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


2.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Course Number: 249      Location: Westchester

Debbie Hutchinson, LCSW-R

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: Registration:   10:00am - 10:45am
  Presentation:  10:45am - 12:45pm


Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing, is an evidence based mind/body treatment that reduces trauma and other symptoms.  Through a didactic presentation, participants will be introduced to its origins, the main components of the eight phase EMDR Therapy, and positive and negative cognitions.  Basic brain science will be reviewed, emphasizing how simultaneously combining the left and right sides of the brain, (thoughts and feelings) promotes deep healing. Participants will be introduced to the commonality of human emotional experience, thereby eliminating differences of environment, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, age, gender, and other differences in treatment.  An EMDR case conceptualization will be discussed.   

Teaching Methods:  Workshop lecture with powerpoint presentation , viewing of  a videotape from a segment of a couple session with Sue Johnson using the EFT approach and  time for audience participation.       

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. List two bilateral stimulation options.  
  2. Identify three common positive and negative cognitions.  
  3. Explain the results of working in dyads and performing one EMDR relaxation experience to another workshop participant.

Debbie Hutchinson, LCSW-R
 has been a licensed clinical social worker, trainer clinical supervisor and CASAC for 32 years.  She received certification in EMDR and uses this technique to treat trauma survivors, substance abusers, addictions, severe headache as well as those who suffer from anxiety and depression. Ms. Hutchinson is an adjunct professor at SUNY Empire and has presented at the NYS OASAS Conference for Substance Abuse Counselors. In addition to her full time private practice in New Paltz, New York, she trains Health Alliance clinicians.  Debbie keeps current in her field through her memberships in NYS OASAS, NYSSCSW and the EMDR International Association.

Format will be a combination of lecture, discussion, case presentation, and experiential exercises. 

The space can accommodate approximately 65 attendees.

This presentation 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 or registration 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 2.0 continuing education clock hours.

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Registration:    10:00am - 10:45am
Presentation:   10:45am - 12:45pm


                Members                 $30
                Non-members        $45
                Students with ID    $20
    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 May 2, 2019


                For EASY online
                registration click:

                    Register Here

             For inquiries e-mail:

         Alison Abrams, LMSW at

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 or money order only, to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

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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.

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