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Mid Peninsula District Meeting

  • Friday, April 18, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Jewish Family and Children Services


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California Society for Clinical Social Work

Mid Peninsula District


Laura Gomez, LCSW

“Serving Those Who Serve: Returning Veterans and Their Issues” 

When:    Friday, April 18, 2014 

                    NEW TIME:  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Where:   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 on the street 

Cost:        CSCSW members can earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Non-member LCSWs and LMFTs may earn 2 CE credits for a nominal fee of $20. Free to audit.

Everyone is welcome. We especially encourage MSW students to attend. For more information, contact Virginia Frederick, ginnyfred@aol.com; website registration is preferred.

Overview: “Serving Those Who Serve -- Returning Veterans and Their Issues” will be presented by Laura Gomez LCSW, who works at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Healthcare System as the Clinical Social Work Program Manager. The focus of her team is to assist newly returning Veterans. Some of the functions are to conduct intake assessments, identify psychosocial and medical problems, and prioritize treatment issues. The two signature injuries of the war are traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder. These will be examined in detail. She will use clinical examples to demonstrate these psychological problems and the therapeutic work that evolves. In addition to the psychological dynamics and treatment, Laura will share some of the benefits and services that the VA provides both families and the returning Veteran.

Goals and Objectives:

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to

  1. Learn VA benefits and services
  2. Identify “signature wounds" from the recent conflict
  3. Identify generational issues and needs of the recent returning veterans. 
  4. Understand veteran’s needs vs. family needs

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

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