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Greater Sacramento/ Davis District Meeting

  • Saturday, November 16, 2013
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friends Meeting House 890 57th Street Sacramento 95819
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California Society for Clinical Social Work

Greater Sacramento/ Davis District


Medication Management

Presented By: Michael "Mick" Rogers, LCSW

Friends Meeting House

890 57th Street Sacramento 95819

9:30 am Networking

10am- 12pm Workshop



This presentation will focus on the articles and writings of Kia J. Bentley PhD's  (and her Social Work Podcast interviews) about clinical social workers' role and scope of practice related to their client's psychopharmacology. Her ideas challenge the training of older clinicians and fit well with more newly trained clinicians originally trained in the Recovery Model. This interactive presentation will create a safe space where we can identify our biases about meds to ensure they do not interfere with our client's autonomous choice about taking meds.

Come prepared to make art and share its meaning.

Participants will:

(1) reconsider their role and scope of practice and clarify how they will do clinical social work in a manner that takes into account their client's personal meaning ascribed to meds, their client's personal relationship with their meds and how their client's identity changes when they use meds.

(2) explore the ethical issues agencies can create when they demand clients' "compliance" with taking meds. They will identify how they can change their agencies on a mezzo level to clarify that their role is not to promote passive compliance but autonomous adherence.

(3) think critically about psychotropic meds and will better help clients elaborate their relationship with meds and the meaning they ascribe to them.

(4) enumerate Dr. Bentley's best practices on how to make referrals for a psychotropic med evaluation.

(5) elaborate how they will integrate Dr. Bentley's 7 Dimensions of Meaning Making about meds into their practice as well as her idea "medication incites meaning, influences identity and impacts life

Michael Rogers, LCSW, BCD is currently serving as CSCSW's Past President. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1980 and has predominantly worked with children living in poverty and their families. He now works at CSUS’ CAPS program treating college students during the academic year to facilitate his being a PhD fellow at Smith College’s School for Social Work. 

All meetings are from 9:30am to 12pm with networking before and after presentations. Bring business cards, flyers etc. Members earn 2 CE units at no cost. CE credit for non-members is $20.00, no charge to attend without credit. MSW students are encouraged to attend.

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

January 18, 2014
Paula Smith, PhD will present on Adult ADD
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