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    • Saturday, September 26, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Online ZOOM Webinar (will NOT be recorded)
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    Presenter:  Chris Smith MSW, LCSW

    1.5 CEUs

    9:30am-10:00am Optional session for beginners

    10:00am-11:30am The Art of Group Facilitation workshop

    Costs: Member - $20 | Nonmember - $30 | Students and First Year Graduates - FREE.

    With so many clinicians needing to adapt to online platforms to provide services, this workshop is for mental health professionals of all experience levels who either are currently providing online groups or are interested in expanding to incorporate groups into their practice. Using an experiential process, attendees will learn how to facilitate a group using Zoom. This will involve members sharing some of their personal and professional challenges related to COVID-19. The facilitator will show members how to effectively utilize the features of Zoom to enhance the group process. Participants are encouraged to at least have a basic understanding of Zoom (don't worry, you don't need to be an expert).

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn how to use Zoom features to enhance feedback and participation.
    2. Learn how to support rapport building amongst participants using the platform.
    3. Learn strategies to support the safety of group members during the meeting.
    4. Identify strategies for engaging all members during a session.
    About the Presenter:

    Chris is a dynamic presenter with over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in Honolulu, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Chris started his career at the YMCA of Honolulu, then had stints as a mobile Crisis Therapist providing suicide and homicide lethality assessment and intervention on the island of Oahu, and worked as a Hospice Social Worker in Sacramento.

    He is a proud graduate of the California community college system, having graduated from Sacramento City College with two Associates degrees before moving to Hawaii where he obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University and later an M.S.W. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

    Since 2014, Chris has supervised the Looking Ahead program at the Actors Fund, which provides supportive counseling and enrichment activities for young professional performers and their families. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has successfully transitioned to an entirely virtual platform.

    He has a passion for youth suicide prevention and has led workshops on suicide prevention, adolescent mental health and coping skills in California, Hawaii and Japan.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-chris-smith-lcsw-0b511325/
    Email: christophersmith.lcsw@gmail.com

    Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.

    This course 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.

    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.



    • Thursday, October 01, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • ONLINE ZOOM
    • 19
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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. The group will be initially co-facilitated by Jaya Roy, M.S., ASW, and Amanda Lee, LCSW; however, once the group has been established, the goal is to transition to a peer-facilitated format.

    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, October 03, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online Webinar
    Register

    Presenter: Golnaz Agahi D.S.W., L.C.S.W., M.P.H

    CEUs:

    Cost:  CSCSW Member/USC Alumni: $115.00 | Non-member: $140.00

    Presented by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association and the California Society of Clinical Social Work, this training meets the new one-time mandatory 6-CEU requirement from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention training for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs renewing their license on or after January 1, 2021, as well as Associates applying for their LCSW, LMFT or LPCC on or after January 1, 2021. *

    This six-hour suicide prevention course provides a comprehensive overview of current statistics, risk and protective factors, evidence based screening tools and interventions to assist professionals in providing more comprehensive care to individuals at risk of suicide. Data presented will provide an overview of gender and racial differences in suicide, means of suicide and review high risk populations and review the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5150/5585 which governs involuntarily hospitalization. This course will also review updated evidence based screening tools, and treatments options including development of safety plans and documentation. It will also address organizational concerns, including how micro social workers and administrators can make their organizations more “suicide prevention” ready. Participants will also receive resources for on-going professional development. This training is interactive and requires participant engagement to practice skills introduced in the workshop.

    Given on two consecutive Saturdays, topics covered:

    October 3

    • Suicide Epidemiology
    • Overview of Risk and Protective Domains
    • 5150 Criteria

    October 10

    • Suicide Screening and Assessment Tools
    • Treatment/Intervention Options
    • Documentation

    About the Presenter:

    Dr. Agahi has over 20 years of experience working in health and human services private and public sectors. Her area of expertise is in program management, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Her clinical work, research, conference presentation and publications address the following areas: suicide prevention and treatment, alcohol and drug prevention and treatment, intimate partner violence, high-risk and homeless youth, stress management/mindfulness, leadership development, and outcome measure development and evaluation to improve health indicators.

    Dr. Agahi is the president of SocialWise Consulting, which covers an array of services critical to organizational development and sustainability; from use of evidence-based frameworks to plan, implement and evaluate programs to survey development and grant writing. She is also an Associate Professor and Assistant Field Director at Brandman University. Her past work experience includes management positions at Kaiser Permanente, Orange County Department of Education, County of Orange Health Care Agency, and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Also, she has over a decade of academic teaching experience at University of Southern California and California State University, Fullerton, Schools of Social Work.

