California Society for Clinical Social Work
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Co-hosted with USCCEUs: 2 CEU’s
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.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
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.
Note: Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.
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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.
Please note that this group is for individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC). This email reminder is sent out widely to all contacts and is not filtered by how individuals identify; therefore, if you have received this email but do not identify as BIPOC, we appreciate your support and allyship, and ask that you respect the intention of this group by not logging in to the meeting.
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.
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Direct from the source, join us to learn all you need to know to make the licensing process for LCSWs & MFTs as easy as possible. Steve Sodergren, Executive Officer of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), will present an overview of the licensing process, including registering as an ASW or AMFT hours for licensure, and taking the exams.
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Presenter: Steve Sodergren, Executive Officer of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
Steve Sodergren has worked in California state service for 25 years, including 9 years Steve as the BBS assistant executive officer. During his tenure with the board he has been responsible for the day to day operations of the board and has been instrumental in implementing board policies such as the examination restructure and the transition to an online service platform.
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Open consultation/support group for CSCSW members to discuss topics, questions, concerns, creative solutions, etc. regarding the use of Telehealth, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previous meetings have included discussions around the use of different telehealth platforms, how clinicians are approaching their work with children, teens and TAY through telehealth, navigating insurance, resource sharing, etc.
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This Consultation/Support Group does not award CEUs.
Presenter: Wanda Jewell, MSW, PhD, LCSW
This workshop series of the Art of Psychotherapy has been organized by Dr. Tanya Moradians, CSCSW Coordinator of the San Fernando Valley District and Dr. Wanda Jewell, Professor at the USC School of Social Work.
The series focuses on the traditional psychodynamic framework that has been the underpinnings of Clinical Social Work since its beginning. Currently, the Schools of Social Work throughout the country are no longer offering classes on psychodynamic psychotherapy. The psychodynamic framework is replaced with short-term, evidenced based methods of treatment.
By offering this series, we hope that the psychodynamic framework will continue to be learned and understood by new Social Work students, and shared among more experienced practitioners. It is a framework that can also include use of short-term therapies. Although this series is not an exhaustive explanation of psychodynamic psychotherapy, it is offered as a stimulus for those who may be interested to pursue further knowledge of this framework.
In this workshop #6, Dr. Jewell will continue the discussion of middle phase issues.
People tend to get stuck in default patterns of behavior and reactions to life situations, likely learned as safety measures in childhood. The therapist can identify and work with these and other issues as they emerge in the therapy as shifting patterns within clients, helping clients to acquire insight and new strategies for a more fulfilling life.
Dr. Jewell will go into more depth with some of the concepts mentioned in workshop #5: ego functions and defenses, use of theory, and typical stress responses, with examples of how these elements play out as typical coping strategies. We will include a discussion of the neurobiology of trauma and recovery including an introduction to polyvagal theory.
As in past workshops, our format will include a panel of experienced clinicians to respond to audience questions and comments.
Please join us for this discussion on the middle phase of the therapeutic relationship.
Previous recordings of this series, number 1 through 5, are available free of charge to CSCSW members and students and available to non-members for a fee.
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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.
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This is a District Meeting coordinated by the SFV District
SFV District Coordinator
Tanya Moradians Ph.D, LCSW | 818-783-1881 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Presenter: Chris Smith, MSW, LCSW, CGP
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).
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.
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.
Presenter: Paul Lesnik, LCSW, TEP
Psychodrama is a powerful modality that allows clients to explore feelings experientially in a safe environment. Sociometry, the underpinning of all group work, explores the choices we make and how these choices either bring us closer to or farther away from connection to others. In a group, sociometry makes apparent an invisible web of connection; the more we make the invisible connections between group members visible, the more opportunity they have to be connected to each other and as a group. This aids the clients in co-creating the group as a safe container necessary for taking personal risks and doing their therapeutic work.
Participants will engage in sociometric exercises including Spectrograms and Locograms and Sociometric Choice Making with the goal of implementing these in their work with client groups. The training will link some of Yalom’s therapeutic aspects of a group to sociometry and action methods.
