California Society for Clinical Social Work

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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa lAve. San Diego, CA 92123
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    Presenter: Kim Roser-Kedward, LCSW

    Description: 20% of civilian adults (40% of veterans) in primary care settings suffer from insomnia . Join us to learn how this simple behavioral intervention can improve insomnia symptoms in most adults within 6-8 weeks.

    Learning Objectives: Participants will learn:

    • DSM-V Criteria for Insomnia
    • How Sleep is Regulated: 2 Processes
    • Four-Factor Model of Insomnia
    • Understand the importance of a comprehensive Sleep Assessment.
    • Identify sleep-related clinical measures used in the assessment process.
    • Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
    • Case Study of CBT-I application
    • Learn about training and consultation resources to become a CBT-I provider.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME - 6:00-8:00 PM

    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 Thursday of the month from September through June  from 6:00 to 8:00 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, May 19, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 1110 S. Shenandoah St., Rec Room, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (RESIDENTIAL LOCATION)
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    Greater LA District

    Presenter: Dr. Ellen Ruderman, Ph.D., Psy.D., LCSW

    Description: Dr. Ellen Ruderman invites us into conversation about the challenges of practicing therapy, when threatening impositions of the current world outside may induce states of helplessness and anxiety in both therapist and patient. As world events become more daunting and dangerous, this creates an opportunity, perhaps necessity, for therapists to examine and discuss our own inner process (or countertransference), and possibly to reconsider certain ‘tried and true

    practices. How do we maintain our focus on the internal lives of our patients, when external events have the capacity to greatly alter our patients’ emotional states, as well as our own?

    Dr. Ruderman invites us to explore and address this new reality, in which we therapists are equally assaulted by the impact of the political and social incursions of our time, and may feel as helpless as our patients. How do we shift, when it is necessary, out of old therapeutic paradigms and become more attuned to the existential anxieties of our patients and ourselves. Dr. Ruderman will use clinical experiences to illustrate her points and encourages you to bring your own clinical examples to enhance the discussion.

    About the Presenter: 

    Ellen Ruderman, Ph.D., Psy.D., LCSW is a Member, Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (ICP). She has a Private Practice of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and Psychodynamically oriented group and individual consultation in the SanFernando Valley. For many years, she was the Chair of the Southern California Area Chapter of the American Assn. of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work and simultaneously Chair, AAPCSW (American Association of Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work) National Study Group (2006-2011). Dr. Ruderman was a psychotherapist, supervisor, and coordinator of numerous psycho-educational presentations at Cedars-Sinai Dept. of Psychiatry’s “Thalians Clinic” from 1965-1980. She taught at Cedars-Sinai Dept. of Psychiatry, UCLA, and Immaculate Heart College. She continues to enjoy teaching in the form of Consultation Groups for therapists of all disciplines and has done so since 1975 to the present.

    Dr. Ruderman’s many publications include professional articles on countertransference, women’s issues, separation-individuation, life stages and as coordinator and contributor to The Impact of the War, the Economy, Climate change, Healthcare and Political Intrusions on Treatment. Her published books also include: Co-Editor and contributor to Therapies with Women in Transition: Toward Relational Perspectives with Today’s Women, (IUP); Co-Editor and contributor to Contemporary Clinical Practice: The Holding Environmental Under Assault. (Springer). She is Co-editor of two Journal Issues for Psychoanalytic Inquiry - “On Touch” and “Life Stages of the Psychoanalyst.” In 2011 she published her first Novel: Chasing the Red Car :Coming of Age in the McCarthy Era (iUniverse), and is currently preparing for publication her second novel - “Anna’s Journey: A Tribute to Courage and Determination” a partly fictional,partly autobiographical historical novel focusing the lens on the immigrant experience.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Explores and addresses a new reality in which therapists and patients are equally assaulted by the impact of the current outside world. 
    2. Focus on countertransference (or inner process) considerations in dealing with the ‘real’ as well as the internal in treatment. 
    3. Discussion of authenticity and mutuality - impact on patient and therapist alike

    Location Information:

    1110 S. Shenandoah St., Rec Room, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (this is a residential location)


    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.

    CEUs: 2.0 hours

    CONTACT:

    Nadia Aquino | nadiaaquino89@gmail.com (Greater LA District Coordinator)

    • Thursday, June 07, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa lAve. San Diego, CA 92123
    Register

    Presenter: Marisa Ugarte, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition

    Description: To be added later.

    PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME - 6:00-8:00 PM

    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 Thursday of the month from September through June  from 6:00 to 8:00 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, June 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 1110 S. Shenandoah St. “Rec Room” | Los Angeles
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    This three-hour workshop will introduce you to the new rules for finding work in The Gig Economy. Topics include:

    • 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.

    PRESENTER: Dr. Chaz Austin, Ed.D. http://chazaustin.com is a recognized authority in Career Training. He coaches private clients, teaches college-level career courses, and conducts workshops on using social media as a marketing tool. He is the author of two books, most recently 101 Ways to Find Work . . . and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career. He also wrote and teaches a series of courses for LinkedIn Learning: "Creating a Career Plan,” "Succeeding in a New Job," and "Transitioning Out of Your Job.” Dr. Austin holds an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University.

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