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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 models of practice. These include Cognitive Behavioral theory and practice, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and practice, Trauma, Contemporary psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories including Object Relations, Self Psychology, Intersubjective and Relational Theory, and Attachment theory and research and their 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 (6:20 pm to 8:50 pm) or Fridays (9:00 am to 11:30 am). See below for details.

Program Brochure

Download a program brochure by clicking here.

Program Highlights

  • Contemporary psychoanalytic, relational, attachment, and trauma and domestic violence theories and their practice implications
  • Treatment principles and process, particularly with respect to the therapeutic relationship and dialogue
  • Issues related to multiculturalism and diversity
  • Emotional disorders
  • Childhood trauma
  • Contemporary Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and its application to treatment issues
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and treatment
  • Self- and other regulatory principles in couples and individuals

Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • 40 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for this program.

New York University Silver School of Social Work 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 {#SW-0012}.
NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this program will receive 14 continuing education contact hours.

New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.

For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

2017-2018 Program Calendar (Subject to Change)

Section 1:

Thursday Evening section (6:20 pm to 8:50 pm)
Semester 1:
  • August 31
  • September 14, 28
  • October 12, 26
  • November 9, 30
  • December 7
Semester 2:
  • January 11, 25
  • February 8, 22
  • March 8, 22
  • April 12, 26

Section 2:

Friday Morning section (9:00 am to 11:30 am)
Semester 1:
  • September 1, 15, 29
  • October 20
  • November 3, 17
  • December 1, 15
Semester 2:
  • January 12, 26
  • February 9, 23
  • March 9, 23
  • April 13, 27

Apply Now

The application for this program is now closed. Check back in Spring 2018 for the 2018-2019 application.

Special Accommodations & Grievance Guidelines

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to

Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Guidelines please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

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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