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    • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • Online ZOOM Webinar (will NOT be recorded)
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    Presenter:  Chris Smith MSW, LCSW

    1.5 CEUs

    9:30am-10:00am Optional session for beginners

    10:00am-11:30am 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).

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn how to use Zoom features to enhance feedback and participation.
    2. Learn how to support rapport building amongst participants using the platform.
    3. Learn strategies to support the safety of group members during the meeting.
    4. Identify strategies for engaging all members during a session.
    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.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-chris-smith-lcsw-0b511325/
    Email: christophersmith.lcsw@gmail.com

    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.

    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.



    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT)
    • ONLINE ZOOM
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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.

    If you are not a member join today - click here to learn more

    FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS

    This Consultation/Support Group does not award CEUs.


    • Wednesday, November 04, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Online ZOOM Webinar
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    Presenter:   Dr. Brian Miller, M.D., Medical Director - TMS Therapeutics in San Diego

    2 CEUs

    Dr. Miller will discuss new treatment approaches in psychiatry including nasal spray esketamine and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Electroconvulsive therapy will be discussed from both historical and contemporary views.

    "As an expert in diagnosing and treating Schizoprenia and other psychotic disorders, as well as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Substance Abuse, I whole-heartedly believe in the beneficial effects of TMS Therapy."
    -- Brian P. Miller, M.D.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Review non-pharmacologic treatment approaches in psychiatry
    2. Discuss unmet needs in treating depression and other mood disorders
    3. Review safety and efficacy data for selected treatment approaches

    A Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Brian Miller is the Medical Director of TMS Therapeutics in San Diego. He earned a B.S. in Psychology from UC Davis, graduating with honors, and completed psychiatric training at UC San Diego. During his last year of residency he served as Chief Resident on the Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine unit.

    Dr. Miller has an active interest in neuromodulation techniques and has practiced electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for over ten years. He has been named a“Top Doc” by his peers in San Diego Magazine every year since 2011. He has also been listed as a Southern California “Top Doc” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd in 2012 and 2013. In 2009 he was honored as “Clinician of the Year” at the San Diego County Mental Health Recognition Dinner.

    Dr. Miller holds expertise in diagnosing and treating Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, as well as Major DepressionBipolar Disorder, and Substance abuse. He is very enthusiastic about the contributions TMS has made thus far and is pleased to offer TMS as a treatment option.

    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. 

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

    Cost/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.


    • Friday, November 06, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • ONLINE ZOOM
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    Please join the Midpeninsula District Planning Committee to:

    • Say "hello" to fellow members
    • Hear an update on CSCSW on the State level and the schedule of upcoming events
    • Comment on your experience with CSCSW webinars thus far and offer ideas for what you’d like for future presentations
    • Share your thoughts and questions about whether to return to your office or not

    District Coordinator: Joan Berman, LCSW

    • Saturday, November 14, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Online ZOOM Webinar
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    Law & Ethics Conference co-hosted with USC

    Saturday, November 14 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
    Practicing During a Pandemic: Legal and Ethical Considerations

    Saturday, November 21 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
    Cultural Humility and the Pursuit of Social Justice

    CEUs: 3 CEU’s per day. 6 CEU’s meets law and ethics
    BBS requirement for licensing renewal.


     

    Practicing During a Pandemic: Legal and Ethical Considerations
    Saturday, November 14

    Presenter: Myles Montgomery, LCSW, JD   

    Description: This three-hour presentation is intended for licensed helping professional (i.e., LCSWs, LMFTs, etc.) in California and focuses on the present state of telehealth. The topics address the provision of telehealth services, in light of the emergence of COVID-19, which has prompted many licensed practitioners to migrate – temporarily or permanently – toward online practice.

    Recent changes to telehealth laws will be highlighted, along with relevant ethical and professional standards. Materials included will reference both clinical and administrative considerations for the practice of psychotherapy. Attention will be given to risks and consequences of telehealth services. Moreover, issues related to client diversity and for keeping an in-person practice open will be discussed.

    Learning Objectives:

    Following completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1. Understand important terms related to telehealth.
    2. Identify relevant laws related to telehealth in California.
    3. Discern specific ethical and professional standards related to telehealth.
    4. Describe changes in telehealth since the emergence of COVID-19.
    5. Name potential risks and consequences associated with telehealth.
    6. Recognize clinical issues related to client diversity with the provision of telehealth services.
    7. List considerations for keeping an in-person practice open.

      Cultural Humility and the Pursuit of Social Justice
      Saturday, November 21

      Presenters: Myles Montgomery, LCSW, JD  and Jaya Roy, MA, ASW

      Description: Ethical codes call on helping professionals to pursue social justice and challenge oppression through legislation, policies, and practice. In light of recent events, including police violence, tension has emerged in the United States around issues of systemic racism. Consequently, anti-racism efforts have received attention in the domains of higher education to legislation.

