California Society for Clinical Social Work

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    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
    • 15
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    Thomas Plante, PhD Mid-Peninsula District

    Presenter: Thomas Plante, PhD

    Description: Little training is usually offered to mental health professionals on ethical, legal, and professional issues during their graduate and post-graduate studies. Yet these issues become critical when they enter the working world. This workshop will highlight and update you in the contemporary ethical, legal, and professional issues encountered in mental health services. Topics will include: an overview of ethical principles and a way to make good ethical decisions; common ethical dilemmas and possible resolutions; important legal requirements with which all mental health professionals should be familiar; minimizing the risk of malpractice or other litigation troubles; and current and future trends in the field.

    About the Presenter: Thomas Plante, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, scholar, clinician, Professor and former Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Santa Clara University. He is on the Adjunct Clinical Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University Medical School receiving the Clinical Faculty Service Award in 2015. In 2016, he was a visiting scholar at the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College as well as a former Scholar in Residence at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. He is a dynamic speaker with a very strong background in the field of Ethics.

    Learning objectives:

      Participants will:

      1. Know the basics of mental health ethics codes and their foundation in moral philosophy.
      2. Know and understand the RRICC model of value ethics and apply it to clinical ethical challenges.
      3. Know the basic strategies to avoid legal troubles and the major legal issues that mental health professionals face in their work.

      ACCESS TO THE MEETING ROOM: The meeting room is on the third floor next to the cafe with free parking below the building. Take the Main Elevator.

      NOTE: Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.

      Registration and coffee from 8:30-9:00

      CEUs: 6.0 hours

      This course meets the BBS law and ethics requirement for MSW's and MFT's.

      CONTACTS:

      Virginia Frederick | ginnyfred@aol.com, Mid-Peninsula District Coordinator
      Joan Berman | berman.joan@gmail.com, Mid-Peninsula District Coordinator

      • Thursday, December 06, 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Jewish Family Service, 8788 Balboa Ave., San Diego 92123
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      CSCSW, San Diego District invites you to our “Annual Holiday Meet and Greet” event (in lieu of our monthly CEU program - this is a FREE event).  Come to network with new and familiar colleagues, meet our State board members, share resources & ideas,  and find out about the new and exciting benefits of CSCSW., especially our new Saturday morning schedule &  upcoming programs for the New Year! 
      Bring any information (i.e. marketing materials, business cards, available positions, etc.) to share. We welcome all clinicians (members and non-members): MSW’s, ASW’s, LCSW’s, MFT’s, LPC’s, PhD’s, etc.
      WE ARE HAVING A SPECIAL RAFFLE FOR ALL ATTENDEES - A CHANCE TO WIN A “SELF CARE GIFT BASKET” &/OR A "SURPISE GIFT”!  Join in on the festivities with your colleagues!
      Please RSVP by December 1, so we can plan for light hors d”oeuvres and beverages. 
      District Point of Contact: Ros Goldstein | Email: goldsiegel@gmail.com
      PLEASE NOTE:   NEW TIME  - STARTING JANUARY 5, 2019, THE SAN DIEGO DISTRICT PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH, FROM 10-12 NOON, AT OUR PRESENT JFS LOCATION. 
      • Saturday, December 08, 2018
      • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • California State University, Fresno campus, Room PHS 129
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      Presenter: Laura Espindola, LCSW

      Description:

      The presentation will discuss the basics of starting your own private practice, including identifying your professional and business goals. Other topics covered will include ways to work with managed care, creating a professional network and ensuring best practices.

      Objectives:

      1. Obtain an understanding of what it entails to establish a private practice
      2. To help identify professional goals of a social worker as it relates to establishing a private practice
      3. Understand importance of marketing and knowing your niche or specialty
      4. Learning how to adopt a business model perspective when establishing your private practice
      5. Learn more about managed care and the impact it has on obtaining referrals, and diagnosis
      6. Explore the pro’s and con’s of working with managed care
      7. Explain how to become an independent contractor and obtain IRS documentation
      8. Discuss the importance of consultation and ongoing trainings to ensure best practices.
      Note: No CEUs will be offered for this presentation.

      • Sunday, December 09, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • The Sherman Oaks Galleria | 15301 Ventura Blvd. (Sherman Oaks (intersection of 405 and 101 freeways)
      • 80
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      Presenter: Dr. Seliverstov 

      SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION: This presentation will focus on aspects of mental health in the Geriatric population including but not limited to late life mood disorders, different types of available treatments (pharmacological, non-pharmacological and natural remedies) and possible side effects. Coordination of care between medical and non-medical mental health professionals as well as the role of psychotherapy will be reviewed. Clinical cases will be presented to demonstrate diagnostic and treatment challenges.

      LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

      1. Participants will be able to list the most common clinical conditions in a current Geriatric Psychiatry practice.
      2. Participants will be able to list the major drug categories used for treatment of the elderly and be able to identify common side effects.
      3. Participants will be able to list the main objectives when working with Geriatric patients.
      ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

      Dr. Seliverstov obtained her medical diploma from the First Moscow Medical Institute in Russia and completed her psychiatric residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center from 1998-2000 followed by a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at UCLA- NPI Geffen School of Medicine from 2001-2002. She is on the staff of the Sherman Oaks and Encino Hospitals and serves as a Director of Psychiatric Services with Panorama Gardens SNF. She is a Consultant for the Silverado Memory Care in Calabasas and consults for various other assisted living facilities in the San Fernando Valley. Previously, she had served as the Medical Director for the Behavioral Health Unit at the Jewish Home for the Aged. She is involved with Research through the Neuroscience Research Institute in Sherman Oaks and keeps her UCLA-NPI voluntary faculty position current. Dr. Seliverstov’s private office is adjacent to the Sherman Oaks Hospital where Dr. Seliverstov sees patients for initial assessments and follow up visits, including medication management and psychotherapy. Patients who are ages 25 years and up are welcome. Initial telephone triage is done by the front desk assistant and patients are encouraged to make the first telephone call on their own. Preliminary inquiries by therapists are always welcome to make the referral smooth and proper.

      Dr. Seiiverstov can be reached at 818 986-9232.

        LOCATION AND PARKING INFORMATION: 

          SHERMAN OAKS GALLERIA 15301 Ventura Blvd. (Sherman Oaks (intersection of 405 and 101 freeways)

          The Sherman Oaks Community Room is located at 15301 Ventura Blvd.,Sherman Oaks, Ca. 90403. The Community Room is located on the 1st floor near the Cheesecake Factory and beyond the Paul Mitchell store.

          PARKING: Free validation passes are offered during the time of the meeting for the first 50 attendees. Please arrive early.

          ATTENDANCE AND CEUs:

          Members and students do not pay to attend. There is a nominal attendance fee of $10 for non-members. Society members earn 2.0 units free of charge. The fee for Non-members to receive 2.0 units is $20 This presentation meets the qualifications for 2.0 CE units for LCSWs, ASWs, LPCCs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. All Clinical disciplines are welcome. Light refreshments are provided. Bring business cards, flyers, brochures.

          NOTE: REGISTERED ASWs CAN NOW ACCRUE CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS TOWARDS THEIR LICENSE, AS LONG AS THEY RECEIVE PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THEIR SUPERVISOR.

          DISTRICT COORDINATORS:

          TANYA MORADIANS, PH.D., LCSW (tmoradia@ucla.edu) 818 783-1881
          GLORIA GESAS, LCSW (gesaslcsw@gmail.com) 818 990-1053

            Light refreshments are provided. Bring your flyers, brochures and business cards for networking and socializing. ASWs and Interns with the approval of your supervisors, can use these educational credits toward your hours.

            To register and to sign up for membership or for more information contact info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or Call 650 460-9210.

            Online RSVPs are preferred

            • Saturday, January 05, 2019
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
            Register

            Information will be posted as it becomes available.

            Presenter:  Richard Bradway, LCSW

            Description: 

            About the Presenter: 

            PLEASE NOTE:   NEW TIME  - STARTING JANUARY 5, 2019, THE SAN DIEGO DISTRICT PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH, FROM 10-12 NOON, AT OUR PRESENT JFS LOCATION. 

            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

            • Monday, January 14, 2019
            • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
            • University of California, Los Angeles Ackerman Grand Ballroom | 308 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90024

            The Trauma Stewardship Institute invites CSCSW members to attend the workshop: How to Navigate Amidst Overwhelming Times

            Whether because of trauma, crises, or extremely rough days.

            Please join us for a day of raising awareness of trauma, vicarious trauma, and systematic oppression.

            This event will be a foundational training and will address how we're being impacted by current and past overwhelm, crises, toll, or trauma and establish concrete means for how to keep on keeping on both individually and collectively.

            Participants from all professional disciplines and life circumstances are welcome to attend.

            CEUs OFFERED for: Psychologists • Social Workers • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Licensed Mental Health Counselors • Licensed Professional Counselors

            Laura van Dernoot Lipsky will offer a compelling mix of personal insight, cutting-edge research, personal stories, and countless New Yorker cartoons to help us understand the cumulative toll of being exposed to suffering over time and gain the skills needed to reconcile it. If you have any questions, please email us at events@traumastewardship.com. 

            With Gratitude, The Trauma Stewardship Institute | www.traumastewardship.com Los Angeles, CA 

            Click here for more information or to register

            Cost: $80 for those referred by California Society for Clinical Social Work - be sure to enter the promo code PARTNER-CSCSW when selecting your ticket type to receive the special partner rate.

            Click here for the flyer

            • Saturday, February 02, 2019
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
            Register

            Information will be posted as it becomes available.

            Presenters:  Kathyrn Rudlin, LCSW & Lisa Anthis, PsyD.

            Description: 

            About the Presenters: 

            PLEASE NOTE:   NEW TIME  - STARTING JANUARY 5, 2019, THE SAN DIEGO DISTRICT PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH, FROM 10-12 NOON, AT OUR PRESENT JFS LOCATION. 

