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

THE TRAUMAS AND TYPES OF POST TRAUMA STRESS ENDURED BY THREE ICONIC AMERICAN AUTHORS: J.D. Salinger (Catcher In The Rye); Truman Capote (In Cold Blood); Maya Angelou (Why The Caged Bird Sings).

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Course Number: 236      Location: Nassau

Roger Keizerstein LCSW

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: Registration & Breakfast:   
                                                9:30am - 10:00am
  Presentation:                    10:00am - 1:00pm


Molloy College
Public Square Building
Larini Room 290A

1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, New York 11570

In this presentation Roger Keizerstein will address a wide spectrum of traumas through the stories of three renowned authors. He will examine J.D. Salinger’s combat experience during the invasion of Normandy and its aftermath. He will discuss and illuminate the types of trauma and post-traumatic stress unique to the combat veteran, including accumulated stress, moral wound, survivor’s guilt, blast-related traumatic brain injury and specific symptoms of post-traumatic stress due to poor re-assimilation from combat zone to civilian life.

Mr. Keizerstein will then  visit and explore Truman Capote’s experience interviewing two death row prisoners charged with the murder of an entire farm family in Holcomb, Kansas.  He will shed light on the  various types of accumulated stress, lower case “t” traumas and symptoms of post-traumatic stress such as, accumulated Stress— A Writer’s moral conflict, over-exposure to traumatized individuals, addiction to emotional intensity, collapse of pre-traumatized personality, emotional dysregulation and regression. 

Through the tragic sexual assault of Maya Angelou as an eight year old child, Roger will explain the types of post-traumatic emotional retreat and treatment interventions - both intentional and inadvertent. He will specifically explore titration and will further explain titration trauma treatment, ways to understand and work with dissociation and means of facilitating healing and resilience.

Teaching Methods:  Workshop lecture with case illustrations drawn from literary figures and audience participation.

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the unique nature of the combat   veteran’s trauma and types of post-traumatic stress through providing feedback and elaborating on illustrations from the material presented and through their own clinical cases.
  2. Define three types of accumulated stress and post-traumatic personality collapse.
  3. Demonstrate a scientific understanding of the biofeedback techniques promoting re-regulation of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) by labeling the two branches of the ANS and by practicing biofeedback techniques periodically throughout the presentation.

Roger Keizerstein, LCSW, trained in child and family therapy at the North Suffolk Mental Health Center in Smithtown, New York and received a postgraduate certificate of training from the International Association of Trauma Professionals.  He has presented on trauma throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Roger Keizerstein, LCSW has been in private practice for thirty-four years.  He specializes in working with adults, children and families suffering from trauma and learning disabilities.

The space can accommodate approximately 60 people.

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

Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed 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, registration and disability 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 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:

LCSW          LMSW         LP     

Event Registration: 9:30am-10:00am
Presentation:     10:00am-1:00pm

     In Advance
                Nassau Chapter Members   $0
                NYSSCSW Members              $55
                Non-members                        $70
                Malloy Students w/ ID:         $10
                All other Students w/ ID:      $25 
     On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                     On Site charge takes
                     effect on Feb. 6, 2019


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having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration,
you will be added to our waitlist.

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