California Society for Clinical Social Work
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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).
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.
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.
Ongoing consultation/support group for CSCSW members regarding the use of Telehealth. Previous meetings have included discussions around practice implications of using a telehealth platform, legal and ethical considerations, navigating insurance, and transitioning back to the office. Members have an opportunity to network and make connections with other practitioners across the state.
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MEMBER'S ONLY EVENT - FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS
This Consultation/Support Group does not award CEUs.
Co-hosted with USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Presenter: Laura Groshong, LICSW, Director of Policy and Practice for the Clinical Social Work Association
Cost: Member/USC Alum - $50 | Nonmember - $75 | Student/USC Student - $20
This workshop will help LCSWs determine when and how to safely return to our office practices, as California opens up. The ethical issues, as well as the uncertainty and anxiety connected to returning to the office will also be discussed. This webinar will help participants make this complicated decision in these difficult times. Here is your chance to ask all the questions you have about making this important choice.
After participating in this Live, Interactive Webinar, participants will be able to:
Laura Groshong, LICSW, has been in clinical practice for the past 43 years. She was also a Registered Lobbyist in Washington for five mental health organizations for 25 years. She has been the Director of Policy and Practice for the Clinical Social Work Association nationally since 2006 and, through the Mental Health Liaison Group, worked on passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act of 2008, the Affordable Care Act, and many other pieces of legislation that support and benefit LCSWs. Laura, a dynamic and engaging speaker, has written and lectured extensively on clinical and legislative issues around the country.
Contact: Monica Blauner
This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 2 hours of ETHICS continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Please join us at our next support group for Soical work students and ASWs - with special guest, Sarah Jayyousi, MSW, LPCC, LCSW (she/her/hers), CSCSW Boardmember and BBS liaison
Sarah will discuss role of BBS liaison, licensing process and answer questions. She has supervised MSW for over 20 years and will speak about the licensing process, mistakes that delay licensing, and the BBS liaison role. Please come with questions.
Feeling lost, stressed, excited? Don't have time for the self care everyone keeps talking about? You are not alone!
Bring your questions and concerns, share your journey and connect with others, through this open group for any social work student or ASW in need of support. The group will meet with members once a month to discuss topics related to being a social work student or graduate in pursuit of a clinical license.
The forum will provide a semi-structured discussion in a safe and encouraging space. Topics are expected to be broad in range but may include: internships, managing hours and licensing exams, supervisors and supervision. The goal of this group is to meet with other aspiring clinical social workers and share successes, challenges, stressors and ethical issues.
Group will meet on Zoom the third Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 6:00. Cost is free to members and non-members.
If you have any questions about the support group, please contact Emily Plain, MSW | firstname.lastname@example.org
1 CEU - this will be a meeting and will not be recorded
Cost: Member/USC Alum - $25 | Nonmember - $40 | Student/USC Student - $10
Although clinicians are quite familiar with using technology, the competencies of providing telemental health services are not so evident. This webinar is not intended to cover all of the competencies of telemental health, but to inform you of how to assess your competency and to provide you a broad overview of the competencies of telemental health.
The following topics will be covered:
At the end of this meeting, participants will be able to:
Raymond Barrett, CEO (LMHC, LPC) of the Telehealth Certification Institute LLC, is a licensed professional counselor and an expert telehealth trainer/ consultant. Ray’s passion for telehealth emerged from his experience as a clinician seeking practical, high-quality telehealth training. He is a frequent speaker for professional organizations. Since 2014, TCI has delivered comprehensive Telehealth training and consultation to a global network of more than 26,000 healthcare organizations and professionals. TCI now offers over 90 specialized courses, a vast array of telehealth resources, and ongoing free continuing education opportunities for telehealth providers.
This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 1 hour 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/USC Alum - $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: email@example.com
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.
SAVE THE DATE: REGISTRATION OPENS ON AUGUST 1
Description: In this workshop Dr. Schore will offer a PowerPoint presentation and discuss the essential themes of his recently published book, Right Brain Psychotherapy. Referring to his current clinical, research, and theoretical studies on attachment theory, neuropsychoanalysis, traumatology, and psychotherapy, he will discuss the right brain emotional, relational, and neurobiological change mechanisms that lie at the core of the co-created therapeutic relationship. This lecture will also present an interpersonal neurobiological model of psychotherapeutic expertise for working with early-forming therapeutic reenactments of attachment trauma, especially in heightened affective moments of treatment. Dr. Schore will contend that our conception of the expert clinician has changed, from one who offers left brain insight-oriented interpretations in order make the unconscious conscious to an empathic clinician whose right brain optimally detects, processes, and regulates the patient’s right brain unconsciously communicated implicit bodily-based affective states in order to treat the patient’s symptomatology and promote the patient’s emotional and social development. He will discuss how very recent groundbreaking hyperscanning studies of the brains of both the patient and the therapist in a psychotherapy session confirm his model of synchronized right brain-to-right brain nonverbal emotional communication of attachment dynamics within the burgeoning therapeutic alliance. Offering both clinical data and a large body of interdisciplinary research he will suggest that neurobiologically-informed, emotionally-focused treatment facilitates therapeutic changes in the connectivity of the “emotional” “social” right brain, and that the incorporation of current studies of brain laterality research into models of the therapeutic relationship allows for a deeper understanding of not only why but how psychotherapy works, “beneath the words” of the patient and therapist.
Dr. Allan Schore is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine. He is author of six seminal volumes, including Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, Classic Edition, and two recently published books, Right Brain Psychotherapy and The Development of the Unconscious Mind, as well as numerous peer reviewed articles and chapters. His contributions appear in multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, developmental psychology, infant mental health, attachment theory, trauma studies, behavioral biology, clinical psychology, and clinical social work. He is past editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, and has received a number of honors for his work, including an Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology from the Division of Trauma Psychology and the Scientific Award from the Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association, Honorary Membership by the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center Award for outstanding contributions to Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He has extensively lectured internationally, and has had a private psychotherapy practice for more than four decades.
This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 4.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Telemental health clinicians should continuously develop their cultural competence to remain ethically compliant. By doing so, you will improve rapport with clients and ensure that cultural needs are met throughout the treatment process. Providing telehealth services often requires that clinicians work with clients outside the clinician’s own community which requires more attentiveness to cultural differences.
In this course, you will learn about:
Improving cultural competence on a consistent basis can help your clients feel seen and heard during your telemental health sessions.
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