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Mid-Peninsula District Meeting

  • Friday, February 21, 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 913 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301


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California Society for Clinical Social Work

Mid- Peninsula District




 “Reproductive Loss, Suffering and Resiliency” 

When:         Friday, February 21, 2014.

Where (New Location):  

Jewish Family and Children’s Service

200 Channing Street, Palo Alto (corner of Channing and Emerson)

Parking available – 913 Emerson in underground parking (press button to be admitted) as well as parking on 200 Channing and street 

                        RSVP Preferred

Cost:            CSCSW members can earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Non-member LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs may earn 1.5 CE credits for a nominal fee of $15. Free to audit. PCE#1.


Reproduction is one of the most basic human drives and, yet can be one of the most misunderstood experiences if problems occur. Impaired fertility and reproductive loss create an emotional minefield of loss, grief and narcissistic injury. Clinicians need to understand the unique aspects of the suffering from reproductive loss as well as resiliency factors. This presentation will provide a framework of understanding the social context of reproductive loss, the profound suffering which results and the tools for promoting resiliency in healing.

Sharon  Covington LCSW-C, BCD has given two previous exceptional programs for the Mid-Peninsula District. She is a leader in the infertility field and nationally recognized. She is the Director of the Psychological Support Services of the Shady Grove Fertility Reproductive Science Center in Rockville, Maryland. This is the largest reproductive program in the country. She also has a private practice in Maryland – “Covington and Hafkin and Associates.”  Sharon is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC as well as an Associate Investigator for the National Institutes of Child Heal and Human Development, NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.  She has written numerous publications including Infertility Counseling: A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians – Second


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

Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage MSW students to attend. For more information, contact Virginia Frederick LCSW GinnyFred@aol.com. RSVP Preferred.

Programs for the year: March 21 -- Clara Kwun LCSW – “Clinical Sensibilities as Seen by A Social Work Analyst,” May 16 – Greg Bellow PhD and Elise Miller PhD – Clinical Challenges of Writing for Publication.” Greg Bellow’s new book is Saul Bellow’s Heart.

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