California Society for Clinical Social Work

Professional Development | Advocacy | Connection

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1110 S. Shenandoah St. Rec Room Los Angeles, CA 90035
    Register
     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Presenter: Susan Lindau, LCSW

    Recognizing that being a part of the largest burst of infants following the end of WWII, the “Baby Boomer” poulation has become the largest explosion of individuals reaching what is identified as the “aging population.” As clinicians, we must recognize what is happening to this population physically, socially and environmentally. This presentation will identify and discuss the changes with which this generation is forced to live and describe activities, projects and conversations related to these changes.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn appropriate goal setting for this population.
    2. Understand the resources needed to attain goals.
    3. Learn about changes in the aging body and physical abilities.
    4. Learn to recognize changes in cognitive skills and how to support clients in adapting to these changes.

     ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    Susan Lindau, LCSW, is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has a private practice in West Los Angeles and is an Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California. She earned her MSW at the University of Michigan.

    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS


    Meetings begin with a half hour of mingling, networking, and community building, followed by our program. 

    Parking: In addition to street parking, two kosher markets, Glatt Mart and Elat, have given permission to use their parking spaces, behind their stores on Saturdays. They are both located on Pico Blvd, between Wooster and Shenandoah Streets. If you park in their lots, (on the South side of Pico) cross to the North side of Pico, and walk one long block north on Shenandoah St. to 1110 S. Shenandoah.

    Questions?

    Monica Blauner | monica@monicablauner.com


    This course 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.


    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Cafeteria 15L 1116 15th St. Sacramento, CA 95814
    Register

    This is a gathering to simply spend time in community with any member or non member of the society. The ideas is to share ideas, our favorite clinical interventions, or simply make network connections with like-minded clinicians. This setting is a way to get to know each other that is not always possible during a structured formatted meeting. Come at any time during the 2 hours and join us for a long as you would like. The restaurant will be serving their brunch menu till 3pm.

    Note:  This is a FREE event to attend but it will be a no-host event and people can order individually from the bar for any food/drink they would like with no group tab.  No CEUs will be offered for this event, it is for networking and social gathering.

    We will meet in the bar/lounge area of the restaurant and have a no-host gathering. There is a parking garage on 15th St between Kst and L st across the street from the restaurant.

    Please RSVP

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work | Montgomery Ross Fisher (MRF) Building – Room 340 | 669 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089
    Register

    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. *  

     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Presenter:  Golnaz Agahi, DSW, LCSW, MPH

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Review current trends in suicide rates and attempts
    2. Learn about groups at high risk of suicide
    3. Identify at least two risk and protective factors in assessing patients with suicide ideation
    4. Understand the criteria for 5150/5585 Involuntary Hospitalization.
    5. Increase knowledge of suicide screening tools
    6. Improve skills in assessment of suicide ideation with low to high risk
    7. Learn to develop a safety plan founded on evidence-based practices
    8. Assess organization workflow to determine suicide prevention readiness

    * The BBS mandates that effective January 1, 2021, all licensees must either:
    • complete an approved 6-hour continuing education course in this subject (such as this course.
    • obtain certification from their graduate school a minimum of 6 hours of instruction in suicide risk assessment and intervention was provided as part of their coursework or field instruction, or
    • obtain certification from their program training director or primary supervisor that they received this 6 hour training as part of their qualifying supervised experience.

    For more information, visit: https://www.bbs.ca.gov/pdf/legupdate_18.pdf

     ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    Dr. Agahi has over 20 years of experience working in private and public sectors of health and social services. Her area of expertise is in program planning, implementation and evaluation. Her clinical work, research, academic teaching and publications address: alcohol and drug prevention and treatment, high-risk and homeless youth services, crisis response, suicide prevention and treatment, intimate partner violence, stress management/mindfulness and outcome measures in behavioral health. In her clinical role as a LCSW, she has both assessed for suicidality, placed patients on 5150/5585 holds and developed safety plans. As an administrator for both large health and educational organizations, she has developed suicide prevention and postvention policies and provided training in assessment and treatment of suicide ideation and postvention. Also in collaboration with the Orange County Child Death Review Committee, she conducted a retrospective study on completed suicide among youth to better understand risk factors to develop better prevention programs.

