California Society for Clinical Social Work

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    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
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    Presenter:  Allen Ruyle, LCSW

    Description:  

    This presentation will help clinicians understand the frequency with which boys and men experience sexual abuse, the special challenges abuse creates for male survivors and the best practices for working with these clients toward meaningful and lasting improvement.

    Attendees will be able to:

    1. Identify five common myths about male survivors of sexual abuse/assault;
    2. Recognize dynamics/beliefs/expectations that prevent men and boys from reporting their abuse history;
    3. Discuss the role of compulsive behaviors in the male survivor community; and
    4. Use trauma-informed approaches in the assessment and treatment of the male survivor client.

    About the Presenter: 

    Allen is a Trainer & Consultant, providing education and consultation for clinicians regarding the screening, assessment and treatment of male survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault.

    Since 2011, he has had a Private Psychotherapy Practice in Individual, Couple and Group Psychotherapy. His areas of special focus include: Male Sexual Abuse Survivors (individual and group), Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Trauma & Domestic Violence, Grief & Loss, Sexuality & Intimacy, & Self-Esteem,

    THE SAN DIEGO DISTRICT PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH, FROM 10-12 NOON, AT OUR PRESENT JFS LOCATION. 

    CEUs: 1.5 CEU hours for LCSW’.s, MFT’, and LPC’s. Note: Registered Associate Clinical Social Workers -- as long as your supervisor approves participation, you can now use CEs toward LCSW hours

    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.

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

    • Sunday, October 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Alliance for Community Empowerment 7227 Owensmouth Avenue #104 Canoga Park CA, 91303
    • 80
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     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


    Presenter: Michael P. Frank, MA, LMFT, CGP, LFAGPA

    Description: Calling upon his many years of group therapy practice and teaching, Michael will present what he has come to believe are essential elements of leading an effective psychotherapy group. Going beyond theory and technique, this workshop will explore how a therapy group actually helps the clients, how the being of the therapist is often more important than the doing, and how there is no one right way to do this work. The workshop will include didactic presentation, case examples, and discussion.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify essential elements of an effective therapy group.
    2. List characteristics of an effective group therapist.
    3. Differentiate between doing and being as a group therapist.
    4. Distinguish between relational, interpersonal, and psychodynamic group therapy.
    5. Apply concepts of group psychotherapy to clinical work.
     ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    Michael P. Frank, MA, LMFT, CGP, LFAGPA
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    Certified Group Psychotherapist
    Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association
    Clinical Supervisor and Coordinator of the Group Therapy Program at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills
    www.michaelpfrank.com

    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

    ATTENDANCE AND CEU INFORMATION: Members and students do not pay to attend. There is a nominal attendance fee of $10 for non-members. Society members earn 2.0 CE units at no charge. The cost for non-members to receive 2.0 CE units is $20. This presentation meets the qualifications for 2.0 CE units for LCSWs, ASWs, LPCCs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. All clinical disciplines are welcome. You can attend any CSCSW meeting throughout the state.

    Light refreshments are provided. Bring your flyers, business cards and brochures.

    NOTE: REGISTERED ASWs can now accrue CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS towards their license, as long as they receive prior approval from their supervisor.

    RSVPs are preferred to ensure your seat.

    For more information or to renew your membership contact: info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or 650 460-9210


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

    Online RSVPs are preferred
    • Friday, October 18, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
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    Presenter:  Gordon Wong, MD

    Description:  Dr. Gordon Wong gave an excellent introduction on the issues around marijuana use last year as this substance was now becoming legal in California. This presentation will be an update. Dr. Wong will point out that "successful use of cannabis in medicine is challenging and its usefulness that we hear about in the media is actually not very well proven. Due to its wide distribution in the body and that nearly every organ system has cannabis receptors, it is difficult to not have undesired side effects in both short and long term use. THC and CBD from plants as well as synthetic cannabis behave very differently and future studies should give clearer guidelines on how to use them effectively."

