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    • Saturday, January 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Online ZOOM Webinar (will NOT be recorded)
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    Presenter:  Chris Smith MSW, LCSW

    1.5 CEUs

    9:00am-11:00am The Art of Group Facilitation workshop

    Cost: 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 WORKSHOP 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.



    • Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 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. 

    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, January 30, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Online ZOOM Webinar
    • 140
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    Presenter:  Nicole Vazquez, MSW, MPP | Moderator: Sharon Chun Wetterau, LCSW

    3 CEUs

    Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a dynamic theoretical framework that surfaced in the late 1970s as a critical response to the colorblind justice pedagogy occurring in schools of law in the United States (Delgado & Stefancic, 2001 ). Through its core tenets, CRT examines how race and its intersections with other markers of identity are social constructions that lay the groundwork for the systemic and institutional oppression of marginalized groups (Aldana & Vazquez, 2019 ).

    This practice-focused training will first provide the basics of Critical Race Theory through an overview of its tenets, which provide a deeper understanding and context regarding the systemic factors and institutions that impact the lives of our clients. Then, the training will focus on the praxis (theory in practice) of Critical Race Theory when working with clients.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Understand basic tenets of CRT that can be applied in clinical social work
    2. Have engaged in critical self-reflection to understand the importance of one’s own positionality in clinical social work
    3. Have engaged in practical examples that will aid in effectively working with clients from diverse backgrounds

      About the Presenter: 

      Nicole Vazquez, MSW, MPP

      Nicole Vazquez is an expert in the practical application of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in academic and professional settings, with an emphasis on social work practice. A seasoned and skilled facilitator, Nicole has conducted numerous Critical-Race specific trainings within master of social work programs, with public and non-profit sector clients, and social work professionals, in addition to providing consultation in organizational development and support through a CRT frame. She is also a published author, most recently co-writing a book chapter: From Colorblind Racism to Critical Race Theory: The Road Toward Anti-Racist Social Work in the United States, published by Palgrave Macmillan in Anti-Racist Social Work: An International Perspective.

      She has over 20 years’ experience both in the public and nonprofit sectors that includes work with elected officials, in government agencies and in grassroots organizations; her direct practice experience includes crisis counseling, in-home counseling, and case management. Nicole most recently served as the Director of Field Education and Chair Designee in California State University, Dominguez Hills’ Master of Social Work program. She holds dual Masters degrees in Social Welfare and Public Policy from UCLA.

      Moderator: Sharon Chun Wetterau, LCSW

      With over twenty-five years in social work, Sharon Chun Wetterau, LCSW, currently serves as the Assistant Field Director in CA State University, Dominguez Hills’ Master of Social Work program. She has expertise teaching and training in diagnostic assessment, community mental health, and Critical Race Theory. Clinically, Sharon has worked extensively with families in the child welfare system, in the community mental health system, and the system serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in CA and OH. Sharon actively integrates Critical Race Studies and mindfulness into her teaching, practice, and community service.


      This WORKSHOP 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.

      Cost/Attendance and Registration Policies  

      • CSCSW Member: $70.00
      • USC Alumni: $70.00*
      • Nonmember: $95.00
      • Student | CSCSW Member: $10.00 
      • Student | USC: $10.00*

      Contact: Amanda Decker for the USC code.


      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 13, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
      • Online ZOOM Webinar
      • 61
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      Presenter:   Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW

      2 CEUs

      Since Codependent No More became a self-help book sensation nearly 40 years ago, we’ve seen a torrent of book titles, articles, workshops, and even whole therapy centers centered around codependence work as a therapy concept. Codependency is what we know. But codependency has never been formalized as a diagnosis in the DMS or the ICD. Not ever. In fact there has never been a formal, criteria-based addiction or mental health diagnosis for the “issue” that we call codependency. So, what does this mean to our work today? Which one of the 340+ books on this topic holds the ‘right’ method? Perhaps codependency requires a review for 2021. This thought-provoking talk by treatment specialist, author, and speaker Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW asks attendees to question old assumptions and consider new ideas, ensuring the work we provide remains strength-based, useful and deeply compassionate.

      Learning objectives:

      At the end of this webinar, participants will:

      1. Join a live evaluation of a the codependency model to review its efficacy in 2021.
      2. Be able to compare and contrast codependence to attachment-based treatment to consider the usefulness of each approach.
      3. Develop new skills to intervene upon the loved ones of addicts.
      4. Learn how to differentiate a trauma-based treatment model from an attachment-based model.
      5. Learn new language toward effective assessment and evaluation of this population.

        Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, a unified group of online and real-world communities helping people to heal from intimacy disorders like compulsive sexual behavior and related drug abuse. As Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Rob led the development and implementation of Seeking Integrity’s residential treatment programming and serves as an integral part of the treatment team. He is the author of ten books on sexuality, technology, and intimate relationships, including Sex Addiction 101, Out of the Doghouse, and Prodependence. His Sex, Love, and Addiction Podcast is currently in the Top 10 of US Addiction-Health Podcasts. Dr. Rob hosts a no-cost weekly Sex and Intimacy Q&A on Seeking Integrity’s self-help website, SexandRelationshipHealing.com (@SexandHealing). The Sex and Relationship Healing website provides free information for addicts, partners of addicts, and therapists dealing with sex addiction, porn addiction, and substance abuse issues. Dr. Rob can be contacted via Seeking Integrity.com and SexandRelationshipHealing.com. All his writing is available on Amazon, while he can also be found on Twitter (@RobWeissMSW), on LinkedIn (Robert Weiss LCSW), and on Facebook (Rob Weiss MSW).

        This is a District Meeting coordinated by the Los Angeles District
        District ContactEmily Plain, District Coordinator Greater Los Angeles

        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.

        Cost/Attendance and Registration Policies  

        • CSCSW Member: FREE
        • Nonmember: $30.00

        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.


        • Sunday, February 21, 2021
        • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
        • Online WEBINAR
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         ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


        Presenter: Wanda Jewell, MSW, PhD, LCSW

        Description: 



        Objectives

        Participants will:

             ABOUT THE PRESENTER


            Dr. Wanda Jewell is a psychotherapist in private practice in the City of Glendale, CA and a professor at the USC School of Social Work in Los Angeles. Professor Jewell is a graduate of the USC School of Social Work in 1987. Her PhD in Clinical Social Work is from The Sanville Institute in Berkeley. She has worked as a psychiatric social worker at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk CA and as a Clinical Supervisor and Family Therapist in addiction treatment.

            Wanda also serves as a clinical supervisor for new MSW graduates.

            Contact: www.wandajewell.com
            wj@wandajewell.com | 323-664-1846

            WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

            This is a District Meeting coordinated by the SFV District

            SFV District Coordinator

            Tanya Moradians Ph.D, LCSW
            | 818-783-1881 | tmoradia@ucla.edu

            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


            Presenter: Jeffrey L. Edleson, MSSW, PhD

            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.

                  • Saturday, April 17, 2021
                  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
                  • Online ZOOM Webinar
                  • 200
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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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