    Presently, 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. SocialWise also provides professional development workshops (e.g. mindfulness, stress management, suicide prevention), coaching and clinical supervision. She continues to assist organizations in implementation of screening tools and safety plans in addressing suicide ideation on an organizational level and provide appropriate suicide prevention training to an array of professionals and paraprofessionals. Also, Dr. Agahi teaches part-time at California State University, Fullerton, School of Social Work.

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

    ADDITIONAL DETAILS

    Parking: Parking is available for $14 at the McCarthy Way Parking Structure (formerly named Structure X at Gate 4), located off Figueroa and McCarthy Way. The Jefferson/USC metro station is also a short walk at 3214 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90007. An interactive map of USC may be found at http://web-app.usc.edu/maps/.

    Lunch will be provided by Clearview Treatment Centers.

    Questions?

    Jane Viera | Director, Advancement | University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work | jviera@usc.edu

    Monica Blauner | Therapist and President of the California Society for Clinical Social Work | monica@monicablauner.com


    This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 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 CEUs toward LCSW hours.


    Costs: CSCSW Member and USC Alumni - $115 | Non-member/Non-alumni - $140

    * Registration fee includes lunch.

    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, February 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
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    Presenter: Terri Martin, LCSW

    Description:

    Trauma is a whole body experience, impacting our sense of safety, our emotions, our thoughts and beliefs, our nervous system responses, the muscular holding patterns in our body, and even our access to pleasure. Somatic psychotherapies give us the knowledge and tools to effectively heal trauma, restore safety, and experience greater aliveness. It is important for therapists to be able to recognize and distinguish our clients’ developmental trauma and shock trauma, and know effective modalities to address each. Three specific somatic approaches will be described in detail: Somatic Experiencing, Modern Bioenergetics, and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE).

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants of this workshop will be able to:

    1. Recognize the difference between developmental trauma and shock trauma
    2. Name three phases of trauma treatment in body-oriented approaches
    3. Explain how Somatic Experiencing helps clients reset their nervous system
    4. Identify three examples of how Modern Bioenergetics includes the body in psychotherapy

    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.

    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.


    District Main Point of Contact:
    Ros Goldstein | Email: goldsiegel@gmail.com

    The San Diego Chapter of CSCSW holds its meetings on the first Saturday of the month from September through June  from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Jewish Family Service building, 8788 Balboa Avenue in Kearny Mesa. Meetings begin with a half hour of mingling, networking, and community building, followed by our program. CEU programs meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as specified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; CEUs are FREE to our members.

    • Friday, February 14, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    Session 1: Healthy Sex vs Sexual Pathology | November 8, 2019 - 1.5 CEUs
    Session 2: Kids, Sex, and the Internet, SWOT analysisDecember 13, 2019- 1.5 CEUs
    Session 3: Untangling Meth, Sex and IntimacyJanuary 10, 2020 - 1.5 CEUs
    Session 4: ProdependenceFebruary 14, 2020 - 1.5 CEUs

    • Choose one or more of this series of four webinars.   
    • Each session will be a live 90 minute webinar from 12-1:30 p.m.  ZOOM information to join the webinar will be provided in advance.
    • Recorded webinars will be available in the members-only area of the website.

    Cost: 
    Members: $25 per session or $90 for all four
    Nonmembers: $40 per session or $140 for all four 


    Session 1: Healthy Sex vs Sexual Pathology 
    Presenter: Robert Weiss, PhD, MSW
    Date: November 8, 2019 - 12:00-1:30 p.m.
    CEUs: 1.5

    In this presentation, Dr. Robert Weiss discusses sex and gender issues that commonly arise in clinical settings. He discusses the need for at least a few basic sex-related questions during assessment, what questions to ask, and how to ask them. He notes that healthy sex looks different for every person and every relationship. Topics specifically addressed include: Sexual Orientation; Gender Identity; Kinks, Fetishes, Paraphilias; Sexual Dysfunction; Infidelity; Highly Sexual vs. Asexual; Sexual Compulsivity/Addiction; and Sexual Offending. At the end of this session, participants should have a basic understanding of sex and gender issues as they present in clinical practice, including how to assess pathology vs non-pathology and when/how to move forward with treatment.