      Following the aftermath of the 1994 Rodney King incident, cultural humility emerged as a concept that challenged norms and conventional understanding about how to address issues of diversity in professional fields. In the context of current events, cultural humility offers an opportunity to pursue notions of social justice in the helping professions.

      Learning Objectives

      Following this presentation, participants shall be able to:

      1. Identify how codes of ethics regard social justice.
      2. Recognize laws that promote social justice.
      3. Define the major principles of cultural humility.
      4. Describe how cultural humility can promote social justice.

      About the Presenters:  

      Myles Montgomery, LCSW, JD 

      Myles Montgomery graduated from the MSW program at Sacramento State University in 2003 and began work as an emergency response worker for Yolo County CPS. After three years, he shifted to work as a residential social worker with EMQ Families First in 2006. Myles obtained his LCSW in 2009 and passed the California Bar in 2010, after graduating from the McGeorge School of Law.

      Besides work with the child welfare system, Myles has spent a year in civil litigation, practiced privately and worked as a Full Service Partnership (FSP) social worker in Solano County. Currently, Myles teaches in the Social Work Department at Sacramento State, where he has been since 2016.

      Jaya Roy, MA, ASW

      Jaya is a Cognitive Psychologist and a Clinical Social Worker. Jaya currently works at Mira Costa Community College as a Mental Health Counselor and serves as Chair for California’s Society For Clinical Social Worker’s (CSCSW) Diversity, Equity, and Transformation Committee. She is passionate about social justice and mental health, as well as the impact of the mind-body relationship on well-being. Jaya integrates frameworks from anti-oppressive practices, critical social work, and psychobiology in her clinical practice. When she is not focused on social work or activism, Jaya enjoys spending time with her birds, husband, or in the garden.

      https://www.kantimentalhealth.com/

        Cost: CSCSW Members and USC Alumni: $115 for both sessions or $65 for one session| Nonmembers: $140 for both sessions or $80 for one session

        This course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit (3 CEUs/day) 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.

        • Sunday, November 15, 2020
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
        • ONLINE ZOOM
        • 35
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        Presenters: Jaya Roy, MA, ASW; Christina Flynn, MSW, CMHS, MHP; Chelsea Oakerson, MSW 

        Moderator:  Amanda Lee, LCSW

        CEUs: 2

        Costs:  Member - $20.00 | Nonmember - $30.00

        Description: In this workshop we will begin by discussing concepts of power, privilege, and oppression. We will extend our understanding of power, privilege, and oppression as it relates to the climate crisis. Specifically, we will learn about how systems of oppression work synergistically to have created the climate crisis. Lastly we will explore various practice theories social workers can employ while working with clients. 

        About the Presenters: 

        Jaya Roy, MA, ASW (she/her)

        Jaya is a Cognitive Psychologist and a Clinical Social Worker. Jaya currently works at Mira Costa Community College as a Mental Health Counselor and serves as Chair for California’s Society For Clinical Social Worker’s (CSCSW) Diversity, Equity, and Transformation Committee. She is passionate about social justice and mental health, as well as the impact of the mind-body relationship on well-being. Jaya integrates frameworks from anti-oppressive practices, critical social work, and psychobiology in her clinical practice. When she is not focused on social work or activism, Jaya enjoys spending time with her birds, husband, or in the garden. 

        https://www.kantimentalhealth.com/

        Christina Flynn, MSW, CMHS, MHP (she/her)

        Christina is a child and family therapist specializing in trauma recovery, crisis intervention, and advocacy on behalf of youth and families. She earned her MSW at Portland State University with a focus on social work in schools, and clinical work with children, youth and families. While she is trained in Collaborative Problem Solving, she also uses techniques from play therapy, narrative therapy and somatic approaches to trauma resolution. Growing up in the Pacific NW, she has witnessed the healing power of nature while working for summer camps and outdoor schools. She believes in the essential human need for connection, including an active relationship with nature. In her free-time, Christina enjoys backpacking with friends and family as well as experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.

        Chelsea Oakerson, MSW (she/her)

        Chelsea earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon in 2013. She went on to complete her Master’s in Social Work, with a concentration in Practice and Leadership with Communities and Organizations at Portland State University and graduated in 2019. Chelsea currently works as the QMHA Coordinator at Catholic Community Services in Portland, Oregon. In this role, she supports a team of community-based mental health providers in their work with youth and co-facilitates two groups focused on equity work within the agency. Chelsea worked in direct service for 4 years before feeling pulled towards macro practice. She has experience in community organizing among her fellow classmates, social communities and coworkers. Chelsea co-facilitated an ‘Equity 101 Training’ for the Dougy Center in Portland in 2019. She is a co-creator of the zine titled, ‘The Climate Crisis: An Intersection of Social Injustice and What Social Workers Can Do’. Chelsea is a white, queer, cisgender, neurotypical and able-bodied person who dreams of creating an equitable, inclusive and hospitable world for all living beings. She applies the social justice values that were/are embodied by her ancestors and comrades to her work and personal life alike.

        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.

          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.


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