    Dr. Agahi received her doctorate from University of Southern California, School of Social Work and holds dual master’s in Public Health and Social Work from San Diego State University.

    • Sunday, October 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Online WEBINAR

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    • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Online ZOOM Webinar (will NOT be recorded)
    • 29
    Register

    Presenter:  Chris Smith MSW, LCSW

    1.5 CEUs

    9:30am-10:00am Optional session for beginners

    10:00am-11:30am The Art of Group Facilitation workshop

    Costs: Member - $20 | Nonmember - $30 | Students and First Year Graduates - FREE.

    With so many clinicians needing to adapt to online platforms to provide services, this workshop is for mental health professionals of all experience levels who either are currently providing online groups or are interested in expanding to incorporate groups into their practice. Using an experiential process, attendees will learn how to facilitate a group using Zoom. This will involve members sharing some of their personal and professional challenges related to COVID-19. The facilitator will show members how to effectively utilize the features of Zoom to enhance the group process. Participants are encouraged to at least have a basic understanding of Zoom (don't worry, you don't need to be an expert).

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn how to use Zoom features to enhance feedback and participation.
    2. Learn how to support rapport building amongst participants using the platform.
    3. Learn strategies to support the safety of group members during the meeting.
    4. Identify strategies for engaging all members during a session.
    About the Presenter:

    Chris is a dynamic presenter with over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in Honolulu, Sacramento and Los Angeles. Chris started his career at the YMCA of Honolulu, then had stints as a mobile Crisis Therapist providing suicide and homicide lethality assessment and intervention on the island of Oahu, and worked as a Hospice Social Worker in Sacramento.

    He is a proud graduate of the California community college system, having graduated from Sacramento City College with two Associates degrees before moving to Hawaii where he obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University and later an M.S.W. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

    Since 2014, Chris has supervised the Looking Ahead program at the Actors Fund, which provides supportive counseling and enrichment activities for young professional performers and their families. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has successfully transitioned to an entirely virtual platform.

    He has a passion for youth suicide prevention and has led workshops on suicide prevention, adolescent mental health and coping skills in California, Hawaii and Japan.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-chris-smith-lcsw-0b511325/
    Email: christophersmith.lcsw@gmail.com

    Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.

    This course 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.

    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, November 04, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Online ZOOM Webinar
    • 74
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    Presenter:   Dr. Brian Miller, M.D., Medical Director - TMS Therapeutics in San Diego

    2 CEUs

    Dr. Miller will discuss new treatment approaches in psychiatry including nasal spray esketamine and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Electroconvulsive therapy will be discussed from both historical and contemporary views.

    "As an expert in diagnosing and treating Schizoprenia and other psychotic disorders, as well as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Substance Abuse, I whole-heartedly believe in the beneficial effects of TMS Therapy."
    -- Brian P. Miller, M.D.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Review non-pharmacologic treatment approaches in psychiatry
    2. Discuss unmet needs in treating depression and other mood disorders
    3. Review safety and efficacy data for selected treatment approaches

    A Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Brian Miller is the Medical Director of TMS Therapeutics in San Diego. He earned a B.S. in Psychology from UC Davis, graduating with honors, and completed psychiatric training at UC San Diego. During his last year of residency he served as Chief Resident on the Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine unit.

    Dr. Miller has an active interest in neuromodulation techniques and has practiced electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for over ten years. He has been named a“Top Doc” by his peers in San Diego Magazine every year since 2011. He has also been listed as a Southern California “Top Doc” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd in 2012 and 2013. In 2009 he was honored as “Clinician of the Year” at the San Diego County Mental Health Recognition Dinner.

    Dr. Miller holds expertise in diagnosing and treating Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, as well as Major DepressionBipolar Disorder, and Substance abuse. He is very enthusiastic about the contributions TMS has made thus far and is pleased to offer TMS as a treatment option.

    • Saturday, November 14, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online ZOOM Webinar
    Register

    SAVE the Date for Law & Ethics co-hosted with USC

    More details will be provided as they become available.

    Dates:

    Saturday, November 14 & Saturday, November 21
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

    CEUs: 6 (must attend both sessions to earn CEUs)

    Presenters: Myles Montgomery, LCSW, JD  & Thomas Plante PhD.

    Cost:

    • CSCSW Members and USC Alumni: $115
    • Nonmembers: $140 



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