    Objectives:

    1. Viewers will learn to differentiate sexual pathology from sexual health.
    2. Viewers will understand the differences between sexual compulsivity and sexual desire.

    Session 2: Kids, Sex, and the Internet, SWOT analysis
    Presenter: Robert Weiss, PhD, MSW
    Date: December 13, 2019 - 12:00-1:30 p.m.
    CEUs: 1.5

    In this presentation, Dr. Robert Weiss introduces the idea that today’s kids are faced with very different (digital-era) challenges than predecessor generations. The Triple-A Engine of Accessibility, Affordability, and Anonymity is introduced, with discussion of how this affects today’s young people. The discussion then moves to a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats analysis related to kids and life online. Today’s kids have more access to information, entertainment, and connection than any previous generation, but they may be less tuned-in to real-world interaction. They can engage socially in exciting new ways, but they are simultaneously exposed to threats ranging from peer-focused cyber-bullying to adult-child stranger danger. How do parents and clinicians help kids deal with all of this? What tools are available to protect young people while still allowing them access to the online world in which they live and interact? At the end of this session, participants should have a basic understanding of why young people are so digitally oriented and how they can be helped to interact online healthfully and safely.

    Objectives:

    1. Viewers will learn how underage children can access sexual education, sexual content and sexual experiences online.
    2. Viewers will compare and contrast how our children’s access to online sexual content may be useful (education) vs. where it can be problematic (pornography).

    Session 3: Untangling Meth, Sex and Intimacy: Chemsex in the MSM Community
    Presenter: David Fawcett PhD, LCSW
    Date:
    January 10, 2020 - 12:00-1:30 p.m.
    CEUs: 1.5

    This presentation examines the increasing prevalence of chemsex in the MSM community. Although combining stimulants, other drugs and sex is widespread among all populations, in the MSM community it has merged with the HIV epidemic, especially among Black and Latinx men. This workshop reviews epidemiology and the neurological impact of meth on the reward circuitry of the brain. These changes have implications both for high-risk sexual behaviors and a difficult recovery from the neurotoxic effects of meth. The fusion of meth and sex will be examined including recommendations for clinical approaches both for recovery from the drug and reclaiming healthy sex and intimacy.

    Objectives:

    1. Recognize clinical signs and symptoms related to stimulant misuse and co-occurring sex addiction in gay and transgender populations.
    2. List the effects of meth on the brain and the drug’s powerful ability to heighten sexual arousal and mood while mitigating distressing feelings.
    3. Identify clinical approaches for redifferentiating sex and drugs, and regaining healthy sex and intimacy.



    Session 4: Prodependence 
    Presenter: Robert Weiss, PhD, MSW
    Date:
    February 14, 2020 - 12:00-1:30 p.m.
    CEUs: 1.5

    The past 35 years have brought endless new, useful, and cutting edge treatments to the addiction space. During this time we have integrated all sorts of methods like: motivational interviewing, Smart Recovery, EMDR, trauma work, somatic and equine therapies, and more -- all to foster better outcomes for our addicted clients. But when it comes to the treatment of an addict’s partner and loved ones, we have seen little new thought since the concept of codependency was first fleshed out over three decades ago. Prodependence, the first attachment-based model for the treatment of addict’s partners and loved ones, moves beyond the trauma-based theories of codependency and co-addiction, allowing us to view this population with fresh eyes and fresh ideas. Prodependence as a model is more invitational, less pathological, and more personally affirming to those who are intimately involved with addicts, as Prodependence neither assumes nor assigns any pathology or label to people simply because they are loving an addict in the best way they can.

