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    • 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

    • October 16, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • 2100 Building 24th Ave S. Room B Seattle 98144
    • 40

    "What you resist, persists." - Carl Jung

    Many current evidence based treatments rely heavily on the practice of acceptance. Yet this is an extraordinarily challenging practice for everyone, practitioners and clients alike. In this workshop, through a mixture of interactive lecture and experiential practices, you will grapple and engage with defining acceptance. With case presentation, metaphor, and somatic exercises we will make explicit the human tendency to hold onto things outside of our control, and how this impacts psychological health. Woven throughout the workshop will be interventions that promote acceptance and letting go that you can immediately incorporate into clinical practice. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand and incorporate acceptance into clinical practice

    2. Apply experiential acceptance based interventions immediately

    3. Resources that will assist with further acceptance based learning

    Ellen Slater, LICSW
    received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and graduate degree from University of Chicago. She operates a private practice in Seattle, WA. In her work she integrates neuroscience and mindfulness/acceptance-based treatments. Her studies, training, and clinical practice have focused on the intersection of spirituality and psychology. After completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training, she also incorporates the body into traditional psychotherapy. Ellen focuses on designing interventions, particularly metaphor and mindfulness exercises, to assist with bringing complex spiritual principles into focus. Ellen is sensitive to biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of wellness, particularly the interconnection of mind-body. 

    1.5 ceu's

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    Registration & Refreshments: 5:30pm
    Program: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Meeting Location
    2100 Building
    2100 24th Ave. South, Room B
    Seattle,  98144

    Located one block east of Rainier Avenue South between South Hill and South Walker streets, in the same neighborhood as Remo Borracchini’s Bakery. There is on-street parking available in the surrounding area. Do not use the garage – it is reserved for employees. 

    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

    • October 24, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • October 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Compass Health, 4526 Federal Ave, Everett, WA, 98203

    NASW-WA is proud to host the following course:

    The objectives of this workshop are to increase the participant's body of knowledge and skills associated with clinical supervision, address issues and concerns of participants in the practice of supervision, and provide a conceptual framework for integrating the vast body of knowledge and skills related to clinical practice. Special emphasis will be on methods of supervision and examining common problems and ethical issues faced by supervisors. The workshop will be presented in a practical manner with the use of case illustrations, videotapes sessions and role-playing.

    Information & Registration:
     Event Registration- NASW WA

    Areas of focus:

    •  Similarities and differences between teaching, training, and supervision
    • The body of knowledge and skills required of effective supervisor
    • Recognizing the characteristics of effective supervisors
    • The various methods of supervision
    • The various models of supervisions
    • The various responsibilities of clinical supervisors
    • The legal & ethical problems

    • This 15 hour course fulfills the training requirements of WAC 246-809-334 to qualify as an approved supervisor.

    Marshall Jung, DSW, Professor Emeritus, received his master's from the University of Southern California and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He has over 35 years of social work experience in the capacity of community organizer, agency executive, educator, writer, supervisor, trainer, clinician, facilitator of retreats, and spiritual director. Dr. Jung has presented supervision workshop for the NASW WA Chapter and for NASW CA Chapter. Dr. Jung is a nationally recognized expert in marital and family therapy. He is also recognized for his expertise in presenting models of practice including but not limited to Structural Family Therapy, Case Management, and the Recovery Model of Practice, as well as for his expertise on clinical supervision and ethical practice. He has provided workshops at numerous national and state conferences as well as for developmental centers, family and social service agencies, mental health, health and residential treatment facilities, and state and veteran's hospitals throughout the Southwestern United States and Canada. He has also published two books on clinical practice the first being Constructional Marital Therapy: Theory and Practice and the second Chinese American Family Therapy. His current interest is the integration of spirituality and ego based psychology. He is currently writing his third book entitled Hope: A Journey Into Mystery and Solitude.

    Information & Registration: Event Registration- NASW WA

    • November 14, 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

    • November 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Verdant Community Wellness Ctr. Lynnwood
    • 49

    As climate change becomes more evident, we, and our clients, face the possibility of an unknown and unstable future. In response to increased awareness and concern, clients may present with a range of existential, climate-specific responses involving anxiety, depression, trauma, guilt, and despair. Mental health professionals are called upon to assist clients in coping with very reasonable fears and fear responses; and to help them find meaning and purpose in the face of a frightening future. In this clinical evening, we will explore research and interventions related to climate psychology; and we will have a dialogue about the challenges clinicians face in working with these themes. 


    1. Identify the ways in which climate change impacts mental health and community health.
    2. Identify the ways in which vulnerable populations are most likely to suffer from climate-related mental health issues.
    3. Identify therapeutic techniques for helping clients deal with climate-induced anxiety, depression and grief.

    About the Presenter

    Andrew Bryant, LICSW has a background in public health. He has a private practice in Seattle, North Seattle Therapy & Counseling, where one of his focuses is on helping clients work through depression and anxiety related to climate change and ecological destruction. In addition, Andrew recently launched a project, Climate & Mind (www.climateandmind.org), aimed at sharing resources and increasing awareness mental health and resiliency in the face of climate change.

    CEU's Offered
    : 1.5 ceu's


    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    Registration & Refreshments: 6:30pm
    Event: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Meeting Location
    Verdant Community Wellness Center
    Cedar Room (1st floor)
    4710 196th St. SW
    Lynnwood, WA  98036

    Verdant Community Wellness Center is located on 196th St. SW in Lynnwood, between I-5 and Hwy 99.

    All vehicles must park in the Verdant marked stalls.
    Please DO NOT park in stalls in front of or next to The Party Store as cars will be towed at the vehicle owners expense.

    Questions? PD@wsscsw.org

    • December 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dirty Oscar's Annex 2309 6th Ave. Tacoma 98403

    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. 

    Ross Artwohl- Email Ross
    Location- Dirty Oscar's Annex, Tacoma

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