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


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Course Number: 240      Location: Staten Island


Date Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: Registration, Networking
& Breakfast
:   8:45am 9:15am
  Presentation: 9:15am - 12:30pm
                           (With a 15 minute break)


Richmond University Medical Center
Sipp Auditorium
355 Bard Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10310

The Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project recently published research that provided evidence that there is a relationship between out-of-control sexual behavior (OCSB) and insecure attachment styles.  Specifically, the research indicated that people who assessed as struggling with OCSB also assessed as having high levels of attachment avoidant behaviors.  We discovered that those who struggle with OCSB may actually want a connection but are fearful of exposing the vulnerability required in intimacy.  This fear often relates to early attachment trauma that must be addressed in treatment.

The workshop provides an overview on psychodynamic psychotherapy that focuses on treating the underlying attachment issues that exist in clients with out-of-control sexual behavior. The Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma project has developed treatment models that directly address these issues.  This workshop presents this treatment model, which includes individual, couples and group therapy concepts.  The workshop includes the presentation of case vignettes, which will elucidate the various attachment styles that need to be addressed in order to assist with long-term recovery from OCSB.  

Teaching Methods:  Workshop lecture with case vignettes and audience participation                                                                                                      

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References and Social Work Journal Article by Michael Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA titled

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define various theories of etiology of out-of- control sexual behavior.
  2. Describe advancements in the understanding of out-of-control sexual behavior as it relates to attachment theory and neuropsychology.
  3. List and explain treatment modalities that address the attachment related issues pertaining to out of control sexual symptoms through the use of case study review.
  4. Identify the benefits and  reasons for a multi-modality treatment model that includes individual, couples and group psychodynamic psychotherapy for this population.


Michael Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA is the Director of the Sexuality, Attachment and Trauma Project as well as a private practitioner who provides
direct clinical services that address trauma, cross-addiction, out-of-control sexual behavior, as well as sexual inhibition, intimacy anxiety, gender disorders and sexual identity confusion.  He has a doctorate in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the connection between
out-of-control sexual behavior and insecure attachment.  Dr. Crocker is a licensed clinical social worker whom also holds a masters degree in social work,
a masters degree in industrial psychology and organizational behavior, two post masters certificates and institute training in object relations theory.  Dr. Crocker is an adjunct professor for Touro College, Rutgers University and Iona College.  He teaches psychodynamic theory and trauma related studies
for graduate students.

The space can accommodate approximately 100 attendees.

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 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:

          LMSW         LP

Registration & Networking:   
:45pm - 9:15am
Presentation:   9:15am - 12:30pm

                            (With a 15 minute break)

                Members                 $55
                Non-members        $70
                Students with ID:   $25

    Student fees are only for social work
bachelor and master level, full time students.

On Site:  
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                    On Site charge takes
                   effect on April 4, 2019

                For EASY online 
                registration click:

                    Register Here

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”.

Inclement Weather Policy:
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.

Cancellation Policy:  
Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at


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