California Society for Clinical Social Work

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Upcoming events

    • Friday, February 21, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
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    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, February 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 2750 Sutterville Dr Sacramento, CA 95820
    • 29
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    Presenters: 
    Paul Aikin, PHD and Nancy Aikin, PHD

    Join us for this 2 CEU presentation with Paul Aikin, PHD and Nancy Aikin, PHD trainers, supervisors, and therapists working with couples all over California. This introduction will share the basics of working effectively with couples to help deescalate and reconnect with each other. Using the models of treatment created by Dr. Sue Johnson they will discuss how to increase vulnerability, intimacy, and secure attachment in clients.

    This program is designed to help therapists:

    1. Describe the way EFT teaches us how to de-escalate couples’ negative interactions.
    2. Identify EFT moves that allow you to facilitate bonding moments within couple therapy.
    3. Describe how to access primary/vulnerable emotion in avoidant/withdrawn individuals.

    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS


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

    Meeting will be held in the First Floor Conference Room.

    Questions? Contact Donna Dietz | CSCSW Administrator - info@clinicalsocialworkassociation.org


    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, March 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
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    Presenter: Terri A. Fong, LCSW, BCD

    Description:

    During this presentation, we'll explore the often confusing and uneven patterns of learning and behavior found among many children, teens and adults with ADHD and executive function challenges. We’ll focus particular attention on common trouble spots that individuals with ADHD experience in school, at home and in the workplace. as well as practical strategies that can help. In addition, we’ll review important protective processes that researchers, clinicians and others are identifying in the lives of people who, despite struggling for years with attentional and learning problems, are now leading productive and meaningful lives.

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants of this workshop will be able have a greater understanding of:

    1. The role of executive function in quality of life.
    2. Tools, strategies and accommodations for helping children and teens with ADHD and executive function challenges and their families manage day-to-day responsibilities at school and at home.
    3. Protective processes that researchers have identified in the lives of individuals who overcame exposure to multiple childhood risks and adversities.

    About the Presenter: 

    Today, in addition to her consulting work with Coronado SAFE (Student and Family Enrichment), Terri holds positions in Private Practice and as a consultant with High Tech High where she specializes in mental health treatment for children and families. Terri has been married to her amazing husband for over 40 years. In her down time, she loves to make crafts, and her artistic talents are well represented in her style of therapeutic work.

    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
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    Presenter: 
    Sandra Espinoza, PsyD

    Undocumented immigrants living in the United States are victims to a host of risk factors that not only threaten their presence in this country but their individual and family well-being. Recent racist rhetoric around undocumented immigrants has brought large attention towards policy making that impacts the lives of families living under the threat of deportation. These families are placed in vulnerable positions, as they are not only at risk of being separated by the immigration system, but also face racial discrimination on micro and macro levels. This culture of perceived social inequality acts as a stressor for these undocumented families (Cobb et al., 2017). There is a gap in the literature regarding how racial discrimination and perceived social identity impact the mental health of undocumented individuals. This presentation aims to facilitate a new discourse within the field of therapy regarding the role of racism and discrimination as a contributor to the distress in undocumented families. It also aims to provide therapists with a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding the experiences of undocumented immigrants as well as a set of tools to use when working with this population.


    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will:

    • Understand and explain the unique challenges that undocumented individuals face in the United States.
    • Conceptualize treatment for undocumented clients.
    • Learn self of therapist strategies in order to reflect on their own biases and stereotypes towards this group and deliver culturally sensitive treatment.
     ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    Dr. Sandra Espinoza received her B.A. in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. She received her master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Alliant International University, Irvine and doctorate of psychology degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Alliant International University, Los Angeles. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as an Assistant Professor and the Program Director for the Los Angeles Campus' CFT program at Alliant University. A strong advocate for immigration reform and human rights, her research has centered around how to best address the mental health needs of Latinx immigrants impacted by deportation. Dr. Espinoza has spent most of her clinical career treating undocumented individuals and families at the community mental health level. She provides therapy in Spanish as well as supervision. Dr. Espinoza has a private practice in Los Angeles where she sees Latinx individuals and interracial couples. Her research and experience has been presented at the local, state and national level. Dr. Espinoza is an active member of AAMFT and is a AAMFT approved supervisor.

