California Society for Clinical Social Work

Upcoming events

    • 05/04/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Jewish Family Service, 8878 Balboa Ave., San Diego 92123

    San Diego District

    Presenter Name: Ruth Supranovich, LCSW

    Description of presentation: 

    Attendees of this presentation will learn the following objectives: understand that traumatic experiences are inherently complex and occur with a broad context that includes children’s personal characteristics, life experiences and current circumstances; be able to evaluate a wide range of reactions to trauma and loss experienced by a child and family; be able to examine the manner in which danger and safety are core concerns in the lives of traumatized children; and be able to apply a framework for intervention which addresses the level of functioning of primary care-giving environments, including parent/caregiver and family unit. This current presentation will be highlights from a 5-day intensive course Ruth teaches that was developed by the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development on the core concepts of trauma for the mental health treatment of children and adolescents.

    The San Diego Chapter of CSCSW holds its meetings on the first Thursday of the month from September through June  from 5:30 to 7:30 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, $15 for non-members.

    CE credit hours: 1.5 hours 

    Cost for members: $0 | Cost for non-members / CEUs: $15

    District Main Point of Contact: Ros Goldstein

    • 05/13/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 5730 River Oak Way, Carmichael

    Sacramento-Davis District Presents The 2nd annual Emerging Professionals Symposium to be held on Saturday, May 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,  at the home of Jean Rosenfeld, 5730 River Oak Way, Carmichael. Complimentary brunch, networking and socializing from 10 - 11:00 a.m. Presentations from 11 - 1:00

    Hear emerging clinicians in pre-licensed practice discuss their observations of the field.  

    The symposium will be moderated by a panel of senior clinicians who will facilitate an invigorating discussion. 2 CEUs provided - free to members, $20 to nonmembers.

    Topic: Toward a Sex Positive Perspective in Social Work

    Description: This presentation aims to provide attendees with a sex positive perspective on working with clients. The presenter will provide insight from her own professional work in this arena. The talk will provide foundational non-stigmatizing terms for use with clients whose sexual and relationship practices do not conform to cultural norms - such as BDSM/kink, LGBTQIAA people, and consensual non-monogamy. The presenter will provide community, informational, and academic resources for further professional learning, and client referral.

    Additional topics will be added as they come available.

    2.0 CEUs provided - free to members and to attendees not earning CEUs, $20 for nonmembers


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    • 05/20/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

    Mid-Peninsula District Meeting

    Due to unforeseen circumstances this workshop has been canceled.

    • 05/20/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Tower Cancer Research Foundation 8767 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 401 Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    Los Angeles District Meeting


    Tower Cancer Research Foundation
    8767 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 401 | Beverly Hills, CA 90211

    Presenter: Kay Simmeth, LMFT

    Description: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidenced-based practice that has been used effectively to treat PTSD, trauma and other psychiatric disorders based on the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model.

    We will explore what happens to the brain during a traumatic incident and how EMDR therapy promotes the resolution of traumatic memories during reprocessing using the eight-phase protocol to facilitate healing. We will also examine the latest research behind EMDR therapy.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand EMDR therapy and the Adaptive Information Processing model. 
    2. Examine EMDR as it relates to the neurobiology of trauma. 
    3. Discuss EMDR as an evidenced-based practice for the treatment of trauma and other psychiatric disorders.

    About the Presenter:

    Kay Simmeth, LMFT has over 25 years of private practice psychotherapy experience. She maintains a group practice in La Canada, California where she specializes in the assessment and treatment of PTSD, anxiety, depression and dissociative disorders. EMDR therapy is a cornerstone of Kay’s practice, and she has seen positive outcomes treating trauma, personal and relational difficulties as well as issues affecting peak performance. Kay is a co-founder of EMDR Connect, a community of EMDR clinicians in the Greater Los Angeles area. As an EMDRIA Certified therapist and an Approved Consultant she provides consultation to clinicians regarding the application of EMDR therapy.

    Workshop Logistics: Meeting time is 10-12:30 PM with time for announcements and networking. 2 CEUs will be offered for LCSW’s, MFT’s and LPCC’s – free for CSCSW members; $20 for non-members. 

    Parking:  The park entry is off Robertson and opens at 9:00 AM. The only legal turn into the garage is  right when coming up north up Robertson

    District Coordinators: Lauren Small and Nadia Aquino

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