    Learning Objectives: 

    Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:

    • Appreciate that cannabis affects nearly all organ systems in the body. It is " pharmacologically dirty" and therefore has myriad effects both desired and undesired.
    • Appreciate that cannabis has unique effects on the developing adolescent developing brain.
    • Understand that current evidence for medical cannabis use is restricted only to very limited clinical situations.
    About the Presenter: Dr. Gordon Wong is a psychopharmacologist in private practice in Menlo Park. Last year Dr. Wong gave an excellent and very popular presentation to our group on "Marijuana, Health Risks and Benefits." He has agreed to return to give us an update with a closer look at some of the medical and scientific issues.

    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.

    • Sunday, October 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 12355 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA 91604
    • 61
    Register

    We are excited to be partnering with the Outreach Committee of SFV-CAMFT for this special event!


     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Presenters: Wendy Ashley, PsyD, LCSW and Dr. Allen Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW

    CEUs: 3.5

    SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION: The multitude of requests for additional dialogue and opportunities for clinical integration have resulted in this dynamic workshop. Dr. Wendy Ashley and Dr. Allen Lipscomb will facilitate experiential activities to increase your understanding of the power, privilege and implicit biases you bring to clinical spaces and their impact on your work. The facilitators will provide participants with tools to apply workshop content to support client empowerment, promote social justice and to embrace intersectionality in micro, mezzo and macro practice settings. It will hone in on the power and privilege dynamics that are inherent in practice settings, offer strategies to integrate intersectionality in a variety of practice contexts and provide techniques to be a true ally to marginalized populations.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    As a result of attending this training, participants should be able to:

    1. Identify 3 ways diversity, intersectionality, power and privilege impact the effectiveness of one’s practice.
    2. Identify 3 skills to navigate through the complexities of intersectionality with clients, paying special attention to our own biases and blind spots
    3. Identify and practice 4 strategies to promote cultural humility in increasing empowerment, equity and efficacy in practice.
     ABOUT THE PRESENTERS


    Wendy Ashley, PsyD, LCSW
    is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the California State University at Northridge’s Masters of Social Work program. Dr. Ashley received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Ryokan College and her MSW from the University of Southern California. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1998 and has over twenty years of social work experience in the areas of community mental health, child welfare and addiction recovery. Dr. Ashley is the author of multiple publications, speaks at conferences nationwide and internationally, maintains a private practice and provides training for multiple community agencies. Research interests include treatment models for working with African American and Transgender clients, effective trauma interventions, creative engagement of involuntary clients, the impact of power and privilege on macro and micro practice, and child welfare. She is passionate about promoting social justice, and infuses an intersectionality lens in her teaching, practice and research.

    Dr. Ashley can be reached at: Wendy.Ashley@csun.edu Website: drwendyashley.com

    Allen Eugene Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW, Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department. Dr. Lipscomb is a clinical psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. Dr. Lipscomb received his doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) 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 for human resources 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 and inclusive mental health services to individuals, children, youth and families of color. He has worked in collaboration with Alhambra Unified School District; Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services; Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; Los Angeles County Department of Probation; Los Angeles Unified School District and California Community Care Licensing.

    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.

    His pedagogy is centered on cultural anti-oppressive and clinically-responsive inclusive practices with consumers. Dr. Lipscomb maintains a private practice; conducts local, national and international trainings; is a clinical consultant and keynote/motivational speaker. Dr. Lipscomb is an author and published his first book titled: Black Male Grief Reaction to Trauma: A Clinical Case Study of One Man's Treatment.

    Recent publications:

    Ashley, W. & Lipscomb, A.E. (2018). Culturally Affirming Clinical Supervision in Graduate Field Education: Enhancing Transformative Dialogue in the Supervisory Dyad. International Research in Higher Education, 3 (3). https://doi.org/10.5430/irhe.v3n3

    Lipscomb, A.E. & Ashley, W. (2018). Black Male Grief Through the Lens of Racialization and Oppression: Effective Instruction for Graduate Clinical Programs. International Research in Higher Education, 3 (2). https://doi.org/10.5430/irhe.v3n2p51

    Lipscomb, A.E. & Ashley, W., Mountz, S. (2017). From the Teachers' Perspective: Exploring Ways to Navigate Transformative Dialogues about Microaggressions in Social Work Higher Education. International Research in Higher Education, 2 (3). https://doi.org/10.5430/irhe.v2n3p50

    Book:

    Lipscomb, A. E. (2016). Black Male Grief Reaction to Trauma: A Clinical Case Study of One Man’s Mental Health Treatment. https://www.amazon.com/Black-Male-Grief-Reaction-Trauma/dp/1533288119

    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS


    Online registration is preferred to ensure your seat.  Registration at the door will be an additional $15. 

