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    • February 16, 2022
    • February 16, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded February 9, 2022.

    This presentation details new and existing policy options for social workers who may need to facilitate temporary, voluntary, or involuntary, firearm removal from clients at imminent risk of harming themselves or others. We present the latest research on Extreme Risk Protection Orders and the voluntary Do Not Sell list laws and introduce resources designed for social workers and their clients to explain options for temporary firearm removal.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about new and existing policy options available for social workers to facilitate temporary firearm removal for their clients at imminent risk of harming themselves or others with a firearm.
    • Identify resources for social workers and their clients to understand the options available for voluntary temporary firearm removal.

    Presenters
    Kelsey M. Conrick, MPH
    (she/her) is a PhD student in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington (UW) and a trainee with the Firearm Injury & Policy Research Program at Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. She earned an MPH from UW focusing on the emergency health service utilization of individuals experiencing houselessness. Her current research employs equity-focused mixed-methods and community-engaged research to evaluate policies to reduce the burden of firearm-related injuries and deaths. Kelsey is also interested in techniques to prevent disproportionate effects of firearm policies on communities of color.

    Dr. Megan Moore, PhD, MSW (she/her) is currently Sidney Miller Endowed Associate Professor in Direct Practice in the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, as well as the Co-Director of the Outreach and Research Cores at the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center. Dr. Moore’s interdisciplinary research agenda is focused on health equity and improving social work practice, and health and mental health outcomes for patients after traumatic injury. She is working to 1) address disparities in care and service access, and 2) develop interventions to improve psychosocial care, communication, and care transitions in healthcare settings.

    Ceu's offered
    1 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00

    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.


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    • February 17, 2022
    • February 17, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded February 17, 2022.

    In this presentation attendees will develop an understanding of both resilience and multiple minority stress QTBIPOC experience. Attendees will learn to apply an affirming approach in their clinical work through reflective questioning and experiential exercises.

    Learning Objectives

    • Explore the resilience of the diverse and complex QTBIPOC communities.
    • Understand impacts of multiple minority stress and trauma facing QTBIPOC communities.
    • Increase capacity toward an affirming skill set and approach in working with the diverse and complex QTBIPOC communities.

    Presenter
    Aleks Martin, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDP,
    holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington with an Integrated Health / Mental Health concentration. They have been in the field of health education, community organizing and social activism for over 20 years. Topics of interest they offer are in the areas of LGBTQ Cultural Competency with emphasis on health disparities, racial equity, social justice and cultural humility; Transgender and Gender Diversity, Behavioral Health (Integrated Health, Mental Health, Substance Use with particular interest in Harm Reduction), and "Safety Training" (Safe Space for ALL), a modified crisis prevention/intervention with focus on de-escalation techniques and motivational interviewing skills; including HIV/AIDS/HEP/STI health education and safer sex practices.

    Ceu's offered
    1 CEU
    Member price: $10.00
    Non-Member price: $15.00
    The recording is available to view for free, however this option is not eligible to earn a ceu.

    Once registration is complete an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.

     Questions? admin@wsscsw.org



    • February 24, 2022
    • February 24, 2023
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    Originally recorded February 24, 2022.

    For many folks, societal standards are not inclusive of all. These standards of excellence are often set out of reach and exacerbate the negative talk that we do daily, "What am I doing here? How did I get here? This must be a mistake?" In this interactive presentation, you will learn to SQUASH those thoughts and catapult your self-worth!


    Learning Objectives

    • Understand imposter syndrome
    • Learn techniques to improve your self-efficacy

    Presenter
    Dr. Natalie Hart hails from Tacoma, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She completed her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her master's degree is in Education Policy. Dr. Hart recently graduated with her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, at Rossier's College of Education. Dr. Hart's research focused on Black male student achievement and highlighted the Kingmakers of Oakland program. Her dissertation is titled, "Kingmakers of Oakland: Systematic Change for African American Male Achievement in California." During her time at the University of Southern California, Dr. Hart worked as an Assistant Learning Specialist for USC Athletics and was the Program Assistant for USC's Political Science and International Relations PhD. program. Dr. Hart was the Vice President of the Black Graduate Student Network, Vice President of the JENGA Doctoral Association, and a 3rd-year Graduate Resident Assistant for USC's Residential Education Department. Dr. Hart believes that access to equitable education is the civil rights issue of our generation.

    Ceu offered
    1 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00
    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.

    Once registration is completed an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.




    • March 31, 2022
    • March 31, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded March 31, 2022. 

    This training reviewed sections that are relevant to mental health professionals with clients seeking medical intervention, from puberty blockers to surgery. This training covered what insurance companies and surgeons are expecting in MHP letters. Attendees left the training with confidence in letter writing for transgender, nonbinary and intersex clients.

