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


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Course Number: 231      Location: ROCKLAND

Susan McConnaughy, PhD, LCSW-R

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: Registration: 9:30am - 10:00am
  Part 1 of Workshop: 10:00am - 11:30am
  Intermission/Refreshments: 11:30am - 12:00pm
  Part 2 of Workshop: 12:00pm - 1:30pm


St. Thomas Aquinas College
Private Dining Hall - McNelis-Commons
Route 340
Sparkill, New York  10976

Widely used, evidence-based child trauma treatment models view the possibilities of engaging parents in the child’s recovery from trauma in very different ways. We can learn much about the realities of collaboration with parents and the possibilities by comparing these models: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), and Trauma-Adapted Family Connections (TA-FC). 

While each of the four models has proven efficacy, each makes use of the parent in unique ways. Each takes a different position on how to engage the parent as a positive force in the child’s recovery during treatment; how to address the parent’s potential hampering of the child’s recovery; how to work with the parent’s sense of responsibility for the trauma; how to divide up the treatment roles between the clinician and the parent; how to help build the parent-child relationship in the face of trauma; and how to prepare the parent to maintain the child’s recovery after termination  This comparison of different successful models can help us articulate our own positions and aspirations as clinicians empowering parents to actively contribute to their child’s healing from trauma.

Teaching Methods:  Workshop lecture with a case illustrations and audience participation

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define the major roles that parents are asked to play in each of four child trauma treatment models.
  2. Identify the implicit and explicit assumptions each model holds about the possibilities of parent participation in the child trauma treatment process.
  3. Describe your own  values and skills as clinicians in engaging parents in
    genuine collaboration.


Susan McConnaughy, Ph.D., LCSW-R has over thirty years of social work practice experience with families and children as a clinical social worker, clinical supervisor, and program designer and administrator.  She has taught and trained the next generation of human service workers for fifteen years at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her teaching interests are human development across the life span, clinical services, attachment theory, child welfare policy, and trauma studies. She balances this strong clinical focus by working with with small community-based organizations to develop new services and initiatives. Dr. McConnaughy served as a founding director of the National Institute for Psychotherapies’ advanced clinical training program in child and adolescent therapy.

The space can accommodate approximately 34 people.

The workshop is intended 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.
  • 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
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:                  9:30am - 10:00am 
Part 1 of Workshop:   10:00am - 11:30am
Intermission:               11:30am - 12:00pm
Part 2 of Workshop:   12:00pm - 1:30pm

                Members                 $60
                Non-members        $100
                Seniors                     $55
                Students with ID:   Free
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

On Site:  
                Additional fee of $15.00

                           Please note:      
                     On Site charge takes
                  effect on April 25, 2019

                For EASY online 
                registration click:

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             For inquiries e-mail:

            Kevin Melendy 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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