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


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Course Number: 243      Location: Mid-Hudson

Amy Nitza, Ph.D., LMHC

Date: Saturday March 2, 2019

Registration: 9:15am - 10:00am 
Continental Breakfast
and Networking

  Presentation: 10:00am - 1:15pm


Mental Health America
253 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

This workshop will focus on advancing clinicians’ knowledge and skills in treating chronically traumatized children. For a number of reasons, this population can be particularly difficult to treat and can be personally challenging for clinicians.  The workshop will address trauma reactions at both the biological and behavioral levels, including how trauma impacts child development. The workshop will then focus on how chronic trauma impacts the therapeutic process, and how clinicians can respond effectively.                                            

Teaching Methods: Workshop lecture with Powerpoint, case illustrations and audience participation

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References


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

  1. Define how traumatic experiences impact children’s brains and impact their development.
  2. Compare and contrast acute and chronic trauma reactions in children.
  3.  Identify how chronic trauma impacts the therapeutic relationship.
  4. Describe 4-5 key treatment considerations for working with chronically traumatized children.


Amy Nitza, Ph.D., LMHC,
  is the Director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz.  She specializes in trauma and disaster mental health and has over 15 years’ experience training mental health professionals in academic and non-academic settings, both nationally and internationally.  She currently works with the University of Notre Dame in Haiti to develop trauma-related interventions for children who have survived disasters, and to provide training for teachers in dealing with traumatized children in the classroom. She also currently serves on the FBI Working Group for Mass Violence Against Children.  As a clinician, she has worked directly with a range of populations of chronically traumatized children including refugees, children in foster care, and at-risk adolescents and their families, as well as provided clinical supervision to others doing this work. She is the author or co-author of numerous articles, chapters, and books.

The space can accommodate approximately 50 attendees.

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

Who May Benefit from attending: social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

  • 3.0 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

Event Registration: 9:15am-10:00am
Presentation:           10:00am-1:15pm

Members                 $20
               Non-members         $60
               Students with ID:    $25
    Student fees are only for social work
        master level, full time students.

On Site:  
                Additional fee of $10.00

                          Please note:      
                   On Site charge takes
                  effect on
February 28, 2019

              For EASY online
                registration click:

                      Register Here        

             For inquiries e-mail:

         Rosemary Cohen, LCSW-R

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 cash 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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