    Learning Objectives

    ● Become confident in writing letters for access to gender-affirming medical care

    ● Become familiar with resources such as WPATH

    ● Attendees will understand some of the reasons clients seek gender-affirming care


    Presenter

    Leiyomi Preciado
    , CPC, AAC; is a Certified Peer Counselor who resides in Kitsap County. As a Transwoman of Color and a person with lived experience, Leiyomi continues to work with various organizations like Disability Rights Washington, United Peers of Washington, Washington Recovery Alliance, Washington State Community Connectors, and the Office of Recovery Partnerships to educate and reduce mental health stigma within communities and service providing systems.  As Board President of United Peers of Washington, Leiyomi has worked to make services more accessible to people who live in rural areas and foster a statewide community of people with lived experiences. 


    Ceu's offered
    1.5 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00

    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.


    Once registration is completed an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.







    • April 18, 2022
    • April 07, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded April 7, 2022.

    Muslim clients have reported different experiences with therapy. From experiencing religious micro-aggressions to feeling unsafe in the therapeutic space. Muslim clients seeking therapy in the United States are known to face numerous barriers. This presentation aims to provide therapists with an understanding of the different barriers Muslim clients face when deciding to start therapy, important cultural considerations, as well as using multicultural orientation (MCO) when treating Muslim clients. Incorporating multicultural orientation into practice is important to help clients feel more comfortable, accepted, and safe in the therapeutic space.

    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize different barriers for Muslim populations in accessing therapy.
    • Detect possible micro-aggressions towards Muslim clients that may occur in therapy.
    • Introduce Multicultural Orientation (MCO) and explore the importance of a multiculturally informed practice.


    Presenter

    Zainab Akef, MA, LMHCA
    is a therapist at Catalyst Counseling located in Woodinville, WA. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Masters of Arts in Applied Clinical Psychology. Her research areas include: refugees, trauma, as well as multicultural counseling practices. As an Arab Muslim, she is passionate about providing competent therapy to multicultural Arab and Muslim clients.

    Ceu's offered
    1 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00
    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.



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    • May 03, 2022
    • May 02, 2023
    • Zoom Recording
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    Originally recorded May 2, 2022. 

    Understanding multicultural competence and remaining a multiculturally competent therapist requires constant education, research, and work as therapists develop through their careers. It is not a one size fits all phenomenon. Sometimes we make certain assumptions about cultures or people.

    This interactive presentation seeks to discuss some common assumptions that we may make as therapists and help you understand how we can recognize that we are engaging in an assumption. Assumptions are not just about the characteristics or stereotypes about a certain group of people, but they can also be about centering the therapist’s cultural beliefs and backgrounds when diagnosing, treatment planning and treating a client from a different background. The goal is to understand that every person has different experiences within that culture, and it is about asking the client what that culture means to them.

    Learning Objectives

    • What are some assumptions we may make as we aim to use a multicultural orientation in therapy.
    • How we can be aware of these assumptions and navigate them using cultural humility.
    • How we can work within the client's cultural context to help them process and cope with mental health concerns.

    Presenter

    Aishwarya Sastry MA, LMHCA is a therapist at Catalyst Counseling, Woodinville, WA. She received her graduate degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests involve the role and impact of various experiences of upbringing on mental health issues like anxiety and stress. Identifying as South Asian and having lived in India and the US, she brings lived experiences from navigating acculturation, identity confusion and therapy with BIPOC clients.

    Ceu's offered
    1.5 CEU
    Member price: $10.00

    Non-Member price: $15.00

    The recording is available to view for free however you will not be eligible to earn a ceu.


    Once registration is completed an email will be automatically sent with the link. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.






    • July 14, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conference
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    Monthly meeting of the board.

    Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Once registered a confirmation email will be sent with the Zoom link. If you do not find the email in your in-box please check your spam folder.

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    • July 28, 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Video Conference
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    The board of directors would like to invite WSSCSW members to celebrate the closing of our 2021-2022 fiscal year with a virtual annual gathering. During the gathering, the board will share the financial statement from the year, the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, plans for fundraising, a brief report of what was accomplished, the progress with our lobbyist search, and an update on the implementation of the evaluators recent feedback.

    We look forward to seeing you, sharing this space with you, and increasing the avenues of transparency and member involvement.




















