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


2.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Course Number: 264      Location: Westchester

Michael De Simone, Ph.D., LCSW

Date Saturday, November 2, 2019

Registration, Networking &
General Membership Meeting:
                           10:00am - 10:45am

  Presentation: 10:45am - 12:45pm


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

The workshop will address the value of integrating dream analysis into the fabric of the therapeutic process.  The seminar will address key concepts in the use dream analysis including; the first dream, the symbolism and metaphor of the dream, the importance of the patient’s associations to their dreams, manifest and latent content, the life context of the dream, and the dream as a reflection of the patient’s engagement in the therapeutic process.  The workshop will demonstrate the helpfulness of dream analysis in understanding the psychodynamics and internal world of two young adult patients who have been seen in individual treatment with presenting problems of depression, anxiety and conflicts related to separation and individuation.

Teaching Methods:  Workshop lecture with case vignettes and audience participation                                                                                                      

HANDOUTS: Bibliography/References 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Demonstrate learning by being able to associate the seminar content to their own clinical experience.
  2. Practice with a greater understanding of the many facets of dream analysis and be aware of the therapeutic role that it could serve in their clinical practice.
  3. Describe key concepts useful in the technique of dream analysis
  4. Employ new therapeutic skills with the goal of helping the patient to open up and deepen the treatment experience

Michael De Simone, Ph.D., LCSW, is a clinical social worker with over thirty years of clinical practice. He is a graduate of the Doctoral Program
the New York University School of Social Work. Dr. De Simone has taught a course on Group Practice at the NYU School of Social Work for several semesters and has a special interest in dream analysis. His paper “Birth Mother Loss: Contributing Factors to Unresolved Grief” was published in the Spring 1996 Volume of the Clinical Social Work Journal. Dr. De Simone is in private practice in Manhattan and on Staten Island. He specializes in the individual treatment of adults, adolescents and children and provides treatment for couples and families.

The space can accommodate approximately 65 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 2.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Contact hours for this course
applicable for:

          LMSW         LP

Registration, Networking &
General Membership Meeting: 
                             10:00pm - 10:45am
Presentation:   10:45am - 12:45pm


                Members                 $30
                Non-members        $45
                Students with ID:   $20

    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 October 30, 2019

                For EASY online 
                registration click:

                    Register Here

            Alison Abrams, LMSW at


  •     RSVP 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”.

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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