    Objectives:

    1. Introduce a new model of treatment (educate participants) for partners and families of addicts.
    2. Attendees will be able to compare and contrast codependency and prodependency to understand the differences between the models.
    3. Attendees will develop new skills to intervene on loved ones of addicts.

    ABOUT ROBERT WEISS: 

    Robert Weiss PhD, MSW, Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, is a digital-age sex, intimacy, and relationship specialist. Dr. Weiss has spent more than 25 years developing treatment programs, educating clinicians, writing, and providing direct care to those challenged by digital-age infidelity, sexual addiction/compulsivity, and other addictive disorders. He is the author of several highly regarded books on sex and intimacy disorders including Prodependence, Out of the Doghouse, Sex Addiction 101, and Cruise Control, among others. He also podcasts (Sex, Love, & Addiction 101) and hosts a free, weekly interactive sex and intimacy webinar via SexandRelationshipHealing.com. His current projects are:

    For more information or to reach Dr. Weiss, visit SeekingIntegrity.com. You can also follow him on Twitter (@RobWeissMSW), LinkedIn (Robert Weiss LCSW), and Facebook (Rob Weiss MSW).

    ABOUT DAVID FAWCETT: 

    Dr. David Fawcett is a substance abuse expert, certified sex therapist, and clinical psychotherapist. He is the author of “Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery.” In his clinical practice, Dr. Fawcett addresses a wide range of concerns, including addiction, trauma, and issues related to chronic illness, especially HIV/AIDS. He has been is a national trainer for the HIV Spectrum project of the National Association of Social Workers and presents workshops for professionals both nationally and internationally.  He frequently presents workshops on LGBT health, addiction, HIV, and co-occurring disorders both in the US and internationally. He is a regular contributor to TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com, writing about HIV, mental health and substance abuse and he has been published in Huffington Post, Positively Aware, and other journals. He was a founder and Chair of the South Florida Methamphetamine Task Force, a nationally recognized coalition that addressed the meth epidemic through training, prevention, and intervention. Dr. Fawcett most recently co-produced “Crystal City,” a documentary about crystal meth and the gay community in New York.


    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.


    • Friday, February 21, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
    Register

    Presenter:  Richard Almond, M.D.

    Description:  

    Therapists are rapidly adapting to the availability of videoconferencing technologies for clinical practice. These are now widely used in personal relationships and business, and both patients and therapists often suggest their inclusion as part of treatment. I will describe a variety of clinical situations, including video as a way to maintain treatment when the patient relocates; work with a former patient in a geographically inaccessible location; requests for video sessions with local patients. These lead to several issues – is physical presence vital for treatment? What are the “side effects” of using this technology? Do we see psychological change?

    Learning Objectives: At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

    1. Acquaint attenders with the range of uses of web-based video technology for psychotherapy.
    2. Provide a wide range of examples that demonstrate challenges and benefits of video therapy.
    3. Engage attenders in a discussion of their individual experiences with video therapy.

    About the Presenter: 

    Richard Almond, M.D., is a therapist/psychoanalyst in Palo Alto, founding faculty member of the Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (“PAPPTP”), and member of the American Psychoanalytic Association Workshop on New Technologies.

    LOCATION INFORMATION: 

    The meeting room is on the third floor next to the cafe with free parking below the building. Take the Main Elevator. Meeting time is 12-2:00 PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 12:15 PM following announcements. 

    CEU INFORMATION: 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSWs - members earn credits at no cost. Non-members are charged $10 admission and an additional $15 for CEUs ($25)

    DISTRICT COORDINATORS:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.com
    Ginny Frederick | GinnyFred@aol.com

    All clinical disciplines are welcome. ASWs, AMFTs, and APCCs with the approval of your supervisors, can use these educational credits toward your hours. To register and to sign up for membership or for more information contact info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or Call 650-460-9210.

    • Saturday, March 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
    Register

    Presenter: Terri Fong, LCSW

    Description: Check back for details

    Learning Objectives:

    About the Presenter:

    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.

