50th Annual Conference

The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents its:

50th Anniversary Education Conference... 50 Years Of Generating Change

4.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Course Number: 245      Location: Manhattan

Jeffrey B. Rubin, Ph.D.
Stephen L. Dewey, Ph.D.
Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW


Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: Registration:    9:30am - 10:00am
  Course:             10:00am - 4:00pm

The New York Blood Center
310 East 67th Street
(Btwn 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

                 Morning Session:  10:00am - 12:00pm  
Our 50th Anniversary Conference opens with reflections of NYSSCSW’s contributions to the clinical social work profession and legislative changes.  This conference will address the psychological, emotional, mental and physical health needs of a population faced with an historical upheaval.

To celebrate our 50 years of education, our esteemed presenters will share their research and professional knowledge on ways to best understand the threat of potential social, cultural and political changes resulting from our current opioid epidemic, the implications of legalizing marijuana and changes in social work education for the next generation. Dr. Jeffrey Rubin will present an overview of his grounding in traditional and contemporary psychoanalysis and his study of Buddhism, which led to his innovative approach, whereby he integrated eastern and western practices to deepen and enrich the therapeutic process for both therapists and clients.


                                Psychoanalysis and Human Liberation
                                                           Jeffrey B. Rubin, Ph.D.    

                                                              2.0 Contact Hours

It is fashionable in our time to dismiss psychoanalysis. As increased attention is given to alternative therapeutic modalities, the brain, and somatic approaches to trauma, it is tempting to conclude that psychoanalysis is a relic of a bygone age. And yet, despite these challenges—and a world that seems increasingly focused on quick fixes and has an aversion to self-introspection—psychoanalysis has a profound relevance for our troubled time. It can be an emotional sanctuary from our culture of immediacy and bombardment and an arena in which we can discover the best within ourselves and access untapped resources for addressing a world that is increasingly spinning out of control. Psychoanalysis can not only illuminate cultural madness that increasingly impinges on our lives and our sessions, it can aid us in living with greater authenticity and passion, meaning and intimacy in challenging times.

Discussions about human freedom often become polarized between those who maintain we are completely determined—even enslaved—and those who believe we can determine our fate. Psychoanalysis offers a unique conception of freedom: it recognizes that we are both shaped by our past and can create new possibilities in
the present and future. After exploring what light psychoanalysis can shed on
human liberation, we’ll explore the presenter’s conception of meditative psychoanalysis, an integration of several of the best features of the psychoanalytic and meditative traditions.

Teaching Methods: Lecture includes overview of theoretical presentation about psychoanalytic theory and practice with clinical illustrations and an experiential meditative exercise, followed by open dialogue with the audience.

Handouts: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify several blind spots within psychoanalysis.
  2. Identify several contributions psychoanalysis makes to human freedom.
  3. List three ways psychoanalysis enriches the meditative process.
  4. List three ways meditation enriches the psychotherapeutic process.

Jeffrey B. Rubin Ph.D practices psychoanalysis and psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy and teaches meditation in New York City and Bedford Hills, New York. The creator of meditative psychotherapy, he is considered one of the leading integrators of the western psychotherapeutic and eastern meditative traditions. Jeffrey is the author of two ebooks, Meditative Psychotherapy and Practicing Meditative Psychotherapy and the critically acclaimed books "The Art of Flourishing," "Psychotherapy and Buddhism," "The Good Life" and "A Psychoanalysis for Our Time." He lectures around the country and has taught at various universities, psychoanalytic institutes and Buddhist and yoga centers. His pioneering approach to psychotherapy and Buddhism has been featured in The New York Times Magazine.


                      Afternoon Session: 1:30pm - 4:00pm      
                          Imaging Addiction in the Adolescent Brain

                                                         Stephen L. Dewey, Ph.D.

                                                                 2.0 contact Hours

Addiction is a brain disease characterized by regionally-specific neurochemical changes. These changes underlie its development, progression, and the cravings most closely associated with relapse. The opioid epidemic – and the deaths resulting from it – are now one of the leading causes of death and injury in the United States.  Specifically, it is estimated that in 2018 more than 2 million Americans will suffer from addiction to these compounds while 8 people/hour will die from them and 2 babies/hour will be born addicted to them.  Adding considerable complexity to the overall addiction epidemic, has been the push in recent years to legalize marijuana for recreational use.   Studies have shown that its continued and chronic use can result in physical and psychological dependence.  It is this dependency that may underlie recent preclinical data suggesting that prior exposure increases the addictive liability of nicotine – raising the age-old question of its ‘gateway’ status. While addictive substances and behaviors produce unique changes in specific brain chemicals, the degree to which they do depends not only on the substances and behaviors abused, but the duration of their exposure as well.  This presentation will identify these neurochemical changes and demonstrate unique alterations that develop as this disease progresses.

