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Greater Los Angeles District Meeting

  • Saturday, November 16, 2013
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 3267 Corinth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066


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Greater Los Angeles District

California Society for Clinical Social Work



Working with High Risk Patients in Todays' Cyberspace World




Presented By: Rebecca Danelski, LCSW


Rebecca Danelski, LCSW is currently a lecturer at the Department of Social Work, University of California, Los Angeles.  
She teaches Theory and Methods of Direct Social Work Practice courses to first year MSW students. She also is a Psychotherapist in Private Practice, Culver City, CA.  Provide individual and couple    psychotherapy to adults with a wide range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety,
relationship problems, bereavement, and post traumatic stress disorder.  Facilitated a clinical consultation group for beginning psychotherapists.



High-risk patients, often those with Axis II disorders, have always been difficult to manage but the internet poses new challenges for psychotherapists. Clinicians have said "I used to be worried about a malpractice suit now I am worried about a bad Yelp review". This panel presentation will explore how access to your personal information and negative consumer reviews can impact psychotherapy with patients and your practice.


Participants will:
1. Learn at least two ways patients may gain access to therapist's personal information through the internet and how this information can put therapists at risk.
2. Be able to name at least two strategies to minimize the disclosure of personal information on the internet.
3. Will be able to identify at least three strategies for avoiding and managing negative reviews posted by patients on blogs and consumer review sites.
4. How to conduct a sound clinical practice while being mindful of the very real threat the internet can pose.



This course meets the qualifications for 1.5hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1


All meetings are from 10:30 to 1:00 with networking before and after presentations. Bring business cards, flyers etc. Members earn 1.5 CE units at no cost. CE credit for non-members is $15.00, no charge to attend without credit. MSW students are encouraged to attend. We meet at the home of Judy Messinger, 3267 Corinth Ave., L.A. 90066. 2 & 1/2 blocks south of National Bl., 1 block west of Sawtelle Bl. Corinth does not intersect National, within a mile of 10 and 405 junction. Plenty of parking and plenty of snacks. Please RSVP to Judy so there is enough seating, handouts etc. at 310.478.0560 or messingerlcsw@yahoo.com or  simlcsw@verizon.net


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