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    • January 09, 2020
    • June 11, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Capitol Hill ~ Seattle,WA
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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. These groups 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 groups are open to those who have earned their MSW within the last 5 years.

    About the Facilitator
    Emily Fell, LICSW,
    I work with teens and adults with a focus on gender, identity and self esteem. I use psychoanalytic, attachment and feminist frameworks to gain a deep understanding of people while considering power/privilege and the impact of systems on individuals. My background in community mental health, crisis management and inpatient psychiatry guide my current practice.

    My hope for the mentoring group is to facilitate a space where social workers can connect around both practical and complex issues in clinical practice. Each group meeting will include a mindfulness exercise and discussion of topics selected by group members. Topics might include clinician self care and professional development, managing challenging client interactions, navigating organizational/structural dynamics in the workplace.

    Participants
    MSW graduates within 5 years of graduation.

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

    *Please wait until after the interview to pay. Registering will hold your space.

    Application Deadline: January 3, 2020.

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

    The group will meet the second Thursday of each month January through June,
    5:00pm - 6:30pm
    .

    January 9th
    February13th
    March 12th

    April 9th

    May 14th
    June 11th


    Location
    Capitol Hill (Seattle,WA)--address details will be provided upon completing registration.

    Parking
    Street & metered parking are available in the area. Save extra time for parking as Capitol Hill tends to be congested.






     

    • February 01, 2020
    • December 19, 2020
    • 22 sessions
    • Seattle Sunshine Coffee: 5508 35th Ave NE Seattle

    Need a little extra support with your LICSW exam prep? Join Chris, Associate Chair, for drop-in LICSW study sessions. There will be free exam preparation books available for members to share and look through during group times. This is not an exam preparation course, just a space for members who are studying to connect and support each other through the process.

    Location : Seattle Sunshine Coffee: 5508 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105  

    Meeting Dates: Year round every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Meeting Updates: Sometimes emergencies happen and study sessions need to be cancelled. When this happens, Check here for meeting updates. This document will stay up-to-date with meeting information.

    Questions
    Contact Chris with any questions, suggestions, and/or concerns.

    Interested in leading a study session?
    Email Chris for the details! 



     

    • February 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • University of Washington, School of Social Work, Rm305
    • 35
    Register

    The human brain is an amazing and complex organ that allows each of us to think, feel and act. It is increasingly clear, based on the latest research, that the experiences of childhood act as primary architects of the brain’s capabilities throughout the rest of life.  Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, the model developed by Bruce Perry, MD, PhD., connects neurological development and functions in understanding the impact of childhood trauma.  This workshop covers the basic tenants of the model. 


    Objectives  
     

    1. The participants will understand the important characteristics of brain   development.

    2. The participants will understand the brain organization and function.

    3.  The participants will understand the the adaptive response to traumatic threat.

     

    Yoshimi Pelczarski, MSW, LICSW, ACSW, specializes in working with teens and families that are going through transition, especially with high conflict divorce.  Previously, Yoshimi has worked in the public and private child welfare system for twenty years.  She completed Train the Trainer, a multi-year intensive advanced NMT course from Child Trauma Academy in 2017. 

                                   

      CEU's Offered
      1.5 ceu's

      Schedule
      Wednesday, February 26, 2020
      Registration- 6:30pm
      Program: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

      Meeting Location
      UW School of Social Work, Room 305
      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



      • March 05, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • 222 Columbia St., NW Olympia, WA
      • 23
      Register

      Steve Wilson, LICSW, ACWB, PhD,  will draw upon years of in-depth research to discuss the best means of supporting families who are considering, or who have performed, transracial adoption. Lecture and interactive discussions will lead attendees to further explore how best to support the development and adjustment of adopted, multiracial children related to ethnic and cultural identities different than their parents.



      Schedule

      Thursday, March 5, 2020
      Registration & Refreshments: 6:30pm
      Program: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

      CEU's offered
      1.5

      Meeting Location
      The Olympia Center
      222 Columbia St., NW
      Olympia, WA 98501

      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



      • March 14, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Newsroom Coffee & Gelato: 800 164th St SE N, Mill Creek 98012

      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!

      Location- Newsroom Coffee & Gelato, Mill Creek
      Associate Chair- Chris Garrido Philp







      • March 18, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • UW School of Social Work

      Monthly meeting of the board.

      • April 04, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Stone Way Cafe: 3510 Stone Way N. Seattle

      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.

      Communications Chair, Nidhi Berry
      Location- Stone Way Cafe, Seattle





      • April 24, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Stimson Green Mansion- 1204 Minor Ave. Seattle 98101
      • 25
      Register
      This workshop covers the ethical standards of multicultural competency and advocacy, and examines applicable State and Federal laws regarding non-discrimination, with a particular focus on gender non-conforming populations. Participants will learn to implement strategies to incorporate active advocacy and multicultural competency into clinical work.
      • Explore the NASW Code of Ethics and other professional ethical standards regarding client advocacy and cultural competency.
      • Understand State and Federal law regarding non-discrimination
      • Explore strategies to implement advocacy and multicultural competency into clinical practice.
      • Identify ways in which client advocacy and multicultural competency impacts clinical work.

