California Society for Clinical Social Work

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Upcoming events

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Objectives:

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

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

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

    Objectives:

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

    Session 3: 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.


    This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
    • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
    • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

    Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.


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

    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, November 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Sacramento Children’s Home | 1st Floor Conference Room 2750 Sutterville Rd Sacramento, CA 95820
    • 26
    Register
     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Description: 

    Have you thought about every going into private practice? Are you in practice and looking to step up take things to a new level or hone in on the clients that you are most passionate about? Come and join us for a time of talking nuts and bolts of working in private and group practice. We will talk about getting in the right mindset, finding your ideal client, pros and cons of choosing this path, business models of practice, and resources to help you get started or notch up your practice. Our community has a lot of expertise in this subject with many folks in the group working in practice. Come share your knowledge and learn a pro tip or two!

    Attendance and Registration Policies  

    • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
    • There will be no CEUs offered at this meeting.

    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.


    For more information or to renew your membership contact: info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org 

    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Home of Jennifer Lezin | 1151 PARKINSON AVENUE PALO ALTO
    Register

    YOU ARE INVITED

    MID- PENINSULA CSCSW

    A SOCIAL GATHERING FOR MEMBERS
    AND POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS — WINE, CHEESE AND SMALL BITES

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 6:30 - 8:00

    JENNIFER LEZIN’S HOUSE
    1151 PARKINSON AVENUE PALO ALTO
    (FLAG LOT - HOUSE ON RIGHT IN BACK - PARK ON PARKINSON AVENUE)

    BRING BUSINESS CARDS AND NETWORKING INFORMATION TO SHARE

    RSVP BY NOV. 27 online or to Ginny Frederick

    DISTRICT COORDINATORS:

    Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.com

    Ginny Frederick | ginnyfred@aol.com

    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service, 8788 Balboa Ave., San Diego 92123
    Register

    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.  We will also be celebrating CSCSW’s 50 years!

    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.WE ARE HAVING A SPECIAL RAFFLE FOR ALL ATTENDEES - A CHANCE TO WIN A “SELF CARE GIFT BASKET” &/OR A "SURPRISE GIFT”!  Join in on the festivities with your colleagues!

    Please RSVP by December 1, so we can plan for a light brunch and beverages. 

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

    • Sunday, December 08, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Alliance for Community Empowerment 7227 Owensmouth Avenue #104 Canoga Park CA, 91303
    • 65
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     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


    Presenter: Wanda Jewell, MSW, PhD, LCSW

    Description: The therapeutic relationship is the rapport between the clinician and the client. It’s a collaborative agreement based on trust, respect, and empathy. Rapport building in therapeutic relationships is a necessary set of steps in helping people create insight and lasting change. With the popularity of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other manualized treatment, there seems to be a lack of emphasis on these essential clinical skills. This workshop will cover these basic skills. We will also discuss the four elements that characterize psychodynamic work, for example, working with the client’s defenses. Together, we will cover the essentials of creating rapport and how to weave in cognitive techniques.

    Questions for discussion:

    • Are psychodynamic and CBT techniques compatible?
    • What are ways to promote positive outcomes in clinical work?
    • What is integrity in practice?

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define clinical social work.
    2. List the essential elements of creating therapeutic rapport.
    3. Refresh understanding of clinical work through a brief review of relational skill.
    4. Identify ways to create a practical mixture of psychodynamic therapy and CBT or other manualized treatments for the benefit of clients.
     ABOUT THE PRESENTER


    Dr. Wanda Jewell is a psychotherapist in private practice in the City of Glendale, CA and a professor at the USC School of Social Work in Los Angeles.

    Dr. Jewell began teaching at USC School of Social Work in Spring semester 1998. She teaches academic courses of Practice, Behavior, and Social Policy and has also served as Field Faculty. She also teaches SW 617, Substance Related and Behavioral Addictive Disorders and Recovery, and SW 630, Diversity, Social Justice, and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice.

    She is in private practice of psychotherapy in Los Angeles since 1991, and currently works part time as a Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services.

    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 at the LA Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Santa Fe Springs, CA.

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

     LOGISTICS


    Parking is located behind the building. Enter through the rear doors.

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

    Online RSVPs are preferred

    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.



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

    For more information or to renew your membership contact: info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org 

    • Friday, January 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 94301
    Register

    Presenter:  Nancy A. Haug, PhD

    Description:  The presentation will include an overview of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model of intervention which includes six core processes: being present, clarifying values, committed action, self-as-context, defusion and acceptance. We will discuss the essence of ACT work with clients using an ACT case conceptualization. Practical ACT strategies and clinical tools will be explained with a focus on experiential learning.

    Learning Objectives: 

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

    1. Present the overall ACT model of intervention.
    2. Discuss the essence of ACT work with clients using case conceptualization.
    3. Demonstrate practical ACT strategies and tools.

    About the Presenter: 

    Dr. Nancy Haug is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Psychology at Palo Alto University. She is core faculty in the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Haug maintains a private practice in San Jose, CA with specialization in the treatment of addictive behaviors and eating disorders. She has clinical expertise in evidence-based treatments such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies.

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

    Presented by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Alumni Association and the California Society of Clinical Social Work, this training meets the new one-time mandatory 6-CEU requirement from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention training for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs renewing their license on or after January 1, 2021, as well as Associates applying for their LCSW, LMFT or LPCC on or after January 1, 2021. *  

     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

    Presenter:  Golnaz Agahi, DSW, LCSW, MPH

    This six-hour suicide prevention course provides a comprehensive overview of current statistics, risk and protective factors, evidence based screening tools and interventions to assist professionals in providing more comprehensive care to individuals at risk of suicide. Data presented will provide an overview of gender and racial differences in suicide, means of suicide and review high risk populations and review the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5150/5585 which governs involuntarily hospitalization. This course will also review updated evidence based screening tools, and treatments options including development of safety plans and documentation. It will also address organizational concerns, including how micro social workers and administrators can make their organizations more “suicide prevention” ready. Participants will also receive resources for on-going professional development. This training is interactive and requires participant engagement to practice skills introduced in the workshop.

    Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

     ABOUT THE PRESENTER


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

    Presently, Dr. Agahi is the president of SocialWise Consulting, which covers an array of services critical to organizational development and sustainability; from use of evidence based frameworks to plan, implement and evaluate programs to survey development and grant writing. SocialWise also provides professional development workshops (e.g. mindfulness, stress management, suicide prevention), coaching and clinical supervision. She continues to assist organizations in implementation of screening tools and safety plans in addressing suicide ideation on an organizational level and provide appropriate suicide prevention training to an array of professionals and paraprofessionals. Also, Dr. Agahi teaches part-time at California State University, Fullerton, School of Social Work.

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

    ADDITIONAL DETAILS

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

    Lunch will be provided by Clearview Treatment Centers.

    Questions?

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

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


    This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEUs toward LCSW hours.


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

    * Registration fee includes lunch.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
    • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
    • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

    Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.



    • 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 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 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.

    • 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

    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

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


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

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