California Society for Clinical Social Work

Mid-Peninsula District

09/22/2016 6:31 PM | Anonymous

The Mid-Peninsula District has been busy meeting this summer to plan the next season’s programs. Joan Berman LCSW and Ginny Frederick LCSW are the area coordinators and chairs of the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is composed of Nancy Fernbach LCSW, Jennifer Lezin LCSW, Makenzie Gallego ASW, Leah Reider LCSW, Charlotte Siegel LCSW, Geri Goldman LCSW, and Angela Riccelli LCSW. I would like to especially thank this group of very dedicated professionals for their continued time and efforts on behalf of our District. The group planned 8 programs for the 2016-17 time frame. This program includes two special Saturday presentations – a 6 hour Law and Ethics and a 3 hour Workshop on Couples Therapy.  The program this year is an exceptional line up of excellent presenters. The schedule is below:



October 21 – Stephanie Brown PhD – “The Impact of Society’s New Addiction to Speed and Technology on our Clinical Work.” Stephanie is a clinician, teacher, author, researcher, and consultant in the field of addiction.

November 18 – Joan Fisch LCSW – “Understanding and Helping Traumatized Clients: An Interpersonal Neurobiology Perspective.” Joan is a clinician and consultant in private practice in Menlo Park.


January 20 – Carol Dweck PhD – “Growth Mindset and Mental Health.”  Carol is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation. She is a psychologist, a professor at Stanford University and authored the important book Mindset.

January 28 (Saturday)– Steven Frankel PhD, JD, ABPP – “Law and Ethics.” Program will be from 9AM to 4PM - 6 hour CEU program. Steven is a ABPP Certified Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and an Attorney at Law who practices both professions.

February 17 – Jeffery Edleson PhD will present “Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children.” Jeff is the Dean at the UC Berkeley – Graduate School of Social Work. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on children exposed to domestic violence. He has published over 120 articles and 12 books on the subject.

March 17 – “Social Work Month” - Judith Gable LCSW – The Commitment to Relationship Based, Insight Oriented Work with Multi-Cultural High Risk Youth.” Judith is in private practice in Mountain View and the Program Director of the Court and Community Schools Collaborative Counseling Program at Acknowledge Alliance.

April 21  -- Gordon Wong MD – “Anxiety – Diagnostic and Psychopharmacology Update.” Gordon is a psychopharmacologist in private practice in Menlo Park.

May 20 (Saturday) -- Angela Riccelli LCSW and Velia Frost LCSW – Couples Therapy Program. This will be from 9:30 – 1:00 – a 3 hour CEU program. Angela and Velia are very experienced clinicians, consultants and teachers.


Friday meetings are held at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. The meeting room is on the third floor next to the café with free parking below the building. Take the main elevator. Meeting time is 12:00 – 2:00PM with the first 15 minutes reserved for signing in and networking.  The presentation starts at 12:15PM following announcements. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs per meeting as required by the BBS. Members earn credits at no cost. Credits for non-members are $15 per meeting.  Saturday meetings will be at the same location with times and charges as indicated on the website. For additional information call either of the Coordinators – Virginia Frederick LCSW (650-324-8988) or Joan Berman LCSW (650-322-5102)

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