Past events

June 23, 2022 How to Start a Private Practice
June 17, 2022 Ethics of Letter Writing for Gender Affirming Care
May 02, 2022 What is Involved in Being a Multiculturally Competent Therapist
April 28, 2022 Board Meeting
April 07, 2022 Counseling Muslims: Tips on Providing Culturally Informed Treatment
March 31, 2022 Letter Writing for Gender Affirming Care
March 25, 2022 Becoming- Michelle Obama Documentary
March 20, 2022 Mentorship Group
February 24, 2022 Being Bold in the Face of Adversity! Examining Imposter Syndrome and Re-Affirming Your Worth!
February 09, 2022 Policies, Resources, and Strategies for Social Workers to Reduce the Burden of Firearm Injuries
February 01, 2022 Buffering Intergenerational Trauma: Child Well-Being and Community-Based Resilience
January 29, 2022 Bridging the Gaps: Mental Health Care for Gender Dysphoria
January 13, 2022 Board Meeting
January 03, 2022 Beyond the Book An Anti-Racist Book Circle: How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
December 07, 2021 Healing Seasons: Preventing HIV Among Native Americans Through the Treatment of PTSD & Substance Use
November 05, 2021 Through An Immigrant Lens
October 20, 2021 Board Meeting
October 16, 2021 Bridging the Gaps: Mental Health Care for Gender Dysphoria
October 07, 2021 Affirming Care for Queer & Trans* Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC)
September 22, 2021 Board Meeting
September 15, 2021 Online Mentorship Group
September 02, 2021 Attuning to Developmental Differences- Mente Counseling
August 18, 2021 Board Meeting
August 05, 2021 Telehealth: How to Practice Across State Lines for Mental Health Professionals
July 21, 2021 Board Meeting
July 08, 2021 A Mind-Body Approach to Race-Based Traumatic Stress Recovery
June 24, 2021 How To Start A Private Practice
May 21, 2021 Beyond Self-Care: Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress through a Skills-Based Model
April 24, 2021 Loss & Grief 101: Clinical Theory, Bereavement Models, Case Conceptualiztion, and Basic Interventions for Grieving Clients-Envision Counseling
March 19, 2021 How Does Teletherapy Fundamentally Change Our Practice? Implications for Ethical, Practical & Multicultural Practice Competence
March 15, 2021 Becoming Anti-Racist: A Life Journey
February 09, 2021 Sustaining & Empowering Change Agents
January 28, 2021 Intro to Health at Every Size: What if Health & Mental Healthcare Was Not Weight Centric?
December 10, 2020 Grief and Complicated Grief for the Mental Health Professional
December 05, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
November 18, 2020 Board Meeting
November 10, 2020 Girls on the Spectrum: Diagnosis and Treatment Concerns
November 07, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
November 07, 2020 Ethics in Rural Psychology- WSPA
October 09, 2020 Looking into the Well: Practices for Embodied Equity
September 16, 2020 Board Meeting
August 26, 2020 Online Mentorship Group
August 13, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
July 25, 2020 LICSW Study Session
July 22, 2020 Board Meeting
June 13, 2020 LICSW Study Session
May 20, 2020 Board Meeting
May 16, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
May 09, 2020 LICSW Study Session
April 24, 2020 Cultural Competence As a Legal, Ethical, and Clinical Mandate
April 04, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
March 29, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
March 18, 2020 Board Meeting
March 05, 2020 Transracial Adoption
February 26, 2020 Trauma Informed Practice: Introduction to Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)
January 18, 2020 Annual Board Retreat
January 09, 2020 Mentorship Group
December 07, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
November 24, 2019 Grieving, Angry, and Scared: Clinical Implications of Climate Change
November 14, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
October 24, 2019 Clinical Supervision Workshop
October 16, 2019 The "Acceptance" in Acceptance Based Therapies
October 05, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
September 13, 2019 Washington State Social Work Licensure Examination Preparation Course
September 12, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
September 04, 2019 What's Money, Sex, Food Got To Do With It? Understanding Intimacy Avoidant Behaviors
August 03, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
July 26, 2019 Psychological Flexibility in Action: An Experiential Introduction to ACT
July 19, 2019 Introduction to Affirmative Mental Health Care for Gender Diverse Clients Workshop
July 18, 2019 Board Meeting
July 18, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
July 12, 2019 LASW/LICSW Licensure Exam Prep Workshop
June 11, 2019 Mentorship Group
June 05, 2019 Annual June Membership Dinner
June 01, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
May 17, 2019 Family Therapy Institute: The Ackerman Relational Approach