    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
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    Presenters:  Greg Bellow, PhD and Geri Goldman, LCSW

    Description: The Challenge of Defining Neglect" highlights the difficulty in differentiating between neglect and abuse. Dr. Bellow with the assistance of Geri Goldman LCSW will help to clarify the essential difference between the two and how this differentiation effects assessment and treatment. Some powerful case examples will be provided to specify the early deprivation that takes place in our institutions and communities.

    Learning Objectives: 

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

    1. Appreciate the importance of the distinction between neglect and abuse.
    2. Identify traits common to neglect that we find in our clinical work.
    3. Look at programs designed to alter the effects of neglect.

    About the Presenters: 

    Greg Bellow PhD and Geri Goldman LCSW will be presenting this program. Dr. Bellow completed his PhD at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in 1981 then became a member of the Clinical Social Work Core Faculty from 1983 - 2015. He was in private practice from 1973-2005. He has been a noted consultant, speaker and writer in the field for many decades. In 2013 he published the book - Saul Bellow's Heart. He presented this work at a CSCSW program at the time. Geri Goldman LCSW is in her final stages in her work toward a PhD in Social Work from Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. She is in private practice in Redwood City ands served three years on the board of the California Society for Clinical Social Work. We are fortunate to have these seasoned professionals present our program for Social Work Month.

    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
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    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.


    • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Jean Rosenfeld's Home 5730 River Oak Way Carmichael, CA 95608

    Our Sacramento/Davis District group has organized some volunteer time in support of our local Mustard Seed School. Mustard Seed is a private school for homeless youth who have barriers to entering into or being successful in the public school system. During our meeting we will hear more about the Mustard Seed Program and create care packages for the children who attend using a small grant donation. Brunch will be hosted and there will be some time for networking as well. Come and join our district to give some love and support to our local community.

    Direct Point of contact: Becky@lifecalibrations.com

    • Friday, March 27, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • online webinar
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    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:

    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* 

    Suicide has become an epidemic across the United States. Rates have increased substantially over the past two years with suicide becoming the second-leading cause of death for people ages 10-34. These rates are alarming and the negative impact is sadly leaving its mark on today’s society. The good news is that the healthcare professions are seeing an increase in individuals seeking services. This six-hour suicide prevention course will help equip providers with the skills to assess and treat these individuals.

    This course provides an overview of the prevalence of suicide, risk assessments, evidence based screening tools and interventions to assist professionals in providing more comprehensive care to individuals at risk of suicide. You will learn to recognize warning signs, including gender and racial differences in suicide, to develop a strength based & client centered safety plan, and how to effectively assess a suicidal client for the most appropriate level of care needed to balance client autonomy vs. safety. This also includes a review of the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5150/5585 which governs involuntarily hospitalization. The course will also teach how to concisely document the assessment, including risk & protective factors and the safety plan. This course will also introduce the powerful tool of Postvention and the facilitation of healing from grief and mitigating the negative effects of exposure to suicide both on a personal and a community level. This training is interactive and requires participant engagement to practice skills introduced in the workshop. The material in this course is appropriate for both pre licensed (licensure track) and licensed professionals.

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants of this workshop will be able to:

    1. Recognize warning signs and factors that increase the chance of a suicide attempt
    2. Assess clients for suicidal thoughts, plans and behaviors
    3. Recognize both risk and protective factors
    4. Determine when hospitalization is indicated and navigating the process
    5. Document the full assessment and outcome in a clinically sound manner

    About the Presenter:

    Kim Bozart, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in this field for over 20 years. She is the current Board Chair of Survivors of Suicide Loss and has served in this capacity since 2018. She currently works as a clinical supervisor with the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT), which provides field assessments to individuals in crisis that come into contact with the 911 system. Kim is also an adjunct professor at Miramar College focusing on training Law Enforcement on how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and ways to effectively communicate with individuals. She has been licensed in California for 10 years and also holds a New York state license. Kim has been developing and conducting trainings to Law Enforcement, MH professionals, and community members throughout California on mental health, crisis intervention, and suicide. Her experience also includes residential treatment facilities for adolescent girls and providing wraparound services in the home to youth and their families.

    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 CEs toward LCSW hours.

    Cost: $115 for members, & $140 for non-members.

    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
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    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 (Exact location to be announced)
    • 239
    Register

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

    SPACE IS LIMITED

    Livestream available! Unable to attend in-person? We will stream the course LIVE- link to follow. 

    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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