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    • April 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Stone Way Cafe 3510 Stone Way N. Seattle 98103

    Casual meet-ups for WSSCSW members and prospective members. These meet-ups are a chance to meet other clinical social workers and enjoy conversation with one another.

    No need to RSVP, just come by and look for the board member hosting - they will be wearing a WSSCSW navy blue hoodie. 

    Nidhi Berry- Email Nidhi
    Stone Way Cafe






    • April 09, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Terrace Professional Bldg. Mountlake Terrace
    • 0

    Now that you have earned your MSW, what is your next step? Social Workers have many paths and options available.

    WSSCSW is offering a mentorship group to support new social workers in developing their professional identities as they navigate life as a MSW. This group will give new professionals a forum facilitated by a seasoned social worker to explore what it means to enter this profession after graduate school. This is not a therapy or supervision group.

    The group is open to those who have earned their MSW within the last 5 years.


    About the Facilitator
    Jane Kosloff, LICSW
    Jane received her MSW in 2010 from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Jane has experience in community mental health working with adults with severe mental illness as a clinical case manager, medication coordinator, and intake specialist. Currently Jane works as a behavioral health consultant and is the clinical supervisor/consultant for the social work team at Neighborcare Health.  Jane has a private practice where she practices psychotherapy and provides clinical supervision to unlicensed social workers. Jane’s clinical methods draw from mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. She will become EMDR trained in Fall 2018.

    Jane greatly enjoys working with social workers who are new to field. As a mentor, Jane will help group members reflect on their career goals and their professional identity. Jane will use the power of the group dynamic to help group members think about paths towards licensure, ways to prevent burnout, how to grow clinical skills in areas of interest, and more. The group discussion topics will be greatly influenced by the needs and interests of the group members.

    Participants
    MSW graduates within 5 years of graduation.

    Cost
    $25.00: Members
    $50.00:Non-Members
    No refunds given after commitment given to attend.


    Application Deadline: September 15, 2018.

    Schedule
    Once your application is received, applicants will be contacted to schedule a short interview with the facilitator prior to being admitted to the group. This must be completed before the first group.

    The group will meet the second Tuesday of each month October thru July, 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

    October 9th
    November 13th
    December 11th
    January 15th
    February 12th
    March 12th
    April 9th
    May 14th
    June 11th
    July 9th

    Location
    Terrace Professional Bldg. 5803 232nd St. SW, Suite 2,  Mountlake Terrace, WA  98043

    Parking
    Parking is readily available.





     

    • April 30, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of Washington, School of Social Work, Rm 305A/B
    • 32
    Register


    Approximately 100,000 adolescents and young adults in the United States experience First Episode Psychosis (FEP) each year, with peak onset occurring between 15-25 years of age. Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia can derail a young person’s social, academic, and vocational development, yet despite these complexities, early intervention with evidence-based therapies offers real hope for clinical and functional recovery.

    Join Merrill Berger, Ph.D,  Director of Harborview's First Episode Psychosis Program, for a 1.5 hour presentation about first episodes of psychosis. Learn about the importance of early intervention and the resources and treatment options for young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

    Objectives

    1. Will be familiar with the components of coordinated care for early psychosis and their importance in promoting positive outcomes.

    2. Be familiar with the referral process and location of coordinated specialty care for early psychosis clinics in Washington state.

    About the Presenter

    Merrill Berger is a licensed psychologist who has practiced in both the United States and England. She is a graduate of Boston University and completed her Ph.D at the University of Southern California. In England she was principal child psychologist at St Thomas' Hospital, London. She completed her post doctoral training at The Children's Hospital, Boston/Harvard Medical School.  She is also trained as a forensic psychologist.  She has had a number of clinical/administrative positions including being the clinical director at a small psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts. She is now Director of the STEP-UP program at Harborview Medical Center, Behavioral Health Institute.

      CEU's Offered
      1.5 ceu's

      Schedule
      Tuesday, April 30, 2019
      Registration & Refreshments: 6:00pm
      Program: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

      Meeting Location
      UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
      4101 15th Ave. NE,   Seattle  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.