Teaching Methods:    Lecture and PowerPoint presentation illustrating changes in the brain resulting from long term drug abuse and alcohol addiction followed by an open dialogue with audience participants.

Handouts:  Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify the specific neurochemical changes that occur in addiction.
  2. Explain the use of brain imaging strategies to visualize addiction
    as a brain disease.
  3. Describe the impact of environmental cues on relapse to drug seeking behavior.

Dr. Stephen L. Dewey received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.  He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Neurology Department at Stony Brook University. During his tenure at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Dr. Dewey conducted research on the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain.  These studies led to the development of an effective treatment for addiction – currently in clinical trials. In 2009, Dr. Dewey moved his research efforts to the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health until 2017, when he left the Feinstein Institute and moved to the Department of Psychiatry at the New York University, School of Medicine.

Dr. Dewey started an outreach program in 1994 bringing his research findings to school districts throughout Long Island and the tristate area. He recently accepted an appointment to the Suffolk County Board of Health where he hopes to continue his education efforts in the fight against drug abuse. He is the Director of Research Education at Seafield Center.  

Dr. Dewey is the recipient of many honors and awards for his distinguished research, community service and for prevention. He was honored as Man of the Year in both Science and Education. Dr. Dewey’s research has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, FOX News, News 12 Long Island, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsday.


                            The Manualization of Everything and
                               the Future of Clinical Social Work

                                               Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW                                           

The field of practice called clinical social work has been transformed by the introduction of bureaucratic measurement systems and a pecuniary meritocracy.  In this talk Dr. Longhofer will consider how changes in social work curricula, teaching, supervision, and research have forced our  behaviors to conform to standards set by those least familiar with the everyday worlds of clinical practice.  Dr. Longhofer will describe and explain the effects of the growing gap between research and practice.  He will consider how in this new political economy of education diversity in teaching models of practice has been reduced or eliminated.  

Handouts:  Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Explain how meritocratic practices at the university have forced changes in the social work curricula, research, and teaching.  
  2. Describe how the growing gap between research and practice has changed the dynamics of clinical education and practice.
  3. List 3 proposed ways of reimaging clinical social work. 

Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW, is an Associate Professor of social work at
Rutgers University.  He holds graduate degrees in anthropology and social work
and is supervising psychoanalyst at the New Jersey Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis New Jersey.   He is currently serving as co-President of the American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work. 

Teaching Methods:    Lecture will include current research findings on changes in social work education including curricula, research and teaching methods followed by an open dialogue with audience participants.       

Conference Outline:

  • 10:00am-10:10am Shannon Boyle, LCSW, President NYSSCSW – Welcoming remarks and information on NYSSCSW’s 50yr. history.  
  • 10:10am-10:20am Marsha Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW remarks on NYSSCSW achievements in regard to legislation.
  • 10:20am Susan A. Klett, Ph.D., Psy.D. LCSW-R, Conference Chair and
    Moderator: Director of Professional Development ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW Opening Remarks.
  • 10:20am - 12:00pm ~ Jeffrey B. Rubin, Ph.D. “Psychoanalysis and
    Human Liberation.”
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm ~ Lunch 
  • 1:30pm - 3:10pm ~ Stephen Dewey, Ph.D. “Imaging Addiction in
    the Adolescent Brain.”
  • 3:10pm Marsha Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW Introduction of
    Jeffrey Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW.
  • 3:10pm - 3:55pm – Jeffrey L. Longhofer, Ph.D., LCSW “The Manualization of Everything and the Future of Clinical Social Work.”
  • 3:55pm-4:00pm  Marsha Wineburgh, DSW, LCSW – Closing remarks.

This conference 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 therapist, 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: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:  info.acefoundation@gmail.com
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, Director of Professional Development at SuzanneKlett@aol.com
  • Full refund will be given up to five days prior to conference date.


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 Psychoanalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 4.0 continuing education clock hours.


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Event Registration:     9:30am - 10:00am 
Morning Session:       10:00am - 12:00pm 
Lunch:                           12:00pm - 1:30pm
Afternoon Session:       1:30pm - 4:00pm   

Pre-Registration: (Prior to Apr. 25, 2019)

Members:                                            $150
Non-members:                                   $195
Full Time MSW Students with ID:  $40

On Site:
Members:                                            $175
Non-members:                                   $220
Full Time MSW Students with ID:  $50

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