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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, February 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • ONLINE ZOOM
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    Open consultation/support group for CSCSW members to discuss topics, questions, concerns, creative solutions, etc. regarding the use of Telehealth, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Previous meetings have included discussions around the use of different telehealth platforms, how clinicians are approaching their work with children, teens and TAY through telehealth, navigating insurance, resource sharing, etc.

    If you are not a member join today - click here to learn more

    FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS

    This Consultation/Support Group does not award CEUs.


    • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
    • ONLINE ZOOM
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    "Real Talk", a clinical consultation/support group developed with the oversight of the CSCSW's Diversity, Equity and Transformation (DET) Committee, the purpose of which is to provide a space for clinical social workers who identify as being Black, Indigenous, Mixed Race, or Person of Color (BIPOC) to meet on a monthly basis. The focus of this group is to provide an opportunity for networking, building solidarity, exploring intersectionality and decolonizing our practice. 

    Please note that this group is for individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC). This email reminder is sent out widely to all contacts and is not filtered by how individuals identify; therefore, if you have received this email but do not identify as BIPOC, we appreciate your support and allyship, and ask that you respect the intention of this group by not logging in to the meeting.

    This group is FREE; however, donations to CSCSW or the JAF Scholarship Fund are welcome.

    Please note that this group does NOT provide supervision to its members and no CEU’s are offered.

    "Real Talk" will be held via Zoom on a monthly basis. Those who register for the group will be sent a link to participate.

    Cost:

    Members – FREE
    Non-Members - FREE

    • Saturday, March 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Online WEBINAR
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    Co-hosted with San Diego LGBT Community Center

     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


    Presenter: 
    L Tuiletufuga (They, Them, Theirs), LMFT

    Description: 

    This training will cover a range of topics related to gender identity, including, social, political, and historical constructs of gender, nonbinary terminology and concepts, and inclusive engagement practices. Attendees will gain a greater level of understanding about nonbinary gender identities, comfort in speaking positively and informatively about these identities, and increased proficiency with using gender-inclusive language and pronouns like, “they/them/theirs”. Clinicians will gain ability to support nonbinary and gender non-conforming clients using best practices and following the principals of Cultural Humility and WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) standards of care. The training will cover life span, providing ways of supporting clients with of the "coming out" process in different stages of life. Clinicians will gain advanced skills in supportive letter writing for clients seeking confirming medical intervention, utilizing DSM V criteria for Gender Dysphoria. The training will provide resources to clinicians, promoting consultation and a community of care approach in supporting the complexity and uniqueness of every individual client's gender journey.

    At the end of this training, participants will have:

    1. Increased knowledge and understanding of gender identity, nonbinary terminology, pronouns and inclusive language clinically and administratively.
    2. Enhanced clinical skills, humility and understanding in relating to and working with transgender and nonbinary people.
    3. Expanded understanding of the lives and experiences of some transgender and nonbinary people.
    4. Understanding of best practice recommendations to be inclusive and affirming.
    5. Increased skill in conducting Informed Consent clinical interviews and in writing letters of support and diagnosis utilizing the DSM V and the WPATH standards of care.

    Members CLICK here to access previous DISTRICT MEETING recordings for FREE (you will need to sign in to this members-only page)
    Nonmembers CLICK here to purchase and have access to previous recordings -- Nonmembers can join CSCSW to have access to all District Meeting Workshops for no cost - click here to learn more about membership

         ABOUT THE PRESENTER


        L Tuiletufuga’s social location: non-binary-queer person of color. L has worked in the community for over 10 years as a group facilitator and speaker; specializing in embodiment, movement, drama, expressive arts, Mindfulness and meditative techniques, and Motivational/Inspirational collaborative healing. They received their Bachelors of Arts in Theatre and Psychology from the University of California at San Diego and their Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University. L works in private practice, The LGBT Community Center, and the Hillcrest Youth Center with individuals, couples, families, and groups who are experiencing emerging identities, shifts in preferences, recovering from relational violence and other forms of trauma, and folks who are experiencing issues of immigration, low socio-economic status, and racial marginalization. In their work as a trainer, L creates agency specific presentations, providing practical skills and best practices in topics including Intersectionality, Trans and Nonbinary identities, and LGBTQ client care. In their clinical work L practices an amalgam of Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, Embodiment/ Play Therapy, and Indigenous/ Native Samoan ancestral healing practices.

        WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

        This is a District Meeting coordinated by the San Diego District

        Staff of San Diego LGBT Community Center can register for free and receive CEU’s 

        This DISTRICT MEETING meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

        Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

        Attendance and Registration Policies  

        • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
        • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
        • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

        Cancellation Policy

        • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
        • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
        • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

        Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

        • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
        • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
        • Online WEBINAR
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         ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

        SPECIAL PRESENTATION FOR SOCIAL WORK MONTH

        Presenter: Jeffrey L. Edleson, MSSW, PhD

        Moderator: Joan Berman, LCSW

        Description: 

        Prof. Edleson will review some of the basic research on children’s exposure to adult domestic violence, their involvement in these events and the level of known co-occurring child maltreatment and domestic violence in families. He will review trends in legislation and programs responding to these children and their families and draw on his four decades of extensive national and international work on changing policies and practices in response to children exposed to violence and their families. The impact of the pandemic and how it has affected children exposed to family violence will also be discussed.

        Objectives

        Participants will:

        1. Identify how children experience adult domestic violence.
        2. Point to research findings on the impact of such violence on children.
        3. Recall how child welfare and domestic violence agencies can collaborate more successfully.
        4. Identify at least three interventions with and/or issues in providing service to children and their parents.
        5. Identify at least three ways that the pandemic has affected children exposed to domestic violence.


               ABOUT THE PRESENTER

              JEFFREY L EDLESON is the Harry and Riva Specht Chair in Publicly Supported Social Services in the School of Social Welfare and served as Dean from 2012 through August 2019. He was a professor of social work at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work for 29 years before joining Berkeley in 2012 and the founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse.

              A leading expert in domestic violence, Dr. Edleson's current research examines the impact of adult violence on children and how social systems respond to these children. His work also focuses on international parental abduction in cases of domestic violence and the evaluation of interventions and policies on family violence. His body of publications comprises more than 130 articles and 12 books.

              Dr. Edleson served as the President of the California Association of Deans and Directors (CADD) of Social Work Programs from 2017 to 2019. His other appointments included the National Institute of Justice Scientific Review Panel on Family Violence and Violence Against Women as well as the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

              WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

              This is a District Meeting coordinated by the Mid-Peninsula

              This DISTRICT MEETING meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

              Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

              Attendance and Registration Policies  

              • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
              • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
              • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

              Cancellation Policy

              • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
              • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
              • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

              Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

              • Wednesday, April 07, 2021
              • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
              • Online WEBINAR
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               ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


              Presenter: Gordon Wong, M.D.

              Description: 

              Gordon Wong, M.D. will present an update in psychopharmacology during this challenging time of Covid-19. He will focus on the impact this has had diagnostically and clinically on our patients. There will be an update on medications that are currently useful. In addition, he will look at the challenges of seeing people on zoom versus in person sessions as a psychopharmacologist. Dr. Wong has been a lead presenter each year in our program giving excellent presentations to the Mid-Peninsula Group and we look forward to his particular insights as we continue to negotiate this time of Covid.

              Objectives

              Participants will:

              1. Learn how the current crisis affects those seeking psychiatric medication.
              2. Learn which medications have been useful and learn about any new medications.
              3. Understand some of the challenges in using zoom versus seeing people in person when doing a medication evaluation.