    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.


    District Main Point of Contact:
    Ros Goldstein | Email: goldsiegel@gmail.com

    The San Diego Chapter of CSCSW holds its meetings on the first Saturday of the month from September through June  from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Jewish Family Service building, 8788 Balboa Avenue in Kearny Mesa. Meetings begin with a half hour of mingling, networking, and community building, followed by our program. CEU programs meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as specified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; CEUs are FREE to our members.

    • Saturday, March 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1110 S. Shenandoah St. Rec Room Los Angeles, CA 90035
    Register
     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Presenter: Sandra Espinoza, PsyD


    Learning Objectives:


     ABOUT THE PRESENTER



    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS


    Meetings begin with a half hour of mingling, networking, and community building, followed by our program. 

    Parking: In addition to street parking, two kosher markets, Glatt Mart and Elat, have given permission to use their parking spaces, behind their stores on Saturdays. They are both located on Pico Blvd, between Wooster and Shenandoah Streets. If you park in their lots, (on the South side of Pico) cross to the North side of Pico, and walk one long block north on Shenandoah St. to 1110 S. Shenandoah.

    Questions?

    Monica Blauner | monica@monicablauner.com


    This course 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.


    • Friday, March 20, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
    Register

    Presenter:  Greg Bellow, MSW & Geri Goldman, LCSW

    Description:  SOCIAL WORK MONTH

    Learning Objectives: 

    About the Presenter: 

    LOCATION INFORMATION: 

    The meeting room is on the third floor next to the cafe with free parking below the building. Take the Main Elevator. Meeting time is 12-2:00 PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 12:15 PM following announcements. 

    CEU INFORMATION: 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSWs - members earn credits at no cost. Non-members are charged $10 admission and an additional $15 for CEUs ($25)

    DISTRICT COORDINATORS:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.com

    Ginny Frederick | ginnyfred@aol.com

    All clinical disciplines are welcome. ASWs, AMFTs, and APCCs with the approval of your supervisors, can use these educational credits toward your hours. To register and to sign up for membership or for more information contact info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or Call 650-460-9210.

    • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    • 1110 S. Shenandoah St. Rec Room Los Angeles, CA 90035
    Register
     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Presenter: Lynne Azpeitia, LMFT, AAMFT Supervisor

    How to Unpack a Client’s Money Issues and Take Charge in Therapy and Pre-Therapy Interactions— and Get Paid What You’re Worth

    Do you dread hearing, "So what do you charge?”

    Through this workshop, you will learn about how to discuss money and fees and not sell yourself or the therapy short. You will find out how to address clients' fees and payments as clinical issues and to increase your income and caseload.

    For a financially successful therapy practice, it is up to the therapists to help clients and potential clients clarify the value of what they need from therapy and the results therapy can deliver— and how that is worth paying the therapist’s full fee.

    Find out what to say to clients in therapy and pre-therapy interactions, so you get paid well, have a financially sound practice, and can continue to do the work you love. See what you can do to have productive money conversations that take care of your clients, practice, and you.

    Lift the ceiling on your income. Too often as therapists, we take for granted that potential clients understand the value of therapy and professional services the same way we do, but they don't. When mental health professionals can successfully talk with potential clients about the value of what they are receiving in therapy and for their therapy dollar, people will often hire them even when they cost more than what the client originally thought they wanted to pay or could afford. Clients and potential clients want and need a price for the cost of therapy that they understand and can justify paying.

    Discover how to identify the Five Client Money Personalities and how to discuss money matters effectively and therapeutically with them.

    This workshop is for you if:

    • You undercharge for your clinical services because you don't think clients will pay you more money for therapy
    • You let clients determine how much your therapy services are worth by negotiating the rates
    • You are uncomfortable talking about money with therapy clients
    • You want to increase your income, raise your fees, or use your sliding scale more effectively
    • You want to transition from an insurance-based practice to a fee-for-service practice.