      Eric Ström, is an attorney and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As an attorney, Eric provides legal counsel, consultation, and guidance to mental health professionals. Eric’s counseling practice is focused on providing counseling services to combat veterans as well as providing supervision and consultation to other clinicians.  Eric currently serves on the American Mental Health Counselors Association Ethics Committee, and is the ethics advisor for the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association.  Eric teaches a range of courses in counseling and professional ethics at a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs."

      Eric earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from the Northwest School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Seattle, graduated cum laude from Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit Michigan, attended the Hague Academy of International Law in the Hague Netherlands, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, and is currently working towards his PhD is Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University.                 

      CEU's Offered
      3 ceu's

      Schedule
      Friday, April 24, 2020
      Registration- 8:30 am
      Program: 9:00am - 12:00pm

      Meeting Location
      Stimson Green Mansion
      1204 Minor Ave.
      Seattle, WA  98101

      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 06, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      • UW- School of Social Work, Rm305
      • 60
      Register

      The presentation will cover a brief introduction to the history of the Volk Act and its pertinence to clinical social workers; Laura Groshong's contribution to the Bree Collaborative on behalf of WSSCSW, and the recommendations of the Bree Collaborative on the issue of rick of violence to others.


      Objectives  
       

      1. Participants will learn the history of the Volk decision and how it affected clinical social work practice.

      2. Participants will be able to make assessments of patient risk of violence on four levels.

      3. Participants will be able to become familiar with the changes in Washington law that are needed to prevent the unrealistic requirements created by the Volk decision.

        


      Laura Groshong, LICSW, has been in clinical practice for the past 43 years.  She is also a Registered Lobbyist in Washington for five mental health organizations.  She was on the Board of the Washington Coalition for Insurance Parity for 10 years, the organization that was instrumental in passage of mental health parity in Washington in 2005 and 2007, as well as the passage of rules implementing these laws in 2014. She is the Director of Policy and Practice and Government Relations for the Clinical Social Work Association nationally and through the Mental Health Liaison Group worked on passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act of 2008. She has written and lectured extensively on clinical and legislative issues around the country. Laura represented the WSSCSW on the Bree collaborative committee in 2019.  

      CEU's offered
      1.0
       

        Schedule
        Wednesday, May 6, 2020
        Registration- 5:30pm
        Program: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

        Meeting Location
        University of Washington, School of Social Work, Room 305
        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 $3.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.

        Questions?  admin@wsscsw.org




        • May 16, 2020
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • 7 Seas Brewery & Taproom: 2101 Jefferson Ave. Tacoma 98402

        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.

        Legislative Chair, Julie Hemminger- Email Julie
        Location- 7 Seas Brewery & Taproom, Tacoma


        • May 20, 2020
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • UW School of Social Work

        Monthly meeting of the board.

        • June 11, 2020
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Resistencia Coffee: 1249 S. Cloverdale St. Seattle

        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.


        President,
        Nathaniel Amos
        Location: Resistencia Coffee











        • July 15, 2020
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • UW School of Social Work

        Monthly meeting of the board.

        • July 18, 2020
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Urban Coffee Lounge- 12348 NE 115th Pl. Kirkland

        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.


        Outreach Chair,
        Salome Valencia-Bohne
        Location: Urban Coffee Lounge, Totem Lake neighborhood of Kirkland











        • August 01, 2020
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Compass Coffee Roasting 817 SW Washington St. Vancouver, WA

        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.


        Treasurer,
        Brenda Bible
        Location: Compass Coffee Roasting, Vancouver, WA

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        • August 13, 2020
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Compass Coffee Roasting 817 SW Washington St. Vancouver, WA

        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.


        Treasurer,
        Brenda Bible
        Location: Compass Coffee Roasting, Vancouver, WA

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        • September 10, 2020
        • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • C & P Coffee- 5612 California Ave. SW. Seattle

        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.


        Professional Development Chair -
        Katie Price
        Location: C & P Coffee Company- West Seattle











        • September 16, 2020
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • UW School of Social Work

        Monthly meeting of the board.

        • October 03, 2020
        • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
        • Dirty Oscars Annex- 2309 6th Ave. Tacoma

        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.


        Ethics Chair -
        Ross Artwohl
        Location: Dirty Oscars Annex- Tacoma









        • November 07, 2020
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Victrola Coffee: 411 15th Ave. E. Seattle

        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.


        Secretary,
        Betsy Strewler
        Location: Victrola Coffee - Capitol Hill, Seattle











        • November 07, 2020
        • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • Cafe Allegro: 4214 University Way Seattle

        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.


        Membership & Diversity Co-Chair,
        Vickie Fanfan Yang
        Location: Cafe Allegro, U-District Seattle (Entrance is in the alley)








        • November 18, 2020
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • UW School of Social Work

        Monthly meeting of the board.




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