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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.

    MSW graduates within 5 years of graduation.

    $25.00: 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.

    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
    March 12th

    April 9th

    May 14th
    June 11th

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

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


    • February 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • University of Washington, School of Social Work, Rm305
    • 50

    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. 


    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

      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

      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
      • 29

      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.


      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

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

      Monthly meeting of the board.

      • April 24, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Stimson Green Mansion- 1204 Minor Ave. Seattle 98101
      • 33
      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

      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

      • June 17, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • UW School of Social Work

      Monthly meeting of the board.

      • August 19, 2020
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • UW School of Social Work

      Monthly meeting of the board.

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