    For clinicians who are newly licensed, just getting started, or very experienced, this workshop will address your needs and concerns, answer your questions, give you practical tools and advice, and increase your confidence and success in handling clients' money matters.

    Learning Objectives:

    After the Money Matters Workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Take charge of clinical money matters conversations about the cost of therapy and clients' other financial concerns and address them as part of the therapy process, instead of separating from it.
    2. Utilize their clinical and assessment skills to identify and therapeutically address clients' financial concerns and issues without reactively lowering the fee when discussing clinical money matters, such as the cost of therapy, frequency and duration of appointments, payment, cancellations, missed appointments, and late payments.
    3. Identify and utilize the 5 Money Personalities theory to create effective responses to client therapy cost concerns expressed as, “I can’t afford that. I can’t pay that. Can you give me a discount? I don’t know how I could pay that.”

     ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Lynne Azpeitia, LMFT, AAMFT Supervisor is in private practice in Santa Monica where she works with Couples, Families, and Gifted, Talented, and Creative people across the lifespan. For more than 15 years, Lynne has been doing business and clinical coaching with mental health professionals to help them to grow, develop, and sustain the successful, thriving clinical practice they’ve always wanted. A popular speaker and workshop leader known for her

    practical, useful, cutting-edge advice, Lynne is nationally recognized for her skillful and innovative training, consultation, and supervision, as well as her extensive knowledge and practice of Virginia Satir’s Family Therapy. Websites: LAPracticeDevelopment.com and Gifted-Adults.com

    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

    Registration begins at 9:00am, and the workshop begins at 9:30am.

    Parking: In addition to street parking, two kosher markets, Glatt Mart and Elat, have given permission to use their parking spaces, behind their stores on Saturdays. They are both located on Pico Blvd, between Wooster and Shenandoah Streets. If you park in their lots, (on the South side of Pico) cross to the North side of Pico, and walk one long block north on Shenandoah St. to 1110 S. Shenandoah.

    Questions?

    Trish Yeh | trish.yeh@gmail.com


    This course meets the qualifications for 3.0 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.


    • Friday, March 27, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • online webinar
    Register
     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


    Presenter: 
    Barbara Griswold, LMFT

    While you may shiver at the idea of an insurance plan, ethics committee, or licensing board reviewing a client chart, this is happening more frequently, even if you don't work with insurance. In these cases, well-written records can be your best defense, or can assist your clients in getting needed treatment or disability approval. But if you are like most therapists, you never received training in how to write progress notes. And you may not realize how your current note-keeping habits can hurt you – and your clients. This webinar will teach you how to write notes that will meet legal, ethical, and insurance plan expectations, so that you can feel confident if you ever receive a records request. You will learn about documentation requirements in case you are audited or your treatment is reviewed, and be introduced to several common note templates. Best of all, you’ll get the rare opportunity to see examples of what your progress notes should look and sound like. More detailed notes can mean protecting ourselves, as well as helping clients get the treatment they deserve.

    Learning Objectives:

    After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

    1. Identify how superficial, vague, or unreadable notes can harm therapists and clients
    2. Identify what health plans require in an intake note and progress notes
    3. List the key elements of an excellent progress note
    4. Give a general definition of “medical necessity,” the criteria health plans use to approve care
     ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    Barbara Griswold, LMFT, is a private practice coach and author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance — And Whether You Should, now out in its seventh edition. In private practice in San Jose, California, her passion is teaching therapists about the business essentials of maintaining a thriving practice. She’s been interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition," and written articles for Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines. She is a past member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Ethics Committee, and a former California Board of Behavioral Sciences examiner. She invites you to subscribe to her email newsletter and contact her with your insurance questions at www.theinsurancemaze.com.

    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

    We will be using ZOOM to connect you to the webinar.  You will receive an email with the link to the webinar approximately 2-3 days before.  The link will only be active at the time of the webinar. 

    Any questions or problems before connecting can be addressed with Donna Dietz | CSCSW Administrator - info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org 

    Questions about the webinar?

