California Society for Clinical Social Work

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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, November 28, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • 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.


    • Saturday, December 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    • Online ZOOM
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    CSCSW San Diego District Invites you to

    A SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

    Holiday Zoom Networking Event

    An opportunity to network, catch up with local colleagues and play some holiday inspired games

    Come prepared to SHOW & TELL an item of your choice that represents either a funny event or an item that illustrates a moment of self-care.

    Dressing in holiday kitsch and/or preparing yourself a holiday inspired treat gains bonus points with your colleagues.

    • Saturday, December 05, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Online ZOOM
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    Join us for a fun holiday gathering!

    We will be coming together for an online holiday networking event. Bring your own beverage, food, or party hat, so we can chat, network and have some fun! We will also be holding a SPECIAL RAFFLE for three holiday snack baskets.

    Tax deductible raffle tickets are 5.00 each. All proceeds will go to the Jannette Alexander Foundation Scholarship Fund.

    District Point of Contact: Emily Plain | Email:cscswgla@gmail.com

    • Sunday, December 06, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)
    • Online WEBINAR
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     ABOUT THE WORKSHOP


    Presenter: Wanda Jewell, MSW, PhD, LCSW

    Description: 

    Dr. Jewell will continue the CSCSW series on the therapeutic relationship, moving into the middle phase. Within the context of cultural awareness and using case examples, she will focus on the inner workings of the middle phase: engagement tasks, identifying defenses, and working with Transference & Countertransference

       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. 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.

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

      WORKSHOP LOGISTICS

      This is a District Meeting coordinated by the SFV District

      SFV District Coordinator

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

      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.

      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.

      • Sunday, December 13, 2020
      • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
      • Online ZOOM Webinar
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      Co-Sponsored with American Association for Psychoanalysis
      in Clinical Social Work (AAPCSW)

      Sunday, December 13, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. AND
      Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

      CEUs: 2 CEU’s per day


      Presenter: Dr. Bruce Brodie

      This 2-part program will review Object Relations Theory and Intersubjectivity, demonstrate how these two theories are linked to each other and how they provide a pathway to informed clinical technique. It is rare for a book or a presentation to be rich in both theoretical material and in psychotherapeutic process, and Dr. Brodie deliberately strives to bridge the two.

      Part One (on December 13) will address the work of D.W. Winnicott and his concepts of the “holding environment”, mirroring and the mother-infant unit as prototypes for the therapist/client relationship. Potential space and the importance of paradoxical thinking will be explored.

      Part Two (on January 10) will shift out of Object Relations theory and into Intersubjectivity. Dr. Brodie will introduce Ogden’s concept of dialectic thinking and Benjamin’s notions of splitting and the complementary relationship between “doer and done to”. Although these psychodynamic concepts are most likely familiar, Dr. Brodie’s thoughtful reworking of them is highly original.

      We hope that attendees will sign up for both programs, but we have created separate registrations to accommodate those who may only be able to come to one or the other.

      Dr. Brodie's book is available through Amazon, if attendees wish to purchase it before his 2-part presentation

      Learning Objectives:

      Part One: December 13

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

      1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Object Relations Theory
      2. Demonstrate an understanding of Winnicott’s overall contribution to Object Relations Theory
      3. Demonstrate the importance of paradoxical thinking in Winnicott’s theories

      Part Two: January 10th

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

      1. Demonstrate a foundational understanding of Intersubjective Theory
      2. Demonstrate understanding of Thomas Ogden’s concept of dialectical thinking
      3. Demonstrate understanding of Jessica Benjamin’s concept of the “Doer/Done-to” relationship.

      About the Presenter:  

      Dr. Brodie received his BA from UC Berkeley and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Chicago. He worked for 20 years at a secure residential treatment center for delinquent adolescents. He was adjunct faculty at the California School for Professional Psychology for 20 years and has been affiliated with the Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training for 35 years. He is the author of Adolescents and Delinquency: an Object Relations Theory Approach. Jason Aronson, 2007, as well as of his recently published book which is the subject of this program: Object Relations and Intersubjective Theories in the Practice of Psychotherapy,. Routledge, 2020. Dr. Brodie is currently in private practice in Santa Monica.

      Cost:
      Members: $40.00 for each or $70.00 for both
      Non-members: $60.00 for each or $110.00 for both

      Students: Members of CSCSW or AAPCSW $10.00 each or $15.00 for both

      This course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit (2 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.

      • Saturday, January 16, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
      • Online ZOOM Webinar (will NOT be recorded)
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      Presenter:  Chris Smith MSW, LCSW

      1.5 CEUs

      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).

      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, January 30, 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
      • Online ZOOM Webinar
      • 187
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      Presenter:  Nicole Vazquez, MSW, MPP | Moderator: Sharon Chun Wetterau, LCSW

      3 CEUs

      Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a dynamic theoretical framework that surfaced in the late 1970s as a critical response to the colorblind justice pedagogy occurring in schools of law in the United States (Delgado & Stefancic, 2001 ). Through its core tenets, CRT examines how race and its intersections with other markers of identity are social constructions that lay the groundwork for the systemic and institutional oppression of marginalized groups (Aldana & Vazquez, 2019 ).

      This practice-focused training will first provide the basics of Critical Race Theory through an overview of its tenets, which provide a deeper understanding and context regarding the systemic factors and institutions that impact the lives of our clients. Then, the training will focus on the praxis (theory in practice) of Critical Race Theory when working with clients.

      Learning objectives:

      1. Understand basic tenets of CRT that can be applied in clinical social work
      2. Have engaged in critical self-reflection to understand the importance of one’s own positionality in clinical social work
      3. Have engaged in practical examples that will aid in effectively working with clients from diverse backgrounds

        About the Presenter: 

        Nicole Vazquez, MSW, MPP

        Nicole Vazquez is an expert in the practical application of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in academic and professional settings, with an emphasis on social work practice. A seasoned and skilled facilitator, Nicole has conducted numerous Critical-Race specific trainings within master of social work programs, with public and non-profit sector clients, and social work professionals, in addition to providing consultation in organizational development and support through a CRT frame. She is also a published author, most recently co-writing a book chapter: From Colorblind Racism to Critical Race Theory: The Road Toward Anti-Racist Social Work in the United States, published by Palgrave Macmillan in Anti-Racist Social Work: An International Perspective.

        She has over 20 years’ experience both in the public and nonprofit sectors that includes work with elected officials, in government agencies and in grassroots organizations; her direct practice experience includes crisis counseling, in-home counseling, and case management. Nicole most recently served as the Director of Field Education and Chair Designee in California State University, Dominguez Hills’ Master of Social Work program. She holds dual Masters degrees in Social Welfare and Public Policy from UCLA.

        Moderator: Sharon Chun Wetterau, LCSW

        With over twenty-five years in social work, Sharon Chun Wetterau, LCSW, currently serves as the Assistant Field Director in CA State University, Dominguez Hills’ Master of Social Work program. She has expertise teaching and training in diagnostic assessment, community mental health, and Critical Race Theory. Clinically, Sharon has worked extensively with families in the child welfare system, in the community mental health system, and the system serving children and adults with developmental disabilities in CA and OH. Sharon actively integrates Critical Race Studies and mindfulness into her teaching, practice, and community service.


        This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 3.0 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  

        • CSCSW Member: $70.00
        • USC Alumni: $70.00*
        • Nonmember: $95.00
        • Student | CSCSW Member: $10.00 
        • Student | USC: $10.00*

        Contact: Amanda Decker for the USC code.


        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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