    ATTENDANCE AND CEU INFORMATION: This presentation meets the qualifications for 3.5 CE units for LCSWs, ASWs, LPCCs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. All clinical disciplines are welcome. You can attend any CSCSW meeting throughout the state.

    NOTE: REGISTERED ASWs can now accrue CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS towards their license, as long as they receive prior approval from their supervisor.

    For more information or to renew your membership contact: info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or 650 460-9210

    LOCATION AND PARKING INFORMATION:  

    Signs will be out front of the church and we will have someone in the inside door for registration. There is a small parking lot but mostly it will be parking on the street. Parking is very accessible in this area.

    CONTACT:

    Natasha Singer, LCSW | nsingerlcsw@gmail.com

    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
    Register

    Presenter: Paul Lesnik, LCSW

    Description:  Family Sculpture, largely developed by Virginia Satir, has its roots in Psychodrama, an action based therapy that allows participates to explore their Family of Origin through enactment. Attendees will create a Social Atom, an illustration of their network of connections in their Family of Origin world and then have the opportunity to see a volunteer put the world of their family in action. Presentation is both didactic and heavily experiential.

    earning Objectives:
    1. Participants will learn the projective technique of the Social Atom, a pen and paper illustration of a client's network of connection in their Family of Origin
    2. Participants will identify doubling and role reversal, techniques of psychodrama, and their use in building a Family Sculpture in action.
    3. Participants will experience the utilization of Family Sculpture as a tool working with families and groups.

    About the Presenter: 

    THE SAN DIEGO DISTRICT PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH, FROM 10-12 NOON, AT OUR PRESENT JFS LOCATION. 

    CEUs: 1.5 CEU hours for LCSW’.s, MFT’, and LPC’s. Note: Registered Associate Clinical Social Workers -- as long as your supervisor approves participation, you can now use CEs toward LCSW hours

    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.

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

    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1110 S. Shenandoah St. Rec Room Los Angeles, CA 90035
    Register
     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Presenter: Laura Alongi, LCSW

    This presentation is designed to teach basic knowledge, skills and values about working with children who have experienced traumatic stress, specifically within the child welfare system. We will define traumatic stress and its impact on children, and begin to connect trauma reactions to how children may be inaccurately diagnosed or conceptualized. The overall objective of this presentation is to create and promote trauma informed practitioners and systems.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to define the essential elements of a trauma informed child social worker.
    2. Participants will be able to understand the term child traumatic stress and know what types of experiences constitute childhood trauma.
    3. Participants will be able to understand the relationship between a child's lifetime trauma history and his or her behaviors and responses.
     ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    Laura Alongi, LCSW received specialized training through the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, teaches at the UCLA Department of Social Welfare and is a field consultant with the California Social Work Education Center program, a statewide program that trains social workers to become professional public child welfare workers. She has worked primarily with emotionally disturbed children and their families, in individual, family and group modalities at South Bay Child Guidance, the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, and Aviva Children and Family Services. Currently, she has a small private practice, and provides supervision and consultation to new and unlicensed social workers.

    WORKSHOP LOGISTICS


    CSCSW is a  BBS approved provider for CEUs.  This workshop issues 2.0 CEU hours for LCSW’s, MFT’s, and LPC’s. Note: Registered Associate Clinical Social Workers -- as long as your supervisor approves participation, you can now use CEs toward LCSW hours

    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

    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • Friday, February 14, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Webinar
    Register

    Session 1: Healthy Sex vs Sexual Pathology | new date: November 8, 2019
    Session 2: Kids, Sex, and the Internet, SWOT analysis | new date: December 13, 2019
    Session 3: Prodependence | new date: January 10, 2020
    Session 4: Untangling Meth, Sex and Intimacy | new date: February 14, 2020

    • 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: Prodependence 
    Presenter: Robert Weiss, PhD, MSW
    Date:
    January 10, 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.

