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, November 9, 2019

Course Number: 253      Location: Mid-Hudson


Date: Saturday November 9, 2019

Registration (Breakfast): 
9:30am - 10:00am

  Presentation: 10:00am - 1:15pm


Mental Health America
253 Mansion Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601

Dealing with chronic and/or acute pain is known to most of us.  Yet when pain comes our way we often react automatically by pushing it away, moving past it as quickly as possible, or sweeping it under the rug.  Although our tolerance and understanding of pain is limited, when we shift our attitude towards and our beliefs about pain, we create an opportunity for the pain to become a friend and perhaps, a great teacher.

In this workshop, we will examine our understanding of pain and develop a relationship with it.  We will learn the connection between chronic pain and anxiety, stress and depression.  We will explore how to transform lives from just living and managing the pain, to a life of thriving.  We will learn the skills that include breathing practices, mindful movement and meditations that we can use and integrate into our daily living and bring to our clients.

Teaching Methods: Lecture with audience participation

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References 


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

  1. Identify and describe a range of techniques that diminish and manage pain.
  2. Explain the relationship between pain and anxiety.
  3. Describe and list 3 to 4 techniques to change reactive behavior toward pain.

Gail Feinstein, LCSW, LMT
is a somatically-based gestalt therapist and transformational leadership coach working with individuals, couples, organizations and groups for the past 35 years.  She has worked as an international trainer, a supervisor, group and retreat leader and a faculty member of the Gestalt Institute and director of the Clear Stone Center in Stone Ridge, NY.

Gail is a graduate of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, received her Masters in Social Work from New York University.  She is the past president of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy and the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy - an international community.

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.
  • 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, please contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, 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:   9:30am-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 November 7
, 2019

              For EASY online
                registration click:

                      Register Here    

             For inquiries e-mail:

               Thaddea Compain 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 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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