      Questions?  admin@wsscsw.org



      • May 09, 2019
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Victrola Coffee 411 15th Ave. E. Seattle 98112

      Casual meet-ups for WSSCSW members and prospective members. These meet-ups are a chance to meet other clinical social workers and enjoy conversation with one another.

      No need to RSVP, just come by and look for the board member hosting - they will be wearing a WSSCSW navy blue hoodie. 

      Nathaniel Amos- Email Nathaniel
      Victrola Coffee








      • May 17, 2019
      • May 18, 2019
      • 2 sessions
      • UW School of Social Work, Rm #305 4101 15th Ave. NE. Seattle 98105
      • 105
      Register

      Choose between attending the full day or a day and a half of family therapy institute learning the Ackerman Relational Approach.

      Day 1, Friday, May 17th will focus on implementing the ideas from family systems theory into your therapeutic approach to work more effectively with children, families, and couples with complex struggles. 

      Day 2, Saturday, May 18th will focus on treating children and families who have experienced relational trauma and therapeutic model to help heal these relational wounds.

      Day 1, Full-Day Workshop: Family Therapy -The Ackerman Relational Approach

      Implementing ideas from family systems theory and the Ackerman Relational Approach (ARA), clinicians will develop their ability to think systemically and work more effectively with children, families and couples presenting with a range of complex struggles.   Participants will learn the key elements of the Ackerman Relational Approach, including contextualizing the presenting problem, tracking cycles of interaction, asking relational questions, engaging in decision dialogues and forming complex systemic hypotheses. Participants will develop their capacity to explore how family members’ organizing beliefs and premises inform family interactions and behaviors. Throughout the training, attention will be paid to how issues of class, race, gender and culture impact the therapeutic relationship and family struggles.

      The workshop’s interactive format will provide opportunities for active participation.  Content will be explored through case presentation with videos and exercises to observe and practice the application of family therapy concepts and techniques.

      Learning Objectives
                                                           

      1) Participants will be able to contextualize a family’s presenting problem by honoring multiple perspectives, and exploring the interplay between the presenting problem and the family’s cycle of interaction, inter-generational themes, stage of family life cycle, and larger sociopolitical influences.

      2) Participants will understand the use of systemic/relational hypothesis as a roadmap to organize and guide the therapy.

      3) Participants will learn about how to use a decision dialogue to explore relational constraints and to weave in individual sessions with joint sessions, and vice versa.

      4) Participants will be more mindful about how the self of the therapist, including the social locations of the therapist (i.e. age, race, class, gender), may impact the therapeutic process with families.


      Day 2, Half Day Workshop: Treating Children and Families Who Have Experienced Relational Trauma

      Working with children and adolescents whose sense of emotional and/or physical safety has been ruptured within their family is a challenge family therapists must often confront.  When this rupture is the result of traumatic events within the family itself – sexual abuse and/or domestic violence, placement in foster or residential care, premature death of a parent - this challenge becomes even more daunting. Fiona True will describe a recursive model of therapy linking individual and family modalities into a seamless systemic therapy that provides safety for the child while not usurping the primacy of the protective parent/s.  Clinicians will learn the recursive therapy model and how to use a “decision dialogue” to link the family and individual modalities.  Videotape of clinical work will be shown.

      Learning Objectives   
                                                         

      1) Participants will develop their understanding of the definition of relational trauma.

      2) Participants will expand their understanding of the relational binds experienced in families post trauma.

      3) Participants will learn the steps of a decision dialogue.

      4) Participants will develop their ability to ask relational questions.


      Presenter


      Fiona True, LICSW is a member of the senior teaching faculty of the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is Co-Director of the Center for Children and Relational Trauma, a clinical research program that has addressed issues of family violence and relational trauma since 1992. She has authored several papers on the subject of intra-familial sexual abuse and the clinical methodology, which the center developed, to address the dilemmas and impasses that this set of presenting problems generates.