    Monica Blauner | monica@monicablauner.com


    This course 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.


    Webinar Cost: Member -- $49.95 | Nonmember -- $69.95

    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 04, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
    Register

    Presenter: Kim Bozart, LCSW

    Description: Check back for details

    Learning Objectives:

    About the Presenter:

    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

    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.


    District Main Point of Contact:
    Ros Goldstein | Email: goldsiegel@gmail.com

    The San Diego Chapter of CSCSW holds its meetings on the first Saturday of the month from September through June  from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Jewish Family Service building, 8788 Balboa Avenue in Kearny Mesa. Meetings begin with a half hour of mingling, networking, and community building, followed by our program. CEU programs meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as specified by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences; CEUs are FREE to our members.

    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
    Register

    Presenter: Andrew Penn, RN
    Discussant: Patricia Penn, LCSW, PhD

    Description:  The use of psychedelic medicines such as MDMA and psilocybin as catalysts to psychotherapy has been receiving a lot of press as they advance through clinical trials, which if successful, would lead to FDA approval for the use of these medicines as adjuncts to psychotherapy. These impressive results from early clinical trials demonstrated that these medications can be used safely in controlled settings. However, while the moral panic of the 1960’s regarding psychedelic medicines increasingly recedes into the background, many clinicians are only are familiar with these agents as drugs of abuse. This talk will review two candidate agents - MDMA and psilocybin, and discuss ketamine, a psychedelic antidepressant medication already in use. These agents may harness a period of increased mental flexibility and openness to learning that permits psychotherapeutic change to proceed faster than with psychotherapy alone. The limitations and risks of these treatments will also be discussed.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

    1. Name two psychedelic medicines being researched for use as adjuncts to psychotherapy
    2. Describe two possible mechanisms for how psychedelic medicines may accelerate the psychotherapeutic process
    3. Name one psychedelic medicine currently available for use in psychiatry
    4. Describe possible risks to psychedelic assisted therapies and how those risks are managed

    About the Presenter: 

    Andrew Penn, the presenter, has a Master's in Nursing from UCSF with a specialty as a Psychiatric Adult Nurse Practitioner.He has been involved in the development of integrated psychopharmacology curriculum and extensive online and classroom content. He has provided guest lectures on basic psychopharmacology and workshops on clinical interviewing and case formulation to nurse practitioner graduate students. He has a certificate in psychedelic assisted therapies and research from the California Institute for Integral Studies.

    Patricia Penn, PhD, LCSW will be the discussant for this presentation. She is a Bay area clinician with extensive training and experience treating a range of issues including trauma, affective disorders, to name a few.


    LOCATION INFORMATION:
     

    The meeting room is on the third floor next to the cafe with free parking below the building. Take the Main Elevator. Meeting time is 12-2:00 PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 12:15 PM following announcements.

    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.

    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.


    DISTRICT COORDINATORS:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.com

    Ginny Frederick | ginnyfred@aol.com

    • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 458 S. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    Register


    • Friday, April 24, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • online webinar
    Register
     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


    Presenter: 
    Barbara Griswold, LMFT

    This essential (and entertaining) webinar will teach you what you need to know about working with insurance, even if you never join an insurance plan. Topics will include the pros and cons of joining plans, getting in the door at "full” plans, what out of network providers should know, and 3 ways to keep new clients even when you aren't on their plan. You’ll also learn the costliest mistakes therapists make, the 13 essential questions to ask when checking coverage, tips for avoiding denials, the secret to getting more treatment approved, and how to survive treatment reviews.