May 09, 2019 Social Worker Meet Up
April 30, 2019 Helping Families Through a First Psychosis Episode
April 25, 2019 Clinical Supervision: Theory & Practice
April 06, 2019 Social Worker Meet Ups
March 14, 2019 Social Worker Meet Ups
March 09, 2019 Starting an Ethical Private Practice
March 05, 2019 Psychological Flexibility at Home: ACT with Families
January 10, 2019 Reporting Abuse & Neglect: What Mandated Reporters Need to Report
December 01, 2018 Member Coffee Hour
October 20, 2018 Transforming Powerlessness into Power: Emancipatory Practices for Healing Trauma In Activists and Other Woke Folks
October 03, 2018 Sins of the Parents: Self-Care for Survivors in the Context of the Aging of Abusive Parents
September 14, 2018 NASW 2018 Virtual Conference
July 19, 2018 Board Meeting
June 21, 2018 Board Meeting
May 31, 2018 Board Meeting
May 11, 2018 Golden Threads of Couples Counseling
April 12, 2018 Board Meeting
March 24, 2018 Annual Board Retreat
February 09, 2018 Considerations for Private Practice
November 30, 2017 Clinical Evening Meeting: Keeping An Eye on the Heart: Creative Approaches to Self-Care While in Service to Others
November 07, 2017 Reading Group: Counting on Kindness
November 04, 2017 PART 2: Clinical Social Work Technology Standards Webinars: Ethics, Risks, and Benefits
October 25, 2017 Clinical Evening Meeting: Panel Presentation: Building A Career in Social Work
October 13, 2017 Fall Conference: Culturally Competent Trauma Treatment
October 04, 2017 Reading Group: Feminist Therapy
September 28, 2017 Reading Group: Not the Price of Admission
September 14, 2017 Mentorship Group
June 17, 2017 Mental Health Clinical Practice: Interruptions and Endings
March 25, 2017 Seeing the Water: Racial Dynamics in Our Lives and in Our Work
March 07, 2017 Clinical Evening Meeting: Models of Therapy, Part 2: Psychodynamic, Mindfulness and PACT
March 06, 2017 Associate and Student Meeting
January 31, 2017 Clinical Evening Meeting: Models of Therapy, Part 1: Working with Trauma Survivors
January 26, 2017 Annual Associates Event 2017
December 05, 2016 Quarterly Associate Meeting
November 16, 2016 Clinical Evening Meeting: The Trauma Resilience Model in Everyday Life
July 30, 2016 Clinical Social Work Practice: Interruptions & Endings
June 18, 2016 Racism, Privilege, Clinical Practice Cultural Competence in the 21st Century: Understanding Implicit Bias
May 11, 2016 Clinical Evening Meeting: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*And Don't Have to Be Afraid to Ask!)"
January 28, 2016 Annual Associates Event
November 18, 2015 Clinical Evening Meeting: A Braver New World: Ethical Use of Technology in Clinical Social Work Practice
September 19, 2015 Code Fried: ICD-10 Codes and DSM-5
April 23, 2015 Clinical Evening Meeting: An Introduction to Working with Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Clients
January 14, 2015 Clinical Evening Meeting: Coping with Trauma, Assisting Grief and Building Resilience: The CISM Example
November 01, 2014 Beyond Words: Attachment, Trauma & Implicit Communication
October 01, 2014 Clinical Evening Meeting: The Use of Story in Clinical Practice: Reframing Personal Narratives About Health & Wellbeing
April 05, 2014 HIPAA, HIPAA, HOORAY! NEW CHANGES to the HIPAA RULE for Mental Health Clinicians
November 12, 2013 2013-2014 Clinical Evening Meetings: A Year of Integration & Growth: Continuing the Discussion of Body, Mind & Trauma
November 12, 2013 Clinical Evening Meeting: The Potential Impacts of the Affordable Health Care Act to Clinical Practice
October 19, 2013 Beyond Abstract Language, the Truth of Face-Heart-Brain Communication and the Five Practices of Somatic Transformation
April 27, 2013 “I Googled You!” Staying Clinically Centered in an Online World
April 09, 2013 2013 Clinical Evening Meetings: Staying Clinically Centered in a Constantly Evolving Field
September 28, 2012 Pre-Conference: "I Googled You!" Staying Clinically Centered In An Online World
June 21, 2012 Annual Party of the Membership
October 15, 2011 Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation
October 11, 2011 Starting Your Own Private Practice
June 16, 2011 Annual Party of the Membership
May 14, 2011 Full-Day Conference: Dr. Jeffrey Kottler The Journey of the Therapist: How Clients Change Their Therapists over the Career Span
May 13, 2011 Pre-Conference: Dr. Jeffrey Kottler, PhD.The Journey of the Therapist: How Clients Change Their Therapists over the Career Span
April 13, 2011 End of Practice and Beyond: Transitions, Reflections & Lessons Learned
February 09, 2011 Sustainable Practice: Maintaining A Healthy Practice in the Face of Economic, Political & Professional Changes
December 08, 2010 When Life Happens: The Impact of Personal Life Events on Practice
November 09, 2010 Fresh Eyes: Cultivating "Beginners Mind" Throughout The Clinical Life Span

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