2013 Clinical Evening Meeting Series
Staying Clinically Centered in a Constantly Evolving Field
In a profession founded on a commitment to ethical practice, respect for difference, and inherent dignity and worth, the challenges of remaining clinically centered have always been great.
So how do we integrate self, practice, and pragmatics in the quick fix, change measuring, increasingly diverse, and minimally funded world of mental health practice?
Springing from thoughts, questions, and reflections raised by our fall conference, “I Googled You: Staying Clinically Centered in an Online World,” we are pleased to announce a series of conversations with colleagues: entitled, “Staying Clinically Centered in a Constantly Evolving Field.”
MEETING TITLES & DATES:
The Art & Science of our Profession
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Join us as we close our “season” with a discussion centered on the unique balancing act of our profession: staying clinically centered in a constantly evolving field. How do we integrate the art and science of practice with evolving treatment approaches and orientations, remaining true to self while open to discovery of ourselves as practitioners? How do we continue to be both clinically centered and clinically relevant?
Past Meetings in the series:
Do More with Less, Part 1: Macro
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Diminished public and private funding is one of the pressures we currently face in all spheres of practice. How do we stay clinically centered when it is hard to tell what’s happening in the broader sphere? Join us for a discussion about how we
as practitioners stay clinically focused in the onslaught of increasing change in our healthcare provider systems, legislative regulations, and funding streams.
Do More with Less, Part 2: Micro
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Building on our discussion from Part One, this evening will focus on staying clinically centered, theoretically and ethically, when pressured by constraints of time, money, and overwhelming need. Whatever our practice setting, it is often difficult to feel effective or to determine how to best help our clients when conditions challenge what we might consider “best practice.” And how, as providers, do we factor in our own needs to earn a living?
Finding Depth in a Flatscreen World
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Our exploration next takes us to question what defines “therapeutic practice” in an environment increasingly focused on economic and personal survival, where often the pull is toward external solutions over personal exploration. How do we cultivate values of introspection, self-care, and personal growth through self-awareness in an increasingly non-reflective, multi-tasking, stack-ranked world?
Registration Savings Packages are available for purchase in advance for WSSCSW Members & Non-members. Packages must be purchased all at once. If an additional meeting(s) is purchased at a later time, the regular price applies to that meeting(s).
Please note, you will be able to choose which meeting or meetings you want to attend in the registration form.
Registration & Networking: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Presentation: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
All meet at the following location:
UW School of Social Work
Room #305 A/B
4101 15th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Directions: The School of Social Work is on the corner of 41st and 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, directly across from the Meany Parking Garage.
Parking is readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.
Refund Policy: Fees may be refunded up to two weeks prior to the Clinical Evening Meeting, minus a $3.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.