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The Art of Psychotherapy Workshop #6 The Middle Phase Continues: Clinical Work with Emerging Patterns

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Online WEBINAR


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Presenter: Wanda Jewell, MSW, PhD, LCSW


This workshop series of the Art of Psychotherapy has been organized by Dr. Tanya Moradians, CSCSW Coordinator of the San Fernando Valley District and Dr. Wanda Jewell, Professor at the USC School of Social Work.

The series focuses on the traditional psychodynamic framework that has been the underpinnings of Clinical Social Work since its beginning. Currently, the Schools of Social Work throughout the country are no longer offering classes on psychodynamic psychotherapy. The psychodynamic framework is replaced with short-term, evidenced based methods of treatment.

By offering this series, we hope that the psychodynamic framework will continue to be learned and understood by new Social Work students, and shared among more experienced practitioners. It is a framework that can also include use of short-term therapies. Although this series is not an exhaustive explanation of psychodynamic psychotherapy, it is offered as a stimulus for those who may be interested to pursue further knowledge of this framework.

In this workshop #6, Dr. Jewell will continue the discussion of middle phase issues.

People tend to get stuck in default patterns of behavior and reactions to life situations, likely learned as safety measures in childhood. The therapist can identify and work with these and other issues as they emerge in the therapy as shifting patterns within clients, helping clients to acquire insight and new strategies for a more fulfilling life.

Dr. Jewell will go into more depth with some of the concepts mentioned in workshop #5: ego functions and defenses, use of theory, and typical stress responses, with examples of how these elements play out as typical coping strategies. We will include a discussion of the neurobiology of trauma and recovery including an introduction to polyvagal theory.

As in past workshops, our format will include a panel of experienced clinicians to respond to audience questions and comments.

Please join us for this discussion on the middle phase of the therapeutic relationship.

Previous recordings of this series, number 1 through 5, are available free of charge to CSCSW members and students and available to non-members for a fee.

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      Dr. Wanda Jewell is a psychotherapist in private practice in the City of Glendale, CA and a professor at the USC School of Social Work in Los Angeles. Professor Jewell is a graduate of the USC School of Social Work in 1987. Her PhD in Clinical Social Work is from The Sanville Institute in Berkeley. She has worked as a psychiatric social worker at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk CA and as a Clinical Supervisor and Family Therapist in addiction treatment.

      Wanda also serves as a clinical supervisor for new MSW graduates.

      Contact: www.wandajewell.com
      wj@wandajewell.com | 323-664-1846


      This is a District Meeting coordinated by the SFV District

      SFV District Coordinator

      Tanya Moradians Ph.D, LCSW
      | 818-783-1881 | tmoradia@ucla.edu

      This DISTRICT MEETING meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

      Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

      Attendance and Registration Policies  

      • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
      • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
      • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

      Cancellation Policy

      • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
      • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
      • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

      Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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