California Society for Clinical Social Work
GROW YOUR COMMUNITY & ADVANCE YOUR CAREERProfessional Development | Advocacy | Connection
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:
About the Presenter:
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.
Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM meeting.
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.
Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.
Attendance and Registration Policies
Note: Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.
Presenter: Wanda Jewell, MSW, PhD, LCSW
This 7th workshop is a continuation of the series hosted by Tanya Moradians, Coordinator of the SFV Chapter of CSCSW. Our purpose is to present tangible and useful clinical concepts no longer taught in most schools of social work.
Weaving together theory, neurobiology, and practical tips for maintaining quality rapport in the middle phase, Dr. Jewell will discuss the use of empathy, laughter and other joyful interventions. A main value of social work is to improve social functioning. How can we help people feel and express more of the positives in life while being prepared to handle difficulties as they occur.
We will discuss the strengths perspective and emphasize the process of helping clients to thrive emotionally. Many people are worried about the future and ruminating about the past. In our current social/political context, anxiety and depression are at an all time high. How can we be present and enjoy the moment? How can we have satisfying relationships with ourselves and others.
An outcome of therapy is to integrate the brain, as we discussed last workshop.
This integration, a cohesive self, broadens one’s window of tolerance for stress but also for joy.
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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 | email@example.com
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.
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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FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS
This Consultation/Support Group does not award CEUs.
Guest Facilitator: Haile Wright, LCSW
"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.
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.
Members – FREENon-Members - FREE
Co-Hosted with USC
Presenter: Dr. Chaz Austin, Ed.D
This two-hour webinar will cover the new rules for finding work in The Gig Economy.
• Targeted networking
• How to build a Granular Database of contacts
• Using social media effectively
• Creating a resume that serves as a marketing tool
• Persuasive interviewing skills that appeal to prospective employers
You’ll learn new strategies for finding work that will advance your career.
About the Presenter
Dr. Chaz Austin, Ed.D. http://chazaustin.com is a recognized authority in career training and TEDx speaker who works with private clients around the world. He created and teaches three courses for LinkedIn Learning: "Creating a Career Plan," "Succeeding in a New Job," and "Transitioning Out of Your Job." He also teaches for Los Angeles Pierce College and the Beacon House Association of San Pedro. His most recent book is 101 Ways to Find Work . . . and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career! He invites you to follow him on LinkedIn.
Contact: Monica Blauner
Cost/Attendance and Registration Policies
Note: There will be no CEUs offered for this workshop.
USC Students and Alumni - to receive the registration code please contact Maeve Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Dietz - email@example.com
Presenter: Chris Smith MSW, LCSW
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).
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.
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: Sara Mestas, LMFT
Cost: Member - $40 | Nonmember - $65 | Students and First Year Graduates - $10
The presentation will run 2 hours and will address the objectives below. Participants will receive a small “Starter Packet” of interventions (5-6 with Sandtray prompts as well) that can be utilized in a variety of ways, which will be discussed during the presentation. Breakout rooms will be utilized at least once to provide opportunity to practice learned skills with support by instructor. Instructor will also facilitate a hands on intervention during the training as well as provide examples of play therapy cases.
Sara Mestas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Clinical Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist working in the Mental Health Field for over 10 years. She began her career as a line staff in a Residential Treatment Center caring directly for children with emotional disturbances, trauma, mental health issues including many children in the Foster Care System. These experiences led her to pursue a career as a LMFT working in that same Residential Treatment Center as well as in Private Practice. Throughout her time as a clinician and working with a variety of clients and families, it became more and more clear how impactful and transformative Play Therapy is. She utilized Play Therapy in conjunction with Trauma Focused treatment and EMDR. Sara enjoys working with clients of all ages and has witnessed the power that Play Therapy can have in children, adolescents and adults.
This WORKSHOP 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.
Presenters: Allen Eugene Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW & Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW
Description: This training is aimed at raising critical consciousness, antiracist accountability and empowerment in the clinical supervisory relationship. Special attention will be placed on initiating difficult dialogues, the clinical supervisor-clinician-client triad and cultivating cultural humility in clinical supervision spaces.
Following this presentation, participants shall be able to:
About the Presenters:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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/
CSCSW Member/USC Alum: 65.00 | Non-member: 95.00 | Student: 25.00 | Industrial rate (for schools or agencies): 80.00
This webinar workshop meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit (3 CEUs/day) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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