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3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Course Number:       Location:

PRESENTER: Christine Schmidt, LCSW and Rudy Lucas, LCSW

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Presenters: Christine Schmidt, LCSW and Rudy Lucas, LCSW

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.

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work
Westchester Chapter Co-sponosered with Advanced
Clincal Education Foundation of NYSSCSW


Stop, Think, and Listen: Welcoming Race Talk in Psychotherapy

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016

Time: 9:45 am – 12:45 pm

Location: Mental Health Association, 29 Sterling Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601



Psychological research has established that race is a significant element of identity

and, because of the impact of racism, race is a crucial element for psychological

examination. Racial themes, both explicit and implicit, are prevalent in therapy


When we notice and speak to the profound psychological impact of racism on our

clients and on ourselves, we enhance our effectiveness as psychotherapists. We

bring a level of therapeutic honesty into the room that may have been previously

buried by our counter-transference fears.

Our racial identities are products of intra-psychic, social, and psycho-historical

forces. This seminar will blend didactic presentation about racial identity

development with an experiential approach that explores the impact of racialization

on our lives and in our work. Collaborating with each other, racial literacy skills will

be taught, practiced, and learned.


Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify race-avoidant communication, such as exceptionalism, ethnicity, and

culture that undermines honesty in a therapeutic relationship.

2. Explain how racism and colorblindness cause us to disavow aspects of our

racialized selves.

3. Describe how and when to pursue race talk in the midst of a psychotherapy



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


Christine Schmidt, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Brooklyn, New

York and a member of the Anti-racist Alliance. She has led workshops for about race,

racism and psychotherapy for New York State Society of Clinical Social Workers and

the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and is on the faculty of the Advanced

Psychodynamic Addictions Training program at Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Study Center.


Rudy Lucas, LCSW, CSAC, is a modern psychoanalytic group psychotherapist with

over twenty years experience treating chemical dependency in Greenwich Village,

New York. He is a member of the Anti-racist Alliance as well as numerous

professional organizations.

To Register:  

● Email Alison Abrams, LMSW at

Please include Name, Address, Phone, and whether or not you are a member. 

You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee (to be

paid on-site only).  If room capacity has been reached prior to your

registration, you will be added to our waitlist.

Payment: Checks or money orders will be accepted on-site only.  Please make

payable to NYSSCSW, and make sure to write your email address clearly on

the front.   At this time, we are not set up to process credit card payments.



Members: Pre-Registered, $50; Walk-In, $60; No CEUs, free 

Non-Members: Pre-Registered $70; Walk-In, $80; No CEUs, $15 

Students: (must show vaild ID)  Pre-Registered $40  Walk-in $50

Maximum number of attendees: 65


● Certificates will be emailed approximately 10 business days after the

completion of the course and completed evaluation form

● For questions regarding course content, registration, and disability access,

please contact Kristin or Rae Ann at:

● In the event of any grievance, please contact Susan Klett, Director of

Professional Development, at

Cancellation Policy:  If you are pre-registered, please email Alison Abrams at  Your notification may open up

space for someone on our waiting list.  Cancellation received at least (5) days

before the event will be fully refundable.


Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed

psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors.

Event Registration

Please see the event details for registration instructions.

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