Silver School of Social Work, New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Advanced Clinical Practice

Program Overview

The Post-Masters Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice is a two semester course of study. The program is unique in providing an integrated and broad spectrum of contemporary theories and practice. These include Cognitive Behavioral theory and practice, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and practice, Trauma, Contemporary psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories including Object Relations, Self Psychology, Relational Theory and Attachment theory and research and its application to practice. Our mission is unique in utilizing a broad spectrum of evidence based practices and reflecting a commitment to open inquiry and critical analysis through a multicultural perspective. Discussion topics include issues related to subjectivity and intersubjectivity, gender, social class, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identities and disabilities. We consider the dilemmas frequently presented in current and emerging theoretical and practice issues.

From the Director

Theresa Aiello

The spirit of the Advanced Clinical Practice program continues to evolve since its inception as a program that is both practical and thought provoking. We offer an equally integrated program utilizing contemporary models applicable to the practice issues that present themselves in agencies and in private practice. Clinical issues such as trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety and emotional regulation and sexual identities are part of our application of theory to practice. The program is designed to provide practitioners with a palette of choices for treatment interventions, all of which have evidence based underpinnings. All of our faculty are currently in direct practice, scholarship and research.

-Theresa Aiello, PhD, LCSW

Program Requirements

This certificate requires the completion of two semesters (one course per semester) over one year. Each course will be comprised of eight (8) two-and-one-half (2.5) hour sessions. Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test.

There are two sections offered. Students will choose one section: Thursdays (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm) or Fridays (9:00 am to 11:30 am). See below for details.

Program Brochure

Download a program brochure by clicking here.

Addressing Grievances

For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here.

Program Highlights

  • Contemporary psychoanalytic, relational, attachment, feminist, and trauma theories and their practice implications
  • Treatment principles and process, particularly with respect to the thera-peutic relationship and dialogue
  • Issues related to multiculturalism and diversity
  • Emotional disorders
  • Childhood trauma

Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • 40 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for this program.
  • ACE-approved #, statement, expiration date

2015-2016 Program Calendar

Section 1:

Thursday Evening section (6:00 pm to 8:30 pm)
Semester 1:
  • September 3, 17
  • October 1, 15, 29
  • November 12
  • December 3, 10
Semester 2:
  • January 14, 28
  • February 11, 25
  • March 10, 24
  • April 7, 21

Section 2:

Friday Morning section (9:00 am to 11:30 am)
Semester 1:
  • September 4, 18
  • October 2, 16, 30
  • November 13
  • December 4, 11
Semester 2:
  • January 15, 29
  • February 12, 26
  • March 11, 25
  • April 8, 22

The application period for this program has closed.

Special Accommodations

Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known on the application or by writing to ssw.continuinged@nyu.edu.

Connect with us

The academic experience has allowed me to enhance my clinical knowledge and to utilize a therapeutic approach in assisting clients. The learning experiences have proven to be invaluable in helping my clients, both at work and in private practice.
- Paul A. Gildersleeve, LMSW, CASAC, SA, Psychiatric Social Worker