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    • January 28, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Video Conference
    • 60


    Today's conventional health/mental health care is weight-centric, which strongly influences diagnosis, intervention, research and individual beliefs about health and mental health. There are problems in this approach to health and making a change in this focus on weight could be just what our healthcare system needs to allow more people to access the health they desire. In this panel a physician, dietitian and social worker will share from their expertise how an alternative approach to health called Health at Every Size is a means to having our healthcare be people-centric. Jennifer Lee, MSW will give an overview of Health at Every Size including information for making your office space accessible and other HAES tips and tricks. Dr. Lisa Erlanger will share about weight-bias and dangers of diet culture including what medical providers often are not taught about weight and health. Julie Church, RDN, CED-S, CD will share how Health at Every Size provides a necessary model for eating disorder treatment and prevention. Bring your questions, there will be ample time for Q and A. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify two ways a weight-centric approach to health leads to negative health outcomes.  
    • Describe ways in which implicit weight bias and diet culture can manifest in social work practice.
    • Discuss the 5 HAES principles and identify how they apply to social work.
    • Identify one intervention to make your own space or practice more weight inclusive.
    • Access resources for further learning.


    Julie Church, RDN, CEDRD-S, CD

    Co-Founder, Nutrition Director of Opal: Food+Body Wisdom

    Lisa Erlanger, MD,

    Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, UW School of Medicine

    Jennifer Lee, MSW, LICSW
    Owner of Wayfinder Counseling, Clinical Supervisor

    CEUs offered


    Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Program: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    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


    • February 09, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Video Conference
    • 75


    How does racialized trauma in each of our bodies impact our ability to engage in anti-racism work? Where do we begin and how do we sustain the dismantling of systemic inequality as mental health providers and as community members? The work we do as healers is inextricably intertwined with social justice and the journey is lifelong. It requires our own ability to ground ourselves and heal in order to maintain present in the work. This interactive session will bring awareness to the racialized trauma each of us carries and it’s role in perpetuating systemic racial oppression. You will have an opportunity to practice techniques to settle and regulate your own internal system as a foundation for effective leadership in anti-racism work. If you’re not yet sure where to direct your energy as a change agent, you’ll have a chance to explore some options and connect with colleagues who share similar interests. 


    • Participants can describe the concept of racialized trauma and how it perpetuates systemic racial oppression.
    • Participants are able to apply techniques to manage their racialized trauma responses and engage as a change agent in their sphere of influence.


    Tanya Ranchigoda
    is a 1st generation Sri Lankan, Canadian, American. Tanya has been an adjunct faculty lecturer at the graduate School of Social Work at the University of Washington since 2010 and has also taught at the Seattle University MSW program. Recently she has started as a clinical director for MEND, a low-fee counseling agency based in inter sectional feminism and social justice work. In addition, she maintains a small private mental health practice where she focuses on supporting individuals and families with adjustment to chronic/terminal illness, significant life transitions, grief and loss, and crisis intervention. She provides individual and group MSW supervision with a focus on BIPOC professional experiences. Tanya’s teaching is informed by a mindfulness framework, anti-racism, and co-liberation. It includes a framework of diversity and inclusion, not limited to, but including discussions on micro-aggressions, power dynamics, and privilege. In the past 5 years, Tanya has provided diversity, equity, and inclusion consultation to profit and non-profit organizations. 

    Carrie Heron, LSWAIC: Principal at Unstruck, LLC, provides therapy, coaching, and consulting with a trauma-informed, social justice lens.  Beginning her career in residential treatment, she moved into diversity training while earning her MSW.  She then spent seven years working on the Learning & Development and Diversity teams at Casey Family Programs.  And another seven years at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, first in Learning, Leadership & Organization Development and then helping to launch the foundation’s first formal Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs.  Along the way she became certified in yoga-based therapy, which solidified her approach of using neuroscience and trauma integration to shift the unconscious thoughts and habitual behaviors that keep people and organizations stuck.

    CEUs offered
    2 cues


    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Program 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    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

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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