      Fiona directed the Ackerman’s International and Community training programs for twelve years, developing programs in Hong Kong, Argentina, Chile and Japan. She regularly consults and trains in community mental health agencies and providers of residential care. She has presented the work of the Center both internationally and within the United States. She maintains private practices in both New York City and Connecticut. Fiona was the recipient of the American Family Therapy Association (AFTA) Award for Contribution to Theory and Practice, together with Marcia Sheinberg and Peter Fraenkel in 2004.


      CEU's Offered

      5 ceu's full day session, 8 ceu's  full & half day sessions


      Schedule

      Friday, May 17, 2019 (full day)
      Registration: 8:30am
      Morning session: 9:00am - 12:00pm
      Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
      Program Ends: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

      Saturday, May 18, 2019 (half day) Must attend first day to attend second, half day
      Registration: 8:30am
      Program Begins: 9:00am
      Program Ends: 12:00pm

      Meeting Location
      UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
      4101 15th Ave. NE,   Seattle  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 event minus a $25.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.

      Direct inquiries to PD@wsscsw.org



       

      • June 01, 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Caffe Ladro 8403 Main St. Edmonds 98026

      Casual meet-ups for WSSCSW members and prospective members. These meet-ups are a chance to meet other clinical social workers and enjoy conversation with one another.

      No need to RSVP, just come by and look for the board member hosting - they will be wearing a WSSCSW navy blue hoodie. 

      Lara Okoloko- Email Lara
      Caffe Ladro- Edmonds







      • June 05, 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Giddy Up Burgers & Greens 4600 Leary Way Seattle 98107
      • 56
      Register


      In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
      For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed
      . ~ Khalil Gibran
       


      Join your fellow members for the annual end of the year gathering of dinner, drinks and thanks. We will be enjoying each other's company, reporting on the activities of the year and honoring this year's award honorees. 

      RSVP today - seating is limited 

      Wednesday June 5th from 7-9pm
      Giddy Up Burgers & Greens, Ballard 
      4600 Leary Way~ Seattle  98107





      • July 11, 2019
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • TBD

      Casual meet-ups for WSSCSW members and prospective members. These meet-ups are a chance to meet other clinical social workers and enjoy conversation with one another.

      No need to RSVP, just come by and look for the board member hosting - they will be wearing a WSSCSW navy blue hoodie. 

      Location- TBD






      • August 03, 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • TBD

      Casual meet-ups for WSSCSW members and prospective members. These meet-ups are a chance to meet other clinical social workers and enjoy conversation with one another.

      No need to RSVP, just come by and look for the board member hosting - they will be wearing a WSSCSW navy blue hoodie. 

      Location- TBD







      • September 12, 2019
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Fresh Flours 9410 Delridge Way SW Seattle 98106

      Casual meet-ups for WSSCSW members and prospective members. These meet-ups are a chance to meet other clinical social workers and enjoy conversation with one another.

      No need to RSVP, just come by and look for the board member hosting - they will be wearing a WSSCSW navy blue hoodie. 

      Katie Levy- Email Katie
      Fresh Flours- West Seattle







      • October 05, 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Third Place Commons Lake Forest Park Mall 17171 Bothell Way NE Lake Forest Park 98155

      Casual meet-ups for WSSCSW members and prospective members. These meet-ups are a chance to meet other clinical social workers and enjoy conversation with one another.

      No need to RSVP, just come by and look for the board member hosting - they will be wearing a WSSCSW navy blue hoodie. 

      Sue Moreland- Email Sue
      Third Place Commons- Lake Forest Park







      • November 14, 2019
      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Giddy Up Burgers & Greens 4600 Leary Way NW Seattle 98107

      Casual meet-ups for WSSCSW members and prospective members. These meet-ups are a chance to meet other clinical social workers and enjoy conversation with one another.

      No need to RSVP, just come by and look for the board member hosting - they will be wearing a WSSCSW navy blue hoodie. 

      Melissa Wood Brewster- Email Melissa
      Giddy Up Burgers & Greens







      • December 07, 2019
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • TBD

      Casual meet-ups for WSSCSW members and prospective members. These meet-ups are a chance to meet other clinical social workers and enjoy conversation with one another.

      No need to RSVP, just come by and look for the board member hosting - they will be wearing a WSSCSW navy blue hoodie. 

      Location- TBD







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