may open up space for someone on our waiting list.

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