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    • February 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Terrace Professional Bldg. Mountlake Terrace
    • 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. This group 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 group is open to those who have earned their MSW within the last 5 years.


    About the Facilitator
    Jane Kosloff, LICSW
    Jane received her MSW in 2010 from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Jane has experience in community mental health working with adults with severe mental illness as a clinical case manager, medication coordinator, and intake specialist. Currently Jane works as a behavioral health consultant and is the clinical supervisor/consultant for the social work team at Neighborcare Health.  Jane has a private practice where she practices psychotherapy and provides clinical supervision to unlicensed social workers. Jane’s clinical methods draw from mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. She will become EMDR trained in Fall 2018.

    Jane greatly enjoys working with social workers who are new to field. As a mentor, Jane will help group members reflect on their career goals and their professional identity. Jane will use the power of the group dynamic to help group members think about paths towards licensure, ways to prevent burnout, how to grow clinical skills in areas of interest, and more. The group discussion topics will be greatly influenced by the needs and interests of the group members.

    Participants
    MSW graduates within 5 years of graduation.

    Cost
    $25.00: Members
    $50.00:Non-Members
    No refunds given after commitment given to attend.


    Application Deadline: September 15, 2018.

    Schedule
    Once your application is received, applicants will be contacted to schedule a short interview with the facilitator prior to being admitted to the group. This must be completed before the first group.

    The group will meet the second Tuesday of each month October thru July, 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

    October 9th
    November 13th
    December 11th
    January 15th
    February 12th
    March 12th
    April 9th
    May 14th
    June 11th
    July 9th

    Location
    Terrace Professional Bldg. 5803 232nd St. SW, Suite 2,  Mountlake Terrace, WA  98043

    Parking
    Parking is readily available.





     

    • March 05, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • UW School of Social Work Rm 305
    • 40
    Register

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a 3rd Wave cognitive behavioral therapy that has a strong evidence base for treating the wide range of issues that families experience.  This transdiagnostic approach offers powerful tools for clinicians to use with anyone struggling with the human condition.  This training will incorporate an overview of the evidence base, theory, and processes that make up ACT and offer a number of experiential exercises that clinicians can immediately use with individuals and families.

    Objectives


    1. Understand the core processes that make up the psychological flexibility model.

    2. Learn several ACT interventions that promote mindfulness, values, and resilience for the whole family system.    
      

    About the Presenter

    Josh Cutler, LICSW has trained with Steven Hayes, PhD and Kelly Wilson, PhD co-founders of Act. He is currently developing a virtual counseling program that incorporates ACT as the primary treatment modality. Josh maintains a private practice in Seattle.



    CEU's Offered
    : 1.5 (pending approval)


    Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    Registration: 7:00pm
    Program: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Meeting Location
    UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
    4101 15th Ave. NE,   Seattle, WA  98105

    Directions

    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
    Readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.

    Questions? admin@wsscsw.org





    • March 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • University of Washington, School of Social Work, Rm 305A/B
    • 90
    Register



    Considering opening a private therapy practice, or just getting started?
    We have brought together an amazing group of professionals to help you plot your course towards a thriving psychotherapy business.

    The morning session will discuss the formation of your business structure including legally and ethically required components of your practice documents.

    The afternoon session features a healthcare marketing expert to help you prepare to build a network for referrals and ethically market yourself as a trusted business. The day wraps up with a panel of experienced psychotherapists sharing their best advice about starting out in private practice.

    Objectives
    • List the benefits of forming your business as a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC).
    • List and differentiate legally required from ethically required components of your informed consent document.
    Presenters

    Ross Artwhol has practiced for 19 years as a full-time therapist.  He transitioned from work in university counseling centers to private practice in 2016 and is the owner of Sounder Psychotherapy in Olympia, Washington.  Ross' private practice primary serves couples struggling to improve intimacy both emotionally and sexually.  He also serves as a WSSCSW Board Member and provides ethics consultation to members as needed.

    Frances Schopick, JD, MSW, completed her Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) at the Hunter College School of Social Work in NYC, and a Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of New Hampshire. She worked for nearly 20 years as a mental health diagnostician and clinician in agency, research and private practice. Now an attorney in Seattle, Frances works with counselors who have DOH Board complaints against them and presents on ethics issues, high conflict personalities, and understanding the role of counselors in the legal system.

