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    • March 03, 2021
    • (PST)
    • December 08, 2021
    • (PST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom Video Conference
    • 4
    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 an online 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. The groups are open to those who have earned their MSW within the last 5 years, MSW students who are about to graduate, and other Mental Health Practitioners with less than 5 years of experience.

    Group Environment and Structure

    This is not a therapy or supervision group. Mentorship groups strive to create a supportive and constructive environment that allows every group member to share their experience as social workers and work towards their professional goals. Group participants are expected to have done sufficient personal, emotional work in order to have the capacity to support their peers. Fit for this group will be determined through a phone screening prior to completion of the registration process.

    The 2021 Mentor Group will have two terms-- term 1 will meet monthly, March - June and term 2 will meet monthly, September - December. After term 1, group members will have the option to continue, or not, for term 2.

    About the Facilitator
    Emily Fell, LICSW,
    works with adults, focusing on gender, identity and self-esteem. Emily uses movement/breath, psycho dynamic , and feminist frameworks to gain a deep understanding of the people she works with while considering power/privilege and the impact of systems on individuals. Emily’s background in community mental health, crisis management and inpatient psychiatry guide her 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 movement/breath 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.”----Emily Fell, LICSW. 


    • MSW graduates within 5 years of graduation
    • Mental Health Practitioners with less than 5 years of experience
    • MSW Students who are about to graduate 

    Application Deadline- Monday, March 1, 2021


    $40.00: Members

    $70.00: Non-Members

    No refund given after commitment given to attend. A sliding scale fee is available for participants who need assistance.


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

    Schedule, Attendance, and Waiting list Policy

    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. A zoom link will then be sent for the subsequent group meetings. If registration is full, you may join the waiting list and the facilitator will contact you to schedule a short conversation if a space becomes available prior to being admitted to the group. 

    Consistent attendance is important for group cohesion. Please let the group know if you will miss a meeting. If you miss more than one session, your space will be offered to someone on our waiting list.


    The group will meet online the second Wednesday of each month March to June, and September to December from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.


    Term 1:
    March 3rd
    April 14th
    May 12th
    June 9th

    Term 2:
    September 8th
    October 13th
    November 10th
    December 8th



    • June 24, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Conference
    • 59

    In this two hour workshop Jennifer will provide the attendee with a strong foundation for starting their private practice. She will review key components from a high level perspective and will create room within the presentation to answer attendees questions. Attendees will leave the workshop with the knowledge and strategy to be successful in their business venture.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Why starting a private practice now is a unique opportunity.

    2. The pros and cons of insurance and private pay structures.

    3. How to ethically include telehealth into your practice.

    4. The nuts and bolts of starting a business in WA.

    5. How to create effective strategy and systems for yourself from day ONE


    Jennifer Kenneth, MA, LMHC runs a successful private practice on the Eastside serving couples. She has decades of experience as a therapist. During this time, she has forged a reputation as a compassionate, caring, and collaborative counselor, helping clients achieve the connections, growth, and change they crave through a strength-based model.


    Thursday, June 24, 2021
    Program: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, (pst)

    Free Event. Register to attend
    , an email will be automatically sent with the Zoom login details. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.

    Questions? admin@wsscsw.org


    • July 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Video Conference
    • 25

    Join Gail Parker, PhD, (PESI Presenter) in a video training to explore a mind/body approach to stress reduction and trauma recovery from race-based traumatic stress.

    Restorative Yoga supports embodied awareness and enhances an overall sense of well-being. It eases stress, aids in trauma recovery, and is an effective adjunct to psychotherapy.

    When you lose the ability to recognize it for what it is, abusive and traumatizing, and learn to tolerate the intolerable, the unacknowledged pain does not disappear; it just goes underground and can express itself in ways that zap your vitality and make it difficult to live your best life.

    The emotional wounds of race-based trauma land in the body. The resulting pain is not a cognitive experience and recovery cannot occur by talk therapy alone. Sometimes in the face of race-based trauma there are no words to describe the experience, and talking about it can be re-traumatizing.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Determine the difference between PTSD and race-based traumatic stress.
    2. Practice emotional regulation tools such as restorative yoga.
    3. Incorporate restorative yoga as a helpful aid in your treatment planning to help clients cope with race-based traumatic

    Ceu's offered
    1 CEU offered via PESI


      Thursday, July 8, 2021

      Program: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, (pst)

      Once registered and paid an email will be automatically sent with the Zoom login details. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.

      Questions? admin@wsscsw.org


    Past events

    May 21, 2021 Beyond Self-Care: Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress through a Skills-Based Model
    May 19, 2021 Board Meeting
    April 24, 2021 Loss & Grief 101: Clinical Theory, Bereavement Models, Case Conceptualiztion, and Basic Interventions for Grieving Clients
    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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