                       ABOUT THE PRESENTER

                      Dr. Wong, M.D. has a private practice in psychopharmacology for adults and adolescents in Menlo Park. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude Northwestern University with a BA/MD in the Combined Degree Program and then added a Masters in Public Health as well. Gordon did his residency at Stanford Medical School focusing on Diagnostic Radiology and then Psychiatry. He has been a Clinical Instructor for Psychiatric Residents and for the Community Psychiatric Practice at Stanford, Dept. of Psychiatry.

                      WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

                      This is a District Meeting coordinated by the Mid-Peninsula

                      This DISTRICT MEETING meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

                      Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

                      Attendance and Registration Policies  

                      • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
                      • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
                      • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

                      Cancellation Policy

                      • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
                      • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
                      • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

                      Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

                      • Saturday, April 17, 2021
                      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
                      • Online ZOOM Webinar
                      • 177
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                      Co-hosted with USC
                      CEUs: 2 CEU’s 


                      Presenter:  Allen Lipscomb,  PsyD, LCSW

                      Racialized traumatic grief for African American/Black men can come as a result of witnessing the traumatic unjust death and murder of another unarmed Black man regardless of proximity and kinship. In addition, grief can come from racialized experiences and encounters in society and the blatant disregard of Black bodies in America. Bonding through recognition to promote understanding and healing (a.k.a. BRuH Approach to Therapy or BAT) can be utilized as an auxiliary approach in conjunction with other therapeutic models, protocols and interventions. This presentation introduces a culturally congruent, anti-oppressive and antiracist therapeutic approach for promoting healing among African American/Black men and youth who are receiving psychotherapy and other related counseling services. Specifically, African American/Black men and youth who have experienced racialized traumatic grief and loss.

                      This workshop is designed for mental health clinicians and students at all levels of experience, education and licensure. The goal is to teach, inform and encourage mental health practitioners to provide anti-oppressive and antiracist clinical services to Black men and youth experiencing loss.

                      Learning objectives:

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

                      1. Identify how African American/Black men and youth respond to grief, loss and trauma.
                      2. Examine stigmas, stereotypes and cultural beliefs about Black male expressing their emotions as it relates to loss.
                      3. Identify the six common Black Male Grief Reactions (BMGR) to traumatic losses.
                      4. Learn three ways to support, advocate and/or treat the unique grief reactions exhibited by Black men and youth utilizing the BRUH Approach to Therapy (BAT).

                      About the Presenter: 

                      Allen Eugene Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW, Associate Professor in the Social Work Department at Cal State University Northridge. Dr. Lipscomb is a clinical psychologist by highest degree obtained. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. Dr. Lipscomb received his doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) with a clinical emphasis in marriage, family and child psychotherapy from Ryokan College and his master of social work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. Upon completing his doctorate, he earned a certification in mixed-methods community based research from the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work. In addition, Dr. Lipscomb studied diversity and inclusion practices within organizations through Cornell University; earning a certification from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell. Dr. Lipscomb specializes in providing anti-oppressive, antiracist and inclusive mental health services to individuals, children, youth and families of color.

                      His areas of research are centered on the psychiatric epidemiology among racialized and marginalized individuals who have experienced trauma (i.e. complex trauma, traumatic-grief and race-based trauma). Specifically, Dr. Lipscomb has conducted numerous qualitative research studies on racialized Black identified men across the Black/African Diaspora exploring their grief, loss and complex-trauma experiences.

                      H Dr. Lipscomb maintains a private practice; conducts local, national and international trainings; is a clinical consultant and keynote/motivational speaker. Dr. Lipscomb is a authored/co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and published his first book (2016) titled: Black Male Grief Reaction to Trauma: A Clinical Case Study of One Man's Treatment. In addition, Dr. Lipscomb is a co-host of a podcast centered around mental health with men/communities of color (an extension of CSUN's M3 program). http://chillspotradio.com/


                      This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

                      Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.


                      Cancellation Policy

                      • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
                      • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
                      • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

                      Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

                      USC Students and Alumni - to receive the registration code please contact Amanda Decker - amanda.decker@usc.edu or Donna Dietz - info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org



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