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


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Course Number: 218      Location: Westchester

Angela LaManna, LCSW
Kate Washton, LCSW

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: Registration, Networking &
General Membership Meeting
                            9:30am - 10:00am
  Presentation:  10:00am - 1:00pm


Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

This workshop will focus on understanding attachment theory and how secure attachments are formed.   Separation from birth parents, exposure to traumatic and neglectful experiences, misattunements between parents or parent substitutes and infants, all increase the likelihood that a child will have difficulty trusting caregivers and forming and maintaining positive relationships. In this workshop the four types of attachment styles will be identified and correlated to regulation or dysregulation in the child’s behavior. Strategies for helping children and families survive and endure these traumas will be considered, such as the role of play as therapy and repair and the teaching of reflective functioning to caretakers.

This workshop is applicable to professionals working with all parent-infant dyads including those working with foster and adoptive parents.  This presentation will include the exploration of the sequelae of trauma on a child’s attachment, relational styles and self concept and will illustrated attachment disorders and their repair through case examples.


Teaching Methods:  Workshop lecture with case illustrations and
audience participation

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

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

  1. List and describe four  attachment styles  and explain the relationship between trauma and attachment.
  2. Identify three ways in which attachment disruptions are traumatic for children.
  3. Identify behaviors and affect dysregulation related to attachment issues.
  4. List and explain three interventions that facilitate the resolution of trauma.


Angela C.P. LaManna, LCSW
is Associate Director of the Child and Adolescent Training Programs and on supervisory and teaching faculty at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (WCSPP).  Angela’s past experience includes work as a therapeutic house parent at the Browndale Residential Treatment Center, Toronto, Canada.  She interned at New York Foundling Hospital where she worked with foster care parents. In addition to holding staff positions at mental health outpatient facilities, Angela worked for early intervention programs at the Alcott School and the Westchester Center for Educational and Emotional Development.  Ms. LaManna maintains a private practice in New Rochelle working with children, adolescents and adults. 

Kate Washton, LCSW has been a practitioner in the field for forty-six years.  She began her career working with foster care children and parents and has worked in various diverse setting including running a facility for runaways in the South end of Boston, coordinating a Postgraduate Training Program in  Addictions in Massachusetts and participating in children’s clinical research at Yale New Haven Hospital. She is a former Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. Ms. Washton was also a former director of the WCSPP Child and Adolescent Training Program. She remains on faculty at WCSPP and has been a frequent presenter at their annual fall conferences. Ms. Washton maintains a private practice in Hastings on Hudson where she works with children, adolescent and adults and provides clinical supervision. 

The space can accommodate approximately 65 attendees.

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

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

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation.
  • 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 or registration access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, 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 Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045.
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

Registration, Networking
& General Membership Meeting
Presentation:   10:00am -1:00pm


                Members  $50
                Non-members $75
                Students with ID: $20
     On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on May 31, 2018


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                registration click:

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             For inquiries e-mail:

         Alison Abrams, LMSW at

Early Registration is strongly encouraged.
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee
having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration,
you will be added to our waitlist.

For On Site Registration:

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

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Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

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