    Learning Objectives:

    After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

    1. Define basic insurance concepts, in order to better educate clients, advocate for their care, and avoid treatment interruption
    2. Summarize therapist choices regarding involvement with health plans, the pros and cons of each, and how to join provider panels
    3. Explain how to handle all aspects of a client's insurance as illustrated via case example
    4. Identify the most common provider mistake that leads to treatment/claim denials
     ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    Barbara Griswold, LMFT, is a private practice coach and author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance — And Whether You Should, now out in its seventh edition. In private practice in San Jose, California, her passion is teaching therapists about the business essentials of maintaining a thriving practice. She’s been interviewed on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition," and written articles for Psychotherapy Networker and The Therapist magazines. She is a past member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists’ Ethics Committee, and a former California Board of Behavioral Sciences examiner. She invites you to subscribe to her email newsletter and contact her with your insurance questions at www.theinsurancemaze.com.

    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

    We will be using ZOOM to connect you to the webinar.  You will receive an email with the link to the webinar approximately 2-3 days before.  The link will only be active at the time of the webinar. 

    Any questions or problems before connecting can be addressed with Donna Dietz | CSCSW Administrator - info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org 

    Questions about the webinar?

    Monica Blauner | monica@monicablauner.com



    This course 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.


    Webinar Cost: Member -- $49.95 | Nonmember -- $69.95

    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, May 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1110 S. Shenandoah St. Rec Room Los Angeles, CA 90035
    Register
     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Presenter: Nicola Alenkin, PhD, LCSW


    Learning Objectives:


     ABOUT THE PRESENTER



    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS


    Meetings begin with a half hour of mingling, networking, and community building, followed by our program. 

    Parking: In addition to street parking, two kosher markets, Glatt Mart and Elat, have given permission to use their parking spaces, behind their stores on Saturdays. They are both located on Pico Blvd, between Wooster and Shenandoah Streets. If you park in their lots, (on the South side of Pico) cross to the North side of Pico, and walk one long block north on Shenandoah St. to 1110 S. Shenandoah.

    Questions?

    Monica Blauner | monica@monicablauner.com


    This course 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.


    • Friday, May 15, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
    Register

    Presenter:  

    Description:  

    Learning Objectives: 

    About the Presenter: 

    LOCATION INFORMATION: 

    The meeting room is on the third floor next to the cafe with free parking below the building. Take the Main Elevator. Meeting time is 12-2:00 PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking. The presentation starts at 12:15 PM following announcements. 

    CEU INFORMATION: 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSWs - members earn credits at no cost. Non-members are charged $10 admission and an additional $15 for CEUs ($25)

    DISTRICT COORDINATORS:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.com

    Ginny Frederick | ginnyfred@aol.com

    All clinical disciplines are welcome. ASWs, AMFTs, and APCCs with the approval of your supervisors, can use these educational credits toward your hours. To register and to sign up for membership or for more information contact info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or Call 650-460-9210.

    • Saturday, June 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • USC University Park Campus Mark Taper Hall of Humanities (THH), Room 201 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA, 90089
    • 300

    Sponsored by The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association and the California Society for Clinical Social Work

    SPACE IS LIMITED | REGISTER EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

    Description: Direct from the source, join us to learn all you need to know to make the licensing process as easy as possible. Kim Madsen, Executive Officer of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), will present an overview of the licensing process, including registering as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW), accruing hours for licensure, and taking the exams. LCSWs will also provide their advice for successfully navigating the licensure process, including addressing common issues licensees face, sharing strategies on taking the exams and forming strong supervisory relationship as you accrue your hours for licensure. 

    Please forward this announcement to share this event with others.

    Kim Madsen, Executive Officer, Board of Behavioral SciencesPresenter: Kim Madsen

    BBS Presenter: Kim Madsen was appointed as the BBS Executive Officer on January 25, 2010. Ms. Madsen previously served as the Board’s Assistant Executive Officer. Prior to her appointment as Executive Officer, Ms. Madsen served as the Enforcement Manager for the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and as the Criminal Background Unit Manager for the Department of Public Health. In 2005 and 2006, Ms. Madsen served as the Board of Behavioral Sciences Program Manager providing oversight to the licensing, examination, and administrative units.

    For information: Donna Dietz, CSCSW Administrator - info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org


CSCSW | P.O. Box 60937, Palo Alto, CA 94306 | 310-254-9471 | info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org

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