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


1.5 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Course Number: 241      Location: Queens


Date: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: Registration:  10:30am - 11:00am
  Presentation: 11:00am - 12:30pm


Queens College 
65-30 Kissena Blvd.,                 
Flushing, NY  11367

Kiely Hall, Room 148

It is believed that when sexuality goes well for couples, it is a positive but not major component in the level of marital vitality and satisfaction – adding perhaps 15-20%.  However, when dysfunction exists, when desire discrepancies are present or when sex is nonexistent, it can play an inordinately powerful role in robbing the marriage of 50-70% of its intimacy and vitality.  It is a long held belief in the therapeutic community that couple sexual issues are simply a symptom of marital distress and that once the marital issues are resolved, sex will naturally take its rightful place.   In some instances, this is true.  However, often it’s the reverse, when sexual issues are the focus of treatment and resolved, marital satisfaction is heightened. In this workshop, while exploring the impact of sex and sexuality on the lives of our clients, we will address the inherent challenges of talking about sex, sexuality and intimacy.  We will examine where our client’s sex education comes from, explore the myths and, most importantly move beyond them.  We will look at major components to a satisfying sexual experience, illuminate the issues undermining each and explore treatment options.
HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of being aware of your sexual discomforts while working with client sexual issues and explain why it is necessary to seek appropriate supervision and support.
  2. Define ways to create an environment that provides comfort and safety for the discussion of sexual issues.
  3. Compose a sexual history interview and explain why this is important.  
  4. Identify myths held by clients and list ways that you will help them to move beyond them.
  5. List four key components to a satisfying sexual relationship.

Pat Waldeck , LCSW trained as a sex therapist at the McLean Hospital Institute for Couples and Families in Belmont, Massachusetts and received her Sex Therapy Certification from the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (ASSECT). She has over 35 years of experience, and in addition to her private practice in Scarsdale, New York, she has served as a staff clinician in Community Mental Health; a Corporate Employee Assistance Consultant and a consultant to public schools and Head Start.  Some of Ms. Waldeck’s professional presentations  include “Talking About Sex” to the staff of the Scarsdale Family Counseling Center, the staff of Gilda’s Club in White Plains and “Sexual Desire Disorders” at The Family Institute of Westchester.  She has also presented “Sex and Cancer” to many community groups.

Maximum Capacity: TBD

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

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.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

LCSW          LMSW         LP     

Registration &
Light Brunch:   10:30am - 11:00am 

Presentation:   11:00am - 12:30pm

     In Advance
                Queens Chapter Members   $0
                NYSSCSW Members              $30
                Non-members                        $50
                Students w/ ID:                       $15
     On Site:
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on January 31, 2019


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