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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.






     

    • April 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conferencing
    • 9
    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
    Zoom Video Conference
    Login details will be sent one week prior to those registered.

    Refund Policy Fees may be refunded up to two weeks prior to the event, minus a 5.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.

    Questions?  admin@wsscsw.org



    • May 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Video Conferencing
    • 59
    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
      Ethics ceu

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

      Meeting Location
      Zoom Video Conferencing
      Login details will be emailed to all registrants one week prior to the event.

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

      Monthly meeting of the board.




      • December 05, 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)








    Past events

    April 04, 2020 Social Worker Meet Up
    April 01, 2020 LICSW Exam Q&A
    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
    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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