    Afternoon Session
    Objectives

    • Understand the ethical considerations for social workers marketing their clinical services

    Presenters
    Jenni Scharf has worked in the field of marketing, communications and public relations for 17 years, the past 10 in the mental health sector. She works currently as the Clinical Outreach Supervisor for a eating disorder treatment company.

    Lara Okoloko, LICSW is the Interim President for the WSSCSW and is assisting with the development of materials for the ethical marketing presentation.

    Afternoon Panel
    Objectives

    • Identify strategies for incorporating social justice principles in your business practices.

    Presenters
    Diana Mena, LICSW is a first generation Nicaraguan American raised in Seattle, WA. Diana has a MSW from the University of Washington. Almost three years ago she became the proud owner of her private practice, Esperanza Counseling & Consulting, LLC where she focuses on interpersonal violence and trauma, cross-cultural issues of identity, and the psychological consequences of oppression. She provides consultation on issues of race and social justice with the hope of leaving a better world for the next seven generations.

    Ross Artwhol, LICSW has practiced for 19 years as a full-time therapist.  He transitioned from work in university counseling centers to private practice in 2016 and is the owner of Sounder Psychotherapy in Olympia, Washington.  Ross' private practice primary serves couples struggling to improve intimacy both emotionally and sexually.  He also serves as a WSSCSW Board Member and provides ethics consultation to members as needed.  

    Nathaniel Amos, LICSW earned his BA in English and Women’s Studies in 2008 and his MSW from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. After working in a variety of counseling settings, he relocated to Seattle in 2017 and opened and sustained a full-time private practice. He has a passion for working with survivors of complex trauma as well as being a generalist, seeing clients with a wide range of presenting issues.

    CEU's Offered
    5
    ceu's (3.5 ethics)

    Schedule

    Saturday, March 9, 2019
    9:00am  Registration opens
    9:30am Begin – Lara opening remarks
    9:45am Francis & Ross
    11:00am Break
    11:15am Francis & Ross
    12:30pm Lunch (on your own)
    1:30pm Jenni Scharff
    2:30pm Break
    2:45pm Panel
    3:45pm Wrap Up, Evaluations
    4:00pm End

    Meeting Location
    UW School of Social Work, Room #305
    4101 15th Ave. NE,   Seattle, WA  98105

    Directions
    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 meeting minus a $25.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.

    Questions? 
    admin@wsscsw.org





    • April 30, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • University of Washington, School of Social Work, Rm 305A/B
    • 86
    Register


    Approximately 100,000 adolescents and young adults in the United States experience First Episode Psychosis (FEP) each year, with peak onset occurring between 15-25 years of age. Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia can derail a young person’s social, academic, and vocational development, yet despite these complexities, early intervention with evidence-based therapies offers real hope for clinical and functional recovery.

    Join Merrill Berger, Ph.D,  Director of Harborview's First Episode Psychosis Program, for a 1.5 hour presentation about first episodes of psychosis. Learn about the importance of early intervention and the resources and treatment options for young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis.

    Objectives

    1. Will be familiar with the components of coordinated care for early psychosis and their importance in promoting positive outcomes.

    2. Be familiar with the referral process and location of coordinated specialty care for early psychosis clinics in Washington state.

    About the Presenter

    Merrill Berger is a licensed psychologist who has practiced in both the United States and England. She is a graduate of Boston University and completed her Ph.D at the University of Southern California. In England she was principal child psychologist at St Thomas' Hospital, London. She completed her post doctoral training at The Children's Hospital, Boston/Harvard Medical School.  She is also trained as a forensic psychologist.  She has had a number of clinical/administrative positions including being the clinical director at a small psychiatric hospital in Massachusetts. She is now Director of the STEP-UP program at Harborview Medical Center, Behavioral Health Institute.

      CEU's Offered
      1.5 ceu's (Pending Approval)


      Schedule
      Tuesday, April 30, 2019
      Registration & Refreshments: 6:00pm
      Program: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

      Meeting Location
      UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
      4101 15th Ave. NE,   Seattle  98105

      Directions
      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



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