At the end of this training, participants will:
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Paul Lesnik, LCSW, TEP, is a Clinical Social Worker and Psychodrama and Expressive Arts Trainer based in San Diego. He works in many Expressive Arts modalities, including Psychodrama, Sandplay and Soul Collage® with clients. He conducts training groups for clinicians and mental health professionals in infusing the arts into their practice. He is the only Board-Certified Psychodrama Trainer in San Diego County. Paul works with the Friends of Sandplay/CAMFT Sandplay SIG to provide Sandplay trainings.
Recently Paul was presented with the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, Collaborator’s Award, (with Lin Considine, LMHC, TEP) 2021.
This is a District Meeting coordinated by the San Diego District
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.
Presenter: Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW
Description: This webinar will focus on promoting mental health, wellness, and recovery during a dual pandemic (COVID-19 and concurrent displays of civil unrest). The Coronavirus outbreak created both a global health challenge and a wave of mental health crises. The pandemic has been a stressor for physical health, mental health and well-being, with significant psychological consequences for those impacted by COVID-19, their family members, health care workers and mental health practitioners. While grappling with the weight of the health pandemic, the savagery of the violent murders of George Floyd, Ahmad Arbery, and Breonna Taylor appeared to substantively impact the world, resulting in racial tension and global protests. The incessant media coverage of the dual pandemic has activated a level of psychological and physiological distress that cannot be escaped. For Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) this level of distress is experienced as racial trauma, with significant implications for vulnerable clients and treatment providers of color. Thus, the dual pandemic experience of global exposure to the Coronavirus, ongoing systemic targeting of Black Americans by law enforcement, quarantined isolation, increased caseloads, parenting or family responsibilities, and the expectation of consistent self-care creates a considerable emotional burden for mental health providers that has the potential to negatively impact their mental health and well-being. Strategies for managing personal and professional reactions to the dual pandemic, navigating client challenges, and trauma informed self-care will be provided.
Following this presentation, participants shall be able to:
About the Presenter:
Wendy Ashley Psy.D., LCSW is a Professor and the Associate Chair of the California State University at Northridge’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Ryokan College and her MSW from the University of Southern California. Dr. Ashley maintains certifications in Diversity and Inclusion Practices from Cornell University and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) from the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1998 and has over twenty-five years of micro, mezzo and macro 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. Her research interests emphasize the promotion of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in practice, pedagogy and organizational culture. She is passionate about social justice advocacy, and infuses an intersectionality lens in her teaching, practice, training, and research. Contact email: email@example.com
CSCSW Member/USC Alum: $50.00 | Non-member: $75.00 | Student: $10.00
This webinar meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Presenter: Andrew Susskind, LCSW
Cost: Member - FREE | Nonmember - $30
As human beings, we are biologically wired for connection. For individuals in recovery from trauma and addictions, deeper contact with others holds even more significance to promote healing and sustainable sobriety. In this webinar, attendees will explore a fresh, new perspective on emotional sobriety skills to reinforce long-term healing. Developing secure attachments is not the goal; breaking down barriers that get in the way of secure attachments is the key. Addiction thrives on isolation, shame and secrecy, and to diminish the stigma, this presentation looks at longstanding recovery through the lens of Nervous System Regulation, Positive Psychology and Attachment Theory. Addictive, compulsive behaviors stem from brokenheartedness, and establishing emotionally-reliable relationships mends broken hearts while developing purpose and meaning.Andrew Susskind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting Practitioner and Certified Group Psychotherapist based in West Los Angeles since 1992 specializing in trauma and addictions. He serves as faculty for the Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course, taught residents in the UCLA School of Medicine Doctoring program and mentored associates in his private practice from 1997-2020. His recent book, It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction (Central Recovery Press, June 2019) joins his workbook, From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery which was released in 2014.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Andrew Susskind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting Practitioner and Certified Group Psychotherapist based in West Los Angeles since 1992 specializing in trauma and addictions. He serves as faculty for the Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course, taught residents in the UCLA School of Medicine Doctoring program and mentored associates in his private practice from 1997-2020. His recent book, It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction (Central Recovery Press, June 2019) joins his workbook, From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery which was released in 2014.
This DISTRICT MEETING meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Presenter: Chris Smith MSW, LCSW
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