            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, February 10, 2019
            • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • The Sherman Oaks Galleria | 15301 Ventura Blvd. (Sherman Oaks (intersection of 405 and 101 freeways)
            • 75
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            Presenter: Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW

            SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION: This presentation is aimed at engaging participants in raising critical consciousness, accountability, and empowerment around issues of diversity, privilege and power. It explores some of the challenges of navigating through the complexities of intersectionality with clients and its impact on clinical work. This presentation will clarify the meaning of the concepts, provide case examples, offer information about diversity, power, privilege and intersectionality and will also facilitate a dialogue on the importance of utilizing intersectionality as a tool to increase equity and improve effectiveness in practice. Participants will be provided with strategies to apply workshop content to support client empowerment, promote social justice and to embrace intersectionality in micro, mezzo and macro practice settings. This workshop is designed to assist mental health clinicians and students at all levels of experience and licensure in enhancing their abilities to increase cultural competence, humility, accountability and efficacy in their practice. The goal is to teach, inform and encourage mental health practitioners to provide appropriate clinical services to clients with varying intersectional identities. There will be ample time for discussion throughout the workshop.

            LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

            1. Gain understanding of diversity, intersectionality, power and privilege and their impact on practice effectiveness.
            2. Develop skills to navigate through the complexities of intersectionality with clients, paying special attention to our own biases and blind spots.
            3. Learn and describe strategies to utilize intersectionality in increasing empowerment, increasing equity and efficacy in practice.
            LOCATION AND PARKING INFORMATION: 
            • The Sherman Oaks Galleria Community room (at Sepulveda and Ventura Blvds.) --  The Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room is located at 15301 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
            • (The Community Room is located on the 1st level near the Cheesecake Factory and beyond the Paul Mitchell and ATM).
            • VALIDATION FOR ALL DAY FREE PARKING will be given to the first 60 people at the meeting.

            ABOUT THE PRESENTER:

            Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the California State University at Northridge’s Masters of Social Work program. Dr. Ashley received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Ryokan College and her MSW from the University of Southern California. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1998 and has over twenty years of 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. Research interests include treatment models for working with African American and Transgender clients, effective trauma interventions, creative engagement of involuntary clients, the impact of power and privilege on macro and micro practice, and child welfare. She is passionate about promoting social justice, and infuses an intersectionality lens in her teaching, practice and research.

            Dr. Ashley can be reached at: Wendy.Ashley@csun.edu Website: drwendyashley.com

            DISTRICT COORDINATORS:

            Gloria Gesas, LCSW 818 990-1053 or gegesaslcsw@gmail.com
            Tanya Moradians Ph.D, LCSW 818 783-1881 or tmoradia@ucla.edu

            ATTENDANCE AND CEU INFORMATION: All are welcome and may attend at minimal charge. Members and students are encouraged to attend for free. Members earn 2.0 CE credits at no cost. Non-members are charged $10 attendance fee. Credits for non-members is $20 for 2.0 CE credits.

            All disciplines are welcome. Members and students are encouraged to attend for free. Members earn 2.0 CE credits at no cost. Beginning March 1st, non-members will be charged a $10 fee for admission and $20 a unit for 2 CEUs. BBS has approved CEUs for LCSW, LMFT,LPCC.

            Light refreshments are provided. Bring your flyers, brochures and business cards for networking and socializing. ASWs and Interns with the approval of your supervisors, can use these educational credits toward your hours.

            To register and to sign up for membership or for more information contact info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org or Call 650 460-9210.

            Online RSVPs are preferred

            • Saturday, March 02, 2019
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
            Register

            Information will be posted as it becomes available.

            Presenter:  Lisa Falls, LPCC

            Description: 

            About the Presenter: 

            PLEASE NOTE:   NEW TIME  - STARTING JANUARY 5, 2019, THE SAN DIEGO DISTRICT PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH, FROM 10-12 NOON, AT OUR PRESENT JFS LOCATION. 

            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, March 30, 2019
            • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
            • TBD
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            Save the Date for the SAC/DAVIS District Law & Ethics Conference

            More information will be provided as it becomes available.

            • Saturday, April 06, 2019
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
            Register

            Information will be posted as it becomes available.

            Presenter:  Lois Ingber, LCSW, 


            Description: 

            About the Presenter: 

            PLEASE NOTE:   NEW TIME  - STARTING JANUARY 5, 2019, THE SAN DIEGO DISTRICT PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH, FROM 10-12 NOON, AT OUR PRESENT JFS LOCATION. 

            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 04, 2019
            • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Jewish Family Service 8788 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123
            Register

            Information will be posted as it becomes available.

            Presenters: Amy Abrams, MSW, & Marnie Hanna, LCSW


            Description: 

            About the Presenters: 

            PLEASE NOTE:   NEW TIME  - STARTING JANUARY 5, 2019, THE SAN DIEGO DISTRICT PROGRAMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY MORNING OF EACH MONTH, FROM 10-12 NOON, AT OUR PRESENT JFS LOCATION. 

            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


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