    Session 4: Untangling Meth, Sex and Intimacy: Chemsex in the MSM Community
    Presenter: David Fawcett PhD, LCSW
    Date:
    February 14, 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.

    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.


    • Friday, November 22, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
    Register

    Presenter:  Wendy Justus, LCSW

    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 COORDINATOR:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.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.

    • Friday, November 22, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
    Register

    Presenter:  Wendy Justus, MA, LCSW

     DESCRIPTION

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a truly integrative and effective approach to treating the kind of complex, developmental trauma we see with so many of our patients. Over the last decade, EMDR has begun to receive positive attention from traditional therapists thanks to the publication of books like Bessel Van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score.

    Once thought of as a fairly radical, even bizarre treatment for single incident “Large T” trauma (like rape, war, earthquakes, etc), EMDR is now known to greatly decrease the disturbance of the kind of repetitive “small t” developmental trauma we clinical social workers see so frequently and find so hard to resolve. While not a magic bullet, EMDR does seem to improve the lives of many patients significantly.

    Attendees will learn the fundamentals of EMDR and gain an understanding of who in their practice might benefit. We will discuss Resourcing, a powerful preparatory phase of the EMDR process. Finally, a case presentation will further illustrate the process of how adjunctive EMDR therapy looks in practice.

     LEARNING OBJECTIVES
     
    1. Attendees will receive a basic understanding of the EMDR process.
    2. Attendees will have a sense of which patients, and at what juncture in their treatment, could benefit from adjunctive EMDR (Hint: not only the obviously traumatized ones but also the ones who just seem really stuck, for many years.)
    3. Attendees will understand the benefits of EMDR Resourcing, and how the process of resourcing carries over from the adjunctive EMDR sessions into their treatments with patients.
    ABOUT THE PRESENTER
     

    Wendy Justus, MA, LCSW is a certified psychoanalytic psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker with a second master’s degree in transpersonal psychology. In addition to her traditional psychodynamic therapy practice, she is also a Certified Therapist in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

    Wendy specializes in treating complex (developmental) PTSD using EMDR. She does this work in her own psychodynamic practice as well as working adjunctively with other clinicians.

    She did her graduate work at New York University and her psychoanalytic training the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, also in NYC. Since 2004 she has been practicing in Menlo Park, California.

    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.

    LOGISTICS

    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)

    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 

    DISTRICT COORDINATORS:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.com

    Ginny Frederick | ginnyfred@aol.com

    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Home of Jennifer Lezin
    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 COORDINATOR:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.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, December 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service, 8788 Balboa Ave., San Diego 92123
     

    Annual Holiday Meet & Greet
    celebrating CSCSW’s 50th Year Anniversary

    CSCSW, San Diego District invites you to our “Annual Holiday Meet and Greet” event (in lieu of our monthly CEU program - this is a FREE event).  

    Come to network with new and familiar colleagues, meet our State board members, share resources & ideas,  and find out about the new and exciting benefits of CSCSW.
    Bring any information (i.e. marketing materials, business cards, available positions, etc.) to share. We welcome all clinicians (members and non-members): MSW’s, ASW’s, LCSW’s, MFT’s, LPC’s, PhD’s, etc.
    Please RSVP by December 1, so we can plan for light hors d”oeuvres and beverages. 
    District Point of Contact: Ros Goldstein | Email: goldsiegel@gmail.com
    • Friday, January 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Home of Jennifer Lezin
    Register

    Presenter:  Nancy Haug, PhD

    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 COORDINATOR:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.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.

    • 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 COORDINATOR:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.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.

    • 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 COORDINATOR:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.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.

    • 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 & Patricia Penn, LCSW, PhD

    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 COORDINATOR:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.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.

    • 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 COORDINATOR:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.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.


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